Not Dead Yet (2023) s01e13 Episode Script

Not Just Yet

Nell, when I was alive, I organized
some of the messiest
celebrities in Hollywood.
I catalogued Justin
Bieber's sneaker vault.
It almost killed me.
But your half of this
bathroom is the worst I've seen.
- It's not that bad.
- This face wash is from 2013.
Yeah. Pretty sure this hair wax
was originally cream.
What about this shaving
kit on the floor?
- It's my ex-fiancé's.
- He's been staying here
the past couple weeks till
we figure out our status.
That sounds messy in a couple of ways.
But that kit doesn't
belong on the floor.
Where does it belong?
I don't know.
Maybe it belongs right where it is.
I don't know, I don't
know where to put it yet.
So don't rush me.
- Ah!
- Okay.
I see we're having an emotional
reaction to this object,
and it's coming out as aggression.
I know.
I'm sorry.
I'm just a little bit conflicted
about our relationship.
Morning, babe.
Yeah, I tend to hang onto things.

Nell, how does it feel to have a lover
who knows how to treat
a cast-iron skillet?
Excuse me, I don't
treat your girlfriend,
the skillet, with more respect.
She's not my girlfriend.
She's my life partner.
- Right.
- She's perfectly seasoned.
- Isn't she?
Oh, I like the way this man thinks.
Everything has its place.
- Mm.
- Hey, by the way,
have you told Sam that
I've been staying with you?
Nope. Nell hasn't told
any of her friends about you.
Since you devastated
her, she's basically been
talking crap about you for six months,
and they all basically hate you.
- Okay, have a nice day.
- Yeah, you too, bud.
God. I haven't told my friends
about us because I'm not
exactly sure what "us" is.
I know, and I'm not gonna ask
you to uproot your life again.
You're damn right, you're not.
I mean, you are handsome,
- but you are not that handsome.
- Are you sure about that?
- Ehh.
- Actually I have
some potentially good
news on that front.
A new restaurant in town
is looking for a chef.
- Oh.
- So if you wanna give this
another chance, I'll take the job.
- I'll stay.
- Wow.
that's amazing.
Is it okay if I just take
a second to think about it?
Yes, of course.
Of course it's fine. I
don't want to pressure you.
- Okay.
- Okay, no rush.
- I'm gonna hop in the shower.
- Okay.
You might want to find a
permanent home for that shaving kit.

- Oh, here she comes.
- Hey.
- BOTH: Hey.
So what'd you do last night?
Oh, um, nothing much.
So we're not gonna talk about the fact
that Phillip is clearly
staying with you?
- Nope.
- Roger that.
Oh, fun.
Everyone's standing
around holding beverages.
Ah, how I wish I could partake
in the bullpen camaraderie.
- Dennis, I wanted to ask you
about the deadline th
Everybody, shut up!
Yes, we do not need a new HVAC system.
Thank you so much for your concern.
Okay, so what the hell was that?
Ben and I just got certified
to be foster parents.
Oh, my God, congratulations.
- That is amazing.
- BOTH: Thank you.
Ever since Ben and I decided to adopt,
Lexi has been very
devoted to this project.
Mm, you're welcome.
Anyway, we're over the moon.
But now we have to wait
for an agency to call
and tell us there's a baby in
need of immediate placement,
and then we can adopt.
They only call during business hours,
and you have a very small
window to say yes or no
before they go to the
next family on the list,
so we must remain vigilant.

How can you work with all this clutter?
You're worse than Machine Gun Kelly.
And he was a nightmare.
I'm a creative, Grace.
So I need a lively atmosphere
to stimulate my brain.
Try something for me, okay?
Now close your eyes.
Visualize your ideal office.
Picture your desk in its perfect state.
Do you see it?
- Nell, do you see it?
- Mm-hmm.
Okay, now open your eyes
and remove everything you didn't see.


- What do you think?
- I think you're a genius.
That's what I'm saying, Nell.
You have to look at your
life and ask yourself,
am I in my ideal space?
Okay, I get it.
Yeah, I think my life is too messy.
I need to figure out what's
going on with Phillip.
I need to talk to my friends.
Oh, I just meant that you
didn't need two staplers,
but I'm glad you got
something more out of it.

So basically it's up to me.
If I want him to stay,
he'll take the job.
So what do you think?
I just don't know if I believe
Phillip has changed enough
to be good for you.
And she doesn't even know
about the shaving kit issue.
I don't know. People can change.
Monty and I, we broke up for a while
before we finally ended up together.
Now mind you, he did his
part and did the work.
That's what I'm saying though, okay?
I know, like, Phillip, he's
in, like, therapy or everything,
sure, but, like, is that enough?
- Well, I mean, he's he's
- He
willing to move across
the world for her.
That's a sign that he's serious.
- I guess
- That's also a sign that he's moving very fast.
- Really? I don't think so.
- Yes.
You know why? Because they
were together five years before
- Which means they are basically
picking up from where they left off.
That is the part that worries me!
- Right?
- Hello? Hello?
Can I weigh in on my life here too?
- Okay.
- I mean, I guess if you have a take.
Yeah, I I guess I'm
I'm just remembering what it feels like
to be in a relationship.
And it feels good, it does.
Feels easy to just kind
of slide back into it.
I can tell you this.
When it came to me and Monty,
I'm glad I gave him another chance.
If you promise that you
are really, really sure,
I promise I will do my very
best to get on board with it.
Yeah, I'm sure.
Thank you, ladies.
Okay, I have a phone call to make.
I feel really good about this.
That's the goal, to
feel good in your space.
- Tell me what he says.
- Okay.
- Hey, babe.
- Hi.
So I want you to take the job.
- Yes, yes, yes, yes!
Ah, Nell, I'm so happy.
Yes, yes, I am happy too.
- Okay.
- Okay.
All right, I'll see you soon.
Grace, he said he was so

Dennis, can you assign
me another obituary,
like, right now?
Okay. Um, I have
the oldest CrossFit champion
ever to win Fittest on Earth.
She could bench as much as
other people could squat,
which is apparently impressive.
Okay, just send it.
Uh, sent.
- Okay.

Was there something else?
You know what?
Everything's great, yeah.
Yeah, lovin' life.
- Nell?
- Babe! What are you doing here?
Well, I thought I'd be wildly romantic
and come whisk you away to lunch
to celebrate me taking
the job and staying.
I'm in. Where we going?
- So he's staying?
- Yeah.
I'm genuinely, genuinely, genuinely,
genuinely so happy for you.
Then why do you look
like the clown from "It"?
I have an idea.
I would love to cook for you all,
just to get to know you better.
Are you all free for dinner tonight?
- Tonight?
- Yeah.
That sounds great. I'll invite Cricket.
I have a free night because
Ben is at a Taylor Swift concert.
I'll bring the port.
- Great.
- Great.
- The more the merrier.
- Ah.
So much happens in the bullpen.
Every time I come down
here, I really enjoy myself.
- Mmm, so delicious.
Nell, Phillip being here has really
made you less of a train wreck.
It's nice to come in and
not trip on your shoes
or your purse or your pants.
I mean, I left my pants by
the door, like, one time.
And there's no Cheeto dust on the walls.
- Dude!
- And I got her to stop
watching "Bachelor
Archipelago Strippers on Ice."
It's called "Bachelor's Island,"
and they were on ice for
one episode in season three.
- Oh, my God.
Okay, it's happening. They're here.
- Here we go.
- Don't freak out.
Okay? I'm right here with you.
All right, right this way, everyone.
- Okay.
- Ooh.
This is, um, very, very beautiful.
Phillip worked at it all day.
I mean, it's a little gaudy.
- Is it?
- Yeah, so beautiful.
- Oh.
Look at these gorgeous pigeons.
Oh, and a garbage pit.
No, that is compost.
Well, I know I'm a guest,
but I will not be eating that.
It's my understanding
you weren't invited,
so technically you aren't a guest.
Well, judging by your
crunchy granola vibes
and the smell of your
all-natural deodorant,
I'm guessing that this was your doing.
- Hm.
- May I interest you ladies in a Kusshi oyster
with spicy horseradish mignonette?
- Absolutely.
- Thank you, darling.
- Yeah, uh-huh.
- I just wanna tell you
that I am fully supportive
of this relationship.
- Oh, that's so sweet.
- But I also wanna tell you
that my sister-in-law
is a police officer
who owes me a favor.
Just wanna leave you with that.
Excuse me. It is officially
too late for the agency to call me,
so I am having both of these.
Have you guys tried them?
They actually make me feel taller.
- I think I'm Team Phillip.
- Okay, yeah, but good cocktails
and good appetizers
don't necessarily make
a good boyfriend, all right?
Hey, Phillip. Hey, love the oysters.
Quick question, how's your
relationship with your mother?
Oh, my God, she's my hero.
- Of course she is.
- That actually reminds me
of a story of when his mother
came to visit us in London.
And, uh, she fell into
the glass doors at Harrods.
You do you remember, we
were in it was Primark,
and she got wedged in
the, um, revolving door.
[LAUGHING] Yes. You tell
the story. You're better at it.
- Really?
- Yeah.
All right, so my mum really
wanted to go shopping that day,
but she was also a little wobbly
from one too many espresso martinis
- the night before
So needless to say,
a bit of nudging was required
in the old, uh, derriere
I know there are ladies present.
You can probably all tell
I'm trying to win you over
with fancy appetizers
and specialty cocktails.
All right, well, it's working.
But I know it's gonna
take a lot more than that
to gain back your trust.
I've made mistakes.
And I'm really trying to be
more open and honest with
with myself and with with Nell.
And, man, I just I
really hope we all have
many more nights like this to come.
Wow, that was genuinely very nice.
You only said "genuinely" once.
You meant it.
Wow, I guess I did.
I really appreciate what
you said about honesty.
My husband, Monty, and I,
we never kept secrets from each other.
And trust me, with that man,
there were some things
I did not want to know.
But at the end of the day,
I'm glad I knew it all,
because it brought us closer together.
I wish you all could've met him.
I wish I could've met him too.
[CHUCKLES] To Monty.
- Aw.
- ALL: To Monty.
- Cheers.
- Mm-hmm.
I'm gonna run downstairs and
grab us another bottle of wine, okay?
I'll be right back.
- Are you all right?
- Huh?
I'm sorry if I said too much out there.
I just want them to
know how serious I am.
Also, I'm genuinely terrified
of Cricket's sister-in-law.
[CHUCKLES] No, I loved what you said.
This is actually about that.
Can will you sit with me?
Yeah, of course.
what Cricket said about being
honest in a relationship,
it it really hit me because
I haven't been completely
open and honest with you
about a huge part of my life.
And it's not just you.
I haven't told anyone this.

Ooh, okay, this is really hard.
I have been talking to dead people.
Nell, that's, uh
- I don't quite know what to say.
- I get it.
I know this is a lot to process.
But if we're gonna be in a relationship,
then I have to be honest with you.
Um, I mean, you've always
had a writer's mind,
a a vivid imagination.
But it's more than that.
It-it's hard to explain,
but it is just so very real to me.
- Listen, listen, listen.
- Yeah.
The ghosts have gone now, all right?
- And that's that's good.
- Yeah.
Nell, you were clearly going
through a very dark period.
But you're coming out of that now.
I I guess I feel
different without them.
Of course you do.
- Listen, here's what's gonna happen.
- Mm-hmm.
You're gonna quit that job.
- I I can't
- Nell.
You're clearly struggling.
I'm here now.
You'll take a break.
You'll figure some things out.
You and I, we can move
into a bigger place.
We can start a better life.
We can leave all the
the dead people talk behind.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- As requested.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- I don't think there's
- These are having any effect
on me, which is, you
know, kind of weird.
Um, yodel-lay-hee-hoo-doo.
- Oh, my God, it's the agency.
- Talk speak, speak!
Yeah, uh, he is I me. Who?
It's is one second.
I am so drunk! How many
of these did you give me?
- As many as you asked for!
- All right, someone get him some water.
- You need to sober up.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Yes, uh, just give me the details.

[GROANS] Why do I feel so bad?
It should make me feel better
to share this part of myself with him.
But now I feel more alone than ever.
- E-everything okay?
- Huh?
Yeah. Why?
You talk to yourself when
you're upset sometimes.
You've been doing it since you moved in.
Oh, um
I I I didn't know
that you heard me do that.
Oh, you must think I'm so weird.
Not really.
I just figured that's how you
work things out for yourself.
Phillip thinks it's sort of dark.
You shouldn't let Phillip
change you too much.
- What do you mean?
- I thought you loved Phillip.
Yeah, for me.
Not for you though,
because you're different with him.
No, I'm not. That's
You kind of shrink when he's around.
He forced this whole
dinner party on you,
and then you'd let him
finish your stories.
And you don't even want to
watch your favorite shows.
It's not like you.
You're usually much more
snarky and obstinate.
I thought you liked me
better when I'm with him.
Hm? No shoes on the floor
or Cheeto dust on the walls or whatever.
No, I'm used to the Cheeto dust.
It's how I know you're home.
I mean, you're the one
that told me the person
you're with should want to be with you,
not some easier version of you
that they're okay with.

Do you want one of these?
You like "Bachelor Island," right?
Only the third season
when it was on ice.

Yes, okay, I will call you back.
Thank you so much.
- Is our baby here?
- That's just it.
It's not just a baby. It's siblings.
But I gotta make a decision soon.
They've been calling
parents all afternoon.
- Did you get ahold of Ben?
- He wasn't picking up,
- but I'm on the phone with the venue.
- So what are you gonna do?
Well, I think it's pretty obvious.
I'm gonna panic.
I'm panicking right now,
'cause it's two kids.
Do you see me panicking with two kids?
Oh, God.

- Hey.
- Hey.
I was looking for you.
You found me.
Can we talk?
So what's going on?
[SIGHING] Well, um
when you said that you wanted
to leave the dark times behind us,
yeah, I mean, these haven't
been hard times for me.
But I really like who I'm becoming.

I've been on a new journey
since we last were together,
and even if the ghosts don't come back,
I'm really excited to see where it goes.
And as sad as it is, I'm
I'm not envisioning that
future with you, Phillip.
Okay, Ben isn't answering his phone,
and I need to make a decision right now.
- Uh, what do I do?
- I got you.
Uh, two kids, absolutely amazing, right?
But it is double the work.
It is also double the love.
It is also double the stress.
I really would not want to
make this decision alone.
Is any of this helping?
- No!
- Hoo!
I'm more stressed than I was
before you started talking.
Wait, what is going on?
Well, Dennis got a call from the agency,
and they have a sibling set available
- What?
- That needs fostering.
But he cannot get ahold of Ben.
I'm sorry, I thank God you're here.
I have this huge decision to make,
and Sam is pretty much useless.
Uh, I've got these two kids
- Okay, okay, um Oh, hey.
- And I gotta make a decision, like, right now
Try something for me.
- Close your eyes.
- Oh, can we not?
- Oh, Dennis, please.
- No, I really don't want to.
- Can you just try for me?
- I don't have
- Just do it please. Close your eyes.
- Okay. All right.
your ideal space.
Do you see it?
What's in it?
It's me and Ben
and this gorgeous tapestry
that we found in Normandy,
but it was too expensive
so we didn't get it,
but God, I wish we had
because it would go
Okay, Dennis.
And two kiddos that need us.
I see our family.

- I'm gonna say yes.
- Yeah.
- Thank you, Nell.
That's exactly how I would've done it.

- I'm gonna say yes.
- Yes!
I hate to do this without Ben,
but I I don't think
those kids can wait.
I got ahold of Ben.
What? How?
- The less you know, the safer you are.
- Thank you.
- Can I just talk to you for a second?
- Yeah.
Uh, so where's Phillip?
Well, I realized
that we weren't right for
each other, and I let him go.
- Wow.
- Yeah, it's you know,
it's hard to explain,
but I weirdly felt like
something was missing
from my life when Phillip was around.
- You gonna be okay?
- Yeah.

- I will be.
- Come here.
Guys, Ben just said yes!
- Uh!
- We're gonna be dads!
Oh, [BLEEP] yes, we are!
Life can be surprising.
We can close our eyes
and visualize our life one way,
only to find ourselves in a very
different place than what we imagined.
And sometimes we find
things appearing in our lives
that we didn't know we needed
but suddenly can't live without.
I guess it's all part of the journey.
Thanks, buddy.
And if we give ourselves over to it,
the exciting part is,
we never know where
it's gonna take us next.
Cheers, everyone.
I think you look like a human muppet.
You wear too much perfume.
You're the height of Big Bird,
but with none of his charisma.
You're not tall enough.
Environmental lawyer
what, you just hate money?
You're dressed like a designer purse
I would buy out of somebody's truck.
This is fun.
- It is.
- We should do it again sometime.
Not for a while. You're a lot.
You're refreshing.
So you and Phillip,
Breakup Two: Electric Boogaloo, huh?
- All right, I'm gonna go inside.
- What?
Previous EpisodeNext Episode