The Client List s01e05 Episode Script

Try, Try Again

Previously on The Client List I know that you've been seeing someone.
His name is Garrett.
Oh! And this is my date -- Garrett.
Oh, have we met before? You look familiar.
I get that a lot.
I swear I know you.
I never forget a name or a face.
I'm sure it'll come to me.
Riley, Kyle left the country last week.
He's really gone.
Kyle left me and the kids seven weeks ago, and I have no idea if he's ever coming back.
That says everything about him and nothing about me.
You and Edgar have broken my heart, Heathcliff.
And you both come to bewail the deed to me.
You teach me now how cruel you've been -- cruel and false.
Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort.
Yes, you may kiss me and cry, wring out my kisses and tears.
You can turn over when you're ready.
Then what right had you to leave me? What right?! Answer me -- for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Who's Linton? I have no clue.
That's the grave of Catherine Earnshaw.
I loved her long ago and was wretched to lose her.
- Is something wrong? - Oh, I don't know.
Who's in there? It's supposed to be Riley and your client, but I'm hearing other voices.
That's "Wuthering Heights.
" Josh likes to listen to audio books during his massage.
Straight man? No extras? As a matter of fact, yes.
He's a wonderful, sensitive, God-fearing man.
Got a crush, huh? Well, we share a -- an interest in Victorian literature.
I bet it puts him right to sleep.
Yeah, pretty much.
"You must not go," she answered.
"Linton will be up immediately," persisted the alarmed intruder.
"Edgar will not hurt us!" Who's Edgar? "I shall die.
I shall die!" Hey, now! That'snot Edgar.
Oh, my gosh.
I-I'm so -- I didn't realize we were doing the whole I didn't -- I didn't -- Rub and tug.
Oh, but I did.
It wasgood.
"If he shot me so, I'd expire with a blessing on my lips.
" Original Air Date on May 6, 2012 I grabbed it.
What? His unit.
You didn't.
I did.
I took the d-train.
On purpose? No.
It just kind ofhappened.
I'm so sorry.
Well, thanks for covering my shift.
Or uncovering it.
What do you mean, "weird day at work"? Oh, I was just thinking out loud.
Oh, I can't even imagine what ends up on your massage table day after day.
It's not always so bad.
Chamomile? Perfect.
So, uhyou and Dale were only gone three days.
You know, you didn't have to bring all that stuff back for the kids.
I most certainly did.
I love spoiling them.
Besides, it's good practice for when Dale and I have a brood of our own.
Oh, so it went well? Dale's back on board for having babies? Um, yeah.
Lacey Jean.
He will be.
He says he doesn't want children now, but he'll feel differently once I'm pregnant.
You went off the pill and you're not telling him.
Lacey, you can't do that.
Maybe I can.
The way I look at it, I'm giving him what he wants before he even knows he wants it.
We are so not even done talking about this.
Done talking about what? Girl talk.
Well, I was gonna borrow your carry-on, but who am I kidding? I'm packing enough clothes for a passage to India.
Okay, mama, can you please explain to me how you going to New Orleans with Garrett is taking it slow? I should have never told you.
Linette, your only resolution this year was to take things slow with men.
You two calm down.
I'm not running off and marrying him.
Not yet, anyway.
Can you just admit that this trip happened suddenly? I mean, he didn't even give you a chance to think about it.
What's to think about? I like him, he likes me, we both like jazz.
And Riley, I thought yo like him.
I do.
You haven't said that since three husbands ago.
I'm just worried that you don't know him very well.
That's all.
Honey, do not.
Do not what? Hint that I'm making a mistake.
I've made plenty of them.
And I've learned that you can't find out about love unless you fling yourself out there.
Oh, you have definitely flung it.
Now, I understand why you'd be gun-shy about men.
Mama, this is not about me.
It wasn't, but now it is.
You took off your wedding ring.
That's a start.
Actually, it felt more like an end.
I know it's been hard with this Kyle business, but you can't just give up because you had one bad experience.
Mama, it's been my only experience.
You should date.
Have some fun.
I don't -- Yeah! I don't fling it like you do.
Well, sometimes when you take a chance, it pays off big.
Now, would you please let me have some fun? Somebody around here's got to.
I'm fun.
So am I.
Well, how long is that gonna take? All right.
Well, just let me know when it's gonna be done.
All right.
Now they say it's the alternator.
And this better be a mistake, 'cause Garza promised me that raise.
Okay, well, maybe they screwed it up, but you won't know unless you ask him.
Look, you need this job, and I know what that feels like.
Just kill him with kindness.
It works for me.
Yeah, it would be easier just to kill him.
Oh, no.
You're too pretty to be in prison.
I'll get a ride later tonight.
No way.
Come on.
I'm used to driving the kids around.
You didn't even throw food or sing "Party in the U.
" once.
Maybe next time.
Ooh, Evan! Evan! Hey, what you doing later, baby, huh? Calling your wife, Joe, and you should know better.
Ooh! Ow! Hey.
We heard.
I know.
It happened.
I was in the zone.
Before you know it, I was in his zone.
Well, that's a first -- although, I can't blame you.
The guy is gorgeous.
Josh is a kind soul, if you have any designs on him.
What are you talking about? She's talking about dating.
You should try it.
It's exciting.
Yeah, so is sky-diving, but I don't want to do that, either.
Honey, why are you holding back? Well, for starters, I'm married.
I'm a mom, and I haven't been on a date since I have not been on a date since the 20th century.
Hilarious, Dee Ann.
Riley, what do you mean you haven't been on a date -- Since Kyle.
We met in high school, and five dates later, we were shopping for baby furniture.
Oh, my gosh.
Kyle was your first? My only.
I had no idea.
Lord, you got to get back out there sometime.
Honey, start living your life.
Speaking of, Duke is out of town this weekend.
We should all go out this Friday night.
I can't.
I have plans.
Hello? She's got something going on.
Early this morning, I saw her texting.
I asked her about it.
She almost jumped out of her skin.
Secret boyfriend? Secret something.
I need that drywall finished today.
No more excuses.
Wash got the wrong materials You got a minute? Yeah.
I'm, uh -- I'm assuming this is a mistake.
You said my -- my raise would start this paycheck.
Did I? Maybe you misunderstood.
I didn't misunderstand.
I've been doing foreman's work for months on the promise that I'd get paid for it.
Listen, we've lost three bids this month, and corporate is pushing for more layoffs.
Well, I've seen the books.
I mean, we're turning a profit on every job.
You're not seeing the big picture here, huh? Look, I'm getting squeezed from the top, but I'll, uh I'll see what I can do.
I appreciate it.
Hold on a second.
I hadn't seen your sister-in-law since Kyle left.
How's she doing? Uh-huh.
And, um, since he's gone, uh Are you tapping that? Excuse me? Riley.
But speaking for myself, I wouldn't let a woman like that get by, even if she was my brother's wife.
Should I just start with, "I'm mortified," don't.
Don't even -- and then apologize, or should I apologize you don't have to do this.
And then just let it spiral down from there? No, look.
It was memorable.
And not at all what I was going for.
I know.
I know.
Look, I may have left my wallet here.
Oh, right.
I mean, you did leave kind of fast.
I'm surprised you remembered your pants.
Yeah, they kind of, uh, slowed me down in the sprint to the car.
I'll just see if Georgia has your wallet.
All right.
Hey, uh What are you doing on -- on Saturday? Well, I don't usually work the weekends, but let me see.
No, no, no.
I meant, uh, like a date.
Saturday night.
Or -- or coffee.
Or desserts.
I mean, to be honest, I don't really care what we do, but I think it may be fun to spend some time together.
You know, with my clothes on.
I don't -- I don't know.
A little.
Embarrassing and humiliating.
So What do you say? Whoa, whoa, whoa.
That's it? That's what you told Josh? That, and I'd think about it.
If I were you, I'd just play "get.
" I don't know if I'm ready.
Of all the ways that you're ready.
But, I mean, husband gone, ring off.
But that's really negative.
I'm all about positivity.
The only way to tell if you're ready is to go out on a date and see if you're ready.
That didn't make any sense.
Well, neither does saying no to someone like Josh Harper.
You won't hear me say this often, but Dee Ann's right.
If there's any guy worth giving a shot, he's it.
Hello, mystery man! Dang it, Dee Ann! Sam says, "looking forward to it.
" I knew it! It is none of your business! Look, if she wanted us to know, she'd tell us.
Thank you, Riley.
She won't give anything up, and it's driving me crazy.
You know why I don't tell you about my life? 'Cause y'all are a bunch of jackals when it comes to gossip.
Not me.
I got to go.
Yes, you are.
Thank you.
Hey, honey, I've been meaning to ask you -- how's your mom and her boyfriend doing these days? Oh, hot and heavy.
Did you remember where you knew him from? Oh, for the life of me, I can't place him.
Landry wasn't on the client list, was he? Well, now, that I would remember.
Landry? Missed a spot.
Oh, people like me are annoying.
Well, you're forgiven.
Linette told me that you're taking her to New Orleans.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
No, I've never been aboard the Sunset Limited.
Oh, it's very Rhett Butler of you.
Ashley Wilkes, actually.
Ashley Wilkes was a true gentleman, not a scoundrel like Rhett.
Thank you, ma'am.
Oh, I hope you didn't want to take me to lunch.
I just wanted to ask you in person if it would be okay if we don't stay in the French Quarter? Oh, no! Why not? So romantic.
I-I mean, I think so.
I think you missed a spot.
That it's gonna be clear skies and a full moon when we're there, and I just thought it might be a little more romantic if we had a nighttime view of the Mississippi from our room.
Huh? Whatever you like.
You've planned such a marvelous trip already.
All right.
I'll see you later.
Go on.
Shoo, now.
I've got clients with all sorts of issues -- some even have to do with hair.
You see what's happening here, don't you? It's written all over his face.
What's that, Miss Lacey? I don't have my reading glasses.
Oh, Linette, come on.
He's smitten.
You're both cuckoo.
Look, I don't know what Riley thinks, but I am telling you.
Well, I've been proposed to enough that I can see it coming from a country mile.
A few times, I actually managed to get out of the way.
Garrett is acting a little funny.
Maybe he does have something on his mind.
I've been so busy having a good time, I didn't notice.
Maybe that's what we mean when we say "love is blind.
" Oh! Mrs.
Peck is ready.
And what about you? Ready? To get married? Oh, I was born ready.
When it comes to Garrett Landry, oh, yes, indeedy.
Look what Mr.
straight massage sent you today.
It was at the front desk.
It's one of those pre-paid disposable phones.
With just his name and number in it.
I think it's wildly romantic.
It is cute, is what it is.
Too cute! I'm about to leave Bobby for this guy.
Girl, what's it gonna take? Uh, hello? Hi, it's Riley.
Hey,hey Riley.
What's going on? Hey, Carlos! Very nice on the dishes there.
Just -- just get -- I need the ribs, okay? Thanks, man.
Uh, sorry.
It's -- it's nuts here.
Uh, so, you got my gift, I guess.
I did.
I'm using it right now.
So, h-how are you? I'm good.
I was just thinking about how awful our first encounter was.
That it probably couldn't get much worse.
So, I'm -- I'm gonna take that as a yes.
It's a yes.
Give me a second.
- Riley, hey.
What's up? - Hey, I'm so sorry.
I can't get there in time.
That's all right.
I'll just get a ride with one of the guys.
You sure? Yeah.
I mean, you can't be chauffeuring my ass around forever.
Everything okay? Uh, yes.
As a matter of fact, everything's really good.
You gonna tell me what's making you so happy? Oh, uh It's nothing.
Thank you so much for understanding.
Very clever.
Oh, look, I didn't care if it was clever.
I just cared if it worked.
Well, looks like it did.
So, uh, you want to go in? I think you'll like the place.
In a minute.
You know, one of my favorite things about Texas -- Big sky.
I was just gonna say that! You beat me to the punch.
Big sky.
I've been running around so much lately.
I haven't even had a chance to just look up and see where I'm going or where I've been.
What? Nothing.
I'm just very glad you made it.
So When does the date officially start? Officially? UhLet me see.
Oh, maybe once you, uh, sit down, place your order.
Talk about your childhood.
Parents and siblings.
Hopes and dreams.
I mean, wow.
We really have a lot ahead of us.
A lot of stuff.
So, are you up for it? The official start time? Yeah.
Yeah, I think I am.
Or maybe just we could do a little More sky? Yeah.
Yes, I know.
I know, but please.
It does make a difference.
His name is Garrett Landry, not Landry Garrett.
It's open! Ma'am, I've never heard of Landry Garrett.
What can I do you for, baby? I'll wait till you finish.
No, honey, don't say that.
No, no, no.
Listen, I am still here.
I may be on this phone all night.
I need to take tomorrow evening off.
Jolene, you can hardly make ends meet as it is.
Uh, no, no, no.
No, no! Do not put me on hold.
I wouldn't ask if it wasn't real important.
Honey, you know I will support you as much as I can, but now when it gets to where I can't count on you, Thank you.
Arrested? On what charge? No, no, no.
I've got all the time in the world for this.
So, no, no, just, uh -- just the two dogs and, um, the meanest siamese on the planet.
Just by staring at it really hard.
That is one powerful cat.
Yeah, she's frightening.
Anyway, your turn.
Oh, well, um No dogs.
No dogs.
Two kids.
Two -- Oh, so, you, uh, you saved the best for last, didn't you? Travis is 7 and a nut-ball, and, uh, Katie is 5 going on 25.
I love kids.
I, um -- I have a niece and a nephew.
I-I coach their soccer team.
You are a complete surprise, Josh Harper.
I thought the kid thing was just gonna do you right in.
No, not at all.
Not at all.
You know what almost got me was the chicken story from your childhood.
I mean, that was a little bizarre.
Well, I raised them and ate them.
You know, it's the cycle of life.
You are one tough broad.
Well, you have to be, you know, to get through a whole day.
Single mom, all that work.
Let's -- let's talk about your job.
What do you mean? I'm not naive.
I know what -- what goes on there.
You know, I ran out the other day.
You and all the other girls had a field day with what happened.
Yes, we did.
Yeah, a little play-by-play of all your weirdest sessions on the table.
This one's definitely gonna go down as a hall of famer.
Just for the record, that is the fastest anyone has ever run away from me before.
It was great for my ego.
We should, uh -- we should do this again sometime.
You should, you know, get a sitter, I don't know, next Saturday night.
Or do the kids stay with their dad? Nope.
Their dad is, uh, not in the picture.
He left us a few months ago.
A few, uh -- a few months ago.
So, you don't -- you don't know where he is? No, or if we'll ever see him again.
But, I mean, he -- he could -- He could come back.
Like, at anytime.
These flowers are beautiful.
Yeah, I had no idea what your favorite flower was, but I-I know Linette likes these, so Stargazer lilies.
Like mother, like daughter.
So, it is a surprise, you just coming by.
Well, and I'm glad that I caught you at home.
Okay, so what's all this about? Well, it's about my wanting to do what's right by your mama.
I want to marry Linette.
This weekend? Well, soon, but I would like your blessing.
I don't understand what the rush is.
No, there's no rush.
But it's just that at my age, when you know, you know.
And when I met your mom, believe me, I knew.
Okay, but my mama, she dives in head first.
Always has, and that concerns me.
And you're looking out for her, and I respect that, Riley.
So you want my approval.
Well, I'm just an old-fashioned kind of guy.
And if I could go to her father and ask Right.
Well, and I don't really think it'd be wise for me to go to her ex-husbands.
I understand two of them are big into deer hunting.
I would steer clear of them.
Do you love her? Very much.
Look, the thing is I don't know if I'm okay with this.
But it's not my decision to make.
But if you ever hurt her or upset her Believe me -- I'd be crazy to mess with you two.
You are a pair to be reckoned with.
As long as we're clear.
Do you think that we could just keep this between us? Because I'd kind of like to surprise her.
Riley? Riley? Riley, are you back there? Yeah.
I am.
What on earth was Garrett doing here? I just saw him walking out.
Oh, my God.
He's gonna ask her.
He's gonna ask Linette to marry him.
Can you believe that? And he wanted my blessing.
I think it's wildly romantic.
Yeah, romantic, lunatic -- one of the two.
Man, I got to stop doing that.
You know what? I got to stop worrying about everybody else.
That's new.
It's new Riley.
Yeah, 'cause he's either gonna propose this weekend or not.
You know, or maybe they'll elope.
Or it could just be a 300-person shindig at the Colvin Mansion -- I don't even know.
Uh, could you please bring back new Riley? I was just starting to like her.
I'm trying.
Look, right now what I want to know is if you ever came clean with Dale.
Not quite.
And he's starting to suspect something.
He's begged off sex for days.
And I keep losing out to the Astros.
I don't think you're looking at this realistically.
Having kids is not all sunshine and puppy dogs.
You sound just like him.
Well, it's true, you know.
It's -- it's strep throat and trips to the E.
Thomas the Tank Engine.
Let me tell you something about Thomas the Tank Engine.
Never stops singing.
And you wouldn't change it for the world.
Riley, I know that you don't approve of how I'm going about this.
But I am doing it for all the right reasons.
All the wrong ways.
Come on.
Come on! Thank you.
What, were you on a date or something? You were! You were on a date! I totally did.
I totally went on a date.
Oh, shut up! How could you not tell me? Okay, well, he's tall, dark, and handsome.
Nice, honest.
It's never gonna work out.
That's why you want to keep the focus off of you.
Keeping busy has its advantages.
So, who is he? Are you trying to keep it a secret? God, it's like you're living a double life.
Riley, we're home.
- Hey, mom! - Mom, we're home! You know what? Sometimes, it feels that way.
Thank you for jumping behind the wheel.
No problem.
You log enough miles between here and Sugar Land.
So, Garza's making some noise about promoting me.
Oh, look out, Beaumont.
Evan Parks is a high roller.
Well, he hasn't said anything about a raise, but I'm not letting up on him.
Good for you.
It's great.
It's like we're both just putting ourselves out there.
What are you talking about? Oh.
Never mind.
Cough it up, Parks.
I just sort of I ended up going out on a date.
That's, uh I didn't know -- even know you were dating.
I wasn't.
I-I wasn't even planning on it.
It just sort of felt like the universe was pushing me out there, you know? Kind of like what you're doing.
My truck will be ready in a day or two, so I think I got it covered.
I -- Okay.
Hey, Georgia.
Honey, I made some calls, and I got an earful about your mama's boyfriend.
Garrett took donations from the people in his church.
For his non-profit.
Skipped town with the money.
Are you kidding me? Nice job on Laughlin.
We can talk about that end-of-the-year bonus for coming in under budget.
That'd be great.
And the raise? Well, I got your promotion.
You're officially a foreman.
And what about the raise? I'm still fighting for that.
But I'm impressed, though.
Wasn't sure this was gonna work out for you.
I got it.
Mama, it is killing me to have to tell you this about Garrett.
Now, come on outside.
Oh, it is? 'Cause seems to me you're just trying to find fault with him.
Look, Georgia said that he got people to donate to a foundation to build another church.
Oh, no.
A good, selfless man doing the work of the lord.
Dear me.
And then it was never built.
In Brazil? Maybe he's an international spy.
Well, he's handsome enough.
You know what? You're not helping.
And if he did half of what you say, he'd be in jail.
He was arrested.
They couldn't get him on anything.
How long ago did you say this happened? I don't believe a word of it.
The Garrett I know gives his time and money to the church.
He doesn't take.
He doesn't even ask.
I know the man.
Yeah, like I knew Kyle.
Is that what this is about? Yes, mama.
That is exactly what this is about.
Why can't you just be happy for me? All right.
Stop it, you two.
Riley, Garrett hasn't given us any reason to believe any of this is true.
You're gonna take her side right now? No, that is unbelievable.
I'm not taking si-- you know what? I came all the way down here because, mama, I don't want you to get hurt.
You know what hurts? The fact that my own daughter goes so far out of her way to trounce on my dreams.
It wasn't that far out of my way.
You're on a time-out.
Sostill not gonna tell us about him? - Dee Ann, you're like a dog with a bone.
- What's the story? Is she seeing someone or isn't she? We still don't know.
I'm not seeing -- I'm meeting.
I'm meeting someone.
Okay, so what are you upset about? Look, it's someone from my past That not a day goes by that I don't think about, and I'm I'm just afraid I'm gonna blow it, okay? But is there something we can do to help? No.
I'm fine.
As long as I can figure out what the hell to wear.
Well, we're good at that, right, girls? Here.
Why don't you wear this? Oh, I'd look too young in that.
You wouldn't want that.
- How about this? - Oh, yeah.
And if you get cold, uhNo.
Selena has a perfect wrap.
Yeah, oh, that's great.
Yeah, okay.
That's great.
That looks good.
You could use a little good luck.
Uh, no.
No, it's a spirit quartz.
It radiates harmony.
It looks like a rock to me.
Are you gonna let me help or not? Yeah.
I'll, uh -- I'll -- I'll take it with me.
Now, what am I gonna wear on the bottom? Ooh.
This jean skirt.
Now breathe.
I'm good.
I'm good.
You guys are great.
Thank you so much.
Oh, of course.
Let it out.
It's gonna be okay.
Sam? Yeah.
You're Jolene? I am.
Uh, go on.
Have a seat.
I'm so happy you showed up.
I didn't know if you would.
And I would have understood if you hadn't, you know, considering I'm just talking too much, aren't I? No.
It's -- it's okay.
I wanted to come.
Yeah? Nothing.
I just -- I wanted to say your name out loud.
I'm sorry.
Justfeels weird.
I know.
Me, too.
I don't know where to start.
Ah! Maybe this.
Uh, this is an old picture from back in, uh back in '92, when he and I first met.
You look just like him.
You look just like your daddy.
Thank you.
Come on.
We're burning daylight.
Thanks for giving me a ride.
Ah, no worries.
Scratch my back Listen -- I was thinking maybe you could, uh, set me up with Riley.
You want me to pimp out Riley? She's available.
No, in fact, she's seeing someone right now.
And I'll get another ride.
You've let her get away? A fine piece of ass like that.
Knock it off! You're fired, Parks! Get him out of here now! Yeah, I'm done with you, anyway! Hey.
You okay? Yeah.
Just fighting with my mom.
Didn't want to say anything about it.
You have enough on your plate.
Oh, sweetie.
I heard Georgia checking up on her boyfriend.
That's what this is about? Oh, it's always about a man with my mama.
She's gonna keep going ahead no matter what.
Well, maybe he's okay.
Maybe whatever he did, he can put behind him.
You know, we all have things from our past we wish we could do over.
I hope so.
How'd it go with Sam? Amazing.
It was just amazing.
Are you okay? Riley, Sam's m-my son.
You're kidding me.
And I was so nervous, I had four cups of coffee, which didn't help.
Oh, I wish you would have seen him.
No wonder you wanted to keep all this to yourself.
I didn't know if he was gonna show.
Well, he did.
I never wanted to give him up.
I was just I was so young.
I couldn't do it by myself, you know? And I kind of missed out on his whole life.
He's here now.
It's all gonna be okay.
I was so happy to see him.
Oh! Now I just I feel kind of guilty and -- and excited and -- and l-like I want to cry all the time, and my heart's gonna burst.
And I worry about him, you know? I just want to know where he is and what he's doing and if he's okay.
Why are you looking at me like that? I just have never really seen this in you before.
It's really something.
Like what? You just became a mom.
Josh? Hey.
You here to see Jolene? Uh, no.
Actually, I, uh I came to see you.
W-would you mind? Hi.
Um This may sound kind of strange.
I just -- I just wanted us to end on a good note.
You're such a gentleman.
No, I-I just think you deserve an explanation.
It's okay.
I get it.
My life is complicated right now and much more than you bargained for.
I was hoping maybe someday, you know? Just not now.
Well, at some point, maybe when the stars align, you know? Neither one of us is very good at this, are we? I'm an idiot.
I thought I'd come in here, "hello," "goodbye," nice to know you.
Well, we could still do that.
It's just impossible right now for me and my life.
Just that a picnic table and that barbecue with a really great guy.
I get it.
It was really great getting to know you.
You are so beautiful, Linny.
I think my heart skipped a beat.
And I've got us a reservation at Galatoire's for tonight.
French creole! Yeah.
Oh, that was just a hunch.
I might show you off just a little bit.
Oh, you.
You know, I've got an old business partner in town, and I thought we'd meet him for drinks.
Business partner? You sell cars.
Well, that's fine for the wallet, but it does nothing for the soul.
Um, I'm not sure I follow you.
Well, see, he and I are talking about building a little church in his hometown outside of Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo Brazil? Brazil.
Yeah, I mean, it's very poor there.
And the church would do them a world of good, so And, you know, if we get a few converts from the catholics, that wouldn't hurt either, would it? So, you're -- you're building a new church.
What do you call it? A sister church.
A sister church? Mm-hmm.
You know, maybe we could talk to some of your friends, see if they want to get in on it, too.
You know, you seem to know everybody who's anybody in this town.
Hmm? This is what's gonna happen.
You're going to open your trunk and hand me my suitcase.
I'm going to go back inside.
You're going to get in your car, and you're gonna leave.
Linette, what has gotten into you? Laredo.
Hang on, now.
'Cause that -- that, um that was a misunderstanding.
And I can explain that.
I don't want to hear it.
I always thought you were too good to be true.
Honey, you're making a terrible mistake.
I've made so many mistakes.
Thank God you're not gonna be one of them.
I'm so sorry.
I'm such a fool.
Mama, you are the farthest thing from it.
When your daddy died, I swear I lost the ground beneath me.
I lost my balance, and I just never got it back.
Yes, you have.
My feet on the ground? No.
Mama, you just said, "when daddy died.
" You know that's the first time in all these years that you didn't say he left us or abandoned us? I sure do.
That's right.
You actually really said what happened.
That's a start.
You and me, we're tough as squirrel meat and twice as pretty.
Only twice? Lord.
I think you're trying to say we're gonna be just fine.
With or without a man.
And what about you, honey? Are you putting yourself out there yet? I thought about it.
Took a run at it.
Had a date? Yeah.
It started off good.
Made me realize I need to just focus on the kids.
Well, I learned from the best.
Be right back.
Oh, thanks for calling.
I didn't feel like staying home by myself while Dale's out with his buddies.
Did you talk to him? He promised me, Riley.
On our second date, Dale said, "Lace, you know we're gonna get married one day and have a million babies, don't you?" And I believed him.
Okay, but going off the pill? Sharlyn Ramsey did it, and her husband came around.
Yeah, but you're better than that.
I mean, you can't lie to someone you love without it eventually tearing the relationship apart.
I'm gonna go check on the kids.
You get some pizza.
We'll make a night of it, okay? Okay.
What's going on? You look like you saw a ghost.
Let's thaw some pizza and have a drink.
Mama, is that the second bottle? Third.
But I've been eating, munching along the way.