Greenleaf (2016) s04e10 Episode Script

Gratitude

1 Previously on "Greenleaf" This has to be kept in the family.
Who else would I tell? Send Bob the recording.
Write the e-mail, whatever.
Just do it.
You lied to keep your son out of jail.
If you step down, I won't share this proof with the police.
It is so rare to find a man who can satisfy one woman, let alone two.
He does have a gift in pleasing others.
Don't I know it.
What were you doing at Fernando Amable's office the other day? WOMAN: Where were you the dozens of nights that I spent alone in our bed? You're Dante Saunders? You want to go for a ride? I can do whatever I want with whoever I want.
I'm so happy you're going back to school.
I'm not.
The most senior Greenleaf employed at Calvary can always cast the tie-breaking vote in board disputes.
Keep her happy.
We're going to be needing her vote.
I have some news about the house you might find very interesting, the one that you could very well be the owner of one day.
Just going to left you, Grace, and Charity.
Maybe they could buy us out.
You get up there on Sunday, you speak your own truth, and you will.
Don't do it, child.
Please don't do it.
I'm stepping down as the head Pastor of Calvary fellowship.
[ CONGREGATION MURMURING .]
I'm so sorry.
Please don't do this.
I'm so sorry.
[ MURMURING CONTINUES .]
Worried sick about you.
What finally brought you back, huh? Where have you been? What do you mean? You've been calling me nonstop.
Sophia called, laid all that on me.
My mom is going to go to jail.
No, I mean what are you doing here? I'm going to turn myself in.
[ CHATTER .]
Amen All right Amen Uh-huh, hmm Ooh-ooh, ooh Well Oh-ohh, ohh Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh Amen, amen oh Yeah MAN: What the hell happened here? Grace was a key part of my plan.
Did I not make that clear to the two of you? It was out of our hands.
In Grace's defense, I don't think in any way she expected this son of hers to show up when she took this job.
And the secret son he's here? I believe he is, yes.
What, it's a matter of belief? He's fallen in love with a singer.
She called, told him the kid's staying at the mansion.
And Grace has stepped down.
Why? Apparently, she lied to the police to provide him with an alibi after he robbed a pharmacy, and she [ CHUCKLES .]
This family.
I thought she was different.
And what about my board? You were supposed to get me my majority.
The Greenleafs knew about the bribe.
I want the board to meet tomorrow, and I want the vote to go our way.
I'm sick of waiting for people to do us favors.
I need control.
I'll make sure you get it, Daddy.
You won't be doing anything.
You're going back to Phoenix today.
But it wasn't my fault! If the best you can do is, "it wasn't my fault," then it is! [ DOOR CLOSES .]
Did you have something to do with Grace stepping down? Because something tells me you did.
I did impress upon her the damage she can do to the denomination's brand if it came out that she lied.
Uh-huh.
And you, uh, you're in love with this this singer? Charity.
But it's a good thing.
Oh, I'm looking forward to hearing about how.
She'd be very useful in ways that would take a moment to explain.
I'm still not over how you hurt Judy.
You know that, don't you? Yes, sir, I do.
She still holds a torch for you.
I think that's half of why this didn't work out with Ken.
I did what I felt was right at the time for myself and Judy.
What a mess.
[ DOOR OPENS, CLOSES .]
[ BIRDS CHIRPING .]
[ KNOCK ON DOOR .]
Come in.
[ SIGHS .]
This house, this land It's all we have left now.
I'm so scared.
[ SIGHS .]
Mama i just wanted to let you know I had nothing to do with Phil and With the way he pressured Gigi.
So, where did this proof come from he told her he had? Hmm? Where? Does Phil have this whole place bugged? Does he have confederates and unmarked vans out on the road with earpieces and 7/11 coffee? I don't know.
Maybe.
So, you came in here to lie to me? But you know what, Charity? [ CHUCKLES .]
Baby I'm not mad at you about any of this.
None of it.
Because, you see, I know that you are no more than Phil's helpless little pawn.
But if you came in here to lie in my face when you know that I have just lost everything, I will be.
Mama, I never meant to hurt you.
But you meant you meant to hurt your sister.
I just want my life.
Charity Your life is my life.
My life is Grace's.
Grace's is a.
J.
'S, and a.
J.
'S is Nathan's.
It's one life.
Do damage to even one small part of that life, and the whole life suffers.
And that is a lesson that your little guru Phil Demars never taught you because he doesn't know it himself, because He is smart enough to make a big fool out of you, and that's the extent of his genius.
[ FOOTSTEPS DEPART .]
[ SIGHS .]
I don't understand.
You call me, Sophia called me whining at me to call you back, to come back home.
Not to turn yourself in.
If you go ahead with this plan it's not "if.
" I'm doing it.
You'll probably get 10 years.
Then that's what I'll get.
A.
j.
, you stole these drugs.
Aaron thinks that we can demonstrate that you're an addict.
I'm not an addict.
I just want to go down there tomorrow and do this.
So, why not just go now? I mean, if that's your plan.
You want me to go right now? I don't want you to leave at all.
[ DOOR CLOSES .]
[ SIGHS .]
I think he's scared and confused.
Yeah.
There's something he's not saying.
There's something else.
What makes you think that? No one wants to go to prison.
If they had tried me for killing Mac, I would've fought it the whole way.
But that was self-defense.
Somehow, I think this is, too.
[ SIGHS .]
Well, it is his decision.
I mean, at some point, you might just have to be thankful he's alive and move on.
I'm not willing to give up just yet.
Well, who said anything about giving up? Hey, Kerissa.
You got a second? A quick one.
Why? I am not going to be able to buy you and Jacob out right now.
I'm so sorry, but a.
J.
'S suddenly back.
I get it.
Thanks anyway.
I'm so sorry.
It's okay, all right? And it's not you.
I just have to get to urgent care.
What? Is everything okay? Obviously not.
[ DOOR OPENS, CLOSES .]
You want to come inside? [ CHUCKLES .]
I can't.
Why not? What you got going on on a Sunday, huh? You're supposed to be the bad girl.
[ LAUGHS .]
Yeah, I guess I am.
I wasn't going to say anything, but my brother showed up at the church today.
The one who ran off? Yeah, he's back at the house, and I kind of need to go and see him.
All right.
So what about tomorrow night? Maybe.
I'll hit you up.
Let me get that.
Drive safe, okay? Okay.
- Come here.
- [ CHUCKLES .]
Oh, please let it be negative.
Please, God, let it be negative.
Please.
Please.
Kerissa It's positive.
You have chlamydia.
I have some preventative measures you can discuss with your husband.
I didn't catch it from him.
Oh.
Then you might want to have a conversation with whomever else you've been seeing sexually.
Take all of them and you'll be fine, and no sex for 10 days.
Okay.
Thank you.
First, it was all these seats on the board, and now they want us to vote tomorrow on this proposal.
MAN: What proposal? They want to dissolve Calvary as a corporation entirely and just make it one big division of H&H.
We would lose the church forever.
Hold on a second.
No, how would we get it back? It won't even technically exist.
Mae, we've been talking to our allies on the board, and we think now that Clara's come on, maybe we can make it a tie vote.
Which is why we thought we should come to you two and talk to you about - Charity.
- That's right.
What has that little idiot done now? Shut the door.
What's the matter with you? Are you just using me? Oh, this again? I could lose my family forever.
Then we'll start a new one.
Yeah, you say that.
You say a lot of things like that, but Charity Be still and know that I am - God? - [ CHUCKLES .]
The man who loves you.
What do you want me to do? There's an article in the bylaws that states in the event of a tie among the deacons, it can be broken by a vote by the highest-ranking member of the Greenleaf family still employed by the church.
All I have to do is convince Charity to vote with our friends here, and the church is saved.
Hmm? Hmm.
I'll go talk to Charity.
[ CRICKETS CHIRPING .]
Not tonight.
I said not tonight, Jacob.
What'd I do now? Nothing.
I just I'm on my period, and I don't feel well.
[ SIGHS .]
Sorry.
I know.
Feel better, okay? [ SIGHS .]
So now you two want my help?! We don't want it.
We need it.
What about what I needed all those years, Daddy, when it was, it was Gigi, Gigi, Gigi?! Charity I'm a person.
Fine.
You're a person.
But if you knowingly do this, take everything your mother and I have built and just hand it over to Bob Whitmore Child, you will regret it for the rest of your life.
Don't do it.
Can you get e-mails in there? Yeah, if someone gets you a phone, but it's against the rules.
You can get put in solitary for that.
- Letters? - Yeah, I guess.
I'm going to write you all the time.
Cool.
Uh, and how do I put money into your commissary account? I heard mom talking to Aaron about it.
Look, don't worry about me.
You're my brother, and I'm going to worry about you.
You can't stop me.
Fine.
Just don't write letters.
Don't put money, whatever.
Just forget I exist.
It's better for everyone if I didn't, anyway.
Don't say things like that.
Wait, where are you going? - For a walk.
- Can I come? No.
[ CELLPHONE BUZZING .]
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS .]
Hey, can I come over? All those in favor? TOGETHER: Aye.
All those opposed.
TOGETHER: Nay.
[ SIGHS .]
You ready to do this? Do I have to? No, you don't.
[ CELLPHONE RINGS .]
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS .]
Yes? I will, uh I'll I'll let her know.
Thank you, Miss Deefer.
Okay, goodbye.
Don't tell me.
As long as you don't say the words, I'm still living in a world that looks something like one I understand or want to live in.
[ SIGHS .]
[ CELLPHONE CHIMES, BEEPS .]
Hello? Oh, yes.
Of course.
Who's that? Uh-huh.
Y well, I will be right there.
No, thank you.
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS .]
Who's that? Bob Whitmore.
He wants me to come down to the church right now to talk.
About what? The future.
Hey, we have any more of those cranberry pills we used to give Zora for her bladder infections? Where are they? You don't have a bladder infection.
How do you know? Can you just sit down for a second, please? What's going on with you? Jacob, there is really no easy way to say this.
Well, first of all, I, um I love you.
Okay.
Now you're scaring me.
[ SIGHS .]
I have chlamydia, and you probably do, too.
You have what?! I have chlamydia.
Can you just sit down so we can talk how the hell did you get chlamydia?! - Jacob, please.
- How?! Jacob, please.
Just sit down.
Jacob.
Jacob, sit down.
[ STAMMERS .]
It's Fernando, isn't it? Yeah, I-I knew it.
When I asked you why you were at his office the other day, you lied.
So is it still going on? - No.
- Is it still going on?! No! No.
How many times, Kerissa?! Jacob, come on! You've been running off to some little nasty hotel or something? What hotels were you running to?! That's not the qu I asked you! If you would just let me explain, Jacob, please I don't I don't even want to know.
Just get out.
Get out where? I don't know.
Just get out of this house.
You have got to be kidding me, Jacob.
- Come on.
- Do I look like I'm you're going to kick me out for cheating? [ SCOFFS .]
You know what? One mistake after all the years I put up with you you.
You know what, you been wanting to get out of this house so bad.
Get out.
Get out! I never gave you a disease.
You are the disease, boo! Going to kick me out of your mommy's house.
I ain't going nowhere! No-where.
Go and get yourself a lawyer Because this, us, this is over.
Over! Goodbye.
[ DOOR SLAMS .]
[ CELLPHONE BEEPS .]
Hi, Fernando, it's me.
Was wondering if you had some free time.
I have some interesting news of my own.
Thanks so much for coming over on such short notice.
Y-You must've heard about our plans for the church, I assume.
Yes, I've heard there's to be some kind of expansion? I plan to make this site the home for Harmony & Hope worldwide.
I want to run the whole operation from right here.
Make this church, with a few improvements, the home church of the whole denomination.
So you want my people, the black people, to go to your white church? I want all people, black, white, whoever, to worship in respect and freedom together.
I'm sorry, but it wouldn't work.
Not without you.
You're right.
I want you to join with me in bringing H&H into the future together.
You and me.
For this vision to succeed, it needs a strong black leader in the pulpit, someone who sees the value of breaking down the walls of racism and growing God's kingdom.
This could be you, Mae.
You and me.
Before I talk to you about that, though, Bob [ CHUCKLES .]
It's a biggie, right? Yes, it is.
But I need to talk to you about Grace and her situation as it pertains to someone else.
Hmm.
And who's that? Your little friend Phil Demars.
Hmm.
[ SIGHS .]
Why don't we take this to my room? What's wrong? I've never done it before.
We don't have to.
No, I want to.
Hey.
Whenever you want to stop, we'll stop.
It's whatever you want to do.
Okay.
Okay.
Where did you get this will? It's in the public record.
And when you told me you were having troubles with your landlady, I looked it up.
Oh, thank you for thinking of me.
Of course.
Look at this.
See where Mrs.
Davis left the estate to the Greenleafs? Yeah.
What about it? This will was drafted less than a month before Mrs.
Davis was killed.
In a botched burglary.
Right? That's the story.
Look at the executor.
Robert McCready.
It says in the fine print this supersedes all previous wills.
Who got the estate before? No idea.
The first will has rather conveniently disappeared.
And what is your interesting news? You [ CHUCKLES .]
Gave me chlamydia.
[ FOOTSTEPS DEPART .]
[ DOOR OPENS .]
[ SIGHS .]
You okay? I'm all right.
You don't seem all right.
Yeah, well, this time tomorrow, that won't be a problem anymore.
Why are you doing this? Why are you insisting on turning yourself in? Stay.
I wish I could.
I can't.
Can you just tell me why? You don't get to know why.
It's like everything else in this world.
You don't get to know why.
Just is.
The best of all possible worlds.
Well, given the possible worlds we've got, yes.
James, what would you propose we do? Tell everybody that Connie Sykes took a bribe? Have you watched the news lately? It doesn't matter what people do, James.
So please let me do what I can still do to save our church.
But it won't be our church.
It will be something entirely different.
God is giving us a way, James.
Grace fell, but he's lifting me up.
And all I need is this chance to get close enough to Bob Whitmore, and I'm telling you, please, James, please your cockeyed ambition is making you just plain stupid.
James.
You'd make yourself an ornament on the arm of this white criminal? I have already said yes.
I don't want to go home.
Then don't.
Stay over.
Sorry.
I am old-fashioned.
Oh.
Don't be.
I like old-fashioned.
- Oh, yeah? - Mm-hmm.
[ LAUGHS .]
You know, it got me thinking.
When I was a kid I was into magic.
Liked it so much, I flunked out of third grade.
[ LAUGHS .]
Oh, my dad saw my report card, he took all my magic books and burned them on the barbecue.
Okay, that's the saddest story ever.
[ CHUCKLES .]
It still could have a happy ending.
What are you talking about? Poof.
[ LAUGHS .]
What are you doing? Get ready to say the magic word.
And what is the magic word? Well, in this case "Yes.
" Charity Bernice Greenleaf will you marry me? [ CHUCKLES .]
[ KNOCK ON DOOR .]
Hey, got a second to talk logistics? Yeah, sure.
Come on in.
I just found the perfect spot to worship and to build.
It's less than a mile from here, a gymnastics club, 120,000 square feet, and the owner, who likes me, said, "if you're the man in charge, you can have it for" but you won't be in charge.
There's been a little change in plans.
It's going to be me and Mae.
Are you serious? Mae told me what you did to Grace, Phil.
I had a feeling that you had more of a hand in it than you said, but, Phil, that was unconscionable! Oh, Bob, you've done worse yourself.
I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that.
What did you say, Phil? What do I have to do to change your mind? I have given you all I've got for over 20 years.
For 20 years.
All I want to do is get out from behind my desk and finally get back to ministering at my own church.
So tell me, Bob What do I have to do to change your mind? Hmm? Name it.
Right.
Rah.
[ LAUGHS .]
Go get the board together.
I'll be right in.
Nadine, let me call you right back.
Find a place to live yet? I hear there's a by-the-hour hotel available on Elvis Presley boulevard.
I'm staying put.
Oh, really? And don't you ever talk to me like that again, unless you want Bishop to die in jail.
What drug are you on? It's called truth.
You want some? Philip, what a pleasant surprise.
Oh, don't waste your irony on me, Mae.
You're going to need it with so many other less hopeless situations.
Pardon? Oh, Bob's going to be calling you soon to tell you he's deeply sorry, but the arrangement you two made it's officially null and void.
I'll be running H&H with him going forward.
I'll wait to hear that from Bob.
[ CELLPHONE RINGS .]
Oh, that's probably him there.
And another thing, Mae, I know you and James have a lot of personal belongings at the church.
You might want to get those out.
Why would she do that? Because barring a general outcry of the congregation, we're going to demolish the church in a week.
[ FOOTSTEPS APPROACH .]
Hey, [CHUCKLES.]
I thought that was your car.
Did you come over to ask permission? Because it's a little late for that, Phil.
[ BOTH LAUGH .]
Permission for what? What do you think, mama? Try to be happy because It is never coming off.
So did you just stop by to say hi? Uh, not actually.
There's something we need to talk about - Privately.
- Mm.
Well, I like the sound of that.
Come on.
If you'll excuse us.
Is he serious about tearing down the church? I'm afraid that he is.
Oh, I'm sorry, grandma.
Oh.
There's not going to be any wedding.
Not for us, anyway.
What are you talking about? I'm going to marry Judy.
But last night I know.
I'm sorry.
Get out.
Phil, get out.
Get out! Father, God, I don't know what to do.
The church is gone.
Or will be in seven days' time.
My family is in complete disarray.
And my son, A.
J.
, I don't know how to reach him.
God, I know you're good.
I know that you see my heart.
I know that you have ordered my steps.
I know that you have carried me over every mountain, that you've lit my path in every valley, Lord, and I thank you.
I praise you.
Father, I thank you.
I thank you for the Bishop, who teaches me hope more and more all the time.
Thank you for my mother.
She never gives up, and I love her for that.
Thank you, Lord for my daughter, Sophia.
Go away.
[ TV CHATTER .]
She teaches me courage.
She is an example to me every day.
[ DOOR CLOSES .]
And Jacob and Kerissa, Lord, thank you.
And for that beautiful niece and nephew they gave me.
So what do you think this means? Well, I wouldn't dare to presume, but it looks like your parents had Mrs.
Davis killed and basically stole this house from her.
Doesn't it look like that to you? Thank you for my sister Charity, for all she is and all she isn't.
And for my sister Faith who called me home So that I could learn a lesson I know isn't over yet.
Oh, I miss you, sister.
I miss you.
And, Lord, about my son A.
J.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Are you lost? I don't think so.
How'd you get on the property? I just started walking, and I ended up here.
Faith.
She was your sister.
How did you know that? The dates.
I just took a shot.
Yeah, she was my sister.
Everything has an expiration date.
Know what I mean? Everything.
Yeah.
The road is back that way.
It'll take you to the gate.
Thanks for the directions.
I'll see you around, Grace.