Not Dead Yet (2023) s01e05 Episode Script

Not Moving on Yet

Oh! Whoa!
What are you doing in here?
- Hey. Morning.
- Morning.
Can I just say, it is so cute
how you drool in your sleep.
I do not drool in my sleep.
And what were you
doing? Just watching me?
I was trying to pass the time, right?
But it turns out I can't
really, uh, touch stuff,
and then I just started counting things.
Do you know you have seven
Tootsie Pop wrappers under your bed?
Oh, God.
Yeah, those aren't mine.
I'm holding them for a gross friend.
- Mm.
- Please remind me
to check my e-mail every time
I meet a hot guy just in case
I'm assigned his obituary.
I thought we had a nice time.
We did. Yeah.
My ex-fiancé moves on
with a hot pastry chef,
takes her to Paris, plasters
it all over Instagram,
and I go on a date
with a guy who doesn't
tell me that he's dead.
Well, I'm new to this
whole dead thing, right?
I didn't know.
- And honestly, I thought you knew.
- Me?
So, you're pretty great.
What's the catch?
There's gotta be one.
You look like you're having fun.
- Oh, my God, I'm dead.
- No, I'm dead.
No, no, no, I'm dead.
No, seriously, I'm dead.
Yeah, okay, I missed some signs.
Nell, Nell.
- Hmm?
- I have great news.
You won the lottery
and you used my birthday
- and you feel obligated to give me half?
- Better.
Look what I got in
the mail this morning.
Two-for-one pasta and breadsticks
at Fettuccine Factory.
It's a-BOGO time, baby.
Money is finite.
Breadsticks are endless.
You and me, back at the Factory.
- Mm.
- You know, and we can finally catch up
and talk about all that stuff
we haven't gotten to talk about yet.
You know, like Phillip, the wedding.
Oh, yeah. Um, you know what?
That might take away from
our breadstick record.
So, we should focus.
If we start at 3:00
and we end at midnight,
then we can actually make this happen.
That is actually a very good idea,
because lunch rush will be over,
the bread will be freshly baked,
and the waiters can't pretend like
they don't see us when
we need those refills.
So, is this why you
asked to leave early?
For some restaurant called BOGO?
Is it new? Is it Gwyneth's?
Sounds amazing. Should I come?
Oh, no, no, no.
BOGO means buy-one-get-one.
So, you need two to get one.
Yeah, they are oddly
strict about that rule.
Plus, Nell and I haven't had a
chance to catch up one on one,
so it's just gonna be us two.
But you two know that
you have money, right?
Like, you could just
pay for two dinners.
- No!
- No!
Free breadsticks taste way
better than regular breadsticks.
Yeah, it's science.
Okay. Well, have fun.
But I do suggest that you both examine
your attachment to gluten.
Hmm. Okay, so I have a
quick thing to turn in,
and then I am all yours.
- 3:00.
- Tres.
Okay. Psst! Come on.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
Mason really knows how to create a vibe.
I'm saying.
- Yeah.
- Focus, focus.
Okay. I have to write this obit.
So, let's get to the facts.
- What did you do for work?
- I was a pediatrician.
So, that would make you, like, a doctor.
My patients, the kiddos,
they called me, uh,
- Doctor Boo-Boo.
- Of course they did.
Ah, mm, let me guess
you had some, like,
super picturesque hobby, as well?
Yeah, I I mean, I was
a deep sea diver.
- Hm.
- I actually volunteered for
the California Anthropology Commission.
- Oh, yeah. That tracks.
- It's pretty cool.
We, uh We found this
underwater cave village
right off the coast of Catalina.
So, what are you?
Some kind of, like,
hot, wet Indiana Jones?
Yeah, that's cool.
Um, anyway, we were diving, right?
I'm diving, and I'm I'm deep.
- I'm going real deep.
- Real deep?
And as I'm going down,
I start to think about the families
of the people in these caves
and how their stories
deserve to be known.
And I come up against
this rock and I'm pushing
and I'm pushing.
That's when I saw it.
Saw what?
The great white shark.
Come on.
A hero's death?
It's like you're not even real.
- Are you mad at me?
- What? No.
Fine. It's good.
Let's just keep moving on.
Nell, if you're not okay, it's okay.
Yeah, I'm mad.
Any woman would be mad if
the perfect man showed up,
only to find out that he was dead.
You're right.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
Thank you.
Um, you got a little bit
of chocolate right here,
- just in the corner
- Oh, my God.
No, I can I can get it.
- No, I can't.
- Oh.
Um, just do do what
I'm doing, and then
and just
Maybe lick your finger.
Give yourself a li
a little hug, maybe.
Hey, Nell, I Whoa.
- Huh?
- Um
So sorry to interrupt this, uh,
I'm gonna say "self-care,"
- Huh.
- but I just wanted to know where we're at
with the whole water
pirate doctor obit guy?
- That's me.
- I think I'm gonna need
a little bit more time on this one.
- Mm, mm.
- I really want to check my sources
and go to this alleged
hospital that he worked at
and really have some
journalistic integrity.
Love you taking this job seriously.
Thank you.
Also, you have some
chocolate on your face,
and it's gross and unprofessional.
Well, hello there.
I was thinking I could come and do
a little work from here today.
Sure, but this ain't no Starbucks,
so you need to make yourself useful.
Okay. Well, then, answer me this
what's a good thing
to do in a relationship
to keep things from going stale?
Um, I love it when a man is spontaneous.
Would you say you speak for all women?
Mm, yes. Yes, I do.
So, I should think
of random things to do
and pick weird times to do them?
Hey, don't do that!
Uh, so don't be spontaneous?
I'm getting mixed messages here.
I'm sorry. That was, um, Monty's piano,
and he used to play every
night during happy hour,
and, um, I just don't think that
I'm ready to hear it played again.
I understand.
I'm sorry, I thought
the mood called for it.
- Wow.
- Yep.
All the kids I saved painted it for me.
You really are something.
The way that nurse just
kept describing your empathy
and your abs.
Oh, you've got everything.
And hey, you wouldn't
hog all the covers.
Or dabble in stand-up comedy.
Ooh, or insist I try your IPA.
And you wouldn't have to worry
about me stealing your fries.
Ooh, that's a big thing for me, too.
I love my fries.
Yeah, my ex, Phillip,
would always take my fries
and all the emotional space.
And when it got hard at the end,
he didn't want to talk about it,
and he just wanted me to get over it.
Sounds like my boy
Phillip forgot the ABCs
of a healthy relationship.
- Hmm.
- Always Be Communicating.
Why are you so great?
Okay, maybe this is crazy,
but maybe would you want to maybe
- Keep hanging out?
- Yeah.
Why stop now?
Let's see where this goes.
See where what goes?
Monty! What are you doing here?
Me? What the hell are you doing here?
And who's that guy?
- Hey.
- Hey.
Oh, wait, whoa, you
guys know each other?
What? So all dead guys know each other?
Did you also die from
fighting off a shark?
Yes, very messy.
What are you doing here? I
mean, I finished your obituary
- a month ago, how are you back?
- I have no idea.
I don't even know where I was.
Well, we were in the middle
of something, actually,
- so we're gonna just go.
- No problem.
Can I just get one minute with you, hmm?
- You mind, Jesse?
- Oh, no.
- That's fine.
- Huh?
I'm-a go see if I can pick up a leaf.
- There you go.
- Really?
I mean, you don't Oh, gosh.
- Um.
- What the hell are you doing?
Wha We're We're just hanging.
Listen, he's very handsome.
He's also a doctor.
He's also dead!
Oh, looks like you got a call.
Maybe it's reality trying
to knock some sense into you.
Oh, my God, it's 3:00.
- Hey, Sam.
- Finally.
I've called you like 10 times.
Yeah. I, um You
know, I I got caught up.
I'm gonna need a rain check.
What? I'm already here.
I'm sorry. I'll make it up to you.
I promise. Nell, the
coupon expires tonight.
You know that's how they get you.
I It's just I
No. Tonight was supposed to be
the night of endless pasta-bilities.
Is that Sam? Hey, girl.
I'm on a date right now, actually.
You are? I mean, that's great.
W With who? When?
Why didn't you tell me?
Oh, well, oh, I you know what?
I have to call you back.
Um, I'll talk to you later.
- Bye.
- Uh no, Nell.
No, no, no, no.
When I left you, I thought
you were in a good place.
Now you're dating a dead guy
and lying to your best friend?
I'm not lying. Technically,
I'm on a date,
and I'd like to enjoy
it in peace, Monty.
Hey! Even though I'm dead, it
feels like I'm getting stronger!
So, what? We're just gonna sit here
on a bench and watch the show?
Can somebody get me some popcorn?
Actually, I know exactly
where we can go next.
Guess what? Without even
thinking, a minute ago,
I bought us two tickets to go
whale-watching this weekend.
I didn't check the weather,
nor did I look at any
reviews of the boat place.
I wish you would have asked.
I have a conference this weekend.
I thought you might want to
spend some time with Cricket.
Yes, but had I asked,
it wouldn't have been
spontaneous, now would it?
- One sec. Um, Cricket
- Mm-hmm?
she's busy. Oh, that's a shame.
But you know what? I love whales.
We're gonna have so much fun.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
Sorry, I thought I had to sneeze.
Um, yeah, it's not a problem.
Hey, kid.
Oh! Buongiorno, bella!
- Hi!
- I am so glad you called me.
My husband's band is
playing some dive bar,
and it's like, ugh, you're 46, Tanner,
give it up.
Don't worry, because tonight
is gonna be so much better.
You have not lived until you
have tried the Factory sauce.
- Fabulous.
- Right?
So, is this more
Northern Italian cuisine
or Sicilian?
It will determine what
kind of wine I order.
Uh, excuse me, cameriere?
Are you the sommelier?
I'm Dirk. I'll be your Factory Foreman.
Uh, also, if you're planning
on ordering the chocolate molten
lava cake, you have to tell me right now
because it takes like
30 minutes to bake.
Dirk? I know what you're doing.
You're trying to avoid eye contact,
and it's not gonna work.
This bread basket is empty,
so do what you gotta do.
Thank you so much.
Okay, quick, put this
bread in your purse, okay?
I'm not gonna put 26
cents' worth of bread
into a Chanel bag.
Yeah. Yeah.
The breadstick game isn't
for everyone. It's
You know, it's just something
dumb that Nell and I do.
Nell. Nell.
Why's it so quiet in here?
- It doesn't seem quiet to me.
- No, it's happy hour.
There's no music playing.
I always played music during happy hour.
I'm sure it's fine, okay?
So, can I just go
back to enjoying my hot
- Dr. Jesse, please?
- No, I'm serious.
My old piano is locked.
This goes against everything
that Cricket and I talked about.
I'm worried about her.
Hey, I'm sure it's fine, okay?
Wow. This is some date you're on, huh?
- Why would you lie to me?
- I I'm sorry, Sam.
I was I am on a date.
- Really?
- I was.
I, uh, it's complicated.
Nell, I need you to talk
to Cricket right now.
So you're just gonna try to make up
an excuse right here, right now?
- No
- Perfect.
No, I really do still want to
go to the Fettuccine Factory.
Nell, would you please
just focus, please?
Well, we can't because
- it's too late now.
- Nell, as your date
- and your doctor
- Answer me, I am right here.
- You know it's too late.
- Please try to focus.
- No.
- It's already over.
- Hello?
- Can't hear me.
Sam! Sam!
I'm sorry.
I Ugh, you just
wouldn't understand, okay?
So I just need a minute, please.
Oh, I wouldn't understand?
And you need a minute?
You can take a minute.
You can take all the
minutes you need, alright?
I actually just came
here for some wine to go.
So, there's the wine.
I'm gonna take it, and I'm gonna go.
- I was trying to explain.
- Nell, Nell. Please.
I know Sam is important,
but what if I suddenly disappear?
Okay, Monty. Just be two minutes.
Cricket, could I talk
to you for a second?
Sure thing. What's going on?
Ask her why the piano is locked
and why there is no
music for happy hour?
So, um, you know, just based
off of everything I know
about you and Monty, I guess
I guess I'm just surprised
that there's no music in here.
You know, I I noticed that
Monty's piano is locked,
and, uh, I just
I I don't know if that's
what he would have wanted.
You know, we did promise each other
that I would hire the cute guy
that plays piano at Neiman
Marcus to replace him,
and that I would slowly
fall in love with him.
- Oh.
- That part was a joke.
Make sure that she remembers
that that was a joke.
So, why haven't you?
Music was everything to Monty,
and I just feel if I let someone
take over his piano,
then it really is goodbye.
And I just don't know if
I'm ready for that yet.
Well, tell her that if
someone else plays my piano,
she can hear me in the music.
You know, I I just wonder,
maybe if someone else plays the piano,
you'll hear him in the music.
Girl, that is a lyric
in one of his songs.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
You know, sometimes, I I feel
like he's still here with me.
- Mm.
- Yeah.
This is one of those moments.
Listen to me, you can't keep ignoring
what you're going through.
You You need to deal with it.
- Cricket
- Nell, n no,
I'm not talking to Cricket now.
I'm talking to you, kiddo.
You can't keep avoiding
everything you're going through.
You need to deal with it.
How long are you gonna
pretend that everything's fine?
I clearly know that
not everything is fine.
Look, if you don't talk
to someone about it,
it's only gonna get harder.
I mean, wouldn't you
want to stick around
with Cricket if you could?
Well, of course I would.
But I can't, because it's
not what's best for her,
and this is not what's best for you.
I know you're hurting over
everything that happened
with your fiancé,
but you're never gonna
get over that pain
if you keep distracting
yourself from it.
Oh, but what a distraction he was.
I'm sorry that I snapped at you earlier.
If you want to play the piano, you can.
In fact, I'd love it if you did.
That would be spontaneous,
now, wouldn't it?
Yes. Yes, it would.
Hey, Charlotte, listen to this.
Babe, this is our song!
- We closed a lot of bars.
- Oh.
Today was amazing.
I really needed to meet you.
Nell, I loved every second
of our adventure together.
Now it's time to go on to the next one.
I got to live a really full life.
I got to take risks, face
my fears, fight a shark.
I just want you to do the same.
Not the shark thing, though, right?
No, yeah, I wouldn't recommend that.
You really are an amazing person, Nell.
The best is still ahead of you.
Don't forget that.
Thank you for coming into
my life, Jesse, but
I get it.
God, I wish I felt that.
Should I press "send"
on the obituary now?
- Yeah, it's time.
- Yeah.
But, hey, if you see any loose
Tootsie Pop wrappers
floating around, that's me
saying wassup.
I didn't even get to see one of his abs.
Why extend an olive branch when
you can extend a breadstick?
I didn't lie to you.
I really met someone,
and I was on a date.
And I just got distracted, because
oh, because for the
first time in a while,
I wasn't thinking about
what happened with Phillip.
You know? And And I
liked being distracted,
and I didn't want to give that up.
You know, we don't have
to talk about the breakup.
No, it's it's more than that. Yeah.
I guess I've just been avoiding
it because it's, um, a lot.
You know you can tell
me anything, right?
I had a miscarriage, Sam.
Phillip and I got pregnant,
and, um, it happened
before I could tell anybody,
and now I
I just don't know how to tell anyone.
I am so sorry, baby.
No, I just I really wanted it, Sam.
I know.
After it happened,
Phillip wanted to move on,
and he said that I was dwelling on it,
and everybody was so
excited for the wedding.
And, uh, I I just thought
if I didn't think about it,
it would go away.
And I thought I was keeping it a secret,
but the secret was keeping me.
I'm so glad that you finally
shared this with me, okay?
Because you are not alone
anymore, because you have me.
Alright? Come here, please.
Oh. I love you.
I love you, too.
Okay, let's vow that
from this day forward
- Okay.
- we will tell each other everything.
I'm working on it. But this
is a good start.
- It's a really good start.
- Yeah.
Now, I have a kilo of
Factory sauce in my purse.
Can I go get that now, please?
100%. Go get it.
Okay. I'll be right back.
Wassup, Tootsie Pop?
Okay, so we
got some of that factory sauce
in the right pocket.
You know that's not
sanitary, though, right?
No, it's just fine, alright?
Here we go. Wait. The date.
What was that? What was that about?
He was so hot, and he was a doctor.
- Mm?
- But turns out,
he ghosted me.
This is your 30-minute warning
to get the chocolate lava thingie going.
I will fill my time with breadsticks.
Ma'am, I'm sorry, but
if you're dining solo,
I can't accept the BOGO coupon.
You need two to get the one.
Look, I will pay you $1,000
to join me so that I can BOGO.
You wanna hold hands?
Oh, you're better than that, Dirk.
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