Rise (2018) s01e04 Episode Script

Victory Party

1 Previously on "Rise" - I'm taking over the theater department.
- Excuse me? Rule number one, Mr.
Do not cast football.
I need you to support me and not be a liability.
Hey, do you want to, like, - run lines maybe? - Sure.
This is Maashous.
He's going to be staying with us.
He was sleeping in the lighting booth.
What was I supposed to do? Hanschen is gay.
He he kisses a boy.
I'm not gay.
It's your fault that Simon is leaving.
You knew what you were stirring up and now he's leaving.
I wasn't drinking.
- The breathalyzer showed that - Yeah, I know.
You scared the hell out of us, Gordy.
- So I thought about it.
- Yeah.
Yeah, I'm up.
- Thought about what? - Pittsburgh.
I really think he needs to come with us.
[CELL PHONE BUZZES] We can sell it.
Chad's in town from Yale.
He hates Chad.
And we haven't made him go with us the last three trips.
He doesn't hate Chad.
He's his cousin.
And we all get to go to Bailey's play.
Yeah, that should close the deal.
Sewickley Heights Children's Theater presents "Cats.
" We need to be on the same page about this.
Gordy shouldn't be here alone.
Not now.
Maybe I can stay here with him.
I'm kidding.
I know Leslie gets under your skin, but can you please just put a smile on your face and do this for me? Mm.
- And Gordy? - Comes with us.
Thank you.
[CELL PHONE BUZZES] [SIGHS] Who keeps texting you this early? Tracey.
She's got lots of ideas.
Apparently a lot of time on her hands.
- [GROANS] - She's not married, is she? - No.
- Kids? She says the students are her kids.
Does she ever go out? Like an adult? I have no idea.
That woman needs to get a life.
[SIGHS] [GUITAR MUSIC] [KNOCKING ON DOOR] Double chocolaty chip frappe and a kiss for good luck tonight? Oh, my God.
Thank you.
I need both.
- See you tonight.
- All right.
Hoo-ooh, I knew I should have played QB instead of safety.
- Detrell.
- Statement of fact.
Oh, Coach Strickland told me scouts would be there tonight.
They're coming for Jamal.
Yeah, but when they leave they're gonna be talking about the QB sensation throwing the rock.
Hey, slow it down, baby.
Robbie's a sophomore.
Sophomore year is when it all started for me.
You want that mailbox to fill up with offers? Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, you know Tom Brady eats no sugar, no flour, no MSG.
- Tom Brady's like 50.
- Important game tonight.
Got to show your team your heart's on the field.
Put all those school play doubts to rest.
I got it, Dad.
All right? - I got it.
- Okay.
Game day, baby! Oh, one more thing You look great, son.
He looks handsome, huh? - Yeah, he is.
- [BOTH CHUCKLE] You'll love St.
Only a few more days now.
["THE WORD OF YOUR BODY" ON PIANO] Just too unreal, all this Watching the words fall from my lips Baiting some girl with hypotheses Okay, Robbie, take her hand.
- Start forward.
- BOTH: Haven't you heard - Find the light.
- BOTH: Of the word Of your body Okay, Maashous, when that second chorus starts, that's your cue to hit 'em with both spots.
Uh, yeah, yeah, that's not a good idea, Mr.
Yeah, yeah, I know.
It's sunset in the scene.
But we're going for something different.
Look, free up the tempo.
Just go with them.
Let it unfold.
No, no, I just mean that the lighting board can't handle both spots at once.
Yep, it will be okay.
Baer, I know how dexterous those fingers are.
Just free it up.
Lou, it won't be okay.
That big light is trouble.
I've been asking Let's just go for it.
All right, wrap her arms around her, Robbie.
Remember, this is a seduction scene.
Okay, light 'em up! - What? - [MUSIC STOPS] [LAUGHTER] Nice.
Sasha, could you please go get Mr.
Kranepool? So, tomorrow night I'm having a victory party at my house.
It's gonna be this whole football crowd thing, which I know really isn't your people but do you want to come? Yeah.
Should I, like, bring someone? - If you want to.
- Okay.
Um, I'll invite Simon.
He's just a friend.
Who has a car.
A tool to be able to get me there.
I'll text you my address, okay? - Okay.
- All right.
So, what was that? Robbie Thorne just invited me to a football party tomorrow.
Can you drive me? Yeah.
So what is it? Is it like a date? No yes? I don't I don't know.
I'm not 1,000% sure.
[GIGGLES] Duct tape? For the Cinch Jones connectors.
They were getting loose last year.
Maybe you can toss this thing on another bonfire.
Is that supposed to be sarcastic? People never know.
It's a problem I have.
- Can you fix it or not? - I don't know yet.
Truth be told, my brother is the electrician in the family.
All right.
I got to go teach sex.
[LAUGHS] Sex ed, you perv.
I, uh, got to go to history.
Did I say something to insult Ms.
Wolfe? 'Cause that is the last thing that I would ever want to do.
No, she runs hot.
That's all.
Big time, I know.
I always get so flustered around her.
She just she's the most amazing person at Stanton.
You should ask her out for coffee.
- What? Ms.
Wolfe? - Mm-hmm.
I should ask Ms.
Wolfe for coffee? That's insane.
- Why not? Why not? - That's insane.
I don't know.
It's 'cause she's Ms.
Her name is Tracey, and I really think you two could hit it off.
I don't know.
Is she even single? She's very single.
Think about it.
[SIGHS] - You're good, right? - Good.
Uh I just need to talk to you about about Lilette.
You invited her to your party.
Problem is, you're dating that rally girl.
Stephanie? No, man, we just have a vibe.
Well, Lilette doesn't vibe.
Okay? Are we understanding each other? I guess? Look, I'm not going to be here much longer.
Just, if you hurt Lilette, I'll kill ya.
Okay? Is that more clear? Yep.
Break a leg tonight.
Yeah, we don't say that in football.
Wolfe? Hey, sorry to interrupt, but, uh, Lou asked me to stop by and tell you that the light board is gonna need - Shocker.
- Yeah.
Thanks for trying, I guess.
Something else? No.
Um, I mean I was just wondering if you wanted to get some food? Oh, no, thanks.
I ate like an hour ago.
Oh, no, I was I was thinking maybe, you know, maybe dinner sometime.
Let's just stick to the lights, okay? Totally.
Keep things professional, I get it.
I'll call my brother, get him to check out that light board.
We've met.
I'm Gail, Lou's wife.
- Yes, yes, hi, hi.
- Hi.
- How are you? - Tracey, hey.
- Hey.
- You've heard about these two, Sadie and Kaitlin.
Hi, girls.
Wow, you're so beautiful.
- BOTH: Thank you.
- Got it from your mom I guess.
[LAUGHTER] - Let's go.
- Bye, girls.
Are you here alone? You should sit with us.
Oh, no, no, no.
You're with your family and oh, my goodness, oh, my goodness.
Look away, look away.
Don't look, don't look, don't look.
Kranepool asked me out on a date out of nowhere.
Can you believe that? - Really? - Really.
Well, who knows? Maybe you should go for it.
I mean, at worst, it's a free meal.
Nah, we're in different departments.
We have nothing in common.
How do you know you have nothing in common unless you give it a try? I say go for it.
What do you have to lose? With Kranepool? - Think about it.
- Come sit with us.
- Hey, good luck tonight.
Remember when I told you you could bring someone to the party? - Yeah.
- I take it back.
I want you to come alone.
And I broke things up with Stephanie.
I wanted you to know that.
- Okay.
- See you there? - Yeah.
- All right.
[CHORUS SINGING STAR-SPANGLED BANNER] That our flag was still there BOTH: Oh, say does that star spangled Banner yet wave O'er the land of the free [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] And the home Of the brave? Go, Tigers! [WHISTLE TRILLS] [ROCK MUSIC] Pass 94 X D cross.
- Ready? - ALL: Break! Hey, don't look like I'm open? I'm open, you feel me? See those scouts up there with their clipboards.
Let's get you that full ride.
Come on, Robbie.
Do something now.
Let's go.
Sophomore Robbie Thorne is under center.
Jamal Harris goes in motion.
- Ready? - Thorne takes the snap.
He's got star receiver Jamal Harris absolutely streaking down the field.
Thorne uncorks one and It is complete.
Ding, ding, ding.
This is going to be fun, boys and girl.
Touchdown! - Let's go! - Sophomore Robbie Thorne should have a chance to light up the scoreboard like a pinball machine here tonight.
Go, Robbie! You see that throw? Nine got a gun, don't he? That's Robbie Thorne.
Only a sophomore.
That's my boy! Baby, all day, baby! - Let's go! Let's go! - Hey, what did I tell you? - Let's do this! - All day, all day, baby! - Let's go! - Let's do it! Uh, so, about tomorrow night.
Uh, I-I know I said that we'd go to a movie.
I told Lilette that I would drive her to Robbie's party.
Oh, Robbie's having a party tomorrow? That sounds awesome.
Hey, party at Robbie's tomorrow night.
Robbie's having a party tomorrow.
We're going to the football party tomorrow.
[MARCHING DRUM MUSIC] Hut! Thorne back to pass.
Play action freezes the linebacker.
16 is wide open again.
Oh, no, no.
Robbie Thorne sails it, and the safety's got a gift.
That's one throw Thorne wishes he could have back.
Is anybody going to tackle this guy? [WHISTLE TRILLS] Oh, and that mistake is six points for the other guys.
The body language is not good.
The Tigers are suddenly in a game with the team they should absolutely throttle.
Thorne goes back to Jamal Harris on the stop.
But Robbie Thorne threw a go.
Quarterback and receiver just not on the same page there.
And now the Tigers are in danger of losing to a team they haven't lost to since anyone on this field was learning their ABCs.
That's a two-deep zone out there, Nine.
What the hell are you looking at? - That's my bad, Coach.
- Listen to me now.
You need to get your head in this game and take care of things before we give this one away.
- You hear me? - I hear you, Coach.
- I got this.
- Let's go, come on, now.
Show me something! Let's go! You got this, Robbie! Number nine takes the snap, he turns right.
Oh, no, the running back is on his left.
Another clear mix-up by Robbie Thorne.
He improvises, trying to make something out of nothing.
And, oh, boy, does he get decimated for a loss of eight.
Tick, tick, tick.
Time is running out.
- Fake spike.
- Marine on go, got it.
On the ball, let's go! Lining up for the spike here, probably to stop the clock and save a few seconds.
- [YELLS] - There's the snap.
Oh, and it's a fake spike, and he sends Jamal Harris deep.
He's going for it all on this one play.
He lets it go.
And, oh, no.
It is his fourth interception.
And that is the ball game.
Devastating loss.
Oakwood Tech beats Stanton for the first time in ten years.
Oh, my word.
Welcome to the sophomore slump, Robbie Thorne.
[MALE VOCALS BREATHING HEAVILY] [SOFT MUSIC PLAYING] And the Lord said let there be light! Kranepool.
Let there be light, really? [CHUCKLES] Well, I got to say, I didn't know you had it in you, Andy.
Thank my brother Todd, the electrician.
[CHUCKLES] Well, what do I owe you, Todd the electrician? Oh, there's no need for that.
Well, thank you.
Hey, listen.
Um, about the other day [SIGHS] - I-I shouldn't have done that.
- Yeah, you know what? Let's go get some dinner.
Why not? Oh.
That's that's great.
Um Wow.
When when would you - want to do that? - Tonight.
- Okay.
- Good.
[MATT POND PA'S "SPECKS"] Up above I see specks of silver In the evening sky Specks of gold in the river running From the deep moonlight See us shake in the wild distortion Of the water's waves Still I know you're in the darkness shining From a mile away I believe in you and me - Hello.
- Hey! - Hi! - Oh, my God, Bailey.
Your place is so awesome.
You're so lucky.
- You look gorgeous.
- Thank you, you too.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER] So, we blew through the wall that was in here in order to create the great room.
It was really about the flow.
This is insane.
Wait, did you ever contact that contractor I put you in touch with? You could push out onto the front lawn and open things up a little.
I haven't gotten around to that, no.
Lou's been really busy.
Big theater director now.
Is that a full-time position? Uh, no, there's a stipend, but I still teach my classes.
Mom, Dad.
Bailey has a ballet room.
It has mirrors all over and a barre.
Mom, you have to see it now.
I've heard about this.
- Can we get a ballet room? - Sure.
Put it in my room with the new kid.
[SIGHS] Aunt Leslie's in rare form tonight.
Can't stop talking about that remodel.
I personally need to hear a little more about the butler's pantry.
Who's ever even heard of a butler's pantry? When she opened the door, I expected a tiny little English dude to come out.
[LAUGHS] So, listen.
Uh Any way I could skip out on the play tonight? - Gordy.
- Chad isn't going.
He's already seen it.
And I can hang out with my cousin.
He's family too, right? Dad, it's "Cats" with seven-year-olds.
Spare me.
- Fine.
- Thanks.
Chad, I'm hanging out with you tonight, dude.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER] [ELECTRONIC MUSIC PLAYING] I don't think anybody's really in the mood for a victory party.
It's not about celebrating last night.
It's about getting past last night and getting focused on the next game.
You got to get this team back.
This is your opportunity.
Plus, I blew 150 bucks on soda and popcorn machine.
Go on.
You can do this.
Hey, guys.
We've been playing together since, what? Pop Warner? Last night was bad.
And that's all on me.
The most important thing is that I promise I'm never going to let that happen again.
I got your back.
I got your back.
I got your back, I got your back, I got your back.
I got all y'all's backs.
And when Jamal gets here, I got his back, too.
Next week we got Heights.
So who are we going to murder in six days? ALL: Heights.
I said who are we gonna murder in six days? ALL: Heights.
- Who we gonna murder in six days? - ALL: Heights.
- Who we gonna murder in six days? - ALL: Heights! Let me hear it! [ALL CHANTING] Heights! [ALL YELLING] Hi.
Heard there was a party here.
What are you doing? Have you seen this light board? No, because I was congratulating our niece like a normal person.
It's insane.
They use this for seven-year-olds.
I got to send a picture to Maashous.
I can't believe you told Gordy he didn't have to come.
That was the whole reason for the trip.
He's with his cousin.
You should have asked me.
There you are.
So, what did the professional think? Oh, so good.
Bailey was amazing.
And the production was really impressive.
Budget must have been enormous.
Well, we're lucky we have a lot of theater nerd families in our community.
We donated, and the parents of bum ballerina, holy moly, they paid to have the entire flange reinstalled.
Wow, wish we had families like you at Stanton.
[SOFTLY CHUCKLES] Hey, would you guys ever think about donating to Stanton Drama? You could support the arts and public education.
- Tax deductible.
- Lou.
Is Gordy in the show this year? Gordy? No, no, he'd die before being in a show.
Kaitlin? Uh, maybe next year.
She's still in middle school.
No, just me.
We will definitely discuss that.
Let's go find Bailey.
What? [SIGHS] I just find it impossible to believe that you never married.
Not yet.
It's just that you're so beautiful, and funny, and no matter what people say, I think that you're just What do people say? Nothing.
What do people say, Andy? Just that you can be, at times, a little intense.
But you know, I-I say forget that, you know.
I mean, what you did with the bonfire, you get stuff done, is what you do.
As far as I'm concerned, people could take a lesson from you.
These other teachers go home the second that final bell rings off to their families, their lives, but not you.
No, you you are a fixture at that school.
You are.
You never leave.
I just can't even believe that I'm here with you right now.
You're Tracey Wolfe.
I'm Andy Kranepool.
It doesn't even make logical sense.
But when Lou said he thought I should ask you out, well man, I guess I had to.
Wa wait.
Lou told you to ask me out? Oh, no.
No, not exactly.
- Not exactly? - No.
Um, I expressed interest, of course, and then he said he thought it was a good idea.
Well, what exactly did Lou say? He said you were available.
And when I asked him if you were single, he said you were single.
Very single.
Hi, everyone.
We come bearing ice cream.
Oh, Chad, Chad.
- I got my first standing O! - Nice.
My little super star.
Where's Gordy? - Oh, he took off.
- What? He left? Where'd he go? His friends picked him up about an hour ago.
He said you were cool with it.
I bet it was Brendon.
I'm sure he's fine.
Teenagers, right? Yeah, right.
- Straight to voicemail.
- Well, try texting him.
Girls, go play with Bailey, will you? Come on, Bailey.
- It's fine, he'll be fine - It is not fine! Honey.
What's happening? [SOLEMN MUSIC] - Gordy's been drinking.
- Oh, well No, no, like, too much drinking.
Like, we found alcohol - in his locker at school.
- Can we not just get into this - right now? - And now the minute - that I leave him alone - I'm so sorry.
I had no idea.
Come on, we got to go find him.
- Can the girls stay here? - Of course.
We'll put on a movie.
We'll order some pizza.
They'll be fine.
Please call me when you find him.
Thank you.
No matter how late.
[SIGHS] Let's go.
You let him totally snow you.
We're gonna we're gonna find him and we're gonna bring him home, okay? [SIGHS] Coach Strickland, his mentor, hell of a lot of good that's doing.
[SIGHS] [PHONE RINGING] She's just going to keep calling.
I cannot say "go to hell" loud enough! Tracey, you're on speaker phone in my car.
Gail's here with me.
How dare you make assumptions about my life! Very single? Are you kidding me? Is that how you see me? Desperate? Do you really think that your life is just so much better than mine? Not right now.
Trust me.
- You are something else - Tracey, I'm really sorry.
- It's my personal life.
- This is not a good time.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Am I interfering with your life? Gee, I wonder how that feels.
- We can talk about it Monday.
- You are the most arrogant man that I have ever met in my entire life.
- And then setting me up - Okay, I'm hanging up now.
Are you hello? Hello? You're having a banner day.
[HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYING] [TUNING] What are you doing here? Well, I am technically on the football team.
What's your excuse? Oh, well, since Robbie's in drama, I'm the new quarterback, so [LAUGHS] Simon.
I'm sorry I'm late.
Just I had to wait for Lilette to I don't care.
Please don't be mad at me.
For showing up late? For accidently inviting all these people.
And their instruments.
I really didn't think they'd actually show up.
I'm just glad you're here.
Whoa, you're just you're just leaving? The apps just came out.
Why don't you go in and enjoy them? - Here's 20 bucks.
- Stop, stop.
I'd really prefer if you just came back in.
No offense, Andy.
I'm sure you're a really nice guy.
Everyone says so.
But I am not about to go on some pity date arranged by Lou Mazzuchelli.
Do you know how manipulative that man is? He stole my job as theater director.
That was my job.
I have been teaching at that place for 23 years and what do I have to show for it? A reputation of being a loud mouth and a pain in the ass, that's all.
- That's not true.
- Don't, okay? You make a difference at that school.
Oh, God.
Don't give me that.
I'm a scientist, and I have proof.
You are a tenth-grade bio teacher.
Take Julia Serrano as an example, all right? She was failing, stopped coming to my class, and then she got involved in drama working with you on "School of Rock.
" And then she became a model student.
Not just in my class.
You did that.
You help these kids.
I am not here on some pity date.
I think you're luminous.
[GENTLE MUSIC] What did you call me? Luminous.
To shine brightly, to Yeah, yeah, I know what it means.
I just Andy, I can't Let's just go in and eat those stupid apps.
[DANCE MUSIC PLAYING] This is a pretty successful victory party for a loss.
It was a fun game, though.
I didn't know football could be so dramatic.
You don't know a ton about football, do you? Like, zero.
[BOTH CHUCKLE] I'm gonna go get with Jamal real quick.
Try to fix things with him.
- I'm sorry, I'll be right back.
- Yeah.
Best to give him some space.
Oh, I'm Detrell, Robbie's dad.
Hi, Mr.
I'm Lilette Suarez.
I'm in the show with your son.
Yeah, figured that.
You know, there's something I want to show you.
Yeah, maybe it's a bit over the top, but I thought you should see it.
- He must be really good.
- No, I-I was good.
Robbie is great.
I think he has a real future if he stays focused.
You understand what I'm saying? I'm not sure.
A good friend wouldn't distract him from his purpose.
It was nice meeting you.
[SOLEMN MUSIC] If you're lost and alone Or you're sinking - Like a stone - ALL: Carry on May your past be the sound Of your feet upon the ground and ALL: Carry on 'Cause we are We are shining stars We are invincible We are who we are On our darkest day When we're miles away So we'll come, we will find You need to do something before this gets out of hand.
I'm handling it, all right? Everybody, everybody.
Let's go outside.
- Backyard's lit.
- ALL: Carry on - [CELL PHONE CHIMES] - May your past be the sound Of your feet upon the ground and Carry on How was the play? Get in the car.
- Gordy.
- Gordy.
Listen to your father.
What's in the cup? Just milk.
You're getting in that car now.
Yeah, or what? Lou.
Lou! Lou, stop it, stop it.
- Stop.
- Me? Me? Yes! I'm going back in.
Come on, drag me out if you want to.
Honey, honey.
Let's go.
[THUD] [DOG BARKING] So, how does it work? Like, you gonna get surgery or something? A lot of transguys get top surgery.
I might one day, but it's expensive.
And what about the bottom? It's a bit more complicated.
But you still pee sitting down though, right? Everything okay? Yeah, we're just asking your girlfriend some questions.
Or is it your boyfriend? Yeah, if he/she's a guy, does that make you gay? - Okay, um - All right, let's go.
These guys are clueless.
What, dude? - Michael.
- Don't touch me, Margaret.
- Guys, please.
- Don't touch me! Hey, listen to your friend, Margaret.
Nobody invited you.
I invited them.
And his name is Michael.
Guess we know what side QB-1 is on.
You're wrong, man.
That's what I see.
[TENSE MUSIC] You know what? Forget this.
Party's over.
Everybody go home.
[STAMMERING] I don't want any drinking and driving.
Give me those cups.
I'll get you an Uber.
Who needs an Uber? That was so just the way you stood up for Michael.
You have no idea what that just cost me.
- Robbie, I'm - The party's over.
You didn't have to walk me all the way to the door.
Chivalry isn't dead.
[CHUCKLES] I'm really glad you decided to stay.
I-I had so much fun.
Yeah, me too.
So, uh, thanks for the food.
You're welcome.
Maybe we'll do it again, sometime.
Yeah, maybe.
[CHUCKLES] Okay, yeah.
- Okay, yeah, I get it.
- Andy.
Really maybe.
It's just I got to think about this a little bit, you know? But I had a good time.
I really did.
So Okay.
I'm I'm gonna say good night now.
[CAR DOOR CLOSES] [ENGINE TURNS OVER] Yeah, uh, thanks for taking me.
- and for helping Annabelle get home.
- Of course.
I mean, you didn't need to call a cab.
Hey, Simon.
You're not just a good singer.
I mean, you are a really, really good singer, but you're also a great actor.
I mean, doing those scenes with you, it's I mean, sometimes I forget that that wasn't real.
You know? Thanks.
Yeah, uh, me too.
We're all gonna miss you.
I'm gonna miss you.
Yeah, yeah.
I'm gonna miss you too.
[KNOCKING] You okay? He's fine.
He's drunk.
No, he's not fine.
This is not our son.
There won't be parties like that at St.
He's falling apart, Robert, and we are the ones that are doing it to him.
You're being a bit dramatic.
And you are being willfully blind.
I think we need to revisit St.
It's decided.
Let him sleep it off.
He'll be fine in the morning.
Are you sure you're okay, honey? [WEAKLY] Fine, Mom.
[LANKS'S "APRIL"] [CELL PHONE BUZZES] I'm a sum of broken parts Let me reassemble yours Hey.
What are you doing here, Robbie? I shouldn't have talked to you like that before.
I get it.
It was a crappy night, and it was my fault that all the drama kids came to the party.
We lost that game last night, and party was a disaster.
There's only been one good thing to happen to me in last 48 hours.
Anyway, I I just needed to tell you that face to face.
So I'll see you at rehearsal on Monday? Yeah.
Night, Lilette.
I want to call the hospital again.
We just called.
They have our number.
[SIGHS] I should have let you drag his ass into the car.
At least he'd be home.
You're right.
He snowed me.
I teach in high school for 17 years.
I let a 16-year-old boy manipulate me.
It's not your fault, Lou.