Grown-ish (2018) s03e07 Episode Script

Doin' the Most

1 [Headie One's "Back to Basics" plays.]
ZOEY: From the moment the Forster Twins took their very first steps, they had dreams of becoming Olympic track stars.
[Rapping.]
Bring out the dots, get back to basics So, when the doctors told Sky her injury might keep her from living her dream Unfortunately, I have some not-so-great news.
Gang can't sleep on the violation she did everything in her power to come back stronger and faster than ever.
And now with rehab behind her and a body that was practically bionic, the Olympics were back in her sights, but she had one last hurdle she never expected she'd have to clear.
Hey, Forster, your sister's late.
Again.
Oh.
Um, she had a-a family emergency? On her side.
Yeah.
[Breathing heavily.]
Hey.
Sorry I'm late.
Family emergency.
On my side.
Yeah.
I'm so sorry.
And Sky's last hurdle was her number-one person, her best friend, her twin sister, Jazzlyn Forster.
[Breathing heavily.]
COACH: All right, ladies, four laps.
SKY: Okay.
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 Yeah Whoo! That last one felt good! Yeah, but those first 17 didn't.
Is something wrong? - With me? - Yeah.
I think you should be asking you that question because I'm not the one who showed up to practice 20 minutes late for the third time this week.
Sorry.
I was coming from Doug's, and you know how they put the black dorms all the way across campus.
Yeah, I know exactly who you were with.
It's the same person you're with every time you're late.
Sky, chill out.
Please.
It's only preseason.
Preseason to the season that's gonna lead us to the Olympic trials.
- [Sighs.]
- And you know I've been busting my ass for months to even get back out here.
Look, I know you worked your ass off to rehab your leg, and you're not the only one looking forward to this season.
Please know that I am taking this very seriously.
And when have I ever let you down? We've always been known as the Venus and Serena of track.
Okay? Everything is gonna be cool.
Don't worry.
I got this, and I got you.
Okay? [Exhales sharply.]
NOMI: So, you still haven't spoken to Aaron? No.
He hasn't responded to any of my texts or calls or "accidental" butt dials.
He must still be really pissed about the whole interview thing.
Well, just give him a couple days.
- I'm sure he'll get over it.
- All right.
Well, I'm headed to class.
Uh, but I love you, and I'll talk to you later.
This was an actual butt dial, wasn't it? Yeah.
Zoey.
What's up? Hey.
So, Luca is having a kickback at his loft tonight.
- Mm-hmm.
- You should come through.
I can't, though.
I have to get up really early to take a final and then haul over to Malibu to meet up with Joey for a photoshoot.
- Mm.
Look at you, all professional.
- Yes.
Just don't get all Hollywood out there in Malibu, okay? [Chuckles.]
Okay.
But I'm just so excited.
I mean, it is my first cover, and it's for an actual, real magazine.
I have my own trailer, my own parking spot, even called ahead for my lunch order, told me to keep it under $12.
- [Chuckles.]
Nice.
- [Cellphone chimes.]
Yeah.
All right.
No.
God, no.
No, no.
They just changed the location of the shoot.
They're now doing it in Las Vegas.
What? Vegas? That's even more litty.
No.
Less litty, Jillian.
- It's less litty.
- [Sighs.]
And I can't get to Vegas and also take my fashion final.
I had everything so perfectly planned when it was in town.
So then why don't you just ask your professor if you can take it another day? It's just one favor.
I'm sure she'd understand.
That's the problem.
I've already missed too many of her classes to accommodate this job, and one time to get fitted for a custom grill by Ben Baller.
- Now that shit is litty.
- It's really cool.
Maybe try bringing your professor a gift this time? So, a Cal U faculty hoodie is supposed to excuse you from your final? [Sighs.]
Sorry about that, guys.
Got held up on a call.
Been trying to balance everything out for the dean.
He's away on Bill Bellamy's first and last annual Black Business Ski Cruise, so things have been a little crazy.
No problem at all.
Thank you for helping us out.
So, you guys are trying to rent the Sugland Auditorium? - Yeah.
- Right.
Okay, per protocol, I need to know what it's for.
Of course.
So, as you know, our campus leans a little bit left, so we booked a guest speaker who leans a little bit right to give the students a different perspective.
Everyone's super excited, and it's all thanks to Ana.
Oh, no, I c-can't take all the credit for that.
I mean, clearly you're the one that laid the foundation.
Yeah, but you booked the speaker.
But she was your idea.
Fine, let's just say it's a collabo.
Got it.
Republican pep rally inside the auditorium.
Cool.
Uh, we'll just have to make sure that our sprinklers are high-functioning - for all those tiki torches.
- Oh, don't worry.
There are enough liberal tears on this campus to put out any fires.
- [Cellphone vibrates.]
- Uh, sorry, guys.
I have to take this.
Are you good to finish up? - Yeah, I got this.
- Okay.
I'd say I appreciate your help, man, but I don't.
[Door opens, closes.]
Tiki torches? Really? Relax.
I'm just playing with you and your little boyfriend, okay? I will try to push this through the best I can.
I'm a busy man.
I have a desk now.
Hey, uh, one more time the auditorium is for you and your homeboy's wedding reception? [Laughs sarcastically.]
Make it happen, Madame Secretary.
It's Mr.
Madame Secretary! [Breathing heavily.]
Falling into the mainstream Why don't you follow your dreams? COACH: Where's your head at, Forster? These times are straight up high school! This is unacceptable! Everybody, take a mile! And you can thank Jazzlyn Forster.
WOMAN: Yeah, thanks a lot.
What was that you said about "you got this"? 'Cause it doesn't look like you got anything right now.
Come on.
Show me what you're wearing.
Your face is adorable, but I want to see what goes with it.
Come to Luca's and see it in person.
No.
You know I'm staying in.
A'ight, so, let me see what you're wearing first, though.
Let me see what you Oh.
Is that a onesie? You really wasn't planning on seeing me tonight, huh? I've been out with you almost every night this week, and plus, I have practice tomorrow.
But I'll get to see you this weekend.
Nah, babe, I told you, I'm going to New York to see my pops this weekend.
So you should probably come over here, give me a little kiss before I leave.
- Or - [Chuckles.]
I could go over there and see you.
[Gasps.]
Please take me off this call list.
[Chuckles.]
You're not going out tonight? [Yawns.]
No.
No.
I figured I'd get some rest.
Mm-hmm.
You know, stay in.
[Yawning.]
Okay.
- Okay.
- Night.
Night.
[Light switch clicks.]
[5 Alarm's "Put It On Me" plays.]
Lil mama, she got it With the Paper magazine shoot happening in Vegas at the same time as my final here at Cal U, I was facing an unexpected hurdle of my own.
And in order to find a solution, I had to swallow my pride and seek help from an unlikely source.
So, you want me to go to Vegas for you? Tomorrow? You know I'm not a stylist, right? I know, you're a genius designer, and honestly, there is no one else in the world that I would trust to cover me on this shoot.
I mean, dude, you know exactly how Joey's supposed to look in your designs.
I don't know, man.
Me and Joey seems weird.
Come on, are you crazy? You got to totally do this, Lucs.
"Lucs"? When did that happen? Yeah, Lucs, come on.
Please? I guess I could slide through Vegas real quick and handle this shoot.
Maybe stop by a buffet, see a show.
You know I like the Blue Man Group.
So you'll do it? Sure.
Why not? My goodness.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
- Jillian, thank you.
- Anytime.
Uh, I got to go set up everything for tomorrow, and I will e-mail you the details.
Lil mama, she got it Lil mama hypnotic Want her to roll up and go put it on me Hey, bro, add me to that.
- Babe.
- [Chuckles.]
What are you doing here? Oh, I'm not here.
Technically, I'm still in my PJs and sleeping.
I just wanted to stop by and give you that goodbye kiss.
I want you to come and put it on me AARON: Hey, Torres.
Good news I got ahold of Dean Telphy on the seven seas, and not only has he accepted your auditorium request, he's now convinced the Earth is flat and I haven't heard the end of it.
Well, great! He's right about two things.
Okay.
Uh, so, all you have to do is have your boyfriend sign the liability papers, drop them off at my office at any time, and you're good to go.
Why do you keep calling him my boyfriend? Hmm? To annoy me? Or because we're both Cuban Republicans who happen to be very, very good-looking? First off, how am I supposed to know that your Mexican boyfriend is Cuban? Oh, now you're racist.
Anyway, secondly, the way he was doting all on you.
Come on.
He was, "Oh, my God.
Ana's so amazing.
- Ana's the beacon of our organization.
" - [Laughs.]
We both know that you're not that great.
- Wh - You're not.
He's just into you.
Well, regardless of whether there is chemistry between us, Javi's a colleague, okay? - And I learned my lesson from you - Right.
that there are certain circles that I should avoid complicating.
Well, look, Ana, you can't allow what happened between you and me get in the way of something with someone that could be actually good for you, you know? Who knows.
Maybe you guys will be the first Latinx couple in the White House, you know? I mean, I certainly wouldn't vote for you, but hey, America's weird.
The White House? Yeah JILLIAN: So, I was at this homecoming party when Luca came up to me and asked me for change for a $2 bill because apparently, he only messed with pay phones.
I mean, I was on pagers back then.
Until I spotted two more on campus a week later.
And, you know, when I start a trend, I just got to move on.
Aww.
I'm still tripping out that you guys met at my party.
That means I'm kind of responsible for this cuteness.
Baby, aren't they the second-cutest couple on campus? - DOUG: Of course, baby.
- Mm-hmm.
Well, we're we're not really a couple-couple.
And why aren't we? You tell me.
And on that note, I'm about to head back to the tilt.
You coming with me? [Inhales sharply.]
I really shouldn't.
I said I was only gonna be here for 20 minutes, and that was like three hours ago.
Plus, I have early track practice, and I got to go to bed.
I mean, I have a bed.
[Crickets chirping.]
[Exhales sharply.]
[Light switch clicks.]
If you spent any time sleeping in your own bed, you'd know to sneak in earlier than this.
I'm always up by now.
Look, I shouldn't have to sneak out like I did or sneak in like I'm doing.
And I certainly don't have to answer to you.
That's right, 'cause you only answer to Doug.
Why do you keep bringing up Doug? He has nothing to do with this! You're right.
I'm sorry.
This isn't on Doug.
This is on you.
I had one bad practice! You're making this a way bigger deal than it has to be.
And you're not making this a big enough deal.
How come you can't see that you're letting your relationship get in the middle of everything we've worked so hard for? Yeah, but you're in a relationship, too.
Yeah, but I know how to balance track and my Rod'Nae, okay? I'm not the one showing up to practice 20 minutes late.
So, what are you saying? That I should get rid of my relationship and break up with Doug? What I'm saying right now is that you don't sound like the same person who claimed to love track more than anything.
Remember when you said if you didn't love it anymore, you'd walk away? Well, maybe it's time for you to walk away.
While Jazz was trying to balance her love for both Doug and track, I was struggling to balance my fashion final and the actual fashion shoot that was happening in Las Vegas with my ex-boyfriend and hopefully not my ex-boss.
Hangin' in the breeze [Cellphone vibrating.]
Busy makin' memories Uhhh [Chuckles.]
Hey.
How's Vegas? How's it going? How am I still talking? Go.
Go, go, go.
Well, I hit some traffic on the way out, so then I went to the Blue Man Group matinee, then I got kicked out of the Blue Man Group matinee.
I mean, it's been pretty adventurous.
Also, did you know that Siegfried and Roy is just Roy now? No Dude, Luca, how's the shoot going? Oh, it's insane.
The 'fits are fire, and the magazine people are mad pleased.
That is so amazing.
I'm just relieved the entire thing worked out.
Well, on the real, thank you for making this happen.
I mean, it's been unreal.
Really.
Well, real talk, I gotta go.
They're all set up on the roof and ready to shoot.
The plan is, Joey against a beautiful desert background for the cover.
Oh, my first cover.
Oh, my goodness.
- Can you please keep me on the phone - Copy! Coming now! - so I can see it? - [Cellphone beeps.]
Mm.
Um [Exhales sharply.]
Okay.
I guess I'll just see it when it comes out.
Like everyone else.
Okay.
[Breathing heavily.]
Wow.
You're here early.
Hey.
Look, so, I know you think my heart isn't in it anymore, but that's just not true.
I love track, and I love Doug, but most of all, I love you.
So, I promise I'm gonna figure a way to balance it all, okay? All right.
Well, I hope so.
Come on.
[Chuckles.]
[Inhales sharply.]
Ay! - What happened? - Damn it.
Paper cut.
Those are fatal.
No, dude, it's in that weird spot right by the cuticle.
- That's a bad one.
- [Chuckles.]
It hurts.
And also, you need a manicure.
Shut up.
[Chuckles.]
Look, Javi, um I don't want to make things awkward, but, I mean, it's clear that there's a connection between us.
I just want to address it before things get more complicated.
- This internship - Ana.
means a lot to me, - and you're in my work circle and - Ana, stop.
Um If I've been sending you mixed messages, I'm sorry.
I mean, you're smart and you are clearly beautiful.
That's just not where my head's at.
Wow.
Yeah, of course it's not.
Oh, my gosh.
I am so embarrassed.
- Oh.
- [Chuckles nervously.]
I just I thought that because the, uh Forget it.
Um I'm really happy we're on the same page.
Exactly.
Same page.
You know what? Um we've been at this for hours, and we've already had a cuticle accident.
[Chuckles.]
Maybe we just call it? Yeah.
Yeah, good idea.
All right.
All right.
Um, no, I got it.
I'll grab it.
Okay.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Ana! You know better.
You know better.
[Clears throat.]
Hey.
- Um - Hey.
I forgot my phone.
Oh.
Uh I don't think it's here.
Yeah, I lied about the phone.
And about where my head's at right now.
[Indistinct conversations.]
Hey.
Yo, congrats on the shoot.
Luca told me how happy Joey was and how great you did.
Yeah.
No, it was really cool.
It It went really really cool.
Okay.
Not the enthusiasm I was expecting.
You good? Uh, I don't know.
I guess I'm just kind of bummed about missing my first big opportunity.
Yeah.
But at the end of the day, - your name's still on the work, so - Right.
And I know that, and I know that I sound like a baby even saying this, but part of me feels like I did all of the work and missed out on the entire experience.
Nah, you're not a baby at all.
It's okay to be bummed that you missed out on something you worked really hard for.
Yeah.
[Chuckles.]
You know what the hardest part is? I'm in school to ultimately have a career in fashion, but I'm missing my career in fashion to learn about it in class.
I get that.
I mean, I came from Atlanta to be closer to Hollywood, and if it was between a test and directing a movie, [bleep.]
that test.
For some reason, I just assumed that it was gonna be much easier to do both.
Well, when you're killing it, sometimes you gotta sacrifice.
Those are the growing pains of leveling up.
Often, when a challenge presents itself, how badly you want something determines how much you're willing to sacrifice and how hard you're willing to fight for it.
And for Jazz, who'd been side-by-side with her twin sister every step of the way, she was facing a hurdle of the heart.
They try and test me, yeah And ultimately, this was a hurdle Sky simply couldn't help her clear.
wanna see the boy reach greatness Oh, no, no, straight from the bottom Which forced Jazz to face the question what was she willing to lose in order to win? Cannot lose Man, I refuse Every day, every day, I gotta get it - Every day, every day - I cannot lose I cannot lose Every day, every day, I gotta get it - Every day, every day - I cannot lose - Man, I refuse - [Cellphone chimes.]
[Exhales sharply.]
JILLIAN: So, did you miss me? Did you know that in the quantum universe, to miss someone is impossible? 'Cause in a quantum universe, I never left Cal U.
But I was also never here to begin with.
Okay, cut.
[Camera beeps.]
So, you know I don't really like interfering with my subjects, but I'm trying to make work that's accessible.
So, could we push pause on the metaphysical for, like, two seconds? All right, fine.
I missed you.
Okay, wait, wait, no, I wasn't filming.
[Laughs.]
That was for you, not your reel.
This is also for you.

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