Greenleaf (2016) s02e14 Episode Script

The Fathers Will.

1 What's up with you and Darius? GRACE: Previously on Greenleaf Yeah, we're taking a break.
Call Darius.
Breaks are for punks.
Tickets to Floodgate? That's the same weekend as my cotillion.
- You do this instead.
- I don't want to.
- [tires squeal] - [yells out] - That hurt! - Did it to yourself.
ZORA: Take me home.
TASHA: They beat up my Basie.
The people that he owes money to.
( sobs ) They beat him up bad.
I need your help.
CHARITY: Jabari, what are we doing? - JABARI: Making music.
- No! - Us.
- What about us? Do you like me or what? All I say is I have sinned against God.
- [audience gasps] - Good news is, Jacob Greenleaf, an honest man.
And that's why I'm handing this ministry over to him.
He's the leader you all deserve.
Where's Basie? I tried my best to get him to stay.
How could a man run off and leave a woman as loyal as this in a lurch? You have a message from Bishop Jeffries on the voicemail.
I'll call him back later, thank you.
- Hmm.
MAE: Don't say anything, please.
- Hello? - JEFFRIES: James.
- It's Lionel.
- There's something we need to talk about.
In person.
[Jeffries sighs] This isn't easy for me, James.
JAMES: Lionel, just go ahead and speak your peace.
JEFFRIES: I feel like I owe you an apology ahead of time.
Because what I'm about to say could shake the very foundation of your family the way it has shaken mine.
Just say it.
[sighs] Aaron is gay.
[exhales] Oh, my Lord.
I feel the same way.
How did you find out? Well, the way I found out was, we recently lost our chief council back in Charlotte to a stroke.
And it occurred to me it would be a pleasure to give Aaron the job.
Well, what a pleasant thought.
So, I took it upon myself, foolishly, I now see, to fly down to Montgomery and surprise him with the offer.
- Oh, no.
- Wait.
Aaron's living in Montgomery now? JEFFRIES: Yes, he took a job with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Well, that's impressive.
- Impressive.
- Yes.
When he opened the door to the apartment and saw me there, he immediately behaved rather oddly.
Now, I know it was early, but he's always been an early riser, so I knew that wasn't the problem.
And then it became apparent that he had a visitor.
And I got this distinct impression that I had interrupted something.
That visitor was Kevin.
- You knew about this? - No, no.
We've known Kevin's gay, but Aaron and Kevin? No, of course not.
They're living together? No, no.
He's living in Montgomery now? - Let's hear what he has to say.
- Just visiting from Memphis for the weekend.
In a one bedroom.
- [groans] - Mm.
[sighs] I guess I didn't have to come here to tell you this in person after all.
No, we're glad you did.
We are.
So, how did you leave it with Aaron? - Are you two talking or - No.
[sighs] He will not listen to reason.
According to him, he was born gay.
James, I need you to talk to him.
- Me? - You have a way with him.
He trusts you.
You know that.
And with Patrice gone, strange to say, he's all I got left.
Of course.
Thank you.
Amen [vocalizing] Amen [vocalizing] Well [vocalizing] Amen, amen [vocalizing] [sighs] [Kerissa moans] - Hey.
- [laughs] Wow.
- [groans] - Can't remember the last time you woke me up like that.
Well, it's your first day as senior pastor, pastor, and I wanted to get you off to a good start.
I don't remember that being part of the benefits package, but I'll take it.
[laughs] Gladly.
What time is the staff meeting? Mm, about 9:00, 9:15.
I don't know, Britney didn't seem to really care.
Oh, well, it must be nice to have some leeway.
[scoffs] We're gonna have to get that - straightened out.
- [chuckles] - Yeah, I guess so.
- [groans] I know a lot of people are gonna have some questions.
- I know I will.
- [line ringing] - WOMAN: Excellence Prep.
- Hi.
I am going to be coming into the office late today, but I will be available on my cell phone.
- WOMAN: Oh, yes, of course, Kerissa.
-[giggles] I'll let everybody know.
- By lunch? - Yes.
Definitely by chapel.
[whispers] Definitely by chapel.
Okay, thank you.
WOMAN: You, too.
- Ow! - [moans] [chuckles] What you got going on today? - I'm coming with you.
- Oh, yeah? Is that okay? Yeah, it just hadn't occurred to me.
Well, you said that folks had questions.
Well, it's the perfect time for the new first lady to set a tone.
I couldn't agree more.
[chuckles] Oh, s hey.
See, that's the way work works is if you do what you love for your job, then that means what you love turns into work.
And you can do something else for your job, but that means you have less time to do what you love.
- A lot less time.
- [computer rings] Hey, there! What's up? JABARI: Good news.
Is it fit for little ears, because I am sitting here with my very handsome manager? [chuckles] It's about Tamela Mann.
She want to record my song? No, better.
Look, I'm sorry about what happened to Kevin and how you and Lady Mae had to find out.
I just I didn't mean to cause trouble.
Well, thank you for saying that.
It certainly isn't the way I would've done anything, - but - Me neither, in retrospect.
But to be clear, Kevin made his own choices since then, and we don't hold you accountable for any of that.
He's having a hard time.
I can't see how he couldn't be so far from his only son.
Must seem like hell.
Bishop? - Yes? - Before we go in there.
I can't change who I am.
I can't not be gay.
You know that, right? Aaron, what I know is only God knows the heart.
1 Kings 8:39.
[sighs] Look, if Jacob were to tell you he was gay, would you still treat him this way? - [exhales] - Like he committed some kind of crime? No, probably not.
Then please, tell my father that.
He'll listen to you.
Look, why don't we all just sit down and not get ahead of ourselves? The Lord's gonna find a way for us all, amen? I don't know.
- I hope so.
- No, no, no.
Let's just claim it, and He will.
- Come on.
- Okay.
Mama, I need your help.
- MAE: What? - Hi, Little Bit.
- Gigi, can you hold him for a second.
- Oh, gladly.
[stutters] Now, how might I be of assistance? - Now, just remember to breathe.
- Okay.
- You know, brain needs air.
- [laughs] Tamela Mann asked me to sing backup for her on her national tour.
- Seriously? - Yes! Jabari just called to tell me.
Oh, my gosh, congratulations! - Thank you.
- Well, what about Nathan? Well, that's the point.
So, Jabari said the tour would pay for a nanny, but outside of you the only person I'm comfortable with would be Maricel.
For long periods of time.
No, no, I get it, don't worry.
Could you part with her? Well, have you asked her about this? No, I wanted to check with you first.
Well, now, she has a job and a life of her own and a daughter, but well, I don't know.
How long will it be? Ten weeks.
On the road with a baby? Mama, that is basically two months.
Ooh, I remember when your father was an itinerant preacher, and we would just lug Gigi and Jacob from town to town.
It almost killed all four of us.
- Mama.
- Mama.
- Hmm? - Come on, this is a great opportunity.
- Thank you.
- Well, it doesn't feel big to me.
Can I at least ask Maricel? I have long stopped daring to imagine what people are capable of, so you just machinate on.
- Thank you, Mama.
- [laughing] - Oh! - [babbling] - Are you ready? - You just keep in mind, now - [phone dings] - that the only way you could have this conversation was that you could hand that child to your sister, and it won't be like that on the road.
Love you.
[laughs] - Congratulations.
- Thank you.
Just seems like a lot of moving pieces to sing backup.
Oh, just pray about it.
Just pray about it, it's all right.
Who is that? - It's Darius.
- Oh.
He was just running the menu by me for tonight.
- He's cooking.
- Well, that's thoughtful.
It is.
It is.
So, let us speak our minds, listen, and try to find the will of the Father.
Amen? Amen.
BRITNEY: We're just so happy that you're back.
- [Kerissa scoffs] - We all knew what a good thing you had going with your old church.
Oh, well, this is good, too, though.
Where's Tasha's office? Just next door to Jacob's.
How convenient.
You're gonna keep Tasha on as head of Music Ministry, I hope.
Whatever Sister Skanks wants to do, - we're here to help her do it.
- Praise God.
I think having the work has been a welcome distraction.
I'm sure.
Poor thing.
You're not gonna find another voice like that either.
[sighs] Thank you.
Anything else, pastor? No, we're good.
- Thanks.
- Then I'll go marshal the troops.
KERISSA: Britney? If you run into Tasha, can you tell her I'm looking for her? - Of course.
- Thank you.
Kerissa? - What? - So, Britney is the treasurer.
She's not my assistant.
Call Tasha yourself.
I did, twice.
She didn't answer.
How many times do I have to tell you? Romans 1 explicitly says - I know what Romans 1 says, Dad.
- Then what are you doing? What are you doing flouting God's holy word? The Bible also says "Judge not lest ye be judged.
" - [sighs] - Doesn't it? Yes, it does.
And "God is love.
" It says that too.
- Yes, it says that as well.
- Who's side are you on here? Look, I'm not on anybody's side.
Well, you should get on the side of God.
At least, 'cause that's where I'm capped.
- [chuckles] - Don't you laugh at me.
Aaron, what's really more important than quoting Bible verse after Bible verse is the fact that your father cares enough about this relationship that he asked me to bring you here so we could work this out.
But there's no working this out unless he accepts me for the way that I am.
The way that you are is unacceptable! - Lionel.
- To who? You? Do you not love me at all? Yes, I love you.
Or I'd leave you in this mess of a life you're making for yourself and just walk away.
We are here because I love you.
Why don't we take five? Okay? Great.
[sighs] You know, I was hoping you'd be in my corner a little bit more, James.
Look Lionel, you're behaving just like the boy always thought you would.
No wonder he kept it a secret.
Who would choose this? You guys already know what you're doing, so I figure, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
- [all chuckling] - There is one thing I do want to sprinkle in to start, though, and that is when Kerissa and I were doing Real Church, we met some amazing people.
And we need them here at Triumph.
Not because I say so, but because that's how Jesus would do it.
[quiet chatter] - Amen? - ALL: Amen.
See if you can get some piano movers out to the mansion.
- Yes, ma'am.
- I want the girls to have space to practice their dancing, but I'm worried we could break another leg on that old grand if we move it ourselves.
- Yes, ma'am.
- Yeah, and file that away for me.
- Okay? - Okay.
Hey, I was coming to hunt you down.
- How's it going? - Not well.
Come over.
And Lionel's more than a little disappointed in me for it.
Well [sighs] If Aaron isn't going to listen to reason - from two upstanding Christians - Well, that's the thing, Mae.
My idea of reason on this and Lionel's are a little bit different.
You don't condone Aaron's behavior.
I'm not sure this is mine to condone or not condone.
I mean, he's Lionel's son.
And practically family.
And he drove Kevin from our house in a cloud of shame and confusion.
I mean, honestly, the boy is not Moses.
And Lionel's no Jesus.
Believe me, if Jacob were gay, we would handle this a lot differently than he has.
I mean, the boy is not gonna change.
Then it is Lionel who deserves your sympathy and not Aaron.
I mean, he's not your child.
He's not Faith.
I'm sorry.
You know, I think what I should do is go to Charity and catch her up on all of this before someone else does.
[gasps] James? Come.
[door opens, closes] - [Jacob sighs] - [approaching footsteps] BRITNEY: Pastor Greenleaf? Yeah, hey.
So, you think that meeting went well? Better than okay.
It felt good.
- I just want to caution you.
- Please.
Not everyone knows the financial situation here the way we do.
Probably for the best.
[chuckles] - Or how it came to be.
- What's your point? It may be better to wait on your Real Church integration a year or two.
Not everyone might see us spending money on a new program when we haven't even you know.
It'll just be a few shuttles.
Just start slow.
My advice, take it or leave it.
- I'll take it - Thank you.
under consideration.
It's all I expect.
That's perfect.
If she's babysat professionally, then I'm in.
[laughs] Thank you.
- [knocking] - Okay, bye.
Come in.
Is it a bad time? How can I help you? Isn't that how you used to start your conversations when you were working here? And living at our house? And representing me in my divorce? How can I help you? I just wanted to say that I'm sorry.
For what? Can you even say it? I couldn't.
For being a part of something that has made so many people unhappy.
Including Kevin.
[scoffs] Kevin should be unhappy.
And I'm only talking about one thing.
One thing.
His son.
He left his son without a father.
- And I think he feels - I don't care how he feels! All I care about is keeping this world in one piece for my son.
And for myself.
You know, if this whole thing were turned around and I was a lesbian I would still be a mother.
The thing is he's ashamed.
And every day that he stays away, - he just feels - [exhales] I said I don't care how he feels! Now, if you'll excuse me, I got work to do.
WOMAN: Do you want me to come and stay with you? Thank you for the offer, but no.
WOMAN 2: Well, look, whatever we can do, you just let us know.
- We're here for you.
- And I appreciate you ladies so much.
- So, thank you.
I really do.
- Girl.
- Pardon.
- Oh, hey.
-[stutters] Can I just have a sec? - WOMAN 2: Oh, we're sorry.
We'll leave the two of you and let you do your business.
- You take care of yourself now, okay? - I will, I will.
- Thank you, ladies.
Thank you.
- No problem.
[sighs] So, how you holding up? Well, you know, you know.
Doing all right.
It's nice to come to work and see friends.
I just feel like all I do now was walk around the condo all day and then circle back around to Basie's shoes.
He only took one pair of shoes.
- Oh, my goodness.
- Yeah.
Well, listen, Jacob and I want you to come to dinner at the parsonage tonight.
Really? Oh, Kerissa, that would mean everything to me.
You know y'all are the only ones I have to talk to about all this mess, - and it's just - Well, then, it's a date.
- 7:00 p.
- Perfect, thank you.
WOMAN: Excuse me, First Lady? BOTH: Yes? I meant First Lady Skanks.
Oh, of course.
- I'll see you tonight.
- Yes.
And what shall I bring? Well, just your beautiful self.
All right, I'll see you later.
I can't "un-know" what I know, I can't "un-feel" what I feel.
Love me the way I am.
I do.
Well, then trust me.
Why can't you just try to change? Because I know that I can't! Because I've tried and tried and prayed and prayed for years.
It just is.
It's just me.
- [scoffs] - This is crazy.
I'm just gonna leave.
Go ahead, walk away.
Blame me.
I'm the bad guy here.
I love you, Dad.
- Good-bye.
- Aaron, wait.
Just hold on.
I think I found the one good thing about your mother leaving us the way she did.
- She didn't have to know what her son - She knew.
She didn't know.
Yes, Dad, she did.
JEFFRIES: That's impossible.
She knew.
I told her.
- When? - When I was 13.
And she told me not to tell you because you'd never be able to handle it.
That's a lie! No, it's not.
It's the truth.
And she knew about you, too.
All of 'em.
What are you talking about? Just because you did it with women, doesn't mean it wasn't sin.
I don't know what he's talking about, I don't! Honestly.
[scoffs] I'll make my way back to Montgomery.
Thanks for trying.
This is crazy.
What's crazy, Lionel? Crazy how a perverted mind can perceive perversions where it can't be found.
Yes, it is.
It's crazy.
I'm gonna go back to the house.
I'll see you there.
- [music playing] - WOMAN: Let's go, ladies.
- Beautiful.
- I should've been the DJ.
You can't waltz to gospel trap.
It's trap gospel.
[clears throat] Okay.
- I luh God - Oh.
- You don't luh God? - Mm.
- What's wrong with you? - Oh! [both laughing] Wait, look at Suzette.
She basically begged Sam to be here.
- Like, stalked him.
- All right, you two.
Wait, how do you know that? Somebody told me.
Where's Isaiah? I see with the relevant questions, but I don't know.
Well, rehearsal's about to start.
- I know.
- Well, I'm sure we can find a spare dude around here somewhere.
Found one.
- Hey.
Hey, I'm sorry I'm late.
- Yeah, I know.
Babe, come on.
Fix your face, cousin.
What? I said I'm sorry.
You know, it isn't sunny in here, so Babe, you know how people get.
Okay? I don't want no one making a big deal out of me being here when I'm just trying to support my girl.
Happy? - Yeah.
- [sighs] Did Patrice ever say anything to you about Aaron being gay? No! If she did, I never would've put him down the hall next to Kevin.
What about Lionel and other women? Why are you asking me that? Right before he stormed out of the room, Aaron said something that seemed to imply that What? Implied what? Well, that Patrice knew all about Lionel and other women he'd been with.
Women, plural? That's what it sounded like.
She never said anything like that to me.
Not ever, and she told me everything.
If you ask me, that boy is just making up stories to deflect attention from himself.
Well, that's what I thought, too.
[laughs] WOMAN: One, two, three, four, five, six.
[music playing] [snapping fingers] No spaghetti arms! Heads up! [music continues] - [sighs] Okay.
- Okay.
- Whoa, whoa.
- Okay.
- [woman mumbles] - Look at Suzette and Sam.
[laughs] I can't, it hurts too much.
Okay, here comes the spin.
Let's both do our own thing then come back together.
[laughs] Young man, what are you doing? - Oh, sorry, my bad.
- Back in line.
WOMAN: From the top.
One, two, three, four, five, six.
Britney? She's the duchess.
[laughs] "Duchess"? Yeah, that's what Basie used to call her.
He would say she's the Duchess Prime.
[laughs] She may have a point, though.
The only point she has is a decimal point, and even that's a fake.
She just likes having things her own way and that's all it is.
Now, I don't know what she has against the homeless, though.
I mean, maybe she thinks they smell or she thinks one of them gonna steal one of her pumps or something, - I don't know.
- [Jacob laughs] Satan has his ways.
It is possible that she might be right, though.
Baby, how can it be right not to make an effort to include the homeless? I'm not saying not to make an effort, I'm saying just wait.
It's your first day.
Well, I mean, I can say something to her if you want.
No, it's fine.
- We'll handle it.
- You sure? Because I don't mind taking a chair in there and taming that thing.
No, we've got it, thank you.
[chuckles] [sighs] - I'm sorry, Tasha.
- No, it it's not that, I it's just that I I hope that he's safe out there.
I just really miss him.
[sighs] [sighs] [music playing] - Here we go.
- Wow! - Yeah.
- Where did you learn to cook like this? Eh, I just followed the recipe.
- Wow.
- I had this once in Del Posto in New York.
- Nice job.
- Thank you.
You should try the salad.
It's fresh.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
- Nice.
- Oh, yes.
Can I ask you a weird question? That is a weird question.
I guess.
Where do you see yourself in, like, five years? Paint me a picture.
- Okay.
- Mm-hmm.
Um in a house with a little more land.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
I'd like to have written a book.
- Really? - Yeah.
What about? Maybe my time in Afghanistan.
I have a box at the office just full of ideas.
Hmm, yeah.
Other than that, I don't know.
Kids? Nah.
Ooh, are you sure about that? Well, it's kind of late to start.
Why? Are you thinking you want to have another? Mm, no.
Just I was wondering if you were, that's all.
I'm good without kids.
Good to know.
If you're willing to let Maricel go for those two weeks, I can piece together the rest of it with Tamela's assistant.
- It's done.
- Wait, Tamela's assistant? Yeah, she's certified in baby CPR and she's babysat professionally, so.
You said nobody but Maricel would do.
Isn't that what you said? Yes, Mama, but it is what it is.
I'm just trying to make it work.
And who'll lead worship while you're gone? Tamela's assistant? Is she a certified exalter, too? Okay, Mama.
Carlton is available.
You see? That is what I'm talking about.
What? The pickle Kevin's left you in.
Look, I don't want Kevin's help.
No, of course, Tamela Mann's assistant has you covered.
I mean, you know, who needs a father? Charity, I want to apologize for Aaron's role in all of this.
He's lost sight of God's law completely.
- Which one? - Excuse me? Which one of God's laws are you referring to specifically? [sighs] Prohibitions against homosexuality, Romans 1.
But the Commandments are the laws.
Aren't they more primary to the faith? I mean, "Thou shalt not steal, kill, commit adultery.
" - JAMES: Mae.
- Listen, I'm as put off by the equivocations of these homosexuals as anyone else.
But there is no law.
Mae, let it go.
I think there's something going on here that I don't quite understand.
You and I both.
CHARITY: It's my life, Mama.
Okay? I know it's your life, darling.
But I do not want to see you throw away your dignity running after this Jabari character trying to get love from him while your son is sleeping in a pimped-out bus.
Mama! I would never do that.
A woman has a unique God-given ability to express and experience love.
But the downside to that is it puts you in a very vulnerable position.
CHARITY: I'll be fine.
MAE: I just don't want to see you lose your self-respect over some man because no man is worth that.
MAE: I think I'll just have more wine.
I've lost my appetite.
Maricel! You guys look like you were trying out for So You Think You Can Dance or something out there.
- Jealous? - Of what? Those discontinued Michael Jackson spins? - Not too much.
- Ha-ha.
- [girls giggling] - Is that his fan club? - GIRL: Thank you.
- ISAIAH: Uh-huh.
I mean, he should be over here with you.
It's cool.
It's part of being superstar adjacent.
What? Nice moves.
You talking to me? No, the cookie.
[chuckles] Funny.
The guy is the frame and the lady is the picture, but since you got it backwards, I just wanted to make sure you were in the right place.
See? See, I can't make one move without this one shading me.
I just think you should calm down on the groupies at the cotillion, that's all.
Oh, what, you defending her now? Again? Seriously? - I just think it's really - Babe.
remarkable how everything is always about you.
Three against one? Okay, I see.
This some ish right here.
I'm out! - Zora.
- [sighs] You okay? - ZORA: Isaiah.
- I don't know why you have to choose her over me every single time.
Isaiah, no, no, no.
I'm not on anyone's side.
I just don't wanna have to deal with everything that's going on Oh, so now I'm something to deal with? - No.
No, no, no.
- I bailed on Floodgate to come tap dance with you! - I know.
I know.
- And I'm the one that has to be dealt with? What about her, Z? Huh? You smashing her or me? Please, come on.
- Please.
- Get off of me! I'm with you.
I'm with you.
- I said get off! - [gasps] Isaiah.
- [arm thuds] - Ow! [sobbing] Baby? Z? - Z? Z? Baby, baby.
- No, no, no.
- Baby, baby, baby.
- Don't touch me! Why me? Why would you do that to me, Isaiah? I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to.
Okay? Look, it's just it's just when you judge me like that, I just feel like I'm gonna lose you or something.
Okay? Look, I don't wanna lose you, Zora.
You're the best thing that's ever happened to me, baby.
- Really? - Yes.
Even more than music.
I promise you, I will never do this again.
Okay? I just wild out and I get crazy.
And I can't control myself, because because I love you.
- It's okay, it's okay.
- I love you.
- I'm so sorry.
- It's okay.
[door opens] [sighs] You still up? If you think I could sleep after what I heard today, you must be crazy.
Did James repeat Aaron's foolishness? Is that what all this drama at dinner was about? Were there other women? The boy is grasping at straws.
Were there other women? Come on, just tell me.
Were there? There's no one, no one as important to me as you.
None who touched me so deeply.
Negro, please.
I could've ended my marriage, shamed my family, all for the things you said.
All for the promises you made.
All of the futures that you painted in the back of my mind out of that silver tongue of yours only to find out that there were others.
Well, I want to know how many.
How many other stupid women did you tell those pretty, little lies to? A few.
You disgust me.
And not like a Christian.
No, oh, no, I won't dare to do like you, and put myself in a position to be judging things of the spirit.
But let me tell you something just talking to you as a woman.
As a man, Lionel, you are disgusting.
And you are small.
Mae, your brother was a rapist.
- Don't you even start.
- And James is no saint.
- You're on dangerous territory! - And as far as I know, it was the sissy ex son-in-law of yours -that turned my Aaron into what he is.
- What you don't you talk So, just close your mouth.
[loud smack] And I'm telling you right now, don't you ever show your face around my life again.
- Mae.
- No, because you're not good enough.
You are nothing! Absolutely nothing.
You don't exist enough to be considered.
You are just a space where a person should've been! You're nothing.
[door opens, closes] [music playing] Mm.
You sure you don't want kids? Well, why are you asking me that again? I just I really think it's something that people don't really know.
All I want is you.
Now, look, I believe you have that little thing in your head that makes everything so super complicated because it's always been super complicated, and it feels like home, but life can be simpler.
Okay? Wherever you wanna go, we can go.
Whatever you want to do, we can do it.
You're all I want.
I'm all you want? - Yeah.
- [giggles] You're all I want.
- [sighs] - [approaching footsteps] Are you open to moving Tasha? From where to where? Well, her office is right next door to yours.
Shouldn't it be my office? And there's that nice big one down the hall that used to be yours for a hot second.
[chuckles] Keke, can we just just hold on.
You think she should stay there and I should go down the hall? - Kerissa? - What? You're the First Lady of Triumph now.
I know that! But does Tasha know, do you? Everybody knows.
So, let's just take it one step at a time.
[exhales] What are you doing? Taking it one step at a time.
That's step one.
- This is step two.
- [chuckles] - I want her out of that office.
- Mm-hmm, whatever.
- And that's step three.
- Oh.
The step I've been thinking about all day.
All through the staff meeting, all during dinner, and ever since I walked in this room.
[music playing] [man vocalizing] [chuckles] [exhales] [chuckles] Oh.
[man vocalizing] Now, the skies could fall Not even if my boss should call The world, it seems so very small 'Cause nothing even matters at all See, nothing even matters See, nothing even matters at all Nothing even matters Thank you.
Back to Charlotte? Points unknown.
I'm speaking figuratively.
Who knows where my family is headed.
What's left of it, anyway.
Listen, Mae is not feeling well.
Oh, well, that's a shame.
Lionel? We're both old men.
Getting older by the minute.
And we both made enough mistakes that if it wasn't for the blood of Jesus saving either one of our sorry butts, it'd be a judgment call.
What are you trying to say, James? Gay or straight, that boy is the only blood relation you got left.
He needs you.
And there's gonna come a day when you'll need him.
I offer this to you as a friend.
I'll keep that in mind, James.
Tell Mae I'm sorry.
About what? That we didn't get a chance to say good-bye.
- I'll do that.
- [car door opens] [car door closes] [engine starts]