Sweet Magnolias (2020) s02e10 Episode Script

If Thou Wilt, Remember

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 Pour it out.
I knew that getting Miss Frances's send-off done right was gonna be rewarding.
I didn't expect it to be exhausting.
Well, emotions can drain you.
Is it emotion about the funeral or that Ryan is back? - And thank you, Dana Sue.
- Have you talked to him? Not really.
He came by, but I was on my way out to meet Erik.
Capital A awkward.
Why awkward? He had his chance, and he blew his chance.
You do not owe him an explanation or a second thought.
You and Erik are happy, and that is all that matters.
Hmm, I don't know.
Look, you and Ryan were together for a long time and loved each other deeply.
And no disrespect to his aunt, but you were probably the reason he came home, and you might have other things to talk about.
Helen, what are you thinkin'? I'm just pondering if Miss Shiny-New-Love and Miss One-Last-Chance are doing well in their own relationships.
Dana S Come on, Dana Sue.
Dana Sue! - Dana Sue, I didn't mean to be hurtful.
- It's fine.
Dana Sue, come here.
No, no.
Hey, I'm sorry.
- I know.
I know.
- I'm sorry.
- I know.
- How's counseling? Uh, it's helping, I think.
Even though June doesn't always agree with me, which is super annoying.
But, uh, two sides to every story, right? Problem is, I have spent such a long time thinking those were the side that he was wrong and the side that I was right, but, uh, I made mistakes too.
- So many.
- But you didn't cheat on him.
No, but I hurt him.
And June is helping me see that I don't get to assign points to what he did and what I did and then decide who won.
But, after wading through all of the hurt, I'm starting to see the hope.
- And hope moves us forward.
- Yeah.
So, good for you, Dana Sue.
What about you, Maddie? - What? - How are you and Cal doing? Especially with Mary Vaughn breathing down your neck.
Well, we have gone through everything with a fine-tooth comb, and aside from one minor tussle with Henry Hutchinson over a parking spot at the gym Cal has been a model citizen.
So it's all about Jackson.
- Yeah, and he's fine with that.
- Then we're moving on to victory.
And should be narrowing down the list of candidates for mayor.
Can we please put that on the to-do list for tomorrow? - Hmm.
- Let's just relax tonight.
Well, then, to the next mayor of Serenity, whoever they may be.
Yes! Okay.
Yes! Sorry I missed Noreen and Rebecca.
They won't be long.
Noreen likes to take the baby on a stroll through the neighborhood before she turns in.
- Hmm.
- She says they both sleep better.
If they sleep at all at Rebecca's age, that's a wonder.
Before they get back I haven't told anyone, but I wanna tell you.
You're such a good friend, and Hey, you can always tell me anything.
You don't have to say a word until you're ready.
I met my biological dad.
Bill Townsend.
You could've knocked me over too.
Of all the men in this town How do you feel? Wish I'd been right about you.
It's good to finally know.
But for it to be a man that's caused such deep pain to people that I really care about I'm still trying to wrap my heart around it.
- Have you told Noreen? - She's dealing with so much right now.
It can wait till I've come to terms with it myself.
Hey, I want you to listen to me.
This answer, it doesn't change a thing about who you are as a man.
It's just a piece of data.
A fragment of fate.
What you do with it is up to you.
So how's Ty today? He's still struggling.
My heart breaks for him.
But I don't think he's ready for Mom's thoughts on plan B.
But that's, um It's not why I asked you to come by.
3:00 a.
This whole Mary Vaughn leverage thing.
Might there be something that you did before you got here that she found out about? Hey.
I love you.
You love me.
Trust me.
I'm always telling your boys the best way forward is through, so After my accident, when I realized I wasn't gonna play again, it got dark.
I got dark.
Johnny and Jodie dragged me to a program.
Anger management.
And I owe them for the rest of my life.
And I'm on top of it now.
Swear to God.
I don't know.
Maybe Mary Vaughn found out about that.
Why didn't you tell me? 'Cause it's hard.
I packed it all away, just like I did with all the problems with Victoria.
You move on.
Leave all that crap in the past.
Build a bright future.
That is behind me.
Behind us.
Uh, a medium hazelnut latte and an iced oat milk latte with caramel and lavender.
I don't know how you can order a mess like that with a straight face.
The last one's not for me.
It's for Annie.
How did you know? I'm pretty sure she's the only person on the planet that drinks that ungodly combination.
I tell her it smells like a bar of soap, but she insists that it's delicious.
Come on.
Have a seat while they fire up the cauldron.
- You waiting on a coffee too? - No, I just wanted a change in scenery.
Your cast is gone.
But, uh, I got a long way to go before I'm back in top form.
I feel awful.
Nah, it's I've learned a lot since I started hanging out with Annie.
- Yeah, she's got a knack for that.
- Yeah.
So owning up to my messes is something that I'm working on, and I'm genuinely sorry that I hurt you.
Uh, it was an accident.
I get that.
I've been competing with you for as long as I can remember.
Trying to beat you made me the best I could be.
Even after what I did, you were still there for us at State.
Yeah, well, where else was I gonna be? I should've said thank you back then.
Yeah, well, uh you're welcome.
We're a team.
Sure are now, and I can't wait till you come back and knock me down in the rotation.
Why why would you say that? 'Cause I'm never gonna be as good as you, man.
I just love playing, and if I'm playing as your backup, that's fine too.
You know, I'm not even sure I have it in me to not be the starter.
You won't have to.
I appreciate that, but Two coffees for Jackson.
Uh, you should tell Annie she should really give hazelnut another chance.
For the celebration of life, this poem that Miss Frances asked you to read.
Do you know it? It was her favorite.
She made me memorize it in middle school.
So then you don't don't need to print it out.
Oh, I'll bring a copy.
I'd hate to draw a blank and dishonor her in the emotion of the moment.
Well, then, I think that is everything we need to discuss.
Is it? Hmm.
So There is one more thing.
Since the night I got in the cab, when you said it was the last time, I've been replaying and rethinking it all.
And then when Miss Grace told me that Aunt Frances was gone I have been a fool, Helen.
I let despair overtake hope.
I let the tragedy I see every day blind me to the promise of the future.
Wha what you do is hard.
I don't wanna get to the end of my life and realize pride and vanity kept me from experiencing life fully.
You're smarter than that.
I was nowhere near smart to let the best thing that happened to me end because of some high-flown notion about how wanting a family made me weak.
I I have no right to come back to town and say I've changed and expect you to welcome me back, but I know Aunt Frances would tan my hide if I didn't speak my truth.
And what is your truth, Ryan? I I want children.
We can talk about it after the celebration.
I ran outta time with her.
I don't wanna run outta time with you.
Damn it! Ooh! You might just spoil me, young lady.
Well, you let me know when I get close.
Is there anything else I can get you? Well, there is one more thing.
If if you don't mind.
Here you go.
Yes, hello.
Hello! I know that she's the one you look forward to spending your day with, but Howie insists that I be here, being her mama and an RN and all.
No, no.
You are both rays of sunshine.
Rebecca and I would be honored to accompany you to Miss Frances's services if you'd like to go.
Oh, thank you.
Be nigh unto impossible for me to get around.
I could get a wheelchair.
Again, thank you, but again, no.
The day should be about Frances, not about me being such an old fool that I insist on doing a young man's job and get laid up.
No, I I will not go and spoil that fine lady's day by being a distraction.
I'll mourn her in my own way.
Won't I, baby? Yes.
Yes, I know.
Did I get the time wrong? - Where are the girls? - Oh, uh, they're not coming.
Oh! I thought this was a work session.
I brought a whole bunch of new ideas.
Have a seat.
I don't understand.
Why did you wanna see me? I wanna talk about prom night and how everything went wrong.
- It's okay, Kyle.
- I've been struggling.
Feeling guilty.
Feeling a whole lot of things all summer.
It's taken me time and help from Dr.
Ashley and some other people to sort everything out, and I still have a ways to go, but here's what I'm absolutely clear on.
I like you, and I'd like to go out with you.
Out? Like, out on a date? Yes.
A date.
If you're interested.
I would never want you to feel like Yes! That would be amazing! Absolutely amazing.
I keep hearing Miss Frances's voice in my head.
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
" "Sings a tune without the words and never stops at all.
" You too, huh? Oh yeah.
Miss Frances never let anyone get out of Serenity High without learning a poem or two.
Yeah, she shaped a lot of souls over her years.
- She did.
- God bless her.
- All right - Afternoon, Ty.
How are you doing today? - Fine, thanks.
- What's up, buddy? Uh, my mom asked me to pick the plaques up and drop them off to you guys.
Very thoughtful of her.
And you.
Well, we're a step or two shy of being ready for this, so I'll go to the hardware store and pick up the stain.
- Nice to see you, Ty.
- You too.
- Back in a bit, Ronnie.
- Thanks, Skeeter.
I knew you worked with Skeeter on houses and stuff, but I never knew you did this kinda work.
Really? You don't remember my workshop in the back of the house? The one I used to shoo y'all out of when you were little so you didn't pull power tools down on your head.
Oh, yeah.
You you made those wooden trucks for me and Kyle one Christmas.
- I still think I have one on my bookshelf.
- Wow, I'm honored.
Yeah, I guess I sort of lost track.
Because I sort of stopped? There was a time when I thought custom woodwork was my zone, you know? But you get swept up in someone else's passion and forget it's not yours.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the shelf life of a dream and wondering if it's ever too late to change course.
A dream deferred.
I see someone at Serenity High's still teaching poetry.
What do you think? - Is it ever too late? - I hope not.
Which is why I asked Skeeter if I could use his workshop and get back into the kinda work I always wanted to do.
I mean, it's not gonna support me.
Well, not yet anyway.
But it could.
Even if it doesn't, it it feels good to get back at it.
To remember that just because you've traveled a distance doesn't mean you can't turn or turn around.
Is it weird that having choices is kind of a new concept for me? No, because you don't have many at 17.
I have some.
Of course.
If you got time to talk, I got time to listen.
I I appreciate that, but I actually gotta go.
All right.
Well, you know where to find me.
Yeah, I do now.
- Thanks.
- Talk soon, bud.
Hey, Nell.
Sorry to be late, Mama.
Need I remind you that tomorrow at all of the various and sundry events honoring Miss Frances, you two are to be on your very best behavior? - Remember whose children you are.
- God's.
The mayor's children.
Yes, ma'am.
Stand up straight, smile, be polite, look people in the eye.
Don't engage in negative conversation.
In particular, I want you to give the Townsend children and the Sullivan child a wide berth.
Tomorrow and forever.
- Yes, ma'am.
- No, ma'am.
Jackson Butler Lewis, you may think you are being funny, but you are being disrespectful, and I raised you better than that.
Do I make myself clear? Thank you.
Okay, babe.
Where do you wanna start? Uh, no, no, no.
Hey, hey, look.
I know that there is work to be done, okay? But Come with me.
Wait, is that Classic Sierra Grande.
The one I was restoring when When I kicked you out.
The same.
I was so sure you sold it before I crossed the county line.
I thought about it more than once, but then I put it in storage.
Yesterday I took it out and had Alex over at the service station clean it up.
It still needs work.
You can pick up where you left off.
And, yes, I I know I know that we we still need work, but your truck, workshop and your place in my bed are still here.
Just waiting to welcome you back.
Come home, Ronnie.
It's just I've been pushing so hard for a yes because I didn't wanna give you a chance to say no.
Thank you for making the time.
I know your days are full, but we need to have a private, uninterrupted conversation, and, well, I thought this was the best option.
What's going on, Bill? I just got some news.
Some shocking news.
I am willing to carry this burden alone, but you still should know, and when you think the time is right, the kids should know too.
Bill? Are you sick? No.
Maddie, no.
In high school, before you and I got serious, Peggy Martin and I You're Isaac's father.
I would have spared you if I could, Maddie, but he's here in Serenity.
Yes! He is.
Alongside all your other children.
Sweet weeping Jesus, Bill.
Well, now, listen.
I only found out myself.
I just talked to him myself.
Oh, poor Bill! God, I thought I was done being furious! Being wounded.
But guess what? I've messed up so many times, and I've hurt you every single one, but I am sincerely sorry, Maddie.
When are you gonna stop demanding to be forgiven? I know that we all sin, and we all fall short of the glory of God sometimes, but you you, Bill Townsend, you've made it an Olympic sport.
- You have every right to be angry.
- Yes! I do! And so does Ty, Kyle, Katie! And Isaac, Rebecca, Peggy, Noreen! True repentance means you try your utmost not to repeat the same mistake.
When are you gonna start taking responsibility for the havoc that you wreak in people's lives? You do not get to burn down the house, Bill, and just apologize for lighting the match! I understand if you aren't able to forgive me No! No, Bill! No! Listen to yourself.
You do not get to weasel out of this by making this some failing on my part.
No, Maddie.
I failed you.
- Yes! - I failed all of you.
Yes, you did! I do regret.
I do repent.
And I do forgive.
So I am letting you go.
And I release you into the hands of God.
And may he bless you on your way forward, but that walk is yours alone.
Please leave.
Just I gotta lock up.
You deny any of this? Listen, the facts are true, but a lot's happened since then.
I'm a completely different person.
It was assault and battery.
Yeah yeah, but how I think we've heard everything we need to hear, Sherman.
Besides, none of us wants to be late for Miss Frances's funeral.
Let's put it to a vote.
All in favor of terminating Cal Maddox's contract with Serenity High School on grounds of moral turpitude.
- Let me check on Annie.
- Ah-ah-ah.
Get back here.
Oh dear.
I'm sorry.
I couldn't decide what to wear.
We can go.
No, no, no.
Hold on a sec.
Uh, we have something to tell you before we go to the funeral.
Is everything okay? Oh, everything's terrific, baby girl.
I'm moving back in.
That's amazing.
Back home with my best girls.
I'm the happiest man on the planet.
Annie? I'm sorry, I just, um I don't know.
It's it's great.
It's just a lot.
I don't Yeah.
I know it is.
Come here.
It's okay, sweetheart.
It's okay.
Abide with me Fast falls the eventide The darkness deepens Lord, with me abide How was the funeral? It was beautiful.
And the interment too.
Chef's inside.
Everything should be ready for guests.
Isaac I spoke with Bill last night.
Ah Okay.
- I don't know what to say.
- Me neither.
We'll talk later.
- That'd be great.
- Okay.
I went back to get some programs for the folks who couldn't come, but there weren't very many left.
- Oh.
June might have extras.
- What's going on with Isaac? He's such a sweet young boy, but there's a a sadness to him I can't quite define.
Is he all right? Yes.
Well, whatever it is, I'm here for you.
- Good afternoon, Mr.
- Good afternoon.
This is from our book club at the synagogue.
I always called Frances for recommendations.
Well, much appreciated, sir.
My pleasure.
I doubt there's a florist between here and the Georgia line with any stock left.
Well, Miss Frances asked if people donate to the library, but some folks don't think they've mourned until they send flowers.
I wish I had a chance to spend more time with Miss Frances.
- She struck me as an exceptional woman.
- Oh, she She was.
In every way.
Serenity has an overabundance of exceptional women.
We are blessed.
Shall we bump the schedule 20 minutes, since church and graveside both ran long? Since people are still strolling over, why don't we make it 30? We'll talk afterwards.
You know, I think these would be perfect on the porch.
Why don't we take them out there? Careful, Isaac.
She will charm the socks off ya.
Already has, sir.
- Thanks for inviting me for lunch.
- Thank you for bringing lunch.
Oh, Chef did say to tell you that it was packed with best wishes.
- Hope there's a good turnout.
- We sure cooked for a crowd.
I just I felt odd about staying 'cause I didn't know Miss Frances.
Did you? Oh.
I knew her.
- And I loved her.
My whole life.
- You didn't tell me that.
Well, wouldn't wanna spill all my secrets at once.
Well, I have to say that one's more interesting than you putting maple syrup in your whiskey.
Uh, so you and Miss Frances were a couple.
I loved her, but she loved someone else.
I kept hoping she might come to love me one day, but she never did.
Well, not in the way that I wanted anyway.
But she was the very truest of friends, and I learned to accept that as enough.
Life is really all about learning to balance your dreams with your truth.
Yes, sir, it is.
Make me an angel That flies from Montgomery Make me a poster of an old rodeo Just give me one thing That I can hold on to To believe in this living's Just a hard way to go When I was a young girl Well, I had me a cowboy He weren't much to look at Just a free rambling man But that was a long time No matter how I tried Thank you.
You know, my, uh, papa used to say, "Live your eulogy.
" Never quite quite understood that until this morning.
Miss Frances was quite a lady.
She was always super sweet to me, in a strict sort of way.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
- You sure you're okay with me coming home? - Sure.
Of course.
I just don't know what to expect.
You know, you've been gone a while, and things have changed.
Thanks for being honest.
I get it.
We'll have to settle back in.
What if it doesn't work? Hey, you have my promise.
I will try my hardest every day to be sure that it does.
For your mother and for you.
I admire you.
You're so strong.
You too.
This is such a wonderful gesture.
You know, when I go, don't let people fight too hard over my Saga comics.
- I'll burn them with you.
- Oh.
Saga? Seriously? How did I not know you were a comics guy, Trotter? Because I didn't know you were! Here endeth the lesson, I suppose.
You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can get a sense of someone by the books that they like.
When you get to college, if you meet anyone who loves Catcher in the Rye or The Fountainhead run.
Well, I I appreciate the warning.
Do you think Miss Frances collected comics? Perhaps.
She strikes me as a lady with a secret or two.
And maybe there's a first-run X-Men lurking somewhere in here.
- Dibs if you find it.
- All right.
You're gonna make a great dad.
So are you.
- Hey, Trotter, what are you - Hello, Ty.
I didn't realize you were here.
- Did you know Miss Frances? - Not really.
My mom and dad talked to her a lot at church though, so here we are.
- Is CeCe here? - No, I I heard she was out of town.
It must be tough to be going through so many changes.
It's a part of life, right? Still, if you ever need someone to talk to, I'm a really good listener.
Assault and battery?! Okay, it was a party with a bunch of former teammates, including Victoria's other man.
They came just to show off her engagement ring, and it got ugly.
And I slugged him, but but charges were never filed.
And Jodie said she scrubbed every trace of it, so I have no idea how Mary Vaughn found out Well, she found out about it before me, and that's what hurts.
Look, I know.
But it never occurred to me that she was referring to this.
You should have told me anyway, Cal.
- What else are you hiding? - Nothing.
I told you about rehab, and that was the worst nightmare of my entire life.
I am not hiding anything.
I've just I've lost my ability to handle surprises.
Here's the thing.
You know who I am.
Who I've worked so hard to become.
That idiot that punched Drew, he's gone.
That mess that went to rehab, gone.
And I swear on everything that is good and holy, I have changed and grown, and I have learned from my mistakes.
I know, Cal.
I know.
We'll get through this.
We could talk to scouts individually.
We could get you a better physical therapist.
Just 'cause your coach doesn't see any options doesn't mean they don't exist.
Here's the thing, Dad.
I'm not sure I wanna play baseball anymore.
Well, that's nonsense.
I've had a lot of time to think this summer.
More time than I've had in a long while, and I figured out that I liked baseball because it came easy and because you liked it.
But I I want something more.
Well, it was never my intention to force you onto a path, Tyler.
You have talent.
And I thought you had joy.
I'm sorry if you didn't.
No, Dad, I wouldn't trade those games that I played and the games that we went to for anything.
And I'm not saying that baseball is out of my life.
I just don't want it to be the only thing in my life.
How did this happen? Your first T-ball game was about a week ago.
Could barely keep your hat on and your pants up, and now here you are a young man.
With a great future.
You're gonna have to give me some time to wrestle with this, son.
It's it's tough for a parent to recognize the moment that's the beginning of letting go.
We'll always be connected, Dad.
What the heck just happened? I just told Dad that I don't wanna play baseball in college anymore.
Oh, hey, hey.
- Seriously, are you okay? - What does this mean? I have absolutely no idea, and it feels great! Come here, man.
Come on.
You two are the best.
Yeah, you're not so bad yourself.
You two are the brothers I never wanted.
Hey, come here.
Did you get fired? I knew I should've started a betting pool on how fast word would get out, but gambling violates my contract too.
Oh merciful heavens! Cal! I just told Maddie.
Please yell at me later.
I don't wanna yell at you.
I wanna help.
Please, I don't I don't wanna lose everything.
Nellie, don't be pretentious.
So, Jimmy Cleveland, he, uh, walks over to the edge of the stage to clear his spit valve.
- And Frances, she picks up her drink.
- An old-fashioned.
Oh, no, no.
She's drinking a sloe gin fizz 'cause she was underage.
What?! But she holds out her glass to catch what is coming out of that valve.
And I asked her, I said, "Have you lost your ever-loving mind?" She says, "The man is a treasure.
" "It seemed the proper response.
" I I wonder, would you do me the favor to get that book for me, Noreen? Mm-hmm.
Frances gave it to me.
It's got her favorite poem in it.
It just somehow seems fitting to share it with the two of you today.
"When I am dead, my dearest, sing no sad songs for me.
" "Plant thou no roses at my head, nor shady cypress tree.
" "Be the green grass above me, with showers and dewdrops wet.
" "And if thou wilt, remember, and if thou wilt, forget.
" "I shall not see the shadows, I shall not feel the rain.
" "I shall not hear the nightingale sing on, as if in pain.
" "And dreaming through the twilight that doth not rise nor set, haply I may remember, and haply may forget.
" Oh! Excuse me! Uh, are you Dana Sue's daughter? Yes, ma'am.
I am.
Yeah, you look like something she'd spit out.
She still busy wrecking people's lives? What a day.
Who'd have thought that when we presented this bench to Miss Frances, she'd be gone so soon? - The people we love are never gone.
- Amen.
I can take all the guardian angels I can get.
Just so you know, when it's my time to go, I want you three to throw the party.
All right? You girls outdid yourselves, as Frances knew you would.
It was a community outpouring.
Oh, speaking of which, is Sullivan's open? Because we thought the three of us would like to go down and pour one out in Frances's honor.
Yeah, Erik's running things, and I'll be over shortly.
And I'll be buying.
- Oh! - Oh wow.
- Candice.
- Helen.
Sorry to interrupt.
I'm here on instructions from Miss Frances.
So are we all, darling.
Neville, Miss Paula, Miss Grace, this is Candice Benjamin, the lawyer who helped with the sale of the spa for Miss Frances.
- Nice to meet you, - Did we forget something today? Oh, not at all.
Miss Frances drew up her will with a lawyer in Charleston, but I'm executor.
I have precise instructions on the delivery of a particular item.
Dana Sue, can I speak with you a moment? Privately? Uh, yeah.
See you later.
Uh, Miss Frances left me somethin'? Mm-hmm.
Me? Okay.
Uh Uh, this this this is a mistake.
There's so many zeros.
I The correct number of zeros.
Okay, I I don't understand.
Why me? My instructions were to give you the check and convey Miss Frances's best wishes.
Nothing more.
- Thank you.
- Yeah.
- You found it.
- Kissing tree's pretty much a landmark.
- I know, but I've never - Neither have I.
I'm a little confused.
Your text, it was I was typing really fast.
But I had to sneak out and meet you.
One last time.
One last Wh what's going on? My mother forbids me to see you 'cause of the recall, but I couldn't disappear without explaining, and and giving you this.
- I wonder how she had that kind of money.
- Why would she leave me so much? Hmm, Miss Frances never did anything without a reason, so we'll figure it out once the shock wears off.
- Mom? - Yeah, honey? Y'all are gonna wanna see this.
That's that account that posted that picture of me and Jeremy.
Why would I give those troublemakers two seconds of my time? I dunno who runs the account, but you really need to watch it.
Just click on the first post.
Hey! What are you doing?! Come here.
Gimme that.
Come here! Gimme that phone.
It's weird, right? I figured you'd wanna know who messed with the van.
Dear Lord.
She's back! What should we do? We can report the vandalism, but beyond that, I I don't know.
I don't know.
I'm nervous they'll start fighting again.
Or worse, gang up on me.
It's crazy how parents can get so caught up in their own stuff and not think about us.
Like my mom declaring I can't be with you because she's mad at your mom? - It's so stupid.
- What are we going to do? Well, I don't know about you, but I'm going to defy my mother, my father, and anybody else who dares to give their unwanted opinion.
I have to be with you.
Jackson, that was, um, pretty hot.
I am so sorry about the school board.
It sounds like nonsense to me and no reason at all that you should leave the restaurant.
The Lewises are looking for a diversion because of the recall.
Talk to Peggy.
See if you can get ahead of any bad press.
I can't even imagine what else Mary Vaughn might have up her sleeve.
Excuse me.
A guest in the dining room is demanding to see Cal.
No, Cal's not available.
The man's getting all worked up 'cause other guests are saying Cal got fired from his job at the school.
Go tell the gentleman to sit down and quiet down.
Cal, there must be an appeal process.
- Yeah, Helen thinks there's options.
- Where is she? She's locking up the spa.
She'll be here any minute.
- Chef, he stormed right by me.
- Cal, what's going on, my friend? - Looks like I got here just in time.
- Sir, please return to your seat.
You don't understand.
Cal needs me, and I've got his back.
Fathers and sons.
I'm here to support you, man.
You and me, we'll get it done.
It's, uh, great to see you again, but you you really need to take a seat.
- No way.
Who do I have to fight? - No.
No one.
Please, just stop.
Or I will call the sheriff.
- Stu.
- She remembers me.
Stu, people are trying to eat.
They need to be talking about how we get you your job back.
- No.
No, not at all.
- Hey, buddy, I'm trying to help you.
This doesn't help, Stu.
Sit down! What are you doing? Dana Sue Sullivan.
Let the sheriff know we have a difficult guest.
We gotta talk about this.
- No! - Hey, hey! Cal.
Cal, wait for the sheriff, Cal! Cal, wait for the sheriff! You're way over the line.
A two-minute conversation doesn't make us friends.
- Outta here! - Wait for the sheriff! - The sheriff is on his way.
- Hey, gorgeous.
Tell him to listen! Do not touch her! Cal.
- Talk to him, Red.
- Stay back.
Leave her alone.
You and me.
We can make him see.
We can make him see! - Stop! - I'm trying to help! No! Someone call Helen.
Um Can we talk tomorrow? I only need a moment.
I wanted to thank you and all the ladies for everything you did.
I know Aunt Frances is dancing with joy in heaven tonight.
Well, we worked extra hard, knowing she'd be looking down and taking notes.
I hope she's looking down now because I wouldn't want her to miss this.
Will you marry me?
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