Joey s02e16 Episode Script

Joey and the Denial (a.k.a. Joey and the Party for Alex)

What? What? What? What are you doing here? What time is it? It's 3:42 in the morning.
Do you wanna have sex? I turn 30 in two minutes.
Oh, you want me to get you pregnant.
All right, come on in.
- No, no, no.
I'm freaking out.
- What? I'm about to turn 30 and my life is just one huge disappointment.
When I was 12, I made a list of things I wanted to do by 30 and I haven't done one of them.
- Okay, okay, okay.
- I don't even know Okay, calm down.
All right, I got it.
We'll do one thing on your list, then you can cross it off before you turn 30.
- We have two minutes.
- Don't worry.
We can do this.
All right? Let's see.
"Have four kids.
" No.
"Be happily married.
" No.
- You remember Eric? - Yeah.
How about this one? "Call Nick Sullivan and tell him that he hurt me"? Maybe I could do that.
Nick Sullivan was my junior-high boyfriend who dumped me for that slut, Shea Hamilton, right before Homecoming.
I think he lives in Pasadena.
Shea Hamilton? She sounds blond.
No, brunette.
- Just give me the phone.
- Okay.
Here, here, here.
Yeah, Pasadena.
Do you have a number for Nick Sullivan? - Please connect me.
- 15 seconds.
We're gonna make it.
Hello, is Nick there? Oh, your daddy's asleep? What should I do? I'd like you to give him a message.
Please tell him that Alex Garrett thinks he's a chump because he hurt me and that I hope he got herpes from Shea Hamilton.
That's right.
I hope he got herpes from Mommy.
Hey, you made it.
Okay, you can cross that one off your list.
Oh, my God.
Alex, you just turned 30.
- Happy birthday.
- Thank you.
- See, this is why I came to you.
- All right.
Hey, we should celebrate.
You know what's really nice? Birthday waffles.
You wanna make me some? That sounds really great, but I should get back.
Dean's asleep, so Oh, right.
Yeah, Dean.
Gotta get back to Dean.
- Thank you.
- Yeah.
Hey, happy birthday.
"Lose 60 pounds"? Maybe we give Nick Sullivan a break.
Wow, my man's really doing his job on the vinyl over there.
You know, I'm thinking of getting into spinning wax.
You know, doing my thing on the ones and twos.
Why don't we know another third guy? I'm gonna grab some more drinks.
- You want one? All right.
- Yeah.
Guys' Night Out is just what I need.
This Alex thing has me all screwed up.
I just keep waiting for things to fall apart with Dean, but it's just not happening.
Great, just what I need.
God, I hope they don't see us.
Hey, Alex, Dean.
Joey's here.
Hey, hey.
Hi, how are you? - Hey, happy birthday.
- Oh, thank you.
- What are you gonna do? - Dean's gotta go out of town.
We're getting take-out and driving him to the airport.
That doesn't sound like much of a birthday.
I wish I could be here, but I got this business thing.
It's terrible timing.
On the bright side, he's letting me drive his Porsche.
I've never driven a sports car before.
Yeah, don't worry, honey, we'll just replace the clutch when I get back.
- Replace the what? - Oh, God.
- See you guys later.
- Bye.
- Bye.
- Take care.
I hate seeing them together.
I mean, he's obviously into her, right? But then she comes over to my house at 3 in the morning.
Yeah, but, Joey, she came to you.
That's what we DJs call sniz-nificant.
No, we don't.
No, no.
Michael, her coming to me was a bad thing, okay? When a girl comes over in the middle of the night to talk that means she sees you as a buddy.
- And you don't want that.
You gotta remind her of when she saw you as more than just a friend.
- How am I gonna do that? - Dean's going out of town.
Why don't you do something special for her birthday? That's a great idea.
All right.
Gentlemen, I have a night to plan.
You make it happen, buddy.
- What? What's going on? - I was out shopping for Alex.
And I ran into Marci, that crazy girl you made me go on a date with.
- She's, like, totally obsessed with me.
- Here she comes.
I cannot deal with this.
She's so annoying.
Knocking, knocking.
Looking for you.
Seeing you.
Hey, Marci.
What's up? Standing here with you.
Feeling my heart beating.
Okay, bye-bye.
Closing the door.
Genuinely afraid.
Little freaked out by your power.
I got some wine, some flowers.
I'm gonna call Alex and have her come over in a while.
So I'm gonna need you to clear out.
If you want the place to yourself, tell Mom and Jimmy.
They've been on the patio all day trying to figure out which plants they can smoke.
Hey, well, you know what? If they find that little one in the back maybe that'd be a good time to tell him he's your dad.
All right, I'm gonna go and tell them to get out of here.
Hey, guys, I'm gonna need the apartment to myself tonight, okay? - Oh, yeah.
No problem.
Hey, Jojo.
- Yeah.
Yeah? We kind of got a little announcement to make.
Things between us have been good, and there comes a time in a relationship when you're ready to take it to the next level.
Oh, are you guys? That's right, Jojo.
We're getting matching tattoos.
I'm gonna get mine right where you belong.
Between my heart and my boob.
I wish I could get one on my eye so it hurts extra bad.
- I want you so much.
- Oh, kiss me, you inked-up bitch.
- Oh, God.
- They can't keep their hands off each other.
They're gonna make another one of you.
And I'm gonna have to live with it.
Yeah, could we do this later? - I'll be around.
- Okay.
Hey, Alex, it's Joey.
Listen, can you come over here for a second? No, I'm not gonna tell you.
It's a surprise.
Just get over here.
Okay, bye.
- Hey, gorgeous, that was quick.
- Were you expecting someone else or is this like the night I learned I had to get a new college roommate? Hey, Dean.
What are you doing here? I thought you went out of town.
See, I did, but I got to the airport and I thought: "What am I doing? Here's this great girl that I'm crazy about and she's turning 30 tonight.
I should be there for her.
" Good for you.
Listen, now's not really a good time.
So if you could What's going on? You got a girl coming over? No.
It's no one really.
Just me.
Hanging out.
You know, treating myself right.
Fine, keep it to yourself.
I'll ask Alex who you invited over.
No, no, no, I'll tell you who it is, okay? It's this girl.
Did I hear my name? Thanks again, Miracle Ear.
Oh, my gosh.
Is this for? - Surprise.
- Oh, this is so beautiful.
I knew you weren't just avoiding me.
I'm allergic to lilacs, but a little and I'll be Wow, she seems like fun.
I'll bet she's crazy in the bedroom.
She's crazy in every room, Dean.
Well, I'll get out of your way.
But listen I'm gonna throw a little party tomorrow night for Alex.
You two should come.
Well, we were planning on going to my parents', but okay.
- Hey, Joey Oh, my God, Dean.
- Happy birthday, baby.
Oh, my God.
What a great surprise.
- I thought those people would never leave.
- You know what? I will - I'll follow them, make sure they stay gone.
- Joey, forget about them.
What do you say you take me upstairs and get me out of this back brace? So Dean just showed up out of nowhere? Yeah.
He totally ruined my plan with Alex.
Now he's throwing her this big party.
- Tough to compete with that.
- Yeah.
But I did set up this really cool gift.
On Alex's list of things to do before she's 30 she had "singing with The Pips.
" So I hired this cover band.
So she wants to be like Gladys Knight.
That's cool.
That's one of my dreams too.
Seriously, Joey, how would you feel about a Russian third? Because I know a dude.
Speaking of music at Alex's party, let me ask you a question, Joe.
How do you feel about sexy beats? - You are not DJ'ing the party.
- Oh, I know I'm not.
But Tribby-izzy is.
All right, Zach, call the Russian.
Set up a meeting.
- You're such an idiot.
- I'm through with you.
Your sister's unreasonable.
We decided to get tattoos she said I had to get her name.
- I was gonna get your name.
He didn't have to use English, he could use Chinese.
I told you, no more Chinese letters.
I'm starting to look like a takeout menu.
I just thought it'd bond us.
Hey, nobody tells me how to ink myself.
Okay? Besides, what if we're not together anymore? - Oh, so now we're gonna break up? - Well, not necessarily.
You could die.
Don't try to sugarcoat it.
This has nothing to do with a tattoo.
You just don't wanna commit to me.
You're like a child.
Has a child ever done you in the back of his Camaro? - Yes! - Yeah, what's his name? Hey, my DJ equipment's all set up.
- Can you just plug me in? - Yeah, no problem, buddy.
- Wait, you told him he could DJ? - Yeah.
Look, don't worry, okay? Turntables are in there, the speakers are in there and for the sound to come on, I just gotta plug this in over there.
- Is it on now? - Yeah, yeah, sounds good.
- Is that? Is that too much bass? - No.
More, more.
M If you say so.
All right, everybody, welcome to Alex's 30th.
Let me hear you scream.
Hey, there's the birthday girl.
How you doing? I'm okay.
I'm still a little freaked out about turning 30.
Especially when I get talking to Sherry from my office who keeps shoving it in my face that she's pregnant with her third child.
I hope this one's a girl so we can find out if being a bitch is hereditary.
Hey, hey.
Forget about her, okay? If anything, she should be jealous, the way you look tonight.
Oh, Joey, that's so sweet.
You are the best.
I'm so glad I have a buddy like you.
A buddy.
Yeah, that's what I was going for.
- Hey, buddy.
- Buddy.
Hey, I'm your buddy too.
- Alex is something, isn't she? - Yeah, she's special.
You know, when she dropped me at the airport she wasn't gone two minutes before I missed her.
I mean, I really missed her.
- That doesn't happen to me.
- Wow, you really like her, huh? I'm in love, Joey.
I can't believe how hard it's hit me.
And I decided today, I'm gonna do something about it.
Come here, I wanna show you something.
- Oh, my God.
- I'm gonna propose tonight.
All the Deans and the Joeys say, "Hey.
" Guys, you should start dancing.
I mean, do you realize how lame you look right now? Hey, I'm really feeling a groove, man.
Is the party rocking in there? It's not plugged in.
No one can hear you.
- Okay, great.
- Yeah.
- Hey, what's the matter with you? - Nothing, Jimmy.
I'm fine.
- What, I'm not good enough to talk to you? - All right.
- It's It's about Dean.
- Who? My friend.
My neighbor from the new house.
Oh, I hate that guy.
I wanna smack him.
- Well, anyway, he's gonna propose to Alex.
- Who? - My neighbor.
- The blond girl? - I got no opinion about her.
- Then why yell? - Sorry.
So this Alex girl, you like her? - Yeah, I do, a lot.
But she's with Dean.
And now he's gonna propose to her.
There's It's just not right for me to do anything.
Let me tell you a little story about going after a girl when it's not "right" to.
Okay? - Little weird? All right.
- Little bit.
High school, I went after your sister.
I knew it would hurt you.
But that didn't stop me.
I had to, she was so special.
Now, I did that to you, and you're the greatest guy ever.
I wish every guy who did my sister was so nice about it.
You're worried about this Dean guy and you just met.
With his fake tan and his tasseled shoes.
The guy's a monster.
He's everything that's wrong with this world.
- Jeez, you really hate Dean.
- He seems okay.
All right.
The point is, go for Alex, man.
The rest is gonna work itself out.
Look at me and Gina.
When you found out, you were upset.
What bad came out of the two of us being together? Break it down, sexy party people.
Look, you want this girl, you do what you gotta do.
You know what? You're right.
Yeah, okay.
I am not gonna let Dean propose to her until she knows how I feel.
- That's the spirit.
I'm gonna find Alex.
Way to step up.
You know what? You inspire me.
Gina's upset about this tattoo thing.
I'm gonna step up.
I gotta go.
- You're leaving? - This is the worst party ever.
- Five more minutes, I'm gonna kill myself.
- Really? I met some nice people.
- Joey.
- Hey, Zach.
- Have you seen Alex? - No.
But the fake Pips are here.
Look, I'm sorry, can you take care of this? I need to find Alex.
But I gotta say those suits are awesome.
Dean, what are you doing? - It's a surprise.
First, close your eyes.
- Okay.
- Alex - Can I borrow her for a second? - Keep your eyes closed.
- Okay.
That was Dean's fault.
- Feel the bass.
- Hey, hey.
Get out.
- It's sexy.
Feel the bass.
- Get out.
- Out.
Come on.
- I just What the Hi.
Okay, look, this may not be the best time to do this but a lot of stuff is going on, and I need to tell you something.
Joey, you can tell me anything.
That's what's so great about us being friends.
No That's n That's not what Okay, what I'm What? What was that? I'm sorry.
That didn't come out right.
What What I meant was Okay, what am I doing? What are you doing? Your friend, my boyfriend, is throwing me a party right there.
- And now you're kissing me? - Yes, I am, okay.
- I need you to know that I - No, Joey.
I don't know where this is coming from, but Not now.
- No, Alex, wait.
Listen - No, I gotta get out of here.
- Great.
Okay, Alex, I want you to marry me.
- What? Alex, this isn't even plugged into anything.
So plug it in your ass.
Dean, I'm sorry.
This is just too much.
I can't deal with this right now.
Oh, Lord, who are you? Somebody said you wanted to sing with the Pips.
- Alex - Alex Wait, no.
No, I don't wanna sing with the Pips.
I don't wanna deal with anybody right now.
Look, everybody out.
Party over.
This party is over! It's time to party.
Hey, I've been looking everywhere for you.
Are you okay? So, Dean took off.
I had to call him a taxi.
The clutch in his Porsche was pretty wasted.
- You kissed me.
- I did do that, yeah.
Why? - I don't know.
- Joey.
I did it because Dean said he was gonna propose to you, okay? - And I didn't want that to happen without - Without what? Without you knowing that I wanted to kiss you.
Do you wanna kiss me all the time or just when you find out I'm being proposed to? - A little of both.
- Since when? Since I don't know, since a while ago.
Wow, so this whole time that I've been with Dean you've been next door, like, pining for me? Yeah.
It sucks.
I don't know how you did it for so long.
- I ate a lot of ice cream.
- Me too.
So, what are we supposed to do now? Guess that's up to you.
What do you want? Honestly, I don't know.
I mean, I I really like Dean.
But you I wanted this for so long.
But it was really hard for me.
It was hard wanting you, it was hard getting over you.
And I finally accepted the fact that it wasn't gonna happen.
And now I just I don't know what to do.
Okay, okay.
So don't do anything.
You know, maybe what you need right now is a buddy.
Thank you.
Come on, it's cold.
Let's get you downstairs.
- I could really go for a piece of cake.
- We can't, it's all gone.
Your friends went to town on it.
That pregnant lady was like an animal.
Actually, I got to it earlier.
I hid half of it under my bed.
See, that is why I will always be your friend.
- Hey, Gina, I wanna talk to you.
- No, no.
I got nothing to say to some creep who won't commit to me Would you shut up? I got something I wanna show you.
I think you're gonna be very happy about it.
- "Ska sucks"? - Wrong arm.
"I love Gina.
" I got it a couple hours ago.
You happy now? - What's the matter? - Nothing.
- You got one too.
- "I hate Jimmy"? So you hate me, huh? I love that.
Well, I did not see that coming.