Servant (2019) s03e07 Episode Script


1 Life hasn't always been smooth for me.
You know, parents that didn't care, homeless by 17.
Then cooking saved me.
Taught me how to treat myself.
How to treat others.
I've learned it doesn't matter where you've been.
What matters is who you're feeding today.
Food can lift you up, and it can break your heart.
So if you can't stand the heat then get out of my fucking kitchen.
Aw, we're so proud of you.
That's your dada.
Sean, it's terrific.
This is gonna change your life.
I don't know.
I don't think he had enough faux exotic tattoos to be a real celebrity chef.
Gourmet Gauntlet: Philadelphia will be their most successful season in history.
Everybody's gonna know the name Sean Turner.
Well, no matter what happens, you were phenomenal, and we're all very excited for you.
- Are you, Dorothy? - What? Of course.
It's time for Jericho's walk.
Hey, you ready? Come on.
You better not be suggesting you're better than the Barefoot Contessa.
She is a national treasure.
So when you gonna introduce me to Padma Lakshmi? I'm thinking never.
And what about Ina Garten? This isn't the Food Network.
So? I'm guessing there's a reason you wanted to come out here sans Sean.
I need you to stop fucking the nanny.
I'm not in the mood, so please don't try to deny it.
Just stop.
It's over, okay? What's this about, Dottie? Is it about work? You're just going through a dry spell.
It'll pass.
Someone attacked her, Julian.
Is she all right? Who knows? She says she is.
I don't know much of anything anymore.
I honestly cannot remember Sean being on Gourmet Gauntlet last year.
Feel like I'm losing my mind.
But you were under a hell of a lot of stress.
It's fine.
I lost some things in the postpartum fog.
I guess that's life.
Just stay away from Leanne.
She's hard enough to handle as is.
I have to figure out what to do with her.
I will not have that cult back in our lives.
Leanne, I You know I want you to feel free to come and go as you please, but could you do me a favor? What is it, Dorothy? When you go on your walks, can you avoid the park? There are just so many transients setting up camp, and considering what happened, I think it's the safest option.
There was a danger, but that time has passed now.
You don't need to worry about them.
Oh, sweetie.
Whoever these people are, they're just another cult.
Do you see the dangerous pattern here? Well, we see things differently.
I'm concerned about your decision-making in general.
Which is why I've made an appointment for you to see my ob-gyn.
It's come to my attention that you're having intercourse with my brother.
Dorothy, have you been going through my things? No.
Absolutely not.
That would be very upsetting to me.
We weren't allowed private things when I was at the Lesser Saints.
You are entitled to your privacy.
We need to have trust in this house, which is why we need to be honest with each other about everything.
Thank you for this conversation, Dorothy.
It really has given me a lot to think about.
Yeah, there you go.
It's a little disturbing, but it's mostly harmless.
It's not unusual for a young person to poke fun at the authority figure in their life.
Well, that's easy for you to say.
You're not the one being mocked.
And it's not just this.
I I'm concerned that her issues are too big for us to handle.
Now, I'm not one to victim blame, but she's reckless.
She has a fascination with these homeless kids.
And? "And"? And maniacs chased her through our house.
She's a magnet for the deranged.
I don't want my son exposed to creeps! Dorothy, Jericho's safe.
I know you're stressed.
You shouldn't have to sit around and wait for an assignment from the station like some amateur.
How is that relevant? Tonight is a gift.
No calls, no prep, no Gourmet Gauntlet.
I just I don't have the bandwidth to freak out over every little thing.
Oh, I'm so sorry, Bobby Flay.
Is my concern for our family disrupting your busy schedule? I finally succeed in a big way, and you can't stand it? - Sean.
- This isn't just my win.
This is our win Sean! I'm trying to talk to you about something urgent! Yes, the hungry children in the park who are somehow some sinister threat to our family.
Just tell me when dinner's ready.
Thank you.
He's beautiful.
He's a miracle.
Come here.
We have new things to show you.
Hey, pretty.
What is it about her? She's extraordinary.
Courageous enough to rebel.
Against who? Anyone who gets in her way.
- Oh, my God.
- Hey.
I'm sorry.
- Excuse me there.
- Oh.
- Excuse me.
Excuse me.
- Yeah, um Dorothy.
Get his stroller now.
I'd like to know why you felt the need to put my son's life in danger by taking him to a homeless encampment after I explicitly asked you not to.
Dorothy, you just don't understand.
I would never take him there if it wasn't safe.
Everybody there is kind and gentle.
It's all ready.
Bulgogi's not supposed to be served room temperature, so let's go.
You are 18, and you may feel safe out there.
I'm here to tell you, you're not.
But that doesn't give you the right to decide what's safe for my child.
Now, I asked you nicely before, but you leave me no choice.
I forbid you to go back to that park.
It's so funny how controlling you can be.
It's almost like Aunt May.
See the dangerous pattern here? Smells delicious, Sean.
I'd love you to try it.
Why don't you join us? Sean, she had him outside with those people.
Was he hurt? - No but - Huh.
- Well, I'll talk to her about it.
- Not good enough.
What do you want me to do? Throw her out? We both know Leanne's not perfect, but you were the one who said we could help rehabilitate her.
So, why do you wanna give up now? What I'm not giving up.
Then why can't you just be happy? We can fix whatever's wrong with Leanne.
But right now, we're in a a good place we haven't been for a while.
So why don't we just enjoy this dinner and this Chilean Syrah that I bought Dorothy.
Come on.
It's getting cold, honey.
Is Dorothy okay? Yeah, she's fine.
She's just concerned about you and the kids in the park and everyone out there.
They just wanna learn from me.
Nobody's ever seen what they see in me.
And why do you think they treat you like that? Maybe I deserve it.
Leanne! Could you come here a sec? - Hi, Veera.
- How you doin'? Good.
Did you need something, Dorothy? Have a seat.
Hi, Leanne.
Leanne, I have to be honest.
I was really pretty angry with you last night.
But after a good night's sleep and some sun salutations, I had an epiphany.
The reason you and I are butting heads is because you are stuck in this house.
And given your history, you haven't had an opportunity to experience independence.
And Julian told me about Veera's dance background.
And Dorothy told me how much you enjoy your dance lessons.
She says you have real talent.
I think you'd be perfect for something called dance semiotics.
You're gonna love this.
What's happening in here? Leave or be quiet.
Look, it's an institute in New Jersey with a special, two-month dance semiotics program where you'll get all this training and the studio time, but also classes in basic anatomy and applying semiotics to everyday communication.
It's like science for dancers with a little philosophy on the side.
But it's not all work.
Twice a week, they have social activities planned for the students, like bowling.
Look, you'll be gaining valuable tools in building your career.
For instance, you're great with kids.
If you ever wanted to teach dance lessons to kids someday, this would look great on your résumé.
And the best part is, they usually have a really long wait list, but Veera was able to pull some strings so they can take you right now.
And we'll take care of everything.
All you have to do is say yes.
What do you think, Leanne? You are mature and creative and far too smart to turn down an opportunity like this.
Right? When it's done, you can always come back.
Yeah, absolutely.
You can come back and visit.
Great, I just booked a train ticket for you for tomorrow.
Classes don't actually start till Monday.
Oh, well, why wait, hmm? Leanne might wanna get a head start on her adventure.
Hmm? A little keepsake.
You looked beautiful when you wore that at Julian's birthday party last year.
I wanted you to have it.
That's okay.
I wouldn't wanna take your dress.
How could you just do that without consulting me at all? I tried.
You told me to smile and eat my dinner.
I can't trust her.
It's not working.
Jericho loves her.
I feel anxious with her around.
I don't feel comfortable leaving her alone with Jericho, a problem since being alone with Jericho is her job.
We need to face facts.
As long as she's here, this cult could come for her at any time.
No, this is how it has to be.
And this dance camp, it'll be good for her, you know? She'll see she needs more than we can give her, and everyone will be better off.
I have no say of what happens in my son's life.
It doesn't matter how I feel.
You're gonna do whatever you want.
I need a partner, not some placater, patronizer husband who's perfectly willing to gaslight his wife! - "Gaslight"? - Yes! Do not fucking tell me that everything is fine and that I should be happy, because it's fucking not! You're supposed to be on my side! When the program's finished, we check in with her to reassess.
It's only fair.
Leanne, won't you come join us? No, thank you, Mrs.
I'm fine as I am.
This is a bad idea.
I can smell a bad idea from three states away, and this one reeks.
Fortunately, it's not your decision.
Julian, you have your process.
Don't interfere with theirs.
I know I'm not in a position to judge irrational decision-making, but in this case, I am judging your irrational decision-making.
Okay, babe? This is not about you, okay? I appreciate everyone's concern, but really there's nothing to discuss.
Leanne is leaving today, and that's just the way it is.
What? I'm here to take Leanne to the train station.
Tobe, you're a little early.
Okay, I can just wait in the Okay, I have your, um your ticket.
And your confirmation number is here.
And I have the name and the number, the address of the institute - Let me, let me.
- Okay.
I think it would be best for him if you say goodbye now, Leanne.
Did you even bother to ask her what she wants? Leanne knows this is a rare opportunity.
What the hell is it? Dance semiotics? You sure this is real? - It's okay.
It's okay.
- It sounds like a scam.
- It's perfectly legitimate.
- Look, your chair.
You know this because of your 90 minutes of research? You like this chair, right? Yeah.
- I think you love this chair.
- You need to calm down.
Veera knows the director of the institute personally.
Veera used to suck dick for Sudafed.
She's not an authority on anything.
Why are you so dead set against her leaving? Can we just step back for a second and talk instead of yelling? It's okay.
I'll go, Mr.
It's only two months.
Oh, you're gonna love it.
I promise.
He's poopy.
I was gonna change him, but I don't think you want my filthy meth head hands near his swimsuit area.
This is a complicated situation, okay, beyond what you think you know.
- There are dynamics at play.
- You just called me a crank whore.
That is not complicated, Julian.
I've done some things that I wish I could undo, but I can't, so I own up to them without shame because shame is the gateway to relapse.
What a dick move to use my personal history as a weapon.
You're right.
I'm not sorry.
Okay, you cannot I can't do this again.
I can't.
- What the fuck did you do? - Nothing.
Where the fuck is he? What do you mean? I put him in the high chair.
I put him in the high chair.
I I didn't do anything.
The cellar.
- Thank God.
- Christ, not this again.
I didn't do anything.
I just put him in the fucking high chair.
Shut up! - Kitchen! - You were just there! I left him in the high chair.
Julian, wait.
- Oh, no.
- I'll check the cameras.
This is toxic groupthink.
We need to call the cops.
How could you turn your back on him? What is wrong with you? What is wrong with you? Leanne.
Hey, are you okay? - You're losing yourself in this misery.
- Fuck.
You can't keep walking around like it doesn't exist.
Being the child of shrinks doesn't make you one.
I'm doing the work.
Every day, I'm working through my bullshit.
And it's not fun, but I do it.
You need to face the worst pain that you've ever felt if you honestly wanna get better.
And I can't help you with that.
I have to protect myself.
Go protect yourself far away from me.
Dorothy? What the fuck? Leanne? If we don't leave now, you're definitely gonna miss your train.
If you're as smart as I think you are, you'll get on that train and not look back.
I'm confused.
Leanne? Go home, Tobe.
Caterpillars? What the fuck? Where is my son? You have ten seconds.
You know what I'm capable of.
He's asleep in the nursery.
He's been there this whole time.
That's impossible.
I've torn this whole house apar Oh.
Oh, God.
- Oh, baby.
Oh, baby.
- Hey.
Veera's gone now.
Uh, it was inevitable.
She wasn't right for you.
You're both broken.
But you don't need to be fixed.
Leanne stays.
If Leanne's here, Jericho's here.
So, Leanne stays.
What are you, insane? She had someone come in our house, hide our child from us like some depraved prank.
She is sick.
I don't wanna lose my son again.
Leanne stays.
Sean, there is a plan in motion.
- You can't do this.
- Leanne, I would like to apologize on my wife's behalf.
Don't you dare apologize for me.
But we would all be very grateful if you would stay for as long as you like.
That would make me very happy.
Thank you for trying to broaden my horizons, Dorothy.
But I could never leave Jericho.
If I'm not here, anything could happen to him.

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