Mr. Corman (2021) s01e06 Episode Script


"My Father's house has many rooms.
If that were not so,
would I have told you that I am
going there to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back and take you
to be with me…
so you also may be where I am."
"Do not let your hearts be troubled."
-No one came.
I thought more people would come.
People loved him, didn't they?
Yeah. No, of course.
It's the flight and everything. Just--
Got food for fucking hundred people.
I'm sure
it'll all get eaten at some point.
Yeah, thanks.
I know that he's gone,
but it feels like he's here.
Like, why wouldn't he be here right now?
But no, I keep looking for him.
That makes sense.
Was his last night… happy?
At the end of the night, after…
-After the fight. That's what you mean?
-Right, the fight.
But after that, we got some food,
and he was making jokes, and he--
He really did seem happy.
But at the party, was he happy?
Was he enjoying his life?
Who did he talk to at the party?
-He landed some punches though?
-Yes, he did.
-And he fell down and hit his head?
-How long was he on the ground?
It wasn't that long. He got right back up.
-And he didn't seem any different?
Did his pupils look different?
-I didn't notice.
-I just wanna understand what happened.
-I don't think we can understand.
And I don't know how much
longer he's gonna be alive.
Maybe we should come over.
Parents were there.
He was sitting with them watching TV.
He told me that he wanted to go
to a Tony Robbins seminar
once he moved to California.
-Oh, yeah?
Wonder if he ever made it
to a Tony Robbins seminar.
I don't know. He never mentioned it.
Right. I guess he would have if he did.
Yeah, I guess. Tony Robbins
people bring up Tony Robbins a lot.
He always wanted to go to Tony Robbins,
and… now he never will.
Tony Robbins is a very large man.
I know.
I can tell he was really lucky
to have you as a friend.
-So, how long have you--
-I'm sorry. I just…
Sure. Sure.
So sorry.
This is weird.
I don't wanna go back in there.
Me neither.
I'm really gonna miss him.
Yeah, me too.
He was my only verified friend.
Were you avoiding me in there?
I just didn't know if you'd wanna talk.
I think you didn't know if you wanted
to talk and you're putting that on me.
Okay, sorry.
It's fine. Actually, I'm sorry.
I don't need to be-- I--
-It's okay.
No. Today is a really fucked-up day.
It is.
-How did he really die?
-He hit his head.
-You really think that's what happened?
-What do you mean?
You don't think he killed himself?
Why would you say that?
I don't know. I'm sorry.
It's just so random.
What are the odds?
-No, that kind of head trauma, it happens.
I'm talking about the whole thing.
He and I weren't even friends
in high school,
then we both happened
to move to LA at the same time.
He happens to meet you out there.
Then he introduces the two of us and
we become whatever it was that we were.
And all because of what?
Him? Dax Peterson?
From Algebra 2?
And now, I'm at his funeral?
What the fuck?
That has gotta mean something.
That cannot just be random.
No, I think it is.
-Sun came out.
-Thank God.
-What are you looking at?
Yeah, what are you looking at?
You don't usually wear your hair up.
No. Was it a good thing?
It's just an observation.
How's teaching?
It's good.
-I mean, I--
-Why do you ask?
Because I'm asking. I'm interested.
I mean, honestly, I love it.
It's frustrating sometimes,
but I wake up every day,
and I know what I'm doing
and why I'm doing it.
It feels good.
Wow, that's great.
I'm really happy to hear that.
-You are?
-Why did you have to say that?
That makes me sound
like a horrible person.
-I didn't mean it--
of course I'm happy for you.
I want you to be happy.
-Are you flying back tonight?
-Yeah, on the 10:00.
-Fun, I know that flight.
-Yeah, how about you?
No, tomorrow.
I figured I'm here.
I should see my parents.
Speaking of, I should go.
I said I'd pick some stuff up for my mom.
Okay. Say hi for me.
If you're not busy, you could come.
I think I should just go to the
airport. See if there's an earlier flight.
There isn't.
Yeah, I know.
Honestly, this past year
has been really intense.
Cosmo, like, almost died four times,
and each time she makes him
get another surgery,
and then he's alive again.
-Isn't that kind of cruel?
-No, she needs him.
Wouldn't it be nicer to the cat
if you just let him--
I get it. But he is her whole world.
He means everything to her.
What about Frank?
I feel bad for her.
I mean, she is a sad, sad woman.
She really is.
She loves that cat so much.
Just the thought of her
waking up and Cosmo--
-Oh, my God.
-It's okay.
-It's okay.
Wow, that felt really good.
You should do that. Have a cry.
I'm good.
Come on. It would be good for you.
I don't think I could do that
if I wanted to.
Excuse me. I just saw what happened.
Are you okay? Is he bothering you at all?
Yeah, he is.
You need me to call someone?
That's not funny.
Obviously it is. Come on.
Your face.
That's why I was always
dying to get out of here.
No one has a sense of humor.
I don't think that
would have landed any better in LA.
Well, you liked it. So…
-Are you dating anyone?
-I don't wanna talk about dating with you.
Come on. We were both thinking about it.
I'm happy to think about it
and not talk about it.
Where are we going?
It's the last stop. It's
my mom's special fruit place.
I'm actually kinda hungry.
Should have eaten more before.
There was food for a hundred people.
I know. I heard.
-You talked to his mom?
There's Ritz in the back.
'Cause Cheryl's gotta have her Ritz.
-Can I have some?
There's a lot of sad moms today, huh?
What does that mean?
Doesn't mean anything.
How's Ruth?
She's good. And…
Oh, shit.
-Want one?
-Making a mess, huh?
I'll pick those up.
I'm not dating anyone.
-You what?
-I'm not dating anyone.
I mean, there's been
some almost dating people.
I've had that too.
It's pathetic. No one likes me.
I thought you'd be killing it on the apps.
You're so nonthreatening.
-You're welx.
-I actually do get a lot of matches.
Yeah, it's just, most people
I match with don't ever respond.
What's wrong with that one?
It's no good. What do you mean "people"?
-The women.
-I was just checking.
Yeah. I don't know if it helps
to have endless options.
-What's wrong with that one?
-Which one?
-The one you just had.
-Oh, no. No.
Seriously? That's fucking exciting.
Yeah. I'm super stoked.
I've had some really good feedback.
Gonna take a few months off Covell
and go tour with it.
-I bought a shitty van and everything.
It has working windshield wipers.
We could've used those.
Oh, yeah. Then we wouldn't
have spent that weekend in Austin
with Gabriel and Elena.
-Gabriel and Elena.
-Yeah, those freaks.
In hindsight, I don't think those two
even really liked our music.
I think they did.
They just also really liked our bodies.
You still think we should've done that.
-I do. Yes.
-I couldn't have.
You're homophobic.
It's not homophobic
to not wanna have sex with a guy.
-You weren't gonna have sex with him.
-I think that's what he had in mind.
-No, he wanted to watch.
-What, watch you and me?
And her.
-Yeah, I thought so.
-That was not clear to me.
-Wow, you blew it, bro.
But congrats on the album though.
It's great.
Thank you.
Yeah, it's taken me a minute, but I--
I think I found a sound that
is just my own, you know?
I'll have to come see you
when you play out in town.
Definitely. Please.
What about you? Are you playing?
-We don't have to talk about it.
-No. It's fine. Yeah, I'm playing.
-You know I'll always play.
Yeah, no. I know.
Sorry, it's just you said
that you hadn't been playing.
That was a long time ago.
That was, like, right after we broke up.
Yeah, I've been…
been making something.
Yeah? What's it like?
Hey. You okay?
Yeah, sorry.
-It's just a stressful few days.
Look, I'm sorry. I've been…
having some anxiety.
Hey, that's okay.
Sorry. I'm just gonna-- I'm gonna…
-go walk this off.
We'll unload this stuff,
and I'll drive you to the airport.
Oh, no. You don't have to do that.
I want to.
It's good to see you.
Yeah. It's good to see you too.
Oh, my God. Is that you?
Hi, Cheryl.
Get out of there and give me a hug!
No. Mom,
we're just gonna unload this stuff
-and I'm driving Josh to the airport.
Frank! Josh is here!
You guys, these apples are terrible.
You gotta check 'em
before you put 'em in a bag.
-Don't listen to her.
-It's great to see you.
-Good to see you.
-Look at you. You finally got old.
-Shut up.
What? He knows what I mean.
You're not really old.
You still got the rest of your life
ahead of you. Not like me.
-Breaking news.
-Now what?
See, that's what I'm talking about.
The world's burning down and
we're all living our stupid lives.
You hear what I put up with?
Can you smell that? It's so bad.
24-7, 365.
How's Cosmo?
He's not well. But he's hanging in there
'cause he's a trouper.
And thank you for asking.
God, I miss you.
I miss you too, Cheryl.
-No, I really do.
I only wish it hadn't come to this
to see you again.
God, so terrible.
I keep thinking about his mother.
-What can I fix you?
-No, we should go.
Hey, Josh is not coming all this way
without me giving him something.
Now, what do you want?
-Got any fruit dip?
-Come on.
You know me. Always.
-You don't want fruit dip.
-I definitely do.
Josh always loved my fruit dip.
That is so good.
Sometimes I just eat it with a spoon.
-Don't I, Frank?
-She does.
Remember when you learned the ingredients?
Are we doing this again?
Yeah, it's funny. What'd you say?
Velveeta and Cool Whip.
How can two wrongs feel so right?
I'm gonna need more wine.
I don't miss working.
I just miss the community.
It can get lonely.
And the news is just sad, sad, sad.
You know, we gotta hold on to each other
'cause it's all we've got.
If we let go, we're lost.
It's like that song of yours.
It was so sweet.
-What was that song, Meg? The one I liked.
-"The one" she liked.
Why don't we listen to it?
-No, we shouldn't listen to it.
-Yeah. Come on. It's great.
It should've done more for you.
Mom. No.
-Here it is.
-Mom. Please.
What number was it, Josh?
It's track seven. But Megan's right.
We really shouldn't listen.
I just love this song.
It just sucks you right in.
Another day slips away
And you're fading
Your voice is so beautiful,
Meggie. Ever since you were little.
They say love takes time
But why'd you waste mine, baby?
Be honest now
Why couldn't you two have figured it out?
Mom, Jesus fucking Christ!
I cannot believe
you're doing this right now.
I don't understand her.
Yeah, it's always hard to hear yourself.
She always says that
I'm not supportive enough of her career,
and then when I play her music,
she gets upset.
That's her old music.
Well, that's all she's got.
I mean…
She's always talking about this new album.
Like, oh, she's working on it
and then, oh, it's finished.
Then, oh, it's not really finished.
Oh, you can listen to it soon.
But I never get to hear it.
And how long has it been?
I don't even know.
I mean, I worry about her.
'Cause she's 31, and that's--
For a woman…
You can't bartend forever, right?
Now, you were reasonable.
And I told her she should just
marry you already.
You can't stay engaged forever.
And you guys were just so good together.
Shit. Cheryl, are you okay?
I'm gonna get something to clean that.
Jesus Christ. What is wrong with you?
-It's not my fault.
-Whose fucking fault is it?
-Here we go.
-You don't need to do this.
Frank and I will do this.
What the hell did you have for lunch?
Just help me!
-Josh, stop.
-I don't mind.
I don't want you to. It's disgusting.
Fucking right. Makes me wanna puke too.
Shut up!
So, your mom just vomited fruit dip.
-Sorry. It's not funny.
Not in the toilet.
She vomited all over herself
and the table and the floor
and everything.
-Oh, my God.
-Oh, my God.
-Good news is your dad's awake now.
Yeah, that's good.
Dax died.
I just don't think we should get confused.
What if we're not?
I can't go back.
Why'd you leave?
Let's not do this right now.
No, you should have to say it to my face.
I have said it to your face.
Many times, Josh.
You left me way before I left you.
You did. You were the one that decided
to just give up
on everything that we had been
building together for six years.
-You didn't talk to me about it.
-What are you saying?
All we ever did was
talk about what we're building together.
Yeah, and then you stopped.
I was just told that's it.
We don't have a band anymore.
-That's over.
-It was over.
If you think that that band was
going anywhere or something,
that's delusional.
I'm sorry. Trust me.
I didn't want that either.
But at a certain point, you know--
I mean, we said it was time
to be grown-ups.
We said we wanted a family.
I was just doing what I thought
I had to do to make that happen.
And then when I did…
you didn't want me anymore.
You didn't wanna be with some
normal guy with a job.
Don't do that.
Don't make me out to be
some superficial asshole.
I didn't leave you
because you became a teacher.
I left because I thought I was doing
what I love with the man I love.
But yeah, evidently,
I was having fucking delusions.
That's not what I meant.
I was trying to do what was best for us.
No, you weren't.
You were doing what was best for you.
And then when I kept going
and I tried to do it alone,
by myself, you made me feel so small.
Like I was this idiotic little girl that
couldn't see the writing
on the wall like the man could.
I didn't say that.
I never said you were idiotic.
-No. I know.
-I never said that.
You were so sure that you were right.
God, the way you see the world, Josh,
is the only way
it could possibly ever exist.
You still think you're right. Look at you.
You're thinking it right now.
Do you know how much that hurts?
The person that you love
is supposed to believe in you.
And you never believed in me.
You never thought I could do it.
I don't think anyone can do it.
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