Good Trouble (2019) s04e05 Episode Script

So This is What the Truth Feels Like

Don't you think it's odd that your old partners are signing the same brands we're targeting? Liza is on to me.
If we keep landing brands they're after, she's going to realize what I'm doing.
- How long have you been homeless? - Since I was 14.
Hey, man, that's my stuff! Can't get a regular job.
That's the thing about being invisible.
No one cares when they erase you.
Come work for me.
You don't have to be poly to date someone who is, but you do have to be cool with it.
Once a week, I'm gonna take the truck to the hospital and I'm going to bring up warm meals to the parents of sick kids.
I want to do something that inspires me to love my body and to feel powerful and confident and like I deserve to be here.
All right.
I need you all to choose your burlesque names.
Who do you want to be on stage? Your character will help inform your story in the show.
If you're not sure, sometimes it's helpful to ask friends questions about how they perceive you.
What word, animal, drink describes you? Hi.
This will just take one second.
Um, if you had to pick one word to describe me, what would it be? Uh fierce.
If you had to pick a word to describe me, - what would it be? - Angry.
- Assertive.
- Unstoppable.
What kind of animal would I be? - Lion.
- Lion.
- A barracuda.
- Eagle.
No, no, no.
Honey badger, 'cause you don't give a - Food? - Jalapeno poppers.
- Hot wings.
- Blood sausage.
Funnel cake.
Haggis, haggis.
What kind of flower would I be? Angel's trumpet.
A rose, uh, but with the thorns.
- Poinsettia.
- Aren't those poisonous? It's deadly but beautiful.
Language? Russian.
Uh Scottish.
Or like No, something Slavic like Croatian.
- Wait Hey - Thanks, Kelly.
I thought we were gonna do me now.
Thank you so much, Kelly.
You've been a huge help.
Was it something I said? - I missed you.
- I missed you too.
You've got a lot of things going on, Ms.
Yeah, I'm stretched pretty thin.
- So, how's the new job going? - It's good.
Lucia's reading my proposal for the women's center.
- That's fantastic! - Yes.
And how's things with Angelica? - So - Mm-hmm.
If you don't have any plans, Thursday, I was thinking I could make some dinner at my place.
- Ooh.
- Hmm.
And as much as I would love to, I can't.
I made plans with Davia and the girls.
- I'm sorry.
- No, that's not a problem.
We'll find another time.
Maybe this weekend? I'm working.
It's okay.
We'll figure something out.
Angelica is good.
I really like her.
That's nice.
So who gets to win the Archambeau Cosmetics pitch? Us.
We have a killer new pitch deck.
Yeah, agree.
It's a big brand and Revitalize won the last one.
Pitch meetings are scheduled so close together.
What if we all run into each other? Hopefully, we'll just meet in passing, if at all.
What's wrong? Looks like our competition is pitching today too.
- We have competition? - Barely.
They call themselves Bulk Beauty, but they're an independent startup with none of the resources we have at Hallis Group.
She used to work for them.
They pushed me out over money.
It was ugly.
- Oh, my God.
- What bitches! There is one more thing.
- Jackie made Evan our mentor.
- Wait.
- What? - Why? She's still suspicious of you? I'm not sure.
I asked Evan, and he said it wouldn't "behoove" him to say no.
That sounds suss.
Well, he promised that he would be hands off, so hopefully he won't be around much.
What is he doing here? Evan's well connected.
Jackie thought his presence could help us land the brand.
Texting with your old friends? What? No.
I'm I'm texting my gynecologist.
Yeah, she saw something on my pap, but it turned out it was nothing.
All clear.
Sorry about the wait.
Bulk Beauty? - Yes.
- They're ready for you now.
Hey, you okay? Hi, everybody, my name is Stacey.
Welcome to your first baby basics class.
Let's get started.
- This way? - Um Oh.
Okay, okay.
I got it.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Okay, I'll check Oh, shit.
- How's it going? - Okay.
Don't knock the wind out of it.
Um It's okay.
So You don't look hungry.
Why should we support your drug habit? Get your filthy crap off our street.
And get a job.
Thank God we locked in our night nurse back when I found out I was pregnant.
My mom is coming to stay with us for the first three months.
We found a great nanny.
How much maternity leave are you guys taking from work? - Three months.
- Same.
It's going to be pilot season, so I'm only taking eight weeks.
Have you guys applied for a preschool yet? For sure, yeah.
How about you? Have you and your husband applied to preschool yet? Oh, um, no, not yet.
We didn't realize you did that so soon.
Oh, honey, you have to get on it.
The wait-lists are miles long.
She's right.
Believe it or not, you need to apply the minute you find out you're pregnant.
- That's true.
- There's just a lot of competition.
All right, everyone.
Let's take our seats again and get ready to talk birthing plans.
Nice to meet you.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
I'm so glad you could join me.
Oh, thanks for asking.
It's so great to get some face time with you.
Oh, I'm sorry, I'm always being pulled in so many directions, but I did have an ulterior motive.
I read your proposal for the women's center and I think you did a great job.
Oh, wow.
Um, that means so much.
I still have to weigh my other priorities and initiatives, but I'm considering sending it to the council floor for review.
Okay, that would be amazing.
It's a good idea.
So cheers to a job well done.
Thank you.
So now that you're not working at Douro anymore, do you see much of Angelica? Oh, um, I mean we try.
But, you know, we're both pretty busy.
You know that Angelica and I used to date, right? Yeah.
Do you know if she's seeing anyone? Oh, I don't really know.
I mean, she hasn't mentioned anyone.
Of course.
I I was just wondering.
Well, you guys still talk though, right? Uh, she reached out to me about helping your friend.
But other than that, not really.
I guess I just miss her.
We didn't break up because we didn't love each other.
I was just so busy.
The job was so new.
But now who knows what could happen? Right arm in, tuck our friend, left arm in, and tuck again.
Oh, my God, I'm doing it! Scoop the butt, one last tuck.
Yay! Oh, it's a little bear burrito! It's a bear-ito! I wish those perfect moms could see me now.
Oh, they're not perfect.
You didn't talk to them.
They have everything figured out.
Is that why you let them think that I'm your husband? - I'm sorry.
- It's okay.
It's just they're all married or they have committed partners.
And I just didn't want them to think I was this unwed mother who got knocked up during a one-night stand.
Isabella, they're not better than you.
And I don't mind them thinking that we're married.
But I also want to let you know that just because we're not together, it doesn't mean that you don't have a committed partner too.
Thank you.
Um, so should we talk about our birth plan? Oh, yes.
Who knew there were so many methods? I think that we can cross off water birth and orgasmic birth from the list.
That makes sense, yeah.
Uh, and hospitals just feel so sterile, so I don't know, what if we did a home birth? I I love the idea, if you do.
Yeah? Would we do it here at The Coterie? I mean, yeah, the baby would be surrounded by a lot of love.
Okay, then, I think that's our plan.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
- We're doing it? - We're doing it.
- Okay.
- Right here.
Okay, I know you're mad.
I just got off the phone with Archambault Cosmetics.
We won the pitch.
Yes! Yay! Congratulations.
- It was all Mariana.
- Totally.
Mariana killed it.
I am so sorry.
Archambault Cosmetics was supposed to be ours.
I know, but I couldn't tank the pitch with Evan there.
He knows me.
He would have seen right through what I was doing.
And you've been winning so many pitches without me.
But this is unsustainable.
We can't keep alternating wins.
Mariana can't keep doing this.
We're going about this all wrong.
Jackie stole our idea, and we've been trying to compete on a level playing field.
What we need to do is make our app better.
We need a big new idea that they don't have - and can't steal.
- You're right.
So we need to get out of competition mode and get back into innovation mode.
And we need to get you home with us.
- We miss you.
- Yeah.
I miss you too.
So much.
And Ava and Raisa are actually really nice girls.
I don't like deceiving them.
Well, don't forget whose side you're really on.
I won't.
All right.
Let's start brainstorming.
What can we do to make Bulk Beauty better? Ooh, this place got the finest bartenders.
It used to.
The hottest one quit to go make the world a better place.
Speaking of, how did drinks with Lucia go? Is she going to push your proposal forward? She says she's seriously considering it.
- That's fantastic! - Yeah.
- And she asked about you.
- Oh.
Like, if you were seeing anyone.
Oh, my God.
What did you say? I lied and told her I didn't know.
I was so caught off-guard.
And she was also pretty clear that she's not over you.
Did you know that? Yeah, I know Lucia didn't want to break up.
But she was married to her work.
So should I tell her about us? I don't want to complicate my position at work or make things awkward for Lucia or you.
But, I mean, what if she finds out I lied? I think honesty is the best way to go.
On the other hand, sometimes what someone doesn't know can't really hurt them.
I was thinking I could make some dinner at my place.
I can't.
I made plans with Davia and the girls.
I'm sorry.
Excuse me.
Can I get a drink? Okay, so here are the shelves.
All right.
So how do you know Joaquin? Uh, we, uh We met on a story he's working on.
Oh, what about? The unhoused.
Oh, that's such a problem.
I don't know what we're going to do with all those people.
It's so tragic.
So can you fix it? Uh, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
No, uh No problem.
But, um, could I actually borrow some tools? I just I don't have mine on me.
Uh, yeah, I'm sure we have some lying around.
I'll go grab them.
Thank you.
And it's cool to, uh, make noise? Oh, yeah, don't worry.
Everyone up here is at work during the day.
That's it.
That's my character, and my burlesque name is Cotton Candy.
Well, I have to be honest.
I don't know you that well yet, but nothing about that really seemed true to you.
Where's the girl from the "Fat Bitch" Video you submitted for your audition? I'd like to see more of her in your persona.
Poppie, you're up.
Who are you and how are you doing my dance? Oh! Uh-uh, I am sorry.
Uh, I thought I was alone.
Um, I'm actually a friend of Joaquin's, and I'm, uh I'm just staying in his loft for a couple days while he is out of town.
And it was just, uh, last night, I I came up to use the bathroom and I I just saw you.
No, no, no.
Um, I did not mean to invade your privacy.
It's It's just that I'm a I'm a dancer or I want to be.
And and just what you were doing last night was It was just really beautiful.
Well, at least someone liked it.
Who doesn't like it? I'm rehearsing for this burlesque performance, but don't tell anyone that.
This director doesn't think that my character feels true to me, but, you know, maybe I don't want to be me because that hasn't really been working out so great lately.
And I thought my burlesque persona was supposed to be my alter ego.
You know, why do I always have to be the "Fat Bitch"? Why can't I just explore other parts of me? I'm sorry, I am clearly still processing.
No, no, no, it's okay.
I mean, I don't think anyone can tell you, like, what's true to you.
I mean, people think they just know your whole story.
I mean, but no one knows all of you.
Actually, that's one of the things I love about dance, is that you really can just disappear into any character and, like, be whatever you want to be.
I mean, you just gotta own it.
Right? What did you say your name is again? Ah, Luca.
Nice to meet you, Luca.
I'm Davia.
I thought I might find you up here.
I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Is is the food ready to take up to the children's ward? Yeah, but we got a minute.
Aren't they adorable? So tiny.
When Jacob was born, he would grab my finger with his little hand.
He was so perfect.
It really is the happiest day of your life.
Okay, um let's go get the food.
Dennis? Hey, Dennis.
I'm pregnant, and Nathan and I are getting married.
How are you? I'm okay, yeah.
Yeah, you you got a boy.
Um, congratulations to you too.
Um, thank you.
Well, we should get going, huh? They're bringing the car up.
It was nice to see you.
And, really, congratulations.
Thank you.
Was that your ex? Dennis, I'm so sorry.
That that must've been so difficult.
Um, okay, let's Hey, let's go get the food, okay? I can't.
I can't, I can't.
I can't do this right now.
What about the families? You can take the food to them.
I'll pay you double time, I don't care.
I understand that you're hurting, but those families are hurting too.
I gotta get out of here.
You can't turn your back on them.
Hey, hey.
You made a commitment to them.
- Dennis, you need to do this.
- I can't.
I'm sorry.
- Dennis! - I can't do it.
The grief makes you wanna pull back and isolate.
What you really need to do is reach out to people.
I had a son.
His name is Jacob, and he died when he was six years old.
I mostly kept it to myself because I couldn't deal with talking about it.
I can't hide anymore.
Okay, guys, we have plenty of food, so please eat all you want.
Hey, let me help you with that.
Thank you for all of this.
It is delicious, and it really means the world to us.
You're welcome.
You're welcome.
So, um, I didn't change my routine or my character because I came here to celebrate my body and my sexuality and to explore different sides of me, you know, ones that I don't always show to the rest of the world.
I am more than just one thing.
And I really believe in myself and this character.
So I'm sticking with Cotton Candy.
That's all I wanted to hear and see.
Good work.
Hey, um I know it took a lot for you to come back and feed all those people today.
I can't imagine how hard it was to see your ex-wife and her new baby.
Jen was the only person who could truly understand what we went through and how hard it was to lose Jacob.
And now she's moved on.
Just because she had another baby doesn't mean she's not still grieving Jacob.
I know.
I guess I just feel more alone.
I'm so sorry.
It It's my fault that we were even in the maternity ward, - and I just felt - No, it's okay.
We had Jacob there.
When Jen went into labor, uh, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, so she had to have an emergency C-section.
Oh, my God! That sounds so scary.
It was terrifying, but the doctors and nurses were extremely supportive.
So I'm not surprised that she chose that hospital again.
They have a great team, if you guys are considering a hospital birth.
Anyway, thank you for being there for me today.
I'd appreciate it if you didn't tell anybody about Jennifer.
- I just - Of course.
Good night.
- Hey.
- Hi.
How'd it go, uh, with feeding the families at the hospital today? It was wonderful.
Dennis was amazing.
I think he made the families and kids feel really loved.
I'm really proud of him.
- That's great.
- Yeah.
So I was reading about home births, and I saw some good reviews on a few doulas.
I was actually just talking to Dennis about this.
I think maybe we should do a hospital birth.
Like, just in case anything goes wrong.
- We don't want - Yeah, of course.
It's I mean, it's whatever you want.
- Hey, you know, I was also thinking - Hmm? Why don't we get our own place? I mean, look at this place.
It's not baby-proofed.
There's no fence around the pool.
And Alice will be back for good soon.
So, I mean, we'll have to figure something out, right? So we live together? I mean, yeah.
I think it would be a lot easier, at least in the first year or so.
Um, I appreciate the offer, but I just feel like we have so much support here.
And like you said, the baby will be surrounded by love.
Can we think about it? Yeah, of course.
Oh! Two nights in a row? If I didn't know any better, I'd think that you have a crush on the bartender.
Oh, I absolutely do.
What can I get you? I'll take a shot of please forgive me.
What for? Ah, you told Lucia about us.
I decided that if Lucia wants to know if you're seeing anyone, she can ask you and not one of her employees.
So what am I forgiving you for? I didn't have plans with Davia the other night.
I had plans with Dyonte.
Why didn't you just tell me that? I thought I was protecting your feelings, but then I realized I was really protecting my own feelings because I'm falling for you.
And I'm afraid you're gonna bail because I'm poly.
Well, if you're afraid of losing me, lying to me is the best way to make that happen.
I know, and I'm so sorry.
I should've just checked in with you and asked how you were feeling about everything instead of assuming.
I'm falling for you too.
And I will let you know when or if I have an issue with anything.
Okay? Okay.
And I won't lie to you ever again, I promise.
Do you have any seltzer? I think the coffee might be an improvement.
It's not my fault that no one around here appreciates my unique flair for an avant-garde tie.
You read Malika's proposal for the women's center, right? - I did.
- What are your thoughts? Look, cards on the table? I think we need to put all our resources into the Families First initiative and any other efforts towards the homelessness crisis.
Why did you send the proposal to me if you weren't for it? I see my position here as not just boss but mentor.
And you don't want the Gen-Z'ers turning on you.
I don't know if you're aware, but the crying laughing emoji has been canceled.
I wasn't.
But I think you're right.
It's not a top priority.
So I think we should get started right away.
Oh, yeah, genius! I don't wanna Hey, what's going on? Hey, hey.
So we had an idea.
It was mostly you.
Well, yeah, but we bounced it around.
It's a new feature for the app called "Counter Pro.
" A feature that allows our users to scan their faces using their phones, and then the app will suggest products and show a mock-up of how those products would look on their faces.
Yeah, like when you used to go to a department store make-up counter and get a consult with their make-up and skin-care experts.
We really think it could be a great way to get our users to try lots of different products and increase overall sales.
I'm so sorry.
We're going about this all wrong.
We need a big new idea that they don't have and can't steal.
What can we do to make Bulk Beauty better? Mariana? It's great! Really great.
However, I do think that we need to work out all of the kinks before we pitch to Liza or Jackie.
You don't think we should share it right away? Yeah, just to get the green light.
Well, I think that we need to be prepared for any and all questions.
I back Mariana up on that.
Taking the time to troubleshoot now will make for a better overall pitch and higher probability of the feature moving forward.
- Sure.
- Yeah, that makes sense.
I'm so excited to get started.
Hashtag, same.
Thank you, Evan and Mariana, for the great advice.
Of course.
Congratulations on the great idea.
Really great.
Um, excuse me, I need to go to the restroom.
- Let's get started! - Let's go! Luca? Hey, it's Davia.
I just wanted to thank you for yesterday.
I've made a decision about your proposal.
I'm pushing it forward.
Really? You know that Angelica and I used to date, right? We didn't break up because we didn't love each other.
I was just so busy.
But I'm gonna need you to write a full impact report and cost analysis before we can take it to the floor.
- Okay.
- Will can guide you on this.
It needs to be flawless, okay? Absolutely.
Thank you so much for this opportunity.
Now the real work begins.
Girl! I don't know whether to give you congrats or condolences.
What do you mean? Have you seen an impact report before? They're like a million pages long and the primary reason why I never propose anything.
You can kiss your personal life goodbye! We'll see.
What's going on? What do you mean? Why do you wanna delay pitching the new idea to Liza and Jackie? I said why.
And you agreed with me.
I didn't agree.
I backed you up.
Why? I didn't become your mentor just because Jackie asked me to.
You're right.
I did it to be closer to you.
Not because I'm hoping to get back together.
Because I I know something's not right.
You're not okay.
And I was concerned that you wouldn't be safe with another mentor.
You can trust me.
You're right.
I'm not okay.
I took this job so that I could prove that Jackie stole Bulk Beauty's code, which they did.
But of course, she changed it just enough so that we couldn't prove it.
So instead, I have been secretly feeding Bulk Beauty intel on all of the brands that they're going after.
But because I had to sign a non-compete agreement, I'm stuck here for two years unless Revitalize goes out of business, which makes me feel shitty because it turns out that Ava and Raisa are actually really nice people.
You know, I just wanted to make things right with Claire and Gina and Rachel, because this was all my fault! No, it wasn't.
I set you up with Jackie.
She turned out to be a thief.
So really, it's my fault.
What am I gonna do?
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