Survival of the Thickest (2023) s01e08 Episode Script

For a Bigger Purpose, Bitch.

[Jacque] I have a question
I need to ask you.
[Mavis] Okay.
Who's Luca?
So who is he?
How do you know who that is?
- Your mom was talking to my mom.
- Oh God.
- I just wanna know, do you love him?
- I, um
'Cause I love you.
I know you love that elephant
we got in Mozambique,
so I got you a whole family.
Seeing you in the hospital like that
made me realize
that we don't have
all the time in the world.
Okay, these are, um
- These are really beautiful.
- Maybe this could be our new chapter.
You know, we stronger together.
I wanna have a family with you
as soon as possible.
Your family is my family.
Baby, you're my home.
[gentle music playing]
Oh shit.
Mavis Jolie Beaumont,
will you marry me?
- Yes. What?
- Really?
- Yes! The answer's yes!
- That's a yes!
- Oh my God, yes!
- Ah!
- Holy shit!
- What? Oh my
Oh my God!
Okay ♪
One time for the big girls
In the crowd ♪
Hey ♪
Hear me now
Go on, sis, yeah, show 'em how to ♪
[Mavis] Oh my God.
I can't believe this is happening.
Baby, I'm so happy.
I want us to have a fresh start.
I already spoke to a real estate agent
and put my place on the market.
You're gonna sell your apartment?
Yeah. You said you always wanted
to live in a brownstone,
so we'll find a beautiful one
next to a good school.
Wow! This is what I wanted to hear
for so many years. Um
But, uh
I just just need a minute.
You know? Just, I mean
- I'm sorry. Is that crazy?
- No.
But just We should take a minute, right?
- It's not crazy at all.
- Okay.
- I wanna do this right.
- Yeah.
I want you to have all the time
and the space you need.
- I mean
- Oh. Oh!
- We have the rest of our lives.
- We sure do.
Oh my goodness. Are you gonna do the
- Oh!
- Yeah! You know.
Oh, what in the Dancing with the Stars
is goin' on?
[mellow R & B music playing]
[water running]
[water stops]
- Hey, are you okay?
- Yeah, I am.
I just couldn't imagine that I'd be here
with all the stuff that happened.
It's just
- It's overwhelming.
- I totally get that.
I really have to poop.
Oh my God. I'm so sorry. Yuck.
[phone buzzes]
So damn sassy.
[upbeat music playing]
Okay, so it's this stupid winter ball prom
that I don't even wanna go to
because they have
this bullshit gendered dress code,
but my girlfriend wants to go.
So, Mavis, we were kinda hoping
that you would style Billy
into something so fantabulous
that we can get around
this ridiculous dress code
and also allow them
to feel like the royalty that they are.
Billy, I was meant to do this.
My prom was so wack.
There weren't plus sizes back then,
so I had to go to the adult section
and find the biggest black dress
that could fit me.
- I looked like a Greek widow.
- Oh.
Everyone kept saying
"thoughts and prayers"
when I was taking pictures.
It was not okay.
That is so tragic.
It's very tragic.
God, why does prom make so many of us
feel like we're outsiders?
It's supposed to be a celebration of life.
You know what? We should just have
our own prom, maybe even here.
I will style your friends
in the designer looks of their dreams.
No restrictions.
- [Billy] Is she serious?
- Very.
Yes, she is very serious, and honey,
when she gets on a roll,
you kinda just gotta let her go.
But I have to admit,
I am really beginning to love the idea
of doing alternative prom.
Yes! It would be epic, bitch! Whoo!
["DRESS CODE" by Qveen Herby playing]
That's it ♪
How come everywhere I go ♪
Becomes a fashion show? ♪
Like, damn
This girl is out of control ♪
Off-duty supermodel ♪
- She's a pro ♪
- Mwah! So pretty!
Let 'em know ♪
I am the dress code ♪
- [knocking at door]
- Hey, sis.
[Khalil] Were you up all night?
[Marley] Ending up in the hospital
didn't teach you anything?
- [door closes]
- [Mavis] Khalil. Marley.
- It's all been leading up to this, okay?
- What the fuck is that?
On your finger? Come here. Come here.
What is happening, please?
Tell me that Italian dude
needed a green card.
[Khalil] Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait, what?
Jacque proposed to you,
and you said yes.
Like, you really said yes.
Yes, I did.
[Marley] All right, what you need?
An intervention?
A slap in your bloated freckled face?
You are not thinking clearly
right now, honey.
How could you say yes
to someone that cheated on you?
Okay, look. Friends, I don't need you
to judge my decisions right now.
Cheating is complicated,
and it doesn't always mean the end.
Look at my parents.
I don't need you
to understand my decision, okay?
And I know you won't,
but you just need to know
that I wanna marry him.
Is this about money?
Is this about you
feeling lost in your career?
No, no. Marley, no. Okay?
It's not that. I've never been so sure
about my career in my life.
I mean, look at all of this.
I am styling kids for an alternative prom
that we're gonna throw at CC Bloom's.
I just don't wanna style
celebrity clients.
I wanna be the person
that I never had when I was younger.
I wanna take fashion
and show those people
that feel like they're on the outside
that they're beautiful just as they are.
And that it's the world
that needs to catch up to them.
- That's dope, Mave.
- Thank you.
And it's because
I know who I am now, okay?
I'm not that person
that Jacque cheated on.
I've grown so much, and so has he,
and we want kids together.
Let me ask you somethin'.
What about Luca?
I mean, the last few months
have been all about him.
Okay, well, I would be lying
if I said I didn't think about him,
but I just don't have the time
to see if this fantasy
is gonna play out with Luca.
Jacque is real, and he loves me.
We love each other.
And, yes, he royally fucked up.
I know that.
But I'm over it, and I wanna be over it.
I wanna be happy again.
Shit, this might even be
my Lemonade moment.
I don't know if Beyoncé
should've got back with him,
but, you know, that's just me.
Like Jay-Z, Jacque's ass did it to us all.
Well, damn, if Solange
can ride in an elevator with Jay-Z now,
so can you.
I meant Jacque, not Jay-Z.
I need to take a shower.
I can actually taste my smell, but I just
I really need you guys to be happy for me.
If you are for real happy,
I'm here for you.
- Thank you.
- Come here, stinky.
- Mm! Love you.
- Love you.
- Let me see this finger.
- Oh God.
Uh, let me see.
I think the best I could do, honestly,
is to be happy
that this feels like more than a carat.
I'm happy about that.
[hip-hop beat plays]
[man] So, Khalil, what sports
you play in college?
- Actually, man, I we
- He went to art school.
Oh, so you one of them
Reading Rainbow niggas, huh? [chuckles]
Okay, India, I see you.
I'm guessing you never
put a paintbrush to a canvas.
There's something special about finding
something peaceful to express yourself.
Some people find it attractive.
I guess it's cool to have an art hobby,
wear used clothes, and have no couch.
Well, to me,
it's about how special that thing is,
not how many things you can acquire.
Jesus Christ.
Atomic hot wings for the beautiful family.
Thank you. Yes, this is my son,
my ex-wife, and her new project.
Well, a beautiful blended family.
I don't know, shit.
Yeah, go ahead. Have a wing, man.
They might be a little spicy for you,
but Coop and I love 'em.
No, I'm good. I can handle a little spice.
- Mm-hmm.
- Just a little spice. I do spicy.
[coughs lightly] Okay. I didn't know
this was an episode of Hot Ones,
you know what I mean?
No, I'm good, yeah. [coughs]
Is my man choking on the hot sauce
or his feelings?
- Need an EpiPen? I brought mine.
- [Khalil] Mm-mm.
[coughs lightly] Mm!
Oh yeah! I'm good. No, I'm good.
- Sure you're good?
- Mm-hmm.
Yeah, so good.
All right, then take another bite.
[India] Oh, no.
Khalil, you don't have to do that.
[Henry & Cooper laugh]
[Khalil] Mm. [clears throat, coughs]
[romantic music playing]
- Baby!
- Hello.
What is all this?
I got Jade and the cat
a hotel room for the night.
Okay, that is the sexiest thing
I have ever heard.
Oh my God. Are those stuffed olives?
[Jacque] You know it.
[Mavis] Ooh!
- And chocolate croissants?
- Mm-hmm.
- My favorite.
- Mm-hmm.
You know that's my nickname.
[both laugh]
[Mavis] That's so sweet.
Oh my God!
[Jacque's voice] Mavis? Baby, you okay?
Okay. Hoo! Yep. I'm great.
You know what? I think, um
it's very romantic.
It could be a little bit darker.
Yeah, let's just
Yo, I'm so excited
about Coop's birthday party.
I know the whole skate theme was kinda,
you know, a little tension
with you and Henry and y'all pushing that,
but, yo, my man Coop,
when he sees his one-of-a-kind helmet
I made him, ooh!
We gonna be clean.
He might fall a lot,
but he gonna look good doing it.
You're a really good boyfriend.
Just, like, the best.
Oh, girl, come here.
- Here's the thing, um
- Oh boy.
Henry doesn't really like the idea
of you being
at the birthday party for Cooper.
Especially, you know,
since it's a skating party,
and that was the compromise,
that it could be a skating party
if you weren't there.
He just thinks
it's a little too soon, you know?
Did not see that one coming.
A'ight. Got me on that one, uh, but okay.
Yeah, but, Khalil, it's not you.
- No, no, no. No, no.
- Right? You know?
I do know that.
I know it's not me, but I get it. Yeah.
Gotta do you.
You can have all my shumai too.
Sure that's cool with Henry?
[tranquil music playing]
Hello, Mavis.
Did you bring that for the prom?
I was getting rid of them anyway.
No. No, she wasn't. We're here because
her finsta's been stalking your insta
because she misses you. We both do.
- Aw, Bruce.
- [Bruce chuckles]
And I miss you, too,
which I know sounds crazy,
given how you, uh
well, how you treat people,
but we have done
some amazing things together, Natasha.
And we definitely were
in each other's lives for a reason.
Are you done
with your little verbal essay?
I wasn't, but I am now.
Good. You know,
being a teenager can be awful,
so don't fuck it up for them, Mavis.
I won't.
Bruce, what's happening?
What's happening? [softly] Bruce, what's
Oh wow. That was, um
You smell so expensive.
God, is that what, like, expensive perfume
and entitlement smells like?
I like it. I want it.
[hip-hop music playing in background]
Trent, I cannot believe
you came here to help.
Doll, you need all the help you can get.
- I know that's right, bitch.
- Mm.
[Khalil] Yo, Billy.
A'ight, so I got
some fabric paints for you.
Great for the boots.
Let me know if you need anything else.
- Dope.
- A'ight?
Hey, Marley Mar.
- We're gonna have to get along
- Nope.
- So what are we supposed to do
- Hell no.
[Jacque sighs]
[phone buzzes]
- Uh
- [phone buzzes]
Um, I have to get this, um, real quick,
so, everyone, um keep going.
- Just keep going.
- [phone buzzes]
- How are you?
- [Luca] Hey.
Mavis, I have something
I really want to tell you.
About our last conversation.
- [Jacque] Mavis!
- Coming! One minute!
So sorry.
Just tell me what you had to say.
Hey, baby.
You wanna do some portraits now?
I have a big bug on my hand!
Have a great day. Next.
Do you wanna try and fix this,
or do you want an upgrade?
We wanna try to fix the old one.
Old one's still good.
Come on, look at it.
Mave, isn't that right?
[poignant music plays]
You wanna fix the old one, right?
Don't go all Jersey on us.
- I love you.
- I love you.
[blows raspberry]
How was your day?
- To Mavis!
- Mavis!
- Aw!
- [Marley] Here's to you.
Jacque, I can't be with you anymore.
I'd like to upgrade to a new one, please.
What are you talking 'bout?
Jacque, we're broken.
Okay? And I don't think
moving on together is gonna fix this,
no matter how much we've changed.
And, um
We're good in a lot of ways.
We really are.
We want the same things.
It makes sense. It really does make sense.
But I've been telling myself
I want it all, and this isn't it.
We're missing that thing
that makes us soulmates.
I'm sorry, Jacque.
That was beautiful as fuck, sis.
Credit or debit?
[upbeat music playing]
Loud and proud in the clouds. I love it.
Please don't pop those balloons.
- [Marley] Oh, Mavis!
- Hey!
- It's amazing in here.
- It is.
- I am so proud of you.
- Thank you.
For everything.
Don't make me cry, bitch.
Ooh, uh, cotton candy on the bar, please.
It's gonna look like clouds.
- Oh, Khalil.
- Yeah.
That's high enough.
Everyone's gonna be wearing heels.
I don't want them hitting their heads.
As long as it's perfect.
- It looks amazing.
- All right.
Thank you.
Got somethin' for you.
- Okay.
- Okay?
Okay, these are, um
the flyest shoes that ever were.
I mean, it's easy
to do fly shit for fly people.
Oh, girl, tonight is the night.
It is.
What do you think, bitch? Is prom open?
- Abso-fucking-lutely. DJ, hit it!
- Ah!
["Children" by Billy Porter playing]
So you know mama knows it best ♪
Show you how to grow ♪
Show you how to know ♪
Let the children know ♪
What time it is, time it is ♪
Show you how to grow ♪
Show you how to know ♪
Been there, done that, worn that dress ♪
So you know mama knows it best ♪
["Coming Home" by Leon Bridges playing]
[India sighs]
Babe, Mavis's shoes were fire.
Baby, baby, baby ♪
Not too bad for a Reading Rainbow nigga
with a little hobby, huh?
Divorce is hard, okay?
And co-parenting is complicated.
I get it.
But I've been making the effort.
I've been putting in a lot of work.
I mean, I work for you.
Spending time with you and Cooper.
So, you know, I want to be here.
Look, I'm in a tough position, okay?
Look, I need to know
are we in this fully together?
Loving ♪
You're my one and only woman ♪
Can we Ca
Can we not do this here? Can we just go?
Only one that I want ♪
Wanna be around ♪
You know what?
I'm I'm in a really tough position.
It's my best friend's night, so
I think I'm gonna stay here.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
[India sniffs]
I need you, baby ♪
Girl, I ♪
I need your loving, darling ♪
[audio feedback ringing over PA]
[Peppermint] All right, all right.
So, are y'all loving this, or what?
[cheering and applause]
[Peppermint] Honey, so am I.
Well, we have a fairy godmother to thank.
Mavis The Beaumont.
[cheering and applause]
- Whoo!
- [guest] Yeah!
Mavis, bitch, get on up there
to the stage, honey.
Okay. Thank you.
I really don't know what to say, um
except for that I really hope
that you have a great time tonight,
and, um, if I could wish one thing,
it would, uh
be for you to expect more for yourself.
And keep your head in the clouds,
of course,
um, because I think when we get older,
we forget about that.
And we think life should be a certain way.
But I, um
I hope your wildest fantasies
become your truest reality.
Because dreaming big,
it makes life worth living.
Well, I guess I did have something to say.
Okay, you guys, have fun.
Okay, enjoy yourselves.
Help me down, please.
Listen, I can't see my feet.
My tits are big. Thank you.
["CROWN" by CHIKA plays]
I'mma make it in the rain or shine ♪
All about my money
Don't waste my time ♪
- Ain't nobody ♪
- So proud! Damn!
I'm on an elevator ♪
I'm onto something greater ♪
Ain't nobody gonna take my crown ♪
I'm on an elevator ♪
I'm onto something greater
Ain't nobody ♪
[FaceTime rings]
[rings, chimes]
Hey, how are you?
I'm okay. How are you?
I'm good,
and I feel like
you deserve an explanation, so
there was a moment
where I was engaged to my ex-boyfriend,
and, um, that was a huge mistake.
I was confused and maybe afraid
I couldn't have everything I wanted
unless I settled
for the sure thing in front of me.
Sometimes we have to make
the wrong decisions
in order to find the right one,
and, wow, Luca you, um
Boy, you don't understand
half the stuff I say,
but you understand my heart.
And I don't know how this'll work or
even if you want this to, but, um
I'd rather take a chance on uncertainty
and still believe in love,
so, Luca,
I love you.
I'm in love with you.
Well, it's so good to hear from you,
and I appreciate what you said, um
I'm just going to need more time to think.
Yeah. Yeah. Yes.
I fully understand. I totally understand.
Okay. Bye.
[knock on door]
["PrimeTime" feat. Miguel
by Janelle Monáe playing]
Ooh ♪
It's prime time ♪
Ooh-ooh ♪
Was that long enough?
'Cause, baby
It's a prime time for our love ♪
Ain't nobody peekin'
But the stars above ♪
It's a prime time for our love ♪
And heaven is bettin' on us ♪
- Ooh ♪
- Bang bang, I'm callin' your name ♪
You're like a fire
The world can't tame ♪
I wanna riot
Till the stars come out and play ♪
Is that okay? That okay? ♪
Tonight is me and you alone ♪
Won't take a call
Won't even write a song ♪
Ooh-ooh ♪
This'll be a personal private dance ♪
Listen, baby ♪
- When you're down ♪
- When you're down ♪
- And it's hard ♪
- And it's hard ♪
And you feel
Like you've given your all ♪
Baby, my love ♪
Is always right here for you, yeah ♪
'Cause, baby
It's a prime time for our love ♪
Ain't nobody peekin'
But the stars above ♪
It's a prime time for our love ♪
And heaven is bettin' on ♪
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