The Chi (2018) s03e09 Episode Script


I want to let you rent out
Sonny's for a few months.
Should be proud of yourselves!
Last time on The Chi
Do you know who I am?
You Douda,
street-chair of the 63rd Street Mob.
Douda killed Reg.
All right? It's
it's either him or me.
I want my little brother back.
So how much is my little bro worth?
A whole lot.
Otis "Douda" Perry
has never cared about
anything but himself.
He's not in this
election to help people.
He's here to to gain power and money.
And I know.
I'm his mother.
And I am endorsing Camille Hallaway.
Motherfuckers out here tweaking.
Fuck you looking at?
Look, don't worry.
You seen this girl?
I saw her waiting
for the bus the other night.
It's okay. I'm gonna get you home.
Your sister's been through a lot.
So have we. I just want things
- to go back to normal again.
- Lower your voice.
I don't care if she can hear me.
Yo, she just had a traumatic experience.
She can be weird if she want.
Thank you.
I should be thanking you.
You gave my life meaning.
Smile for Daddy.
Fill your lungs
with as deep a breath as you can.
Hold it for two seconds
then exhale.
I heard you screaming,
so I came to check on you.
I'm fine.
- No, you're not.
- I'm good.
I promise.
Are you still mad?
Kevin, get the fuck out.
Breathe in
one, two, three.
Breathe out.
Oh, we could be at home,
snuggled under 500-thread-count sheets,
but, no, you got us out here
doing, as Kevin would say,
"white people shit".
- It is not that bad.
- It is to me.
Well, it's good to get out the house
every now and then, you know?
Let's just do it in the summer.
Fair enough.
Fair enough.
You think they're okay?
Hey, they're fine.
Just try not to stress, all right?
I just don't know that things
will ever be normal again.
We got to redefine it for ourselves.
And the therapist said that
we got to give Kiesha space
so she can regain her independence.
I know, but you can't
blame me for being scared.
Not at all.
But you know what?
Kiesha's progress
is gonna be just like this hike.
Well, when we first started,
we couldn't see past the trees.
- Hmm.
- And now look at us.
Okay, that's cute.
We got to just keep putting
one foot in front of the other.
Come on. Come on.
- What, nigga?
- Huh?
What you thinking about?
Nothing. I'm I'm just
I'm just, uh, tired.
Yeah, 'cause you been working so hard.
Hey, I'm just trying to make sure
everything right before we open.
It looks great in here.
I ain't never seen Sonny's this clean.
Yeah, but I got to put my stank on it.
We got to put our stank on it.
Yeah, yeah, we
got to make it our own.
So what you thinking?
I was thinking about
getting some new chairs,
redoing the floors, um,
maybe doing wallpaper,
but only one wall.
What's that what's that called again?
- An accent wall.
- Yeah, yeah, one of those.
We got to make some money first.
Oh, y'all will.
What y'all gonna call it?
Oh, Emmett and Dom's.
Nah, nah, nah. Fuck that.
Naming a restaurant after
yourself is, like, bad luck.
I mean, look at what happened to Sonny.
Yeah, true story.
So what we gonna call it, then?
I don't know. We'll think of something.
- Well, you better think fast.
- I can't rush it, you know?
It's got to be inspired.
Well, let me know if you
need some inspiration.
Psalms 1:18 tells us
that it's better to put
our trust in the Lord
than put confidence in man
and to put our trust in the Lord
and not put confidence
in princes or kings.
Ronnie Davis looked to man
when asking for forgiveness.
But he didn't find it.
Instead, he found ridicule and judgment.
Ronald also put his trust
in princes and kings,
but those who run this city
haven't done much to find him shelter
or even lend him a prayer.
It wasn't until Ronald
put his trust in God
that he was able to
find true salvation
and bring a lost
girl home to her family.
Saving that bitch don't mean shit.
You still a murderer.
Pay him no mind.
The rock that the builders rejected
has become our cornerstone.
So let's give God praise
for bringing brother Ronald
back to his faithful flock.
- Amen.
- Amen.
I-I don't deserve any credit.
I'm just a vessel.
To God be the glory.
You held my hand through
one of the darkest times
of my life, Ronnie.
I don't think I ever got the chance
to really say thank you.
I hope you know how grateful
I am to have you in my life.
I know Kiesha's parents
are really thankful
to have you in theirs, too.
Our group put together
a little award money,
'cause we know it hasn't been easy
for you to get back on your feet.
It's just a small token
of our appreciation.
On behalf of Mr. Perry and I,
we would also like to
give you some reward money.
We were thinking $5,000
could go a long way.
- Exactly
- It's the least we could do.
- I mean, we want to make sure
- We all need
to follow the lead of Mr. Davis
and start doing our part
in making this city safer for our kids.
And we have to start
by registering to vote
and getting behind someone
who really believes in this community.
And with that, let us
close this joyous gathering
with a song.
I just signed for some boxes.
Where they at?
I ain't UPS. You go get 'em.
Come here.
Turn around.
Damn, that feel good.
Mm. Yeah, while I got
you here, let me know
what you think of these names.
All right. Holy Smokes.
- Mm-mm.
- Piggin' Out.
Hog Heaven.
- Suck My Bone.
- Suck
What the fuck? Ain't none of them good.
Well, come on, man. I'm trying.
You come up with some.
It ain't my restaurant. It's yours.
- That's some bullshit.
- Just keep working on it.
You'll figure out something
that don't sound like
an amateur porn title.
I'll make an amateur
porn with you right now.
- Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.
- Let go!
I told you I'm not doing that again.
Real talk, though
I couldn't have done this without you.
You've been ten toes down since day one.
You always been loyal to me,
even when I wasn't loyal, too.
You damn right.
And don't forget that shit either.
Ain't nobody got you like I got you.
I know.
You worked hard for this.
Don't get in your head
about it, all right?
You right. I got this.
I'm proud of you, Emmett.
All right.
Go home, Kevin.
I'm not going nowhere.
I don't need you to
follow me everywhere I go.
The chances of me being
kidnapped again are pretty slim.
I don't care how slim they are.
- I'm not letting you out of my sight again.
- Hey, there, sweet thing!
- I see you.
- Slut.
I'll take care of you.
Kiesha? Kiesha?
I heard what you said.
What you talking about?
The walls is thin, remember?
I can't believe you fixed your mouth
to say you wish I didn't come back.
That's some fucked-up shit.
You know I ain't mean that shit.
Yeah, you did.
Boy, I'm just getting tampons.
I can do this by myself.
All the years of neglect have led
to a, um, crisis situation
on some streets,
and that's why, once elected,
I pledge to make fixing the
potholes in our neighborhood
a higher priority.
You know, I, um
I go to the North Side,
and they are fixing streets
that ain't got nothing wrong with them.
That's right.
That ends the day that I take office.
And that's just the beginning
of a plan that we call "reparations".
We deserve better.
If you can excuse us for a minute.
Come with me.
How you doing?
Stick to the script.
I wrote the script. I
can ad-lib if I want to.
White folks are gonna lose their minds.
You want to unify
the black vote, don't you?
What's more unifying than reparations?
Certainly more interesting
than potholes, nigga.
This is a beautiful event.
Ah, indeed, indeed,
and thank you for the invitation
and your endorsement.
Well, once I saw the light,
it was hard to stick with Camille.
- Mm.
- Let's just hope
your congregation feels the same way.
Oh, you ain't got to worry about that.
Quick second?
- Excuse me.
- Okay.
I was wondering
if it was possible I could talk
to Angela one more time.
Our last meeting was very educational.
Ah, yes. Angela is a wonderful teacher.
So what you gonna do with
all that money, Mr. Davis?
It's my ticket out of here.
Where you going?
What's in Springfield?
Some good friends and a job.
That's it?
That's enough for me.
You moving?
Yeah, I'm heading out tomorrow.
Here he is, the man of the hour.
Thank you, Pastor.
I don't know what you gonna
do with all that money,
but I should remind you that tithing is
the gift that keeps on giving.
Don't worry. You'll get my ten percent.
And you'll get it back a hundredfold.
Let's hope so.
Hey, we need to talk.
- No, we don't.
- Yes, we do.
Just 'cause we fucked don't
mean I'ma catch feelings.
I told you, I'm not
like them other girls
you used to messing with.
So you just gonna act like
what we did didn't mean shit?
Did it mean shit to you?
You full of shit.
Don't be mad 'cause I ain't
begging to suck your dick again.
Well, you seemed to enjoy it.
I'm good at it.
I'm good at what I do, too.
Yeah, you know what you doing.
Hey, you been thinking about it?
Apparently not as much as you.
Man, whatever. I love my girl.
And I wouldn't burn down
my house for anybody.
I didn't ask you to.
I'm not hanging these lights by myself.
Looks like we got some time to kill
before our luncheon on the North Side.
Are you the candidate?
- I was only trying to help.
- I got it from here.
Excuse me?
Take your ass home.
I thought you left a while ago.
I had to get out of there
before they started
passing the collection
plate around again.
But I hung back 'cause I was wondering
if you wanted to see your
granddaughter before you left.
- If it's cool with the mother.
- Please.
As much as I babysit for
her, she ain't got no choice.
Thank you.
She's so beautiful.
She must take after you, then.
I know we're not as
close as we used to be
but I'ma be so sad to see you go.
The city's not gonna
be the same without you.
Yeah, it will.
I'ma go lay my grandma's ashes.
I'd love it if you'd join.
Miss Ethel hated me.
No, no, no.
She just she just loved me more.
What the fuck?
Come here, bitch!
You better run, motherfucker!
Fucking crackhead. Shit.
That ain't no crackhead.
That's Little J.
He run with 63rd.
He ain't take shit.
But he left some shit.
What the fuck?
Hold on. I got an idea.
We walked with the intention
of identifying our burdens,
those struggles that weigh on us
day in and day out.
Now I invite you to give
voice to those burdens.
Name them and see if
you can lay them down,
if only for the time
we have left together.
All right?
All right, come on. Let's go.
Hmm. I know what mine is.
Well, what is it?
It follows me around like a shadow.
What you so afraid of?
Something else happening to my kids.
You falling out of love with me.
What's your burden?
The idea that I can't save you.
My friends always told me
that I had a savior complex.
I never wanted to
believe that shit, but
now I'm starting to
realize that it's true.
I always loved a broken woman.
For some reason, they
just seem easier to love.
You like fixing broken women.
This woman in particular.
You hit the jackpot.
All right.
We done.
- Let's go back inside.
- Hold up.
We got to make sure they work first.
All right.
Oh, nice.
Looks great.
Let's go.
You and Dom okay?
Yeah, we good.
Why were you arguing?
We were just talking about
what we want to call the place.
- Hmm.
- Yeah.
I don't believe you.
Ma, I ain't got time for this.
I'm going inside.
Did you fuck her?
Hell, no.
You a hot damn mess, you know that?
- It didn't mean shit.
- It never does.
Look, Ma, Ma, fucking Dom
helped me see that I love Tiff.
I'm cured now.
Negro, please.
Ma, me and Tiff are good.
I swear, that was just a slip-up.
Like, it won't even happen again.
Like, I-I'm good now.
Ain't have to beg for my forgiveness.
I ain't the one you cheated on.
But I tell you what.
Tiff ain't dumb, so
better get your lie together.
Fuck, man.
You gonna miss it?
You know you don't have to leave
to get a fresh start, right?
Oh, I'm not running anymore.
It's just
time for me to go build
a life somewhere else.
I've been here long enough.
Grandma and I spent the day here
right before I shipped
off for basic training.
Said even though she
wouldn't be with me
she would make sure the good Lord
was watching over me.
I like to think the same is true now.
It is.
I knew this day would come,
and I'm still not ready for it.
No one ever loved me like you, Grandma.
And no one ever will.
I hope I made you proud.
Where's Kiesha?
- How's Kiesha?
- Same.
- Where you think you going?
- Got to go help Emmett.
What time you gonna be back?
Before nine.
Take your hat. It's cold out there.
Oh, I am so sick of him
telling me what he gonna
do, rather than asking.
He's just getting mannish, babe.
That's normal for a boy his age.
Yeah, well, he needs to chill.
He knows not to get too disrespectful.
You ain't got to do this.
Yeah, I do.
This ain't no game.
- I know.
- You know?
I know.
All right, go ahead.
The second you feel like
some shit ain't right,
get the fuck out.
How you gonna break into a
safe without the combination?
None of this is your fault.
How soon can I get this taken care of?
I can call Jada right now,
and we'll get you in there asap.
No, I don't want nobody to know.
Everything will be confidential,
and no one outside of
this family needs to know.
She was crazy, but
I'ma miss her.
Yeah, me too.
Remember that time Jason messed
with all the knobs on the stove
and burned the turkey?
My ears are still
ringing after that shit.
She was so mad at us.
I still feel bad for
fucking up Thanksgiving.
Are you crazy?
That was one of the best Thanksgivings
I ever had.
Just the four of us
eating about midnight.
It was amazing.
It was.
Oh, Shante.
She said we can come over tomorrow
and see the baby after
she gets off work.
Works for you?
I'll make it work.
I'm looking forward to it.
Thank you.
Thank you.
For what?
For everything.
Good night.
Anybody see you?
No, read it.
- God damn.
- What?
I'm trying to install this iPad register
so people can pay with they phones.
Oh, I learned how to do that in school.
If you can get it working,
you can eat for free.
I was gonna eat for free anyways.
True story.
Lucky I'm helping your old ass.
Who you calling old?
Me, old?
How Kiesha doing?
I don't know.
She ain't been talking much,
and she gets mad at me
for the dumbest shit.
Well, she just been
through some crazy shit.
Just give it time.
Yeah, but how much time?
Bro, however long it take.
Oh, I think I got it working.
All right.
Thank God for private
schools. All right.
Hey, what you think of this name?
Great Smokes.
It sound like you selling weed, bro.
Damn. Well, I got to
come up with something.
We about to open up real soon.
Just keep it simple.
You're trying way too hard.
I don't care what they do ♪
I don't care about anything else ♪
But being with you ♪
Being with you ♪
Being with you ♪
Being with you ♪
Being with you ♪
I don't care about anything else ♪
But being with you, being with you ♪
I want to be with you ♪
I don't care if they start ♪
Hey, y'all got any engagement rings?
How much you trying to spend?
- Like, 500.
- Dollars?
You can't get much with that.
You got somebody pregnant?
How much for that one right there?
I give it to you for $500
and that watch on your wrist.
But my cousin gave me this watch.
- So?
- Before he died.
I don't give a shit.
You want the ring or not?
Where you want these?
Oh, you can put them
on that counter right there.
Thanks, sis.
Why Emmett got you
carrying all the heavy shit?
'Cause he a mess.
Who you telling?
I know he be getting on your nerves.
Yeah, but I'm sure
he be getting on yours
a lot more than mine.
Yeah, you right.
Tiff, Dom, come outside!
Come on! Come on, come on!
What you think?
I love it. Right?
Who the fuck is Smokey?
- Chris Tucker, from Friday, right?
Oh, that's my shit.
Nah, this is Smokey Robinson.
The light-skinned dude
with the good hair?
Yeah, he was like the
first DeBarge and shit.
He was.
Yeah, I like him.
I like it, too.
Now, why would I name my spot
after some dude from Friday?
I don't know. I was just taking a guess.
- I ain't that hood.
- Yes, you are, though.
Come on.
There's the square.
- Wow, you got it!
- Yay!
How'd you get so smart?
I'm trying to get her
into a gifted school.
Oh, you should.
That costs money.
I'll take out a loan.
And be in debt for
the rest of your life?
It's not much, but it'll help.
Oh, shit.
It's the least I could do.
Thank you.
She's beautiful.
She looks just like Jason.
Yeah, she looks more and
more like Jason every day.
That was really nice of you.
Well. I just wish I could do more.
You hungry?
Emmett's having his grand opening today.
I was supposed to stop
by and grab some food.
You want to come with?
I don't know.
Come on. It'll be nice.
I do like barbecue.
We've got you looking
for someone to love ♪
- But there's nowhere to find it ♪
- Keep putting your trust in someone ♪
That ain't worth it,
and nobody's timeless ♪
We can put your heart
where your mind is ♪
- Come run with me.
- I don't like running.
Just put your gym shoes on and come on.
Why I got to go?
'Cause I need to start training again.
What that got to do with me?
I'm scared to run by myself.
All right, just
don't leave me like you always do.
I'll go slow.
Kiesha, slow your ass down!
Kiesha, slow down!
I have to make sure you're clean.
Breathe in
One, two, three.
Breathe out.
Thank you for coming
to Smokey's Barbecue.
We got the best barbecue in the Chi.
You can have your
money back if I'm lying.
Well, we ain't giving out no refunds.
But I hope you like it. All right.
Oh, wait.
And make sure that you
post on social media
so we can get to trending
and we can be on Oprah's Favorite Things
and really blow up.
Yeah, let's get it.
Thank you guys.
H-hold up. Before we all go
inside, before we go inside,
there's one thing I got to do.
I ain't gonna lie.
I never thought I'd ever be down here.
I told you that's what
he gonna do today.
But I also never thought I'd be blessed
to have a woman like you in my life.
You been down with me
through all the bullshit.
Smokey Robinson had his Miracles,
and you're mine.
And I want to stop playing house, so
will you marry me?
Babe, say something!
All right, y'all,
let's go inside and eat.
Come on, come on.
Come on, man. Come on, man.
- We celebrating now.
- What's up, man?
Did you know he was gonna do this?
I did not.
When y'all thinking
about getting married?
I don't know yet.
Well, there's nothing wrong
with a long engagement.
Ooh, let's get this seat right now.
Come on a minute.
I see G Herbo brought his crew,
and they eating it like
it's they last meal.
That's dope, but they said
you told them it was on the house.
Yeah, it's on the house. It's free.
G Herbo got four million followers.
He gonna put us on the map.
Nigga, we about to run out of food.
No, you not. Be positive.
Stop with the negative attitude.
- What's up? I
- Yo, this food good as shit, G.
This about to be my new spot.
Yo, what's up?
You came over here like you
had something to say to me.
Uh, man, I just wanted to
say, I been a fan of you
since you was, like, Little Herb, man.
I just wanted to know
if I could get a selfie
- for the 'Gram.
- Yeah, yeah, man.
Hey, let me hit you right back.
Hey. What'd I miss?
A lot.
Our son got engaged today.
To who?
His baby mama.
Which one?
Which one you think?
Hmm. Miss Scorpio?
I don't know the girl's sign, Darnell.
Yeah, well, I think
she cheating on his ass.
Oh, she ain't the one
doing the cheating.
Oh, well, I heard she wasn't taking care
of her wifely duties.
You crazy?
I am hungry.
Can I help you?
We need to talk to her.
She's traveling.
What can I help you with?
- Who the fuck are you?
- Hey.
I'm her campaign manager.
We got something for her.
Well, you can leave it with me.
I'll make sure she gets it.
What did we do to deserve this?
How much you want for it?
Just consider it a gift.
Oh, she hot, got to be a keeper ♪
Thank you.
You good?
Why wouldn't I be?
I don't know.
I'm busy, nigga.
I'm just, you know, making sure
you making the food
with love, that's all.
I do everything with
love. You know that.
I do.
What y'all back here doing?
Minding our business.
Can we help you?
Yeah, boy. Fix me a plate or something.
You ain't gonna get no free food.
I better get a discount or something.
Ain't no discounts.
Mm. You must be the famous cook
I've been hearing so much about.
And you must be Darnell.
The one and only.
I see where Emmett gets
his good looks from.
Oh, that ain't the only
thing he get from his dad.
You know what? Uh-uh.
what what what
what you laughing at?
Look at us.
Dom and Darnell.
Two Ds.
Our names sound like
they go together, huh?
- Do they?
- Uh-huh.
We look good together.
Come on, man, get out.
I don't need you back here, all right?
- The food is out front.
- Hey, relax, boy.
I'm just trying to
congratulate you and shit.
Mm, that is a small-ass ring.
Whatever. I love it.
You should definitely get it re-sized.
Looks a little tight.
Hmm, I don't mind, though, so
Hmm, looks like a pawn shop ring to me.
- Would you shut up?
- What?
Bro, Jemma dad wants to kill me.
If you was trying to fuck my daughter,
- I'd want to kill you, too.
- She was trying to fuck me.
- So what?
- Man
How do I get him to like me?
I think I got an idea.
"What to expect during the first weeks
of pregnancy"?
You having a change of heart?
No. I'm just curious.
Maybe you should lay down.
I'm good.
Look, don't worry.
This will all be over real soon.
Oh, come here. Come on.
Ah, good to see you, Mr. Davis.
Nice to see you, too.
Ah, God bless you, brother.
Excuse me.
- What's going on, y'all?
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Wow.
Business is doing great.
Yeah, it's crazy.
Thank you. Well, what can I get y'all?
Uh-uh, nah.
Why they get special treatment?
Oh, chill, bro.
This motherfucker's a hero.
Thank you.
What do you want?
It's my treat.
Oh? Okay, um
Let me see.
Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
I don't think I want
a big wedding, though.
That's good.
I ain't trying to pay for one.
Look, there's always City Hall.
Did you have a big
wedding for your wife?
Which one?
Bro, she liked my picture.
That means she wants
you to slide in her DMs.
- Dad don't be checking those.
- You guys good?
- You're welcome.
- Thank y'all for coming.
What's up, player?
Y'all good? Y'all good? Enjoying that?
Oh, man, you tearing
up that mac and cheese.
Get a new plate.
Hey, Miss Julie, how you doing?
All right, what's up,
man? Good to see y'all.
All right.
Looking good, looking good.
Some more greens, more greens.
Hey, you got to mix the mac
and cheese with the yams.
What are you doing?
That's for Coogie, motherfucker.
Somebody please help.
Oh, God.
Ronnie, no, no, no, no
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