Greenleaf (2016) s02e13 Episode Script

Silence and Loneliness

1 GRACE: Previously on Greenleaf - I had a really nice time tonight.
- Yeah, me, too.
CHARITY: He pecked me on the cheek.
I don't know if there's something wrong with me or if I just attract a certain type.
- I don't think he's gay.
- I don't know what he is.
Lionel, you just gonna swoop in here and save me, prove to me that I should've run off with you when I had a chance? My wife Kerissa and I have taken up the Lord's challenge to found the Real Church of Memphis, a ministry dedicated to serving the homeless and hopeless.
I used to be married.
We were on our way to a matinee one Sunday afternoon, and we got T-boned in an intersection.
I asked a pastor after the funeral if he could help me understand.
He said it's best we don't question God.
So I haven't been back to church since.
JACOB: We cover the debt.
You give us Triumph II.
That way the money gets replaced and you don't go to jail.
Just give me two weeks.
I've owed you 50 before, and I've come up with it.
So Basie lost the church's money, not his own.
- That's right.
- And you two paid it back? Yes.
We got the land and the house, - but we should've gotten Triumph.
- Can you prove it? [woman panting, gasping] MAC: She can't hear you.
I didn't say anything.
Good girl.
[gasps] [sighs] SOPHIA: Say hi to Winnie for me.
Love you.
Bye.
- How's your dad? - Good.
Any verdict on cotillion? He can't come.
Honey, I'm sorry.
Yeah, but he's busy.
- Mm-hmm.
- I get it.
So, what's up with you and Darius? [chuckles] What do you mean? It seemed like he was finally coming around, but now he's gone.
Yeah, we're taking a break.
Well, you know the key to making a relationship work, right, Mom? - What's that? - Having one.
Well, enjoy your Day of Beauty with Grandma.
[sighs] That's today.
Yes.
Bass Reeves, huh? That's Basie's alias.
Apparently he was some lawman from the Old West.
I've heard of him.
What that boy lacks in morals, he more than makes up for in imagination.
May I see it? Yeah.
It's clear he stole from the church.
I'll threaten him with jail unless he resigns.
What? And the accountant saw huge sums of money coming and going like cruise ships and said nothing? She was scared.
We assured her she wouldn't be implicated, by the way, if the police do get involved.
A fella in Gatlinburg just got 51 months in federal prison for embezzling a lot less than this.
Oof.
JAMES: I'm sure Basie's going to see reason.
This is an unholy mess.
I'll tell you what he says.
Okay.
Just be sure that he puts Jacob in charge of Triumph.
It's not enough just to have him resign.
The bishop knows, dear.
- It's just - No "it's just.
" You didn't do this only to help Bishop.
We understand that perfectly.
We want to see Jacob succeed, too, dear.
I'll do what I can, but ultimately, it'll be up to Basie.
Well, thank you.
- Either way.
- JAMES: No, thank you.
I can't tell you how much lighter I feel with these weapons in hand, to see the end of the road after so much hard travel.
- I can imagine.
- [chuckles] - First Lady.
- First Lady-to-be.
Be the Good Lord willing.
Yes.
Of course, Triumph will become Calvary II when the dust settles on all this mayhem.
One step at a time, dear.
One step at a time.
Amen [vocalizing] Amen [vocalizing] Well [vocalizing] Amen, amen [vocalizing] [music playing on radio] So did you get your tux yet? Nah, I still gotta do that.
Come on, you gotta get moving.
Roberto went to, like, six different places to find one.
Mm-hmm.
They're running out.
You should put that on right.
Just looking out for you.
I'll send you a text of where Roberto found his, okay? Yeah, all right.
That's cool.
- How was the flight? - It was good.
Although I did do my fair bit of praying over Hurricane Mills.
[both laugh] Someday maybe I'll be able to convince you to move to Nashville, and this'll all become easier.
Maybe.
If things clear up.
What's not clear? Whatever.
So? Here is the latest instrumental to noodle around with before she gets here.
- Is Jekalyn in town yet? - No, her plane lands around noon.
I wanted to give you a chance to get settled in and work on that bridge.
She's still not happy with it? No, but you'll figure it out.
I'll go get this mess cleared up at the hotel.
Hey.
I know you're used to working with artists that make demands, but you don't have to put me in a hotel if you have a guest room.
No, it's better this way.
It gives you your privacy.
All good.
Okay, just trying to help.
Help with that bridge.
It's all the help we need, baby.
I'll get right on it.
I called the La Bella Mobile Nail Spa.
The manicurists are on the way to the nursing home now, and here are the gift bags for the ladies.
With the Le Labo soap inside? Yes, I called the hotel you and the bishop stayed at in Nags Head.
They not only told me what kind it was, they sent me a whole case.
- [gasps] Blessed! - Mm-hmm.
What can I say? The Lord lays out the the path, and I process.
Oh, that's a good tweet.
Mm-hmm.
#Blessed.
Oh, and you have a message from Bishop Geoffries on the voicemail.
Oh.
I-I'll call him back later.
Thank you.
Hi, Mama, Karine.
- [tsks] Oh.
- What? Another bad night? You must not have gotten a wink of sleep.
- Do you want to cancel? - [sighs] Excuse me.
No.
Why? Well, just, you know, because this is not strictly an outreach program.
I can do it alone.
Mama, I'm here.
Let's do it.
Come on, let's do this.
I got it.
- All right.
Oh.
- I got it.
Come on.
BASIE: I understand, Elder Johnson.
Well, if that number hits, you call me.
All right, I'll be praying for you, too.
- [door opens] - All right.
Two visits in one month.
If I didn't know any better, I'd say you've taken a shine to me.
I know what you've been doing with the church's money.
I have proof you stole large sums.
Okay, Satan, I'm confused.
Bass Reeves? You know there's strong biblical injunction against gossip, Bishop.
It's not gossip.
I've got the accountant's reports to prove it.
How'd you get your hands on those? - I didn't come here to discuss that.
- Jacob.
- I came here to help you out.
- Help me out.
- That's right.
- Oh, man, there's not a single problem I got that you didn't cause.
- Basie - Get out of my church.
Skanks, here's the deal.
If you don't publicly resign and hand the pulpit over to Jacob, I'll go to the police and you'll go to jail.
Oh, is blackmail not a sin anymore.
- What's your answer? - I already gave you my answer.
Get your peacocking self out here! Don't sweep in here like some phantom of the opera making threats! Go on, specter! Git! [scoffs] [door opens, closes] CHARITY: Always by my side Through the wrong, through the right Lord, oh, so good to know - Oh, it's good to know - Ooh You are here, Lord Oh, so good to know.
It's a beautiful song.
Thank you.
I like it, too.
Now, I still have a few tweaks.
I think we need to slow it down a little bit.
And the bridge could still use some work.
Whatever you think, I'm sure it's gonna be the key to the whole thing.
So, you don't like this one? Well, I'm just hearing something different for the chorus under the melody, okay? Less sad.
I was going for a melancholy feel.
I know, and you succeeded.
Whatever you want.
The goal is to make it yours.
Let's try it major.
Yeah, whatever everybody wants.
Okay.
Look, it's not a big fix, okay? First, let's make it major.
Then right here, there's just too many words.
I just want to use this first line right here.
And then on this part, I'm thinking something like - Oh, so good to know.
You know? - Yes.
Yes.
You hear what I'm saying? Something like that.
And then we'll just break it down.
- JABARI: Okay.
Okay, cool.
- Yeah.
JABARI: That's brilliant.
You are the best, girl.
[chatter] Oh! This red looks great on you.
Yes, I have always loved fire-engine red.
My mama used to say that only fast girls wore fire-engine red polish.
You a fast girl, Miss Esther? I wasn't slow.
- [both laugh] - WOMAN: Miss Esther? Here's that banana pudding you requested.
Oh, thank you, darling.
- Oh, this is a special day.
- It is.
I can have them bring you some if you want.
Oh, no, ma'am.
No, thank you.
You you see that girl over there? - Yeah.
- She has been a godsend.
- She's very nice.
- Yes.
She's so much better than the last girl who was here.
Oh, she was just awful.
How so? Well, she was rude, and she she was rough.
Mm.
I told the management, and and they they got rid of her.
You can't just let somebody treat you that way and not say something.
You know, Miss Esther, you did the right thing.
BASIE: I think I'm failing to make you understand the sheer beauty in the piece, Eileen.
What you need to do is call Tasha, talk to her, see it in person.
Yes, ma'am, it is a genuine Mickalene Casteel, signed and dated, worth every penny.
[door opens] Excuse me, I'll I'll call you back.
Victor.
My brother.
I was just about to call you.
I'm sorry.
I'm just so scared.
[sobbing] I'm so scared, baby.
I don't know what to do.
- Come here.
Come here.
- Baby, I'm Please listen to Bishop.
Turn yourself in, baby.
Do it for me.
I know.
I told you to quit playing.
You did.
I'm sorry.
Why didn't you listen? Why? I couldn't hear it.
I'm glad we got it right.
Yeah, you know, sometimes it just takes time.
Forest for the trees.
See you at dinner? If I'm invited.
Invited? You are the guest of honor.
Well, then, I guess I'll be there.
Amen.
Well, all righty, then.
All right.
What's the matter with you? She wrecked my song.
She's the customer.
You and I, we're the manufacturers.
If the customer wants two handles on a fork, you give it to them.
Well, I liked it the way it was.
Look, she left happy.
My guess is this time tomorrow, if you work out those last few notes she gave you, you're gonna have a song on her record.
Isn't that the point? Jabari, what are we doing? Making music.
No.
Us.
What about us? Do you like me or what? - What? - Do you like me? Of course I like you.
All right? I don't work with people I don't like.
Like me like me.
You kiss her, I kiss you.
I mean, is that what everybody does around here? I just kissed her on the cheek.
- You know what I mean.
- Charity.
Just tell me the truth.
I told you the truth.
I like you.
Now, can we get this song sold, then discuss whatever else? Please.
You're the boss.
Praise God, I actually am.
We'll talk.
But now, miss, if you'll excuse me, we'll throw some drums under this mix before we see her tonight.
These loops ain't cutting it.
[sighs] - Oh, thank you for driving.
- My pleasure, Mama.
That was a nice time.
Mm-hmm.
Yeah, I'm glad I went.
Don't quote me, but I hope I go fast and before your father.
Mama, what a thing to say.
Well, I only mean I mean, the thought of lingering for lonely years in a place even as nice as that, making new friends? Let's just say it's not a blessing that I make particular time for.
Mama, I'm so glad we did this.
You're right, it was a nice time.
[music playing on radio] - Hey.
- What? I got you a present.
What kind of present? In the glove box.
Check it out.
Tickets to Floodgate? Yeah.
I'll be playing a set there now.
Had my agent hook it up.
That's, uh that's the same weekend as my cotillion.
- You know that.
- Yeah, I know.
But you can do this instead.
I don't want to.
I want to go to the cotillion.
Okay, but if I'm not going, Zora, who you gonna go with? I don't know.
Somebody.
- [tires screech] - [Zora screams] - ZORA: What the hell is wrong with you?! - [horn honks] How many times I gotta tell you to put that thing on right? - Are you trying to kill me? - You did it to yourself.
Isaiah, take me home now.
No.
Yes.
Take me home.
Look, I'll take you to the cotillion, okay? Okay?! Take me home.
Whatever.
[exhales] He called our bluff.
What can I say? Well, so now what do we do? Go to the police.
Well, but where does that leave Jacob? Kerissa, that was the plan.
I know that was the plan, Bishop, but there's no guarantee that the elders a Triumph will hire Jacob if it all comes out like this.
The plan was to do it quietly and then have Jacob just step in.
Did you even tell Jacob about this? - No.
- Oh I wanted to make sure that there was a real offer first.
- Really? - [knock on door] - Are you expecting someone? - No.
But the Jehovah's Witnesses have been in the neighborhood lately.
[knock on door] Tasha? - [crying] They beat up my Basie.
- What do you mean? Who? The people that he owes money to.
They they messed up his beautiful face.
So, Basie owes more money than we thought.
Are you all right? - I need your help.
- I'll get you some Kleenex.
- Just - Sit down.
They beat him up bad.
- Look at yourself, son.
- Don't call me son.
Why'd you have to go to him of all people? Why would you put your wife in this position? Look at your life.
How much are you in for? - That's none of your business.
- I'm trying to help you here, son.
I said don't call me son.
I don't want your money anyway.
You're not gonna get me off your conscience that easy, old man.
Well, then I advise you to turn yourself in to the police.
- You're out of options.
- [coughing, laughing] You can laugh all you want to, Pastor, but the police are the only ones who can protect you now.
I'm not going to jail.
Let me disabuse you of that little illusion I think is hampering your reasoning here.
You're going to jail either way.
Now, if you give the church over to Jacob, you can do it in your own way in your own time.
You'll still have your dignity and the satisfaction of knowing that you're leaving the church in good hands.
Basie, baby just do what he says.
Listen to him, please.
Do it for us.
Do it for me.
Okay.
- Okay.
Okay.
- Okay.
Okay.
Okay.
I'll resign Sunday.
Let me talk to the elder board.
And I'll hand my brother Jacob the keys.
Good.
Thank you.
[door opens] [sighs] Why'd you tell my parents about this when I expressly asked you not do? Why?! [door opens] Hello there.
"Well, hi, Mom, hi, Dad.
How was your day?" It was great.
Thank you for asking, Zora.
Gotta pee! I don't have time for that.
Babe, I know that you're mad that I did it, but you're gonna thank me one day.
[phone ringing] - Hey, Basie.
- Brother Greenleaf.
Look, I don't want Triumph, Basie.
- Brother - I heard all about it.
You do what you wanna do, but I'm not doing it.
This ain't even about you.
It ain't even about me anymore.
Well, then what's it about? It's about the people of God.
I failed my flock, I put my own church in danger.
MAC: Don't even think about telling now.
What good will that do? [exhales] MAC: They'd never forgive you.
Who would? No, I'm afraid you're gonna have to take that little secret to the grave.
We got all these new programs starting up right now basketball, Streetwise, this Open and Inclusive Coalition of which we are currently the only members of.
Who else is gonna grow that into what God wants it be if we don't? Nobody.
I feel you, man, but I don't know.
Look, I know you don't want it in this particular way.
But the time's long past for getting things pure.
I'm not so sure it is.
I finally feel for the first time in my life, man, that I'm that I'm standing on something real.
- The Real Church of Memphis? - Yeah.
And I called it that because that's what it is to me.
I found a way to be real, and it's working.
I don't want to fall back into selling myself something - in the mirror every morning.
- Then don't.
Don't.
Make Triumph Church real.
Make it yours.
Repeat the process, take that feeling you're talking about, take it You're gonna do something with Triumph Church I never dreamed of.
I know it.
Why does this have to be me? 'Cause you're my brother.
You're the only brother I got.
Jacob, all the reasons why you say you shouldn't do it are all the reasons why you should.
No one should want to run a big church like this.
You should do it because you have to, because the Good Lord told you you should.
Come on, what do you say? I'm not giving you anything.
You've been laying your life on the line for a friend.
And you got all this in writing? Well given the shadowy nature of the arrangements, I'm not sure what kind of notary we'd get to sign off on this.
I just want to know this will end it.
I want it done, James.
And I'm not hampered like you by any sense of guilt when it comes to this clown.
I want this over with.
This will accomplish that.
After church on Sunday, I'll turn him in.
Fine.
And as for this sense of guilt you say I'm hampered by, this will end that, too.
Don't be so sure.
[scoffs] - [door opens] - [sighs] [door closes] [sighs] [line rings] - DARIUS: Hey.
- Hey.
Long time no see.
Yeah, I'm sorry.
What's up? Nothing.
- Both of us.
- [both chuckle] You want to come over? Yeah.
So, he's going to, uh get up there on Sunday and say his piece.
Is he going to cop to the whole thing? We didn't talk about that, but he's going to hand over the reins and have the elders pray over me, the whole deal.
- Changing of the guard.
- Hmm.
Thank you for doing this, Jacob.
I know it's a sacrifice and I know it's scary, but you can do it.
I want one thing from you, though.
Anything.
- Pray with me.
- For what? So we don't screw this up.
Pray that we stay obedient and faithful.
I mean, I'm letting go of a lot do this, and I want to know that God's with us and that I've got you.
I need I need to know that.
Yes.
Wherever you want.
Heavenly Father, we come to You with bowed heads and open hearts.
[laughs] I mean, all the things she was telling us about, being nominated for a Grammy at 19? Yeah, she's impressive.
No doubt.
Yeah, you don't have to tell me.
I'm a total fan.
I can't believe I'm doing this, but listen to this idea.
- Hang on a second.
- It's for the bridge.
Just wait.
[closes piano] You asked me today if I like you.
- Let's just forget that.
- No, no, let's not.
You have a baby.
And you're not into that.
Exactly the opposite.
I just don't want to be you know, cavalier with someone who has so much going on.
If I've been hard to read, that's why.
I'm just being careful.
Thanks for telling me.
I like you.
[chuckles] I like you, too.
No.
I really like you.
I just kinda felt like I needed to explain myself, you know? I have trouble letting people in.
And you trusted me enough to tell me your story, so I felt like I should probably tell you mine.
Okay.
Okay.
[clears throat] [sighs] A few years before Mac abused Faith, he tried it with me.
You don't have to say anything.
Okay.
He told me about this old Civil War earthwork on the property where the soldiers used to go to hide out during the war.
And he made it sound so cool.
[chuckles softly] So I went with him to see it.
And I fought him off before he got too far, but And I ran away.
I'm sorry.
That that's awful.
No, what's awful is that I never told.
No one knows but you.
Grace, look from what you've told me, they didn't believe you when you told them about Faith.
They might not have believed you then either.
That's not the point.
The point is that I didn't say anything.
I spent this whole year asking women to come forward and say what Mac did to them.
And it worked.
You did it.
Yeah I never came clean about what happened to me.
And now that Mac is dead, it's hitting me harder than ever the role that I had to play in all of this.
If I had just said it to Faith, she might still be alive, and I hate that.
I hate it, and I can't go back and fix it.
I can just move forward.
And I don't know how to do that.
I think you do know.
I think you just did.
[humming] - Hey! - Hey.
Are you ready for the Little Saints? Yeah.
What are you preaching on this morning? "Daniel in the Lion's Den.
" Oh, that poor boy.
[chuckles] Grandma said you're not preaching.
No.
Reverend Dalton's covering.
I'm going to see your uncle installed.
I do wish your mother could be there.
Oh.
I wish I could be there.
Well, you have the best excuse of all the caring of young souls.
By the way, I heard that you might need a father to escort you to the cotillion? Yeah.
Well, I know it's not the same as your own father - walking you in, but - No, it's okay.
It's better.
Thank you.
It'd be my honor.
- [chuckles] - Thank you, Grandpa.
Come on, let's grab something before we go.
- [music playing] - [choir vocalizing] [vocalizing] Ain't nobody stopping my shine They try to break me, try to take me out But I got Jesus on my side Felt so bad, I thought I could die But ain't no power stronger than the one Who came and laid down His life And I got mountains to climb To climb The enemy can't stop me 'Cause there's a calling on my line So when I'm crying, don't last too long 'Cause He gonna step in and make it all right Won't He do it? He said He would Fight your battles for you They gonna wonder who you sleep at night Won't He do it? Oh, yes, He will Yes, He will Anybody tell you something different You know that's a lie You gonna look back and be so amazed So amazed, yeah Always, won't He do it? He said He would So I trust Him at all times Won't He do it? He said He would So I trust Him at all times All times, all times So I trust Him at all times.
[applause] [birds chirping] [wind whistling] - [applause] - And that's the whole truth of that.
Amen! Amen! All right, settle down.
Se-se-settle down.
We, uh we've got something else to talk about, now.
Triumph, I, uh boy, this ain't gonna be easy.
I, uh I stand before you as Peter stood before Jesus after having denied knowing him.
I won't go into detail.
The Lord knows.
All I'll say is I have sinned against God.
[crowd murmurs] I've sinned against you.
And as a result, I must take my leave.
[crowd murmuring] Now hold on.
Now hold on, hold on.
I can't tell you how much this hurts me to hurt you like this.
It's one thing to disappoint yourself.
Disappointing God, well, that's called being human, but, uh to disappoint the people of God, that's the worst.
I don't know if I'm ever gonna get over this.
And maybe just with your prayers.
Good news.
The good news is God is not leaving his pulpit unattended.
No, you see, He He led me to a young brother, a former associate pastor of this church and my dear friend.
Jacob Greenleaf.
Crowd: Amen.
He's a good man.
An honest man.
- And he loves God.
- Crowd: Amen.
You see, when he left this church to start his own church, he found his congregants on the streets, in the streets.
The boy is radical.
And he's sincere.
And that's why I'm handing this ministry over to him.
He's the leader you all deserve.
as Moses handed over the people of Israel to Joshua, I hand over the people of God to you, Pastor Jacob.
[applause] Oh, show him more love than that, Triumph! [crying] [knock on door, door opens] Come on in.
Where's Basie? Oh, no.
[sighs] He's run off? Oh, no.
- I'm not surprised.
- Well, I am.
How can a man run off and leave a woman as loyal as this in the lurch? Unless she knows where he's headed.
No, I don't.
I tried my best to get him to stay.
He just couldn't face the notion of sitting in jail, could he? No.
He hates to be confined.
Oh, my dear.
Why didn't he take you with him? I wouldn't go.
- Sister Skanks? - Yes? - They're ready.
- Thank you.
They planned a little send-off thing for him, so JAMES: Mm-hmm.
I'll just do my best to try to explain.
Poor dear.
What do we do now? Lord knows.
That boy's got a hard road no matter what direction he goes.
So, this would be Jacob's office? Well, guess I could spruce it up a little bit, get some classics in here.
- [phone ringing] - A Persian rug, you know? It's it's Lionel.
- Hello? - James.
I'm sorry to bother you.
No bother.
Is everything all right? Actually, no.
There's something we need to talk about in person.
That sounds ominous.
See you soon, then.
Lionel says he has something to tell me.