Ordinary Joe (2021) s01e11 Episode Script

Calling An Audible

1 Previously on "Ordinary Joe" Lucas is gonna need a blood transfusion and you are an ideal match.
Why why would I be an ideal match? You're his biological father.
How long did it take you to make these zipper pants? Maybe two days.
How fast could you make three dozen pairs? So we're on the same page.
Did we just agree to adopt a kid? Just so we're on the same page.
The story's unanswered until it's begun for you Soldier on, soldier on Out of all people in the world, Joe Kimbreau chose me.
Real cool.
The adoption agency reached out.
Zeke wants to meet us.
All right.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I'm I'm Joe.
You can say You can say anything.
I'm pregnant.
It's Bobby's.
Atlanta, shoot.
Oh, I'm still in the doghouse with Professor H for missing that filing deadline, but I think I can turn it around.
I mean, it's too important not to.
Don't psych yourself out, okay? - Dad.
- Yeah.
- Dad! - Someone sounds excited.
What's going on? I don't know.
Let me put you on speaker.
The Adaptive Innovators Expo accepted our application.
- What's that? - That's amazing.
It's the expo for the disability community, Mom.
All the best new products are introduced there.
Which means we need to make a lot more zipper pants.
- Stat.
- How many is a lot? A lot.
We don't need a bigger car.
- Ow.
Ow! - You know what? You need a bigger car.
Well, if we had gotten the nicer car seat We don't need a bigger car and we don't need a more expensive car seat, baby.
Aren't cops supposed to know how to install these car seats? I guess I was absent the day they taught that at the academy.
Can you hire someone to do this properly? Yes, but that would cost money, and Professor Penny Pincher over here wants to do it all on his own.
Car seat, swaddles, cribs.
It all adds up.
Yeah, you smile but you're gonna be having the same argument in no time.
Dude, stop.
Okay, enough forcing people to have babies.
Seriously, Joe, I'm gonna need you to catch up 'cause my QB son, he's gonna need a wide receiver - in Pop Warner just like - Hey, Eric.
I think I'm gonna have to bail on watching the game tomorrow with you and Frank.
What? No, it's the Giants.
We celebrate together and we suffer together.
That was Jenny.
She just invited us over tomorrow for the game.
That'd be nice.
I guess I'm gonna be watching the game with my son.
Was it all in your head At all, at all I've been without you I've been without you - Hey, Frank.
- Oh, Jesus.
Hey, Amy.
Frank, wait.
Look, I don't know how much Joe's told you.
Yeah, I know something's going on with you two, but I don't know the details, and I don't want to.
Look, Joe hasn't been home, right? He doesn't answer my calls.
I just really need to talk to him.
Well, now is not really a great time because, you know, he's in a creative bubble, and you know how he gets.
Yeah, I know.
I'm usually in that bubble with him.
- Please? - Yeah.
Let me see what I can do.
But just wait here, okay? Without you Whoo! Nice.
All right, guys, take a minute, okay? - What'd you think, buddy? - Great.
- Right? - Hey.
So what do you think? Do we have a single? Totally.
That song rocks.
- Thank you.
- Hey, yeah.
Great hook.
But you should play the chorus, like, two more times.
That's smart.
This kid knows his stuff.
And you could have really cool lighting effects, - like lasers.
- Lasers? That's perfect.
I love it.
- Lasers? - Yes.
Lasers? Joe, can we Hey, don't go anywhere, okay? We're gonna we're gonna keep playing, all right? I don't understand.
What happened to the bar stool and acoustic tour? I'm calling an audible, okay? Scratch the whole stripped-down, touchy-feely acoustic thing.
All that work.
The new songs are Downers.
I want big.
I want fun.
I want full band, arenas, light show.
We can't just magically build you a new stage and rebook bigger venues.
Keep the theaters.
Add arenas.
Do what you do.
Is this about you and Amy? No.
This is about my band.
This is about being on the road with my music family, okay? All right, you guys ready? Let's jump back in.
- You guys are gonna like this.
- Hey, kid.
Amy's outside.
She wants to talk to you.
I told you I don't want to see her.
All right, let's go.
Two, three, four.
I've not done one thing.
You know yes, we have had coffee a couple times and we went on a walk, but James and I are just friends, so Please, we saw you two at the tribute concert.
He is cute.
Go for it.
- He is cute.
- Have dinner with him.
Oh, forget that.
Have sex with him.
Okay, everybody.
Calm down.
Look, and you have to take down Chris's flag case.
The pictures, all that stuff.
If I can do it, you can.
I'm not just gonna throw it all in a box.
That's not what she's saying.
Just put them someplace where it's not the first thing you see every time you walk in and out of the house.
It's been 20 years, Gwen.
It's time to move on.
- Mm-hmm.
- Hey, y'all.
Hey, Joe.
Your mom's got something to tell you.
Um you remember James Lamson? You know, you met him at the tribute concert.
Yeah, of course.
Your friend from City Conservatory.
Well, I was thinking of inviting him over for dinner.
Tomorrow night.
- Oh.
- Mm-hmm.
- Would you like to join us? - Uh, is it a date? Uh, well, it's just dinner.
No, it's a date and you're not invited.
That's okay.
I have plans anyway.
I'm gonna be watching the Giants game, but you do you.
So where were we? Oh, yeah.
Have sex with him.
Hey, you want big? Get ready for big.
I just scored you the national anthem at the Giants game tomorrow.
MetLife Stadium.
Sunday Night Football.
America and Joe Kimbreau the beautiful.
There's no way that I'm gonna do I know going to a game is triggering for you because of 9/11, but if you want to launch your tour in a huge way, this is it.
Your last image on Twitter is of you crying on Thanksgiving.
Which is why diving straight into my core wound on live television isn't a great follow-up.
Frank, help me out here.
I haven't been to a game in 20 years.
I'm not about to start now.
If I want to honor my brother, I'll do it at an AA meeting in the basement of a church.
But you knock yourself out, Joe.
- Thanks, Frank.
- The Giants? Why wouldn't you want to do that? - It's super cool.
- Yeah, wha It's complicated, okay? It has to do with my dad.
- He didn't like the Giants? - No, he loved the Giants.
He used to take me to the season opener every year when I was a kid.
- Sounds like an awesome dad.
- He was.
So he would want you to go.
I'll tell you what.
I'll do it if you'll do it.
Me, sing the national anthem in front of 80,000 people? Yeah, you.
I want my TikTok buddy up there with me if it's okay with your folks, of course.
I mean, I want to.
It's okay, right? Mom? Dad? That's a pretty big deal.
I know.
It's a huge deal.
Honey, I should your dad and I should talk first.
They're worried about me.
It's all they ever do.
It's my job.
I'm your mother.
They can come, right? Yeah, you kidding? You're all invited.
And we will make whatever accommodations are needed, right? - Yeah.
- Fine.
You can do it.
- Yeah? - Yes? - Yes.
- I'll call Brandon Lambdin.
So where were those sliders? This place is awful.
It's crazy they're incarcerating a woman for wanting her daughter to go to a better school.
Well, that's why we're here.
The interview room is small.
You stay here with her daughter.
- Hi.
- Hi.
You know, everything is gonna be okay.
- You don't know that.
- You're right.
But there are a lot of smart people trying to help your mom.
So hopefully she'll be back home soon.
Are you one of the lawyers too? I'm trying to be.
I sort of messed some things up so I'm I'm kind of being punished.
What did you do? I incorrectly filed a motion for I was late on my homework.
I miss my school.
Not the homework, but my friends.
Yeah, I get that.
This is all my fault.
No, it's not.
It's a dumb law, and hopefully, your mom's case will help change it.
No, it's I never should have talked to that guy at the shelter.
What guy? One of the lawyers? No, I told him about school, and now my mom's in prison.
- When did this happen, honey? - I shouldn't have said that.
Please don't tell anybody.
I don't want my mom to get in more trouble.
I'm not gonna let that happen.
- Thanks for coming - Hey, I'm glad you called.
Obviously, Joe told me what's going on.
I'm sure you're upset with me.
I'm very upset.
I'm kind of sick about it, but I'm also your mother-in-law - and I I still love you.
- I'm sorry.
I just this is not the way it was supposed to happen.
I know, honey.
But that doesn't mean this baby isn't a blessing.
Thank you.
I don't know what to do.
You know, he's completely shut me out, and I have no idea how to get through.
Well, he's like his dad.
He compartmentalizes.
- He's stubborn.
He's - Defensive.
He's immobile.
All of that.
But I don't care what he says or doesn't say.
- Joe needs you.
- I need him.
Okay, so he's singing the national anthem at the Giants game tomorrow.
You know that's gonna be hard for him.
- No, I can't.
- You should be there.
I can't.
If Joe wanted me there, he would have asked me himself.
- I can't just show up there.
- You can and you should.
And I say this with love, Amy, but this is on you.
This is how you fix a marriage.
One of you shows up.
Yeah, what if I'm the only one that's fighting? Oh, honey.
Being the wife of a rockstar does have its perks.
Amy Kindelán wears designer clothes that cost as much as a fireman's salary.
Amy Kindelán lives in a $10 million loft.
In another borough.
Those are Amy Kindelán's values.
My name is Regina Diaz, and I approve this message.
How often is this airing? Every day after every local newscast.
She's really milking the kids thing and the widow thing.
Not sure how to combat this.
Yeah, well, there's something else.
Look, I gotta tell you something.
It's definitely not gonna make our job any easier.
- I just heard - Dude, no.
I don't want to talk about it.
Well, Joe, I know this is scary, man.
We've been trying to have a baby for three years.
She sleeps with him once and they get pregnant? Okay, okay.
Look, look.
I love you both and I want you both to be happy whatever that means, Joe.
If it means that you're gonna work it out, then great.
If it means that you want to walk away, I got you, man.
Look, I'm learning that there's maybe more than just one "the one.
" And either way, buddy, you gotta know this is gonna be really, really hard.
When I wrote "Away You Go", I wrote it in five minutes.
It was effortless.
It just happened.
It wasn't hard.
The good songs never come when you force them, Eric.
That's not true.
That's not true.
Look, you remember we went to the Billy Joel signing at Tower Records.
He said that some of those songs, they flow like nothing, but some of the best songs, they only come when he centers himself and he does the hard work.
I can't believe you just played the Billy Joel card.
- It's "Turnstiles," man.
- "Turnstiles.
" This is so cool.
Dad, can I go check out some of the booths? Of course.
All right, pick your pattern.
Kinsley, dad bod, okay? I think this plan might backfire.
It's marketing 101.
Using your product says you believe in it.
I don't know.
Listen Hey, someone need some muscle? Hey! Oh, just in time.
- Joe.
- Hey.
- This is my boyfriend, Xander.
- How are you doing, man? - This is Chris's dad.
- Yeah.
Oh, hey.
Yeah, where is Chris? I heard so much about him.
He's taking in the gak, you know, before he has to stand behind the booth with his old man.
Yeah, sure.
Oh, thank you.
Are you sticking around? Are you gonna - You're gonna help us out? - Yeah, man, whatever you need.
You know, I've heard so much about you guys.
You are all Kinsley talks about, you know? - Well, you and these pants here.
- Yeah.
All right.
Where is the men's room? 'Cause you gotta wear the merch.
- Marketing 101.
- Okay.
You know what? You've inspired me, okay? - Let's wear the merch.
- All right.
- Let's do this.
- Let's do it.
You're cramming for the game like it's the SATs.
Babe, Lucas doesn't care.
Have you met our son? All Lucas knows is that Joe is a friend of the family.
That's it.
Be yourself.
Okay, help me memorize the offensive line.
Okay, all you need to know is Saquon Barkley.
Is that with a Q or Saquon Barkley.
Hey, have you seen Dad's hat? - Which hat? - His lucky Giants hat? Check the basement.
I did.
It's not there, and I need it.
You haven't mentioned it in ages, and all of a sudden you need it to watch a game with Frank and Eric? No, I'm not watching the game with Frank and Eric.
I'm watching it with Lucas, and I thought that That maybe I would give him the hat.
- Oh.
- What are you wearing? Excuse me? I bought this special for my date.
Why? What's wrong with it? Nothing.
You look great.
Is this about me having a date? What? No.
Don't I deserve companionship and to be happy? I'm more than just your mom.
- Yeah, okay.
Have fun.
- No, no, no.
You have something to say, say it.
You have a problem with my dating.
That's obvious.
Say it.
You took down his plaque.
You moved his flag.
It's like you're trying to erase him.
I'm just trying to live my life.
Enjoy your date.
Welcome to the Giants versus the Vikings, and tonight, we have Joe Kimbreau singing our national anthem.
Joe, you okay? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm fine.
You know, I do this for a living.
You know what I mean.
Your dad? I know this is kind of hallowed ground.
I'm good.
This is a long time coming.
Joe! And I'm not doing it alone.
Hey, how are you guys doing? Thanks for being here.
- Good to see you.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- How are you doing? Great.
Are you nervous? Yeah, a little bit.
You can hold my hand if you want.
You know what? I might take you up on that.
Yeah, let's do this.
Rock and roll, baby.
What what are we doing wrong here? It's all about the foot traffic.
- Wikipedia.
- And we have none.
No, we don't.
You know, one of my first jobs was spinning signs for a jewelry store at intersections.
We just need an attention grabber.
- Some flash.
- Yeah, flash.
I like that.
What do you think, buddy? Flash.
- Can Dad do a little flash? - Please, no.
Chris, what do you think? What about my Victor Cruz salsa? - What if I just do - No.
Oh, I'm sorry, ma'am.
I got a call, give me a sec.
Hello? - You're not helping.
- Zipper pants.
So much for her.
Whoa, we just got an order for ten pairs.
Hey, maybe someone saw the dance.
It's working.
Oh, wait.
It's just Grandma.
I don't think that counts.
Of course it counts.
Plus, it's a good omen.
Gwen's gonna rock that look.
Yeah, Grandma will do good.
I don't know about ten pairs but Hey, sorry, that was my boss.
He actually just invited me to the Giants game.
- Luxury box.
- That's amazing.
- Go! - Wow.
- No, no, no.
- It's an opportunity to impress.
Yeah, it's cool, okay? I promised I'd help you.
This is more important.
And he's already impressed.
You did help me.
Plus, these two are some of the biggest Giants fans around.
They get it.
- You sure? - If you go now, you can probably make it before kickoff.
All right, I'll go, but I'm not gonna like it.
All right, Kimbreaus, I'm out.
- Chris.
- Later, X-man.
Dad, I'm gonna need my lucky hat before the game starts.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, you're right.
And you know what, bud? Maybe it'll bring us some good juju.
Sweet lid.
It was my grandfather's.
Go, Jints! - Go, Jints.
- Go, Jints.
We have options.
Fried green tomato sandwich with sweet red pepper, or hoisin oxtail with roasted bok choy.
Oh, that's so nice of you.
But honestly, all I've been craving lately is - peanut butter and jelly.
- I I can do that.
I can do that.
Yes, of course.
- Crust? No crust? - Actually, I'm good.
I just I want to say thank you so much for meeting with us.
I can't explain to you how much this means.
Well, I just loved your application.
Loved it.
Your story about kid-sitting your friend's son and watching "Goonies" on a loop.
That's our godson, Christopher.
He's one of the reasons why we're adopting in the first place.
Sorry about that.
I'm meeting some more couples.
But I loved you on paper before I even met you, and I think we'll be talking again very soon.
Oh, I am gonna make you that PB&J.
$2,000 for a crib.
That's definitely nicer than the last one.
- See, Frank's on my side.
- You both know that That babies in Finland, they sleep in cardboard boxes.
Well, I'm gonna go grab another soda.
You want to charge me for that, Mr.
Scrooge? Thanks, baby.
You could've had my back.
You know this isn't about some crib, right? Mal is just nervous about becoming a mom.
There are things in this world you can't control, especially when you have kids.
She just wants to make it as perfect as possible for your boy.
That's pretty wise for an old man.
Well, you're pretty old for a wise ass.
Speaking of, where's Tweedle Dum? Joe is not coming.
Something came up.
Yeah, whatever.
Giants lose, it's on him.
He can ruin their year just the same as he ruined mine.
Okay, first of all, the Giants do not need any help in ruining their season.
And Joe is not your problem, all right? That is.
You really care, you want to fix things with Joe, you'll get off your ass, Frank, and get off the sauce.
I already had a dad, so you can practice your parenting on somebody else.
- I try.
- I know.
Come in.
Come in.
Look who's here.
Who's ready to watch Say-Say play-play? Hey, hey, hey.
Big blue wrecking crew.
Thanks so much for having us.
- You want a beer? - Yeah.
Yeah, thanks.
I hope you guys like Rice Krispie treats.
I made them into little football shapes.
Awesome! Thanks.
I never knew my mom had such cool friends.
- Oh, thanks a lot.
- No, for real.
I mean, you never even talked about Joe before we saw him at the reunion.
Well, yeah.
Well, your mom and I were in the same dorm freshman year so we just You know, we became - Buddies like you and Avery.
- Yeah.
And I'm a big Giants fan, so here we are.
- Cool.
- These are amazing.
Oh, wow.
That's cool.
Yeah, the insurance company just approved it.
It only took three tries.
So who's ready for kickoff? - You okay? - Yeah.
Hey, it's so good that you're here.
- Is it? - Yeah.
Let's just hope Joe agrees.
Hey, it's all gonna work out.
You'll see.
- Hey - Hi.
Is it it's - I'm so excited.
- Ladies and gentlemen, here to sing our national anthem, recording artist Joe Kimbreau.
I hope you guys don't mind.
I brought a good friend with me out tonight.
TikTok star Zeke Turner.
You ready? O say can you see By the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed At the twilight's last gleaming Whose broad stripes and bright stars Through the perilous fight O'er the ramparts we watched Were so gallantly streaming And the rocket's red glare The bombs bursting in air Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there O say does that Star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave You were a natural up there.
I mean, you didn't seem nervous - Yeah, 'cause I was with you.
- Hey, look who I found.
Wow, you guys really nailed it.
Great to see you, 53.
We finally got you in there.
- Yeah.
- All right.
Well, this guy did.
I want you to meet my good friend Zeke.
Zeke, this is Giants legend Oh, I know who Harry Carson is.
Super Bowl Champ, Hall of Famer, Captain of the Big Blue Wrecking Crew.
Look at you.
I'm really impressed.
Me and my dad rewatch the '86 Super Bowl at least once every year.
- It's an honor.
- It's my honor.
You guys want to take a picture? - Yeah, that's great.
- Thank you.
Excuse me.
Amy, what are you doing here? Don't look at me that way.
She's your wife, she should be here.
I'm here 'cause I care about you.
Look, I know what it took for you to get out on that field.
I'm proud of you.
Thank you.
And you! You have such a great voice.
That was really amazing.
I bet that was a lot of fun, huh? Yeah, I wish I could sing with Joe every day.
That's cute.
Maybe you can.
How'd you like to come on tour with me? - Me come on tour with you? - Yeah, come on tour with me.
Let's keep this thing going.
Whatever you and your parents need, I can take care of it.
We can perform together every night.
You'd bring down the house.
Yes, yes.
Thank you.
Mom and Dad, Joe just invited me on tour.
He did? Of course, if it's okay with you guys.
Wow, that is quite an offer.
Let's talk about this after the game, buddy.
All right? Let's Let's go cheer on our Jints.
Come on.
See you guys.
Are you sure about this? Let's go, Giants.
Let's go, Giants.
Let's go, Giants.
Let's go, Giants.
Let's go, Giants.
Let's go, Giants.
You have something? - Misty told me about a man.
- Who now? Misty, our client's daughter.
She told me that a man came to speak to her alone at the homeless shelter where she and her mom were living.
I did some digging, and it turns out he was actually an investigator the school district had hired.
He interviewed her at the shelter without her mother? Yeah, and I've got his name in the logins.
He totally violated Marilyn and Misty's Fourth Amendment rights.
His entire testimony should have been inadmissible, but instead, it's the cornerstone of the prosecution's case.
It's the last play of the game.
The Giants, down by 6.
Oh, baby! Oh, hello.
Oh, amazing.
I'm wearing them, if you're curious.
- Oh.
- The back stays the same, but the front switches out.
- Do they make them for girls? - They're unisex.
What I have on now works for school and stuff, but if I'm going out for a night on the town I might switch to the plaid ones or something dope.
- Cool.
- Hey, sweetie.
Hey, Dad.
This is a great booth.
I think we should get one of everything.
- You think so? - Yeah.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Okay, you're the boss.
- It's true.
- Seriously? That's right.
I'm the boss.
- How are you doing? - Hi.
We are gonna take one of everything.
- I'm sorry.
What? - Adult and kid sizes.
- Are you serious? - I'm very serious, yeah.
I'm a buyer for Berman's, and we're looking to expand our adaptive clothing line, and my daughter has a great eye for new products, so That is amazing.
- Thank you.
- No, thank you.
- My name's Christopher.
- I'm Katie.
There are some cool speakers at the main stage.
Want to go check it out with me? Lead the way.
See you, Dad.
See you, bud.
People often assume that our relationship is unique, but it's not.
We've met hundreds of other couples just like us whose lives together are adventurous and beautiful and fun.
People are often shocked to find out that Hannah is my wife, and that says a lot about how society thinks about disability.
They don't think that I'm capable of being a loving, supportive, caring husband, and I am capable You should call me.
We'll talk more about your pants on a bigger scale.
I will.
And the goal of our advocacy is to combat ignorance.
Thank you, Emily.
Hey, Miguel.
Great game, right? - Yeah.
- Where's Zeke? He's getting some merch with with Tracy and your mom.
- Oh, cool.
- No, not cool.
You have you have no idea what the hell you unleashed with that offer.
You're talking about the tour, right? Look, it I promise the whole family is invited.
I mean it.
I talked to Kokoro.
You guys are gonna fly private.
We're gonna make sure all the stages are ADA compliant.
Whatever you want, whatever your family needs.
- Done.
- No, Joe, not done.
What parent in their right mind sends a nine-year-old boy on tour with a musician they just met? You don't know what it takes to care for a kid like Zeke.
My wife and I have worked our asses off to give him some sense of normalcy.
And your life, this, is not normal.
I mean, just being here today.
This was a big lift for us.
We have three other kids at home who all go to school.
Tracy and I work full time.
I'm sorry, okay? I just look, I want to spend more time with Zeke, so maybe we could just have you guys Joe, Joe.
Hear me when I tell you, my answer is no.
Now my wife and I have to go figure out how to break a little boy's heart.
So thanks for that too, man.
Miguel, I'll tell him.
You okay? Yeah, yeah, other than feeling like a complete idiot.
You're not.
You're hurt.
Amy Look, no, I'm the one that caused this.
I would do anything to take back what happened, but you've been on a downward spiral ever since we lost our babies.
We both have.
We can pull each other out of this.
- I don't think that we can.
- We can.
Okay, I'll take time.
We'll go to therapy.
Look, I'm willing to put in the work.
- If you need time.
Joe - Don't-don't touch me.
- Joe, Joe.
- Eric, mind your own business.
I just want to make sure that you're not running away from this.
So what? You're on her side now? No, I told you I'm on both of your sides, okay? I think you need to Don't don't do that.
'Cause you know what I think? I think that you have been riding my coattails since I was ten years old, and I think that now you are riding my wife's.
So why don't you mind your own business for once? You got it, pal.
What's the matter with you? Eric's family.
I'm family.
Look, we're all still a family.
Were you thinking about family when you were screwing Bobby? To hell with you.
It's a tap light solar system.
The science fair isn't till next but we finished today.
I painted with my sweet, new robot arm, and my dad was in charge of the hot glue gun.
That was a wise choice.
You guys do a lot of cool stuff together, huh? Yeah.
He's my best friend.
There is one place on my wish list that I haven't gone yet.
Outer space.
Okay, two.
I haven't gone to a Giants game, have you? Oh, well, it's been a long time.
Maybe we could go together sometime.
I'd love that.
Hey, bud.
Time for your bath.
I'll race ya.
- Goodnight.
- Goodnight.
- Good to see you.
- Good to see you.
- Night.
- Bye.
Goodnight, buddy.
- This was fun.
- Yeah.
Yeah, we had a nice time.
He's a great kid.
I mean, they have such a special bond.
Ray seems like a really good guy.
Yeah, he is.
They're the best things that ever happened to me.
- You deserve it, Jen.
- Thanks.
All right, well, we should get going.
- Yeah, thank you.
- Of course.
I was so nervous before we got there.
Thank you for coming with me.
Oh, you were a natural with Lucas.
I have to admit there were a couple of moments there where I couldn't help but think about what it would be like to be his real dad.
I gotta tell you something, Joe.
I I can't have kids.
I've seen every doctor under the sun.
It's just not in the cards for me.
- Oh, I'm so sorry.
- I've known for years.
It's one of the many reasons my marriage broke up.
I just didn't tell you sooner 'cause I didn't know how serious we were gonna be, and now Look, if it's a deal-breaker, I No chance.
Look, I hope we get to that bridge someday.
And if we do, we will figure out how to cross it together.
The state's case is built on the investigator's findings, and he had no business questioning the daughter at the shelter.
We could actually win I mean, this oh, it could be everything for us.
That's so great, Jen.
So tell me about the expo.
Okay, are you ready for this? Berman's department store wants a sit-down meeting.
- That's amazing.
- I know, I know.
It's crazy though 'cause it's just all of a sudden happening really fast.
Oh, do you think that we can reschedule our therapy session? Things are gonna ramp up quickly now, I think.
I was actually about to ask you the same thing.
- Oh.
- You know, it's just hard for me with with shifts and the website and now prepping for this meeting.
I don't have time to schedule anything.
But this could be so huge for us, you know? Is it bad that we're rescheduling our therapy? No, no, we're busy and we're good, right? We're good.
Are you kidding? We're really good.
We're beyond good.
Well, I have a lot of work I still have to do so I should probably sign off.
Can you give Christopher another kiss for me? Yeah, I will.
I miss you.
I miss you too.
- Hey.
- Oh, hi, Joe.
- Uh, see you later.
- Yeah.
- Good to see you.
- Good to see you too.
How was your evening with Lucas? It was great.
Yeah, yeah.
Giants won.
So you know.
Um, I made a mistake.
I asked you what you thought about my dating, and I don't need your permission.
I sure as hell don't need your guilt.
I'm sorry about before, Mom.
I acted like a Rude.
- All the above.
- Okay.
Look, your dad died.
Celeste left.
You went off to college.
But when you came back after graduation, you moved in here, I did everything I could to make time stand still.
And I now realize that was so not good for me or for you.
I guess you going on a date just felt I could never erase your dad from our lives.
I wouldn't want to.
I will love him forever, no matter what.
But I am ready to love again, and I need you to be okay with it.
Found something.
- Hey.
- Joe.
Hey, sorry to stop back by so late without notice.
Hey, Joe.
Did you forget something? Yeah, kind of.
This is my dad's lucky hat, and I wanted to bring it by sooner, but I couldn't find it.
And anyway, I just thought that that Lucas might like it.
You want to give my son a Kimbreau family heirloom? No, no, it's a hat.
It's not an heirloom.
He's a pretty savvy kid.
Oh, hey, I didn't mean anything by it at all.
I I just thought that he would like it, you know? Uh-huh.
That's exactly what I was talking about.
Did I hear you talking to Lucas about taking him to a game? Uh, I mean, I thought that we would all go.
It's not your place.
Listen, Joe, we really appreciate your willingness to donate blood for Lucas's surgery, truly, but you can't just stop by whenever you want.
He's our son.
It's just a hat.
I'm sorry, we can't accept it.
You should go.
I've always wanted to go to L.
and San Francisco.
You think one night I can sing "Soldier On" on stage with you? Yeah, Zeke, I wanted to talk to you about that.
I think that I may have jumped the gun on that whole "you coming on tour with me" idea.
What? Yeah, you know, this is my bad.
I got excited.
You know, I didn't think it through and it's just It's not realistic.
- It's my parents, isn't it? - No.
They're afraid of letting me do anything.
That's not true.
Your parents, they let you come sing with me today, didn't they? Look, your parents, they want you to be able to do whatever you want to do.
They want a big life for you.
This is me.
This is my decision.
I just I think I'm gonna be busy.
I don't even know if I'm gonna be able to have time to hang out, you know? - I just don't know if it's - Realistic.
I get it.
But look, we can still do, you know, TikTok duets together and Zoom, and we can still work on songs.
Thanks for letting me perform with you today.
Yeah, yeah.
I couldn't have done it without you, Zeke, I mean that.

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