Reservation Dogs (2021) s03e09 Episode Script

Elora's Dad

Get me off ♪
Of this shit ♪
I think it's gonna take time ♪
That hokte was fine as fuck.
What, you thinking
of going to college now?
Yeah. Maybe.
Bro, you got to be smart
to go to college. Fuck.
Besides, like
you got to come here to learn,
not snag.
That's, like, the only reason
to go to college, I think.
I'm going on a snagging spree
if I go to college.
You going to college?
It was a joke, dummy.
Of course it was, bro.
Snag spree, whatever.
Snagadelic, baby.
- Snagaholic.
- [CHEESE] What?
- Elora!
What's going on?
- Fuckin' bitch.
- [BEAR] There are baddies here.
- You need to hook me up with
- Y'all have an appointment?
Uh, they're with me.
Moral support.
One of us goes to college,
- we all go.
- Mm-hmm.
- [JACKIE] That's right.
- Okay.
Well, y'all can't go
in there with her.
- [WHISPERS] Thank you.
- Stupid.
- [DEBBIE] Okay.
It ain't supposed to be there.
Aunties night out, my birthday.
God, we's rugged.
Brings me comfort.
Says here you dropped out
of high school.
Why'd you do that?
I guess I was just
in a different place.
Now you know college is
harder than high school.
You really gonna have to study.
I understand.
Okay, okay, so what
do we want to major in?
Maybe, uh, maybe mental health?
Like, maybe work
as a mental health advocate.
Or something, I-I don't know.
Uh-huh, okay.
Uh, well, what about a scientist?
Or a tribal leader?
So mental health.
Now you need to remember
your first semester's
gonna be a lot of fun.
So I suggest
that you get focused on your basics.
Do some studies that you're best at,
so you can really pull in those A's.
'Cause we all know what you
little shitasses gonna be up to.
Y'alls gonna be partying,
y'all gonna be snaggin'.
- What?
- [LAUGHS] My freshman year was lit.
I went to OU. We had us a 49 spot
that we liked to call the field.
Get your 49 songs ready.
49. ♪
I'd trade spots with you in a minute.
- Mm, but anyway.
There are no more
scholarships available.
Looks like they took 'em all up.
I mean, that's just
what happens
when you're an older student.
[STAMMERS] I-I'm not older.
Yeah, but it's better to come
here right after high school.
I mean, there's still
financial aid available.
Yeah, so
we just need Oh.
I see here that your mom has passed.
I'm sorry. Well, then
we'll just need your father's
financial information.
Uh, I don't have a dad.
Girl, like your mom's a virgin?
Shoot. [LAUGHS]
Last time I heard that story
was when our Lord Savior
Jesus Christ was born now.
What? No.
I just, I don't live with him.
I've never lived with him.
You got a daddy.
He's on your birth certificate.
I just, I don't even know him.
I don't know how I'm supposed
to get that information.
Dang, you kids.
Always think I'm your therapist.
Now, listen, you ain't the first
to not have no daddy.
But you gonna need a daddy
to get this cheddar.
I just, I don't
I don't know where to start.
Grandfather Google.
You think I know my dad? Hell no.
But I know his shoe size. Hell,
I even know his blood type.
I know everything.
So they're not gonna give you money
until they know that your dad,
whom you've never known,
also doesn't have a lot of money?
Pretty much.
Well, where's he at, then?
- Let's go look for him.
- Yeah.
What? Just show up and say,
"Hey, it's me, your daughter"?
- Pretty much. - Yeah.
- Yeah.
- Why not?
- It's just business.
It's not like you have
to move in with him.
- Yeah, or you can have a relationship
with him like I do with my dad.
Can I borrow your mom's car tomorrow?
Yeah, should be okay.
[BEAR] Yo, can I get shotgun?
You want us to go with you?
Uh, I should go alone.
[CHEESE] Like Luke
when he went to Dagobah?
Uh exactly.
Thank you.
- That gonna be it, Rick?
- Yeah.
That's all for today.
What you got there?
That'll be 18 million dollars.
All right, how about 20?
Make sure that's not counterfeit.
Yeah, well, you got to keep me honest.
- Thanks.
- See ya next time.
Can I help you?
Oh, uh, I'm good. Thanks.
And the whiskey burns
and the wine, it spills ♪
Just because I don't have
social skills ♪

When your hands get clammy ♪
And your tongue gets fat ♪
And you'd love to say this,
but instead you say that ♪
When your heart starts
to poundin' ♪
Like to break your spine ♪
Like it wants to grow legs ♪
And find an exit sign ♪
Have another double-double
till the lines ♪
Are you fucking following me?
Fuck me.
And nothing ever suffers
but the liver and the soul ♪
So I'll drink this gin
and I'll take ♪
These pills,
just because I don't ♪
Shit, they are following me.
And the whiskey burns
and the wine, it spills ♪
Just because I don't
have social skills ♪
Well, I'll drink this gin
and I'll take these pills ♪
Just because I don't have
social skills ♪
And the pain it causes. ♪
You following me?
Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
- Why are you following me?
- Okay, stay back. I got a knife.
- I'll stab you. I've done it before.
Who are you?
Hey, look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
I'll be damned.
- Hey, Rick.
- Hey there.
Get y'all something to drink?
Yeah, I'd love some coffee, thanks.
Uh, me, too.
I come here some mornings.
They got great breakfast.
I don't know if you're hungry.
No. I-I had chips.
Chips for breakfast, huh?
- Why not?
[STAMMERS, CHUCKLES] No no reason.
You know, I like chips.
You look exactly like your mother.
Yeah, heard that my whole life.
I bet.
I looked you up once.
On the, uh, the old internets.
That's kind of weird.
Well, it
I mean, I was curious, you know.
I wasn't sure if I was ever
gonna meet you in person.
Why is that?
Why didn't you think you
were every gonna meet me?
I don't I don't know. I
I'm-I'm glad that you
you came to find me, though.
I didn't.
- What do you mean?
- I mean,
I did come to find you, but not
to, like, pressure you, or
- Uh
- I'm-I'm not looking for a dad.
I just literally found out
you existed last week.
I just need some information from you.
What-what kind of information?
Uh, I'm filling out paperwork
for school.
- Some financial aid stuff.
- Yeah. Oh, okay. Yeah, right.
- Oh, thanks.
- All right.
Anything to eat?
Yeah. You know, I was thinking
about, uh, getting some pie.
- Okay.
- You want pie?
Uh, no, I'm good.
Oh, no. They have really good pie.
They have good, um, cherry,
coconut, butterscotch, um
I'm fine. I'm good, thanks.
Okay. Yeah, no. You know,
me, too. Coffee's fine.
Yeah, I need to lay off
the sugar. [CHUCKLES]
- Let me know if you change your minds.
- Okay, I will.
[CHUCKLING] Wow, that's
You get that from me.
- What?
- The sugar.
I love sugar.
Everyone loves sugar.
That's true.
Good point. Uh
It's funny. You know,
I've thought about meeting you
a-a lot, and I
I thought I would have
all these things to say,
and now I'm
I'm really nervous.
There's there's nothing
to be nervous about.
There's nothing
we can do right now anyway.
Yeah. I mean,
- well
I would
I'd like to get to know you.
[SIGHS] Yeah.
I don't know if that's for the best.
Well, did you know that I named you?
- You did?
- Yeah. Elora.
Did you know that it's, uh,
from the movie Willow?
Yeah, how could I not?
Reminded of it basically
every time I talk
to somebody over the age of 30.
[LAUGHS] Well, sorry. I was a
I was a bit of a
of a movie nerd. You know,
- and Ron Howard made that movie and
- Is it cool if I
You know, he's from Oklahoma.
Yeah, yeah, sure.
Sure, sure, yeah.
I just thought it was cool
he was from Oklahoma, and
- Ooh.
- Just fill
- this section out.
- Uh-huh.
And then, uh, they might need
you to email some stuff over.
I'll I could get you
the information.
- Okay, looks pretty simple.
- Yeah.
Oh, college, huh?
That's great. That's Yeah.
I never went to college.
What do you do?
Uh I paint houses.
Look, I just
I feel like I should tell you
that I'm sorry.
You know, I am. I'm really sorry
that I wasn't there for you ever.
And I could tell you
I don't know. I mean,
- you know, obviously, I was young.
- Wait.
Listen. You really don't have
to do all that.
- No, I
- Okay? I'm I'm grown.
There was a time where I wished
you might have been there,
or a dad was there, but
I had a lot of people
looking out for me.
So everything I need from you
fits on that piece of paper.
Right. Well, uh
Um, let's get to it.
Uh Shit.
You have a pen?
I don't I don't have mine.
- It's okay.
- No, I-I can
No, I got it.
Excuse me. Hey, um, I'd like
to borrow a pen from you.
And you said
I'll always love her ♪
"Parent information."
"Is your father alive?"
Uh, yes.
You're telling me you're sorry ♪
And that you were wrong ♪
- There's that section, too.
- Yeah. Yeah, right.
All makes sense.
- That's all?
- Yeah, that's
Oh, wow. [LAUGHS]
Birth certificate.
[CHUCKLES] That's cool.
That's really cool.
Yeah, that looks good.
And again, they might, uh, need you
- to email some documents over.
- Yeah, of course.
My email's on there, and, you know,
I'll-I'll I'll cover this.
You sure? I-I can cover it.
Yeah, I can I can
I can buy you a cup of coffee.
Uh, look, wait. Uh
it's really nice to you see you
again, Elora Danan.
It's nice to meet you.
Yeah, and, uh, you
I hope we can keep in touch.
My number's on the papers there.
As you walk in ♪
I'll-I'll be right back.
Hey, hey, one more thing
before you go. Uh, I just
I-I really want to give you something,
but it's back at my house.
Do you mind?
You can just follow me there.
I should I should probably go.
It'll be so quick, I promise.
It's-it's, like, seven minutes.
All right?
Thank you. Thank you. Just
- Okay.
- Just, uh, follow me.
- Okay.
Welcome to our mansion.
Kids' toys?
Oh, yeah. You have, uh, siblings.
Wow. Are are they here?
Uh, no. No, no, no. They're at school.
Come on.
We're working on the whole, like,
"Put yours things away
after you take them out" thing,
but you can see how that's going.
Come on in. Come on in.
Uh, do you, um
do you want some more coffee?
- Here.
- I'll I'll probably be okay.
No, no, no, no.
Let me let me make you a cup.
I'll put it in a to-go mug.
Have a seat.
It won't take any time at all.
- I got, um
- Okay.
one of those machines, you know?
How many kids do you have?
Uh, well, we got Megan and Marty,
and then the oldest is Ally.
She's, um 12.
How old's your youngest?
That'd be Megan.
She is seven.
[RICK] Hmm.
What about their mom?
Oh, yeah. Well, she got a bit
of an opiate addiction,
so, you know,
we separated a few years ago,
and I got custody.
She's in treatment now,
and, you know, we're all hoping
she keeps it clean,
'cause the kids really miss her,
especially Marty.
Are you, like, full white?
[LAUGHS] Yeah. Guilty.
I did one of those, um,
23andMe's a little while back,
you know.
Turns out, I'm 99% European
and one percent unknown, so
- You don't want any milk, do you?
- It's all right.
Yeah, so I'm about as white
as they can come.
Good news is, we come
from a long line of Quakers,
and they are badass motherfuckers.
All right? So just sit tight,
and I'm gonna go dig this thing out.
Wha-What is it?
It is a surprise.
- I'll be right back.
Heartbreak hotel ♪
Four for four, knew me well ♪
Rainy daze ♪
Diest best on my face ♪
I walked into a daze ♪
Had a particular taste ♪
You had me, called me Daisy ♪
Only one to get me wavy ♪
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
In a daydream ♪
Ah, where the fuck is it?
Stuck in the mellow meadow ♪
All right, here we go.
Is that me?
Yeah, that's you.
On your first birthday.
Wow. That's crazy. Uh
I don't have any pictures
of me as a baby, so
[RICK] Well, I might have a
a few more somewhere, if I dig around.
Uh, wow. She she really loved you.
When's the last time you saw me?
Your first birthday party.
your mother and me had been
breaking up off and on all year,
and then she invited me to your party,
and I thought we were
getting back together.
But we weren't.
for a long time, I blamed your mom.
You know, and then,
I blamed your grandmother Mabel.
But the truth is it's
It's me.
I was too fucked-up, you know?
I-I I wasn't ready.
Plus, I have a bad habit of running
whenever anything gets hard.
At least I did.
So that's where I get it.
Well, that's, uh
You know, I mean, that that's
what I wanted to show you.
Thanks for showing me.
Oh, no. That-that that's yours.
That's been waiting to be
in your hands for a long time.
Thank you.
Sorry. Um I'm keeping you. I'll go.
No, no. Hey, hey, no.
No, no, no. Hey, look,
I just got to pick my
kids up from school.
They get dropped off by
the bus in a couple minutes.
It's cute.
You want to come?
I I should go.
No. It-It'd be really fun.
The truth is, they
they would be really stoked.
I mean, we don't have
to tell them anything.
You know, whatever you want.
You're a friend, whatever.
And we could walk back
to the house together,
and you tear us out of here.
- I don't know.
- Yeah.
Okay. Sorry.
Thank you. Yeah. Maybe another time.
I don't even need
to tell them I met you
'cause they're gonna be so jealous.
You know what? It's Sure.
I don't got anywhere to be, so
Are you positive? It's
- Yeah, it's all good.
- [LAUGHS] All right. Come on.
You, uh you want a smoke?
I'm good.
Guess I shouldn't be offering
my daughter a joint, huh?
Is that your car?
- Uh, borrowed it.
Well, if you got a little extra
cash, I got a pickup for sale.
How'd you meet my mom?
Mm, we were friends, me and your mom.
I mean, uh, I don't think
I could remember the first,
you know, moment I met her.
We partied together back then.
You know, that was
before I quit drinking.
And I don't know. I just
ran with that whole crowd.
You know, that's how we met.
I'm assuming I wasn't planned?
- Sorry.
Oh, it's okay.
No, we were probably
together only four months
when she told me
that she was pregnant.
I mean, we we were not great
together, your mom and me.
I mean I mean, I was-I was
I was crazy about her.
Really crazy. Like, too crazy.
I probably would've
gotten sick of me, too.
It's just, we fought all the time.
We were
We were so young. I mean, fuck.
We had no business having a baby.
I mean, that's-that's not
that's not an excuse.
I was too young.
I should have tried a lot harder.
It's just I don't know.
You know, and now, I-I've
With these kids
you know, I got a
I got a second chance
to be a better father.
You never get the first
pancake right, hmm?
I'm not comparing you to a pancake.
That's not what I'm doing. I'm sorry.
I'm just, like [STAMMERING]
I'm talking about you
like you're not standing
right in front of me,
and I'm sorry.
Why didn't you?
Try to stick around? Or did you?
I did, uh, for a bit.
I mean, it's still pretty fucked-up
no matter what, right?
Leaving a kid?
Yes, it is, definitely.
Uh I could offer you,
like, a hundred reasons,
but it it doesn't matter.
You know, I mean,
I'm not a perfect person.
You know, I-I-I
Nobody's saying
you have to be perfect. It's
I don't think. I'm not saying that.
No, and-and nobody
has accused me of that.
It's just-just
I don't know. Here-here I am,
and I got these new kids.
And I've known about
I mean, I've-I've always known
that you were there. I-I
I just I don't understand
why I didn't just go down there
and knock on your door like you did.
I mean, I could have
done this a lot earlier.
And now it seems so stupid and weak.
Pretty weak.
This is our stop.
That's life, right?
Fuck up and try to fix it
or not to fuck up again.
Can I ask you some things?
- Yup.
- I don't
What's your favorite
subject in school?
- You know?
- Dropped out.
Oh, wow. Like me.
You, uh you play any sports?
I used to play basketball
and then I quit.
Oh, yeah? Who-who was your coach
was it Bobson?
- Yeah.
- Oh!
- For real.
- I mean,
he can't even play basketball.
I mean, did y'all suck? I mean
We were pretty good.
A bunch of rez girls.
Yeah? Did you shoot the three?
I mean, I don't see you
dunking anytime soon.
I was point guard.
I got some points and then
I cussed Bobson out and quit.
I like that. Does he still have
that crazy red mane of hair?
Hardly. He's pretty bald now.
Yeah, well, I still got
a full head of hair, huh?
I mean, I got that going for me.
Where are you staying now?
At my at my grandma's.
I got the house after she passed.
Oh, I-I didn't
I didn't know that she passed.
Uh, I'm sorry.
- Yeah.
- You know, it's another thing.
I don't know if this is
a-a cop-out, or I just
I didn't want to take
you away from all that.
You know, I didn't want to take
you away from your family,
from your people. I
And-and I was a coward.
It was a cop-out.
I called after your mom's wreck,
you know,
to see if I could come over.
But Mabel
She didn't want me to.
And I decided to honor that.
I didn't even go to the funeral.
Just sat at home and cried.
And you were relieved?
To not have to raise a kid.
Oh, no. No. God, no.
Yes, I was relieved.
And then I got to be
a shitass for a decade.
It wasn't worth it.
I look nothing like you.
Mm-mmm. [LAUGHS]
I mean, this is so, uh
- Crazy?
- Yeah!
This. It's like I'm-I'm
I know what I want to
Oh, saved by the bell.
Hey, kids! Hey, Sam.
Hey, Megan!
I want you to meet my new friend.
This is Elora.
Elora is
your sister, Elora Danan.
Uh, Elora, this is
Megan, Ally and my main man Marty.
We have another sister?
Yes, we do. Can you believe it?
There's more of us!
We can outnumber 'em now, huh?
Will you eat pizza with us?
Oh, that's right.
Today's pizza Friday.
- You want to join us? That's right. No. Yeah.
- I-I
Yeah, you-you, uh
Elora's got some people
that's she's got
to meet later, um, but
she's gonna walk back
to the house with us.
- Come on, guys.
- Hey.
You know what?
I'll eat pizza with you.
Did you hear that?
Our brand-new sister
is gonna have pizza Friday
with us, huh?
That's pretty good news, right?
Hey, it was Ally, Marty and Megan?
[RICK] Nice.
All right, let's dive in, everybody.
Oh, what's-what's the Creek expression
for "let's eat"?
Oh, uh, "Hompvks ce."
- Hompvks ce.
- Hompvks ce.
Well, my belly is cravin' ♪
And we drilled a hole in the quarter
and we put a fishing rod on it
and we go drop it in there,
and then we pull the quarter out.
So we get to play over and over again.
- Yeah.
Was dead ♪
If I live ♪
Uh, maybe if you go that way.
It will be a long time ♪
[RICK] Like that? It's true.
It's true. There's no lies there.
Let's watch an old movie. You want to?
Yeah, see? Somebody likes old movies.
And it's real ♪
[CHUCKLES] It's all yours.
Up in there.
You get in there, too.
[RICK] Seat belts.
Will you, uh, come back and visit?
Yeah. Promise.
I'll probably be going to school
near here so, uh,
I'll come by a lot.
- Thanks for hanging out.
- It was fun.
- Yeah.
I, uh
Thanks, Rick.
Is it I mean, is it
Is it cool if we hug?
- Yeah.
- Yeah?
We can hug.
Thank you.
All right, everybody buckled up?
- Let's do it.
September's close ♪
And you might know ♪
I met someone ♪
I didn't want to talk to ♪
She said my Saturn ♪
Was on fire ♪
I am a liar ♪
I know there's something wrong ♪
With me ♪
Can never fully fall asleep ♪
Cicadas crying out to me ♪
Cicadas crying out ♪
- To me ♪
- Cicadas cry ♪
Cicadas cry ♪
Cicadas crying ♪
Out to me. ♪

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