Grown-ish (2018) s03e05 Episode Script

Gut Feeling

1 And right - there.
- [Heart beating.]
Luca, listen to how fast that is! Sick beat.
I could definitely hear Young Thug on this.
And there is your baby's nose, eyes.
Oh, and there's your baby's smile! Congratulations, he or she or if we're being PC, they are an absolute beauty.
You're both very lucky parents.
- Oh, no, he's not the - Thank you.
What? I [bleep.]
with fake-fatherhood.
Well, congratulations.
If you ever lose your way ZOEY: The miracle of life.
We take for granted the billions of things that have to go right to create a human being.
And nothing you could have ever imagined compares to the moment when you first meet that amazing little life you created.
- If you stay - Wow.
That's my baby.
ALL: Surprise! Oh ZOEY: So, what do you think? Uh You guys shouldn't have Girl, bastard or not, that baby deserves a shower.
No, like, really, though, you shouldn't have But we're having a house baby! - Whoo! House baby! - House baby! - House baby! - House baby! I don't know if I'm keeping the baby.
[Indistinct whispering.]
ZOEY: Huh? 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 So, is everything okay with the baby? Yeah.
No, totally.
There were, like, 10 fingers and 10 toes, and Huge penis.
Oh, well, it's an umbilical cord.
- I've told you that many times.
- [Chuckles.]
- Father knows best, but - Not the father.
Okay, well, I'm gonna head out.
- Bye, thanks.
- Yep.
- [Door closes.]
- So care to fill us in? It's, uh, just my parents.
They want me to place the baby for adoption, so Yeah.
Excuse me.
What do we say? What do we do here? Vivek, you said that there were cigars for the guys outside? - You hate cigars.
- No, I hate fresh air.
I love cigars.
I think we should smoke some right now.
- You all three of us.
- Bro, what're you talking about? Last time you smoked a blunt, you yacked for two straight hours You know nothing about life, do you? - [Sighs.]
- Come on.
You just got to read the room, man.
- What This just seems important.
- You try really hard.
Nomi, um, I thought you wanted this baby.
I did, I mean, I I do, I think.
It's just ever since I've been back at school, my parents have been all over me about how hard it's going to be to be a full-time student and a single mom, and They're not wrong, you know? I mean, have you guys ever been to the family dorm? [Giggles.]
Back here.
[Glass shatters.]
And that poor mom, oh, my God, she was so overwhelmed, and I don't even think I could handle it as well as she did.
Freshman year, there was this young mom in our Intro to Calculus section, and, you know, I was just minding my own business, trying to learn my linear functions, and next thing I know, there's this big old milk-booby right next to my elbow.
It was hella distracting.
Oh, come on.
There are lots of student-parents that make it work.
Yeah, and most of them take at least five years to graduate.
Or longer.
Five years? That means you wouldn't be graduating with us.
Well, maybe not with us, but with you, Zoey "Academic Probation" Johnson.
- [Chuckles.]
- Look, as soon as my parents realized just how much this would disrupt my life, they became even more convinced that I should place the baby for adoption, so Damn, sounds like your parents are giving you no choice.
Yeah, especially since they might cut you off, disown you, or lock you in the attic like one of those Lifetime holiday movies.
You remember "Yuletide Basement.
" NOMI: Hey, you guys, my parents aren't locking me in an attic, or a basement, or whatever, okay? They said they were gonna support me whether or not I decided to keep the baby.
They'd just prefer that I didn't keep the baby.
Well, great! If they're gonna support you either way, then I guess we're keeping our house baby! So, can we please go back to this baby shower that I had Vivek spend all of this money on? Dude, pause.
Okay, Nomi, is that what you want? To keep this baby? Look, it's not an ideal situation, okay? But I feel like I made my bed and I should lie in it.
That's not the most compelling reason to raise a child.
At least she's taking responsibility.
Yeah, Nomi, I am so proud of you.
Disappointed in you for getting knocked up, but so proud of you for dealing with it.
Okay, but why does Nomi have to give up her life to "deal with it," though? You know, there's so many alternatives nowadays, whether it be, um, a couple who can't have kids, a gay couple, um I don't know.
But either way, her mistake which are your words, not mine could become a blessing for someone else.
But wait, Zoey, so you agree with my parents? No, no, not like that.
I'm just I guess I'm saying maybe don't rule out adoption so quickly.
[Coughs, sniffs.]
Are you guys sure you don't want in on these cigars? Once you get past the chest pain and the inability to breathe [Coughs.]
Ugh, it's really quite smooth.
Yeah, no, I think - I think we're good on that.
- Hmm.
We're straight.
Oh, hey, bro.
Guys, this is Sky's, uh friend Rodney.
- What's up, man? - Yeah, I almost hit this guy with a Louisville Slugger.
No, he didn't.
I would have kicked his ass.
- That's so funny.
- Is Sky inside? Yeah, but you probably don't want to go in there right now unless you want to walk into a hornets' nest.
So - Sky's dating a White guy? - No way.
He got to be, like, Creole or something, right? - Yeah.
- No, he's definitely White.
Look at the look at the shoelaces.
They're choking his ankles.
Can't be.
Yo, she was all over me Freshman year for cross-pollination-dating.
Her militant ass must be using him to fix her credit.
I mean, have you considered an open adoption? And that way you can stay in the baby's life.
It feels like it would be a really painful thing for me and the baby.
I don't know, can we just stop talking about this? - [Door opens.]
- VIVEK: Is it safe to come back in yet? - No! - Yes! Uh, Sky, your, uh your pal Rodney is here, dude.
That's Rod'Nae? Yes, it is.
- [Singsong voice.]
Not what I pictured.
- I know, Rod'Nae's Dudes, we're not done talking in here.
Yeah, we are, actually.
Great, you heard the Mother of Honor we're not talking about this anymore.
And I know the perfect thing that's gonna lift everyone's spirits The Dirty Diaper Game.
Oh, my God.
I'm so happy that you came.
Well, you did threaten my life But I kind of like it when you threaten my life.
And you brought ice cream? That is so sweet.
Okay, you can go put your jacket in my room.
Which you already know where that is, so [Exhales sharply.]
I'm proud of you girl, honestly.
It's so good to see that, at the end of the day, love conquers all.
- What are you talking about? - I'm talking about you.
You following your heart.
Obviously erasing color lines.
In what way? In the, uh, you dating an Anglo-Saxon kind of way.
What? You think he's gay? No, I think that he's White.
I know he's White.
What are you talking about? What about him says that he's White? Um I don't know, let me think about that.
- I don't know, his skin, maybe? - Okay, now, I know he's a little bit Drake-skinned, but my guy is Black.
His name is "Rod'Nae.
" You're sure about this? - Yes.
- Okay.
Is that vanilla? Extra vanilla? Super white vanilla? I'm kidding.
He is White, though.
So this is the Dirty Diaper Game.
Everyone has to guess what kind of chocolate candy is melted in each diaper.
The most correct answers wins.
Well, wait, w-we're still doing this? I thought Nomi said she not keeping the baby.
- Um, she's keeping the baby.
- Uh [Scoffs.]
She is not necessarily keeping the baby.
All right, I need to know if Nomi's keeping this baby before I simulate eating some baby [bleep.]
- Don't eat the baby [bleep.]
- Eat the baby [bleep.]
Nomi, am I eating this baby [bleep.]
or not? No, I don't know, okay?! I don't know! I keep going back and forth.
I feel like I want to keep the baby.
I think my parents might be right.
I don't know, okay? It's gonna be super hard to do alone.
ANA: But you don't have to do it alone.
I mean, did you ask the father of your baby what he wants to do? No.
He doesn't even know he's gonna be a father.
[Clears throat.]
You haven't even told him? No! And it's none of his business.
Dude, none of his business? Are you kidding me? When I found out you were pregnant, I went to find a kid that wasn't even mine.
Wait, so you're seriously considering not telling this guy he has a baby coming into the world? To be fair, I mean, he probably doesn't even remember.
We were both really sloppy.
He was, like, making out with my forearm at some point, and I don't even really know who he is, so - Oh, we can find him.
- Oh.
Yeah, you said his name was Phil and something about him being from Berkeley, right? - Uh-huh.
- Oh, I have found guys with just a zodiac sign and a favorite sweater color.
Yeah, but we don't know anything about this "Phil from Berkeley.
" All right, for all we know, he could be, okay, get this, "Phil from Vallejo.
" Or Dr.
I think she would remember if she hooked up with Dr.
No, I don't know.
I was really drunk.
It could be Dr.
But you know what? I don't even want to, like, do that and blow up this guy's life.
Screw that, blow up Dr.
Phil's life.
He's about to have a child in the world and he needs to know.
What he doesn't need is a kid growing up and being on 23andMe 18 years from now and then showing up at his 40th birthday party - at the Macaroni Grill.
- DOUG: Ooh, Mac G.
I would get all up in that prosciutto-wrapped jumbo shrimp.
- Just - You know, maybe Dr.
Phil Jr.
does want to eat family style with his father.
Don't they both theoretically deserve that delicious chance? You now, I couldn't imagine life without our dad.
Me neither.
Well, what about you? Was your dad around? Actually, uh, he wasn't there much in the beginning.
You know, 'cause of his wrongful incarceration case.
Oh, my goodness.
Wrongful incarceration? Black.
Yeah, but then when the cops held a press conference to apologize to my father about being in the wrong, Dad was around a whole lot more.
So So, a-a cop apologized to your dad? - Yeah.
- Publicly? That's amazing, man.
White guy.
VIVEK: This might be an unpopular opinion, but if I was Phil, I would rather not know.
Not unpopular, Vivek.
Thank you.
- No, pretty unpopular.
- Well I mean, I actually appreciate Vivek's honesty.
- See? That's what I was saying.
Get in here.
- I do.
Wait, you actually agree with him? Yeah, I mean, God forbid somebody pulled up to my crib with a baby, I mean, I would take care of it like any other good dude would, right? But I'd be lying if I said I'd actually be happy about it.
- So you don't think she should tell him? - No.
The right time to involve dude was when she found out that she was pregnant.
You know, because then, he would know the right way to handle it from jump.
And if you tell him now, that's just That's just not fair.
I cannot believe what I'm hearing right now.
Rod'Nae, help me out, please.
It's actually Rodney.
Just Rodney? Of course it is.
Of course it is.
Look, I just don't believe that I'm the only man in this room who feels like this Dr.
Phil dude deserves to know that he's about to be a father.
I guess I can see both sides.
But, I mean, the issue just is not black or white Yes, it is, Rodney, and you need to choose a side Black or White.
What I'm trying to say is that the baby is here, it's on the way, and this man has every right to be in this child's life until he proves himself otherwise.
ANA: As much as it pains me to agree with Aaron, Nomi, being a parent is a blessing, - and, look, I'm sorry, but - Mm-hmm.
I think your choice in not informing Phil is depriving your child and his or her father from having a relationship.
[Bell dinging.]
Hey, we're all out Look, you obviously like the guy, and doing this could possibly change everything.
So don't do it.
No, I need to know who I'm dating.
Well, just so you know, that whatever the outcome is, when you turn the lights off, we are all the same color.
Those people might glow in the dark.
- [Knock on door.]
- Yeah? Hey.
I just wanted to make sure that you got some of this pregnant belly cake [Sighs.]
The popped belly button is actually fondant.
No, if you can get past your initial revulsion, it's actually pretty next-level.
- Look, um - Mm-hmm.
I just want to apologize if I overstepped.
I mean, we all know that going overboard is kind of my thing, but it's only because I care.
I know.
Thank you for caring.
But I am going to overstep with one more thing, and again, it's only because I love you, and I just I don't want you to regret anything.
What is this? Only if you change your mind about your baby's father.
FYI, it only took me 45 seconds.
It It's my new personal best.
[Door closes.]
[Door closes.]
AARON: [Laughs.]
Oh, my God.
Sky, where did your, uh, dear old friend go? Rodney, did he skedaddle? I am appalled and flabbergasted.
I swear you gave me so much shit for dating White girls, and then, what, you go and fall for a White boy that you thought was Black? Mm-mm-mm.
I didn't understand the definition of irony until today.
JAZZ: All right, enough, she gets it.
If it is any consolation, we all come from the same haplogroup in Central Africa, meaning your friend Rodney is a little bit Black.
I can't believe I fell for a White boy.
I just don't get it.
I mean, I I knew he was lighter-skinned, but by all appearances, he's a Black man.
With no facial hair? - But that crispy lineup, though.
- Ohh.
He took me to Red Lobster on our first date But now that I think about it, he didn't order the shrimp - Ahh.
- the crab legs, or even touch those cheesy biscuits.
Okay, see? Now I see how it could be confusing.
- [Sighs.]
- [Door opens.]
Well, looks like we'll most definitely be needing this.
[Dog barking in distance.]
Well, the father of my baby is no longer a "rando.
" His name is Phil McGinnis.
He's from San Jose.
He's a Comm Major at UC Berkeley and, apparently, the dude is a major player in the Ultimate Frisbee scene.
- Cool? - Before Ana tracked him down, he was just, like, a nameless, faceless dude.
And now he's a real person.
Well, Nomi, you do know that he was always a real person.
Yeah, I know.
But now this baby is a real person, so Look, I told you I was gonna have your back through this and that I was gonna give it to you straight no matter how hard it would be.
- Mm-hmm.
- But, I don't know, after today and everything happening downstairs, I I realized whether to keep the baby or place it for adoption, or even whether to tell Phil he's the father or not, these aren't choices that any of us can make for you.
- Yeah.
- These are your choices.
And I know you.
Easier said than done, but I know you're absolutely going to do what's right for you.
I'm not going to be able to think about it here.
Not clearly, anyway.
I I think I need to go home.
Is that, like, the coward's way out? No.
I think going home is actually a really brave decision.
- Do you? - Yeah.
- So, Ultimate Frisbee? - Thank the Lord Hmm.
For what we have [Door closes.]
- Please don't get arrested.
- See before you I'll try.
- You better call me every day.
- Okay.
And I'm not screwing around about CC-ing me on all your doctor emails.
With my soul Goodbye, little Usain.
I thought we agreed on "Flo-Jo.
" Only if it was a girl.
You see the way she's carrying, you know she's gonna have a boy.
- I can't - All right.
Thank God I'm not having twins.
You will be missed.
Till death do us part Donadagovhi Okay? That's Cherokee for, "Until we meet again.
" That they had what we have, baby Till death do us part Yeah I'm I'm not gonna say goodbye because I know I'm gonna be seeing you really very soon.
[Voice breaking.]
I know we, like, get into it a lot, but I'm gonna miss you the most.
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah Don't take anyone else out for margaritas.
- Oh, yeah, oh, yeah - Let it ride Oh, yeah, oh, yeah - Oh, yeah - Just let it, let it ride - Oh, yeah, oh, yeah - Bye.
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah Although we may take for granted the billion little things it takes to create life, there were two things we didn't take for granted the difficult choice Nomi was facing, and the fact that this group of nine amazing people came together to support and love each other no matter what.
MAN: Uh, you're headed to the airport, right? - Yeah.
- I got you.
I got water, I got mints, I got phone chargers.
I got a head shot if you have any connections in the business.
- I don't.
- No? Hey, you never know, right? Where you traveling to? [Music playing softly on radio.]
No place like home.
[Voice fading.]
Wish I could go home.
Clickity clack back to Idaho.
Ignore signs of change No more I'll come back again I am flawed Mm Mm, mm
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