Good Trouble (2019) s04e09 Episode Script

That's Me in the Spotlight

1 I've joined a burlesque group, and I'm inviting you all to the show.
Come celebrate me celebrating myself.
I have an opportunity for you to dance.
I don't have that 200 bucks for my costumes.
That's That's no problem.
You can just pay me back later.
Oh! - You can't squat here, man! - No, no, no.
I I'm going.
Have you thought about us being each other's primaries? I don't think I'm ready to commit to taking that next step with you.
Angelica and I used to date.
Do you know if she's seeing anyone? She hasn't mentioned anyone.
I've made a decision about your proposal.
I'm pushing it forward.
Lucia told me to ask Councilman Gonzales and Brown to co-sponsor my proposal, and they both said no.
I have a friend who's an aide in Gonzales' office.
She told me that Lucia asked him not to.
Good news! Since Gonzales and Brown declined, I got two other council members on board.
What? If I buy Revitalize from Jackie, then you could merge them with Bulk Beauty.
Evan buying Revitalize is our only option.
My sister left home eight years ago and I have no idea where she's at.
Let's do a deep dive on socials, reach out to friends.
I don't want to do stand-up anymore.
Did something happen on tour? Did you tell anybody? It's over.
I'm fine.
Have you heard from your folks? I sent them the ultrasound.
They didn't respond.
My parents' love has always been conditional.
Just to clear something up about being wanted.
I did want you.
It wasn't just need.
You still have feelings for him.
No.
I mean, you know, I'll always have feelings for him, but I'm very clear that I don't wanna be with him.
Then why do you care what he would think? I shouldn't have I shouldn't have done that.
You can't give up looking for your sister.
Why didn't you tell me? I didn't wanna hurt your feelings.
You know, maybe this isn't gonna work.
Hello? Anybody here? I'm gonna tell her how I feel.
What? You don't approve? I just want you to be careful because Isabella's been sketchy in the past.
I will have to buy both companies to merge them, but obviously, you four will remain as the board and sole partners.
It's your show to run.
My participation will be totally hands off.
This is your company.
Well, we appreciate that, but given what happened before with ACTivism, we do want an option to buy you out as soon as possible.
Absolutely.
And you should know that I've shut down ACTivism.
I should've done it sooner, and also addressed the problems at Speckulate.
A person in my position has a responsibility to make the work environment and the world a better place.
I'm sorry it took me so long to see that.
Wow! - Thanks.
- Thank you.
That's really great to hear.
Well, I'll get the lawyers to iron out the details as soon as possible so I can make the offer to Jackie.
Uh, what if she refuses to sell? Don't worry.
I make her an offer she can't refuse.
Godfather.
It will be a good offer.
What? I mean It's obvious you and Evan are still into each other.
Your chemistry is off the chart.
Oooh, is it hot in here? What we're trying to say is if you still have feelings for Evan, then we don't want to be standing in the way of True love.
Hey, you.
Hey! I miss you.
I miss you too.
Are you free tonight? - I'm seeing Angelica tonight.
- Hmm.
What about tomorrow? I was actually hoping you could join a protest I'm leading tomorrow.
It's, uh, as part of my rest campaign.
It's in Chesterfield Square, supporting community members fighting for a green space instead of another retail development.
- Absolutely! I'll be there.
- Thank you.
Oh, and you'll recognize me as the good-looking guy in the front with the megaphone.
See you tomorrow.
Councilwoman Hernandez! Hello! Thank you, again, for co-sponsoring the Women's Center Proposal.
Of course.
Hope it works out.
Why was Hernandez here? She wants a favor, in exchange for co-sponsoring your proposal, just as we said she would.
You know, you've put Lucia in a very difficult position.
What? Um, my parents called.
They're in town and they wanna have dinner.
Is that good? I don't know.
They sounded nice.
Maybe they've come around and they wanna be in the baby's life after all.
And yours.
Okay, I don't wanna get too excited, but why would they invite me to dinner just to tell me they haven't changed their minds? - Exactly.
This is This is great! - Right? Okay, shit, I have to figure out what to wear.
Hey, have you seen Luca? I didn't know he was a friend of yours! - I just thought he was a squatter.
- What if he was? And why would you assume that he's dangerous? Now, I can't even contact him because he left his phone behind.
Hi! Here.
Present.
Ready to go.
Great.
Get warmed up.
I'm so sorry about what happened to you.
Why didn't you just tell Kelly that you're my friend? I I didn't want to get you in trouble.
You won't! You can just stay with me at The Coterie.
Oh, no, no.
No.
I'm I'm okay.
Really.
Um, it's just, uh, after the show, I'm gonna hit the road.
Uh, for my for my costumes.
You don't have to pay me back all at once.
I just don't like being in debt to anyone.
All right.
I'm gonna get changed.
I'm sorry, uh, that was That was my bad.
Um, I just need a minute.
No problem, take five.
Okay, thanks.
Hey, uh, did did I mess you up? Oh, no! Not at all.
Um I'm sorry, I just think I'm starting to, uh, get nervous.
I ended up inviting the entire Coterie to the show and I didn't stop to think that no one's ever seen me like this before.
Especially certain people.
Like Dennis? - I'm sorry.
- No.
No, no.
It's, uh I No I just So I just got, like, the feeling that there's history there.
Yeah, so much history.
Fraught history.
And now, every time I'm dancing, I'm just thinking, you know, what is he gonna think.
Right.
I've never been sexy in front of him before.
I mean, even though we've had sex.
Once.
I just I don't know, I've never, like, stuck my butt in his face.
- Sorry.
TMI.
- No, no, that's not it.
I get it.
I do.
So you just I mean, you still have feelings for him? No.
I mean, I I'll always have feelings for him, but I'm very clear that I don't wanna be with him.
Then why do you care what he would think? Fired already? Who's eating my macaroni? I'm so hungry.
Did you just get up? Yeah.
I need to go grocery shopping.
Oh, wait! Instacart! Duh! When was the last time you left The Coterie? Um I don't know, a while.
I mean, why do I have to leave? Alice are you scared to leave? No.
You're still coming to Davia's show tomorrow night though, right? Um, I don't know.
I think I might be coming down with something.
- There you are! - Hi, Mom.
Look at that bump! - Hello, Bella.
- Hi, Dad.
- Hi.
- What a pretty dress.
Thank you.
Well, I'm starving.
Shall we? Hm-hmm.
So according to this person that reached out, Jenna used to work at this farmer's market for a stand called Flint Field Farm, and she always talked about getting off the grid and actually moving there.
Maybe that's where she is.
And they're having another farmer's market in two days.
I think that we should check it out.
What's wrong? This is a lead, right? Yeah, probably just another dead end.
Plus, I mean, if Jenna doesn't want to see me, what's the point? Look, you don't know that.
You don't even know if that was Jenna texting you.
Look, I get that you're exhausted, but you can't give up looking for your sister.
You just can't.
- I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have - No, it's I shouldn't have done that.
You've been so helpful and kind.
No.
I I get it.
It's fine.
Look, um, I can't imagine what you're going through right now.
Look, you're never gonna have peace unless you know for sure what happened to your sister.
Are you? Aw.
Did I forget our anniversary again? These are for Isabella.
And, uh, I'm gonna tell her how I feel.
Hm.
What? You don't approve? I'm just not sure I trust her.
Because you're jealous of her relationship with Dennis? No.
Davia, come on! It's so obvious you still love him.
I don't know why you're so afraid to admit it.
What have you got to lose? We are not talking about me.
You're my friend.
I love you.
And you've got the biggest heart of anyone I know.
I just want you to be careful because Isabella's been sketchy in the past.
I just don't want to see you rush into an even deeper commitment just because there's a baby on the way.
So, I think I might get fired.
What? Lucia's pissed I went behind her back to get the sponsors for my proposal.
And assuming she does know about the two of us, I'm pretty sure I just kicked the hornet's nest.
Are you sure you even want this job with Lucia trying to undermine you? There are just so many women who need this center and these services.
And the fastest way to get that done is with public money.
Plus, if I quit, Dyonte will think he was right that I shouldn't have left activism for politics in the first place.
Yeah, well, maybe Dyonte shouldn't be judging your choices.
You could always just apologize to Lucia.
Yeah, I think this is gonna take more than just an apology.
I need to think of something to save my job.
Well, cheers.
It's nice to see you.
It's nice to see you too.
We didn't like the way we left things.
And now that you've clearly chosen to have this baby, we wanted to talk face-to-face.
We decided to buy you a condo anywhere you want, within reason, of course.
Thank you! Oh, my God! You shouldn't be throwing money away on rent.
And that way, you'll always have a roof over your head.
That is amazing.
Thank you.
We do have one condition.
Your father and I have talked a lot about this, and since it's too late for an abortion, we think you should give the baby up for adoption.
I'm not giving up my baby.
Raising a child is a lifetime commitment that you are completely unprepared for, especially alone.
I'm not alone.
Gael and I are co-parenting.
You mean the starving artist you had a one-night stand with? How's he going to take care of you? What guarantee do you have that he'll even stick around? What happens when he starts a family with someone he's actually in love with? You can't keep thinking only of yourself.
You have to think about what's best for the baby.
I'm what's best for the baby! I'm her mother, and I am keeping her.
If that's what you insist on doing, you need to know we have no intention of being in this baby's life.
And you'll have no financial support.
When you realize you can't handle it, we're not going to step in and raise your child for you.
Do you understand? Yes.
I understand.
Where are you going? Wha You're not gonna have your dinner? Hey.
How did How did dinner go? They want me to put the baby up for adoption.
I'm sorry, what? Who who the hell do they think they are? They don't think I'll be a good mom.
And they think that you're gonna leave me when you meet someone else.
And I just feel like I feel like such an idiot for thinking that for one second they would, I don't know, love me or or support me because they just never have, and they never will.
They are the idiots, okay? You don't need them.
I'm not gonna leave you.
What are these? - They're for you.
- Why? I realized when we thought we might lose the baby that I I didn't wanna lose you either.
And I'm so happy that I've come to really know you through all of this.
And I, um I think I'm in love with you, Isabella.
Um, I'm sorry, I didn't wanna put you on the spot.
No, I I love you too.
You do? Yeah.
I do.
Do you have a minute? I just wanted to say how sorry I am that I didn't think to ask you before going to the other council members to sponsor the proposal.
I guess I was just trying to impress you.
I'm learning I don't understand a lot about politics, but from now on, I will always ask permission before making any stupid moves on my own.
Okay.
And there's one other thing.
You asked if Angelica was seeing anyone, and I didn't know how to respond on the spot.
But we are seeing each other.
We're in a relationship.
I just wanted to be totally upfront with you.
Thank you.
I appreciate that.
What was that about? Forget finding cause to fire Malika.
Why? She just told me she's dating my ex.
It could look like retaliation.
Do you think that's why she told you? To save her job? Of course, it is.
Well played.
Not in a good way.
In a "Screw her.
Who does she think she's dealing with here?" way.
Hey, whose district is Chesterfield Square in? That's, uh, Councilwoman Hernandez.
Ah.
I don't think you wanna read my posts about how to keep your hair out of your mouth when going down on your girlfriend.
P.
S.
Please send money.
Hey, how do you keep your girlfriend's hair out of your teeth? Sir, it's clear that you've never gone down on a woman.
If you're using teeth, that explains why you're here alone.
I've never had any complaints, actually.
Or second dates! Dumb ching-chong bitch.
Hello? Anybody here? - Hey.
- Hi.
- Are you okay? - I feel sick to my stomach.
If I throw up on you out there, I apologize in advance.
You told me you got into this whole thing as sort of a self-care, right? I mean, to feel confident, sexy, empowered.
So don't give that away.
And when you go out there tonight, don't don't dance for anyone else.
You know, just dance for you.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
- Drink? - Thank you.
Hey, where's Alice? Oh, she's got a fever and chills.
You sure about that? Hey.
Hey.
Hi.
- Can I take this chair? - Uh-uh, are you sick? No, no, no! Uh, false alarm.
Yeah.
I promise, I'm good.
I'm good.
Hey, Pachuco! Hey! ♪ Summer '43 ♪ The man's gunnin' for me ♪ And blue and white mean war tonight ♪ They say damn my pride ♪ And all the other cats livin' down east side ♪ Or maybe just my plan's too wide ♪ Hey, Marie ♪ You better grab my jack and zip gun for me ♪ And I'll face no shame ♪ 'Cause tonight's the night I die for our name ♪ You were really amazing and brave.
- Mm-mmm.
- Thank you.
To be honest, I almost quit.
Why? Well, after I posted those photos of me dancing and everyone was commenting on my body, I just didn't want to be seen by anyone.
Just wanted to hide and give up.
Why didn't you? Well, I think I realized that my fear is most crippling when I don't face it.
I'm gonna get a drink.
Uh, champagne.
What made you change your mind about tonight? Someone posted the video of the guy heckling me on stage.
All the people were commenting about how brave I am.
Especially as a female comic, standing up to that guy.
But I don't feel brave at all.
I I'm scared to even leave the house.
Or to be alone.
Which is why I came.
I just I should've said something about what happened to me.
Hey.
It's not too late.
- So? You killed it.
- We killed it.
Eh, we make a pretty good team.
We make an amazing team.
And I didn't dance for anybody but me, so thank you for that.
Please don't leave town.
I think I have to.
Why? Come on, man, I I really don't have anything to give you.
You know how this works, you gotta pay to beg on my street.
These These aren't your streets.
I don't owe you anything.
Thank you.
I, um, just can't hang around here anymore.
You can just stay with me in my loft.
We'll figure something out.
Just think about it.
Okay? Let's give a big welcome to our last-minute addition, Alice Kwan! So, I've been on tour with Margaret Cho.
Not bad, right? The Margaret Cho.
But it's great to be back in LA 'cause I was starting to feel too good about myself.
Some of you might have seen that I became Internet famous today, but not in the usual way, like by singing a sea shanty or drinking the contents of a snow globe.
No, I went viral after being yelled at by an asshole at one of my shows and saying, "Not today, Satan.
Not today.
Not me!" What wasn't posted was how he followed me after the show, how he threw 30 ounces of soda in my face and called me "a dumb ching-chong bitch.
" Yeah, it's hard to make that funny.
I felt pretty scared and ashamed, but I didn't tell anyone.
I guess I thought I'd be causing more trouble for myself.
But then I got to thinking, why should I feel ashamed? Yeah, you know? I should be making that asshole feel ashamed by telling everyone what he did, by speaking up! And I can't do that if I'm silent.
- Hey.
- Hey.
How did the protest go? Turnout was okay.
I, uh, could've used your support.
Why couldn't you come? I didn't realize it was in Councilwoman Hernandez's district.
Why does that matter? You don't work for Councilwoman Hernandez.
No, but she's a co-sponsor of my proposal, and I'm already in danger of losing her.
And I can't just show up at a protest in her district.
So.
Right.
Because the optics aren't good.
- Well, this is - Politics.
- No.
- Yes.
This is me getting a women's center built.
What else have you had to trade to get that done? Don't act like we don't strategize in activism.
We don't trade our integrity and support for each other.
I've done nothing but support you and your rest campaign.
Meanwhile, you've just questioned all my choices since I took this job.
And now you're questioning my integrity? The integrity of politics, not you.
Sometimes I wish you just would've got the DPN job so you wouldn't be in the position of having to choose sides.
I chose this position and this job.
And FYI, I did get the DPN job.
What do you mean? Imani offered me the position first, and I turned it down.
So don't ever say I'm not supportive of you.
Why didn't you tell me? I didn't wanna hurt your feelings.
You didn't think I can handle being second choice.
That's not supporting me.
That's treating me like a child with a fragile ego.
You know, maybe this isn't gonna work.
Maybe you lean too heavily on the women in your life.
Tanya supported you while you were an intern.
And I wrote your grant.
And five minutes after you and Tanya broke up, you asked me to be your primary.
If that's how you feel How I feel is unsupported by you.
Especially when your solution for all this is to break up.
Maybe I do rely too much on women.
Maybe I need to be alone for a while to figure my shit out.
Yeah.
Maybe that is what you need to do.
I really think that was the most God-Damn-Davia-Moss thing you could've done.
So, Flint Field Farms doesn't have a booth here anymore? I haven't seen them in a year or so.
I heard they went out of business.
What about this girl? Remember seeing her around here? Sorry.
Thanks anyway.
Like I said, waste of time.
Okay, look, we're here, let's just ask around, see if anyone remembers seeing her here.
Look, I appreciate how helpful you're being, all right? And you're right, I'm not gonna be at peace until I find out what happened to my sister.
But at this point, I just think we should go to the police.
Okay.
Jenna? Jenna? - Jenna! - What? - Huh? - I'm sorry.
- Hey! - I'm sorry.
- Jenna! - Go, go, go! It was her.
You have no way of caring for a child.
You are completely unprepared for this, especially alone.
How's he gonna take care of you? What happens when he starts a family What guarantee you have he'll even stick around? with someone he's actually in love with? You are completely alone.

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