Good Trouble (2019) s03e14 Episode Script

Picks and Strikes

1 Uh, what are you doing? I work here now.
I need a new job and I need a break from the tech world.
This is my sister, Mariana.
She's our new receptionist.
This is so cool.
It's like Serial.
I'm back.
ALICE: We thought Scott was gone.
Apparently, they have to give him a chance to change his behavior before they fire him.
How are things at the Coterie? There's nothing going on between me and Dennis.
I'm gonna prove that I'm ready to be with you.
Isabella is back.
She's pregnant.
The baby's mine.
And she's going to stay here as long as she needs to.
I didn't hurt Zach.
Tommy is the sweetest guy.
I discovered that Katie and Zach didn't follow each other on any platform.
- She wasn't his biggest fan.
- Are we really going to infer that Tommy's girlfriend is the real killer? If she has motive and opportunity, yes, we will, if we have to.
I know I've been bad Real bad Still, I think I'm gonna do it again I just can't help myself When I get the call - Do you have the cash? - Depends.
You have the names? I can't resist the urge I gotta do wrong They call me trouble Okay.
I was never here.
I'm gonna live it up Until the very end They call me trouble I really dig my name Hey, uh, Scott, can I, uh, talk to you for a second? Until the very end [SCOTT AND SHAUN TALKING INDISTINCTLY.]
I'm gonna live it up Do we have a deal? You bet.
Until the very end Oo-ooh, they call me trouble I really dig my name I'm gonna live it up Until the very end Until the very end Pa-pa-pa Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa Pa-pa-pa Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa Then we'll find our peace of mind You and me, Bel Ami Pa-pa-pa, pa-paaa I can't believe that there are teachers who are campaigning to keep the police on campus.
And they're in the majority.
DAVIA: If only they could see how effective restorative justice has been in reducing disciplinary issues.
You know, maybe Solomon would sign off on, like, an RJ art showcase.
You know, to prove how committed the students are.
That's a great idea.
Dennis? Hmm.
Uh, did you need something? Yeah, I was just gonna get something from the fridge.
Uh, you remember Matt? I'm not sure I wear it as well as you.
We, uh We just had a school meeting.
I should probably go.
- No, you don't have to go.
- It's It's late and, uh I'll see you tomorrow.
- Have a good night.
- Yeah.
Well Can't even remember what I came up here to get.
There's leftover snacks from the meeting.
That's okay.
Um Oh, hey! I, uh, have a gig tomorrow night.
- Oh.
- At Smitty's, if you're free.
If not um, no big deal.
I'll see what I can do.
- It's a school night.
- Yeah, of course.
Putting it out there, you know.
No big deal.
Hmm, okay.
KATHLEEN: Jury selection is the most important part of any trial.
Your job is to watch the potential jurors like hawks.
I want to know every smile, sigh, nervous tic, and eye roll they make.
If they like me, if they hate me "Summons number 7841-C.
" June Patrick.
MARIANA: Wait Wait, how did you know that? I have a photographic memory.
Red blazer with white top-stitching, navy tee, tartan plaid mini kilt, tan ankle boots, pearl choker, and charm necklace.
What you were wearing the first day we met.
Very impressive.
Oh, it's a fun party trick.
We have a limited number of strikes.
If we don't use them wisely, we could get stuck with a few bad apples who will rot the barrel, and then we will have lost the trial before we've even begun.
Watch out for those little doors.
How did Kathleen get that guy to sell us the jury pool list? With Kathleen, there are some questions it's better not to ask.
Here's June Patrick.
That's amazing.
When did you come up with this program? It was a project I did at MIT.
It's just a basic search algorithm.
I made a few tweaks to it this morning.
So if you went to MIT, why are you answering phones here? I just needed a break from the tech world.
Oh, yes.
- - Uh, June Patrick.
Uh, former high school teacher.
Grew up in Pasadena.
Has two kids, three grandchildren.
Uh, political views not clear.
Lots of fun-with-family photos.
So number 12 is a mother and grandmother.
She's big on family.
So will she empathize more with Zack or Tommy? That's what we're about to find out.
What are your feelings towards Asian people? I have lots of Asian friends, but I'm allergic to MSG.
Hey, you sure you don't mind me painting in here? The smell isn't making you nauseous or anything? Hmm, no, no, no.
Not at all.
I'm just happy to have the company.
You know, I really love your art, by the way.
It's kind of like living in a gallery in here.
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
What are you working on? I'm looking at jobs and cribs.
You're not making a Pinterest board already, are you? Maybe a little.
Nesting urge is strong, okay? You know, I would love to do a mural in the nursery.
Like maybe a solar system or something.
Hmm, that'd be amazing.
Or, like, the sky and clouds.
What about, like, an underwater scene? - Hmm.
- Like reefs and fish.
What about deep sea whales and stingrays? Okay, sounds like someone wants a boy.
No, no, no.
Not at all.
I'm just thinking something that's not gendered.
My sister, Jasmine, is trans, and she kind of had a tough time growing up.
Hmm, I never thought about it like that.
Yeah, no one does.
We're socialized to think pink for girls and blue for boys.
But what if we let our kid pick? Hmm.
You know, once they're old enough, let them decide if they want mermaids or monster trucks.
Or both.
I think that sounds perfect.
All right, my beautiful individuals.
We must weed out the problematic sketches.
So, uh, Magda, "Don't Make Me Take Out My Hoops.
" It's hurtful to the Latinx community.
Sanjana, "The Masala Monologues, a One Yoni Show.
" Uh, it's one woman.
It's not inclusive.
- It includes me.
- Well, okay.
Uh, "Conspiracy Theories.
" That's pretty We're good? We good? Yep.
I think, yeah, we can keep that.
Uh, Derek, "Great Al Qaeda Baking Show.
" No? Good.
Just wanted to hear you say it.
Okay, uh, Alice, "The Dumb Asian.
" No, that is out.
"Alice the Nail Lady," out.
"Alice's Mom Wants a Divorce.
" Out.
Oh, by the way, I am just banning all accents.
Anybody ever All our work is being thrown out.
SCOTT: And "Asian TSA Agent.
" What were we all thinking? All right.
We need new material stat.
So pair yourself with a writer, and let's get to work.
All right? Brings me back to the middle school dodgeball days.
Always picked last.
I get it.
This isn't triggering at all.
Anyway, you want to work together? Maybe write a new sketch? I have Sorry, I already said I'd work with Derek.
Have you ever been the victim of a violent crime? Yes.
Did they find the person who did it? No.
She may be subconsciously looking for justice in her own case.
Too risky.
Have you ever received a speeding ticket? No.
He's, uh, too squeaky clean.
And definitely a rule follower.
Prosecution's dream juror.
Are you an animal lover? No, I hate animals.
All animals? Yes, every one of 'em.
MARIANA: Who hates all animals? What a creep.
We move to strike juror number one, Your Honor.
We'll strike number ten.
All right, jury selection has concluded for today.
All jurors shall report back to this courtroom promptly at 10:00 a.
Court is hereby adjourned.
Six jurors seated.
Six to go.
Yeah, we have some good ones in the mix but, you know so do they.
We have to bring our A-game tomorrow.
Okay? And we have got to get Tommy to lighten up.
He's shutting down, and it's not gonna help us if he looks guilty.
Hey, starfish.
How you doing? Great.
Why? What What have you heard? Nothing, but some major emo streaming out of your loft.
Also, Lindsay told me Scott cut a bunch of your sketches.
I think coming back to the program was a huge mistake.
Not only did all my sketches get cut, but nobody wants to write for me.
Why don't you write for yourself? Write your own sketch.
I can't.
I mean, we were gonna, but then Scott came back with his rules and Ruby caved.
So I stood up, and now I'm the comedy pariah.
Well, I think you're a hero.
You've grown so much.
Standing up for yourself and others, that takes courage, and it's very attractive.
Thanks for saying that, uh, but I don't know, feels like a lost cause.
Okay, we need something a little spicier than this tea.
- Chai? - No, silly.
We're going out for a real drink.
- No.
- Yes.
No! - Yes! Yes! - No.
Give me some release Before I'm too far down I'm begging you, Greyhound Save me from this I've been down to the river Where I tried to drown Tales of a long-lost sinner Lost like the chains that sunk to the ground [AUDIENCE CHEERING.]
: Excuse me.
Woo! Okay, wow, that was That's gonna be a tough act to follow.
Um Anyway, hi.
My name is Dennis Cooper, and I'm gonna be playing an acoustic set for you tonight.
If I do say so myself, we killed it today.
I hope Kathleen doesn't notice that some of her scotch is missing.
That is a tomorrow problem.
So why are you taking a break from the tech world? Really, why? I was working with my friends on an app.
We wanted to do our own all-female Fight Club startup.
But I was secretly dating our old boss who was responsible for the toxic work environment that we walked out on.
And when I finally told them, they felt betrayed, and there was nothing I could do or say to fix it.
So now you know the secret underbelly of Mariana Adams Foster.
We all have our secret underbellies.
What's yours? I secretly wish Tony would walk into an open manhole so I didn't get overlooked in his overbearing, privileged, white male shadow.
You can laugh.
But I do love him.
I just wanted to go to court today.
Not that I didn't have way too much fun with you.
It's just [SIGHS.]
sometimes I I feel invisible around here.
Well, you are very visible to me.
I think you're brilliant and definitely the best dresser here.
Uh, next to you.
I'm coming down like pouring rain Novocaine is coming down And I feel it all over You're putting me to sleep.
Thank you for that feedback.
Well, we do have a special guest with us tonight who most certainly will not put you to sleep.
Davia, will you come on up here and give me a hand? [SMATTERING OF APPLAUSE.]
Wait, what are we doing? [WHISPERING.]
Now this might be a mistake That I'm calling you this late But these dreams I have of you ain't real enough - Started - [MIC FEEDBACK.]
past, how the things - [MIC FEEDBACK CONTINUES.]
- Woah! You're trash, man.
- WOMAN: Get off the stage! - [AUDIENCE BOOING.]
MAN: Pay for some singing lessons.
Hey, listen up, a-hole.
I don't think you're very nice either.
Okay? It doesn't even look like you're old enough to have those tattoos.
You should check his ID.
He looks like he's not even old enough to be in here.
Why don't you go home leave them all breathless Thanks God 'cause we feel so blessed Try to stay humble, but we're too magnificent It's a beautiful thing Got this world on a string When you love the one that's leaving you breathless Showing you things that you never seen When you love the one that's leaving you breathless We should go.
Okay, but how was I supposed to know it was a class for senior citizens? It was listed as "water ballet.
" But nothing excuses you from showing up wearing a floral swim cap.
I thought it was going to be cute and retro, like '50s synchronized swimming, not aquatic Zumba for people born in the '50s.
What was your excuse? Stiff joints.
Well, I don't regret it.
It was our first real date.
Ugh! Asian-fetish frat guys incoming.
Ladies, uh, could you, uh, settle a bet for us? So my compadre here has five bucks on you two being twins.
And I'm like, "No, they're just friends.
" - We're not twins or sisters.
I can totally tell you apart.
I mean, I did a semester in Tokyo.
So ignorant to think that you can't tell the difference between a Japanese person and a Korean person.
We're Chinese.
SUMI: And, actually we're dating.
Oh, too bad.
What a waste.
They're totally gonna do it, right? Never fails.
Unless [WHISPERS.]
: Can we watch? BOTH: No! Gross! It's always the same.
You know, those kind of guys act like they can say anything to us.
Because they don't really see us as people deserving of any kind of respect.
We're just fantasy objects.
Hey, girl.
Does anyone ever tell you you look just like Lucy Liu? [FAKE LAUGHS.]
Do I? And Gemma Chan, Jamie Chung.
- Hmm.
- Kelly Marie Tran.
- Kimiko Glenn.
- Ah! Aqua-fina.
You mean Awkwafina? No, baby.
'Cause you are fine.
Okay, now that is a sketch.
- MAN: Here you go.
- Thank you.
I haven't been bounced from a bar in a while.
I'm so sorry.
No, I loved every minute of it.
I'm sorry I dragged you up on the stage.
Smitty's has changed.
It's gone downhill.
Uh, no, it hasn't.
It's always been downhill.
Really? Yeah.
I think maybe you've changed.
To be honest, I love music, but I don't love the music scene anymore.
And, uh I didn't I didn't have a gig when I asked you.
I had to pay to get a spot tonight.
I heard you and Matt talking about school and kids.
You have that shared passion, and I guess I just wanted to share something that we were both passionate about, which turned into a complete disaster.
No, not a complete disaster.
We shared our passion for making a scene.
I just wish that I knew what I loved doing.
Well, you love cooking.
I love you.
If you want them maybe We can kick it like Let's kick it like Late night on the street Sipping on Bacardi Take me back to the '90s And let's kick it like And let's kick it like [MUSIC DISTORTS AND STOPS.]
Well, you love cooking.
Yeah, I do.
We really miss you cooking at the Coterie.
It used to smell so good, and now it just smells like $40 candles to mask the scent of week-old takeout.
Well, cooking for people is a passion, I guess.
Well, I wish you cooked this because it kind of sucks.
It really does.
Oh, uh, you should talk to Tommy.
He likes you, but do it alone.
Good morning.
Hi, good morning.
How do you think it's going? Do you think we have a good jury? KATIE: I don't like juror three.
I feel like she has a crush on the cute prosecutor.
Uh, well, we have jurors we think like us.
By the way, um, tell your friend Izzie I say hi.
It was really nice of her to come see us.
I didn't know you spoke to Izzie.
Tommy, um, could we have a word in private? So, um, I know you're scared, but it can't look like you're shutting down in there.
I'm trying not to.
I just I don't really know when I'm doing it.
Yeah, okay, um Well, how about when I need you to lighten up, I'll, um, touch my right ear.
It can be, like, our little secret signal.
Yeah, of course.
Okay, the last couple of rounds of jurors have been complete duds, so both sides have two strikes.
With five jurors to go, we can't afford to waste any.
So what have you got? So juror number 11 has almost no social media profile to speak of, but seems to have an antagonistic view on romantic relationships.
Yeah, he's an incel.
I know an angry virgin when I see one.
There goes one strike.
Okay, so what about juror number one and number two? I mean, it's a bit of a conundrum on both sides.
Asian jurors generally have a reputation for being more pro-prosecution, but Rothman will almost certainly strike him since he and Tommy are of the same race.
Black jurors, on the other hand, are historically more likely to question police testimony and favor the defense.
But he's a Marine, and military tend to give tremendous weight to authority figures.
I mean, I just can't risk having that on the jury.
That's our last strike.
Okay, what if I told you He helps build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
He voted for Obama and Hillary Clinton.
- Aww, and he rescues - Cats.
He has high empathy.
Not your typical jarhead.
This could be good for us.
I agree.
So what we need to do is make Rothman think we're gonna strike the Marine, so he doesn't.
Okay, how do we do that? Ask him a question that goes to his military service? Something about chain of command.
He will answer like a good soldier, which'll make Rothman think that we won't want him.
Callie, you'll do it.
But it was my idea.
You tend to come off a little arrogant, Tony.
The jurors don't respond to that.
No offense.
None taken? It's in your hands.
Bait Rothman into our little trap.
Uh, unicorn fetish pig incoming.
God, I hate those porkers.
What's up, unis? Looking good.
Care to settle a bet for me? Are you two twins or just friends? We're not related.
We look nothing alike.
I mean, I totally knew that.
I did a semester abroad at North Pegasus State.
- So - We're unicorns.
Not winged horses.
Not all equine-sapiens look alike.
Okay, whatever.
Hmm, care to dance? [SNORTS.]
Actually, we're dating.
We're about to trot home and canter up a little foreplay.
Gallop into the sheets and ride to the finish! Oh, sweet.
Uh, I haven't seen this sketch before.
Which Uh, which writer wrote it? Did you, uh Hello? Which writer wrote it? Actually, I wrote it.
Juror one, what do you do for a living? I'm retired, was a life-long Marine.
Oh! Well, thank you for your service.
Uh, when you retired, what rank were you? Master Gunnery Sergeant.
CALLIE: Wow, that's impressive.
Um, during your time in the Marines, did you ever question a superior officer's order? No, ma'am.
- CALLIE: Not once? - JUROR 1: Never.
Even if you thought they were wrong? JUROR 1: You don't question your commanding officer.
CALLIE: Thank you, sir.
No further questions, Your Honor.
JUDGE: The court will take a 20-minute recess, and then counsel will make their next round of strikes.
ROTHMAN: They're clearly going to strike the ex-Marine.
That saves us a strike.
I'm not so sure about that.
Why not? Just a hunch.
You wrote it yourself, Kwan? Well, uh, comics may collaborate with the writers, but they are not permitted to write on their own.
So you can't just come in here and change the rules.
So I'm sorry, the sketch is out.
Actually, Alice didn't change the rules.
When you were at sensitivity training for that one day, we decided to give the comedians more creative agency.
SCOTT: By "we," uh, do you mean you and Alice? 'Cause we certainly know who's calling the shots around here.
"We" as in me, who is now co-directing this program.
Assistant director, I believe is the official title.
Yeah, well, the point is Alice's sketch killed and deserves to go to the next round.
Very, very funny, Kwan.
Let's have you collaborate with Jeremy, please, and I will send you notes, uh, by tomorrow.
- How's everything going? - Great! Great.
We are working hard and making a sensitive and inclusive showcase.
- I'm glad to hear that.
- Yes.
Great job, everyone.
- Uh, have a great night.
- RUBY: Great job.
I work so hard Take the world And that's just the start 24/7 all the time Triple macchiato, please.
Got it.
Why don't you just inject it - into your veins? - Oh, I would if I could.
Jury selection is tedious work.
How are you feeling so far? Pretty good.
You? We're pretty confident.
Why do I get the feeling you're gaming us with the ex-Marine? I have no idea.
- Why do you? - You have certain tells.
Especially when you're trying to pull one over on someone.
- Really? - Mm-hmm.
You bite your lower lip.
Okay, you think you know me so well? Yeah.
- CALLIE: Oh, you have your own tells.
- JAMIE: Ha! Like, uh, whenever you're unsure about something, like right now, you, uh, kind of squint and lift up your chin.
What other tells do I have? Oh, if I reveal those, then you'll try to hide them from me.
Where's the fun in that? Coffee break with the opposition? BARISTA: Order for Callie.
I was just leaving.
- Hey.
- Hi.
What was that all about? It's nothing.
Isabella? Hey! I didn't see you there.
I was just picking some mint from the garden.
Do you know something I don't? I found out before we talked.
So we're having a girl? I'm so sorry.
I didn't know about your sister yet, and I I feel so embarrassed.
But I was just going over the Pinterest boards to make it more gender neutral.
It's okay.
Um, I should have asked you before I looked at the results.
I'm I'm just still not sure how involved you want to be.
Well, we should probably start talking about that.
And how we're gonna do the co-parenting thing.
I guess we should be as prepared as we possibly can, huh? Mr.
Rothman, your move.
Prosecution moves to strike juror number two, Your Honor.
KATHLEEN: Predictable.
Of course, you would strike the only Asian juror that we've had so far.
It's a little easy, don't you think, Kathleen? - JUDGE: Counselors, please.
- [SIGHS.]
Of course, Your Honor.
The defense would like to strike juror number 10.
JUDGE: So noted.
You each have one strike remaining.
The prosecution moves to strike juror number [TENSE MUSIC PLAYING.]
JUDGE: So noted.
Rothman, you are out of strikes.
Gale? We will use our final strike on juror number 11.
JUDGE: And noted.
One second, please.
Very good.
Thank you very much, everyone.
Court is adjourned.
Well, I just got played like a fiddle.
Looks like you were right, Hunter.
Good news is now we know you can read her.
That'll come in handy at trial.
DAVIA: And that's why I'm not legally allowed to own fireworks anymore.
Yeah, that makes sense.
Should never have been allowed in the first place.
What're we doing here? - We hated this food.
- We did.
But we're not going to hate it anymore, because I bought it.
This is what I'm gonna do.
This is my new passion.
I'm gonna cook for people.
Oh, wow.
It's a quick decision.
I know it seems impulsive, but It's gonna be great.
Uh, hey, Rowan, your photographic memory gave us the edge over the DA.
And your character analysis was spot on.
Thank you for being a team player and staying behind.
You'll be going to court with us from now on.
Well, I couldn't have done it without Mariana.
She's a computer whiz.
Well, thank you both.
I mean it.
You make a great team.
Oh, I'm going to miss you now that it's just going to be me at the office.
I guess it's back to answering phones.
I know you don't need my advice, but there's got to be another tech job out there that's not horrible.
Because you're wasting your considerable talent and killer shoe game hiding out here.
Oh, uh, I'd watch my back if I were you.
Oh, is someone out to get me? Prosecution, second chair, Nicolette.
Over the case? Don't be naive.
If I'm reading things right, which I usually do, she's into Jamie.
Well, she has nothing to worry about.
Yeah, I'm, uh I'm seeing someone.
And it's serious.
That was fast.
Does he know that you are still in love with your ex? To new and improved Alice.
Well, thank you for encouraging me to write my own sketch.
Thank yourself for doing it.
I think you're right.
I have changed.
I never would've been able to stand up to Scott, or anyone, before this program.
So if that's all that comes from this, maybe it'll all have been worth it.
That's not all that's gonna come from it.
You are gonna get an agent and that $70,000 talent deal.
Woah, slow your roll, sister.
New Alice does not think small.
Why couldn't it be you? Hey, what are we drinking to? Uh, just Alice's new sketch.
Oh, then I gotta get in on this.
I played a hilarious pig.
Oh, well, I should go.
I have drinks with Ruby.
Wait, I thought that wasn't happening anymore.
It's just casual.
Friends I think.
Anyway, enjoy the rest of your night.
What? Nothing.
Well, now, I really wish I didn't have to go to work.
It's okay.
I just needed to do that.
Hey, what if I take a break from work on Saturday, and we spend the whole day together? I'd love to, but I have this parenting class with Isabella in the afternoon.
She found out the sex of the baby.
And that got us into a whole discussion of gender and gender roles.
And we realized that we've so much to talk about to make this work.
I mean, that all sounds amazing.
Maybe we could spend the morning together? And hopefully the night? Yeah, sounds good.
You should get to work.
- May I? Thank you.
- Mm.
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh Now this might be a mistake That I'm calling you this late But these dreams I have of you ain't real enough Started bringing up the past How the things you love don't last Even though this isn't fair for both of us Ooh-ooh, maybe I'm just a fool I still belong with you Anywhere you Anywhere you are Ooh-ooh, these minefields that I walk through Ooh-ooh, what I risk to be close to you Ooh-ooh, these minefields keeping me from you Ooh-ooh, what I risk to be close to you Close to you Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh [KNOCK ON DOOR.]
You ready to go? - Yeah.
- Ooh-ooh These minefields that I walk through Ooh-ooh, what I risk to be close to you Ooh-ooh, these minefields keeping me from you Ooh-ooh, what I risk to be close to you Close to you Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh Now this might be a mistake That I'm calling you this late But these dreams I have of you ain't real enough
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