Sweet Magnolias (2020) s02e05 Episode Script

Great Expectations

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 gotta make a destination Find where I belong This time I've got no hesitation And I'll be movin' on To where I belong I'll be movin' on Over the line I've drawn I'm already gone [music fades.]
[drawer clanking.]
Mom! [sighs.]
I know! We don't slam drawers in this house.
Not that.
What the "Want your business on blast? Break up in Town Square!" "#SerenitySecrets415.
" Wha How do we fix this? - Is there a time machine in the garage? - Seriously, Annie! How do I get that taken down? You could ask nicely, but they probably won't.
It already has 73 comments.
- [scoffs.]
- That you should not read.
Serenity needs a better hobby.
[feel-good music playing.]
[Tyler, CeCe.]
Three, two, one.
- Okay.
- Ooh! I will trade you a cheddar stick for your potato chips.
- Throw in the protein bar, you got a deal.
- All right.
Yeah, my mom needs to buy better snacks.
Well, maybe you should go to the store for her.
- I don't know how to cook.
- Okay, shoppin' isn't cookin'.
But I do appreciate your agreeing to a picnic breakfast.
And I appreciate your making time.
You're so much busier than I am, and I I just don't wanna be the thing that you have to plan your life around.
Like piano lessons? - You play piano? - [chuckles.]
Not anymore.
Like I wouldn't make time for you.
[CeCe sighs.]
What are you up to today? I got chores at home and at the spa, and my dad wants to watch the Braves game later.
I don't wanna watch them do what I can't.
- Then do something else with him.
- No.
Baseball is the only thing we do.
Or did.
Really? [scoffs.]
Daddy and I are nothing alike, but we can talk about anything.
- What? - [chuckles softly.]
He doesn't act preoccupied or try to change the subject at all? - No, not at all.
- [chuckles.]
I I learn things, and we get to spend time together.
Just find something your dad likes and pretend to like it too.
And, uh, don't forget your raisins.
[both chuckle.]
You know, I've never been a fan.
Well, you just don't understand how sweet they are.
[emotional music playing.]
- [Kyle.]
This summer sucks.
- Language, Kyle.
No drama camp, no Hamilton.
Hey, I think your dad and I have been reasonable under the circumstances.
- And now stupid community service.
- It's what Judge St.
Clair ordered.
Because the Lewises made a huge deal about my "depraved" behavior.
They did, but it was Judge St.
Clair's decision.
And part of accepting responsibility for what you did is seeing the consequences through.
Come on.
Ashley calls it "ownership of my life.
" Okay, I own this, so I can do it by myself.
I have no doubt.
[pensive music playing.]
[indistinct chattering.]
I need this break from my usual crowd.
They've been bringing too much drama.
Ooh! Like what? I'm always the last to hear anything.
Because you're always the first to tell it.
It's not my fault.
Information wants to be free.
Ty Townsend is here.
Why? Is a little Townsend-free time too much to ask for? What? I thought you were, like, his sister from another mister.
Yeah, if sisters are expected to orbit around you and think you're perfect and put up with chaos and vanity without so much as a thank you.
Well, according to my big sister, yes.
Absolutely yes.
- Hey, Ty.
- How you guys doing? You never do Vacation Bible School.
What are you doing here? - I can't exactly go to baseball camp.
- That's so awesome.
In your time of trial, you think of others and come to help at church.
We're so lucky.
Yeah, okay.
[emotional music playing.]
- Could he be any more perfect? - Yes.
You only think that because you've known him your whole life.
Which means I know the truth behind the Aunt Maddie probably voluntold him to be here.
And he respects his mama? I don't wanna diminish the reason why you're here, Kyle, but I do encourage you to look at this not simply as punishment but as an opportunity to give back to the community that's nurtured you.
I want you to know that I'm committed to contributing to the full extent of my gifts.
- That's the spirit, Kyle.
- And the Holy Spirit too.
[both chuckle.]
Ladies and gentlemen, may we have some willing hands up here? This will only take a moment.
These are decorations.
If you take 'em out front, Mrs.
Shafer will let you know where they go.
- No problem, Pastor June.
- Oh.
I have different plans for you, Kyle.
- Thanks.
- Mm-hmm.
Follow me.
[June sighs.]
Um, don't worry, Kyle, I'm not putting you into service as an acolyte.
Thank goodness.
Do you know how to polish silver? - I could be an acolyte.
- Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before his presence with singing.
Yes, ma'am, but I guess I'm not in a musicals mood.
There's a stool right there.
I'll be back to check on you, and I'll be sure to bring you a snack.
Would have been nice to have you in court, for Kyle's sake.
Well, I wasn't sure he'd want me there.
Really? Fine.
Skip over the hard stuff.
I'll take care of it.
You're angry.
I try not to be, but sometimes no matter how I dress it up, my slip still shows.
Everybody I love has a reason to hate me.
Our kids don't hate you, Bill.
And neither do I.
Well, I'm so grateful for that.
But still, I've been thinking on this a lot, and I've decided that the best thing that I can do for y'all right now is give you some space.
So you're looking at the new head of pediatrics for Pioneer Medical Center.
I dissolved my partnership with Howie, moved into an apartment in Castlewood.
I'll just be a phone call or text away if anybody needs anything or, you know, if anybody needs me.
Well, congratulations.
I'd like to be the one to tell the kids if if you don't mind.
No, of course.
I'll let them know you're coming by, if that's good for you.
Thank you for, um Well, for everything.
I need you to be point person on the produce shipments here on in.
Really? Well, I'm committed to the farm and all the fresh bushels.
I'm sure.
Just not looking to get entangled up with Jeremy anymore.
I understand.
[whimsical music playing.]
Does everybody know? - Well, great.
- [laughs.]
I don't love my personal business being broadcast.
Yeah, then why do you live in Serenity? Good morning, partner! Top of the day, Team Sullivan's! You're bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
I was thinking, how about a summer menu tied to a concert series in the square? Ooh! With specialty cocktails named after the artists' biggest hits.
Yes! Or or maybe, uh, a YouTube series.
"Sullivan's, straight from our kitchen to your stomachs.
" [Cal.]
Hmm? - Partner.
- Yeah.
Come here.
If you wanna learn the restaurant business Yeah.
this is where you begin.
[whimsical music continues.]
Start scrubbin'.
- [sink water running.]
- [whispers.]
He's gonna do it.
I couldn't believe it when I went through what Zoila gave me.
Fast Molasses LLC not only bought the Wilkinson place, it bought eight other lots, all fast-tracked from residential to commercial conversions.
You'll particularly enjoy the one I circled in red.
My landlord sold my office to these schemers? Mm-hmm.
Of course.
My building and all the rest would make great parking lots for Gaynell's salon and Deb's flower shop, and and this is that old auto shop right across the street from Wharton's and Collins' hardware store.
This isn't just a land grab.
This is a cash grab.
Poor Zoila thought she'd lose her job for giving us this information.
Have you had any luck finding out who's behind Fast Molasses? Oh, not only did I find out, but you're gonna love the answer on a level unbecoming a good Lutheran woman.
- How are we gonna handle this? - Head-on.
I have a meeting, but I'll get over there a bit later.
I will handle this.
Go easy.
Or at least call me, and give me a head start so I can come up with a good alibi.
And if you don't get the answer you want, you tell him I'll make the next call.
What brings you by? Real estate.
That is your line of work, isn't it, Mary Vaughn? Are you selling that beautiful house of yours and leaving town? Fresh starts can work wonders.
Not the kind of property I'm interested in.
I'm actually here to talk to you about a parking lot.
Oh, for your parking issues at the spa.
I'd be happy to help you with that.
Let's see.
What might be close enough to work? I know.
How about the old Wilkinson place? - It's right behind us.
- What a fascinating idea.
Isn't it though? Especially since it's just been rezoned from residential to commercial, mere moments after old man Wilkinson sold it to an LLC that also bought the old auto shop, the duplex on Palmetto Drive, Helen's office, and the land that the town leases for the dog park.
For the holy love of Pete, Mary Vaughn, tell me you're not planning on paving over that dog park.
Well, my daddy always said to invest in real estate since God's not making any more land.
Do you really think these deals are befitting the mayor and his wife? Nothing Trent and I are doing is illegal.
Yet you're funneling everything through an LLC incorporated in Delaware.
That's tax strategy.
Maddie, it's just good business.
Everything that Trent and I are doing, we are doing for the good of Serenity.
To build business, to attract industry.
To use Town Council to change regulations so they benefit you, to make yourselves rich.
Do you know what happens when you kick a hornets' nest? You get stung.
That's a small price to pay for being able to exterminate the hornets.
Bless your heart.
[pensive music playing.]
Why did you and Pastor June think this would be a good next step? Well, since your birth mother highlighted this passage in your Bible, perhaps our next clue is in The Sentinel archives.
Hopefully, we can get one step closer to your truth.
And I know where to start.
- Is Peggy in? Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
- [Helen.]
- Helen! - [Helen.]
Pardon the intrusion.
- The Sentinel's doors are always open.
- Hmm.
Let me introduce you to - I I know Miss Peggy from Sullivan's.
So, how can I help the two of you? We're doing some research.
Looking for information on a Serenity resident.
You are wise to come here.
Reporters write the first draft of history.
Are The Sentinel's archives digitized or on microfiche? - [Peggy.]
How far back do you need to go? - [Helen.]
So these highlighted passages might relate to a person or an event that The Sentinel covered.
- I'm not sure if - [Peggy.]
I know them all.
"And now abide faith, hope, love.
" [voice breaking.]
"These three things, and the greater of these is love.
" That one was always my favorite.
Oh! Um, you, uh You two deserve some privacy.
[emotional music playing.]
You know where to find me.
[emotional music continues.]
- This isn't how - I never I'm sorry.
Um [breathes deeply.]
You first.
[voice breaks.]
You You're him.
You're here? [Peggy cries.]
Uh [sniffles.]
Please, um, give me [Peggy sobs.]
Kyle, Katie, you coming? Hey, Dad.
So I've been looking for something to read this summer, and I I found this on the shelf with the books you left here.
What do you think? I'm embarrassed to say, uh, your nana gave me this some Christmas ago, and, uh Well, I never did have time to read it.
- Hi, Daddy! - [Bill.]
Hey, there she is! All right, come sit down there.
It sure is good to sit here with all three of you.
- Are you here for dinner? - No.
I came to share some exciting news with y'all.
I've accepted a new job in Castlewood.
Now, y'all might not see it right away, but I wanna do this for you.
This job is gonna let me help you and your mom more, and, you know, I I will be a little bit further away, and I'm sorry about that, but I'll still be here whenever you need anything, just like always.
Well, what do you think? It's exciting! Castlewood has Chuck E.
It does indeed, Katydid, and guess what else.
My apartment complex even has a pool.
- Cool.
- [Bill.]
All right? So, look, I got all three of you keys 'cause well, 'cause it's your home too.
Thanks, Dad.
I love you, sweetheart.
Kyle, that's yours there, and, uh, come on now.
Well, good luck.
All right.
Son? Judge St.
Clair sentenced me to community service.
Your mom told me.
Why weren't you there? Well, I wasn't sure if you'd want me to be.
Listen, Kyle, I'm still trying to figure out what helps and what hurts, and, well, I knew your mom had it covered.
Glad to know you're here whenever we need you.
[emotional music playing.]
[breathes heavily.]
- [whimsical music playing.]
- [Ronnie grunts.]
- [Cal.]
Fancy footwork.
- [Trotter.]
Nice! Take it up! You got it! [all.]
Oh! Are you saying I don't know how to woo a woman? No, I'm saying I just might be better at it than you.
What? No.
Isn't there a difference between wooing a new love and winning back your estranged wife? - Ah, thank you, Howie! - [Ronnie.]
Really? [all laughing.]
- You seeing anyone, Howie? - No one serious.
- You? - Nah.
May I point out that I'm the only happily married man in this game? - No.
I'm married.
I'm happy.
- She just won't let you back in the house.
[Erik, Trotter laugh.]
Again, is this the guy that we should be taking advice from? I'm just sayin'.
I admit I have some work to do, but now that Farmer Jeremy is out of the picture, I can finally reclaim my rightful place next to my beautiful wife.
- [Ronnie.]
Oh! - [Erik.]
Nice! You don't always have to be so aggressive, my friends.
Stay close and patient, and keep it nice and easy.
Are we talking about someone specific, Erik? No.
We're giving Ronnie advice.
You talking about Helen? - No.
- You sure? No.
Not now.
Not even if there was something to talk about.
Keeping something like this to yourself is against the law in Serenity.
All right.
Excuse me, gentlemen.
I thought we were here to play, huh? [all laughing.]
Dude! What did you There's the game, Erik, then there's the game.
[feel-good music playing.]
[music fades.]
There you are.
We rang the bell.
Thank you all for coming to visit.
[Dana Sue.]
Thanks for letting Helen share the news with us.
Yeah, I need all the prayers I can get.
Isaac? She walked away.
[emotional music playing.]
- You planting flowers? - Yeah, I was I was going to.
- We don't wanna interrupt.
- Eight hands are better than two.
[Helen chuckles.]
[emotional music continues.]
That poor young man.
That poor woman.
That poor 16-year-old girl.
Peggy is Isaac's mom.
- [scoffs.]
- Wow! I certainly wouldn't have marched into her office the way I did had I a whisker of suspicion.
Oh, good grief.
While we were fussing about Jessamine Juniors, she was off having a baby.
Heavenly days.
That was the year that Peggy and her mama went to Memphis because Mr.
and Mrs.
Martin were having marriage problems.
Oh, so Peggy got pregnant there.
Isaac was adopted in Mississippi.
Mm, maybe that's where the dad is from? Maybe she went there pregnant, and the dad is from Serenity.
And the whole trip was a cover-up.
Okay, ladies.
Let's not leap to assumptions.
The best help that we can offer here is to support Isaac while he figures this out.
Supporting Peggy too, if she's open to it.
- To Peggy.
- To Peggy.
- [Helen.]
- Hmm.
Let's head over.
Speaking of Peggy, how did the meeting with Mary Vaughn go? - She didn't deny it.
- [Dana Sue.]
Mm-hmm? She actually seemed proud.
We have to fix our parking problem without buying that lot.
I do not wanna line her greasy pockets.
- Yeah, agreed.
- We can't afford to buy it anyway.
What if we set up something with Wharton's? Clients can park there, and we could shuttle them to the spa and and back again.
Yeah, we could give 'em a coupon for a meal at Wharton's.
- Yeah.
- Let's talk to Neville and Grace tomorrow.
We have to nip this in the bud before Mary Vaughn does any more damage.
She has come after everything that matters most.
Cal, the spa, my kids.
- Your kids? - Kyle.
Most juveniles in his position would have received a fine.
First-time offender, no alcohol involved.
He's got the support of the family.
He expressed remorse.
What does she have to do with the sentence though? She and Trent insisted that Nellie was disfigured and emotionally traumatized by the accident.
- It swayed Judge St.
- [Dana Sue scoffs.]
I wish the earth would just open up and swallow the Lewises whole.
[all laugh.]
Either that or they'd up and move to Castlewood with Bill.
Hi! How long were you planning on sitting on that egg? [laughs.]
Listen, outside from scheduling visits with the kids, he doesn't cross my mind all that much anymore.
Thank God.
He's going to Pioneer to head up pediatrics.
- Well, good riddance to bad rubbish.
- That's right, heartbreaker.
Ooh! [laughs.]
I did not want to break his heart! You know, it kinda broke mine too.
It's just not fair to him.
I have a lot to figure out.
Did you and Jeremy part as friends? What does this mean for you and Ronnie? [sighs.]
Did I mention that I have a lot to figure out? You know, and since we are talking about awkward relationships, can I ask how long Noreen is planning to be in town? Oh, I don't know.
And I hope one day I won't care.
I would love to have you back, but we are fully staffed, and I don't need a temp.
I thought as much, but I figured I'd ask anyway.
If someone needs a day off, you'll give me a call? Certainly.
Or, if you need a transcriptionist, that's how I supported myself during nursing school.
Would that really interest you? Genevieve's mom took a fall, and she's been off for a bit, so as you can see, we got behind.
I would love to.
Well, hey, it's great to have you back.
Even for a moment, Noreen.
Pastor June asked if we could add a rainbow to the banner.
Don't look over there.
Uh, what's he doing here? Well, I don't think he came to see me or Jesus.
I have work to do.
What exactly is happening here? No idea.
- [Jackson.]
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Hey.
What's up? So many of y'all have been posting you're volunteering at VBS.
Thought I'd come see what was going on.
I I didn't come to work.
Oh, um, then why are you here? When we ran into each other, I mean, literally ran into each other Yeah, that was, uh [chuckles.]
Sorry about that.
No, no, no, don't be.
It's just I keep thinking about it.
I wanted to make sure that you were okay.
I am.
What was that? I have no idea.
[both giggle.]
This shuttle arrangement could be profitable for both of us.
What do you think? Well, ordinarily, we'd be all for it, but we've got a few problems of our own.
Parking problems? Yes! Customers are staying away because the meals come with a parking-ticket surprise.
And it's the whole block.
Yesterday Collins came over all in a lather about what it's doing to his hardware store.
And Gaynell's hair salon and Deb's flower shop are having the same problems on their block.
I don't suppose you've been encouraged to buy the old auto shop and turn it into a parking lot? Are you two free tonight? Come by the spa.
Talk strategy.
We'll let the others know too.
Could we bring other folks who might be interested? Please do, and we'll put out an email blast to all the small business owners.
"In one body, we have many members," the Good Book says.
- A united front.
- Amen to that.
- Amen.
- Amen.
- Dude, I rocked that mohawk.
Trust me.
- Pics, or it didn't happen.
I would have guessed drummer, not guitar, but do you still play? It was a million years ago.
I don't know what I remember.
If I have to listen to you two play, does it count toward my community service? Hey! Go back to Atlanta, Coach Useless! [tires screech.]
Thanks for watching! How do you brush that off so easily? Eh "Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
" That doesn't sound like you at all.
That's because it's Eleanor Roosevelt.
Remembering what a great person said helps me to be a better one.
You two doing well enough for me to take your mom out to dinner? - Please give us a night without her.
- Yeah, she deserves it.
- Who's reading this? - Uh, no one, apparently.
[breathes deeply.]
Washington fascinates me.
Everyone thinks of him as some refined hero, but he was a total underdog.
No one expected him to survive, much less win.
Really? So how did he win? Guess we'll have to read the book to figure that out.
I'll pick up my own copy.
We can read it and compare thoughts.
That'd be great.
- Cool.
- [Tyler.]
All right.
- What are you two talking about? - [Tyler.]
George Washington.
Never count out the underdog, Mom.
[Cal, Maddie chuckle.]
How you doin'? Ugh.
This scheme of Mary Vaughn and Trent's is worse than we thought.
So we're gonna have a meeting with some other business owners tonight at the spa to talk about the best way to tackle it.
Oh, you are so sexy - [Maddie chuckles.]
- [kisses.]
when you strategize.
It seems like you're strategizing too, General Washington.
Oh, you've outflanked me.
The boys gave me permission to take you out to dinner.
- How's Friday night sound? - At your service, General.
[Dana Sue grunts.]
[dance music playing in the distance.]
Ronald Sullivan! Wha [scoffs.]
Ugh! - How long's that been loose? - I have lost track.
You are gonna make me lose my mind and break my neck.
Both are way too fine for that.
What are you thinking? The neighbors are watching.
I figured [music stops.]
you know, they all watched you throw me out.
They can see you take me back.
Oh! [laughs.]
There more presumption in the back of that truck? Not too much.
Mostly apology.
Really? Listen, Dana Sue, I've come to realize that I've sat in the passenger seat for almost 20 years while you drove our lives.
Don't you dare put all our problems on me.
Oh! No, no, no, no.
No, Dana Sue, oh my God No blame at all.
Penance and and gratitude.
You were always so good at everything.
It was just It was easy to let you take the lead.
I should have worked to be your partner, lifting each other higher and higher.
And that is exactly what I will do if you'll have me back.
It's not this simple.
But I thank you for the show.
And and for the for the flowers.
[feel-good music playing.]
Hey there.
Hey! - Thanks for coming in early.
- Yeah.
You want me to help set up the chairs? In a minute.
I know that smile.
Tell me.
Helen was here earlier, and we were talking about adoption agencies, and, uh And? I'm not sure I want a baby.
Trotter, I [Trotter.]
I just can't I can't stop thinking about the older kids.
The ones that feel the absence of a family.
You know, that kid who stands on the lawn every day at dusk, willing the perfect parents to drive down the street because parents who love and accept them will change their world.
What do you think? [chuckles.]
One of the things I love about you is that you trust your heart.
I trust your heart too.
I think maybe my heart is hearing someone calling to us.
Then let's go find our child.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
[both laugh.]
[doorbell rings.]
Hey, Noreen.
Your front yard is beautiful.
I love the bottle tree.
I hope it's okay that I came by.
Yeah, of course.
Uh, what brings you over? I was wondering if the offer for me to crash here for a bit was still open? I wouldn't be a nuisance at all.
For sure.
It's just a lot has happened since, and I'm just trying to get back on track.
It's funny how you think you're headed one way in life, and then something happens, and it's completely turned upside down.
Look, I get it.
It's no worries at all, but just promise me that if you need help, you'll let me know.
Uh, I can think of one thing.
Say the word.
Would be nice to have a friendly face around here.
[Isaac laughs.]
- That's it.
Seals the deal.
- [Noreen.]
I actually have all my stuff in the car, so do you mind giving me a hand? [laughs.]
Come on, I got you.
He even brought my favorite flowers.
- I'm practically swooning for you.
- Hmm.
So why'd you send him off? That might've worked when we were dating or even living together.
It's a whole different thing when vows are broken.
And a child is involved.
I have to decide whether to revive a comatose marriage.
You know, that takes more than just a sweet song and a sexy smile.
I thought you were the fire marshal.
You're just about the only ones within town limits who aren't inside.
[Dana Sue scoffs.]
[indistinct chattering.]
[man 1.]
Oh, hey, Dana Sue! [woman.]
Howdy, friends! [man 2.]
- Uh, if you call them, they will come.
- Yeah.
I've been collecting emails.
Figured you'd want a way to keep in touch with everyone.
Make it easier to serve the community.
I can't count all the ways I am proud to be your mom.
[chuckles softly.]
- Hey! - Hello.
- Reporting for duty, Dana Sue.
- [Dana Sue laughs.]
We hear that you're taking on the Town Council? - Mm-hmm.
- [Vernon.]
- Mm-hmm.
- [laughs.]
You know we're used to raising our hands for battle.
It is an honor to have you as part of the charge.
Thank you for the lovely article on the community garden.
Oh, my pleasure.
I have to do a follow-up when you harvest.
- May we speak? - I don't wanna give up such a fine seat.
I'll let you know if I have questions after the meeting.
About the other issue.
Helen, I trust your discretion.
Of course.
[glass clanking.]
- [Maddie.]
Good evening! - Hmm.
There's that mother-of-three voice.
[Maddie chuckles.]
Friends, neighbors, thank you so much for coming here tonight.
- It seems like we have a lot in common.
- [crowd murmurs in agreement.]
Then George Washington said that "perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
" - Sounds like something Miss Helen said.
- Maybe she got it from him.
She said, "There are no original thoughts because everything's been done before, and it's it's our job to find a unique spin.
" A unique spin.
- Well, I'm in trouble, then.
- You are not.
Ty, please let me in.
Every summer I can remember has been about baseball, and I I know it sounds lame, but I feel like I'm I'm drifting.
Well, I can be your anchor.
Look, there is so much more to you than the game.
More than you've ever realized.
And I believe in every wonderful, sweet, smart, handsome bit of you.
I believe in you too.
- Well, I wasn't fishing, so - Well, you already caught me.
- Ooh.
- [both chuckle.]
Was that too much? Nope.
No, consider me hooked.
Bedrooms are down there, and if you're looking for the light Most random spot ever.
Well, at least it doesn't control the bathroom light or the hot water.
That's true.
I'm impressed with how clean your place is.
If my brothers lived alone, we would've had to have stepped over three piles of laundry just to make it through the front door.
I was raised by an accounting professor and an interior designer, so neatness was the only option.
- Where'd you grow up? - Columbus, Ohio.
- A Yankee.
What brought you to Serenity? - [chuckles.]
Um, I need to grab something.
Congratulations, all y'all, on a very productive night.
I mean, I don't wanna pat ourselves on the back, but [all laughing.]
I think we came up with a very strong proposal for Town Council.
[all cheering.]
And feel free to help yourself to a sweet at the café, courtesy of the Corner Spa.
Oh, and ladies, this is the perfect time to sign up for a membership too.
Oh yeah, those, however, are not free.
- [all laughing.]
- [Collins.]
Wait, hold on.
Wait, hold on.
As long as we're all here, what do you say we talk about the potholes over on Queen Road, huh? Right.
One of them almost took out my rear axle.
- There you go.
- That's not even our biggest problem.
There's a water main out on Briar Patch that's been leaking for months.
The city tax for those of us with a home office is ridiculous.
And the fountain over in the park? It's so run-down that water's squirting out of its tail instead of its mouth.
All valid complaints and all old campaign promises of Trent he hasn't addressed.
- [Maddie.]
Anyone else have concerns? - I have one.
When are you gonna start letting the men in here? This place is nice! [all laughing.]
Okay, we'll get to that one in a minute, but, hey, if there's more to talk about, let's talk.
[indistinct chattering.]
- [Annie.]
- Thank you.
So, what am I supposed to say to my parents to convince them to let me dye my hair blue? [Annie chuckles.]
Maybe tell them you could be asking to dye it bright green.
Yes! Well, what if green is actually a better choice? I mean, discuss that with Billie Eilish.
What's up, y'all? - Hey, Jackson.
- [Jackson.]
Hey, Lily.
I'm sorry to interrupt.
Annie, can I borrow you for a sec? Annie, I wasn't completely honest with you this morning.
There's another reason I just can't stop thinking about you.
You have every right not to trust me.
I messed with you to get at someone else, which was stupid.
But you still stood up for me even when everyone was throwing me under the bus, and I still didn't say the right things.
So let me say them now.
I'm not sure which is more important, but I think "I'm sorry" comes first, and "thank you" comes right behind it.
I [exhales.]
appreciate both.
I never took the time to notice how special you are until now, and I can tell there's so much more.
If you could see your way clear to getting to know me better too, I think we might wind up having a good time.
- I think you might be right.
- Any chance we could start fresh? - It would be nice if we could be friends.
- Okay.
Then we'll go from there.
- [woman.]
Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
Good seeing you.
- [Erik.]
Take care.
- [man.]
Yeah, the whole town came together.
Good night, ladies.
- Bye! - Good night.
Phenomenal in every way.
An extraordinary event, hmm? - That was wonderful, Helen.
- Aw.
Congratulations, and thank you.
Much appreciated, Ashley.
Thanks for joining us.
Helen, the last guests have gone, place is straightened up, and first thing tomorrow, we'll be working out bodies and minds.
You are a saint, Trotter.
Would a saint be on the way to Sullivan's for ice cream? [all laughing.]
- Good night! - Good night! [Helen laughs.]
You are a remarkable woman.
[both laugh.]
Everything you've been going through, and yet here you are.
I am surrounded and supported by a by a powerful circle of friends.
[Helen chuckles.]
You know, it's it's inspiring to see how you, Maddie, and Dana Sue come together.
- Hmm.
- As partners and as friends.
Well, they're even more than that.
They're my sisters.
Hmm, but not only them.
I came through this because of Maddie, Dana Sue and you.
[emotional music playing.]
Wow! I haven't been up here in I don't know how long.
Dana Sue made me come up here.
- What for? - To get a different view of our neighbors.
To think about ways to woo our local diners.
I'm pretty sure she was just trying to get me out the kitchen.
Oh, no.
She can be very territorial.
[both chuckle.]
In our tree house when we were little, she was the only one allowed to set a menu for our imaginary meals.
So my summer menu series That's not gonna happen.
- Thank you for the warning.
- [chuckles.]
Uh, but partnership still has its privileges, like access to up here and the best bubbly.
Shall we? How do you have time for all this? I have been thinking about this since I first came up here.
Dana Sue also said that when the moon is bright [Maddie.]
magnolias sparkle and shine like stars.
And you were an absolute star tonight.
[chuckles softly.]
I thought it was time to bring you up here to see some more.
Do you think wishing on a star works? Can't hurt.
What's your wish? I wish that everyone in the world has a moment like this.
Filled with gratitude with someone they love.
["Amelia" by Matthew Schwanke playing.]
I love you, Cal.
Met upon the setting sun I love you too, Maddie.
Look at me when I was done Made a boat, took to the sea Drifted back in memory Met upon a moving train Well, kissing, I was out of the game Found a road, took to the night Now them other girls Don't kiss me right [singer vocalizing.]
[singer vocalizing.]
[Dana Sue.]
Annie? I'm home! She's not.
She's out with her friends.
What are you doing here? Sorry I missed the big meeting at the spa.
How'd that go? Great, thank you.
You're not answering my question.
Got to worrying about that loose handrail, so I fixed it.
Noticed that.
Appreciate it.
Oh my, my.
- Thank you for that too.
- Rehinged the back screen door.
The one you were gonna get around to three years ago? Bathroom drain was slow.
Cleared it.
Picture of Annie leaning against the wall, hung it.
["Amelia" continues playing.]
Babe, I know I can't fix all the ways I broke our home, but the least I can do is fix our house.
I want to make our today and tomorrow better and strive each and every day to deserve your forgiveness and your love.
Just desperate to forget you Amelia Amelia Amelia Amelia Hey! [singer vocalizing.]
[music ends.]
[closing theme music playing.]
[music fades.]

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