Queen America (2018) s01e07 Episode Script

The National Anthem

1 -Previously on -I am offering to take you home.
-I'm seeing someone.
-That's too bad.
-Hey, you go to OSU? -No, I borrowed this.
-Oh, I went there.
- He's really nice to me.
I think he's my boyfriend.
- And where did you say he goes to school? -Booker T.
- He thinks he can just come back and immediately get under my skin.
-You let him.
I've tried to talk some sense into you.
-Morning.
-Why the hell didn't you tell me you could sing? -No, I can't sing in public.
-I absolutely think you can do this with a lot of alcohol.
-Do what? -Get up on that stage and sing.
Ohh! -Huh.
Oregon has been hospitalized for "exhaustion" again.
I wonder if she's pregnant.
Well, hopefully that's one state down.
-Oh, I'm sorry, I stopped listening when the breasts walked in.
-Those are well done.
-Mm-hmm.
Want me to get her doctor's number for you? It can be your next birthday present from me.
I don't mind.
Let me just go talk to her real quick.
Should we get another round? -Uh I shouldn't.
-I have an early morning.
Samantha has her first board review.
-I'm sure she'll be fine.
The board loves you.
You're an institution.
-Please.
Do you think there's loyalty in this? If we don't do well tomorrow, they're gonna start to pull my funding quicker than I can snap my fingers.
-Your phone has been going all night long.
-It's this new business thing.
Lawyer's finishing up the paperwork.
By morning I will be the owner of a short-term, high-interest loan office.
-Like a payday loan place? -Yeah.
The Cash Mart on 81st.
What? Hmm? -You're always starting some new business thing.
It's like you're still this broke 22-year-old trying to prove something.
-That's interesting coming from you.
My therapist would call it "projection.
" -Did you just say your therapist? -It's this new thing I'm trying.
I'm evolving.
-Into what? -Don't make this a big deal, Vicki.
-Therapy's for sedated housewives and trust fund kids who can't cope without their nannies.
You and I aren't therapy people.
-So what are we? -I'm gonna run to the bathroom, but we'll pick this up momentarily.
-Now remember, during interview, always bring it back to the platform.
-But keep it non-controversial.
-And pace yourself for that high note.
-It'll help if you keep your core engaged.
I don't think I can do this.
Can we reschedule? -Are you out of your mind? There's no rescheduling in pageants.
Listen to me.
You're gonna be great.
-OK, let's move on to interview.
-Hello, Samantha.
-Hello, Rick.
-Samantha.
In 2012, Jack Clarkson declined to design a wedding cake for a gay couple who entered his bakery, on the grounds that his Christian faith prohibited him from crafting cakes for same-sex marriages.
What is your position on businesses being allowed to refuse service based on their religious beliefs? -Thank you, everyone, for the opportunity to talk about this.
If I'm crowned Miss America Starred and Striped United States, these are the kind of issues I want to shed light on.
I believe that we should treat others as we'd like to be treated.
These are Christian beliefs.
But I think people who hide behind faith to discriminate against others is the opposite of a good Christian, regardless of any Bible verses.
If you think about it, these so-called Christians are like bullies.
They're bullying the gays who just want to eat cake at their weddings.
I mean, for a group that acts like a persecuted minority, a lot of Christians do a good job of persecuting everyone else.
Thank you.
What's wrong? It went well.
-You have no idea how important that was, or how badly you screwed it up.
-If you know what's good for you, you'll go home and practice the National Anthem so that you don't embarrass yourself again at the baseball game tomorrow.
-Don't look at me.
-Nigel, wait.
I don't understand what I did wrong.
I brought it back to bullying.
I did everything you guys told me to do.
-What you just did in there is the opposite of what we told you to do.
You're allowed to have an opinion, but you can't attack a group of people to defend it.
-I thought my job was to defend my platform.
-Your job is to bring people together.
You just attacked Christians.
-I did not.
I attacked bigots.
-I know that's what you intended, and you know that's what you intended.
But pageants are about perception, so if it sounded like you attacked Christians, you attacked Christians.
You offended them.
-They offended me with their question.
I did that for you.
Let's get one thing clear: no thank you.
You do not get to willfully disregard your training, then put it on me.
Now go home and practice the National Anthem for tomorrow.
Show us that you're actually learning.
- This is truly awful wine.
-How did you get in here? -I made myself a key years ago.
I needed to speak to you in person.
I heard the board review was a disaster.
-Who did you hear that from? -Nancy Summers.
And Gerald Williams.
And Tara Wheeler.
-Shit.
-Look, there's no easy way to say this.
I've been trying to sweet-talk them all day.
The board is considering gutting your budget, rolling it over to next year, just punting this whole season.
-And you told them that's ludicrous, right? We're a sash state.
Oklahoma needs a manageable budget.
-Victoria, you know that I enjoy Samantha.
She really does make me laugh, but there is only so much I can do if she decides to go on nihilistic rants in front of the board.
Now you want to hear the bad news? -That wasn't the bad news? -That little Australian bitch rag Rick Bishop smells blood in the water.
He's been talking to the board about April Black.
-The coach from Idaho? -Mm, not anymore.
She moved to Norman, said she got bored with the talent pool in Idaho, wants greener pastures.
Oklahoma is my (bleep) pasture! - I know.
But she got Idaho in the top five in 2016.
Idaho.
Imagine what she could do with an Oklahoma budget especially one that's extra large next year for some reason.
-Hello? -Who's that girl you were running with earlier? -What? -It's not important, but I've had a bad day, so who was she? Was it a trainer or something? -Vicki, I assumed that we were both seeing other people.
-We are.
Calm down.
I'm just curious, and it got stuck in my head because I'm in a shitty mood, so an answer would be wonderful.
- Her name's Natalie.
-Great.
-And you've actually seen her before.
That night at Veneto.
-Oh, wow.
Two whole dates.
Serious.
-A few more than two actually.
I met her a few months ago in Oklahoma City.
She's John Wallace's daughter.
You've heard of the Wallace family, right? -As in Wallace Investments? -Yeah.
I was doing some business with her family's firm.
She and I hit it off.
-Well, that's just so wonderful.
-Who knows? She's probably too bookish for me, she's got like four degrees.
I figured I gotta keep up with you.
I'm sure you've got men all over the place.
-Well, I am still seeing this chef.
He's a bit younger too, but I don't know.
He's almost too good-looking.
-How about I take you out for a drink tomorrow? We can make fun of the rich girl and the chef.
-I think I can do that.
-Honey, that noise is just left of being incredibly irritating.
-Oh, sorry.
I was just messing around.
-It's fine.
Oh, I forgot to go grocery shopping, so if you want some food, feel free to use the credit card, OK? -Oh, I'm going out with Michael.
-Oh.
OK.
Well, have fun.
-Bella: Actually, Aunt Vicki? If you're not busy do you think you could help me do my makeup? -Sure.
This will really make your eyes pop.
And done.
I hope you know how beautiful you are.
-Michael.
What are you doing here? -I'm picking you up for dinner.
You look so pretty.
-I thought we were meeting at the restaurant.
-Yeah, but you're on my way.
-OK, I'll-I'll meet you out in the car.
-Bella, we aren't Neanderthals, invite the boy in.
-Come in.
-Hey.
It's nice to meet you.
-Yes.
You as well.
- You have a lovely home.
-Thank you.
-So, Michael, you go to Booker T.
High School? -I mean, I did.
-Aunt Vicki, could you show me where you keep the vases? -You did? And what year did you graduate? -I was about to text you.
There's been this family thing, I can't go tonight.
-Are you sure? But you just said you wanted-- -Yes.
Unfortunately she's going to have to reschedule.
-Is everything OK? -I'm sorry, I will explain it later.
-Trust me, you want to go now.
-Call me later.
-I will.
I'm sorry.
-That is not a boy.
That's a man.
-Calm down.
Let's talk about this like adults.
-You're not a (bleep) adult.
You're 16.
And that guy is-- -Nice! He's a nice guy! And it's not even his fault.
-How is it not his fault? He is dating a child.
-He doesn't know I'm only 16.
-Oh, so you lied to him? -It's not a big deal! -You tell that to him when he's sucking dick in prison.
How can you not understand? This is a felony.
-Well, we're not even having sex, OK, so technically it's not.
-Oh, spare me the details.
Jesus! How could you be so irresponsible? -How many guys took you to dinner when you were my age? How many guys still take you to dinner? -What? -I bet you can't even remember their names.
How many guys do you think like me? Even look at me? Zero.
Zero guys.
Except him.
Please don't take this away from me.
-I am sorry, honey No sob story in the world is gonna change the fact that you made a very stupid mistake here.
Not to mention selfish.
Now, let me tell you what's gonna happen.
You're gonna break up with that man and you're gonna tell him the truth.
Otherwise I'll do it myself.
And, Bella, I will not do it gently.
-My mom was right about you.
She says that other people's feelings are just an inconvenience to you.
-Where do you think you're going? -Home! -What happened? -I don't wanna talk about it.
I don't want to say I warned you, honey, but -Hey there.
- It's Tuesday.
It's not Wednesday through Saturday.
-What? -It's not a kid night tonight.
See? I remembered.
-Are you OK? You sound "off.
" -I'm fine.
I just thought maybe you would like to come over.
Since it is a free night.
- It's not, actually.
Grace's mom and I swapped a couple days this week, so I'm still in dad mode tonight.
Is everything OK? -Yeah.
It's just been a weird day.
-Well, why don't you just come over here, Vicki? Hmm? It's just a little girl.
-Hey.
I love you Good night, sweetie.
Night-night.
So, you gonna tell me why it was such a bad day? -People just make things difficult for themselves sometimes.
They make stupid, silly mistakes and then expect you to feel sorry for them when things don't turn out the way they want to.
And then I'm the bad guy? -OK, shh, shh.
Who are we talking about? No one.
Just my client.
-Well, why don't you just forget today? Write it off as a loss.
-You know, you don't have to be so nice to me all the time.
I want to be nice to you, you weirdo.
-Well, well, well.
- Hey.
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you right away.
But I've got to tell you, that photo's all I've been thinking about.
-Well, I have a baseball game this afternoon, but what are you doing tomorrow? -Bruce: Uh, tomorrow's no good.
Corinne's parents are in town, we're taking the kids to Frontier City.
Doing the whole roller coaster thing.
Believe me, I'd rather be hanging with you.
-Don't worry about it.
-I'm sorry.
-What are you sorry about? You didn't do anything.
We'll find another time.
Ride the Silver Bullet for me.
-I'm more of a Steel Lasso man.
-Coward.
-How many people do you think will be at this game? -Thousands probably.
-What? -Mary, knock it off.
It doesn't matter how many people are gonna be there.
You're going to sing at them no matter what.
-Everyone is so little.
- I figured we should start small.
-Listen, I know this is scary.
But that's the point.
That's why people watch this stuff, so they get to sit on their asses and think, "Wow, I could never do that.
" -Thanks.
- OK, hon.
-We've never had anybody sing the anthem before a game before.
-That terrifying woman over there gave me a hundred bucks.
-Please rise for the National Anthem.
-Take your hats off.
-Oh! April Black better go back to Idaho.
-Whoo! -Play ball! -Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I think we all deserve a little reward tomorrow.
Everyone gets the day off.
-Grace's mom was supposed to take her for the night, she bailed last minute.
-Well, I can take her.
-It would be overnight.
-I can keep a child alive for 19 hours.
We're gonna have so much fun.
-OK.
-We have to schlep all the way to Okmulgee.
- Why? - Katie's birthday party.
-That is a courtesy invite.
You do not have to go.
-Last thing I want is to give her more ammunition against me.
-What are you doing here? -I know you blame me for what happened, but eventually you'll realize it wasn't my fault.
-Nothing ever is.