Grown-ish (2018) s06e09 Episode Script

Let Go

Every act of creation begins
with an act of destruction
Pablo Picasso, baby.
After my semester of
studying great minds
and entrepreneurs alike,
I've picked up some
great business lessons
but also some great life ones.
I'm proud of you, Junior.
"Likeness rights in perpetuity"?
No, no, no. Whose day do I have to ruin?
Well, anyone didn't just
confirm Anderson .Paak
and the Free Nationals
at Bar None's school year kickoff party.
Now I'm racking up wins
like "Nitro" -era Goldberg,
a successful businessman
whose most powerful quote,
"Who's next?" is also
my managerial motto.
That is your fifth pamplemousse.
If you stay here, you need to kick in.
Sorry, Sofia.
Don't be sorry. Be better.
A-admittedly, I have sort of fumbled
the bag on the living situation.
And where you living, in
my house, rent free, right?
Here's an adult decision for you.
I'm out.
So about our holiday potluck-palooza
Don't you dare.
Do you know how hard it is to line up
the holiday schedules of an influencer,
an East Coaster, two
locals, and a Lauryn?
I had every intention of going,
but I booked a gig in San Diego.
Hmm, I didn't know there was a
booming fashion industry in San Diego.
Well, I'm not staying in town
for Mom and Dad's very special
marriage-saving holiday.
Then come to New York.
Sure, there's gonna be Luka's rant
about the gentrification
of Christmas trees,
but we also have a place in SoHo.
You don't have to go to New York.
- He livestreams those rants.
- It's a nah for me.
I'm really excited to go to San Diego
and be the smartest person in the city.
Guess who got invited to host the
spin-off of "Influencer Island"!
- Me!
- Oh, my glob.
If Goldberg's asking, "Who's next?"
guess who's got two thumbs,
calves that won't quit,
and a brand-new client.
This guy.
Oh, my God. Baby, I'm so proud of you.
BOTH: Watch out, world ♪
I'm grown now ♪
I'm grown ♪
Learn something new every day ♪
I don't know so I'ma feel my way ♪
Got the weight of the world on me ♪
But no regrets ♪
This is what I say ♪
BOTH: Watch out, world ♪
I'm grown now ♪
I'm grown ♪
You can't tell me nothin' ♪
BOTH: My heartbeat is so loud ♪

Mama, look, I'm grown now ♪
I'm grown ♪

To Annika and continuing
her dominance of social media
on land, air, and now sea!
- Whoo!
- Yeah!
- BOTH: Whoo!
- Mm.
To my girl, from influencer
on "Influencer Island"
to the host of "Social Submarine."
Oh, my God, it's officially official.
Aw, baby's first-deal memo as a host
and not contestant trash.
Okay, less than I thought, but I'm
just excited for this opportunity.
Uh, do you mind if I
peruse your contract?
Sure, you probably
understand more than I do.
Yeah, we'll take a look.
Boo bear, you need to get paid more.
It's fine.
I don't want to lose this
opportunity being greedy.
I need to negotiate this for you.
No, I-I go to school for this,
and I know how to bend an
ear without breaking the bank.
Besides, you don't see
Zara complaining about me
helping to secure her the bag, right?
Okay, you know what?
Why not?
Do your thing, "baybay."
Ooh, "baybay," I love that.
Yes, 911? It's getting gross.
- Now don't move.
- Mm-hmm.
I want to try something unconventional.
Okay, cool, yeah, no,
I like unconventional.
Unconventional is good.
- Oh, my God.
- It's so good, right?
No, it's the opposite of
good it's unthinkable.
I think that you broke my penis.
- Don't look at it!
- What?
Just close your eyes!
- Ugh!
- What?
Hey, babe?
Let's go over your counteroffer.
Okay, so first off, first class.
You are the star of "Social Submarine,"
and you should be treated as such.
Also, check out my
counter for your salary.
You think you can get me that much?
That would pay my tuition.
Well, then call me the
Andre Johnson scholarship,
because that is what I will get you
and that is what you are worth.
I have to say,
I was a little worried about
mixing personal and business,
but you actually know what you're doing.
Wow, you really took the scenic
route with that compliment.
I just want to say thank
you for keeping me company.
- It's the least I could do.
- Yeah.
I thought we were doing,
like, a reverse counter
Stop, please. Please just stop, okay?
'Cause when you talk
about it, I think about it.
When I think about it, it hurts.
Where is he? Oh, God.
I thought they were pointing
me toward the morgue.
No, Doug, it's much
worse than the morgue.
Okay, well, you didn't
show up for class,
and I'm your emergency contact.
- Edie?
I shattered your man's
I guess I didn't know my own power.
Wait, are you saying did you
to him?
Oh, this is the X-ray
they were talking about
at the nurses' station.
What were they saying
at the nurses' station?
Will I be able to walk again?
Will I have to become a priest?
Just keep it straight with me, okay?
I can handle it.
Who are you texting?
I'm getting a TA to cover my lecture.
Do we know how long this is gonna be?
[SNICKERS] Not as long as it was.
This is funny?
Look at me. No, look.
Go ahead.
Oh, my It's Taylor. Are you ready?
What time is it? Game time.
- What time is it?
- Just answer the phone.
Yes, you're right, okay.
Hey, Taylor.
So I reviewed your counter,
and this is where we're at.
We can make the hotel
work instead of the rental.
And we'll agree to first-class travel
on a non-precedential basis, of course.
- Are you not entertained?
Finally, regarding compensation,
we don't have room in the budget,
but we love Annika and
think she'd be amazing.
We have a deal?
Take it, take it.

I think we have a
I can get more.
She is trying to play me,
but what she's about to learn
is that Andre Johnson ain't no Game Boy.
Uh, Taylor
my client won't take one
cent less than our counter.
If you can't get there,
then you don't get her.
- Bye, now.
- Can we
- And that's how it's done.
- What the actual [BLEEP]?
You just ignored me and
cost me my dream job.
What were you thinking?
my God.
She is no longer entertained.
What happened to bending the ear
- without breaking the bank?
- I
I literally watched
you break the ear off
and burn the whole bank down.
I-if you want big money,
you have to take big swings.
That is the business of business.
And like my parents
used to say, "Chillax."
- "Chillax"?
- Yeah.
Oh, my God, I cannot
believe this is happening.
Are we, um, interrupting something?
You know, I've seen enough
arguments between my parents
that I know exactly what's up.
We just saved Andre's life.
No, no, the only thing that is
being saved is Annika's deal.
Now, if you'll excuse me,
I'm gonna go for a walk
and wait for Taylor to call me back,
which she will.
Annika, why are you
breathing through your eyes?
My manager went rogue.
I think I messed up by
mixing business with pleasure.
I mean, you did trust
him to make the deal,
so maybe you should try to just relax.
Get out.
Okay, done.

O-okay, maybe I could have
listened to her better, right?
But I was on a negotiation high.
I needed to follow my instinct.
If she thinks you owe her an apology,
you need to give it to her.
But I don't want to.
Why you ask for advice
if you not gonna take it?
I just feel like people
shouldn't apologize
unless they mean it.
My daddy been apologizing for all
type of stuff he ain't even do.
He been married for 36 years.
He mostly happy, too.
- You think?
- I know.
Look, bring her to the DougOut.
I'll provide the incredible vibes.
You provide her with the
apology that she needs to hear.
You gonna hook me up
with some free food?
I know you and Aaron beefing,
but we ain't free-shit close.

Okay, see you soon.
Hey, what's up?
Sorry about missing the potluck again,
but San Diego calls.
You would think you could pack light
when you're just going
to San Diego for a gig,
but, like, I have so many fun
clothes that I want to wear
but I never get to wear,
but I will wear in San Diego.
Why don't you just admit
you're gonna go see Drea?
I know it's a bad idea,
but she was just so
sweet when she asked me.
It's cool.
You don't need to
explain yourself to me.
If you want to go see Drea, just go.
We're all here trying
to figure things out,
and sometimes you have
to experience firsthand
if something is or isn't for you.

- [YELPS] Okay, yeah.
I think I should do it.
- Okay.
- Mm-hmm.
Just slide it right under there.
[SIGHS] Okay.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. [SIGHS]
My God.
I'm 26 years old, and I'm
sitting on a dong doughnut.
You know, just killing
the game, Jackson.
This sucks, 'cause you're gonna
be out there in them streets,
while I'm sitting here
with my business looking
like a soggy curly fry.
Okay, since I am somewhat
responsible for your predicament
- Yeah.
- I won't go on any dates
until you are back to a
thick-cut potato wedge.
The thickest cut, yeah.
I'll even nurse you back to health.
- Really?
- Mm-hmm.
I find that amenable of you.
You might want to just
not touch me like that
and maybe talk to me in my dad's voice.
Just a deep gravel.

Uh, listen, I know I screwed up.
So first thing tomorrow morning,
I'm gonna call Taylor,
and I'm gonna beg her
to take the whole deal.
I, uh, apologize, Annika.
Thank you, Andre.
I really appreciate that.
- So we're good?
- Yeah, we're good.
Okay, cool, so, uh, should we order?
What what's dinner
without the food, am I right?
I'm glad you owned this.
I know I was on one, but what you did
it really got to me.
You do understand why this is
such a big deal to me, right?
One hundo P, one hundo P, but
you know what I would love?
I would love a refill on this water.
Uh, Doug, yo, Do Do
Do you get why this bothered me or not?
Okay, babe, I'm trying
to be a manager now, okay?
So I know that I have to be more direct
and I have to be more assertive.
So, as my client, I'm
gonna be up front with you.
You're being a little
extra about all this.
Well, as my boyfriend,
why would you apologize
if you didn't mean it?
Because I know you wanted me to
and because I knew it
would make you happy,
and if I'm being honest
I don't regret what I did with Taylor.
I feel like it was the right
move to make in the moment.
[SCOFFS] This bullshit again.
You're just threatened by the fact
that I'm a successful influencer,
while you're just some
broke entrepreneur.
Okay, wow.
All right, well, with respect,
you're more like a suggester.
Well, with respect, go to hell, Andre.

Annika, I
Annika, you know I [SIGHS]

I don't think she
meant that with respect.
- Hey.
Hey, what's with all the layers?
You gonna go play a round of paintball?
Since you can't seem to handle
these curves God gave me,
I'm putting my light under a bushel.
Wait, so you de-sexified
yourself for me?
That is so sexy.
I brought lunch. Footlong for me
- Mm.
- Boom.
Six-inch for you.
That's cold.

Eat up.

You got this.
No, I don't.
Love is strange ♪
I'm gonna marry into
the Burger King monarchy.
I'm gonna kill the Chick-fil-A cow
because I can't screw or
marry a cow that's illegal.
And I think I'd screw Ronald McDonald,
because he gives back. That's a plus.
We answered exactly the same.
You never wanna quit ♪

- One more, one more.
- Okay, one more.
This one's it.

- Are you okay?
I'm just kidding.
Baby ♪
Oh, baby ♪
My sweet ♪
Thank you for putting the
target sign in the toilet.
100% accuracy.
- Who can aim?
- You, you.
- I can aim.
- You, you.
- I can aim straight.
- Okay.
- I used to aim to the side.

[SIGHS] Wow.
- I should get going.
- Yeah?
Really? Okay.
Hey, uh, the campus theater is showing
"Apocalypse Now: Extended Redux."
They say it's longer than
an actual flight to Vietnam.
So I was thinking maybe
we could catch that.
- Well, that sounds fun.
- Yeah.
I mean, not fun, but let's do it.
- I'll text you.
- All right, cool.
- Okay.
- Let me get that.
Have a good night.


You're gonna need something
stronger than beer.
This one's on the house.
Well, if that's the case,
then get that shit you
need the ladder for,
'cause this is your fault.
- My fault?
- Yeah.
When I told you to
fake-apologize to her,
you weren't supposed to tell
her you were fake-apologizing.
- What's wrong with you?
- I couldn't keep lying.
If anything, I should be
commended for telling the truth.
Look, bro, have you ever considered
that she has a point and you were wrong?
I don't know. I guess.
- Maybe.
Or maybe I was right the whole time.
Taylor just emailed me,
and she said that she
agrees with the terms.
Wow, if I had a mic
mmm, I would drop it.
What do you want?
I know we've been radio silent lately,
but I've got something to show you.
Is it an apology email?
Better, much better.
Uh, so the "Social Submarine" gig
Taylor emailed me back,
and they will be able to
meet my demands on your pay.
Uh, we'll skip the part
where I say I told you so,
because that doesn't matter.
All that matters is that you got the gig
and I won the negotiation.
This is about so much more than the job.
It's about the fact that
you don't listen to me.
[STAMMERS] I-I do listen to you.
Oh, my God, this is about everything.
You didn't trust me with Drea.
You prioritize everyone
else's needs over mine.
And you hear what you want
to hear, never what I say.
Well, I do hear what you say,
but I-I also hear what you don't say.
And, clearly, you just
don't believe in me.

What are we doing?
Clearly, something between us is broken.
Can we fix it?
I don't know if I want to.
I mean, do you?
So, after all the things
that we've been through
this is how we break up?

It's all the things we've
been through that got us here.
I'm sorry, Andre.

Yeah, me too.

While the U.S. Civil War
began on April 12, 1861
Why are you firing up a
documentary on the Civil War?
Shouldn't you be getting ready
for your Very Drea Christmas?
Mm, I decided not
to go. You were right.
If I felt the need to lie about it,
it's a red flag, and it's on fire.
I guess I'll just stay here
with the foreign kids and the orphans.
No, okay? No way.
You are spending the holidays with me.
Is your family gonna be okay with that?
Duh, they'd love to have you.
But I'm just gonna let you know,
my uncle's, like, really
curious about lesbians,
so he will be asking
you a lot of questions.
That's just like my uncle.
Okay, I'm gonna go pack.
And I will be sure to leave my Birks
and my Ellen tees at home.
- Okay.
- Oh, hey.
- Hey.
You okay?
[SIGHS] I'm all right.
Sure, yeah, 'cause I'm a guy,
and I don't have, like, any emotions.
Okay, you want me to tell the truth?
I'm not doing great.
I used to complain to Aaron about Annika
and complain to Annika about Aaron.
Now I have no one to
complain about anything.
I know I messed up.
I just
I thought I was doing
what was best for Annika.
It just sucks.
- I'm sorry. I
-I know you really liked her.
She was kind of she
was kind of right about us.
We just didn't fit together.
She didn't trust or believe in me
to handle her negotiations.
I can't be with someone
who doesn't believe in me.
Well, um, I believe in you.

Hey, yeah, so, um, you know,
I know we're not having,
like, the potluck anymore,
but I do make, like,
a mean mac and cheese.
Mm, okay, no shade,
but if the cheese
comes in powdered form,
then it's just mac and
cheese product at best.
All right, you hungry or not?
I could eat.
It's never easy when something ends.
And in the chaos of it ending,
you look for comfort
wherever you can find it,
even if that means
highly processed foods.
You know, between ChatGP
and automatic bidets,
this feels like the end-times.
Yeah, speaking of end-times,
I was supposed to see
"Apocalypse Now" with Edie,
but I haven't heard from her.
Mm, play it cool.
Even if you are thirsty,
you act quenched.
I didn't think we were in, like,
a playing-games-type situation,
You know what I mean? I
think I'm just gonna hit her.
- Yeah, just hit her.
- Yeah, I'll do that.
- Bro?
- Yeah, what?

That's got to be her brother, right?

Maybe her stepbrother.
I'm gonna see if they
serve alcohol to go.
Yeah, do that.
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