Grown-ish (2018) s06e16 Episode Script

Hard Times

Left, right ♪
You do not know what success like ♪
If you do it right,
college can be a time
to discover your true purpose.
Take Doug.
Cal U helped him to discover
that his true purpose wasn't just
going to the bar with his friends,
but creating a bar for his friends.
- Thank you so much.
- Of course.
Oh, my gosh, I needed this
after everything that's happened.
I can't believe Brock got arrested
- and kicked out of the Gammas.
- I know.
Apparently, he was wiring money
from Cal U's Financial Aid Office
into a bunch of side gigs,
including Andre Johnson Entertainment,
which is why the police brought me in.
Luckily, they cleared my name,
because they found a
PDF on his laptop labeled
"Andre Johnson fake signature."
- Boy's a criminal and an idiot.
- Yeah.
It's whatever, though, you know.
I'm off the hook.
Everything's back to normal.
Your boy is unscathed.
So, uh, what do you think
about the drink, man?
It's called the Darnell,
named after my dad, Darnell.
Uh, he's coming into
town, and he's gonna be
seeing the bar for the first time.
So I'm just trying to make sure
every little thing is extra special.
Yeah. It's not bad.
Old-school, strong with
a hint of sweetness.
Just like my dad.
I mean, he never
believed working at a bar
was, like, a legitimate career.
He owns a bunch of
buildings in the Bronx,
and he thinks, unless
you have a 9:00 to 5:00,
it's, like, less than respectable.
- Mm.
- That's why I can't wait
for him to see The DougOut
so he can finally see
everything that I've built here.
I'm sure he'll be impressed, dude.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
- Yo.
- Yo.
Since when did health inspectors
dress like the damn Jonas Brothers?
Oh, those aren't health inspectors.
They're investors.
They saw The DougOut review
and want to buy the bar
and then bring in all
of their own people.
Wait, so they want you to
sell and then kick us out?
How could they think
you would ever do that?
Well, because I am.
Look, I'm really sorry, Doug.
Looking all sponsored ♪
I'm all in the mix ♪

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 ♪

Man, I cannot believe this.
I'm really about to be ousted?
Bro, think about it this way.
The only reason that the
investors want to buy the bar
is because of the
amazing job that you did.
You made this happen, bro.
Um, I you're you're here.
I got your text.
Um, glad you're not in jail.
Yeah, totally.
Me me too.
So, uh
well, um, I gotta go.
My condolences about the bar, bro.
If y'all are being weird
because you know Kiela and I dated
and you two just had a threesome,
I don't care, truly.
Can can we focus on
the actual love of my life?
- Bro, nothing is weird.
- I am focused on
- I'm just trying to leave.
- Where are your straws?

Boys, I am back.
That was rough.
I just spent an hour and a half
getting questioned about
what I am now calling
Little Guantanamo.
But as you can see, I am unscathed.
Andre, glad to see you and all,
but we need to talk
about Brock's arrest.
Oh, I was actually just
cleared, so we're good.
Not so much.
Frat's on thin ice with Cal U.
We can't associate with someone
in a judicial entanglement.
It's not a good look.
This is coming from the guy
who can't get served at Chipotle?
Well, we think you
should distance yourself
from the Gammas for a few
days until this blows over.
I'm sorry, dude.
All good.
Yeah, yeah, no, all good.
I'll keep my distance, for sure.
You you guys, call me an astronaut,
'cause I'ma be giving y'all space, man.
Houston, we have no problem.

Damn. You need a new laptop, girl.
How am I supposed to nap around here
when it sounds like LAX Terminal 4?
I am applying for the summer
abroad program in Portugal.
Now that I'm no longer pre-med,
it's time to have some fun.
That sounds fancy.
Actually, it's super cheap,
which is perfect, because I am #cutoff.
Plus, they have amazing food,
amazing bars, beautiful women.
I have to write a whole essay
on what would I gain by going there?
Sounds like 10 pounds, a diseased liver,
and a girlfriend.
And I have to get an
academic advisor to sign off?
Oh, why don't you just use ChatGP
and have Aaron approve it?
- Done deal.
- Yes. That is brilliant.
Thank you.
It was her time.

Hey, hey, hey, why does it smell like
Bath & Body Works took a dump in here?
Uh, I'm just doing
some finishing touches
before my dad comes.
Wait, what?
What'd you just say? D's coming?
Yes. I I know you shared a moment
when we all went to dinner last year
Let me set the scene for you.
It was a quiet night.
Love was in the air.
We were at Olive Garden
unlimited breadsticks, Alfredo sauce
Brother, brother, I'm gonna
need you to reel it in.
I'm sorry. It's too much.
It's just, I I
I'm good with parents.
And do not mention the
investors, all right?
I'm still trying to get
him on board with the whole
bar as a career path,
and if he finds out
how I lost this place,
he'd take his belt off.
So you're just gonna lie to
your dad about this forever?
Not forever. Just until he dies.
- Solid plan.
- Yo, Dad.
- Oh, hey.
- Hey!
My man Aaron.
Hey, my man.
How you doing, man?
Good to see you, man.
I, uh I named a drink after you.
- Darnell.
- Oh.
Well, I wish you'd named
a bank account after me.
- I know that's right.
Way too much whiskey, son.
And I, uh I can't wait to show you
my biggest accomplishment thus far.
Come on.
Yo, D, how long you in town for, man?
We should have a catch
or something, you know.
I'm around. We'll get it in.
- OK.
- Yeah, it's good to see you.
- Good to see you too.
- My man.
Wish my dad would say that to me.
So the Gammas need some space from me.
That is fine, because you know what?
I'm gonna go kick it with my girls.
And by "girls," I mean
"The Golden Girls."
Season five is fire.
Word must have gotten out
about this whole Brock thing,
because my clients are
asking more questions
and wanting even more answers.
Even Cole's blowing me up.
Andre, does this sound like me?
"Portugal is known for codfish,
a food I have always identified with
because it is both salty and firm."
I've got bigger fish to fry, Zaraa.
- There's an article
- Oh, we saw.
- "Cal U Conmen?"
- Yeah.
And now the Gammas want
nothing to do with me,
and all of my clients are dropping me.
I mean, you know, it's not your fault,
but it also is kind of your fault.
You just need to be more careful about
who you get into bed with.
Maybe you could write a rebuttal.
I don't have time for the written word.
My business is on the line.
I know what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna go on live.
Ooh, I don't know.
IG lives are, like, a lot of pressure.
They're the number one
cause of cancellations.
Well, that and rampant racism.
Aside from that, you guys know
I'm in my bag when I'm off the cuff.
OK? I've got this.
Thank you, though.
He is tragic under pressure.
Have you seen his
driver's license photo?
The worst.
All right.
Dad, welcome to The DougOut.
It's not too shabby.
In fact, it's very
sophisticated for a college bar.
And you own a stake in this?
Uh, yeah. Yep, sure do.
And I picked out
everything from the glasses
to the menus to the lights.
I mean, and you should see
the kind of artists we get down here.
Big names come to just chill.
Yep, yep, and I organized the
faculty karaoke night here.
You know I'm a professor now?
- Wanna see my office?
I've got a great parking spot.
Well, you know, son,
when you told me about this bar thing,
I had my doubts.
But I have to say,
you've built something worthwhile here,
and you are making a
solid future for yourself.
I'm just getting started.
I've got big plans, Dad.
- That's what I like to hear.
- Yeah.
I thought I heard voices down here.
Wait, you must be Doug's dad.
- I'm Ray, Doug's boss.
- Hey.
Or should I say former boss, right?
Um, Dad, don't you have some stuff
to do back at the hotel?
Uh, excuse me.
- Former boss?
- Yeah.
Doug whipped the bar
into such great shape
that some investors
approached me about buying,
and I agreed to sell.
- Is that so?
- Yeah.
Because as of a minute ago,
my son, a stakeholder,
was unaware of this sale.
Well, first of all, I told Doug
Whoa, whoa, hey, are
these investors even legit?
I mean
Yes, they are.
A lawyer sent over a contract.
Sounds like a scam.
Guys, listen, I don't
know what's going on here,
but the sale is going through.
And legally, there's nothing that Doug
or anybody else can
do about it, all right?
Fully flexin' ♪
I know you big man ♪
Hope you learned your lesson ♪

Sup, y'all? What is going on?
So I've just been hearing
some rumors swirling around
about me being engaged in
some illicit activities,
and I wanted to get on here
and set the record straight.
So, no, I did not wire any money,
nor did I know about
any money being wired
from the Financial Aid Office.
Oh, my gosh. Look at you guys.
I see those thumbs-up and those hearts.
Thank you so much for
the love and the support.
"If you're telling the truth,
how did you afford
such a nice-ass chain?"
Uh, this was actually
a gift for my mother
for graduating middle school.
Thank you for noticing.
"Ha! There's no way that
somebody could be that ignorant.
You were obvs an accomplice."
OK, so just because you're an accomplice
doesn't mean that you
know you're an accomplice.
Dogs don't know that they're dogs.
It happens.
OK, I didn't victimize anyone.
I am the victim here.
"Aw, rich boy wants
us to feel bad for him.
People are dying."
OK, we are completely
losing the thread here.
You guys are just a bunch of trolls.
You don't know anything about my life.
"We know that you have
ashy-ass knuckles, little boy."
Why did Ray say there was
legally nothing you could do?
You're a partial owner.
You know, when I said
Ray gave me a stake,
I meant like a handshake deal.
Look, I'm sorry.
I I just
I just wanted you to be
proud of what I've done.
I've worked hard.
You know, really hard.
Life is tough, son.
We all get knocked
down, but I believe that
you can get back up and do very well.
- You do?
- I do.
Which is why I advise you
come back home to New York
and you join the family business.
Come home?
No, I
I feel like I finally
found my thing here.
I I couldn't leave
all of this behind.
Well, unfortunately, you don't have
much of a choice, brother.
It has already left you.
But I've got that great building uptown
that could really use your eye.
Yeah, I guess.
Hey, you are making
the right choice, son.

Thank you for meeting with me.
I just need your
signature at the bottom.
All right.
What are you doing?
- Just, uh, reading it.
- Why?
I just need a little signature,
a little John Hancock,
a little squiggle-squiggle.
"Portugal's the number
one producer of cork,
and as someone who makes
a lot of vision boards,
cork is symbolic of
my hopes and dreams."
- You don't know me.
- OK.
Yeah, look, um, I'm
under a lot of scrutiny
extra scrutiny since my promotion, OK?
So if you want me to sign off
on this, you gotta dig deep.
This tells me why AI wants you to go,
but not why you want to go.
I didn't use AI.
What's the capital of Portugal?
New Portugal?
There you go.
Look, Ray, I've put too much
of myself into this place.
Oh, you don't give a shit?
All right, cool.
I guess I'm moving back to New York.
You're moving?
Will our favorite booth still be here?
We just got this plaque made.
Look, man, I I hope
you can get a refund.
But I made a dumb move and lost the bar.
- So I'm gonna have to go
- work for my dad now.
- Damn.
You're really gonna let
this place go that easily?
Your baby?
That's some weak-ass
deadbeat father shit, dude.
I don't have a choice.
But you do.
Not everyone gets lucky
and finds their thing, Doug.
And when you figure it out,
you gotta to fight for it.
Now, where are your power tools at?
Never mind.
We'll find 'em.
OK, despite your doubts,
I crushed the live,
and I spoke my truth.
Yeah, yeah, maybe I
lost my cool a little bit
when that hater insulted my eczema,
but other than that, I nailed it.
What'd you think?
Um, I think you totally killed it.
- Like, straight manslaughter.
- Thank you. Thank you.
Hey, before we stop and get coffee,
the Gammas actually asked if
I could swing by the house.
Seems like somebody saw my live
and wants little ol' Andre back.
'Sup, hermanos?
What's crackin'?
Andre, you're out of the frat.

Sorry, Andre.
We asked you to distance yourself,
and instead, you wore our letters
while further attaching
yourself to the crime.
I I got cold, and I
I put on the nearest thing to me.
I didn't even realize.
Well, your iron-deficient blood
made you violate the Gamma rules
and put our reputation at risk.
I just you you guys
know that I would never
I I can't lose you guys.
- Please.
- Sorry, man.
We made our decision.
Um, should we just go?
Wait, are you really gonna do this?
Ostracize a brother at his lowest point?
And Andre, a guy who has
always told the truth,
even if it's gonna hurt his reputation?
That's not the kind of person
who would knowingly
entangle himself in a crime
or purposely make the Gammas look bad.
Face it.
Andre's is the type of person
you're lucky to be around.

Come on, let's get out of here.
Also, crack a window.
It smells like burps in here.

Hey, guys.
Uh, thank you for meeting with me.
You said Ray wanted
to treat us to dinner
and the downstairs was a
secret tunnel to Ruth's Chris?
Yes. I'm sorry. I just
wanted to talk to you.
Look, despite what the reviews say,
I'm the one that makes this
bar what it is, all right?
So if you want to preserve
the soul of The DougOut,
you want to be working
with me and not Ray.
Well, Ray has the deed.
What do you have?
Ask me any questions.
I know this place inside and out.
All right.
What's your current overhead?
$16,780 a month.
What's your bestselling product?
Smoky Paloma.
What color are my eyes?
Let me look you in
those creamy hazel irises
and tell you this
I love this bar with all my heart.
And yes, you may be
investing financially,
but there's no one who
ever has or will invest
more than me emotionally.
So I propose to you,
name me manager and
grant me partial equity.
This is my baby, and,
um, I deserve to raise it.

[SIGHS] I will be back soon.
I'm gonna hand in this new
and improved Portugal essay.
I locked myself in my room for hours
thinking about why I
really wanted to go abroad.
I realized every decision that I've made
until this point has
been dictated by pre-med,
which was someone else's dream.
Now that I'm on my own path,
I can make whatever choice I want.
- I'm finally free.
- Yes.
- It's giving Britney.
- Mm-hmm.
If I want to spend my
Mondays taking shots
instead of administering them, I can.
And if I want to spend my modeling money
going abroad, I'm gonna.
For the first time ever,
my future isn't laid out for me.
I'm so happy for you, Zaraa.
I am a little bit jealous, though.
You don't have to be. You should come.
To Aaron's office?
No, bitch, to Portugal.
Where you been, Dad?
The hotel only had tri-folded towels
and none of the cute origami ones,
and it turned into a whole thing.
Well, I, uh, pitched
myself to those investors
and proposed I manage
the bar to receive equity,
and guess what.
- They agreed.
- You did what?
Yeah, no. You don't have to worry.
I signed a contract.
So it worked out well.
I don't gotta move back home.
So you went against my advice, huh?
You took a risk on something
that was way over your head,
pitching yourself to investors
behind your boss's back.
You know, you could've
burned bridges, Douglas.
Or worse, you could've
made a fool of yourself.
I'm sorry, Dad.
And I couldn't be more proud of you.
You are following your purpose.
And I will be here cheering
you every step of the way.
You hear me?
Thank you, Dad.
My man.
Now, come on, make us
a couple of Darnells.
- Oh, you want the Darnell now?
- Yes, yes.
Oh, it's not too much whiskey for you?
Well, you can cut back on
the whiskey a little bit.
It's satisfactory to your liking?
You know, it's a little something.
You know, thank you so much
for what you said earlier.
I now know who I should trust.
The real ones forgive you,
and the even realer ones defend you.
You made a mistake, but you know,
that doesn't take
away from the fact that
you are the most thoughtful
and passionate guy I know.
Oh, stop.
Plus, I had to call those idiots out.
Men under 25 really
shouldn't be left alone.
Not at all.
- Hello.
- What's up, man?
Yo. What's up?
Look, man, we voted, and we decided
we're not gonna kick you out.
But you are on probation.
You're a solid brother,
and we don't want to lose
you over Brock's mess.
- For real.
- Oh, my God, thank you, man.
Hey, yo, yo, yo. Ha-ha. Don't thank me.
Thank No Shirt Nick.
He was the deciding vote.
Come on, bring it in.
- Bring it in.
- OK.
Bring it in. Bring it in.
- Ooh. Just rub 'em together.
- Yep.
- Look at that.
- That's right.
But I gotta say, it does feel good
to be back with the Gammas.
Good to have you back, brother.
- Come on, now.
- Appreciate y'all.
- G solid.
- G solid.
My man. Yo, we gotta bounce.
- Wow.
- See?
Even in hard times,
you can always depend
on your friends to come through.
Mm. Guess you're right.
Oh, my God.
Cole's texting me again.
"I didn't want to kick you
when you were down earlier.
But I've given it a lot of thought,
and I'm dropping you as my manager.
I'm sorry, man."
I can't believe this.
Don't panic. It's just one client.
No, it's not just one.
I've lost everyone.
That's not true.
You you still have, you know, Annika
and Zeke and Zaraa and me.
You're not even my client.
The thing about purpose
once it smacks you on the lips,
you'll never want to let it go.
Doing y'all's laundry is probation?
I've got this on lock.
OK, I don't mind washing your stuff.
But, please, if it is underwear,
place it in the bin.
Thank you.
Oh, my No Shirt Nick.
When do you even wear all these?
That has gotta be Big Boy's.
I hate that I know whose this is.

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