My Life with the Walter Boys (2023) s01e02 Episode Script

Live a Little

["Some of Everything" playing]
Half in is never enough ♪
I'm tired of feeling too much lately ♪
Got used to shying away ♪
But I'm done playing it safe ♪
Baby, let's start a new religion ♪
We can work with what we're given ♪
We can pray ♪
Our own escape ♪
There's no more second guessing ♪
Now I'm giving us my blessing ♪
To create ♪
Our own parade ♪
I just have ♪
Hi, Olivia.
Bye, Nathan.
Like it's some of ev ev everything ♪
And I just have ♪
[Nathan] Hey. You run?
[Jackie] Helps me to think.
Yeah, it's good
to get away sometimes, right?
Do you wanna go together?
I just gotta finish lacing up.
Does Cole often have friends stay over?
[scoffs] Sometimes. I guess
he doesn't wanna get caught.
Because my dad would kill him.
I get that. I mean, why is he such a
A guy?
You're a guy. I don't see you doing that?
Cole's always gotten away with things
other people wouldn't.
Especially with girls,
but it wasn't always this bad.
You're up early.
You too.
[Nathan] He used to be
the best quarterback in the county,
but he smashed up his leg last winter.
Can't play anymore.
Cole lived for football.
He's different now.
- I usually warm up with a jog, sound good?
- Mm-hmm.
[dramatic music playing]
[music fades]
[Jackie] Morning, Benny.
- [Cole] Ha! I know it's not 7:00 yet!
- Whoa! What are you doing?
Waiting for the bathroom?
- Cole's inside.
- I know Cole's inside. I'm next.
- See?
- There's a schedule to use the bathroom?
Yeah, only in the mornings though.
It gets hectic with everyone
trying to get ready for school.
Isaac could be in there for hours
trying to make himself look pretty.
- Is there any way I can just squeeze in?
- Has anybody seen my leather jacket?
- Yeah, it's in your closet.
- Like, on a hanger?
Why is it in there?
No! My Jenga!
Because your clothes
were all over the place
It's okay, Benny. I got it.
[Isaac] Next time when you clean up,
do me a favor
- [Jackie] Stop.
- and don't touch my stuff.
- [Lee] Yeah, next time
- [Jackie] Jordan. Come on.
I'll throw your board out the window!
- Guys!
- [door closes]
Lee! Guys!
Hey, guys! Come on!
I need to use the shower too.
- [Isaac] Sorry.
- Try the one downstairs.
There shouldn't be anyone there.
[whimsical music playing]
[both chuckle]
No! No, no, no, no!
[Isaac] Everything okay in there, Jackie?
Isaac, can you go get Katherine?
Um, no, I don't think so.
Because there's a bet
that you'd rather skip school
than, you know, go with bleached hair.
- Jordan! That's not funny!
- Oh, you just got pranked!
[Jordan laughs]
[door closes]
Do you have a lot of showings today?
[Will] Uh, yeah, a few.
Okay. Will you text me
after the first one?
- Yeah. Have a good day, babe.
- Thank you.
Love you.
- Morning.
- [Katherine] Morning.
- Hi.
- Hi, Mom.
Oh, I got you one of these.
[Will] Oh, great.
Thank you.
Is everything okay?
What is it?
- It's about the wedding.
- Oh.
Haley's parents won't pay for it.
They think we're too young.
They want us to wait three years.
I mean, would it really be
that hard to wait?
- Do you think
- [Katherine] Honey
Believe me, I wish we could help, but
I don't think we have that kind of money.
[somber music playing]
At least not right now.
But listen.
Let me look into it.
We'll figure something out.
Thanks, Mom.
[indistinct chatter]
[whistle blows]
[whispers] Hey, you okay, man?
I mean, for what it's worth,
I barely got a C.
That's only 'cause Coach is on my back
about my grades 24/7. Huh?
At least you don't have to deal
with that asshole anymore.
Yeah. Right.
[bell rings]
Sorry. Man, I didn't
I didn't mean to you know.
Forget about it.
[indistinct chatter]
Hey, Jackie.
Oh, is this your locker?
I'm I'm right over there,
so if you
What are you reading?
Oh, Fellowship of the Ring.
Do you know it?
Sure. I mean, I haven't read it,
but I've seen the movies.
The books are so much better.
- [Jackie] Maybe I could borrow it?
- [Alex] Sure.
I'll I'll see you later, Jackie.
But then I also know
that Dylan has his thing going on.
I don't know if that's something
you'd also be interested in.
- But I feel like we could do both
- You know what?
I think, um, I'm gonna catch up with you.
All right, we'll talk about it later.
- What?
- Unbelievable.
[Cole] Erin.
Come on. What's your prob
Who takes this many notes?
Yeah, dorks like you.
I'm not a dork.
Uh, you sure are.
Am not. [sighs]
Forget it.
Relax, Jackie. I'm I'm just joking.
- Well, it's not funny.
- Jackie!
- [Jackie] Hi.
- Hi.
- You have a free period this afternoon?
- Yes.
[Tara] Great. Well,
I just found out there's an opening
for a volunteer on the student council.
Room 1620. Two o'clock.
You need the president of the council
to approve it.
- I'm sure that won't be difficult.
- Okay. Thanks, Miss Jacobs.
Didn't I say I'd see what I could do?
And Coach Collins tells me
you're trying out for track too, right?
- Mm-hmm.
- [Tara sighs]
Told you things'll work out.
Okay then. Let me know how it goes.
Cole, you need to come see me.
- Um, no, thanks. I'm okay.
- [Tara] It's not a request, Cole.
Make an appointment. Soon.
What was that about?
Student council and track, huh?
Damn, girl, when are you gonna sleep?
When I've got the acceptance offer
from Princeton.
[overlapping chatter]
What are you doing?
Walking you to class.
Guess I'll see you after school, New York?
Oh my word. I can't believe it!
- What?
- [Grace] Jackie.
- The god of all guys is flirting with you.
- I still don't get it.
I mean, there are plenty
of good-looking guys around.
What makes him think
he can just have anyone?
Okay. Jackie, you can't define it, okay?
But you can't ignore it.
It's like I told you.
It's the Cole effect.
That's ridiculous.
If he isn't so special,
why can't you keep your eyes off him?
- I can.
- [Kiley] Mm-hmm.
Yeah, that's the Cole effect, okay?
It's okay. Don't be embarrassed.
We've all had a Cole Walter crush.
- Uh, not all of us.
- I don't have a crush.
I'll admit he's cute, but that's it.
- I hardly know him.
- [Grace] Mm-hmm.
Deny it all you want, but I see you.
So, we need you
to make an announcement about the vote
for this year's fundraising drive.
We all know the council will decide
whatever the vote is.
That's not true. We take the opinions
of our fellow students very seriously.
Besides, if they really cared that much,
they'd run for council themselves.
- Right?
- Absolutely.
Okay. But maybe we can look at doing
something more interesting this year.
- Like those new Bighorn T-shirt
- Hi, student
- Student council meeting?
- What do you want?
I want to join the council.
Miss Jacobs said I could volunteer.
Oh. Um, well,
we don't need any more volunteers.
Yeah, Erin, we do.
Janie left
after you called her bangs stupid.
[Erin] I don't know
what Janie's damage was,
but we can find someone else.
- We don't need your
- I have great attention to detail.
I'm super organized,
and I'm really good
at admin and paperwork.
Think how much more time you'd have
if you had someone to help you.
Like an assistant?
- Well
- Someone to do the boring gofer jobs?
Yeah, like all that stuff
you used to get Janie to do. With the
Welcome to student council, Jackie.
What is she wearing?
Baseball cap.
- [Will] So, I talked to my mom.
- Yeah?
She's really busy at the clinic.
You know how she is.
She doesn't charge half her clients
and still has bills to pay.
Look. My dad hasn't said anything, but
I don't think things are going great.
- Really?
- It's fine. I think.
It'll be okay.
But I think things are
just a little tight right now.
- Yeah.
- We'll figure it out.
All right? I can get a bar job
or maybe I'll talk to Cole.
- He knows of something at the auto shop.
- Babe, we could just wait a little bit.
I'm going to fix this.
- Assistant?
- Sorry. You seemed to really want in.
Yeah, it's okay. I can handle Erin.
This time next year,
I'm gonna be president of that council.
This is all about getting out of here
and into Princeton.
- Whatever it takes.
- I get it.
You're not the only one
who wants to get out of here, you know.
I want to major in political science
at Georgetown.
- Wow.
- [Skylar] Yeah.
I want to be a political journalist.
You know?
Working in Washington,
do that whole holding-power-to-account
kind of thing.
- I had no idea.
- [Skylar] Yeah.
People from my background,
we don't have much political influence.
- I want to change that.
- That's so great, Skylar.
I mean, it's really hard to get in. So
- [chuckles] Princeton too.
- [Skylar] Maybe we try together.
You can keep me motivated?
Sure. I'd like that.
- Jackie, can I ask you a question?
- [Jackie] Mm-hmm.
What is going on with that hat?
Long story.
[Skylar chuckles]
[rock music playing on radio]
[indistinct chatter]
It'll be ready by tomorrow afternoon.
Okay? Thanks for coming in.
[Cole] Tony, you got a sec?
Yeah, if it's about your mom's car,
it'll be ready tomorrow.
Thanks, but no.
I want to talk to you about something.
Okay. What's on your mind?
Well, I was wondering if you might, um,
you know, have, like,
a full-time job here maybe.
What? For the summer?
No, I was thinking
something more like permanent.
But you got two more years of school left.
And what about college?
Uh, I don't think I'm gonna go to college.
What? Why?
I'm just not sure college is for me.
Okay, come here. Come on.
Let's go outside here.
All right. What's going on, Cole?
- Just because you had a little setback
- [Cole] A setback?
Tony, I can't play football anymore, okay?
I don't I'm not getting a scholarship.
Well, you can still go to college.
You're a smart kid.
Yeah, well about that, I
sort of let my grades slip a little bit.
- Come on, Cole.
- Look, my grades were never that good.
I'd need a full scholarship to go anyway.
My mom and dad
could never afford tuition.
- You don't know that.
- With ten kids?
Will had the grades to go anywhere,
but what did he do?
Went down the street to community college.
It's not gonna happen without football.
And I don't have football anymore.
- So you want to work here?
- What's wrong with that?
I'm good at it. you're a great boss,
and my other option's working with my dad.
- And would that be so bad?
- [Cole] No, it
It's just I want
something of my own, okay?
And if I can't leave this town,
then maybe I can
maybe I can at least leave home.
You're a great employee, Cole.
There's always gonna be
a job for you here.
Thanks, Tony.
But please,
think about what you're doing.
Maybe junior college is worth trying for.
You think about it.
[calm music playing]
[indistinct chatter]
Hi. What can I get you?
Hi. Do you have any raw cakes?
no, not today,
but I have a gluten-free polenta cake
and a vegan flapjack.
- Okay, great. I'll take the flapjack.
- Okay.
Oh, and a matcha chai latte, please.
Sure thing. [chuckles]
- Oh my God. Wait, are you Jackie?
- Yes.
I'm Hayley.
Will's fiancé. He told me all about you.
It's really good to meet you.
Is it that obvious?
Oh, that you're a New Yorker?
Yeah, afraid so.
How are you finding small-town life?
It's fine.
Yeah. I know what you mean.
Look, it's a big change,
but you'll get used to it.
And at least now you know
where you can get your matcha fix.
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
Oh, could you tell me
where the veterinary clinic is?
- [man] Hi.
- Hi.
- [man] Can I help you?
- [Katherine] Hey, Jamal?
Can you Oh, hi. What are you doing here?
I just came to see how Bo was doing.
Oh, um, he's doing great.
He actually went home this morning.
Oh. Okay.
Well, thanks.
Is that George's hat?
Um, yeah, I guess.
I just took it
from the rack in the hallway.
[whimsical music playing]
Oh God, what did you
I mean, that's cool.
Well, it wasn't deliberate.
Someone put hair bleach in the shampoo.
Honey, you gotta tell me what happened.
Do you have any idea who it was?
Isaac said there was a bet.
Oh my God.
I'm so sorry.
[Cole] Hey.
Tony says your car
won't be ready till tomorrow.
Um, if you want a ride home,
I got the truck.
Oh, thanks. I still have
a couple clients left to see.
I'll just see if your dad can pick me up,
but I think Jackie could use a ride.
I mean, if that's okay with you.
- Yeah, sure.
- [Katherine] Cool.
And Jackie?
We're going to sort out
that other thing later.
Okay. Thanks, Katherine.
What's the thing?
The thing to sort out?
Guess it has something to do
with what happened earlier.
The bleach in the shampoo bottle.
Come on. You've just seen my hair.
Yeah, okay, yes, I did
I did hear about that.
Isaac legit thought you wouldn't come out.
Let alone go to school.
It was a good save with the hat though.
Wait. What did you say to my mom exactly?
I told her the truth.
As in?
That someone put bleach in the shampoo.
You're kidding, right?
- No.
- So you snitched?
Oh boy.
[Jackie] Um, where are we going?
What are you doing?
Well, we can't go home. Not yet.
What do you mean?
We have this thing with us kids
where we never tell on each other.
If we ratted on each other
for every time someone did something,
we'd probably be grounded forever.
So when they find out you snitched, well
You're gonna wanna let 'em cool off.
Come on.
- For you.
- Thanks
- Hey! Give it back!
- It's not so bad.
That's not funny.
Come on, New York.
You gotta live a little bit.
Now that it's too late ♪
- To figure out how to separate ♪
- [Jackie] Come on.
I still could get comfortable ♪
[Jackie] Cole.
If you only let me in ♪
On what's on your mind ♪
What is on your mind ♪
[Jackie] Gotcha!
Body language ♪
Gets old with time
And I can't read your mind ♪
[Cole] Hey.
If I can't talk to you ♪
[Jackie chuckles]
[Cole] Come on!
Something happens when I try to ♪
I can't talk to you ♪
Something happens when I try to ♪
Fool to think I'd leave
With all I need to know ♪
And free to go ♪
[Jackie] It's beautiful here.
All I need to know and free to go ♪
It's just
Everything is so different here.
You know?
I miss New York.
So much.
I've never been to New York.
Actually, I've never been anywhere.
But guess I can imagine.
You've never been anywhere?
[Cole] Not really.
I went to Florida once when I was younger
and spent a couple weeks
upstate last summer,
but no besides that.
That's what I really want to do.
[Cole] Honestly?
Anywhere that isn't here.
I mean, I love it here,
don't get me wrong, but
I want to go places.
You know, do something new.
I was headed for Alabama for college.
now that's, well
We should probably head out. [sighs]
My mom's gonna be mad if we skip dinner.
Let me help you.
[George clears throat]
- [door opens]
- [Cole] Is there anything left?
'Cause I am starving.
You know you're supposed to call
if you're running late, right?
I mean that's the whole reason
you have the phone.
- [Katherine] Where have you guys been?
- Yeah, we, uh, went to the watering hole.
- Lost track of time.
- Listen, I
Jackie, excuse me.
Hey, Cole, you know anything
about a bet with Isaac this morning?
No. No, doesn't ring a bell.
- [George] I didn't get that.
- Seriously, Cole?
It was a joke, okay?
[somber music playing]
Maybe ask Jordan what he's got on camera.
- Dude, seriously?
- You just had to bring me into it.
I don't even know what to say.
I have to fix my hair.
Can I at least help?
[Jackie] No, thank you.
Go get the camera.
Mom! [pants]
[faucet running]
[Jackie] Hi.
[sighs] Can't sleep?
I had a nightmare.
- You?
- I just like the peace and quiet.
Are these for school?
No. No.
Did you see a lot of theater in New York?
[tender music playing]
Yeah, all the time.
- Do you like theater?
- [Danny] Yeah.
I don't really get to see it much though.
If there's a play going on here,
it's at the high school,
and I'm usually in it.
You'd really like the Shakespeare
in the Park summer festival.
It's always amazing.
- Yeah, I'd love to see that.
- Maybe someday you will.
Yeah, maybe.
Anyways, good night.
[upbeat music playing]
- Hey. You out for a run?
- [Jackie] Yeah.
- It's just so beautiful out.
- [George] Yeah, it's tough to beat.
Hey, listen.
Katherine and I talked to everybody,
and what happened yesterday
will not happen again.
- All right? You have my word.
- Thanks, George.
You got it.
And if you want to brainstorm
on how to get 'em back, let me know.
- [chuckles]
- [George] See you in a bit.
[door opens]
Good morning.
Come on, you guys.
Hold on. Is everyone mad at me?
Well, you did press
the nuclear snitch button.
They're mad at Alex too.
They'll get over it.
[Katherine] Hey, Jackie.
- How are you doing this morning?
- I'm okay.
Well, your hair looks awesome.
[Jackie] Thanks.
And listen, I promise
there's gonna be no more pranks.
- Right, guys?
- Yup.
You saw the video?
I did.
And Isaac is gonna pay
for your hair dye out of his allowance.
And he and Cole owe you an apology.
I'm sorry, Jackie.
That's okay.
I'm thinking now that there's two girls
in the house, the downstairs bathroom
is just for Jackie and Parker.
- That's Benny's.
- And Benny.
- Jackie, Parker, and Benny.
- She just got here.
- And she gets her own room and bathroom?
- Excuse me?
Really, Katherine. Forget it.
I knew you'd take her side.
[Katherine] Alex!
- What just happened?
- I I don't
[somber music playing]
You okay?
Lee's right.
This isn't my home,
and you're not my family.
Don't worry about Lee. He's got issues.
Ignore him.
[horses whinnying]
Here, let me show you something.
[gentle music playing]
Come on up.
Make yourself at home.
- What is this?
- [Alex] The loft.
I come here sometimes
when it gets to be too much in there.
[Jackie] Alex?
Thank you
for sticking up for me yesterday.
[Alex] Don't worry about it.
Stupid pranks get on my nerves.
- Is everyone ignoring you now too?
- [Alex] Ah, who cares?
It's not a part of the trilogy,
but you should read this one first.
What's this?
Uh, well, we don't do it so much anymore,
but we used to record
all our heights on our birthdays.
Let's add you.
- It's not appropriate.
- [Alex] Jackie.
You should be on here.
Pick a color.
No, don't look.
Oh, scooch
There you go. Okay.
[ethereal music playing]
You're as tall as me last year. [chuckles]
There you are.
[tender music playing]
Now that you are
officially a member of the loft,
let me show you why it's so awesome.
- [Jackie] Wha
- Let me see the book. Thanks.
- What are you doing?
- Perfect. What am I doing?
- Dude.
- Hey! Alex! Come on. That's not funny.
I'm just doing this.
- [Jackie] No! Alex!
- [grunts]
- [gasps]
- [Alex] Okay, your turn.
Are you insane?
[Alex] Yes. Just
make sure to jump this way
and not that way.
Oh no.
- [Alex] Oh, yes!
- No! No, no!
Don't be scared.
- No. No.
- [Alex] Oh, come on. It's safe.
You can do it, Jackie.
[pensive music playing]
[Alex] Yes!
Slide yourself kind of along the middle.
There you go. And don't look down.
- Okay.
- Okay.
[Alex] Okay. Just a little bit more.
- Okay.
- [Alex] Okay.
Stop right there.
- Okay. Don't look down.
- Okay.
And now take a deep breath in
and I'm gonna say, "One, two, three, go."
And when I say, "Go,"
just jump in and land on your back.
- Okay?
- Got it.
- [Alex] All right, ready?
- Yeah.
Three, go!
That was awesome!
[Alex] I told you!
You wanna go again?
- Oh, wait. Wait. Wait. Wait a second.
- What?
Got it.
[Cole] Hey.
What are you doing?
Showing Jackie the loft.
- I jumped.
- Nice.
Going for a ride.
- You wanna come?
- No.
[horse whinnies]
You owe me an apology.
[Cole] Oh, yeah.
I'm sorry.
Come on, Jackie. Remember
what I said about living a little?
Yeah. Remember what you did to my hair?
Don't you city-types
change your hair all the time?
[Jackie] Well, not me.
I like my hair as it is.
Jackie. [clears throat]
I'll, uh, see you later, okay?
Here you go again ♪
Try to slow ♪
What's racing through your head ♪
What's that about?
Just a book.
I know ♪
Yeah, I've been there ♪
You coming?
It all works out ♪
Maybe another time.
In the end ♪
Alex, wait!
When the wind begins to blow ♪
I'll be the one to bring the sun ♪
Your angel in the snow
And in the storm ♪
I'll keep you warm ♪
I'll keep you warm ♪
Cole. Here.
I will keep you warm ♪
Keep it.
Out there ♪
Face the day ♪
Man, again?
Without a doubt ♪
I know that you'll be fine ♪
You got me ♪
You got me by your side ♪
So take a breath ♪
And calm your mind ♪
Try to find me
When the wind begins to blow ♪
I'll be the one to bring the sun ♪
Your angel in the snow
And in the storm ♪
I will keep you warm ♪
And in the storm ♪
I will keep you warm ♪
I'll keep you warm ♪
I ♪
Oh ♪
I ♪
Oh ♪
I ♪
Oh ♪
I ♪
Oh ♪
I ♪
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪
Hey ♪
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