Ordinary Joe (2021) s01e06 Episode Script

Always Do the Right Thing

1 Previously on "Ordinary Joe" You know how proud I am of you for going back to law school? I just wish you weren't leaving tonight, Mom.
- Take care of our boy, okay? - I promise.
We've seen him, our son.
So what now? I don't know.
We have some concerns about Joe.
Her name's Jenny Banks.
She's an attorney.
Yeah, I know who she is.
What if there's only one right person for each of us? There's something that I've wanted to tell you about Bobby.
Carrie Coleman.
We think he was having an affair with her.
We're interested in the payoff she received to leave.
Bobby was sleeping with his former intern.
I have the proof.
Good morning.
You okay? Can I trust you, Joe? Of course you can.
Just this whole thing with Bobby.
I just I was so wrong about him.
How do I know I'm right about you? I'm not him.
So how does this work? I turn in the evidence and we officially open a case.
How long? It's misappropriation of campaign funds, so we should be able to get a search warrant pretty quickly.
So I'm just supposed to go to work and pretend like nothing's going on? We don't wanna tip him off.
This is insane.
I just I hope I'm doing the right thing.
You are.
My hair's a disaster.
Hey, you've got great hair.
I know, it's the way you styled it that's a disaster.
What? Well, what does Mom do? She use more product or And I hate this shirt.
Dude, that is your favorite shirt.
Was my favorite.
When did you become so fashion-conscious? Since always.
All right, let's see here.
These guys are looking nice.
- No.
- The red version of that? Deathly.
- Hey, guys, how's it going? - Hey, Jen.
Mom, where are my new Vans? Dude, I just put your shoes on.
It's going well, then? Apparently, our son is a skater now.
Oh, you know what? I forgot to order them with the move and everything.
I promise I'll order them today.
But I wanted to wear them today.
I wanted Evie to see them.
- Evie? - Who the heck is Evie? No one.
She's my friend.
A skater girl at my school.
She was at our Halloween party, and she wrote a note with hearts on my banner.
Ah, ah, okay.
She's Adelaide in the play.
Are there any kisses in this play? No, but this is my chance to make my move.
- Your move? - Your move? Jen? Okay, Jen, if you can hear us, we love you.
You're wearing that shirt.
If you put your chair in turbo mode, I can still get you to school on time.
Uh, Houston, we have a problem.
It's out of juice.
You forgot to charge my wheelchair again.
On the road again Just can't wait to get on the road again Life I love is making music with my friends I just can't wait to get on the road again Guess who's going back on tour.
I cannot wait to see you guys.
Hey, soul sister Ain't that Mr.
Mister on the radio, stereo The way you move ain't fair, you know Hey, soul sister I don't wanna miss A single thing you do Tonight This is crazy, guys.
Come here.
What are you screaming about? Joe Kimbreau liked my TikTok.
Joe freaking Kimbreau.
You're, like, so cool now.
- Oh, my gosh.
- That's insane.
Sorry it's a little crazy.
I'm in single-dad mode right now.
Oh, no, that's no problem at all.
Bobby, look who's here.
- Hey.
- You're still my nurse.
I thought you were moving to Atlanta.
Well, plans changed, so Jenny moved alone, which is good news for us.
So I can continue your therapy.
I spoke to Joe last night.
We thought it would be a nice surprise.
Sorry I'm late.
We'll get started, all right? Hey, about therapy.
I think I'm done.
What? What are you talking about? Bobby, look, I'm sorry I was late, but Baby, could you just give us a minute, please? Okay.
What's going on here? You and I both know that I'm never gonna walk again, okay? So there's no point in playing this charade.
Therapy is critical to your rehab.
I have seen miracles happen with patients a lot worse than you are.
Now, come on.
We'll start with some simple stretches.
Bobby, you gotta tell me what the hell's going on here.
I can't even take myself to the bathroom.
This is pointless.
No, no, no, no, no, that is my fault, okay? If I would have been on time, I could have taken you to the bathroom.
And you do not need to be embarrassed.
Please, Joe, just just help me change my pants, and go.
All right come on.
- Oh, thank you.
- There you go.
It's hot.
You know, I just wanted to say what happened between us was It was a mistake.
Look, I don't want Joe to know.
I'm sure you feel the same way about Regina.
I'll step down from the campaign.
God, the optics suck.
How do we spin this? You could write the press release in your sleep.
Lean into my Parkinson's.
Why don't we hold off until after the rally? I just want that to be happy.
Yeah, me too.
See you tomorrow, Big C.
Fo' sho'.
Big C, huh? That Evie? - Yeah, that's Evie.
- Right.
You guys hit the half-pipe together? - Classic dad joke.
- Yeah.
That was a dad joke, wasn't it? Um, Dad, you have to get something from my teacher.
- Get what? - Get Mr.
Squiggles, the classroom hamster.
- Oh.
- Chris was chosen as the next student to take him home.
Oh, okay, Mr.
Also got his food and a bag of timothy hay to line his cage.
And that's how long do these things live? You're bringing him back tomorrow.
I think he'll survive the night.
- So Mr.
Squiggles, huh? - Uh-huh.
And no, I am not helping you clean the cage.
Okay, thanks.
This is great.
Open the floodgates This time, I'll convince you to run To wide-open spaces From days of the wasted and young So, darling, now, don't mess this up The story's unanswered until it's begun For you Soldier on, soldier on For you Soldier on, soldier on How can you stand there How do you dare Tell me you're stranded High up in the air, oh Come on.
We've got the photo shoot for the tour merch, and then the marketing team wants to pitch you on some promotional crossovers, and then we have to get you to the sound check for Amy's rally.
I'm ready.
I'm ready.
Just give me a second.
Thank you.
Joe! - Hey.
- Oh, hey.
I didn't know you'd still be here.
Oh, working late.
Yeah, you're a real go-getter, huh? Right? - Bobby here? - Yeah, he's in his office.
Oh, my gosh.
Oh, my gosh.
This is so cool! Dad.
Dad! What are you all screaming about now? - What's going on? - I told you.
It really is Joe Kimbreau.
He did a duet to my TikTok.
- Seriously.
- Yeah, look.
- It's so cool.
- No, let me see this.
He's legit one of the biggest stars on the planet.
Out of all the people in the world, Joe Kimbreau chose me.
Isn't it cool? Yeah, Z, this is really cool, man.
Real cool.
How can you stand there How do you dare You're persistent, I'll give you that.
I see you brought backup this time.
Perils of being a temporary single dad.
This is my son, Christopher.
- Hey, little man.
- Hi.
Some nice wheels.
What's with the rodent? This is Squiggles, our class pet.
- Cute.
- Not really.
I'm not really into hamsters.
I just took him to impress a girl.
Oh, so Evie is into hamsters, I guess? Well, if I get him fat and happy for one night, then hand him off to her, I can give her all the tips and tricks and impress her.
Pretty good.
How old are you again? Oh, his birth certificate says nine, but I'm not so sure anymore.
All right, come on.
Let's knock out some leg lifts, all right? Yeah, all right.
You're good, Joe.
You ever think about a career in politics? Not a chance.
Hey, what's going on? Hey, did you turn in the evidence that I gave you? Yeah.
I gave it to my Uncle Frank.
Why did you give it to him? Because he's my training officer.
Well, I'm pretty sure he buried it.
What are you talking about? Your uncle came into my office today, and he and Bobby looked pretty damn friendly.
Wait, wait.
Okay, okay, I'm sure that there's a logical explanation for this.
I don't trust him.
Okay, well, I do.
You didn't see the way he looked at me.
Joe, he said, "Sorry," when he walked in that office.
So because of that, Amy, you think that Frank is a crooked cop? Why did he sound so guilty when he was apologizing? I don't know.
I wasn't there.
I was, and I'm telling you that's not the same man that I met at dinner.
Look, what if he told Bobby everything and destroyed the evidence? He wouldn't do that, Amy.
I know my uncle.
What if you're wrong? Look, I'm telling you, I just I know something's not right.
- Mom, guess what.
Guess what.
- What? Your friend Joe Kimbreau has a TikTok duet with some boy that's blowing up.
Okay, we need to figure out parental controls.
I thought we had you on a timer.
You follow Joe on TikTok? Everyone follows Joe Kimbreau.
The kid can sing too.
The story's unanswered until it's begun For you Soldier on, soldier on It's beautiful.
For you Jeez, Mom, it's good, but we didn't know it would make you cry.
Jen, you okay? How do you dare Tell me you're stranded High up in the air, oh Just take it down about 10%.
One, two.
Is that popping a little bit? Yeah, that sounds better, I think.
You know, I don't love how close to the stage the crowd's gonna be, so you're gonna have to promise me not to do that "reach out and high-five everyone" thing.
Sure, I can crowd-surf, though, right? Hey, what's good? What do you think you're doing? We agreed, no more contact with Zeke.
I didn't.
My girls just showed me a viral video of the two of you.
In front of Darren, no less.
He still doesn't know.
Oh, oh, I thought we were supposed to be honest with everyone.
Do you have idea the position that you put me in? You could ruin people's lives playing this game, Joe, including that boy's if he finds out.
Yeah, yeah, you're right.
I'm sorry.
It's stupid, and it was impulsive.
And the last thing I'd ever wanna do is hurt you or our son.
He's not our son.
Jenny, I'm doing the best I can with this.
I know I made a mistake, and it won't happen again.
I promise.
Jenny saw the video, huh? Yeah, she thinks I went too far this time.
She was valedictorian for a reason.
Hair, check.
- Wheelchair charged.
- Shirt? Love it.
Squiggles? - He's squiggling around.
- Cage clean? Come on, what do I look like to you? All right, load it up.
Evie's waiting.
- Oh.
- Dad.
Just a small glitch, buddy.
This is a colossal glitch.
- Squiggles? - Squiggles! - Oh, man.
- Squiggles? All right, you know what, Chris? We gotta get you to school, so I promise I will find Squiggles and I will get her to you by the end of the day, okay? It's a he, and don't be late.
I need to hand him off to Evie.
Hey, he will be there for the big handoff.
I promise, okay? We gotta go.
The story's unanswered until it's begun For you Soldier on, soldier on You gotta get this kid to perform with you at Amy's rally.
It'll be a PR gold mine for Amy.
- No.
- It'll be a great launch for the tour.
Are any of the new songs ready yet? Not ready to play live.
We can pay for better publicity.
- What did Amy say? - Well, we asked you first.
- Well, I say no.
- Joe.
Eric, I said no.
What are you gonna do, beg me like you did for the reunion? I said no.
What was that? Hey.
What? What the hell was that, man? It was nothing.
No, I know you better than this, okay? You can't pull this celebrity stuff on me.
He's my son.
Wait, what? Who? The kid from TikTok.
His name is Zeke.
How's that even - Did you cheat on Amy? - No.
God, Eric.
He's almost ten years old.
Jenny got pregnant before we graduated.
She never told me until the reunion.
She put him up for adoption.
He has no idea that I'm his dad.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
You and Jenny Banks have a kid? Okay, that's wild.
Hey, congrats, man.
You're the first person to say that to me.
Well, dude Dude, you have a son and I got a little nephew out there in the world.
I mean, obviously it's not the way - you guys planned it, but - Amy has no idea, Eric.
Oh, that explains the temper tantrum.
- Pretty good reason, right? - Yeah, well I mean, I have no idea how she's gonna react or how this could negatively impact her campaign.
I mean, I can see the headlines now: "Candidate's rock star husband has love child.
" Joe, you have to talk to Amy.
Life is too short to live a lie, man.
Sai and I will take care of the campaign, okay? I got your back, brother.
Come here.
Come on.
Shh, quiet, I think I hear him.
What? Man, you said that two holes ago.
I think I got a visual.
Yep, yep.
Hey, Mom, lure him to your vent.
How am I supposed to lure him to my vent? That is why we brought the cheese.
Cheese is a mouse thing.
They're related.
They're like cousins.
- It's Jenny.
- Oh, no, no.
No, you can't get that.
You can't answer that.
I have to pick it up, Mom.
I screened it twice already.
She's gonna be worried.
Jenny needs to just focus on school.
- Hey.
- Hey, you're awake.
I didn't expect you to answer.
Yeah, well, I got off work early last night and I got some real person sleep, so Sorry I missed Chris.
I was swamped this morning registering for classes.
Oh, don't even worry about it.
Honestly I'm swamped too, so I should probably jet, but - Oh, hey, Jenny.
- Eric.
What are you doing there? - Oh, I brought cheese.
- Oh, okay.
He brought It's delicious.
And your mom's there.
Hi, Gwen.
- You know, it takes a village.
- Are you okay? Oh, am I okay? I'm great.
Yeah, we're actually finding a really nice routine.
Yeah, Chris is at school, and Mom's here, which has been great.
And Eric is here, and we're We're having brunch.
What was that noise? Sorry, sorry.
That's traffic.
So how's everything there? - Great.
Atlanta - Great.
It's amazing, you know.
It's like a home away from home.
Just miss my boys.
Yeah, we miss you too.
You know what? I'll make sure you say good night to Christopher before bedtime, okay? - I love you.
- Love you too.
This is a disaster.
Ah, it's fine.
We'll find him.
No, it's not the hamster, the whole thing.
It's like, you know, I'm drowning without her here.
I could move in here full-time to relieve your stress.
Oh, that's great.
Yeah, I can feel my blood pressure lowering already.
Be nice.
I had to cancel a student to help you find your stupid rodent.
I know.
I know.
Chris is gonna kill me.
Punching holes in the wall is ridiculous.
Oh, you got a better plan? Oh, yeah.
Work smart, not hard.
I know a guy.
- You know a guy? - Oh, yeah, I know a guy.
Any update on the Diaz case? Not yet.
- You submit the evidence? - I said I would, didn't I? Yeah.
Yeah, you did.
But did you? What's your point? Why did you have a meeting with Bobby Diaz at his office? After 911 and your dad, my brother, I spiraled, okay? That meant that evidence on drug busts didn't always make it to the locker.
Bobby Diaz was the district attorney at the time, and he helped me make an internal affairs case against me go away.
- Jesus, Frank.
- I would have lost everything: my career, probably my marriage.
So two wrongs make a right? Look, we don't know Diaz had anything to do with that girl's death.
My guess is, he didn't.
But if you push this, he'll make that IA case against me reappear.
So he gets a "get out of jail free" card because you're scared? You're damn right I'm scared.
This guy could destroy my life, and for what? Bobby Diaz isn't some deranged criminal.
He's just another politician who happens to cheat on his wife and pay off his girlfriends.
You need to ask yourself is this Amy girl, who you barely even know, is she worth destroying your own uncle who raised you? Any notes on the speech? Close the door.
Why didn't you come to me first? I had nothing to do with her death.
So then why did you lie to me? I asked you if you had been with another woman, and you looked me straight in the eyes and you said no.
Is that what this is? Is this some sort of revenge tactic for a relationship that I had before you? Don't try to turn this around.
What's your goal here? You think dredging this up is going to get me to finally end my marriage? Wow.
Doesn't have to be like this.
We don't have to fight.
I'm not I'm not the enemy here.
I'm the same guy that you fell in love with.
No, you're not.
I had no idea who you really were.
The key is to fill his water before you go to sleep, 'cause you don't want him getting dehydrated during the night.
I promise I will.
And if you need any more pointers, call me.
So how did things go at home with Mr.
Squiggles? Any reason he wasn't here at the start of class? You know, he's hard to say goodbye to.
I just wanted to spend a little bit more time with him.
You know I work with nine-year-olds.
Every single one is a better liar than you.
Excuse me? That animal in that cage is a gerbil.
Squiggles is or was a hamster, Mr.
I am so sorry.
I will go and get a hamster.
I please, just don't say anything to Chris, okay? I'm kind of a hero in his eyes right now, and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible.
Yeah, your secret's safe with me.
Between you and I, that's the fourth Mr.
Squiggles we've had this semester.
See, he needs your sleep sweet every night before bed.
No, he doesn't.
I was worried that you guys would struggle without me, but you're doing great.
No, it's all an illusion.
I'm a complete disaster without you.
First night, I forgot to plug in Christopher's wheelchair, okay, which made him late for school, which made me late for my first session at the congressman's home, which made him lose control of his bladder while he waited for me.
Oh, no.
Yeah, and by some miracle, I didn't get fired.
And then then there's this.
What is that? Did you punch a hole in the wall? Nope.
I smashed it.
I smashed it with a hammer.
Why? It was a search and rescue mission.
Joe, what is happening? It's chaos without you, Jen.
I took home the class hamster, Squiggles, for one night, and now I think he's dead in our wall.
At first, I could hear scratching up and down the walls, but I haven't heard scratching in hours.
Please don't ever tell Christopher.
Are you serious? I think he's gonna smell him soon.
I have a secret too.
I am incredibly homesick.
I haven't unpacked a single thing.
And I just I miss you guys like crazy.
Are you being literal? I mean, you've unpacked your carry-on, right? - Nothing.
- Well, maybe you should.
We put a surprise in there for you.
In the front pocket.
Really? I thought maybe you could put it on your nightstand or something and we wouldn't seem so far away.
How did I end up here? I was supposed to be a law partner, not a 32-year-old college student 1,000 miles away from my family.
I was supposed to be the next Billy Joel.
And now I'm one of the guys he sings about.
But you know what? I think that's okay.
And I think it's okay for you to unpack your bag.
'Cause I have a feeling we're exactly where we're supposed to be.
Oh, ambush.
It appears your Uncle Frank torpedoed our case.
It's not like that.
You said you were gonna talk to him.
- I did.
- And what happened? - It's complicated.
- Try us.
Look you just have to trust me.
I need a little more time.
Whatever it is, you need to go over Frank's head and take the evidence to your captain.
Or just give it to me.
- I don't have it.
- What? What do you mean you don't have it? You need to get it.
Without the check from Bobby's campaign to Carrie Coleman, I can't get a judge to sign off on a search warrant.
Without the warrant, I've got nothing.
Frank is tied up in this, okay, in ways that you can't understand.
I don't wanna hurt him.
Oh, well, someone's gonna get hurt.
Amy, please.
I don't know what to do.
You need to do what's right.
Yeah, but what if any choice you make is gonna hurt someone you care about? Listen, Joe.
I know why you became a cop.
Really? I would love to know, 'cause I can't remember.
Joe, out of Amy and your uncle, only one of them is doing what's right.
I know that this is hard for you.
What do you think your dad would do? Would a picture of the check get you the warrant? Hey, do you have a minute for your husband? Or are you still busy campaigning? I'm working on this fundraiser.
It's important.
Amy I've been hiding something from you.
- I know.
- You do.
You're having an affair with Jenny Banks.
What? No.
Oh, Joe, I have pictures of you two.
You had me followed? You're being vetted.
You knew that.
And I know about the 100 grand you withdrew.
What did you think, I bought a love nest or something? I bought a van, Amy.
- You bought her a van? - No, not Let me just get a second to back up here, okay.
I have seen Jenny, but it's not like that.
You know how we dated in college? Well, senior year, she got pregnant.
Why didn't you ever tell me this? Because she just told me at the reunion.
And she had the baby.
And she gave him up for adoption.
And she tried her best to never think about it.
But I can't do that.
After what happened with ours and knowing that I have a son out there, I can't do that.
So I wanted to find him.
That's why that's why you went out of town? Yes.
Did you find him? His name is Zeke.
He's in a wheelchair.
And his parents don't seem like they have a lot of money, so I bought them a ramp van.
That's where the 100 grand went.
And I wanted to tell you earlier, but you you were still mourning the miscarriage.
And then you jumped right into the campaigning.
And every time I wanted to tell you, I felt like I was just gonna hurt you.
- Oh my, God.
- I know, I'm sorry.
There's no excuse.
- This is a lot.
- Yeah.
- So there's no affair? - No.
Never, ever.
I did get to meet him, kind of.
It was Halloween, and I was dressed up, so he had no idea who I was, and I thought it was just gonna be that one time.
But then I found out he could sing.
And he's a really good singer.
And so I thought I could connect to him through music.
That's why I did that duet on TikTok.
That was the kid.
God, Joe.
How did we get here? I'm sorry.
I am so sorry.
No, I'm sorry too.
And I promise you, I will never, ever keep anything from you again.
Oh, God, this is just too I'm sorry.
And then I said to her, if you need any more pointers, call me.
Well played.
I could probably use some pointers from you too.
I thought you were already married.
- So did I.
- Very happily.
Here you go.
Are you sure? What is it? A speech I'm working on.
I'm glad you're getting back to work.
I'm not.
I'm having a press conference tonight to announce my resignation.
What, you're quitting politics altogether? Yeah, I think it's time.
Why? You love what you do.
That's what I told him.
I do love what I do.
At least I did.
It's just The wheelchair? I'm going to be the first disabled astronaut to go to outer space.
If I can do that, why can't you be a congressman from a wheelchair? Don't you just talk and shake hands? I just don't know if I'm as strong as you are, Christopher.
I think you are.
Over the last ten years, you've allowed me to proudly represent the 11th District of New York.
It's been one of the highlights of my life.
I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's while in the hospital recovering from being shot.
I was told that I might likely never walk again.
Due to shame and ego, I hid this from you all, from the public.
I originally came here tonight to announce my resignation from Congress.
But fortunately, I had some friends who reminded me that we can choose to live fully or die a little bit every day.
That's us.
He's talking about us.
I am choosing to live, and I can do it from this wheelchair.
I'm humbled by the support from my family, from my friends, and from you all.
I hope to continue to earn that support as we move forward.
And I put disability representation at the top of my agenda.
I wish I was old enough to vote for him.
I'll do it for you, bud.
I'll do it or you.
Hey, how's everybody feeling tonight? Life is all about the choices we make.
And every choice we make makes us.
So let's choose to change the world for the better and rock the vote! You guys know this one.
It's an oldie, but it recently resurfaced.
It went viral because of this amazing kid I just sang it with.
Did you guys see that? Kid has a big future.
He's gonna be a star.
Put your hands together for him out there.
He gave him a shout-out.
I hope he's watching at home.
And if you are, kid, you got the stuff.
That's your brother, girls.
That is your brother.
Open the floodgates This time, I'll convince you to run No matter what, I want you to know that you're the greatest mistake of my life.
From days of the wasted and young - What is this? - We have a warrant.
Bobby? You guys can't be serious about this.
A warrant for what? Willfully violating campaign finance laws by paying off Carrie Coleman.
I wanna know who authorized this.
Judge Lambdin.
His number's on the warrant.
It's fine Regina, okay? This is a political witch hunt.
Just get the kids out of here, and get the lawyer on the phone.
What, you're gonna handcuff me? - I'm a congressman.
- Come on.
This is unbelievable.
We're coming to you live from Queens, where Congressman Bobby Diaz has been arrested and is being taken from his home.
Carol, we are not sure exactly why the congressman is in custody at this time, but we are certainly witnessing the untimely end of a storied political career.
We'll try to get you more information as it becomes available.
Earlier this evening, sitting congressman Bobby Diaz was arrested at his home on charges of campaign finance violations I thought you quit.
I did.
Come on.
We should talk.
You made your choice.
Dad? You hear that? Yeah, yeah, it's probably just the radiator, bud.
I'll be right back.
You're still leaving the key in the same place after all this time.
I thought I taught you better.
Uncle Frank.
I'm sorry.
I'm just just not doing so good right now.
And if I could get a couple of dollars, I could feel a little bit better, you know? I promise I'll pay you back.
I need help, Joe.
How can you stand there How do you dare Tell me you're stranded High up in the air, oh All right, New York! And now the reason that we're all here.
Please give a warm round of applause for your future congresswoman and my beautiful wife, Amy Kindelán.
Good evening, New York City.
Love you, Amy! It is so good to look out onto all of you knowing that we are here to change the world together.
And we do that by voting.
- Not too many women like Amy.
- Am I right? She deserves whatever her heart desires.
I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for someone who needs no introduction, Congressman Bobby Diaz.
You do right by her, Joe, all right? Hey, hey! How about it, huh, for our future congresswoman? Huh? Yeah! Is she something or what, huh? Yes.
Yes! Huh? Yup, fighting for you people, that's right.
Give it up.
Amy Kindelán.
Amy! Amy, you're okay.
All right, babe? - Suspect down.
- You're good.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Are you all right? What's going on? - What happened? - What's going on? - What's happening? - Look at me.
Look at me.
You're gonna be okay, all right? That's a lot of blood.
It's a lot of blood.
You're okay.
Look at me.
Look at me.
You're okay, okay? No, Bobby.
Bobby! Bobby! Bobby!
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