Tales (2017) s02e09 Episode Script

Ex Factor

My silhouette combines with yours Lost in my car Looking past your flaws, yeah Wanna keep you forever MICAH: You're even cute when you snore.
BILLIE: You been creeping on me? MICAH: No, I'm just admiring your beauty.
Mm, so yeah, you're creeping.
How'd you sleep? I always sleep well when you're by my side.
Mm, you been practicing kung-fu or some shit? What, what are you talking about? 'Cause baby, your breath is straight kicking it right about now.
If my breath is kicking then your breath is straight up last dragon.
- MICAH: Mm-hmm.
- Sure enough.
Who's the master? You down with a morning run? I didn't stretch, but I think I may be good.
Used to be a personal trainer back in my day.
I can help you out with that.
Say it ain't so.
- You're gonna me stretch me out? - MICAH: Oh yeah.
I give myself over so you can be mine A tightrope to you I walk the line You dealt with others You ain't used to my kind You be rock steady, baby, yeah, oh yeah The MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Tate Modern all rolled up into one.
With a dash of something you've never seen before.
All in the heartbeat of downtown Memphis.
- Damn, you're sexy when you present.
Stay focused, Micah.
This is serious.
This could solidify us as the next great architectural team.
The team that everyone goes to.
Frank Gehry ain't got nothing on us.
I mean this is completely new territory.
We're literally going out onto a huge ledge here.
The only way to fly is to jump from greater heights.
And plus we got the ex factor.
Oh yeah, what's that? We got each other.
But what if we stayed here, for good, hmm? Well that wouldn't be a good look for the boss.
Besides, this humidity has my hair missing that air already.
You gonna eat, baby? The Guggenheim And the Tate Modern all rolled into one.
That's an interesting combo.
I like interesting combos.
This building is the future and not only now but And this is exactly what your patrons are gonna be, speechless from its beauty.
It is indescribable what this building is gonna do for the city of Memphis and its burgeoning skyline.
- Oh, it's modern art elevated.
- Mm-hmm.
Now our goal is for this building to reflect what's on the inside.
Imagine, the beauty that's inside the MoMA reflected on the outside.
Mm hmm.
It's ambitious, it's risky, and it's exactly why you should go with us.
Because art should go beyond what the walls are able to hold.
It should be built into the foundation.
All right, well we appreciate your time, and we really look forward to your feedback.
We're in.
It's impressive, all of it.
You've been the first set of architects who weren't afraid to push the envelope.
We'll draw up the paperwork and make this marriage official.
Yes, yes! Well, is it unprofessional to say that we're hyped? Because we most definitely are, okay? As are we.
But can I ask? Well how do you do it? What's that? Well, being married and being business partners.
How do you balance it all? Well, balance would imply that there's unstable footing and we know exactly where we stand, together.
You really saved my ass, stumble and all.
Are you kidding? It made the whole presentation.
You really didn't let Sara throw you, did you? She knew exactly what was going on by the end.
That's for damn sure.
- Shut up.
- Them claws was out.
- You marked your territory like a G.
All right, calm down.
No, you was all, "uh, bitch, this is my man, do not touch my man.
You're an idiot.
At least, I'm your idiot.
That's true.
I tell you what.
We definitely got that ex factor down, baby girl.
We couldn't have done it without each other.
You're the Batman to my Robin.
See, that's why I love you.
You automatically know I'm Batman.
So you knew she was feeling you? Of course I did.
I always do.
BILLIE: Oh, you are so humble.
Hey, the ladies like what they like, and I like what I like too.
- And what do you like? - You.
And? That's all.
Just you.
You're everything, Billie, my everything.
Will you stop? It's okay.
You're gonna chew right through it if you don't breathe.
My dad was always good at building things.
He used to help me with all my school projects, solar systems, the volcanoes, the inventors' convention, all the cool stuff.
And then my parents got a divorce and he moved.
So I started doing things alone.
Fast forward to my second grade presentation and I'm standing in front of all my classmates.
I got emotional because I'm seven and I'm nervous, and I miss my dad.
So I bit my lip to stop from crying.
It worked and I got through it.
My dad never came back but this habit sure did stay.
So you're ready to go back? No.
Yeah, me neither.
I'm gonna go get something to drink for the flight.
You want anything? Hm, I'm straight.
I'm gonna get you your cashews and chocolate.
- Ooh.
- Would you like that? - Mm hmm.
- Of course.
Where is David? - Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Oh, my goodness! - Hey! - DAVID: There she is! Hey, baby, how are you? Hey, mama's baby.
Congratulations on landing the whale man.
Thank you, baby.
We make a great team.
Hey, man.
Thank you for taking care of my lady bruh.
Hey, what's up, little man? Been working on that jumper? - It's buttery.
- Hey.
- Thank you.
- Come on baby.
Okay, we're out.
I'll see you at the office tomorrow? [LIGHT DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
Yo, yo, yo, yo, ey you go It's kinda like the apples to oranges thing, you know.
See, they're both different men.
They're both regarded as incredible leaders.
They just seem like two old white men to me.
Oh, oh.
The boy is right.
What like father, like son, huh? You know what the best part of history is? What? That it's in the past.
See, you're coming up in a time and a place where your future will not be determined by old white men.
You'll make your own history.
You'll become your own leader.
You never know, one day, they might be doing book reports about you in the future.
So you're saying I can ditch this and write an essay about myself or LeBron? - Yes.
- No.
Yes, no.
No, not yet.
I'll tell you what.
Why don't you write about who your leaders are today? Wow, look at that.
Oh, come on, mommy give it a chill, right? - [BILLIE LAUGHS.]
- Hey, then maybe it's me and us.
Hey, we got your back.
I missed you guys, a lot.
So what are you drinking? So where do you live? You in midtown or Do you wanna have some fun? Follow me.
I'm s-sorry, I c-c-can't.
DAVID: Is there room for me in there? Always.
I don't wanna hear nothing else Ain't nobody leaking all this out Candle wick's burning and watch it melt For a desire that's what you felt I want you to feel it more, more Take it any way you want, oh Take you till you climax Oh I know you like it Dripping slowly down my shirt Put in the work, oh oh oh Can you handle it, oh You gonna tell me what's up or we just gonna keep sitting here like you ain't having a shit time? I don't know, man, I don't I don't know where to begin.
Let's start with being surrounded by temptation but yet you ain't biting the apple.
I ain't biting 'cause I am not tempted.
I didn't even know you was dating somebody.
Damn, dude.
You should be wingmaning me like a mother fucker right now.
Nigga, you got every single app in the whole world.
What the fuck you need me for, huh? Besides, you can't call what I'm doing dating.
Friends with benefits is nice too.
I got this one little Filipino chick, bruh.
But she's married.
Damn! Just save the judgment, all right? Processing, I'm not judging.
It's not something I ever thought I would do, you know.
She's it for me, man.
But she has a husband.
Yeah and we got something great.
All right.
Yeah all right.
Her husband may disagree.
Yeah, well, fuck him.
I mean, it's one of those things that comes around once in a lifetime, you know.
I can't just Man.
In the 20 years I've known you, I've never seen you this busted up over a woman before.
I gotta go, Sam.
Hey baby.
Anybody ever tell you you got real talent? [BILLIE CHUCKLES.]
Maybe you should pursue a career in design? - Mm.
- Hmm? You know actually someone told me that a long time ago.
- DAVID: Oh, yeah? - Mm hmm.
He sound like a smart man, smart.
- He was a very smart man.
- Yeah? Yeah.
Where is that dude at? He saw something in me I didn't see in myself and I owe him so much.
Oh, you don't owe him anything.
He just told you the truth from the start.
You know, I wouldn't have been able to do this if you didn't hold it down.
That's what we do, right? Ever since we said I do.
And you sure damn did.
- Right? - Everyday.
Right? That's right.
No, give me your hand.
Mmhmm, yes.
- I'm a lefty.
- I know.
Here we go.
Straight line, baby.
I'm trying to.
Anyway it's kind of easy actually, I mean I find out this what you been doing? Straight lines baby.
I can't do it in straight lines.
- Here we go.
- All right.
There we go.
I gotta get that.
DAVID: Hey baby, one of the new kids busted his knee getting off the goddamn fire ladder.
Is he gonna be okay? He gonna be all right.
Gotta learn how to get off the ladder.
- Where you going? - I have to go into work for an hour.
An hour? It's like 10 o'clock.
I know, Sara our client, she just hit us up with some renovations and co-plans.
It's a mess.
A concerned parking policeman, they smell the blood in the water, so.
I'll be back as soon as I can.
You gotta go you gotta go, right? Love you.
Love you too.
So it's like that? It's exactly like that.
We're done Micah.
This is crazy, I can't do this.
- We have to end this now.
- Look, you don't mean that, okay? You wouldn't have come all the way down here to say that.
You were threatening to come into my home! Micah, I love my husband, my son.
This thing has gone on too long and I take full responsibility.
I'm the one with the family.
I should've ended it the moment it began.
Yeah well you didn't end it! All right that tells me, that tells you something all right? - We need each other - Stop! Look, I'm not telling you something that you don't already know.
Baby, look at me.
Billie, look at me.
We didn't set out to do us like this, hmm? It's not that easy.
What we had was magic.
It is magic.
But there's no place for us to go.
Not anymore! [GENTLE PIANO MUSIC.]
I'm sorry.
Billie just hold on one.
Just I mean, well, at least look at me one last time and say goodbye.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I love you.
I love you too.
DAVID: Um Jordan fell.
He hit his head.
I got the bleeding to stop, but we're on the way to the hospital.
So meet us there.
The doctor stitched him up.
He's gonna be fine.
We're a few away from the house now.
And where are you? [CLOTHES RUSTLE.]
What's going on? Babe? BILLIE: Where is Jordan? DAVID: He's sleeping, trying to keep an eye on him, make sure he doesn't have a concussion.
I'm so sorry.
But why was your phone off? It died, look I I don't wanna see it.
I don't wanna see it.
It ain't the point.
I feel awful.
How do you think your son feel? How do you think I feel? BILLIE: David, I was at work, I mean Every weekend, you're traveling out of town.
Then you're working almost every night It's my job David, I don't have This is your family.
I am doing the best that I can.
Are you? Look, I should've been there for him, for you.
Baby, I work 80 hours a week.
I grind.
That's the deal we made.
I work and you handle things here.
Oh, okay.
We both do our part, we always have been, right? I don't know what else you want me to say.
How 'bout you say that this don't got a damn thing to do with work.
I mean, how about you say that I'm I'm gonna stay here so that I could be with my family.
Now how long you think I'm gonna keep up with this whole unbalancing act you got going on? I'll cut down on my hours.
And what else? I will be home more.
I love you, David.
We're okay.
- Yeah.
- BILLIE: Right baby? Yeah.
- Hey.
- BILLIE: Hey.
I'm really busy with the Memphis bid so That's cool, I was just how's Jordan doing? [DOOR SHUTS.]
You can't ask me that.
It's none of your concern.
It's your kid, of course it's my concern.
That is right, it's my kid.
He's not a part of your life, none of them are.
Well I care about you so Listen, no more asking about jump shots and head injuries.
So what, I'm supposed to just flip a switch, - turn it off - It's not your goddamn switch to flip.
You and me, we are independent from them.
Look, maybe we should both just step away.
You don't mean that.
I tried to do this the other night and it didn't work.
So I'm doing it now, I'm done.
We're done, accept it and move on.
MICAH: Well I don't accept it.
I'm not gonna destroy the people I care about for some What? What? Side piece.
Micah, hey.
Hey, Sara, what are you doing here? Where's the wife? Who? Oh, Billie.
Yeah, look I'm assuming you only have one wife.
Yeah we're not, we're not married.
We were just joking.
That's my work wife.
Yeah, we didn't wanna make the end of the presentation awkward so we just said that.
I'm sorry, it's awkward a sorry now, huh? So you lied to me, huh? The woman who changed your life.
No, no, shit, no - I'm joking.
- Not at all it was just You really need to relax.
Let me see your phone.
Yeah, come on.
- Okay.
- Mm hmm.
Hit me up if you want.
I'm in town for the next few weeks so, you know what, now, this really is weird.
Bye Micah.
Music transports you, takes you on a journey, no, an adventure [DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
And the design of the Chariot, sorry, music, of the Chariot Music Center must [INTENSE ROMANTIC MUSIC.]
Missing your mid-morning latte will really knock your ass off-track, am I right? [GROUP LAUGHS.]
All right, back to what's important.
The Chariot Music Center and all its potential is an escape.
SARA: It just so happens there's a new binge on tonight, so Oh, okay so I'm runner up to binge watching? Yep.
I'm okay with that.
So how you liking Atlanta so far? I like it, you know it has a saying with the southern charm of a big city, but what y'all don't have is a Gus' Fried Chicken.
I can always go home for that.
And it's got you.
Well I appreciate that and I hate to be the one to burst your bubble but there's a Gus' right downtown.
- What? - Yeah.
You better not be playing with me.
True story.
I'll take you right now, for chicken.
Well it's not gonna be the Memphis original and it never will be, let's just agree on that.
But you are taking me there.
It's a deal.
I just gotta make one stop first.
And the liquor store said: "aint that drinking and driving" And I said: "no that's drinking while driving, shit.
" - Oh really? - Here, take that.
All right I appreciate you coming with me I just gotta grab one file and then we will go and grab some food, that's it.
So you gotta a different plan now.
Give me some of some xo, yeah Xo, xo give me some of your xo Xo, yeah, yeah, xo, xo [SARA MOANS.]
Xo, xo give me some of that xo Xo, xo give me some of your xo Yeah, yeah Give me as hard as it gets Don't tell nobody how to do nobody, nobody Granting all your birthday wishes There's candle light let me hit that thing Got all my attention Like a soldier girl done doing rounds And I've never known no flesh Never I'll never know what they talking 'bout No, but you're trying to feel it 'Cause I'm here trying to get it Trying to get on that xo I'm sorry, I didn't mean to wake you.
You didn't, I stayed up.
You didn't have to.
I didn't meant to stay this late I just had some reports and time got away from me and You came home baby, that's all that matters.
I love you always, Billie.
I've loved you always.
Knock, knock, knock on the door It's love that can be what I'm waiting for Hesitant to enter 'cause I've been here before But if it falls apart then I'm not sure Urgently since last Saturday Hearing and calling me as I slowly back away I don't how much a girl can take But I know it won't happen again to me It seems like I'm stuck in a dilemma That reminds me and takes some envy My generation's got things all down But I kinda only understand the elementary I don't want the signs I ain't ready for love I ain't ready for love All of the ups and downs and merry-go-rounds I can't afford that shit - - I ain't ready for love I ain't ready for love So you want a home-cooked meal To rappings and children I can't afford it all It can rain all the time, locomotive Trying to watch that cab that I'm stepping over It'll go over my eyes so I don't notice All the love I leave behind [SONG FADES OUT.]
I like that on you.
Yo David, my man, let's talk.
Hey man, good to see you.
Yeah, likewise.
Listen, I gotta thank you.
- For? - For you bringing me my wife back.
Yeah ever since you sold her last project my wife Billie's been home, been able to spend more time with Jordan and Jordan's happy.
We're happy.
Everything's the way it should be.
Yeah, everything's the way it should be.
So what's on your mind? I got to admit man, you know seeing you and your wife, and Jordan, it's an inspiration, it really is.
- Really? - Yeah.
And how's that? Without seeing my wife and my kid? How does that give you inspiration? Well you know it's something I always wanted.
You know, the wife and the kids Yeah.
I don't know, maybe it's just not in my cards.
Well play a different fucking hand man.
What kinda lies are you telling my husband, Micah? Oh, no lies here, just the truth about what I'm looking for.
Truth is a good thing.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
The truth will set you free.
Right? The truth will get you killed.
Merry Christmas, Micah.
Merry Christmas, excuse me.
I'm going out, I'll pick up Jordan.
See you at home? Perfect, I'll see you there.
I'm good, I'm good.
- I love you.
- I love you too.
If I didn't fully close the door you never would have.
What if that's not what I want? - I love you.
- I loved you too, Micah.
I found the love of two men.
At the same goddamn time.
BILLIE: No, at different times.
That became one.
It did but then it became too much for one heart to hold.
Thank you for what we had.
As complicated as it was, it was never ugly and I thank you for that.
I'm transferring to our office in Chicago at the first of the year.
Loving you is like a battle.
It was never a war.
And no one ever will I love you.
Is this just the silly game Silly game
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