Good Trouble (2019) s04e01 Episode Script

Turn and Face the Strange

1 Oh, the applications for the new loft - are on my desk.
- Got 'em.
- And weed out any friends of Kelly's.
- Clearly.
Maybe you should dial me into the interviews.
Okay, you put me in charge.
You need to just let go and concentrate on your act.
How are you feeling? I don't know.
It all happened so fast.
I mean, I can't believe I'm on the road opening for Margaret Cho.
The only bad thing is that they usually hire locals, so I have to pay for my own hotel and meals.
Not complaining, though.
This opportunity is well worth going in debt for.
It's like a dream come true.
A dream well deserved.
Enjoy it.
And don't worry about the Coterie.
I have everything under control.
What's that? - Is that the fire alarm? - I I gotta run, bye! Incoming! I just burned my bagel.
Talk about overkill.
This place is not burning down on my watch.
Yet another reason why I should've been chosen as interim manager.
I have experience with small fires, many of which I have started.
We needed a new toaster anyway, and I'm thinking about replacing that stove.
- With what money? - I'm raising the rent on the new loft.
I appreciate you wanting me to stay.
But I have a job and a free place to live in Santa Barbara and I don't feel right living here anymore.
I can't keep putting you out of your loft like this.
It just It makes sense that I go.
How much? 1850? I'll take it.
Uh, well, you'll need to apply.
And why do you need two lofts? Uh, it's for Isabella.
Oh, well, then, she'll need to apply.
I'll be paying for it.
Well, if your credit checks out, I'm gonna need first, last month's and a full month's deposit before end of day.
I have a lot of promising applicants.
I'm sorry.
Okay, who's cleaning this up? - Hello? - Not me.
Malika Williams? - I'm Malika.
- These are for you.
Ooh, I wonder who those are from.
What're you doing here? I hate my life without you.
I I I love you and I want to be with you.
Just us, like it was before.
I'm I mean, if the offer still stands.
I can't do this right now.
I'm starting a new job in the morning and I need time to think.
Um, yeah, it's okay, I get it.
Malika, have a great first day.
Slash through that red tape.
Love, Dyonte.
They're just from Dyonte, wishing me good luck on my first day at my new job.
Well, I should get going.
- Don't.
- I did not! But do you have $5,550? No, I don't, but I need Isabella to stay.
And I can always ask Yuri for an advance on my next commission.
It's not a big deal.
Well, it's all a big deal.
You're gonna be a father.
I heard you made a choice.
I did! And are you happy? I am.
But I have to go to work, so I'll have to fill you in on the details later.
Has the jury come to a verdict? Yes, Your Honor.
Please rise.
Face the jury.
You may proceed.
In the matter of The People of the State of California versus Thomas Sung, for the charge of murder in the first degree we find the defendant not guilty.
How do you feel? Uh, pretty good.
Do you think he got away with murder? I think there's more to the story.
Why? There was a moment in the trial, Kathleen said something to the jury, they looked at Tommy and he welled up, like he was coached.
And I don't trust anyone who can cry on cue.
Then you'll never trust my sister.
Where's Kathleen Gale? Uh, should be around here somewhere.
She appears to have slipped out.
Any idea where she might've gone? Maybe back to the office? We're not playing games.
And you have 24 hours to make your client available to us for questioning before we issue a warrant for her arrest.
And yours for obstruction.
Journaling? Uh, no, not a journaler.
I'm not into writing down my feelings.
It's weird.
What about you? The same, actually.
But I am keeping a pregnancy journal, for the baby.
- That's a nice idea.
- Yeah.
Gael's mom gave it to me just to kind of like, keep track of the firsts.
You know, like the first ultrasound and the first time the baby moves And kicks.
And the fruit sizes.
Yes! What size is the baby now? Um, a lemon.
Hmm, a lemon.
You're growing a person.
That is so crazy.
Uh, so what were you working on? Earlier, you looked very, very serious.
So I am having a soft opening of my food truck tomorrow night.
- I hope you'll come.
- Of course.
And I'm trying to figure out the food costs.
Don't tell anybody, but I might not have any idea what the hell I'm doing.
Well, I've worked in restaurants since I was, like, 15.
Do you want me to take a look? Please.
Okay, so without a beer and wine license, that means you need all your profit to come from food, which means you can't afford any waste.
So your menu needs some shared ingredients.
Okay, for example, you're only using the burrata for the burrata and tomato toast, right? But what if you use it as an add on for your crispy pancetta points, and the pizza pie toast? Make yourself at home.
Oh, I had to take my heels off and the floor looked, well, like that, so I figured you wouldn't mind.
Well, considering those are Mariana's, I don't.
So what did Tweedledee and Dumb think of my disappearing act? Oh, not amused.
So did you talk to Ken Sung? No.
Why not? I mean, you made good on your end.
You got Tommy acquitted.
All we need from him is proof that his sister's alive and and the FBI gets off your back.
Except things are a little more complicated now.
Why? I took money from Albert Chen's retainer, and I gave it to Denise to help her disappear and get a new identity.
And "sack of shit" Sackolov from my old firm gave my books to the FBI.
So in order to keep me out of jail, we are going to need more than proof of life.
We need Denise to give the FBI something that they can use to help put her husband away.
And we need Ken to convince her to do that.
And by "we," I mean you, because, obviously, I can't show my face right now.
You promised me you wouldn't lie to me again.
I didn't lie.
I omitted facts that, until now, were not relevant.
Don't try to litigate this with me.
I'm sorry.
You're right.
To be honest, I didn't tell you the truth because I did something illegal and stupid, and I didn't want you to lose respect for me.
If the FBI gives my books to the DA, Rothman will make sure that I go to prison.
I'm scared.
And I need you.
Hope you had a great first day on the job.
Guess the next round of drinks are on you! XO, Angelica.
It's good to see you.
It's good to see you too.
- How are you? - What's new? Oh, sorry.
You first.
All right.
I adopted a pet turtle.
Well, turtles are often marketed as low-maintenance pets, but the truth is they need special care and a lot of room to grow.
Also, he can live decades.
So it's a big commitment.
You can tell he's a he? There are eight ways, yes.
No way.
Proof of life was one thing, but asking my sister to get back in bed with the FBI? It's like signing her own death warrant.
She won't have to reveal her whereabouts.
She just has to give them something to put her husband away.
And he'll have her killed.
He hasn't found her, and the best way to ensure that he doesn't is to put him in prison.
Kathleen kept her end of the bargain.
Your son was cleared of murder.
I'm sorry.
I have to protect my sister.
Hey! How was your first day? Ugh, I spent it all in HR filling out paperwork, so not really a first day yet.
You want some tea? Yes, please.
And some advice.
Isaac showed up last night out of the blue.
He wants to get back together and be monogamous, just like I offered before he up and left.
I know you probably think I should feel grateful that he's willing to give me a second chance after I ruined everything.
Not at all.
You don't need to be grateful just because a man loves you.
Look, you have every right to explore what you want and need.
You didn't kick Isaac to the curb.
You were honest about how you were feeling and asked to open up your relationship.
I would never judge you for that.
Thank you.
See, I mean, I get that he was hurt, but I felt abandoned.
Yeah, I know the feeling.
But speaking from experience, Isaac's timing might suck.
But if you do still love him and you want to be monogamous, then the real question is, can you forgive him for leaving? Did you forgive Dennis? I did.
Here you are, sir.
And for you.
So you said that you needed to talk to me.
- What about? - I don't know.
He just texted me that he gave me a glowing recommendation to Jackie and that he needs to talk to me.
I think I just don't respond.
Right? What if he has some intel on Jackie or Revitalize? You shouldn't go in there blind.
I agree.
I think you should hear what he has to say.
If it's not too hard to see him.
It It's fine.
Yes, I needed to talk to you because Jackie wanted me to find out if you could be trusted.
But I didn't ask you here to do her bidding.
I asked you here because I'm curious as to why you're betraying your friends to work for the competition.
Um I'm curious.
Were you aware that Jackie was ripping off Bulk Beauty? No.
No, I had no idea.
And I don't approve.
And knowing you, I would've thought that you don't either.
Well, I don't.
But, you know, the Bulk Beauty girls pushed me out because I was dating you, and, you know, they're taking all my good ideas with them.
So the way I see it, I have every right to take my good ideas elsewhere.
Is that the only reason you needed to talk to me? Is there something else that you wanted to talk about? No.
Um, but you're welcome to tell Jackie that she has nothing to worry about.
Thanks for the drink.
You still got game? What do you think? Show me.
When did you get that? After you left.
Does it mean anything? It reminds me to love myself.
Oh! Okay! I don't know why you thought you could do that.
I see you've learned a few things.
I mean, you know Oh, yeah.
- Oh, you ready now? - Just know a thing or two.
So you you you getting there or something? I'm getting there.
I'm getting there.
- You're getting there.
You're getting there.
- Okay.
Aaah! Thank you very much.
And the crowd goes wild.
Jesus! You don't get married or divorced or have a kid with a crazy woman! I haven't seen my daughter for two years, and just now, she bails on coming to see me for the summer.
She wants to spend it with her friends.
I should never have let her mom take her to Australia.
I missed out on so much of their life already.
Can't imagine not seeing my kid.
If Isabella moves away, I don't I don't know what I'd do.
She's talking about moving until she is closer to her due date.
You can't let her do that.
You don't know if she's even gonna come back to have the baby.
Whatever it takes, if there is a way, you've gotta make her stay.
I owe everything to you and Kathleen, the the whole team.
I really appreciate all you did for me and that you always believed in me.
Yeah, it's easy to believe in someone who's innocent.
To not guilty.
I, um, I know it's It's hard to celebrate when Zack's still gone.
And nothing will bring him back.
It was just like a terrible accident.
And I know how much you loved him.
I need to tell you something.
And you're the only person I trust.
That night, I tried to get away from Zack after we fought.
I went to the drop-off and and he followed me.
He was pretty drunk and still pissed.
I tried to walk away, but Zack started shoving me and swinging.
And, finally, I shoved him away, and he stumbled and fell back over the edge.
And I tried to grab him.
It all happened so fast.
And I didn't think that he'd be that hurt.
I was just so frustrated.
I didn't wanna deal with any of it until he sobered up, so I left the party.
And I couldn't believe it when I heard he was dead.
I killed Zack.
I didn't mean to, but I killed him.
I thought you were done with me.
Nah, I just needed some time to think.
Well, it felt like goodbye.
You know, uh, I asked you straight-up if you had feelings for Dyonte, and, uh, you told me no.
I was confused because I was learning new things about myself.
And I'm still learning.
And I'm I'm so sorry that I hurt you.
I'm sorry that, uh that I left.
But I'm back.
I'm here.
To be with you.
I miss you a lot and, uh I miss you too.
Surprise! We didn't get to celebrate your not-guilty verdict.
This is so sweet.
- Here you go.
- Wow.
What's wrong? You look lower than a gopher hole.
Where did you hear that? Oh, um, I was watching a Dolly Parton documentary.
But, for real, what's wrong? Uh, I can't tell you.
The story of my life.
No, I really can't.
It's privileged.
Well, whatever it is, don't let it spoil your victory.
It's not just that.
Lately, I look in the mirror and I just don't know who I am anymore.
I'm just not where I thought I'd be.
Well, where did you think you'd be? Not here.
You're just tired.
How about a foot rub? Really? Why? Because you're my sister and I love you.
Jeez, stop being so suspicious.
Oh, good.
Here, I have money.
Don't worry, it won't bounce.
It's not that.
I said end-of-day yesterday, and when I didn't hear from you, I leased the loft.
Sumi, seriously? Why didn't Why didn't you check in with me? I did I need this.
I'm so, so sorry.
Shit! What am I gonna do now? Actually I might have an idea.
Wait, so Alice is letting me stay here for free? Good news, you are $5,550 richer.
What? How? Why? Where did you go? Do you know you have a veritable fluffle of dust bunnies under your bed? Why are you under my bed? And what's a fluffle? A large group of bunnies.
And I sublet your loft.
I didn't tell you to sublet my loft.
You had a money problem, and I fixed it.
You shouldn't have to go into debt to pursue your dream.
Okay, yeah, but I don't want some stranger sleeping on my bed.
Uh, it's not a stranger.
It's Isabella.
What? That's worse! I don't wanna take money from a friend.
It's a business transaction.
This is why you get taken advantage of around here, by the way.
You are too nice, but not on my watch.
Absolute power truly does corrupt absolutely.
You'll see, this is good for you and for Isabella and Gael.
It's good for everyone.
Tell that to the fluffle you're about to evict.
Oh, and by the way, Gael doesn't want Isabella to know that he paid to sublet your loft.
- So mum's the word.
- Great! Yep.
Yeah, you can stay here for free.
Wow! That is so nice of Alice.
And now you don't have to worry about putting me out of my loft, so you can stay.
I really appreciate this, but I still need a job.
You can't be the only one working and saving for the baby.
And Santa Barbara's not that far.
It's really not worst-case scenario, okay? It was amazing to see you laughing today.
And excited about the food truck and the fact that you went to the children's ward.
It just It all made me realize that you're ready to live again.
And it also made me realize that you don't need me anymore.
And need was the foundation of our relationship.
You were broken, and I was intoxicated with the idea of saving you.
But you saved yourself.
And there's a big difference between being needed and wanted and I want to be wanted.
I love you so much.
And I will always be here for you.
I love you too.
Well, your truck looks good enough to eat.
- Yeah, that's the idea.
- Mmm-hmm.
You okay? Yeah.
Have fun and get some toast.
Now, you know, this toast is hella bougie.
Yeah, it's extra but it's free.
And delicious.
Girl, you are glowing tonight, and it is not the French toast.
Oh! Excuse me, is that a new tattoo? - It is.
- Oh, boy.
Now what? What? - Isaac came back.
- What? He wanted to get back together.
What? Okay, what did you say? I miss you a lot.
I miss you too.
So much.
But Isaac I moved on.
I have other relationships I'm invested in.
I love you and I wanna always be a part of your life.
If you let me.
Listen, that's what I'm talking about.
- Good for you, Malika.
- Amen.
So does that mean that Isaac is up for grabs? - Now, girl? - I was just playing.
Y'all think I would do that? - Excuse me.
- I don't know, now.
Be right back.
Hey! Okay, he's cute.
Um, hold on one second.
- Hey! - Hey! Okay, she cute too.
I'm glad you both could come.
I've been wanting you to meet.
Dyonte, this is Angelica.
I've heard such great things about you.
Me too about you.
Look at her owning her world.
Yeah, like a damn goddess.
Maybe we should get tattoos.
What? Wait.
Who is that guy? I have no idea.
Who's that guy over there? Joaquin.
He is our newest Coterie member.
He's an independent investigative journalist who just did a five-piece exposé on deputy gangs in the Sheriff's Department.
And best of all, he has a high credit score.
Nice! Good job, Sumi! Thank you.
Well, I should probably go introduce myself since he doesn't know anyone, right? Yeah, 'cause he doesn't know anyone.
- Exactly! - Right.
- Hi, Joaquin, right? - Yeah.
I'm Mariana.
I live at the Coterie.
We have family dinners like once a week.
Well, we're supposed to.
Everyone's so busy.
But I'm sure you're gonna love it here.
I'm sure I will.
Thank you.
I heard that you're a journalist.
That's the rumor.
What do you do? - I'm in tech.
- Ah.
I heard you just did a big exposé on deputy gangs in the Sheriff's Department.
What kind of tech you do? App development.
So were you afraid at all to write about law enforcement? Apps, huh? Like what? Like games? No, it's like, uh, in the beauty area, sustainable shopping.
So did any of the deputy gang members threaten you? Well, they definitely don't love me.
What's, uh, sustainable shopping? Do you always answer a question by asking another question? I thought we were just having a conversation.
Okay, never mind.
You're obviously into playing games.
Or, maybe I just don't like sharing what I do for work with perfect strangers, and my way of politely messaging that is to redirect the conversation.
Okay, well, do you think that that was polite or patronizing? What would you like me to say, "It's none of your business"? Yeah, actually, I would prefer the truth.
Oh, okay.
Well, the truth is I'm seeing someone.
Oh, my God.
Well, I mean, if we're being completely honest, didn't you come over here to flirt with me? Wow! You really are in love with yourself.
No, you were standing alone, and I came over here because you obviously don't know anyone.
Oh, okay.
Well, thank you.
Now I know you.
So I'm gonna go get some toast.
Do you want anything? No.
So what do you think of the new guy? I think he's a dick.
Never mind, I take it back.
Sumi? Bad job! Huh? What did I do? It's nice to meet you.
Nice to meet y'all too.
Heard so much about you.
- Oh, yeah? - Great things.
Yeah, yeah.
I didn't know y'all had dimples though.
- That's cute.
- That's real cute.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Did, um Did Dennis tell you he offered me a job? - Um, that's fantastic! - I know.
So, um, does this mean Yes.
This means that I'm saying.
I can't believe how kind everyone's been to me.
But, of course, that's just a testament to how much they love you.
Oh, they all love you too.
And they're gonna love the baby.
And, you know what they say, it does take a village.
Yeah, I'm really lucky to be a part of this one.
Thank you.
I owe you one.
She knows her stuff, man.
She's good.
She'll save my ass.
How's that going? She was right.
I need to get my shit together, but when I do, who knows what's meant to be? I said I'm done, but still you act like that guy I can't believe we're in this deep Let me remind you On and off and way too often Wasting all our time You and I We ain't been talking It's all on my mind - So you're the new guy? - Yeah.
I have a rule, new guy.
I don't sex where I eat.
Then again, rules suck.
- Let's dance.
- Oh, I don't know about that.
I'm not really I'm not really a dancer, but okay.
Wow, I'm Wow! Yeah, yeah, yeah Said it once, said it twice But you don't remember Hope to get it back but you won't forget me Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Come here.
- Hi.
- Hi.
How's the conference going? Boring.
Uh, but San Francisco is a a big upgrade from last year in Bisbee, Arizona.
Yeah, I'll say.
So, uh, I was gonna wait until you got back, but I just really wanna tell you.
I'm not confused about Dennis anymore.
I know what I want.
And I want you.
Am I on mute here? No, sorry.
Um It's just I I've had some time to think here.
And I've seen you with Dennis, and I really believe that you don't want to still be in love with him.
But I'm just not convinced that you're not.
And I don't wanna be your rebound guy.
I care about you so much that that I don't want to set myself up to maybe get my heart broken.
And if I'm honest, I want someone who doesn't need to take weeks to figure out if they wanna be with me.
I want someone who just knows.
It's strange, right? After everything we've been through, we end up on opposite sides in a murder case of all things.
Kinda seems like the universe keeps pushing us together.
Um I've been thinking about how I can be a little "my way or the highway.
" And I've held everyone up to this black-and-white standard.
But I think we all really just exist in the gray.
And I couldn't believe it when I heard he was dead.
I killed Zack.
I didn't mean to, but I killed him.
You recorded my son.
Why? There was a moment in the trial, Kathleen said something to the jury, they looked at Tommy and he welled up, like he was coached.
And I don't trust anyone who can cry on cue.
Good boy.
He's really selling it.
It doesn't matter.
Tommy's already been found not guilty.
He can't be tried again, it's double jeopardy.
That's true.
But if you don't help Kathleen, I'll send this to Zack's family.
They'll sue in civil court for wrongful death.
Tommy's life will be destroyed.
He'll be branded a murderer.
No college, no job prospects, and you'll end up financially ruined.
So the ball is, as they say, in your court.
I guess, um, what I'm trying to say is I've learned that sometimes when you represent a client, you have to do things you may not feel good about.
And I judged you for that, with the Anwei situation, and I betrayed your trust.
I'm sorry.
I have also learned that betraying your personal ethics isn't always justified, even in the pursuit of representing a client.
And that sometimes, you need someone to keep you accountable.
I still love you, you know? I still love you too.
I I can't keep jumping from one relationship back to another.
I need to figure out who I am and what I'm really doing.
Yeah, I understand.
I support you with that.
I got my own soul searching to do.
I've been I've been thinking like that all of this is as good as it gets.
For me, you know? Maybe it's not.
No, maybe maybe I can have like Maybe I can have the moon and the stars, if I just find the courage to reach for them.
Maybe to do that, I need to make some big life changes.
How big? Big.

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