Grown-ish (2018) s01e03 Episode Script

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late

1 And you are unforgettable ZOEY: So, I was in love.
Ooh Right now That's a normal thing to say after your first kiss with a guy, right? Feelin' like I'm fresh out, Boosie After all the drama, got the Uzi Ship the whole crew to the cruise ship Doing you don't even see in movies Ride with me, ride with me, boss I got a hard head, but her soft She want the last name with the ring on it 'Cause I pulled out a million cash Told her to plank on it JAZZ: Oh, my gosh, that was so much fun.
Yo, did you guys see the way Omar was all up on me? No, but I did see the way Omar was all up on me.
Wait.
Which one was Omar? Oh, I think he's the one that's calling me right now.
You know those nights you ever want to end? Well, in college, they don't have to.
You ain't enough for me It's when the party ends that the night's just beginning.
Baby go and grab some bad bring 'em home Know the jet's on me I'ma curve my best for you Everybody's trying to hook up, especially the ones who might have had a little too much to drink.
Unforgettable But if colleges didn't want students hooking up, they wouldn't give us beds and rooms with lockable doors, so really, that's on you, college.
No, no And as next-level as this all seems, surprisingly, hooking up can really just come down to three letters.
Watch out, world, I'm grown now I'm grown Learn something new every day I don't know, so I'ma feel my way Got the weight of the world on me But no regrets, this is what I say Watch out world, I'm grown now I'm grown You can tell me My heart beating so loud Mama, look, I'm grown now I'm grown I had gotten a few "U up?" texts from Aaron before, but this one felt different.
And I knew before I answered it, I could use some advice.
I need my girls.
Sweetie, this better be good.
She's a gymnast.
- I work at Chipotle.
- Really? But you're so, like, bendy.
Okay, guys, I need your help.
Aaron sent me a "U up?" text.
Unh-unh, I know she ain't dragged us out of our rooms for that.
No, 'cause that would be crazy.
And she is not a crazy person.
But yet, here we are.
Look, I'm sorry I pulled you two away from "Basketball Wives".
We were watching "Big Bang Theory", - you racist [Bleep].
- Oh.
- You feel good about yourself? - Not really.
Look, this is the fourth "U up?" he sent me this week, and I don't know.
I'm just a little concerned.
Am I becoming his "U up?" bitch? - I mean, if you're lucky.
- I'm being serious.
No, so am I.
I mean, she's my "U up?" bitch, and it's been spectacular.
O-Okay.
But there's just something that feels wrong about him only texting me at night.
Well, what did you do the other three times he texted you, "U up?" Well, the first time, we fooled around, and the second time, we fooled around, and the third time oh yeah, actually, uh, nothing happened.
I wasn't up.
You're in his head.
It just means he can't get any sleep because he's too busy thinking about you.
Aww, I actually think it's romantic.
Girl, there ain't nothing romantic about a "U up?" text.
Facts a "U up?" text might as well be a Chris Brown song.
It's his last-resort move.
And it's late, and he's dropping as many lines in the water as possible.
And if you respond to it, what does that say about you? Says she's a sexually liberated woman who doesn't care about labels.
Look, you're in college now, okay? You can vote, you can buy an AR-15.
A little "d" 's not going to kill you.
- Or a big one.
- What? No, no.
We're just strictly hooking up.
Zoey, what does "hooking up" mean to you? Making out and stuff.
This girl's gone.
Zoey, hooking up is not "making out and stuff", unless the stuff is sex.
ANA: Uh, maybe for you.
To me, "hooking up" can be just meeting up with someone.
Like, I hooked up with my uncle last night.
We didn't do anything sexual, we just had dinner in his hotel suite.
Uh Uh, o-okay.
"Hooking up" is always sexual.
But it doesn't mean sex.
Okay.
My head is about to explode, and I'm pretty sure Ana's dating her uncle.
There's no way guys talk about this stuff, right? I mean, I doubt Aaron's somewhere stressing like I am.
I'm totally stressing right now, man.
Why hasn't she texted me back? Maybe she thought the sex was garbage.
No, we didn't smash.
You said you "hooked up".
No, I said we "messed around".
Oh, so you got some top-shelf action.
No, if I had done that, I would have said, "We just kicked it".
You act like you've been here before, man, please.
This is why I don't mess with texting.
It leaves things too open for interpretation.
This is why I just fire off dong pics.
Pics? W How many pics do you have? Well, depends.
Are you talking, like, straight-on? You know, from the side? Dude, why? I just I feel like there's nothing pretty about, you know, your appendage.
Oh, I disagree.
With strategic manscaping, solid lighting your dick'll bring a woman to tears.
The good kind.
I'm, like, laying out the blueprint for how I've put together one of the best nudie banks in the game.
Dude, what are you saying to me right now? A "nudie bank" is not a collection of nudes you send to chicks.
It's a collection of nudes that chicks send to you.
Okay.
That's No, I'm I'm serious, bro.
That's what it is.
You sound crazy right now.
- That's not what a nudie bank is.
- Okay.
No, that's exactly what it is, my guy.
I hate him.
Okay, I hate him, but he's right.
Oh, my gosh! What are you saying right now?! What I'm saying is that when it gets to that point, - anything goes.
- No! A third hookup means top stuff only shirt off, bra on.
- Maybe in fifth grade.
- Wait, fifth grade? - Yeah, remember little Rico? Mm-hmm.
- With baby teeth? Okay, I do not want to hear about little Rico.
And, guys, it has been an hour and a half since he texted me Am.
I.
Up? - Yes! - No.
If she responds now, she'll look like a ho.
- How? She really likes him.
- I do.
It's 2:30 in the morning.
Yeah, ho time.
She blew it.
The twins are right.
I blew it.
ANA: Maybe not.
The fact that you haven't responded yet is actually a good thing.
- Go on.
- As women, we're always having to bend to the will of the man.
It's bullshit.
For once, we should make them sweat.
In fact, I bet you he's over in his dorm sweating right now.
[TIRES SCREECH] Aaron is one of the hottest guys at this school.
- Yes.
- And there's nothing more powerful than treating him like he's not.
- It's the ultimate power move.
- Yes, yes.
I am making power moves.
Ana, you are a genius.
This is such a good idea.
This is such a mistake.
Good afternoon, Nabisco reps.
WOMAN: That your day job, Mr.
Telphy? Right.
Sorry.
That explains why you all aren't 50-year-old white women with Ziploc bags full of Triscuits.
Good evening.
Now, before we begin today's class on the films of O.
J.
Simpson, I have a little housecleaning I'd like to get out the way.
A student came to me with a concern, and for the sake of his Southeast Asian identity, I won't be using his real name.
Let's just call him "Trivek".
Trivek wanted some clarification on what a nudie bank is.
So, if you ever see Trivek, let him know that I got that clarification for him, okay? Okay, now, back to these O.
J.
films.
We're going to start with sexy O.
J.
down to silly to cynical.
You went to Professor Telphy? You brought this on yourself, man.
Hate to agree with, uh, Blade, but this one's on you.
Well, here we go.
Time to see if my power-move game works on a collegiate level.
[SNIFFS] [CLEARS THROAT] - What's up? - Hey.
Feeling the shirt.
Oh, this old thing? It's just Heron Preston.
Something light.
It's dope, though.
Looks good.
Like, really, really good.
Power moves, bitches.
Sick power move like, really, really sick.
Sorry.
The thing about a power move is, sometimes they turn out to be not so powerful.
Sometimes, they even result in your guy going out with a girl who looks like you.
Well, you on a bad day.
[SIGHS] You with a ton of makeup on.
Basically, you in special effects.
But hopefully, Aaron is smart enough to see through the caked-on makeup.
And he went home alone.
Had some Top Ramen and now is in his room reading a Ta-Nehisi Coates book, wishing he had the company of an intelligent, beautiful young girl in a dope shirt.
[KEYBOARD CLACKING] [SIGHS] [SIGHS] Say we got married.
Where would we live? I'm West Coast 'til I D-I-E.
But I remember you said you had an aunt in South Carolina.
I guess I could do East Coast for a few years.
We should really talk about it.
About the whole South Carolina thing how are the public schools? They might be good now, but what about when A.
J.
Aaron, Jr.
starts there? I feel like we really jumped the gun with the kids thing.
We shouldn't even consider it until we find out what illnesses run in our family.
The Johnsons are riddled with scoliosis.
I know tonight was a little intense, but I feel like we really had some hard conversations that needed to be had.
Anyway, why don't you give me a call, and we can talk about it? - [SIGHS] - [CELLPHONE CLATTERS] Aaron, this isn't working out.
I'm sorry.
We're just on two totally different tracks.
We're both good people, but that doesn't mean we're good for each other.
Here's a list of songs that say it better than I ever could.
So, I had a bit of a text meltdown.
Happens to the best of us.
It's not going to be the end of me.
[SIGHS] I know my girls will understand.
Oh, my gosh.
It's It's funny, right? Oh, we think it's hilarious, but, like, in the same way that we think "Get Out" is funny.
Yeah, Zoey, this is some scary shit.
You texted Aaron a LinkedIn request? So, I'm crazy for wanting to increase his access to thousands of professionals in the network? Hold up.
You asked if you wanted to go in on a joint checking account? It's better to start early.
And this text just says, "Free Smoke".
But I love that song.
NOMI: You're going to have to fake your own death, - but, like, immediately.
- Yeah, right.
Oh, my God.
I have to fake my death.
[DOOR OPENS, CHATTER IN DISTANCE] Oh, good.
You're alive.
We were worried about you doing something.
AARON: Hey, what up, y'all? It's Aaron, up in Buffalo Wild Wings.
It's lit, come through! Desperate? This isn't what it looks like.
This is exactly what it looks like.
But I'm not crazy.
Aaron is subbing me.
Just look at his latest post.
All it says is, "Mood forever".
You see the rose emoji, though? Uh-huh? I am the rose.
Oh.
- Yeah.
I'm the rose, right? - Ohh.
Or is he the rose? No.
Or are we the rose? Zoey.
Aww, you beautiful beautiful, sweet mess.
There are a million ways to look into these things, but you got to pull yourself together.
You cannot let this one catastrophic moment control your life.
You're better than that! Yeah.
You are so right.
You are so right.
I am better than that.
I am Zoey Johnson.
I don't get stole on, I steal! There you go! I have to focus on why I'm here in the first place to get an education and become a better person.
Boom, yes.
[CHUCKLES] [GASPS] Hey, Luca! Yes, I am up.
I am so up! The upside about humiliating yourself in front of the guy you like is that you can still hang out with the other guy you like.
I don't want to be that girl, but what are we doing in an abandoned warehouse? You'll see.
ZOEY: Okay.
Honestly, where are we? Mnh-nh-nh.
What's this? Some sort of challenge? Could be.
You got to know which one to turn.
Wait.
Is that Kid Ink? - KID INK: Yo, mike check, one, two.
- Yep.
Yo, I want to think everybody for coming out one time.
It's your boy, Kid Ink.
Yo, man, let's get to it one time.
how she want with no strings She say she need the real, I just say I need a freak Hit it, no strings, I just pull her by the weave Lil' lean up in a liter, I just put her back to sleep Late Saturday night, she might feel it for a week Move that body 'round, she my puppet in the sheets Legs up, I just eat it like it Philippe You know where to Flip flop on her, baby, yeah, no strings You so Pinocchio, she don't want no strings 808 boomin', beat it up with no strings I'ma give it to her how she want with no strings Oh, my God.
Luca.
No, Luca! How crazy is it that you and Kid Ink have the same tattoo of the anatomical dissection of a dog? - [CHUCKLES] - [CELLPHONE WHOOSHES] Wait.
Uh Let me call you right back.
So, I was on the phone with Luca when I got this.
Boom, bitches.
Guess who's got the juice now? Just to clarify, I have the juice.
So, it's easy to be a player these days, and a smartphone is a big part of it.
It allows you to get creative in ways you can't imagine.
Like, take this picture.
It was me and Aaron hanging out and looking cute as hell, but the world can't know that.
No face, no case.
Then, there's assigning each guy his own individual ringtone.
This one was for Luca.
[DUCK QUACKING] [CHUCKLES] Do you pay attention in Digital Strategies? - [ALARM BLARING] - No.
Are Are you going to get that? Oh, no.
It's my annoying little brother.
And that one is for Aaron.
And then, there's geotagging, which helps keep the two guys you like, who don't like each other, from having a "meet-not-so-cute".
- It's this way, right? - Oh, no.
No.
But you have to be careful with all of this.
The same technology that was your friend can also be your enemy.
You know what's going on.
I want to flex some.
I'm with bae, you know.
Yo, you know it's What the hell? That lighting wasn't good for you.
Excuse me, Zoey.
All lighting is good for me.
- Hmm.
- That's a fact.
It can all get away from you quickly.
[LAUGHS] You are crazy.
- I did not say that.
- Very quickly.
Hey, can I call you back in a second? I've got to take a shower.
Sure.
Hey, so we're still going to catch that movie on Thursday? Thursday? No, we're going up to my boy's show on a Friday.
Oh, [SCOFFS] right.
Silly me.
Yo, can I Skype you in a second? My conn trash.
Oh, yeah.
Do your thing.
Ah.
[RINGING] - That was a quick shower.
- Oh, yeah.
I-I do not mess around in there, - just like to get right to it.
- Your hair isn't wet, and why are you still wearing the same clothes? I wasn't that dirty.
[SKYPE RINGING] Yo, is that is that Luca? - Why is Luca calling you? - What? No.
What would make you think that? What the? Wow.
I know you ain't talking to this clown.
Clown? I'm the clown, bro? You look like Willow Smith.
I look like Willow Smith? Bro, you built like a tall Jaden.
- ZOEY: [SCOFFS] Guys.
- I don't understand that.
You went to the barber and said, "[Bleep] my shit up, bro.
- I don't know what I want today".
- Guys.
You got the mullet in the back with the fade on the side.
How you want to be a redneck and you want to be black at the same time, bro? Guys, am am I sensing just a friendship forming? Zoey, I can't believe you.
Yeah, you're whack.
And just like that, I lost them both.
[PIANO PLAYING] Like I said, it's almost impossible to be a player these days.
DEAN PARKER: [SIGHS] What's his name? I've been at this school long enough, and I've seen that face a million times.
It's always about a boy.
This one's about two.
Oh, my.
So, against my better judgment, I opened up to Dean Parker and told him the whole story.
So it all blew up in my face, and now neither one of them want anything to do with me.
[SIGHS] The key to a relationship is communication, and the key to communication is there is no key.
It's the most imperfect thing that we, as human beings, have.
At the end of the day, all you can do is be honest.
Give yourself a break.
Surprisingly, he actually had some really helpful advice.
Communication is a tricky thing, and the only way to keep relationships from blowing up in my face is to be honest.
And at the end of the day, it didn't matter if I was up or making power moves.
I just needed to stick with my girls.
Coming on smoothe silk coming mask yo face That's the thing about college, though.
You really do make friends that will last a lifetime.
Guys come and go, and I was ready to let them go for a long time.
I'm sorry.
Do you know where the library is? Hey, you guys go on ahead, okay? Zoey Johnson.
Zoey Johnson, I'm Cash.
- Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.
That was long enough.