One Mississippi (2015) s02e06 Episode Script

I'm Alive

1 One Mississippi 2x06 "I'm Alive" Jambalaya, crawfish pie, file' gumbo 'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma chere amie-o Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou Did you even sleep? Not much.
- Did everything just hit you? - Yeah, kind of.
I understand.
I mean, you were in shock.
What do you mean? When? Yesterday.
Oh, wait, I think we're talking about different things.
Um, were you not talking about Jack? No.
I was never mind.
What was keeping you up? Uh, well What? I was thinking about having sex with you.
I mean, I was wondering what that would be like.
Like, what would happen in that situation.
It shouldn't feel like a mental puzzle.
But I'm not saying it won't happen.
We need to get going.
We have to meet with Ezra soon.
As I cry out to you I will trust, I will trust I will trust in you What happened here? This isn't yours is it? No.
Not my style.
Must be Desiree's.
Not exactly her style either.
This is unheard of.
My body's in shock.
It's been so long since it's been touched.
Me too.
Perhaps we could spend the day together.
Oh, I'd like that, but I must go.
- The wedding.
- Mm-hmm.
Is there anything that I could help you with? I just have to get through it.
It's going to be a very emotional day.
With so many unpleasant family dynamics to navigate.
Frank? Oh, he's just a child really.
He's not malicious.
It's my mother I'm dreading.
I'm so sorry.
She is an extremely unpleasant person.
We only speak when she needs something.
I have a difficult parent as well.
Mean? Not to me, but highly problematic.
He's dead now.
That's nice.
I filled up the Jeep, too.
Pump two? Yeah.
That one will give you gas.
Insomnia, racing heart, does nothing.
I've tried them all.
This one? This one will get you so hard you'll be knocking down walls for 72 hours.
All right.
I know this is quite forward, and of course there may be no room, but it would helpful to you if I came to the wedding today? Well, I'm not sure I want to expose you to the possibility of abuse by my mother.
I am quite unflappable, and I do have a way with elderly women, if I do say so.
I would be an excellent buffer.
Well, my sister's husband does have the flu, supposedly, so there's room, and it sure would take the heat off of Allison.
Sometimes you say the right word With the wrong inflection I feel like I offended you before, and I'm so sorry.
I'm not offended.
I just feel like maybe you're more upset about what happened yesterday than you realize.
I don't know.
It's definitely not what kept me up last night.
Well, you do tend to disassociate in this area.
And you were just really in your head that way you said that.
- You are offended.
- I'm not.
Kate, I think I'm a little more in touch with my emotions than you are.
I haven't brushed my teeth since yesterday morning.
What? I can't express anything about my reality? No, your reality would be great.
I just don't get why you think you know what my reality is better than I do.
I don't, you're right.
I'm dying for a latte.
Is that real enough for you? Not really.
And we both agree on kids.
As a matter of fact, you both wrote, "as many as it takes to get a boy.
" Since we have a girl.
Both of you put financially conservative, preferring to save for retirement and college than going on trips or out to dinner.
Both of you chose messier than average, but you do believe in making that effort to clean the kitchen and bathroom.
I am so very pleased with your compatibility, and I feel the Lord says yes to this marriage.
Now, this would be the time to go over any other questions or concerns that you may have.
Oh, my God.
I am so sorry.
Well, it's not your fault.
There were rumors.
I just thought it can't be, he's so progressive.
That's that's bullshit.
Do you think he thought he was just like - Making a move? - A move? Would be to ask her out for a drink.
But in his mind, I mean.
I'm just so confused by this basically out-of-the-blue behavior.
Well, yes, I was confused too.
And he just started under the desk? And you're positive it was, you know.
- Yes.
- And you tried to leave? At first I was just like, what is happening here? But once you realized Did he block the door? I mean, it all happened really fast.
You were in a state of shock.
I was really confused.
I was flustered, I guess.
I mean, my brain couldn't even comprehend what it was he was doing.
It's traumatic.
I guess, yeah, it was.
Obviously, I'm taking this to HR.
HR? Can't you just fire him? Sadly, no.
It's a legal thing.
They have to investigate.
But we'll get him fired, trust me.
But he doesn't get to be here while they're investigating it? Well, they usually just try and figure a way you don't have to deal with him while they're looking into it.
So he just gets to masturbate at everyone while HR is looking into it.
I can't imagine he'll masturbate at everyone.
It's fine.
We should just go to the police then.
The police, really? Yeah, it's a crime.
It's assault.
The police aren't gonna care about a producer masturbating at someone.
I mean, to them, that's less of a violation than parking in a loading zone.
It's terrible, but I just think we have to handle it internally.
It is truly a great and joyous occasion when two people choose each other wholeheartedly, accepting both the fullness and the limitation of each other.
Amen! Nothing happens without cause.
An old saying goes, "Even the chance brushing of one's sleeve against a stranger on a ferry may be the cause of their future encounters.
" The union of Allison and Ted are not accidental.
Indeed, due to the law of karma, they, from their very beginning have been coming together for this auspicious moment.
Everything cool? No, it's not cool.
Ha, great.
So we're good to go? - Oh, yeah, we're good to go.
- Great.
What a fucking asshole.
I can't wait to be "In the Moment" with Tig and Kate.
- Wait, what are you gonna say? - Let's go.
So the theme today is perverts and predators inspired by an incident that happened here at Weiss-Acre.
So let's start with "Dirty Pants" by Smog.
You can't say his name.
I can describe what happened in detail.
That's my story to tell.
Maybe the real reason you're so upset by what happened to me It's upsetting.
He violated you.
But maybe it's more about what happened to you.
I mean, we haven't really talked about that.
Maybe that's something, you know, you should be talking about.
No shirt and broken tooth Barefoot and beaming Can I get you something from the pressed juice bar? A Campari.
I believe there's no alcohol.
It's a sober wedding, Ma.
A sober wedding? Somber wedding.
It's like a funeral for my granddaughter.
She was engaged to a lawyer who had worked with Obama.
But now who is she marrying? Ted.
I don't even know how he makes his living.
He works in social media.
When you get married by a monk, does it make it easier to get a divorce? She's ordained, Mother.
Anyone can do a wedding now, Ma.
You just fill out a form online.
Well, then what's the point? There's a legal process as well.
If there's no God in Buddhism, who is watching over the marriage? I believe evolved karma involves a kind of self-administered retribution for the actions of the soul.
It's quite fascinating.
So Allison is a Buddhist now too? I thought so, but no one would admit it to me.
I certainly don't know the details of Allison's spiritual life.
And why would you? You hardly know Felicia, but you feel fine showing up here at her daughter's wedding.
Mother, you have no idea how long I've known Bill.
I don't even know what has happened to the social fabric.
I am honored to be here.
You have raised a wonderful daughter.
And what is that supposed to mean? I don't need your approval.
I'm just merely stating a fact.
Anyone can see you've done a remarkable job as a mother, with both your daughters.
And what do you do to make your living? I'm the Chief Financial Officer at BSL Foods.
I have a friend who works there, not that you would know her.
Karen Vishawn.
She's a phenomenal member of our industrial sales team.
I am really mad at a co-worker for doing something.
I guess I can't really go into it, but I hate not being to talk about this kind of situation because, oh, boy Remy, Tig's on! This is not a hilarious story.
I was molested by my step-grandfather.
It started when I was two before I understood what was going on, obviously.
I was just learning to talk or to to not talk.
I was learning to not say anything, to not tell anybody what was happening.
The craziest thing is the rest of the time he was actually a really good grandfather.
He helped us build a tree house and build a go-kart.
I used to wish that he'd just be this nice grandfather and not this other thing he'd turn into when my parents weren't around.
When I got old enough to realize I could tell my mother, he said, "Go ahead, tell her.
" I was so confused because I thought she knew or was somehow in on it.
I wish I could've been there for you.
Well, I appreciate that, but you were prenatal by at least ten years, so you wouldn't have been that much of a help.
I guess not.
When I was 15, I finally told my mother, and she wanted me to go to the police, but I just I couldn't put myself through that, all the questioning.
You were the one under suspicion.
Like, why didn't you say something sooner or, you know, how could this man that everybody loves do such a thing? I was just this messed up kid.
Why would they believe me over him? Oh, my God.
Oh, poor Tig.
That poor little girl.
[KATE] God, it's so wrong.
Did you know? [TIG] Yeah.
Well When did you find out? I was there.
What do you mean you were there, hon? I was in the room.
I mean, he did it right in front of me.
What did you do? Oh, my God.
It's so insane how with sexual assault the criminals are more protected than the victims.
It's like we have to prove we're not lying or we didn't want it.
It's like no one wonders if you wanted to get mugged.
Well, you were carrying a wallet and wearing a watch.
If you didn't want to get robbed, why did you have a computer in your house? It is a bad system.
I had this friend who was in this musical theater group - with a lot of date-rape-y guys.
- A lot? In a in a theater group? Actors? Are you kidding.
- What about jewelers? - Don't buy jewelry alone ever.
- Independent book sellers? - They're fine.
Anyway, so this musical theater company had this private, secret Facebook page where they would talk about these guys as kind of a warning of who to avoid.
Oh, kind of like the, um, that military nude Facebook group except the exact opposite? Yeah.
I mean, we really need something like that, but for, like, all women.
You know, like a reverse little black book.
Like a Yellow Pages but for men you should avoid.
The Red Pages.
Warning, do not go in a room alone with this guy.
Dot org.
And it would have to be invitation only.
Like what is that wedding site? I truly have no idea.
The Knot, but for sexual assault.
You know, and then people could get together with whatever community they're in for like a school or a company.
It's a shame you can't do that with family.
But maybe it could help people avoid marrying an abuser in the first place.
There should be a search engine where you can look people up, like a background check.
Totally, that's a must.
- I love this.
- I know.
I can't tell you how upset I was when I read Ned and Constance Sublette's devastating book on the forced breeding of slaves.
I was raised in the north.
We were taught we were the good guys.
I'm just so ashamed that I have been alive this long without understanding the depths of this horror.
Yeah, well, now you know.
I think it's great that you're doing all this reading though.
I just I want so much to apologize.
That'll fix it.
Who needs a little nip? Rose? Yvonne? Daddy Ali, weddings are supposed to be fun! Rum or vodka, I got 'em both.
I just want to see if that domain name is taken.
Oh, yeah, bummer.
There's a TheRedPages.
It's probably a porn site.
Oh, my God, it's our thing.
Someone's building the website.
Someone that just listened to our show? It must be.
The show already has 20,000 plays.
- No.
- Yes.
It's so great that you said what you said.
I mean, thanks for making me say it.
This could really be something great in the world, you know? - Yeah.
- The Red Pages.
- You really did something.
- We really did something.
It's really something we have.
Yeah, it's definitely something.
But, I mean, like, something big.
Maybe so big it was hard to accept because I've never really felt this way before.
I I want to be with you, like, all the time, in every possible way.
But No.
No but, just and.
And, huh? And And And Wait.
Whoa, slow down.
Slow down? Well, yeah.
I mean, we're at work for one.
Oh, yeah.
And I think we should date.
Date? Yeah, just date for awhile.
You mean, no sex? I'm an old-fashioned southern gal.
Oh, my God.
Could you have left them in the kitchen? I did read the newspaper in here.
I am so sorry you had a monster for a daddy.
- What? - I heard Tig's show.
Did you not? Do you despise me? - For not knowing? - For any of it, all of it.
You were raised by that person.
I know.
I know.
I should have known, I just didn't.
I didn't suspect.
What I'm saying is, do you even know what the effect of that has been? I, uh, no.
I I'm not sure what you mean.
Have you had any therapy, for example? We cannot pretend that these things have not happened.
I don't.
We have to feel them fully in order to feel anything else.
Do you see what I mean? Listen, I know you didn't want me to talk about family stuff, but it just kinda happened.
No, I understand.
- You do? - Uh-huh.
Bill? Um, I, um, excuse me.
I am upset.
Not with you.
What is it? I just I just don't want to lose My very good friend.
Felicia? What what happened? - I'm not good enough for her.
- Did she say that? I just I can't be what she wants.
What does she want? Someone you know I don't even know.
The kind of person who, uh, goes to therapy, I think.
She wants you to go to therapy? I don't know.
It has to do with feelings.
Maybe you could change in that way a little.
Or enough.
What if I can't? But what if you can? Oh, Tig.
I think you can.
[SIGHS] Oh, Jesus, God.
What's going on? I'm sorry, Tig.
I'm so sorry.
What? What? Why? I should've tried to stop him.
Hey, hey, no.
You were just a kid, too.
I know, but later.
I knew it was wrong.
Why didn't I do anything? Why didn't I do anything? You were scared.
You were molested, too.
No, I wasn't, Tig.
You were, just in a different way.
You know, even though he didn't touch you, witnessing it, you were molested, too.
[PHONE BUZZING] [LAUGHING] I brought a toothbrush this time.
Oh, thank God.
This is a fun date.
Yeah, it's a sleepover date.
Hey, I was thinking maybe we won't have to move to New Zealand if Oprah runs for President.
Yeah, I guess we'll have to convince her.
By the way, our show went viral.
- Really? That's amazing.
- I know.
I was born in a thunderstorm I grew up overnight I played alone, I played on my own I survived That's even better.
Hey, I wanted everything I never had Like the love that comes with light I wore envy and I hated that But I survived And I'm still breathing I'm still breathing I'm still breathing I'm still breathing I'm alive I'm alive I'm alive I'm alive You took it all, but I'm still breathing You took it all, but I'm still breathing You took it all, but I'm still breathing You took it all, but I'm still breathing I'm alive I'm alive