Grown-ish (2018) s04e17 Episode Script

Laugh Now Cry Later

1 There was a lot about my relationship with Aaron Jackson I never could have or would have planned for.
Like starting our relationship with infidelity or our spontaneous wedding and subsequent divorce in Mexico.
Or getting dumped by him and winding up heartbroken.
And I certainly never could have planned on being back in his bed just days before he was set to leave for South Africa.
- Baby? - Hmm? What's wrong? Just, like, for the first time, you're not gonna be here.
And don't get me wrong, I'm, like I'm so excited for you.
I am.
But the idea of having to say goodbye to you right now, it sucks.
My plan had been to be strong and say goodbye to Aaron with no tears.
But you know what they say about plans.
If you want to hear God laugh, start making them.
Maybe you don't have to say goodbye.
Come with me to South Africa.
Oh South Africa? I'm sorry.
I was trippin'.
I shouldn't have asked you that.
It'd be crazy for you to drop everything and get on a plane to come with me.
You've already got Anti-Muse, graduation.
We just started hangin' out again Yes.
- What? - Yes, I'll go.
Wait, are you serious? Well, I-I think I am.
Plus, I mean, Anti-Muse is only an internship, and I'm almost done, and after graduation, there is nothing holding me in L.
Okay, I like this, but what about what about your family? How would you even tell your dad? I'd tell him on the phone after I landed.
That's good for me.
I like that.
- All right, this is happening.
- Oh, cool.
- You, me, motherland, yes, yes, wow.
- Uh-huh! No, I know.
I've always wanted to go to Africa.
Wait, wasn't it you that said you didn't get Africa's appeal? No, that doesn't sound like me.
It was definitely me.
But if it was me, that was because I did not know you were going.
- Well, now you know.
- Mm-hmm.
And that means you're going.
- Mmm! - Mmm.
Africa! Yo, do you think we should get Aaron a going-away gift? I thought this going-away party was his gift.
Yeah, but, you know, since we're his best friends or at least I am I was thinking we can get him, like, a little notebook where he could write his innermost thoughts and secrets, and maybe one of those little locks so others can't peek.
Y-you want me to get a grown-ass man a diary? - You know, I wish you was going to Africa.
- Ugh.
- Hey, hey.
- Yo.
Guess what I found under Ana's sink.
Those reborn Christian girls sure do know how to turn up.
- On God, good looks.
Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
It's the least I can do after all your help with my dad's business plan.
Oh, let me know if you want me to walk him through it.
You know, I'll be there.
Kermy-Kerm's my guy.
- Are you serious? - Yeah.
I would love that! Thank you! When did we become, like, best friends? I'll call you later.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Yo, what's going on with you and Jazzercise? You two seem cozy.
No, she's made it pretty clear that she wants to keep things in the friend zone, so I respect it.
Look, I'd say, if you're feelin' Jazz again, you should see if the feeling's mutual.
Yeah, maybe.
And maybe, instead of a diary or gloves, I was thinking we get Aaron, like, a nice pair of relaxed extra-skinny jeans as a gift.
He loves those.
Yeah, I-I'm not about to guess another man's waist size, nor am I about to ask him for it, so that's on you.
- No, what? - You do that.
Hey, how was it? Well, I took her to the park.
- Mm-hmm.
- We played on the slide.
- She had some ice cream.
- Yeah.
- She ruined her pants.
- Oh.
Heads up, she may have a lactose sensitivity.
And then when I was looking through the diaper bag - Mm-hmm.
- I found your acceptance letter to Yale Law School, which was postmarked for, like, over a week ago.
So, yeah.
Sorry, how was your day? Okay, yeah.
I'm really sorry.
I know that that looks really bad, but I swear I was gonna tell you as soon as I knew what I was gonna do.
So, what do you want to do? I don't know.
I don't know.
It's a huge decision.
I mean, this is something that I'd hoped for long before you or Luna came along.
Yeah, but we're here now.
So shouldn't we worry about how Luna and I might be affected by having 3,000 miles between us? Okay, look, I know this is a lot to digest, but can we just figure out the logistics concerning Luna if I even decide to go? Nomi, I just signed a lease and got a new job here, so I get that.
This is Yale, though.
And this decision, it's not just about me.
It's about providing the best life I can for my daughter.
Pants are in the bag.
Yeah Unh Hey New coupe, uh, take off 'Cause I know these ain't gon' hear nothin' New suit, yeah, big boss I know I'm not hearin' not a young sayin' none Okay.
Hey, guys, hey! Let's cut the music for a second! Sorry.
I just want to take a moment to, um, say thank you.
Honestly, I want to say thank you for four years of an amazing friendship, four years of deep dives, and four years of just very supportive friends the best friends that I feel like I've ever had I'm moving to South Africa with Aaron! Ay-ee! - Hmm? - Right, that's also true, although I thought we were going to time it out so that your announcement would conclude my dramatic build-up of my touching, yet very witty going-away speech I was doing, but that's ruined.
But it's true, my favorite lil' big-head will be coming with me to Johannesburg, and we are gonna turn Africa all the way up.
Congrats! I like that.
- Yes.
Thank you.
- Congratulations, Zoey.
Wow, another great decision.
Well played.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Aww, this is so romantic.
- What, are you kidding me? This is completely crazy.
- What about graduation? - Okay, calm down.
- I'm not gonna miss anything - We have a plan, yes.
because Aaron is going ahead tomorrow, and I'm gonna join him a few days after graduation.
Uh, okay.
Well, what about your internship Nomi, I'm gonna stop you right there.
Because this right here, this right here is a happy moment.
All you're allowed to do is be happy for me.
- Understood? - Hear, hear.
Anyway, everybody, glasses up to the beautiful African-American couple! Lil' baby on the scene Watch me work and watch me go I'm so fresh and I'm so clean Dragging bags up out the store Yo.
Hey! Hey.
What are you doing here? Uh, isn't this Aaron's going-away party? Here to see Aaron before he, you know, goes away.
Um, should I leave this on the gift table? Yeah, you know, why don't you leave it right next to the hypodermic needles and brick of coke he's gonna pack for his trip.
He can't fly with that! Right.
All right.
Well, then, I'm gonna regift this to myself and smoke it now, then.
Or We can smoke it together.
Cute! Very - Come on! - Go ahead, after you.
Ugh! Luca, hey! How's New York? How's family and everything? - Oop! Sorry.
- Everything's good.
I'm just glad I got to squeeze in one trip before graduation.
- Anyway, I just want to share some exciting news.
- Yeah? I met with an investor today who was really impressed with how well our stuff is doing in Tyler's store.
She wants to give us money to launch Anti-Muse.
Are you serious? Are you You're serious.
Oh, my God, Luca, that is incredible.
Well, w-what does that mean? That means we built a whole-ass company, kid.
That also means you, me, and Anti-Muse are moving to New York.
Hold on one second.
Unless New York moved itself to Johannesburg, I have a big problem.
Hi, uh, excuse me, excuse me.
Yeah, sorry.
I really need to get in there.
My friend needs me.
And, yes, I promise we're not doing drugs, thanks.
I can't even think straight.
- I have no idea what to do.
- Yeah.
Well, the first thing you should've done was tell Luca - that you'd planned on going to Africa with Aaron.
- Oh, I know.
I was so caught off guard, I didn't know what to say.
Mm, okay.
I just I don't get it.
Did you not give any consideration to Anti-Muse or any of your plans before you made your impulsive, rash, completely irresponsible decision to go to Africa with Aaron, the guy who recently just dumped you? There she is.
Look, Aaron dumped me to work on himself, and he's in a good place now.
Plus, I was an intern that needed credits to graduate.
- That's it.
- Yeah, to graduate and to help build a company from the ground up.
- That is what you said.
- Sure.
And now that that's all happening, you're just - you're just gonna walk away? - Mm.
All I know is that I'm sick of hurting people.
Especially Aaron, in favor of Luca.
I refuse to do it again.
But at the expense of hurting your future and yourself? I don't see it that way, so I guess I'm telling Luca I can't go to New York with him.
- Mm.
- Mm.
I'm out.
Ana Torres blazing.
Who would've thunk it? I don't, really.
God, the last time was, uh was back home when I was waitressing.
Gosh, I hope Dalolly's there this summer and we can do that again.
What? - You're waitressing this summer? - Yeah.
What happened to doing paralegal work? I thought you were interning with a judge.
Yeah, no.
I got cocky, and I applied only to one job, and turns out, the, uh, little punk kid who was related to the attorney got the job.
Did he deserve it more than me? Probably.
But it doesn't mean nepotism doesn't suck.
Nepotism does suck.
Ai, stop.
Don't feel bad for me.
It's just not the illustrious start to my law career that I'd hoped for.
Tell 'em I'll watch Tell 'em I'll watch, tell 'em I'll watch Tell 'em I'll watch, get up out my way Get up out my way, this here on lock This here on lock Hey! I'm so happy you came.
I was so happy when you hit me up to come.
- Yeah? - It's It's been a long time.
I just really, really missed you, and I thought this would be a really fun way for us to hang out.
You know? Have a fresh start.
- Mm.
- To fresh starts.
- Fresh starts.
- Mm.
Don't watch da ball Honestly, that's how you fall Whatchu say? We finna lose? Real creepy, man, just standing there, watching your ex across a crowded room.
Bro, d-don't you have anything better to do tonight than bother me? Actually, I do.
Follow me.
Me and the pirates the same You know I'm dropping them jewels Hop in and cruise Okay.
While you were busy handling Aaron's going-away party, I decided to shoulder the burden of taking care of his going-away gift, and I'm pretty confident you're gonna love it.
As long as it ain't no diary or no fingerless gloves, we good.
What's up, guys? What's the deal? Why you creeping around in my bedroom? - It's a little weird.
- That's on him, not me.
- Is that my robe? - Yes.
- It smells like you, okay? - But listen, right? Doug and I wanted to get you a little something to say goodbye.
And as your best friend right? and your other friend, we wanted to get you something that will always remind you of us.
Thank you.
Well, I'm I'm really touched, guys.
Oh my sweet God.
Oh, wow.
- What is that? - That's you! - Mnh-mnh.
- I gave you money for this? Definitely not enough.
You actually owe me $700 for this one-of-a-kind, commissioned piece by acclaimed Cal U art student Yves-Pascale Lamonté Smith, more commonly known as "Schwa.
" - No.
- Vivek I'll beat your ass.
- You know that? - No, no, no, it's okay.
Hey, hey, I understand you're angry.
I am, too, but despite the, um aesthetically challenged component of this painting, I do appreciate the thought.
You know, you guys thinking of me, that means a lot.
- You do? - Absolutely.
Now cover it up.
- Okay? - Well, let's show someone.
Hey No, no, no, I think it's okay.
All right.
Let's go back to the party.
No one come in this room! Nobody go in this room.
So, I broke the news to Luca that in the battle between my head and my heart over my future plans, my heart had emerged the winner.
And surprisingly, he encouraged me to follow my heart.
Sure, launching Anti-Muse in New York would have been the opportunity of a lifetime, but so was traveling the world with Aaron.
After a long year of hard choices and lessons learned, I was preparing for the next adventure in Africa with my true love, even though I knew it meant having to leave behind certain other things, like designing, that I also loved.
Okay, my dear, just wanted to see your beautiful face before my flight.
Oh, also, I'm gonna go over the checklist one more time.
- Yeah.
- All right? Passport got that.
- Convert American money to rand did that.
- Yes.
Transport arrangements for when I arrive in Johannesburg.
Reminds me I need to make arrangements for when you arrive.
Oh, oh! Did you remember to switch to an international plan so that you can text me as soon as you get in? You did that, right? Hello.
Earth to Zoey? Yeah.
Sorry, yeah.
All right.
That checks everything.
Two weeks, you, me, the motherland! - Aaron.
- Yeah.
I don't think I can go to South Africa with you.
Okay, uh I'm sorry, I'm a little lost.
What do you mean, you can't go? You You didn't get your vaccinations, or you have some weird, like, ear infection? - What's going on? - No, um Aaron, there's something I haven't told you.
- Um, you know, when Luca was in New York recently - Okay.
he met with an investor who actually wants to back Anti-Muse.
- Why are we talking about Luca? - Because Because he asked me to go with him to launch the line in New York.
You You had every opportunity to tell me this, and you're waiting until I'm getting on a plane to leave? Like, that What Why didn't you say anything before? Well, because I didn't want to make you feel like I was even considering choosing Luca over you again.
Not 'Cause that's not it.
It just When I think about the amount of of hard work and the time spent and energy that I I poured into this company, I just can't imagine leaving right when we're being handed the biggest opportunity of our lives.
I mean, this is this is exactly what I worked so hard for.
The only reason I would consider leaving and walking away from such a huge opportunity is is for you.
Because I love you so much.
Oh, my God.
Yo, Freshman.
I love you, too.
And, uh I was gonna give you this when you got to Africa, but hopefully now it'll just be something that reminds you of me.
I know you didn't really get the appeal of Africa, but I thought, you know, if I made it fashion you'd come around to it.
It is beautiful.
I love it.
Listen, you, uh You supported me when I had to do what was right for myself, and I'm gonna do the same for you.
I'm gonna miss you so much.
Me too, Freshman.
Me too.
Me too.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
Ana, look, I asked you to meet me because I don't think you should go to Miami and waitress for the summer.
Kinda don't have an alternative.
Well, I might.
There's a clerkship with a judge downtown, and it is yours if you want it.
What? - Are you serious right now? - Yeah.
I've done a few panels with this circuit court judge through the Young Republicans Club at Cal U.
He trusts my judgment, so you're welcome for the nepotism, of course.
- Javi.
- Yeah.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
You, uh You have a minute to talk? Yeah, sure.
Come on in.
Doug, this is Des.
Des, Doug.
Yo, my bad.
I I didn't know you had company over.
No, no, no, you're good.
We were just getting ready to go out.
So, uh, what's up? Um, it was it was just about the business plan.
Um, I had a font issue.
I didn't know if, uh, Times New Roman was hitting like that.
- It's all good.
Um, it can wait.
It's cool.
- That's That's it? - Yeah.
- There wasn't anything else? - Yeah, no.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
- All right.
Well, um, I'll call you later.
- Good to meet you, man.
- Mm-hmm.
- We had a great day at the beach.
- Yeah? - Yeah, Luna chased the waves and played in the sand.
- Oh! - Oh, my gosh.
- Tried ice cream again.
- Yeah? - Definitely a lactose sensitivity and another pair of ruined pants.
And now here we are.
And no East Coast acceptance letter in that diaper bag, so - Good day? - Yeah.
- Okay.
- Um, I wanted to talk to you about the whole Yale thing again.
I thought about what you said, about wanting to do what's best for your daughter, and it made a lot of sense to me.
That's great.
I'm really glad you understand.
So, just so there are no more surprises, I talked to my parents, and they suggested that I get a lawyer involved.
Just to make sure everything's fair.
- For both of us.
- A lawyer, Phil? You don't think that that's a little extreme? No, I don't think so.
I mean, if you're moving across the country, then we need to sort things out, legally.
I just want to do what's best for both of us and for my daughter.
While it continued to be nearly impossible to make plans for my future with Aaron, that didn't mean I was gonna stop trying to come up with a plan to take care of myself.
And even though God sometimes laughs when we do this, maybe the reason for the laughter is that there are even bigger, better plans in store.
Is the New York offer still on the table? If you want it to be.
I do.
I'm all in.
I think the frame really grounds it, don't you? No, I don't.
It looks terrible.
Terrible or not, I still want your portion of the money.
Yo, bro, I'll kill you.
Aaron sat for a Schwa? Told you.
People love Schwa.
That's my boy, Aaron.
We're pretty much best friends.
Who the [BLEEP.]
is this guy?
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