Grown-ish (2018) s02e10 Episode Script

Wild'n Cuz I'm Young

1 ZOEY: College is like one big, never-ending test.
And not just for your brain although sure, that's a part of it.
We all need math, I guess.
But it tests other things, too.
Your character, your beliefs and most of all? Your limits.
Your blood-alcohol limit Your sexual limits Or lack thereof Even your physical limits.
And that night's rager the biggest of Cal U's fall semester, "Faded 4 Finals" promised to test all of those limits and more.
Get on it right now Get on the floor, get on it right now Get on the floor and just get on down Get on the floor and just get on down It sucks that tomorrow morning I have to take the very last final on campus Chemistry 101.
But I have a 3-pronged plan to make sure I stay safely within my limits for the night.
[Ding] - Timer.
- [Ding] - Breathalyzer.
- [Ding] - Agua.
- [Ding] So I'm gonna be here for 10 minutes, go hard, then literally go home.
Boom.
Clear plan, full cup, can't lose.
All right, I better make the next 10 minutes the best of my college career.
[Gasps] Oh, nine.
Got to go.
Watch out, world, I'm grown now I'm grown Learn something new every day I don't know, so I'm-a 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 All right, the party clock has been reset.
10 minutes.
Let's do this.
[Chuckles] You realize this is the littiest party of the semester, right? You realize 10 minutes could never be enough to witness the exquisite debauchery? You realize Mr.
Dalvin of Jodeci is rumored to be stopping in, right? You realize people can actually hear the stuff that comes out your mouth? [Chuckles] Uh, yeah, and as much as I'd love to meet the dude from the group who inspired #WashedUpWednesdays, my Chem 101 final is tomorrow morning.
Zoey, my average-looking yet overly diligent friend.
- I'm stunning.
- Unless you're a total moron, you could legit never open any kind of book ever and still crack a B-minus, no cap.
Well, if Vivek of all people says the test is easy, I might actually be okay.
Okay, y'all, shots.
Come on.
Squad up.
Let's go.
Yo, but where are Ana and Nomi? Good question.
Lemme text these hoes.
- [Cellphone chimes] - [Chuckles] How is it midnight already?! [Sighs] I guess time flies when you've been transported to the land of pure, sensual pleasure.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Then why did it fly this time? Come on, man.
- [Chuckles] - What? - What? What? - Nothing.
So, I want to watch Roxane Gay talk about anything for the rest of my life, always.
Everything you have taken me to this week has been amazing.
Thank you so much.
Anytime.
[Cellphone chimes] Sorry.
One second.
[Cellphone chimes] - Anything important? - No.
It's Zoey.
She's, um, at the rager of the year and wants me to meet her there.
Well, go have fun.
I don't have to go.
Not right now, anyway.
We could hang out for a little bit longer.
I-I mean, I'd like that.
But that would be selfish, and you shouldn't stop doing stuff with your friends just to hang out with me.
Yeah, but what if I want to? Nomi these are the best four years you're ever gonna get.
You're here to experience life, not just talk about it in a classroom.
Go do it.
Okay, fine.
Twist my arm, I'm gonna go party.
I'm gonna have an amazing time and I will be texting you after.
All right.
Never mind.
Yeah, yeah Ooh Yeah Unh Guess I'm gonna flex, then Okay, so, technically, I've been waiting for the alcohol to arrive, so this shouldn't count towards my "fun time.
" So, restarted my party clock just to make up for those potential precious minutes of lost youth.
- Oh, oh? - Uh, heads-up, I think my boy Doug is coming through tonight.
Does this outfit look like I give a damn? - It does not.
- No.
She does, though.
Her and Doug haven't talked ever since our whole rebranding of our IG went down.
- No contact for weeks.
- What? For real? - Zero.
- Aw.
Hey, don't "aw" me.
I am not checking for Doug.
VIVEK: Hey y'all let me know if you want some more shots, because your boy's got V.
I.
P.
access, so I.
Got.
Chu.
We tried to tell him.
Vivek, this is a college party.
There is no such thing as a V.
I.
P.
section.
You got played.
[Scoffs] Okay, I'm sure my boy Jahi made up a fake V.
I.
P.
section with bottle service and a meet-and-greet with Jodeci's Mr.
Dalvin all for a cool hundo.
Okay.
A toast to Vivek and asking more questions, both of which are painfully basic.
- Mm.
- Yeah, cheers.
To paraphrase Beyoncé's husband after the party is the dorm-room lobby, which is where I'm headed for a three-hour block of studying.
No cash, no funds Ho Hurry up, it's done, it's done No, no, no, no, no.
But this is my song, though.
I can't leave now.
So for every 10 minutes of partying, I'll do an extra 10 minutes of studying.
Solid math.
All right, let's go.
You are all my sons My sons We don't claim you bums This for the scum I'm a pop act Huh I don't smoke sesh Nah I don't pack heat Huh I don't even make no beats Wow, damn I don't even got no gun Ho I'm like 28 Wow Kimber in my bag, too much on my plate - [Cheers and applause] - Blood on the canvas Heard your college boy Caught him on campus Hit that Eastern Time He died in Central Standard Hm, wow Huh, huh, incredible I'll get the drinks.
I won't waste your time Baby, won't waste your time - Unh, when the sun goes down - ZOEY: Oh, wait, Ana! Ana! - Baby, is it true? - Ana, hi! Baby, is it true? - Hey.
- Hi.
I thought you would be studying.
Oh, no, Vivek said the test was, like, super easy, so I'm just hanging out for a bit, letting my brain relax so I can really absorb the info.
- Yeah.
Totally.
- Now that I think about it, I haven't seen Nomi.
Or Aaron, for that matter.
Have you seen him? Why would I? I hate him.
[Chuckling] Okay, I thought you guys were, like, cool now.
- Nope.
Nope, he sucks.
- Cool.
- Ooh.
- Oh, sorry.
Hi.
- Aaron, hey.
- Thank you so much for the two drinks for Zoey and I.
Turns out he doesn't suck.
Thanks? Come out at night No, I'm sorry.
I'm just resetting my timer.
- [Cellphone beeping] - For what? It's a reminder to study for my Chem final.
I'm only gonna stay for like 10 minutes, like, 40, tops.
You're in Mr.
Woolery's class, right? - Yeah.
- [Groans] I remember taking that test freshman year.
I'm still traumatized.
But Vivek said it was, like, super easy.
Yeah, but, I mean, you do realize Vivek's a genius, right? The dude's an engineering major and a drug dealer, okay basically all the ingredients of a chemist.
No wonder he aced the test without breaking a sweat.
But you, my homey, you're [bleep].
The thing about limits is you can push them for a while, but at a certain point, they might start pushing you back.
Whoo! J.
Cole sucks! Yeah! Whoo! Aaron's words have really sobered me.
Not in the traditional sense 'cause [Sniffs] I'm faded but in the sense that I'm making an early exit from the party of the semester to do what I should've done an hour ago go back to my room and study.
You know what? Okay, fine, you caught me.
Hours ago.
[Sniffs] Alcohol really does dull your judgment.
That's chemistry, right? Dammit.
I have no idea.
I really gotta go.
Gotta go.
I'm going.
That way.
I'm going that way.
[Groans, stomps feet] [Whines] My key card.
[Gasps] Oh! Hi.
Excuse me.
Uh, can can one of you let me in? I-I got locked out.
Please? I-I live right upstairs.
I promise I'm not a serial killer.
[Chuckles] So much dough So much dough You already know - [Gasps] - SKY: Zoey.
Zoey.
I need you.
- Jazz won't listen to me.
- I actually really I have never asked you for anything before in my entire life, and I probably won't ever do it again.
So are you really gonna miss out on this opportunity? - No, I'm not.
- You're not.
Let's go.
And he thought he could tell me what I could and couldn't post on my socials when his are just a whole-ass mess, when his ratios are just sad to look at, when his are just pictures of his wack-ass tennis shoes and a blurry selfie with his wack-ass mama.
Oh, my G is she on IG Live? Yes, she's having a full-on meltdown live.
All right, um Hey, Jazz.
Jazz, baby girl, you want to talk to me.
- What's going on? - Hold on.
And then dude had the nerve to come up to this party, where I am, and dance, knowing damn well he don't know how to dance.
Are you joking? - Is he joking?! - I bet he is, 'cause Doug is such a joker.
He loves a good joke, and so does Jazz, - because this is a joke, everybody.
- Unh-unh-unh-unh-unh.
Best believe I got those screenshots for days.
For days.
Your ass is gonna be nothing again.
- [Clattering] - Yes.
Hey.
Did you just touch my phone? Yes, I did, but in my defense, not only is that social-media suicide You know what, don't look at him.
Don't look at him.
It's just a bad move for a girlfriend.
- I'm not his girlfriend.
- Ex-girlfriend.
- We're not broken up! - This is getting worse, not better.
Fix it.
[Sighs] You know what? Look.
Look, I get that it's difficult and complicated between you two, but the one thing I really admire about you is that you're brave.
You're brave.
You know how to confront things.
And what I know for a fact is that you will find a way to confront the situation - between the two of you.
- Yes.
Mm-hmm.
Yes, I will.
- You got this.
You got this.
- Yes, I got this.
I got this.
You are Jazz, and you've got everything.
- Yes.
- She's got this.
Tell her she's got this.
- She's got this.
- You got this, Jazz.
- Aw, you're such a good friend.
- Oh, I know.
[Sighs] Why is being the glue of this group so time-consuming? And, God, where is Ana? All I can think about is being naked with you I can't stop.
Get out of here.
Ana, I really need your key card so I can study.
Oh, yeah.
Key? - Oh.
- Oh, my God.
Thank you.
And, by the way, it's so nice that you two are finally hanging out like normal people.
No, we're not normal.
He's super weird and ugly.
Ugly? - Wha Aar - Come on, man.
Ayo, I ordered a bottle an hour ago.
What kind of elevated experience is this? I'm calling Jahi.
[Sighs] Finally.
I got some water, got some aromatherapy to get my mind right, and now it's time to get my study on.
Hm.
You're home! I thought you'd still be down at the party.
Nope.
Still here, learning.
Sucks for you, nerd.
[Sighs] Meanwhile, I have fallen deeply in like.
Like, "I definitely am gonna text her tomorrow morning, and we haven't even hooked up yet" kind of like.
Nomi deeply in like? I mean, this is [Chuckles] huge for her.
She's gonna want to talk about it.
Hey, you want to talk about it? No, I don't want to jinx it.
[Whispering] Yes.
But I do wanna party about it.
- Come on.
- [Groans] No.
As much as I'd love to, I can't.
It's 2:00 a.
m.
, girly, and my Chem final's tomorrow morning in [Gasps] seven hours.
- All right, chemistry, Zoey? - Mm-hmm.
You are a fashion major.
Unless you're doing, like, big things with lab coats and, I don't know, goggles, don't need chemistry.
I still need a good grade.
Remember? I dropped my design lab.
I can't fail this class unless I want an incomplete on the entire semester.
First of all, I bet that you absorbed like 90% of what you need to know just through osmosis alone.
- What? - Not important.
Second of all, what I'm hearing is that you need a passing grade.
Not a good one.
Very different.
My GPA will know the difference.
- GPA, Zoey? - Yes.
You are an artiste, okay? You don't need a 4.
0.
You need to experience life.
I mean, now that you mention it, Grace Coddington didn't even go to college.
And she's the visionary behind Anna Wintour's Vogue.
Yes.
Vogue.
Look, a very good friend of mine helped me realize that this place, it's about more than just academics.
These are four of the most amazing years we are ever going to get.
We need to live them.
Yes.
I am Grace Coddington.
You know what? Nomi is right.
School is about so much more than just school.
It's about friends and love and parties.
And so, in honor of all of those things, let's get our osmosis on! Not what it means.
I'll get there.
You know what? I got this.
Like, sure, I didn't get home until 7:00 a.
m.
, but I'm really crisp.
And Nomi is right.
I may not be a chemist, per se, but ya girl looked up what "osmosis" meant before I puked in a bush.
It's all up here.
Just trust in the process.
And I got to go to a cool party, so win-win.
[Inhales deeply] Question one: "What is the chemical formula for water?" [Chuckles] Uh, that'd be "H" to the "O.
" OMG.
I am great at chemistry.
I am a chemist.
All right, question number two: "Calculate the molar solubility of calcium hydroxide.
" Okay, that one's a little bit of a thinker.
- I'll come back to it.
- What? Unh Freeze frame, replay, back to them old days Homie tried to catch a dub I was like, "Okay" Practice all week on that Lumidee Diwali Shery taught me how to break an with my balance But still don't know how to feel Till this day I'll be weird on the real - He was trying bag - "Enzyme catalyzed reaction"? You know this, Zoey.
Enzyme catalogue reactors.
Damn it.
Maybe I should go back to question two.
10 minutes left, and remember, people, check your answers.
This test is worth 50% of your grade.
10 minutes? Oh, my God.
I thought at the very least, I'd pull, like, a-a "D" -minus.
But if I fail this test, then I fail the whole class.
I-I'm gonna be put on academic probation.
[Sighs] So, there I was, an entire evening of making bad decisions had pushed me to the point of making one more.
[Whispering] Oh, my God.
I'm so sorry, but my pencil dropped.
Would you mind grabbing it for me? Thank you.
[Knocking on door] - [Door opens] - Okay.
Come in, why don't you? - I don't like formalities either.
- [Door closes] I want to tell Zoey.
- About what? - About this.
Oh, oh.
Okay.
Yeah, I mean, I just thought you didn't want to do that 'cause it would mess up the energy of the crew, and Maybe, but I feel guilty, like, all the time.
So, yes, maybe saying something might affect the squad, but not saying anything? I-I-It's totally affecting me, so [Sighs] I have to.
I have to tell her.
I respect that.
You know, do what you got to do.
Oh.
Okay.
- Good talk.
- We did it.
[Elevator bell dings] Hello, Douglas.
Ah.
Good afternoon, Jazlyn.
Look, I just want you to know I'm gonna forgive your little pettiness last night.
So can we just stop with the bullshit and move forward? It depends.
Is the first step of moving forward you taking down that rebranding shit on Instagram? Um, it is not.
All right.
So there's nothing to discuss.
That's not the look for me.
I don't care what your look is.
- All right, bet.
- Let me just be clear.
When I met you, I was looking for a boyfriend, not a second dad.
Okay, and when I met you, I was looking for a girlfriend, not some little Instagram shorty that's setting thirst traps.
Well, um, I guess this isn't anything a discussion is going to fix.
No, I guess not.
Or any amount of time apart.
Nah.
I guess we could call it a wrap.
Might as well make it official.
- Might as well.
- Cool.
- Yeah.
- Yep.
[Sighs] Seriously? I mean, how long can it take to hand out 40 "C" -minuses? [Knock on door, door opens] Yes? Hey.
Oh, hey.
You busy? No, just waiting for grades.
Uh, what's up? Uh, nothing.
I just I wanted to talk to you about something, something I've been thinking about.
Everything okay? Yeah.
Uh - Zoey.
- Yeah? Have you ever done something that's not terrible, but it's not great? - [Laptop chimes] - Um, I'm so s I'm sorry.
Sorry, sorry.
[Sighs] No.
Are you okay? No, um, I think I might've just gotten caught cheating, so Yeah.
I am so sorry this V.
I.
P.
thing didn't work out for you, dude, honestly.
But when you think about it, it's entirely your fault.
Like, you had control of the situation the whole time.
Could've got out at any moment, but you didn't, so there's that.
[Sighs] Thanks, man.
- Mm-hmm.
- I'm going for a walk.
All right.
[Indistinct conversations, liquid sloshing] What the? It's It's real.
Aaron, "A" -plus, come here.
It's It's real.
Mr.
Dalvin? From Jodeci?