Party of Five s05e16 Episode Script

Party of Freud

1 (Knock on door) What's going on with you? nothing.
then why aren't you answering your phone? and why haven't I seen you in class? ned, what are you-- I've just been thinking, that's all.
I was thinking about stuff.
away from everyone.
ok.
including--including me? ok.
how's your face? does it still hurt? it's fine.
let me take a look at it.
no, don't.
Just stop.
(sighs) you can talk to me, you know.
are you still really angry, is that it? you want to go beat him up or something? no, that's not-- is this how it felt when I hit you? what? this is how it felt, isn't it? ned, it's not the same.
i--i don't know about that 'cause this is-- this is bad.
and I don't know why.
if it's me or if it's you or if it's something about the two of us when we're together that makes me-- I don't like it when I get angry at you.
I don't like it when you end up crying.
ned.
no, listen to me! I've been thinking about this.
this is what I've been thinking about.
the two of us, it's just not good.
that's not true.
and I want it to be over.
I want you to leave me.
or I'll leave you.
it doesn't matter.
am I supposed to say thank you? you can't make a decision like this on your own.
yes, I can.
no, that's not fair! you can't punish me for what Griffin did.
you can't punish me for the fact that you get angry.
I'm not punishing you.
I'm just saying enough.
you should be glad I'm doing this, Julia, 'cause I don't want you to end up like this.
and I can't be sure of that unless you go away.
no, no, you have to go away.
Everybody wants to live like they wanna live and everybody wants to love like they wanna love and everybody wants to be closer to free closer to free Just--just relax, ok.
it's not a test.
I know.
Ha ha ha.
you want me to take her back? no, not yet.
(gurgling) ha ha ha.
wow, that's-- she kind of looks more like me now, don't you think? you mean her mouth? yeah.
Ha ha ha.
yeah, yeah, definitely.
she recognizes you.
you can tell.
(gurgling) no.
yeah.
Look how calm she is.
she's never that way with strangers.
I am a stranger.
(gurgles) there's no harm done, you know.
I mean, she doesn't understand.
she doesn't-- she doesn't blame you.
Charlie.
I'm just saying.
what? What is he saying? what is your daddy saying to me, hmm? what is he saying? do you know? Oh! you're not supposed to have favorite students? that's, like, something they tell you not to have because the other kids pick up on it? but I couldn't help it.
as soon as Owen came into my classroom, Mr.
salinger? he's bright.
He's sweet.
he's got this glow? I know.
I know.
I've been spending time with him.
more than usual and he's all the stuff you're saying.
so you must have been surprised when I called you in? uh, the parent-teacher conference.
isn't this the usual thing? the usual thing's in the fall.
I called you 'cause I'm observing something.
something that could be a problem, but I'm not sure? a problem? what kind of problem? ok.
Owen was one of those kids who was already reading when he started school? then I started noticing how he'd get word order wrong? typical problems.
typical of what? kids with l.
D.
learning disabilities.
but you were just saying how bright he is.
that's exactly what we look for, when they're bright and there's still a problem.
Ms.
lo? could this be at all because he's stressed out at home? because my brother Charlie's got this new baby.
and--and it's been really rough on him.
I couldn't say.
maybe that's what the test will tell us? tests? we usually don't give them this young, but if something's wrong, the sooner the better? she held her for like 45 minutes.
she wouldn't even let me take her back.
they were--they were giggling with each other.
it was, uh-- I haven't say anything to her yet about what I'm thinking, but, uh, they were so good together.
Ha ha ha.
Daphne was so good with her.
this might actually work out.
Kirsten? what? Oh, that's great, Charlie.
that's really great.
you don't have to hang around with me, you know.
I'll be fine by myself.
I'm not going to run out and beat up someone.
just in case, you know, I'll stay.
Did you try calling her again? doesn't seem like much of a point right now.
Griffin, are you still in love with her? she doesn't deserve it, Griffin.
you care and care and care about someone and they don't do anything back.
it's not that simple.
I'm not doing this.
what? Julia-- I'm not doing this your way just 'cause you say so.
that's not how it works with 2 people.
ok, but could we not-- I did this last year.
ned, I had a relationship.
I was in love with someone.
and things got bad and I walked away.
and I'm not doing it again.
maybe it's about me.
'cause I don't-- I don't want to say that every person that I choose is the wrong person.
or that I don't know what the hell I'm doing when I fall in love.
or maybe, I don't know, I just don't want to be the kind of person who gives up on things as soon as they get bad.
ned, I love you.
I love being with you.
I love sleeping with you.
I love the way that you take care of me.
'cause no one has taken care of me in a really long time.
ok, maybe you have a problem.
so, you get angry and you don't know how to control it.
but that doesn't make you a bad person.
and you can get help for stuff like that.
I can help you get help, and I'll stay with you.
I'll stay with you if you get help.
I don't know.
I thought we could, um, take a walk or something.
go down to the pier, walk around.
I have to go to work.
right now at this hour? it's telephone solicitation, Charlie.
this is when people are at home.
right.
what? what what? oh, come on.
don't do this to me, ok? what do you want? you come down to L.
A.
, and you tell me stuff about my life that I guess I'm supposed to face.
and now we're just hanging out.
and I don't know what you expect, walks on the pier? what do you think is going to happen? I want you to come back with me.
Charlie-- listen.
I went to a psychiatrist.
and--and I showed her the police report.
and I told her the whole story.
everything that happened.
you shouldn't have done that.
listen to me.
Listen.
she said that-- that it makes sense.
all this stuff with Diana.
everything that you're feeling or can't feel is because of what happened to you.
and? andnow that we know that, we can--we can deal with it together.
oh, no.
no, Charlie, no, no.
oh.
god, you are a sweet man and everything you've done for me.
and don't get me wrong, it's wonderful.
I want the truth.
believe me, it is a hell of a lot easier for me to hate my mom than it is to hate myself.
but--but this is who I am.
ok? This is really who I am.
and that's all you've proved.
so it's not my fault, so what? children grow up all the time with--with defects that are no their fault.
so just think of me as someone who was born with a bad heart.
That's giving up.
and it's not even true.
I mean, talk to the psychiatrist I talked to.
talk to anybody.
you're not doomed unless you decide to be.
and it's not like you have some kind of fatal disease or something.
even if you did, you'd try to fight it.
you'd try to--to survive.
(sighs) so, I'm--I'm happy you got all the facts, but-- just so you know, from this point on, you can stop blaming your mom and start blaming yourself.
You understand that anything you say to me is completely confidential.
I may work for the university, but this is just between us.
ok.
ok.
what did you want to talk to me about? I hit sometimes.
I hit-- I hit her.
Owen's tests-- the district psychologist will follow up.
but meanwhile, it looks like he's got what we call a processing disorder.
translation? look, we asked him to draw a picture about a story he read.
what he said about the story was, like, brilliant, but here's the picture.
that's way below the level of what other kids can draw.
the good news is in the long run he can do what any other kid can do.
the bad news is? it's gonna be harder for him.
and for the people around him.
there's a study routine 2-3 hours a night.
2-3 hours? same time, same room.
but it works.
that's if you're willing to do it with him.
we are.
I am.
can I suggest something else, Mr.
salinger? sure.
Yeah.
like I said, I'll do whatever.
then come to class.
we have parent volunteers.
you'd be the first father we've seen in awhile.
father? sorry.
You know what i-- yeah, I do.
Julia? oh, hey.
what are you-- is something wrong? no.
No.
I just--i was looking for you.
I wanted to talk for a minute.
no one's gonna know what we're talking about.
I promise.
all right.
um, look, I don't know if you know this, but apart from any of the sessions that I have with you and ned, the university also has a group for women.
for women? yeah.
who are similar situations.
so that they can talk to each other and get counseling and advice.
ok.
I don't--i don't think I need that.
but ok.
Thanks.
look, I'm not trying to push you.
but there are a lot of things that go on when you're the victim of violence in a relationship.
there are issues of self-esteem-- I'm not a victim of violence, ok? look, Julia, I know-- what is this, some kind of battered women's group? 'cause that's-- that is not what's going on here.
and once you talk to ned a little more, you'll see that.
9 he just--he has problems with his anger sometimes, that's all.
Julia, ned is not here right now.
if this is the kind of help that you want, but you're afraid of what ned will think-- if you're afraid of ned in any way-- that's what you think? you think I'm afraid of ned and that's why I came to see you? I'm just listening to you.
I'm giving you the opportunity-- don't patronize me, ok? you don't know me.
you don't know us.
right.
I'll see you at the session.
Hey.
you wouldn't happen to know anything about the, uh, imagery of birth and renewal in Shakespeare's the tempest, would you? uhno.
yeah.
Same here.
what's with the suitcase? oh.
Um, I'm gonna go away for a little while.
what? Why? well, I haven't seen my parents in a really long time.
and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity.
ok.
But Charlie's gonna be kind of bummed.
I mean, he's been leaning on you a lot lately.
and if you're not here when he gets back I don't think he's gonna mind that much.
to be honest with you, I think I'd just-- I'd kind of be in the way.
that's not true.
in any case, um, it's not good for me to be here right now.
I'm not liking myself very much.
sitting here waiting for-- I'm just rooting for all the wrong things.
it's just--it's just rotten timing.
I'm not getting this.
never mind.
Just, um will you just give this to Charlie when he gets back? it's just a little good-bye note.
tell him I'll be away for a few weeks.
can he call you in Chicago if he wants? if he wants.
I'll see you later, ok? Hi.
Ok.
ok.
I'm making a rash, spur-of-the-moment, caution-to-the-wind kind of decision here.
shh.
Diana's still sleeping.
(whispering) oh.
Sorry.
I'm sorry.
Um I'm gonna go back with you.
I'm gonna try, ok? and I'm not gonna let my mother have the last word in my life.
and I will see that psychiatrist expert person of yours.
great.
That's great.
except that, um, we have to leave now.
I mean, we have to go immediately because I'm really, really not sure.
right now? yeah.
um, I've packed up all the essentials.
Put me on a plane, Charlie.
I'm not gonna do that.
oh, for god's sake.
this is it, daph.
this is it.
This is the final move.
and we gotta do this right.
meaning? you got a job, right? mm-hmm.
are you owed any money? mm-hmm.
ok, then.
go pick up your final paycheck.
then go back and pack up all your stuff.
Diana and I'll take care of renting the u-haul, and we'll meet you back at your place.
I'll have you home by midnight.
is that fast enough for you? Everything ok, Mr.
salinger? he's just plain Bailey.
just plain, that's me.
yeah, I'm fine.
are you Owen's father? nope.
My brother.
actually, I'm nobody's father.
well, are you married? nope.
Not even married.
you got really long arms, Owen's brother.
you could be Ms.
lo's boyfriend.
she doesn't have one.
well, she did, but he couldn't get his act together and get a job, so she dumped him.
I see.
I can ask for you if you want.
he's got a girlfriend.
you've got a girlfriend.
you think I don't know? hey.
You're not tracing.
better grab a marker before there's none of me left.
I wanted red.
hughly took the red.
you can have it.
Thanks for coming, bay.
It's just like I said-- he was always critical all the time.
nothing I did was ever good enough for him.
Julia knows.
she saw it.
so that's gotta mean something, right? that my dad was always angry? I'm not sure.
you mean, is that the reason why you're angry? because your father was angry? yeah, I guess.
well, it's not a question of being angry.
everybody gets angry.
it's a question of being able to control your anger.
ok.
But still-- did your father ever hit you? no.
ok.
well, what about your brother? tell me about Richie.
Richie has nothing to do with this.
uh-huh.
What kind of a kid was he? was he, uh, really quiet and withdrawn? I guess.
Sometimes.
did he ever get violent? some autistic children can exhibit bouts of aggressive behavior.
I don't know.
ned, it's ok.
was Richie ever violent? look, even if he was, it's got nothing to do with this.
he's not responsible for what he does.
I'm not saying that he is responsible for this.
what you do, you're responsible for.
I'm just trying to find out why.
and you want to blame your father.
no, I don't.
yes, you do.
because you're angry at your father.
what did your father do? I don't know.
what did your father do when Richie got violent? nothing.
he did nothing? did he tell Richie to stop? look, this has got nothing to do with why I hit people.
did your father blame you? when you and Richie were together when you were younger, and he got violent-- did your father blame you? you know what? I'm not doing this? ned-- just shut up.
what's the matter, ned? is this not going exactly the way you planned it to go? is that why you lose your temper sometimes? I guess I might lose my temper sometimes, too-- if I'd been raised the way you were-- hit by my brother and blamed by my parents.
ok.
You know what I don't get about college? the teachers, they have these ph.
D.
'S and everything, right? and they're supposed to know a million things that we don't, which is why we go to them to study.
I'm with you so far.
ok.
So, my poetry professor, Ms.
kellard, assigns a paper on Madonna's second album.
I mean, we can do Madonna on our own, you know? we can be the kids.
it's Emily Dickinson that we need the help with.
Emily who? what label's she on? I'm kidding.
I'm definitely kidding.
but you do remember that I at least half-sucked at school? don't remember you on the inter-school math squad, but you had your moments.
I was smart.
I'm not saying that I wasn't.
just never showed up in my grades--homework.
I could have died from homework the other kids just zipped right through.
you know what, Sarah? I think that's why I need to be there for Owen.
what do you mean, Bailey? you are there for him.
yeah.
But I think I understand how he feels.
I think I know-- I think I know what he's going through.
I need to make sure he gets all the help he needs.
everything.
it all gets twisted around.
no, ned-- yes.
he takes everything and turns it against me.
my brotherAnd you.
he's just trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together.
what pieces? I lose my temper sometimes.
that's all it is.
I don't think so.
that's all it is.
No.
Don't.
'Cause i-- (door opens) hey.
didn't know you guys were-- what's going on? get out of here, ray.
what? get out of here! do you mind? I'm sorry.
no.
it's ok.
god.
it doesn't matter what he thinks.
no.
I want to get out of here.
I want us to get out of here.
I can't do therapy any other way.
I can't go through all that and have to come home to him or Maggie.
I just want to come home to you.
you cannot find parking for a u-haul in this neighborhood.
you're not done yet, huh? um, no.
Daphne? what've you been doing all afternoon? you're only half way done.
I know.
See what's going on? oh.
We should have left this morning.
I told you.
what? don't get mad at me, ok? are you getting cold feet, is that what it is? it's more than just that.
what's the problem? You want to talk about it again? you want to talk about what the psychiatrist told me? no.
no.
You don't want to talk about it? you're just changing your mind.
I mean, did you listen to anything I even said? I listened to everything.
no, you couldn't have! yes, I did! you really couldn't have! I listened to everything, and I believed you.
and that's why.
I can't go.
what? because of what you said in the diner yesterday morning.
you said that she didn't blame me.
and that no damage had been done.
yeah? so that's, um, that's what I've been thinking about.
what? see? It's not-- it's not that my mother abandoned me.
it's that she did it when I was old enough to understand.
it's like she gave me this disease that she passed on to me.
but see, I've stopped it.
as of right now, I have stopped it.
but if I go home, and I go in therapy, and I try to get well, and all this time, I convince Diana to depend on me-- and then I fail-- then I will have given my daughter what my mother passed on to me.
that--that is so many ifs.
but I can't take that risk.
she's already growing up.
you can see it.
you can see it in the way that she looks at you.
and in the way that she listens to you.
and in the way that she understands you.
So this has to be it.
and there's no more good-byes.
you can't ever come here ever again.
and I can't-- I can't ever hold her again.
and I can't ever kiss her again.
and I can't everTell her that I love her.
so Take her and go.
go.
Don't go right to work, Bailey.
I can't come in every day, Owen.
I told Mrs.
lo I'd come in one afternoon every week, and I will.
I promise, ok? sometimes I'll make it 2.
don't worry about me being there.
you're gonna have a great day at school today.
and tonight, after we read some more dinosaur Charlie'll come pick you up.
oh, boy.
oh, come on.
you're gonna do great with Charlie.
I'm gonna be great at school.
I'm gonna be great with Charlie.
how come you know so much? because I'm smart, like you.
come here.
go on.
hello! anybody home?! hey.
hey.
let me help.
oh! Diana.
Ohh.
look at you, girl.
look at you.
come here.
(Diana coos) ahh.
what? you got my message? about Daphne? Charlie, i-- yeah, I gave her another chance, for herself, not for me.
it's up to her to take it or not take it.
but we're copacetic, right, girl? what's up here? Kirsten around? i--i think she figured that you'd be back with Daphne.
that's what you told her.
well, she just figured she'd go and make room for everyone.
she went back to her folks in Chicago.
ppfft.
Chicago.
but she left a note for you.
I put it upstairs.
she said that you could call her for sure.
ok.
Where's Julia? what? Oh.
I told her not to come.
uh-huh.
I think that's a mistake.
I think that, uh you should be dealing with this together.
no, I don't think so.
I mean, a lot of this stuff I just--i just don't think she needs to hear everything, ok, all this crap you drag out.
it's difficult.
huh? and it's embarrassing.
but the two of you-- look, she's part of the problem, ok? she makes me get angry.
I told you that.
and I don't need her here-- come off it, ned.
what? you gonna stand there and tell me you hit her because of what she does? come on.
It's just the two of us now.
this has nothing to do with her.
it's you! you hit because you're a hitter.
how the hell do you know? you don't know anything about her or me or us.
have you ever hit anyone else? if it's Julia, if Julia makes you hit her, then I assume that you've never hit anyone else.
have you ever hit anyone else, ned? I'm not doing this.
have you ever hurt anyone, ned? I mean really hurt someone? no.
well, do you think that's impossible? do you want to know the statistics on beaters who put their wives or their girlfriends in the hospital? just cut it out.
do you love her? do you want her to end up with a broken nose or a broken arm? or maybe things really get out of control one time with a concussion or worse.
No.
then let's sit down and talk about what you do.
(plucking strings) baby still sleeping? yeah.
traveling really knocked her out.
Hey, Claudia.
hey, I'm going to the market.
I didn't know if you wanted hey, Charlie.
what are you doing here? what? man, don't you have any sense of when it's time to go? you heard about what happened.
I didn't-- pack your bags and get out.
and leave Julia alone.
listen, Charlie, it's--it's kind of complicated.
no, no, claud.
everything else in my life is complicated, ok? this is real simple.
Charlie-- you beat up my sister's boyfriend.
now get your stuff and get out.
I was just gonna say that you're right.
That one's got trees, too? mm-hmm.
nice.
Sarah why does Charlie have to be the one to raise Owen? to be his father? I'm thinking of keeping Owen.
uh i--i don't think I like keep, raise him? Charlie's not his father.
he's his brother, like I am.
yeah, but isn't he his legal guardian? I mean, isn't that-- he's his legal guardian because when we all decided, I was 16 years old, but a lot has changed since then.
I'm older now, and-- and taking care of Owen is suddenly a bigger deal, a lot of work.
but Charlie Charlie's got Diana now, and with Daphne coming back, he's gonna be more into his own thing than ever.
Bailey, having Owen here full-time-- have you--have you thought about what it means? do you know what it means to me? you don't.
you don't, because I'm just realizing it myself.
it's about knowing that I can be the one that makes a difference for him.
I can make the difference between him growing up and doing anything he wants or always struggling, being behind other people.
how do I not be there for him, Sarah? It's nice.
yeah.
I think-- I think it's pretty good.
I mean, it's not amazing or anything, but we can afford it, and, uh, there's enough space we can both work and not climb all over each other's backs.
the kitchen's not so terrible.
I said it was nice.
come.
uh, sit.
sit, uh, sit right here.
look around.
it feel big from this perspective? it feels like our place? yeah.
it kind of does.
this is gonna be good.
this is what we needed, just to get away from all those other pressures.
yeah.
It'll be fun to do this place.
you're perfect for me.
I mean it.
I love you.
and even with all the bad stuff that's between us, it's really you're the only person I can talk to.
I know.
can't talk to that other guy, that therapist guy.
ned-- no, I mean it.
he makes me feel like I'm a criminal, like I'm evil or something.
no, that's not-- no, I'm telling you, he can't just say, "what do you two fight about?" it's always, "let's find out what's wrong with you.
" "let's find out what's really wrong with you.
" do you think there's something really wrong with me? no.
and then I just feel I don't know, ashamed and angry.
I mean, why is that a good thing? I mean, that just makes it worse.
I'm supposed to try not to be angry.
angry is exactly what I'm trying to avoid.
right.
but if I'm here with you (sighs) so here's what I'm thinking.
we put one desk in the bedroom and one desk out here in the living room, or we could put both desks out here in the living room, and then you could choose which wall you want.
so which wall do you want? oh, I don't know.
that one, I guess.
good.
good.
Charlie.
hey.
hi.
hi.
how you doing? I mean, are you doing ok? 'cause I heard that Daphne's coming back.
no, that's, uh that's not happening actually, at all.
oh.
what's not happening? Daphne.
Decided that she, uh, she couldn't hack it, made up her mind that she couldn't hack it, that she was gonna fail.
it's--it's a long story.
so sit.
Tell it.
actually, no.
she, uh, she didn't come home is the thing, which means I gotta get back to Diana now.
Claudia's got her, and of course Claudia would rather do Diana than do her homework, so did you pack up Owen's stuff? Owen! wait.
Hey, he's-- hey, he's--he's conked.
he's asleep.
well, he's asleep, man.
you know, why-- why get him up? kids need their sleep.
right.
So you don't have to wake him up.
I'll just--I'll just carry him out to the truck.
that's a mistake.
it's a mistake because we had to do all this work tonight, and he'll wake up exhausted, and then school will be even harder for him tomorrow, and he's gotta do the same 2 hours of work tomorrow night.
he's in kindergarten.
where's he getting 2 hours of work? bay, look, thanks for taking care of him, but you obviously don't know what you're talking about.
actually, Charlie I've had a couple of long talks with Michelle.
Michelle who? Ms.
lo, his teacher.
that's her name.
whatever.
You're-- you're being weird, bay.
I'll just get him.
I can take him out without waking him up.
that's-- that isn't possible, to carry somebody without waking them up.
what is going on with you? just let him sleep.
ok? and then tomorrow, you can get him from school.
or I'll get him.
no.
I'll get him.
I haven't seen him, you know.
so, fine, keep him for the night.
you know, Charlie, you could still sit.
I mean, you haven't seen us either.
thanks, but I should get back to the house.
Bailey, why didn't you-- I know.
I couldn't.
not yet.
so you have to promise that you'll call me and give me the number of where you're gonna be.
I'm not gonna do that.
yes, you are.
even if no one else in this family wants anything to do with you anymore I do.
they've all got their own stupid stuff to deal with, but you care about me, and I care about you.
I think it works pretty well.
yeah.
We do love each other, but (Rings) hello.
Mr.
salinger? this is Michelle? uh, Ms.
lo? Owen's teacher.
yeah.
Is, uh, is he all right? well, the psychologist spent a good hour? psychologist? why is a psychologist seeing Owen? I told you this was her day to swing by the school, and she did some multisensory stuff with him? uh, multisensory? what? 'cause l.
D.
Kids, that--that's one thing they have trouble with, is coordinating senses? are you asking me or telling me? look, you you gotta back up.
I don't even know what you're talking about.
ok, look, I suffer from upspeak, you know? I can't help it? it's a condition? and--and in all the times we've talked lately, you've been perfectly nice, and now I don't see why you're teasing me about something I can't help? Ms.
lo, this is I think you've been talking to--to Owen's other brother, Bailey.
you didn't come here and--and lie on the floor? what? No.
No.
that was--that was Bailey, I guess.
but I still need to know why Owen's seeing a psychologist, so can you could we just start at the beginning? I have to say I've seen people do this with Chinese, and I've seen people do this with pizza, but I've never seen anyone do this with Chinese and pizza.
hey, we're celebrating.
aha.
besides, the Chinese invented pasta, you know.
right, and I'm sure that means something.
ok.
the new rule: from now on, our life is our business, our business and nobody else's.
meaning? meaning my family's never been anything but a big, big hassle, and your family your family's even worse.
oh, really? ok.
"no family" sounds like a good plan.
no anybody.
no Maggie.
No ray.
no nobody but us.
if we have stuff to talk about, then we talk to each other.
if we have a problem, then we deal with each other.
everyone else can mind their own beeswax.
all right.
to the new plan.
the new plan.
pass the kung pao and the pepperoni please.
thank you.
Bailey! great! how's my man? led the pledge allegiance today.
yeah? didn't forget any of it.
that's excellent.
how come you came anyway, Bailey? yeah.
good question.
didn't figure we'd see you here today.
no, I know.
it's good, 'cause we need to talk about the, uh (low) testing and so forth.
you don't need to lower your voice.
Owen and I have talked about it already, right? how the school thinks his mind works differently than other kids, handles words and sounds differently.
whoa, whoa.
wait a minute.
I've been away a few days, and you're deciding that Owen's this and he's that, and you're talking to him about it without even me having any idea what's up? well, we can talk about it, Charlie.
listen, Ms.
lo filled me in this afternoon on what she-- what she thinks, the diagnosis of a perfectly nice 22-year-old with almost zero teaching experience.
so, you're an expert now? I don't have to be.
I'm his parent.
it's my responsibility.
Owen is my responsibility.
well, maybe he should be mine.
Look, I'm I'm not hearing this.
let's go, Owen.
come on.
you're gonna hear this, Charlie.
Charlie, listen to me.
this--this l.
D.
That he has, possibly dyslexia, I may have had that my whole life, and I can help him with it.
they're talking about 3 hours of work every night.
you know what? I did it all this week, Owen and me, and it was great.
I want him, Charlie.
I want Owen to come live with me, and I want to be in charge of him, responsible from now on.
you can't be serious.
well, give me one reason why not, why I can't be.
you were baby-sitting him, Bailey.
you had him for a couple of days.
you don't think I'd know if there was something wrong with him, huh? look, I'll take him in for the testing now that they think that-- no, but you won't do what I would do.
you-- you have a baby, and you've got Claudia, and you've got a job that doesn't pay and nobody to help you out, so don't say that you would do it, that you'd sit with him for the 3 hours, because that's what it takes.
you think I can't do it? I think I can do it better.
and if you want what's best for Owen, then you would admit that.
if I want what's best for Owen? who do you think you are, man? I want him, Charlie.
that's it.
I want him.