Grown-ish (2018) s02e20 Episode Script

Mind Playing Tricks on Me

1 And you And you Zoey, just don't take this the wrong way, but can you just fall back? Let me tell you 'bout this girl, maybe I shouldn't You speak from the heart, and he'll understand.
And her name was Brown Sugar See, we be making love constantly That's why my eyes are a shade blood burgundy [Crunches.]
The way that we kiss is unlike any other way That I be kissin' when I'm kissin' what I'm missin' Won't you listen? Brown Sugar, babe I gets high off your love I want some of your Brown Sugar I want some of your Brown Sugar I want some of your Brown Sugar [Gasps.]
[Heart beating rapidly.]
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 - [Sighs.]
- ZOEY: Dreams come in many forms.
[Indistinct conversations.]
And rather than the visions that may haunt your thoughts while you sleep, I prefer them in less disturbing forms.
Like a beautiful night or an impeccable couple or watching your friend fulfill his dream of making a difference.
Passed hors d'oeuvres, alcohol not in red Solo cups, and no trap music? Aaron really pulled something special together.
Yeah, when he said he wanted to do an event for Black mental health, I kinda assumed he was just gonna throw together a gospel brunch or a Spades tournament.
Oh, my God.
Damn, look at Nomi and Ana! - MAN: Ladies, photo? - Oh, no, no, no.
I'm not here to do all of that.
I'm just here for the cause, not to support Aaron.
It's bad enough I even caved and came.
Ana, you're not caving, okay? You're taking the higher road.
And you're not even gonna see him anyway, 'cause I promise I'm gonna keep you guys separate the entire night.
- Okay.
- All right? Just relax and celebrate the fact that a few weeks of no alcohol's giving your ass very strong JLo "Waiting for Tonight" vibes.
- Oh, okay.
- Yeah.
Oh, wait.
Hold on.
Wrong way.
Just Let's go.
[Camera shutter clicking.]
- Let's go.
- Oh.
Thank you.
Sky, you can slow down.
You don't have to be a hero.
Yeah, this flimsy red carpet might slip under you like a bath mat.
Remember, that's how Grandma Sadie went down.
The crack-infested '80s brought Grandma Sadie down, okay? Guys, I'm fine.
Seriously, it's just a sprain.
Um, excuse me, sir.
Can you please hold these while I make all my exes jealous? Okay, you are not putting any weight on that knee.
You take these crutches from her and they're going up your ass.
What do I say to that? You take these crutches and tell us to say "cheese," bitch.
O-Okay, okay.
Just take the picture, bro.
[Camera shutter clicking.]
All right, smile like this is the last photo you will ever take as Joey Bada$$'s biggest fan.
Because after he meets you tonight? B-F-Fs.
Again, Zoey, I'm I'm not a fan.
I just have mad respect and an intense devotion to his art.
I mean, have you seen the shit he does with Pro Era? It's inspiring.
And his lyrics? They speak to me.
It's like we live the same lifestyle aggressive but also sensitive.
Got it.
Like an adoring fan.
[Camera shutter clicking.]
[Sola Roa's "So Fly" plays.]
Baby, you can boogie with me I know you love the music Baby, you can boogie with me They say you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
And this is it Luca's first big moment with his idol.
S'up, bro.
Hey, baby.
He's really eyeing that piece.
You should let him know that that's your friend's art and just keep the conversation going from there.
Remember, you got to tell him you are aggressive but also so sensitive.
- Huh? - Zoey, I'm cool.
I got this.
I know you love the music [Indistinct conversations.]
Hey! Hey, hi.
I'm Zoey.
Um, hate to brag, but my boyfriend is responsible for the art here.
Uh, guilty, caught me.
I'm bragging.
I'm bragging.
- [Laughs.]
- Oh, you did this? - No.
- Wh No, he didn't do it, do it, per se.
But he's responsible for it being here.
Like drove it here? No, um his homegirl is the artist, and so Luca here connected Aaron with her.
And then, boom, art! A common interest.
Cool, cool.
- You ready? - Let's go.
You know some synonyms for "cool" are "phenomenal" and "amazing".
Well, that went well.
Zoey, just don't take this the wrong way, but can you just fall back? "Fall back"? How do you take that the right way? I mean, I know you like to come in hot and lay on the charm and become best friends in the first 10 minutes.
- You know, it's - You're describing a Golden Retriever.
All I'm saying is that that's not me.
You know, I just like to lay in the cut and just let things happen naturally.
Just ride my own wave.
Um well, while you are here "riding your own wave," I'll be over there riding one of those drinks and possibly a vegan mini slider.
- Ooh, those are fire.
- Mm-hmm.
Can you grab me one or two? - Got ya.
All right, bye.
- All right.
[Indistinct conversations.]
Wow, when you're sober, people are unattractive.
All right, Black Eagle spotted.
We're on the move.
[Snaps fingers.]
False alarm.
You know, spotting Aaron in a sea of Black men in black tie it's a lot harder than I expected.
- Nomi.
- Mm.
I was right, not racist.
It's Black Eagle.
Go, go, go! Hey, man.
Where'd she go? - Hey.
Look, um - Yes, sir? do you recommend anything for nerves? I have a big speech coming up, and I-I don't want anything too strong, 'cause I don't want to be like how I was at my cousin's wedding.
I started talking about my aunt's boobs.
Not her boobs exactly, but her breast reduction she got when 'cause she had back pain and Anyway, screw it.
Can I just get a drink? So, Luca had basically told me I was cramping his style.
And since I couldn't find the vegan sliders or my girls, I did what any person in my position would do I just stared at my phone as if I was receiving some extremely important texts.
You good? Me? Yeah, I'm good.
I'm good.
I'm good.
I'm good.
Piranhas are real slick, blast after - But you know who's great? - Who? My boyfriend.
I had never seen him more excited than when he realized Aaron had booked you for this event.
97 unsolicited DMs later, here I am.
- [Chuckles.]
- Luckily for your boy, though, this is a cause that I really get down on.
Oh, yeah, no, cool.
Totally same.
But you know who you should also get down with? Let me guess your boyfriend.
Have you heard of him? [Chuckles.]
I mean, he actually is a really super talented designer who would absolutely kill me if he knew I was saying this, but it's kind of his dream job to work with you.
I'm sure you hear that all the time, though.
Yeah, as long as you don't link me to your SoundCloud, we're good.
Dope bracelet, by the way.
- Jon Buscemi.
- Mm-hmm.
- That's my boy.
- Oh, that's amazing.
I have the sneakers to match.
But not that I'd ever wear them at the same time.
'Cause, I mean, I'm a stylist.
I know better.
Oh, so you style? When we come thru, come thru, come thru I want this forever, just you in the grotto So, yeah, Jazz and Sky were the first customers of the Zoey Johnson Styling Experience, and, fun fact, I almost got fired over this picture.
That there is dope.
I can tell you really got an eye.
Well, thanks.
Yeah, well, my brand is doing a pop-up in a few days.
You should come through.
Maybe add a little bit of that "Zoey Johnson Styling Experience.
" Uh, like a job? Yeah, a job.
I'll have my assistant find you and get you the info.
- Okay? - Yeah.
Take care.
Uh, wait.
I-I can't.
What? I can't work for you.
I mean, I'd I'd absolutely love to, but I can't.
So thank you.
All good.
Be easy.
Did I just turn down a dream job? In the same way a dream can wander from sitting on a sunny beach to running naked through your middle-school lunchroom, tonight had taken the same strange path.
And I needed some help interpreting this latest turn of events.
ANA: So, what happened? Uh, it's a long story, but the short of it is, Joey Bada$$ offered me a job at his pop-up shop.
[Timer beeping.]
[Camera shutter clicks.]
Why would you turn that down? Because it's Luca's dream to work side-by-side with him, and I-I can't steal something like that from my boyfriend.
[Timer beeping.]
[Camera shutter clicks.]
Steal? [Gasps.]
Did he offer the job to Luca first? No.
Well, was he going to? I don't know.
- [Timer beeping.]
- [Camera shutter clicks.]
Guys, please tell me I did the right thing, because I did, right? - Totally.
- Yes.
Oh, my God, I totally screwed up, didn't I? - Yes.
- Totally.
[Timer beeping.]
[Camera shutter clicks.]
I'll be back.
We're going, too.
You're gonna have to cover your eyes, baby.
Would you please come out from under my nuts? - [Scoffs.]
- Seriously, my knee's not broken, I'm not dying, and I don't need you and your boyfriend coming to the bathroom with me.
Yeah, for the record, that's not for me, either.
The doctor said you have to stay off of it.
Finals are coming up in just a few weeks.
Yeah, Jazz, I know.
What do you think I think about every day in our dorm room, alone? Seriously, I just wanted one night to take my mind off of things.
- Yeah, but I need to make sure that - Please! Just for like one hour, can you try to treat me like a normal human being? Yeah.
I love you.
I'm sorry.
I love you, too.
But, for real, I gotta pee.
By herself.
I couldn't stop replaying the moment over and over again in my head.
And even though I worried I made the wrong decision for my career, I believed I had made the right decision for my relationship.
Is that one of those vegan sliders? I have been looking for this all night.
Yeah, this is actually the last one.
Oh, my God.
Thank you.
Damn it.
This is Luca's favorite.
I really should let him have it.
You know what? Hold up.
Is that what he would even want me to do? Hey, babe, this vegan slider is your absolute favorite thing, isn't it? I mean, yeah.
I also really like bike rides Okay, not pertinent.
We're talking about this slider, and it's the last one.
So would you be mad if I ate it? I don't know.
Are you hungry? Very, but I know that you really love it.
And even though I really, really like it, too, I know that you really, really love it, so it would be unfair - if I took it, yeah? - Can't we just split it? No.
No, we cannot split it.
You can't split this with me.
You either take it or you don't.
Bro this is the realest conversation we've ever had.
It is.
So now, the question remains, would you be mad if I ate the slider if that means that you don't get to have one? I mean, there are more vegan sliders out there.
It's not the last one in the world.
You're the one that got it, so have it.
I'll be fine.
Oh, my God.
Luca is so right.
This is just one slider.
There are plenty of other sliders out there for him to have.
And, okay, B.
Dubs sliders are really cool job opportunities in this scenario.
Enjoy your slider, babe.
- I'm - Yeah.
This our favorite jam, girl Hands down, no discussion I got you speaking in mumbles Wow, hey.
You enjoying the party? Mm-hmm.
Uh listen, I know you didn't have to, but I-I really do appreciate you coming through.
Yeah, well, um Oh, it's, uh it's a good cause.
Yeah, it is.
I just hope I don't blow what seems to be a great evening by embarrassing myself with, uh, this speech.
It's kinda what I tend to do at these things.
Well, um good luck.
Gonna need it.
[Exhales heavily.]
Look, um you want some advice? Yes.
I-I honestly I just can't afford to take another "L" at one of my events.
You started this year wanting to elevate Hawkins.
Look at this event.
You did just that, so you don't need to figure out what to say.
So just speak from the heart.
Everyone will love it because they'll know it's genuine.
Thank you.
I'm I'm glad I could help.
Me, too.
I want the money, I want the fame I want the power that come with runnin' the game I been to hell and back but I can't complain And I'd be lyin' if I said - That it'd ever change - Hi.
Styling Experience.
What's up? Um, okay, this is gonna seem a little random, but if it's not too late, I would like to take you up on your job offer.
Why the sudden change of heart? Well Okay, just to be completely honest, uh, I kind of panicked in the moment.
I was a little worried that if I took it, I'd be stealing my boyfriend's dream job.
Honestly, the job was never your boy's to have.
I mean, you know, he was cool, but he just seemed a little too cool.
Unlike you, who just kinda puts it all out there, not caring how it makes you look.
- [Chuckling.]
That's me.
- [Chuckles.]
So the job's still mine? - Sure, if you still want it.
- Yes! I do, I do.
It's yours.
Well, technically, I did give Luca the last vegan slider, so he should be fine with this.
Right? At the beginning of the school year, uh, my goal was to elevate Hawkins.
And, to be honest, I failed.
So when the issue of mental health in our community literally came to my doorstep, I was face-to-face with the lack of resources, the, uh the lack of awareness, and it all just kinda felt too big to tackle.
But seeing you all show up here tonight, looking like the true definition of Black Excellence, I don't feel that way anymore.
Tonight, I-I look out onto a room full of people, and I can honestly say I'm moved by your support.
And, um yeah, speaking from the heart, I can say that I've never been more surrounded by true friends, so thank you.
- WOMAN: All right.
- [Applause.]
Okay, enough with the sap.
We're gonna drink.
We're gonna eat.
Joey Bada$$ is here.
Make some noise for him.
[Cheers and applause.]
Uh, and our lovely young deejay's Hey, Sky.
Junior! What are you doing here? I heard you were having a rough night.
[HSVN's "Everything" plays.]
There's no way you can enjoy yourself on those ugly things, so I brought you these.
Oh my God.
You are so sweet.
They're my Grandma Ruby's.
She uses them at the Beverly Connection to stage slip and fall "accidents".
- [Chuckles.]
- [Laughs.]
Well, they're very beautiful.
But what you won't need these for is a slow dance.
May I? All right.
We'll see if I can do this.
Oh, don't worry.
I'll hold you up.
I've been taking this new Hoopnotica Hula-Hoop course, so my core is incredibly strong.
- Oh, really? - Yeah.
- Let me be the one - [Gasps.]
- To show you love - [Chuckles.]
You did this? If there's one thing I know about you, Jazzlyn Amerie Forster, it's that if your sister's scared, you're scared.
And I love you too much to see you scared.
You love me too much? - I love you.
- [Exhales sharply.]
I love you, too, Douglas Fredrick Edwards.
Let me be the one I'm gonna go outside and call us a car.
All right.
[D'Angelo's "Brown Sugar" plays.]
- Doing, Freshman? - Oh, hey.
I wanted to say thank you, 'cause if we hadn't had that conversation about pushing walls, then none of this would've happened tonight, so Well, tonight was spectacular.
Joey Bada$$ kinda offered me a job at his pop-up shop.
- That's amazing! - [Laughing.]
Yeah! - You s You serious? - Uh-huh.
Wow! - Congrats.
- Thank you.
How's, uh, fanboy taking it? - Well, I haven't exactly told him yet.
- Right.
Uh so Think he's gonna hate me? Nah, how can he hate you? He's your dude.
What? He's gonna be happy for you, okay? Every guy wants to see his girl win.
Yeah, well, Luca's a little off-center.
He's not "every guy", you know? Fair argument.
But the weirdo loves you, okay? So speak from the heart, and he'll understand.
- [Sighs.]
Thank you.
- Yep.
And again, congratulations.
- Oh, is this what we do now? - [Laughs.]
Yeah, come on.
- Come here.
- [Laughing.]
It's our handshake.
Thank you so much for coming.
I'm gonna go clean.
All right, go clean.
You love me right down to my knees [Sighs.]
The night had started with me trying to help Luca take a step towards getting his dream job.
So the thought of telling him that I got it instead had me on edge.
But I decided to speak from my heart and hoped Luca would be okay with everything.
Hey, babe.
I was wondering Oh, wow.
What? Everything okay? Joey Bada$$ just followed me on IG.
Uh, that's amazing.
Told you, babe.
Riding my own wave.
Yeah, excellent.
So I decided to go to sleep and tell Luca I was pursuing my own dreams tomorrow.
And you Fall back.
ZOEY: I totally screwed up, didn't I? And you [Crunches.]
[Heart beating rapidly.]
[Gasps, breathing heavily.]
Baby, you okay? No.
Um actually, there's something I need to tell you.
Hey, excuse me.
So sorry to interrupt, guys.
Uh, I just want to say thank you for an amazing night.
You really took it from here to here.
- Just next level, you know? - No doubt, no doubt.
Appreciate it.
I was wondering if you'd be interested in commemorating the night just to, you know, kind of Bro, you're either asking me for a picture or on a date, and I'm only down to do one of those, to be clear.
Right this way.
Just to be clear, this is a picture? Just a picture.
- Big fan, bro.
- [Chuckles.]
Just get in there, all right? Scooch.
- Part of the business.
- All right.
- [Whispers indistinctly.]
- Shit, okay.
- So, y'all like - Let's get the first one.
- Hey, the picture's coming in 3, 2 - [Timer beeping.]
[Camera shutter clicks.]
Can you just move, bro? - He wants the picture with me.
- [Timer beeping.]
I-I kind of put him on to, like, the music and all.
[Camera shutter clicks.]
Do you like Biggie? I'm a huge Biggie fan.
- He probably inspired your lyrics, huh? - [Timer beeping.]
- He made you you.
I like that.
- [Camera shutter clicks.]
- Think we got this.
- No, no, I think we just - just one more shot.
- Just one second, just 1, 2, 3! Joey Bada$$ Hey, hey, Joey Bada$$ Where you going? Where you going, Joey Bada$$? [Camera shutter clicks.]