Sweet Magnolias (2020) s01e01 Episode Script

Pour It Out

1 You don't owe me One more minute of your wasted time You act like it's all fine It isn't hard to leave Knowing that I'll be getting life On track I wanted to believe I've got to make a destination Find where I belong This time I've got no hesitation And I'll be moving on To where I belong I'll be moving on Over the line I've drawn I'm already gone [MUSIC ENDS.]
Shall we begin? My client recognizes the deep attachment that your client has to his Mercedes and will not contest it.
Mighty gracious.
- She will retain the Buick Enclave.
- We don't have a problem with that.
- Excellent.
Now moving on to the disposition of the family home [MAN.]
My client requests the family home be sold and the proceeds divided equitably between parties.
While you're busy hangin' price tags, Bill Townsend, keep in mind that you aren't worth the skin God spent to wrap your bones in.
You best pray he doesn't regret his investment in you as much as I regret mine.
Helen? [DOOR OPENS.]
Maddie? - Helen, I'm sorry.
- Oh, don't you dare apologize.
That was the most magnificent thing I've seen you do since you ate that lizard in kindergarten.
I only bit its tail.
Maddie, this is hard.
- But you will persevere.
- Yeah.
What, so Bill gets to buy mistress Noreen a new house? The kids and I just have to move and start over? - No, you won't have to do that.
- [SIGHS.]
Helen, I swear sometimes I think it would be a blessing to live in a place that nobody knew what happened.
But the kids would have to find a new school new friends and I'd be without you and Dana Sue and I just [GASPS.]
How in the devil did I get to this place? [SIGHS.]
Maddie, I got you.
But Tom came on strong because that's his job.
I am gonna beat him down because that's my job.
I'm gonna get you everything you deserve and then some.
I'm still researching the legal precedent for getting Bill's head on a silver platter.
It wasn't his head that caused the problem.
That's my girl.
Thank you.
Oh, Lord.
- [BOY 1.]
So I got cast as Puck.
- [BOY 2.]
Oh, congrats.
- [GIRL.]
Maybe I should ask for autographs.
- Well, he needs help spelling his name.
- Oops, you forgot you aren't funny.
- Ah! Seriously.
First a baseball star and now a theater star.
Am I even worthy to walk to school with the two of you? I'm just playing Puck.
It's not even the lead.
But it's the best part, and you're only a freshman.
Yeah, A Midsummer Night's Nerd! [ALL LAUGHING.]
Can't all be jerks.
I mean jocks.
Oh, you think you're funny? Yeah? - Hey! Hey! - There ya go! [CHIRPING.]
[BOY 2.]
I can get you and your mom house seats.
I don't know if my mom can come.
- [BOYS.]
The restaurant.
- [GIRL.]
The restaurant.
[BOY 2.]
Don't worry.
You can sit with us.
[BOY 1.]
So what does Puck even do? He solves everything.
- [BOY 1.]
- [GIRL.]
- Just like you, right? - [GIRL LAUGHS.]
- Exactly.
- All right, I'll catch y'all.
So, Annie, you had Mrs.
Kelsey last year, right? - Yeah.
- Any tips on conquering The Odyssey? Actually read it.
She'll know if you're faking.
- Okay.
- I'll see you later.
Ah! You're early! Okay, you know what? That is fine because I am ready to go.
All right, new cocktail.
I started with rye to wish you a smooth finish, added some bitters 'cause you have every right to be.
Then champagne because this is truly a celebration and finished with crème de pêche.
Because your future is gonna be peachy.
Calling it Maddie's Moment.
There is nothing to celebrate.
Wait, what're you two up to? Darlin', we are all about being here with you, for you.
No, no, no.
There's something else.
I can smell it.
And you two should know better than anyone that I have lost my tolerance - for people keeping secrets from me.
- Okay, you know what? Let's forget celebrating, all right? Let's think of these more as a statement of intent.
Okay? Helen? Press on.
Okay? Maddie, nobody's gonna make you drink, but at least sit down.
- Come on.
Take a moment or two - No, no, no.
I cannot.
I cannot because if I relax, I'm gonna lose it.
I swear to God, some days I just I wake up, and I have nothing but hate for Bill and Noreen pumping through my veins.
I have to get a new job.
I have to get a new house.
I have to get a new everything, and I [SIGHS.]
I feel like I can't even catch my breath.
- Precisely why you need new inspiration.
- Dana Sue, - now's not the time.
It's not the time.
- Why isn't - Tell me.
Tell me right this minute.
- Tell her.
Maddie you know how Ms.
Frances for a while now has been talking about downsizing? - Yeah.
- Well, I thought it was a lovely idea, but it also broke my heart a little to think of that house just sitting there all empty.
So, I, uh I bought that big, beautiful house of hers.
You Did you Did you ask her family? I do not give a flying fish what Ryan Wingate thinks about anything.
- Let me tell you why - [CLEARS THROAT.]
All right.
All right.
Get ready for the best part.
We three are gonna turn that big, old house into a fluffy, glorious, indulgent spa.
Helen'll handle legal, I'll set up the cafe, and you'll be the manager.
How on God's green earth did you two think for one second that I would be able to start something new, something this huge, in the midst of all of this chaos? - [HELEN.]
Maddie, it's a job.
Thank you so much for understanding, friends.
This morning was a little tougher than she was prepared for.
She just needs a chance to regain her bearings, that's all.
Well, I can empathize.
I thought I would lose my mind after I threw Ronnie out.
But I at least let you two help me.
Is that how you remember it? Clear as day.
Well, you go on and cling to that then, Dana Sue.
And let me try to figure out a way to talk Maddie down.
All right, you think you can? I am gonna sweep Maddie up so fast, you better have a bottle of your finest whiskey standing by to mark the occasion, no offense to this lovely cocktail.
Is that Macallan 18 confidence I'm hearing? That, my dear, is Macallan 25.
Ooh, bless your heart.
All right, go forth then and work your magic.
Son of a bitch.
Randy, we'll put you and your mom in the circus room and Dr.
Bill will be right in.
- What was that about? - Come on, Bill.
You gotta know there are a lot of people unhappy with your situation.
Well, my personal situation is none of their business.
Well, it's half my business.
People are canceling their appointments to steer clear of you and Noreen.
- And that's hurting our practice.
- We're getting married.
Come on.
Maddie and I were on the rocks, Howie.
I'm doing right by Noreen.
That oughta mean something.
It means something, Bill.
Just not sure what.
My eyes are on the high road In my bags, they send the sun The dark is comin' And the daylight's almost gone But a change is gonna come Somethin' on the horizon [CRYING.]
Yeah, it's beatin' like a drum I hear it comin' And I know it won't be long But a change is gonna come Aren't you ready to pack it in yet, man? I mean, you're older than I am.
I love what I do, Collins.
I'm sorry you don't.
We will never get another offer this good! Collins, if you want to sell your store, then sell it, but Grace and I aren't ready to sell.
Pickle Jar wants the whole block.
You don't sell, and you ruin it for all of us.
Neville, Collins.
You two enjoying your meals this afternoon? Oh, my meal was delightful as always, Dana Sue.
- Well, good.
- Wish I could say the same for my pig-headed companion.
Since I have upset you so, Collins, the least I can do is pay.
Damn straight.
Damn straight.
You two all right? It's hard when business comes between friends.
Coach Maddox.
Do you have a moment? Is there a problem? Ah, um I believe in Ty.
He's got an amazing arm and a great heart.
Oh, dear.
That big a problem? [CHUCKLES.]
Um Ty and Jackson Lewis were at each other during practice.
I made 'em both run laps, and Ty will be along momentarily.
Merciful heaven, why is it always Jackson? Those two have been grappling since the sandbox.
I thought I got a whiff of a longstanding rivalry.
Yeah, well, still, that is no excuse for Ty having a part in disrupting your practice.
I'm sorry.
I I keep telling him that it's an honor to be coached by a professional player.
Former professional player.
Well, still.
Well, thank you.
Uh, but I do wanna say that Ty has been a little hair-trigger lately um and I don't mean to overstep, but are there any issues I should know about? Well, um Yeah, he's he's hit a bit of a rough patch.
Junior year's a beast.
It certainly is.
And he's hard on himself, and I'm going to take him home now.
- As you should.
- Thank you.
- [WOMAN.]
I got it.
Explain this, please.
Simon Spry wrote that, not me.
I am talking about the picture, which was taken from the roof of this restaurant in the middle of the night by a girl who could only have gotten up there if she took my keys without my permission.
- I don't know.
- Remember how I feel about lying? Okay, I took a risk, but art requires risk.
I'm just as committed to my art as you are to yours.
And by "art," you mean this Instagram account called Welcome to Serenity? Okay, your friend Simon says, "It presents a look at the real Serenity.
" So I thought I would take a look at my daughter's opinion of her hometown.
And this Instagram account is filled with pictures of possums and broken windows and sick trees.
Is that truly how you see us? Everyone in this town pretends to be so perfect, always sweet, smiling, serene, and then when your life blows up, you're supposed to just pretend like everything's still all good? All fine, all bright and shiny and Okay, so because of what happened with your dad, you are gonna mock this whole town, which is filled with good people just doing their best to get through the day.
This isn't about Dad.
You know, why are we even having this conversation? You don't get me.
Or my art.
I have something to say.
Well, you find another way to say it.
And don't you ever take my keys again.
Yeah, put that on the side.
Chef, thank you for joining us.
What do you need, Brad? Let us discuss the dissolute life this catfish led.
Overlook his sins and fry him.
Folks are coming to eat him, not befriend him.
I wanted to poach him.
Well, we all want things we can't have.
All right, listen up, y'all.
We have a problem.
Several bottles of very expensive liquor are missing.
These things don't happen in a well-run kitchen, people.
How are we gonna handle this? If the bottles are returned by end of day tomorrow, I absolve you.
If they aren't, there will be hell to pay.
That simple.
Any questions? - [EMPLOYEES.]
No, chef.
- Thank you.
Back to work, everyone.
Erik's right.
Let's get ready to make some hungry people happy.
Hey, can you go upstairs and make sure Katie brushed her teeth? - Mm-hmm.
- Thank you.
Thanks for dinner, Mom.
Yeah, I'm glad you liked it.
You were pretty quiet.
Can't get a word in once Katie gets going on Trollhunters.
I thought it was because you didn't want to tell me the details of your practice.
Told you on the way home.
Practice was fine.
- Tyler.
- Mother.
Coach Maddox told me there was a problem.
That's great.
Thought maybe you'd wanna fess up.
Tell me the details.
Okay, Jacks is a jerk.
Coach is a hardass, and I ran laps.
Is that enough detail? - Watch your tone.
- Can I watch it in my room? Tyler, I've had myself a day, and the last thing I need is disrespect from you to ice the cake.
- Yeah, but - Go upstairs before you say something that I will make you regret.
God, I I thought you'd gone! Inspiration struck.
I want to experiment.
Uh, not at this hour.
This is when I do my best cooking.
Well, that's supposed to be when you're on the clock.
- Eh, you know, you squelch my creativity because you're jealous.
Have you been drinking? I'm not on your stupid clock.
You're in my kitchen.
And there's no drinking in my kitchen.
- Oh, you like my cologne? - Oh my God, that's whiskey! That is old, expensive whiskey! You thief! You know, everything that you have is because of me.
Everything I have, I worked for.
And sacrificed for without talking down to my staff or pretending that my talent excuses bad behavior.
You know the reason female chefs rarely succeed? You can't take criticism.
Goodbye, Brad.
Oh, come on! Ah, don't be a buzzkill.
We got this beautiful piece of meat to play with.
- We got all night.
- You're fired.
No, I'm not.
Well, I don't think I could use any smaller words.
- No, come on.
- Don't touch me! Get out.
Get out.
Get your things and get out of here! And leave your key.
Daddy! Daddy's here! [RETREATING FOOTSTEPS.]
Hi, Katie.
No, you're not Daddy.
- Noreen.
- Bill got called into the office.
There's this nasty bug going around, and we just got flooded with emergency walk-ins.
So I'm here to pick them up.
Okay, I'm not going.
Oh, no, your dad doesn't have to work the whole day.
He's just running late, and he didn't want y'all to have to wait.
It's your dad's day.
Yeah, well, I don't have the bug so I don't need to see him.
I'm staying with Ty.
I'm not gonna force my children to go with you.
Bill will be so disappointed.
Yeah, well, Bill should be here.
I'll go.
So, how's school? Great.
I'm in the spring play.
I'm Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream.
I don't know that one.
Shakespeare? I've only seen one play.
It was beautiful.
It was called Cats.
Yeah, but that's a musical.
It's not real theater.
But your play is? Doesn't get much more classic.
Tell me more.
Hey, girl.
Hey, morning.
You know, Erik's at the Farmer's Market hunting strawberries for shortcake and you are way too early for croissants.
I'm on my way to the office for a little quiet work time, and I thought I'd pop in and say good morning.
Well, good morning.
You alone? Yeah, had to get a jump on things.
I fired Brad.
I see.
He was drinking.
- You have a rule.
- And he stole from me.
Oh, he broke the law.
And he lied to me.
And I will not have a man who lies in this kitchen or in my life.
You'll find better.
- [SIGHS.]
- For both.
Thank you.
Thank you.
I hope so.
Hello! - Mama.
How crappy is your day, dear? Well, that's such a kind assumption.
If your day was fabulous, your daughter would not have called me, begging me to rescue her.
Katydid! Nana's here! You know she's not supposed to use the phone without permission.
Well, just be grateful that she called me instead of someone less fun.
Oh! Nuh-uh-uh.
Oh, you're Good girl! You're doing your résumé! But not very well.
But you're doing it! Okay, well, don't help, Mama.
Mothers returning to the workforce should be thinking in terms of relevant experience.
For instance, um, organizing school field trips is material and manpower management.
When was the last time you did a resume? Never, I have a catalog.
My paintings speak for me.
Well, then you should probably be the last person giving me advice on writing one.
Why does everyone think they can sit in judgment in my life? People are trying to help you because they love you, and they believe that you deserve better.
- Me and my friends are ready to go, Nana! Well, then let's go and have ourselves [KISSES.]
an adventure! Oh, you know what you have to do before we go.
- Bye, Mommy.
- Bye, baby.
Have fun.
How bad can the world be, really? [PAULA.]
So, are we gonna go get those black shoes today? - [KATIE.]
- [PAULA.]
You're very grown-up! [KATIE CHUCKLES.]
So you have heard of the Pickle Jar? I haven't been inside one.
But the commercials make it look like an arcade crossed with a barn wrapped up in a burger joint.
- Yeah.
- They're loud and messy, and they don't have ice cream! - [LAUGHS.]
They wanna buy the whole block.
Us, the hardware store, and the dry cleaner.
The Gibsons don't wanna sell.
Collins, he'd sell the hardware store and leave town tomorrow.
What do you want to do? Serenity does need the new business.
Just not this one.
It would be great to travel.
You'd be bored in a week.
Do I sense a lack of consensus? Mr.
Worry Wart here is suddenly thinking that maybe we should sell for the greater good.
Go along with Collins, persuade the Gibsons, and use the money to help Serenity in some new way.
Which is why we wanted to see what you think of the offer.
We do need to think of the greater good here.
You and I have always been committed to bringing business to Serenity, Helen.
Why else be on Town Council? But as happy as Grace and I are here [SIGHS.]
if you think this is a good offer and we They're lowballing you.
They won't come up in any meaningful way.
Thank you, Jesus! All right, sugar.
We are not selling.
Helen says it's okay.
But what happens to Collins? Well, we can work on finding him another option, if he'll let us.
Helen Decatur, I'm making you a milkshake to celebrate.
I've got dessert! - Yay! Chef Erik brownies! - [ANNIE CHUCKLES.]
Mom knows they're your favorite.
So, Margarita Night underway? Yeah, uh, Aunt Helen came in with Mom and me.
- They're in the living room.
- As always.
Uh, no, thanks.
I gotta bounce.
I'm meeting Luke.
Should I put it in the fridge? I'll take that! - Would you like to go - Trollhunters! [LAUGHING.]
Captain, you have the comm.
Wow, great power and great responsibility.
I believe in you.
All right, y'all.
Don't have too much fun.
Pour it out.
- Oh.
Ooh! This touches my soul.
The companions or the margaritas? Mmm.
I thank heavens for Margarita Nights.
I truly, truly believe that there is not a problem in this world that cannot be solved by having a drink and a talk with the two of you.
It's been a week, hasn't it? Oof.
Yeah, my week had a week.
I fired Brad.
So I have to find a new sous-chef and ugh, just regular kitchen turmoil.
Oh, and also my daughter hates me and hates Serenity and can't wait to get away from both of us, so What happened with Annie? She is going through that very special phase.
Serenity is small and slow and she must see the world.
Oh, I remember that phase.
You do, and you did it.
You left.
Yes, cheers.
All right, well, this is what Annie thinks of Serenity.
Whatever happened to expressing yourself through bad haircuts and loud music? - [DANA SUE.]
Thank you.
These are good.
- Not the possum.
- [HELEN.]
That's a possum! - But the pictures.
- [HELEN.]
She should keep this up.
Well, this isn't really how I want her to see Serenity.
You can encourage her art while also continuing to change her point of view.
But the art, right? [MADDIE.]
I'm sorry, Dana Sue.
And I'm sorry about Brad.
Is that why you're carrying that weight of the world look on your face? You mean this? [LAUGHING.]
It's all the rage this season, you know? [LAUGHS.]
And it goes perfectly with my "Are you sure you want my opinion?" lipstick.
I highly recommend the "Don't make me smack you" nail polish.
Favorite shade.
You know, all this beauty talk sure makes me wish we were going somewhere soothing and relaxing, like a spa.
Oh my, yes.
I would do anything to go to one.
- Me too.
- Or better yet, to run one! Stop.
I know you guys mean well, but my life is insane.
I'm holding it together by duct tape and happy thoughts and I'm near out of both.
Which makes this the perfect time to start something new.
I mean, I don't know if it's going to restock your duct tape, but - those happy thoughts will just - [MADDIE.]
What about you? You're swamped at the restaurant.
You think you can take this on too? You know me.
The busier I am, the happier I am.
Maddie, you are a terrific manager.
And you have a gift for marketing.
You remember what that boutique in Charleston looked like - before you started? - Barely.
That was before the kids.
That was how you put Bill through medical school.
Another lifetime.
And another lifetime starts right now.
With you in the driver's seat, - pedal to the metal - [HELEN.]
not answering to a man.
It's yo' money, yo' destiny Wait, so this is charity? What? Maddie, it's an investment.
Maddie, Maddie, we have been talking about this since we were Katie's age! Going into business together, remember? The Sweet Magnolias making their mark on Serenity.
Our, our spa is the perfect way to do that.
- Come on, Maddie.
You gotta trust us.
When have we ever led you astray? [LAUGHS.]
Don't answer that.
I'm not.
I can't.
I cannot answer that.
That's not the way to convince her! Don't lie to her! I take it back.
Then what is it that binds us together as a congregation? As a community? Is it habit? Obligation? Or is it a shared vision of the future informed by the simple, eloquent commandment to love one another? If we can trust that sharing, that commitment, then we can go forward and do great things for each other and for the Lord.
The kingdom doesn't have to advance with brass bands or bulldozers.
No, it can advance gently, with love, with respect, and with grace.
And now it is my pleasure to invite Joyful Noise to come forward.
I'm walking with Jesus The way that he teaches [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
Glad you could come hear Katie sing, Bill.
- She did a great job.
- Oh, didn't she, though? Welcome to Prince of Peace.
I'm Pastor June Wilkes.
- Noreen Fitzgibbons.
- Oh.
Bill's fiancée.
- Oh! - Your church is beautiful.
Thank you very much.
Well, good to see you, Bill.
- Thank you.
- See you next time? You bet.
Of course.
Thank you, Pastor.
People are staring more than usual this week.
Is my dress hiked up in the back? It isn't your dress.
It's your ex.
Everyone's just waiting for you to melt down 'cause Bill and the nurse are here.
Well, precisely why I won't.
Well, heck, if you're not gonna make a scene, then why am I standing here? I have gotta go to work.
- Okay.
- All right, where did Annie get to? - Mmm.
She's had a visit.
I'll bring her back.
We'll catch a movie or something.
Thank you.
You are a very thoughtful godmother.
You should see what I can do with a pumpkin and a couple of mice.
I'd like to see that.
It really is pretty.
I wish we could get married here.
We'll get married somewhere beautiful, all right? Just not here.
It wouldn't be Appropriate.
I know.
Hey, why don't you get yourself something to eat, okay? I'm gonna go have a chat with Tyler right quick.
Lemonade? I assume you're not drinking coffee these days.
Thank you so much, Peggy.
It must be hard, what you're going through.
Especially without your family.
You're in my prayers.
Well, you need a pitching coach.
- I mean, your fastball should be - I'm fine.
Look, Coach Maddox may have played for the Braves, but he was a shortstop, not a pitcher.
And this is his first year coaching high school.
- You're a guinea pig.
- I'm fine.
- Look, a fraternity brother of mine - Dad, I'm fine! Okay, just back off! Hey, you watch your tone, son.
I'm your father, and this is church.
It's the day of rest.
Can we give it one, please? Yeah, well, I'm trying to have a conversation with my son, okay? What do you want from me? Right here? Right now? I want whatever Everything that went wrong between us just to stay between us.
I miss the kids, Maddie.
I'm sure you do.
You just need to give them some time.
And it wouldn't hurt to show them a little understanding.
Well, it wouldn't hurt if they showed me a little respect.
My daddy taught me that respect is earned.
Maybe your daddy told you the same while he was busy teaching you that you're always right.
Is that how you're talking about me with them? I try my best to not talk about you.
- Hey, Noreen! - Hey! Can you eat cookies? With the baby and all? I watch what I eat, but I love a good chocolate chip cookie.
- Here.
- Oh, thanks.
I, um I looked up that play you're in.
- Yeah? - You didn't tell me it was so sad.
It's not.
It's a comedy.
But everybody's with the wrong person.
Yeah, but they get it right in the end.
And I help.
I mean, I guess I kinda start the whole mess in the first place, but then I go and, uh You should see it.
I'd like that.
- Bill.
- Oh, not now, Helen! All right? Brace yourself.
I want to help you.
So Brad's not coming back? Nope, Isaac, he is not.
Mustard greens.
Yeah, I'm on it.
When's my interview? I appreciate that.
Truly I do, but you're fresh outta culinary school.
You don't have the experience on the line to be second in command, plus God gifted you to make desserts.
I can do both.
No, you would wear yourself to a nub, and I couldn't bear the guilt.
Appreciate you, but I will figure this out.
Order up.
I was born of the sun And I'm shining [HUMMING.]
- Are you gonna dance with me forever? - Yep.
Do you wanna twirl me? - [BOTH LAUGH.]
- [KATIE.]
I'll get it! - Okay.
Daddy! Hey there, kiddo.
- [KATIE.]
Daddy's here! - I see that, sweetheart.
Daddy, Mommy's making chicken parm.
You should stay.
Well, that is sweet of you, ladybug! But tonight, I can't.
Another day, though.
I promise.
Right now I just need to talk to your mom right quick, so why don't you run on upstairs and play, okay? All right.
I know, I should've called first.
- Is this about what happened after church? - Yeah.
It is, but not about our conversation.
After you left I talked to Helen.
Look, I want to do the right thing here, Maddie.
So you and the kids should keep the house.
And we'll make it work, okay? [SNIFFLES.]
I'm sure that parm's gonna be terrific.
Aunt Helen, why'd you come back? San Francisco.
Why'd you come back here to Serenity? Why? I've just been thinking, you know, you got out.
You traveled, had adventures, you ran away with a boy I did not run away with Ryan Wingate.
Who told you that? [LAUGHS.]
We got back together in college, and then we made a careful plan to go to San Francisco after I finished law school.
There was no running away.
So what happened? [SIGHS.]
The careful plan unraveled.
We broke up.
But you're brilliant and amazing.
You could've gone anywhere.
Why'd you come back here? Well, my mother was sick, and my father was already gone, so I needed to be here with her.
And you stayed? Hmm.
Because in the darkest moments of my life, this town stood with me.
Through losing my father, fighting with the mill, and my mother's illness.
People like Ms.
Grace and Mr.
Neville and Ms.
Frances, they they held me up.
But most of all, your mother and Maddie.
They loved me.
They saved me.
How could I leave them? Come on.
We have laughed, we have cried, we have eaten popcorn.
Meanwhile, y'all look like you've played eight quarters of football around here.
How's life sans Brad? Hectic.
I should get ready for my shift.
- Thank you, Aunt Helen.
- Anytime.
No offense, but you're not going to survive without a second in command.
I will find someone.
Don't start worrying about me.
I will stop pushing, but I will not stop worrying.
It is how I express my love.
Besides, how am I supposed to look June Wilkes in the eye on Sunday if I do not stand with a sister in need today? - Amen.
- Amen.
Erik, what is that? It's Brad's infamous pot pie.
No, it's not.
The crust But the crust was made by a pastry chef so, of course, it's better.
Plus, I added a touch of sugar for sweetness to contrast with the savoriness of the filling.
I changed up some of the spices in the gravy too.
That's the cardamom talking.
What other talents are you hiding, Mr.
Whitley? What else would you like to see? Wanna put this on the dinner menu Tuesday night? It would be an honor, chef.
All right.
I still want those brownies out.
- They're coming.
They're coming.
- All right.
Get busy.
Get back inside! [NEVILLE.]
You want Pickle Jar to come in here and take over a business - that's been here for over 80 years.
- [MARY.]
Wait, hold on! [NEVILLE.]
Ah, Helen! Mary Vaughn has invited us to a meeting.
- Would you like to come along? - I'm sorry.
This meeting is just for the Whartons, the Gibsons, and Collins Littlefield.
The Pickle Jar sales stakeholders! And are you holding this meeting in your role as our mayor's wife or in your role as the realtor with the greatest financial interest in these sales going through? As an interested citizen.
Oh! Well, then, this should be a public meeting.
And, Peggy, I hope that for the benefit of an informed populace, you will cover this public meeting in your role as a deputy editor of our paper and not in the role of Mary Vaughn's best friend.
I've put this town first my entire life, Helen.
Can you say the same? Always a pleasure, Mr.
Neville, Ms.
Bless your heart.
Breathe, Ty.
Good effort, Ty! Go get your gear.
We're done for today.
Hey, don't go soft, Harlan.
You can't let him get away with throwing junk.
The kid's got a gift.
And the kid's world is blowing up.
We can cut him some slack and still get him into the Hall of Fame.
- Hold on.
What're you talking about? - Cal, I know you're the new kid in town, but really? Ty's dad? Is a doctor and a big donor, so? So, Dr.
Bill had an affair with his nurse.
A girl closer to Ty's age than his own.
Knocked her up and left his family to do the right thing by the nurse.
Boy has every right to be off his game.
How the heck did I miss that? You need to do some more catching drills, Coach.
How was practice? Ty? I suck, Mom.
I should just quit.
You're not gonna quit.
I know what people think every time I step on that mound, okay? Yeah, so do I.
That you're a fine young man, and you are a superb pitcher.
Yeah, I wish.
Ty you don't carry anyone's sins but your own.
Focus on the fact that you have a gift.
And you're gonna be thankful for that gift.
And you are gonna develop it and you are gonna listen to the coaches that help you do just that.
Look, I know it's hard.
It's hard, and it's unfair, and it's lousy, and Lord knows I would change everything for you if I could.
But we're gonna find our way forward.
Because I'm always here for you.
And I believe in you.
I love you.
Thank you.
- Good game! - Oh, yeah.
As usual.
- What's that bring my debt to? - [LAUGHS.]
Five figures? Ah Or a recommendation of a good fertility specialist.
- For you? You still have - No, please.
Don't say that I have time.
As a certain birthday looms, it sounds a little pitying.
Okay, but asking as your old make that longtime friend, not your doctor, something happen? You're sweet.
No, no.
This isn't caused by an affair or the lack of one.
I'm just examining my options.
I could recommend a friend from medical school.
She's in Charleston.
But she's a straight-talking woman.
Strong opinions.
I don't know that you two would get along.
Mama? Oh, my goodness! A surprise visit! [BOTH CHUCKLE.]
Aw Ooh! And an unsolicited kiss.
What happened? I made a mistake.
Well, you didn't make me a grandma before 40 and in this town, that's saying something.
So how bad could your mistake be? Well, I had a moment today where I realized that a child does not always understand when their parent is trying to take care of them.
So I wanted to apologize to you for snapping at you Saturday about well, everything.
You could've called.
Oh please, darlin'.
I was raised better than that.
Oh, sweet girl.
I am so sorry that life is kicking you in the fanny so hard right now.
What you need is a lavender bath and a glass of Merlot.
Oh, as lovely as that sounds, I can't.
I gotta get going.
No, Maddie.
If you don't start taking care of yourself, who's gonna take care of your children? Your friends? And all the people counting on you? Mama, you sound like Helen and Dana Sue.
What're you going on about? Oh, they [CHUCKLES.]
They have this crazy idea about opening a spa and having me run it, and I just They keep telling me how wonderful it'll be, but honestly, it it sounds overwhelming.
And terrifying.
I thought you were done with other people planning your life for you.
Yes, ma'am.
Now, if you want to do it, do it.
Now if you think it's a crazy idea, tell them.
Those girls love you.
They'll respect your decision.
You chart your own path.
- All right? - Okay.
- Okay.
I love you so much.
I love you too.
Sometimes you don't know there there At all But I lay awake Wishing on the stars All the while Knowing in my heart I was born a dreamer A wide-eyed believer In things unseen I was born a dreamer Oh, say you believe in me I am so happy that Maddie came around.
I hate to break it to you, but she's gonna say no.
She's overwhelmed, and I can't say that I blame her.
So why would she wanna meet us here? This is where the dream started.
What better place to say farewell? And let the tears fall where they may I was born a dreamer A wide-eyed believer In things unseen I was born a dreamer Oh, say you believe in me [VOCALIZING.]

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