Insecure (2016) s04e08 Episode Script

Lowkey Happy

1 Did I do something wrong? Lawrence didn't tell you? Tell me what? That we broke up.
I don't have time for your drama.
Nobody has more drama than you, Issa! I just don't know what I'm supposed to do next.
Sounds to me like you're entering into a new season in your life.
You're going to figure it out.
If you say so.
Where are you guys coming from? Puerto Vallarta.
- Dope.
- Mm-hmm.
You? - Uh, Frisco.
- Oh.
Yo, it was good seeing you all.
You too.
Hey, how are you? Free to grab a drink soon? - Oh! - Oh, shit! Oh, my God, are you okay? - Yep, I'm fine.
- Let me help you.
Nope, I got it.
Did you see her! - You gonna need a minute? - Yep.
Okay, yeah.
I'm so sorry, sis.
Be blessed.
You know what? I'm gonna break up with his ass - right the fuck now.
- I would like to see it.
Um, sorry, I didn't know it would be this busy.
No, it's sort of like a Lizzo concert, so You, uh, wanna go somewhere else? No, no, I just need alcohol and they have it here, so I'm good.
My knee doesn't hurt.
I'm not embarrassed.
No, you shouldn't be, at all.
I hate you.
Prosecco with a splash of whiskey.
Oh, that's not my drink anymore, actually.
What? Since when? Since I discovered Vodka and Prosecco.
- Damn.
- Mm-hmm.
Okay, all right, well, I'll send it back.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, chill, chill, chill.
I'm still gonna drink it.
Just let the record show I've changed.
Based off that fall, hell no.
Yo, how was the block party by the way? Yeah, I saw a bunch of posts about it.
It looked fun.
It was dope.
It almost killed me, but I did that shit.
Thank you.
- Sorry I couldn't be there.
- No, that's okay.
- I wasn't - I was in San Francisco.
Oh, shit, that's wow.
Yeah, yeah, I just feel like it's time to move on from Meridian.
Well, level up then, with your Bitcoins and shit.
Yeah, I just took a few meetings, seeing what's out there.
That makes sense.
You won't know until you try.
Yeah, I just don't wanna be afraid to move on from shit.
I heard about you and Condola.
- Yeah.
Yeah, I figured you would.
- I'm sorry.
No, we don't, you know what, we don't gotta talk about that.
Why men great till they gotta be great? I just took a DNA test, turns out - You doin' good? - Yeah.
You know, I ran into Molly at the airport.
She loves "Full House.
" Anyway, it was awkward.
Yes, probably 'cause we're not friends anymore.
You stupid.
What? Oh, for real? Yeah, we we don't speak.
- I - Hello, excuse me! I can't imagine you and Molly not What, uh, what happened? Well, we don't have to get into it.
But you said you had to talk to me about something? - Yeah.
- What is it? New man on the Minnesota Vikings - Hey, excuse me? - What the fuck? - Do you have food here? - Yo, come on, man.
Oh, my bad, I ain't see y'all.
- Should we - Yeah.
Excuse me, can we get the check? Bump that way, bump that way.
You're not in the club.
The manager said it's on us 'cause you busted your ass.
That was nice of him.
Everybody had forgotten about that.
Nobody forgot about you busting your ass.
It was hella loud in there.
I know, right? I feel like I'm yelling.
Am I yelling? So should we, uh, go somewhere else? Since I can never show my face in there again, yes.
Hey, what about that Latin spot downtown that we always wanted to try? Unless, you know, you already been there.
All right, cool, I'll call a Lyft.
I hope we don't get a talky driver.
I always ask my passengers if they want a quiet ride or if they wanna talk, and I get so mad when they wanna talk.
Like, why would you want that? Oh, you funny? I'm off duty, sir.
Damn, how old is that pic? I transferred from my old phone.
Did you end up going back to Virginia for Christmas? That was the plan, but my parents ended up going on this Tom Joyner cruise.
Marcus and Sylvia stay cruising.
They're really susceptible to targeted ads.
This is us.
- Okay, black car, I see you.
- Yeah.
Maybe I changed too.
Good evening! I've got water and mints in the console right in front of you.
And if you need a charge, I got it right up here.
- This is hella elegant.
- Mm-hmm.
Ooh, and they got gum in the door handle.
They all have gum in the door handle.
First date, huh? Well, this young man is doin' it right, I like that.
I tell my son all the time, I say, son, start the way you wanna finish.
Oh, well, you know, I appreciate that, but it's not, it's not our first date.
Oh, so y'all got that real young black love.
Sorry, we-we wanted a quiet ride.
- That's rude.
- You just stop encouraging her.
Where y'all dolls from? - Alaska.
- Whoa.
Gotta be pretty cold up there this time of the year.
- No, climate change.
- So cold.
- Alaska? - So are y'all married? No! Well, let me tell you one thing.
Marriage is the best thing I've ever done.
Trust me, you better go on and lock that down if that's the one you love.
Oh, um, you know, I tried.
Yeah, I bought a ring.
The light's about to change.
- Do it now, nigga! - Oh! - Please! - It's changing now, ma'am.
It's change you should face forward, please.
Hey, you know, I can't believe you never made it here.
You used to send me annotated screen shots of the menu.
I did, huh? You ate here already? - A couple times.
- Why you ain't say somethin' then? 'Cause you really wanted to eat here.
And I didn't wanna make it weird.
So what, you, uh you came here on a date or somethin'? Yeah, but nothing serious.
- You don't gotta disclaim it.
- I'm not disclaiming shit.
- I just thought you - Yo, yo, look.
Let's not do the tiptoe shit tonight.
All right, no eggshells.
We know each other too well for that.
You know I'm heavy-footed.
I would love to stomp.
Let's make Kirk Franklin proud.
Issa, are you with me? I got it, I got it.
So, in the spirit of honesty, what did you wanna talk about? See, you are really draggin' this out, and I'm startin' to get worried.
- No, it's not that serious.
- You sick? 'Cause you lookin' a little skinny.
- You need to chill.
- Hey.
- I can seat you right this way.
- Thank you so much.
- Can we get him food ASAP? - You know what? He needs to eat something.
You know what you want? Don't hold this up for me.
All right, I'ma try, but I'm torn.
Everything looks amazing.
- Yeah, it is.
- Ooh.
What the fuck are crispy squash flowers? Here she comes.
I got it.
Hey, hey, there.
My name is Joy and I'll be taking care of you this evening.
We have some specials tonight.
Oh, Joy, I already know what's special.
- Okay.
- We'll take the crispy squash flowers and the garlic prawns, no parsley, to start.
For our mains, we'll have the whole snapper and the rotisserie chicken and a ribeye for the table.
And to drink, I'll have a Prosecco with a splash of Vodka and he will have a whiskey neat.
That is a very good amount of food.
I will get that going for you right away.
Thank you, Joy.
That was impressive.
- Even for you.
- Okay.
Well, impress me with what you have to tell me.
- Okay, okay, okay.
- Thank you.
Uh, I guess I've just been thinking.
You know, about us.
Us? You know, about what happened between us.
And I've been wondering, like, you know, what would have happened if we stayed together.
Sometimes I wonder, like do I give up too easily on things.
I don't know, I mean it might be obvious, but I do wish you hadn't given up on us.
All righty, we have our whiskey neat, and our Prosecco with Vodka.
And I'll be right back with your food.
- I got a question.
- Okay.
Why Daniel? - Or could it have been anyone? - No, not anyone.
And I don't know if that's better, but it wasn't like that.
Then why him? He just popped up.
And gave me attention during a time when you weren't.
And it's not an excuse, but it just felt good to feel wanted.
I guess.
Things were that bad between us? Yeah.
Sometimes, I used to drive around after work just to avoid coming home.
I'm sorry, is that is this too much? No eggshells.
But I still wanted to be with you.
Not him.
I just had a moment of weakness.
But we were trying.
We recommitted to each other, so like, some part of you had to wanna blow that up.
No, I was devastated.
You know that.
But, I mean There was a part of me that felt like I was scared we'd fall back into old patterns.
For an entire year, nothing I did could snap you out of what you were goin' through.
You-you didn't wanna talk.
You didn't wanna go out.
You didn't wanna have sex.
You didn't you didn't want me, Lawrence.
It's not that I didn't want you.
I just watching you get up and go to work was this daily reminder that I had nowhere to go.
Nothing to do.
And I thought about moving back home, but I know that would have just made me feel worse.
Why didn't you tell me that? I just couldn't.
And then when everything went down with us, it was just easier to blame you.
Then I didn't have to deal with my own shit.
Yeah, we really weren't talkin' then, huh? Nah.
Okay, here we are.
And if we're interested, I can do a signature sauce presentation.
Nope? Perfect.
Hey, you good? Yeah, I'm good.
This is just bizarre.
Hey, if somebody had told me a year ago that I would be sitting here with your ass talking about this shit, nah.
So can I ask you a question? Yeah.
You didn't really buy a ring, did you? What? Why are you surprised? We looked at rings together.
I just had no idea.
Yeah, well Aw you just realized you ain't shit, huh? I really wasn't shit.
But I'm the shit now.
- Oh, for real? - Yeah, I told you.
I changed.
You missin' out.
Yeah? I'm gonna go to the bathroom.
Uh, just can you order me another one of my classy drinks? And then a shot 'cause maybe I still ain't shit.
Hey, it's gonna be cheap, though.
Won't know the difference.
Yeah, it was cool.
You know, just nice gettin' to talk.
Yeah, I'm really glad you called.
Oh, no, no.
Issa, what's good? - Hey, Calvin, you too.
- What's up, girl? Yo, come on, we know each other.
Bring it in, man.
Bring it in.
- Hey, what's up, man? I'm Lawrence.
- What's up, man? - Whoa, strong.
- You look like a Lawrence, man.
That's what's up.
I'm Calvin.
- This Mazda.
- What's good, y'all? - Hey, Mazda.
- Nice to meet you, Mazda.
Hey, you got the prawns joint tonight, too? - The - Yeah, yeah, you got the prawn joints.
Uh, and the ribeye and the squash flowers and we had a bunch of stuff on the menu, man.
God damn, y'all had a feast in there.
I'm about to go in there and fuck shit up too.
- Cool, so - Well, okay - So how do you -Please don't - And Issa know each other? - No, it's - We used to get it in.
- Good times.
- Oh, I bet.
But, yo, I'm TSA.
I also do private security so hit me up if you got a birthday or somethin'.
Ooh, look at the time.
You know what? We need to hurry up and eat.
We gonna be late for Bermuda's show.
- Oh, okay.
- Word.
Her friend got a show down the street at the Art Walk.
So, big things.
Enjoy, bro.
- Mm-hmm.
- I will.
I will.
That was - perfect! - Shut up.
No, I mean, listen.
I only got to meet him for a moment, but I actually get it.
Have you ever been smacked in public? All right, all right, all right.
When's the last time you went to Art Walk? Um, it's been a minute.
I heard they opened up a whole new block.
Well, you gotta, uh, let me know how it is.
I gotta run, all right? - Peace.
- Oh, okay.
Come on, I'm just playin' with you.
Let's get it.
I literally hate you.
Stop! That's not for you.
Uh-huh, it's mine now.
I claim it.
I'm appropriating it.
Honestly, Idris doesn't need to play Bond.
- He should be the new Jason Bourne.
- That's true.
Hey, did you hear they're making a new "Bourne" movie about farms? It's "The Corn Identity.
" Uh, I think it's actually about death.
"The Mourn Identity.
" Yeah, and then there's the one about ripped shirts too, right? - Yeah, for sure, "The Torn Identity.
" - Mm-hmm.
What about the sex one? Ah, "The Porn Identity.
" Yeah! And then there's that one about trumpets.
You talkin' about "The Horn Identity.
" - Yep.
- Yeah.
What about the one about climate change? Ah, "The Warm Identity.
" It's gonna be fire.
No, but actually, I am very concerned about climate change.
- No, we should do something about it.
- Yeah.
Ooh, nice.
Remember when this shit was super sparse? Yeah.
- Ooh, I like this one.
- Yeah, okay, it's cool.
- Really? - Hell no.
I don't fuck with it.
I guess I just don't get it.
I think that's the point.
All right, uh "Happiness Illustrated.
" - Mm-hmm.
- Okay, if you say so.
No, it's abstract.
Like, happiness, right? Fake deep.
But I actually been thinking about that shit a lot.
Just trying to figure out what makes me happy.
- Oh, yeah? - Yeah.
I think I've been waiting around expecting other shit to make me happy and I think that shit's a choice.
What do you mean? Like with this new thing I'm working on.
It's me creating happiness for myself, I think.
I like you like this.
Like what? Like this.
This is new.
- Keep it up, it's a good look.
- Okay, all right, enough.
So, uh what's this new thing you're working on? Ever since the block party, I've been tryin' to figure out how to get paid.
So maybe I'll organize smaller events around black shit.
I don't know.
Yeah, that's cool.
You got it.
What about you? Are you happy? Yeah, I think I'm gettin' there.
You know, I used to think I had to be like, a leader, or the ideas guy.
But I'm startin' to realize, like, I'm happier executing somebody else's vision.
Like, I like being on teams.
Really? 'Cause you always wanted to start your own shit.
Yeah, I think I, uh I think I just thought that because I was supposed to.
But yeah.
I would say I'm I'm pretty happy right now.
Do you need to take that? No, no.
Are y'all still ? Yeah, we've been talking, but, you know, I don't know.
Yeah, I'm not really sure what's gonna happen between us.
Okay, yeah.
If that ain't a Chad painting, I don't know what is.
And that one is silly but also frightening.
Yo, what about this one? Huh.
I don't know.
So I guess this makes you an art collector? - It only takes one.
- Yeah.
You know, it spoke to me.
So Do you wanna share it? Oh, yeah.
I can call it this time - since you got the last one.
- Cool.
It's gonna be regular though.
It's not gonna be no Lux shit.
Where you at now? Uh, I'm actually not far from you.
I'm at Slauson and Fairfax.
What? So we're, like, legit neighbors? Yeah.
Wow, you got a whole-ass bachelor pad around the corner from me and I didn't even know.
I feel disrespected.
All right, well, I feel disrespected you think I got a bachelor pad.
What the fuck am I, 22? Wait! I am literally holding art.
You know, from the outside, it actually looks like an adult apartment.
It's a shame you gonna hang this nice painting over an air mattress.
Sir, could you, uh, could you give her five minutes? She'll be right out.
What? I wanna see the look on your face when you see just how dope my spot is.
Come on.
Wow, it's so clean.
More than just Lysol wipes.
- You got a cleaning lady? - Biweekly.
Well, well, well.
Okay, "Mad Men" with it.
Got the fresh walls, steamed curtains.
Glade plug-ins.
You're actin' like I didn't tell you when I told you.
Okay, I stand corrected.
You found a good spot for it.
Can I use your bathroom before I go? Yeah, it's just down the hall on your right.
Look, sorry I didn't, uh, get back to you.
I'm just wrapping up.
Yeah, sure.
I can still try to make it tonight.
I'll, uh, I'll keep you posted.
- Hey, that was - Condola? Yeah.
Y'all are meetin' up? She wants to talk.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean for that to - No, no, I know, I know.
The, the Lyft is probably pissed, so Yeah.
It was it was really good seeing you.
Um what if I wanted to stay? I don't know.
I mean, should we even I'm not ready for the night to end yet.
Tonight made me happy.
You make me happy.
Yeah, me too.
So So stay.
Hey, good morning.
Good morning.
So, San Francisco? Maybe.
Why, you gonna miss me? - Not even a little bit.
- Mm-hmm.
I just know your chicken legs can't handle all them hills.
You need a ride? I'm okay.
You sure? I mean, I can take you home.
I think I'm gonna walk, but thanks.
- Hey, you okay? - Yeah.
I'm good.
Are you? Yeah, yeah, I'm good, too.
- Well, have a good day.
- Yeah, you too.
You sure I can't get anything started for you? I'm okay, I'm waiting for someone.
A friend.
Well, we used to be friends.
We kinda still are, maybe.
She might hate me.
Can I get you some alcohol, sis? Yes.
Lisa was out of line.
I mean, obviously I am on your side, I just know you miss her.
The only person I miss is Latoya, okay? 'Cause we are about to be best friends.
Hey, girl.
I was wondering if we could meet up and talk.
Hey! - So sorry, that was so loud.
- Hey.
Welcome back to another episode of The Wine Down.
We are pleased to have our special guest Jay Ellis, - who's famously known for his character, Lawrence - Yeah! who'll be joining us and unpacking "Lowkey Happy".
- This was a big episode.
- It was a big episode.
- It went down.
- It went down.
Issa and Lawrence have been through a lot - this series.
- Mm-hmm.
Why do you think this was the right time for them to unpack their relationship? It just feels like now, they're both kinda gotten through that moment, and can really have an honest conversation with each other in a way that they never have before, where like, there's no blame, there's no "your fault, my fault", you know what I mean? Yeah, I also think Condola's questions helped.
Sometimes you don't think about the what if or, uh, I think that - him being posed that question.
- Yeah.
Forces him to think about things in a new light, and, the bravery to have him call her and try to discuss it with her, to see what's up, where did I go wrong? Did I give up too easily? You know, women can usually, like, will forgive more in a certain way, and we talked about it in the room, to reverse that, men having a harder time with a woman who cheats on them, and, we want to unpack that for Lawrence and is it just gonna be my pride that gets in the way of this, or, or what did I do wrong to contribute to that, then maybe let me unpack it, maybe my feelings aren't fully over.
He did absolutely nothing.
He did nothing to contribute! There were lines that you said in the episode that say differently, so Y'all wrote it, so - So you have to say it, you don't believe me Great acting, sir.
So, the sit-down dinner scene.
What do you think they realized about each other after having that discussion? There were so many new truths, I mean, for Issa to find out that Lawrence was so deep in doubt and insecurities and depression that he wanted to leave and go home and he was kinda staying because he didn't want to let her down.
You know, I think she thinks she was supportive but didn't know how to be supportive.
I think for me, it's that dagger moment when Issa says that sometimes she used to just drive around because she don't wanna go home.
Oh, man! That was heartbreaking.
Nobody ever wanna hear that.
Like processing, hearing that for the first time for me, it's this moment where Lawrence goes like, "Oh, shit, I put up this wall, that was so big".
What I liked about this was, there was sharing things about each other that neither the other knew.
Maybe I bought a ring, I use to drive around, like I wanted to move home but I didn't tell you, you know what I mean, like all these types of things, like I didn't feel like you wanted to touch me, like, there's so much there that's like, "Oh, we were holding of this in that maybe had we shared some of these things, like when you say 'why don't you tell me?' it's hard to say those things.
I mean, you both could have said those things to each other.
That was the biggest realization, it's that they weren't talking you know.
Condola was like, a little gnat in this episode to me, she has kept on appearing, yeah, like you know, every single time, we got deeper and deeper, here she comes.
What do you think about the way that Lawrence was responding to Condola's texts and calls? Uh, it reminds me of those moments where he's like, you're trying to do the right thing or the thing that feels at least good at the moment but like, something kinda keeps like It's like that Michael Corleone line, it's like, as soon as you get out there, people pull you right back in.
You know what I'm sayin'? Like, it almost reminded me of that, but I think, for him, it was a reminder that like A) there was something that needed to be finished there but then B) also he was not going to let the conversations and the texts from Condola stop the moment that he was having with Issa.
'Cause he A) may never get this moment again, and B) this is the first time that the two of them have been in a space where they could be vulnerable but also be just kind of carefree with each other, and just be relaxed around each other.
I mean, that moment Lawrence was gonna let Issa go, Issa having to at the end, kinda step up and decide like, we're never gonna get this moment again, if I walk out this door I will not be a part of his tomorrow.
Condola might.
He might go over there, and, rekindle something so this is my only chance.
I say that as soon as Lawrence invited Issa into the apartment, and asked to go to the bathroom I for sure think that Issa went in the mirror - Had a rap.
- and had a rap.
That was for sure what she did.
It feels to me like, when you got a real one, don't let them go.
- That's what it feels to you? - Yeah, Lawrence's hot.
I'm just sayin' - Why you're so swifty? -He swiftin', Yeah, exactly, that was about yourself.
So obviously, at the end of the night, you'll do the nasty! I remember the script that says, "Make l-o-v-e".
But is there hope for Issa and Lawrence? At the end of this episode, to me what we see is like two people who are fully accepting of each other for who they are.
You see Issa walking home at the end of the episode, kinda like just satisfied with what happened.
And I think that satisfaction goes either way, like, I can walk away from him feel like "OK, I got all the answers I needed", or, I'm not ready to explore something down the line, so we gotta watch and see which one it is.
Yeah, right.
So, thank you again for joining us for another episode of The Wine Down, we can't wait for you to join us again next week.
Cheers, y'all, two more.
Two more episodes! What's gonna happen? Oh, we know!
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