The Morning Show (2019) s03e05 Episode Script

Love Island

- [MIA] Uh, we're live in two.
- [BRADLEY] Okay, okay.
Okay. Um, Alison's got chills.
Marshall's covering B cam,
but I don't know if he can do it.
And Joel has a throat tickle.
[SIGHS] Geez. Do you have any good news?
- Hey, six feet, six feet.
- Oh. I'm sorry.
- Hi, Julia.
- [JULIA] Oh, good morning.
- Morning.
- [MIA] Uh, Alex's fever broke.
- That's great. When is she coming back?
- Yeah.
Uh, Stella wants Alex and
Chip to keep doing their thing.
- Really?
- Yeah. How are things on your end?
I mean, I guess I'm fine.
I'm doing my own hair and makeup.
I'm getting dressed in the green room.
I've been okay for the past two
weeks. I think I'm in the clear.
Oh, okay. Uh, Stella
says you're good to go.
[SIGHS] Thank you. You're my hero.
- Yeah. Keep saying it. Okay.
[MIA] You look like a dream.
Really? I feel pretty ragged. [SIGHS]
- Hi, Laura.
- Morning, Bradley.
Oh, uh, I made some
changes to the Cuomo copy.
There was a new executive
order last night.
Got it. What else?
Have a great show.
- Always do.
- [JULIA] Five,
- four, three, two.
- Marshall, is your camera even on?
Good morning. It's
Wednesday, March 25th,
and the 2020 Summer Olympics
have officially been postponed.
Okay. Bill Simpson just quit,
and he's moving to Costa Rica.
- Who?
- He's the EVP of scripted.
You know, the, uh, smart one.
He's He's pissed 'cause I canceled
- all the pilots that he just green-lit.
- Well, what else could you do?
You know no one's gonna step
foot on a film set right now.
Well, he's dead to us,
and I need your help.
- Yeah, I'm a little busy.
- We're desperate for content.
The Donner Party cast, they're stuck
on location with a food shortage.
Oh, you're kidding.
And Sorkin won't release
his Kissinger biopic to UBA+.
- Why did you green-light that?
- Self-hate.
- That tracks.
- I need you to talk to him.
- You're gonna owe me.
- Okay, good. You can put it on my tab.
Did you see Alex's thing
has over two million streams?
- Everybody stops to watch a house on fire.
- Do you want me to put it out?
Put it out? No.
I want you to hit the street with
a gas can and see what lights up.
We need stakes. We need spectacle.
We need the the undeniable
essence that is Alex fucking Levy.
- I'll be back.
[LAURA] The fridge is full.
The wine is chilled. I'm just
missing one thing. [CHUCKLES]
- Toilet paper?
- Actually, yeah. I need that too.
- Hey. Look who's here.
- Hey, Brad
Oh, Laura.
Hi, Cory.
- [WHISPERS] Call me later, okay?
- Yeah. I'll call you back. Bye.
Okay. Was the show okay?
Yeah, good stuff. Good stuff.
So what's up?
Oh, I'm just checking in.
Um, have you got enough food?
Do you want a dog, or a kitten or
some other kind of animal companion?
- [CHUCKLES] I'm good.
- Okay.
Um, I checked with BA, and they're
happy to put you in an apartment.
Well, I really appreciate that, but, um,
I'm actually checking out of the hotel.
Oh, okay. Good. Where you goin'?
Uh, Laura and I have been talking,
and it's just much safer out there,
and, um [STAMMERS]
I'll be remote and
Unless, of course, you need me here.
No, no, no, no, no. That
makes sense. Makes sen
It'd be good for ratings, you know.
You know none of this has
anything to do with you know,
what happened between
you and I with Hal.
That, um That was just,
like That was a crazy night,
and it was just We
were We weren't
We were going a little bit
out of our minds, weren't we?
Um, yeah, right. Right. Uh, were we?
I was.
Oh. Yeah. Okay.
Um [STAMMERS] How is Hal?
So much better. Thank you. Yeah,
he's with my mom now, you know.
That's great.
Thank you for asking.
Um, hope you see a moose.
How was your day?
- Shitty.
- You said that yesterday.
- I missed you too.
- Hi.
- [GRUNTS] I'm gonna go get some water.
No, no, no, no, no. Don't
go. Too soon. Too soon. Stay.
I'd get you water. Do you need water?
No. But can we have, like, champagne?
- Well, I got that too, honey.
- Really?
You came to the right house. Yes.
Yeah, I knew I came to the right house.
- Now, we don't have to work till tomorrow.
- [CHUCKLES] Okay.
So we could spend the whole
day in bed if we wanted to.
Oh, my God. Can we?
You know, people will
speculate. They always do.
I mean, I'm in a pod with
you during the pandemic.
It's a little more than that.
Does it bother you?
Um, no. I don't know. Uh Our
personal relationship is our business.
Okay. So we just won't say
anything about it on air.
- Okay.
- Oh, you have a little
- Hmm.
- Okay. Time to Time to work. [CHUCKLES]
- Okay. Time to work.
- Salma?
- Cory.
we doing masks, no masks?
What's the policy today?
I don't watch the news.
Well, why don't we leave them on?
Till we get to know each other better.
Right. Better safe than sorry, huh?
Can't wait to show you this house.
I love this place. I think you will too.
But I've got five more to show
you, if this is not the one.
[CORY] Okay. Wow, big lot.
UBA+ must be doing very well.
You're a subscriber.
I will be, if you buy through me.
[CHUCKLING] Okay. Well, fair
warning, I'm a little picky.
[SALMA] Good. I've got
all the time in the world.
Yeah, I-I-I understand but [SIGHS]
By the time that I get
there and I quarantine,
then Mother's Day will be over.
And then I have to come back
here and quarantine again.
Yeah, but, Brad, we both know that
if you wanted to, you
could make it work.
Hal, that's not fair.
I'm I'm sorry. I'm not trying to
make you feel guilty. I swear to God.
I'll be there as soon as
the restrictions lift, okay?
Just take care of Mom
and and text me anytime.
- Are you good?
- Yeah. I love you.
- I love you too.
How's he doing?
Hmm. Yeah. Seems like
he's doing pretty good.
My mom is still going to church, and
he's not wearing a mask at Costco.
Our education system is broken.
You know Hal and I went
to the same schools.
Yeah, but only one of
you learned about science.
That's my family.
I'm sorry. I didn't mean
it. It was a joke. Really.
No, I know you don't
like where I'm from,
but I have a lot of
that world in me, and
I need you to understand
or or attempt to understand,
if you're gonna love me.
Mmm, a little bit.
Or I'm doing the mommy
thing, which is awful.
It's probably about my own childhood.
Or maybe I'm just an asshole.
But yes, I want to try.
Hold on. Is this compassionate
engagement around our traumas?
Is this an adult conversation?
Definitely a lesbian conversation.
- [CHUCKLES] Followed by chocolate.
- No, I want chocolate too.
- Nope. It's only for bisexuals.
- It's my house. I get the chocolate.
I'm really happy with you.
- [PRODUCER 1] Eight seconds to you.
- [PRODUCER 2] Stand by for live feed.
- [PRODUCER 1] Five, four, three
- I'm really happy with you too.
- two. Start your move. Cue her.
- I want people to know that.
So what? Make it official?
[MIA] Bradley. Bradley, you're on.
Right. Good morning.
- It's May 14th.
- Fifteenth.
Fifteenth. Sorry, y'all.
Babe, you gotta make
some stronger coffee.
Oh, no. I need you at half speed
when we go for our run later.
[CHUCKLES] Well, tomorrow
I'm gonna make the coffee.
- [GASPS] I make good coffee.
- [STAMMERS] I didn't say anything.
[SALMA] People will
talk about this house.
They're gonna want to know
about the man who lives inside.
[CORY] I love it. [SIGHS]
So picture this. You just closed
the biggest deal of your life.
[SALMA] You've got the perfect
bottle of wine, two glasses.
There's two glasses?
I'm not gonna make you drink alone.
Oh. I see. You're
You're here now too.
[SALMA] Just wanna make sure
you're happy with your purchase.
You do this with all your clients?
No, Cory. You're special.
Hmm. I've been, um [CLICKS
TONGUE] thinking about you.
What have you been thinking?
That I wanna get to know you.
Maybe you'd let me cook you dinner.
What if I want more than dinner?
Can I see you?
[STAMMERS] I mean, can I really see you?
CLAMORING] No justice! No peace!
No fucking police! No justice!
No peace! No fucking police!
It's great, but we can't use it on TMS.
Even if we bleep it?
We need personal stories.
Interviews with protesters
talking about why they're marching
and what it means to them.
Okay. Well, I can be on the
ground in Minneapolis by tomorrow.
Eric's already on the ground.
your take on this, Mia?
[STAMMERS] How are you feeling?
I agree with Stella. Uh
- Sit tight, we'll get you some footage.
- [BRADLEY] Okay.
George Floyd! George Floyd!
- George Floyd!
- George Floyd!
- No justice! No peace!
- No justice! No peace!
Hey, Fancy Face.
When? Now. When? Now.
[PARTNER] Was just gonna run the
shower. You wanna jump in with me?
- What's wrong?
André, do you think this
country will ever change?
'Cause I spent my day arguing over
what protest footage our
middle-class, mostly white audience
would be willing to watch
without changing the channel.
Then air it all. Let 'em squirm.
Okay. Yeah. I can't.
Why not?
The only way change happens is
when people see it for themselves.
I've seen him die, like, 20 times.
They're killing him, he's
calling out for his mama.
They're all just standing
around, letting it happen.
[SOBS] God, I just
- [SOBBING] Oh, God.
- [ANDRÉ] Hey.
Hey, hey. I'm here.
- Oh, God.
It's been a fucking week.
No shit. [CHUCKLES]
People are stuck at home.
Their only friend is the TV,
and we got nothing to show them
because everything is shut down.
Okay. Chip has a new pitch every
week, and Eric wants to do more.
- Just increase my budget and I can be
- Hey, I can't.
No one will loan to us since
the Hannah Shoenfeld suit.
The vultures, they're circling
right now, and I'm telling ya,
they see that stock drop, they're
gonna swoop down and eat our livers.
What about, like, more
interviews with Alex?
Uh, people love that.
For Alex Unfiltered.
Great. That's one show.
- People love those interviews.
- We got the Mitch Kessler documentary.
- What else do we have?
- I can talk to the director.
She'd let us air that. Um
that silence is deafening.
You really want to give
him more airtime right now?
Well, it shows him in a different light.
- He's regretful. He's repentant.
And it would drive traffic to UBA+.
In the middle of these protests?
I think the American public can
hold more than one idea at a time.
Cory, people are dying.
They're getting shot and suffocated.
Watching Mitch meditate on his
sins in some fancy Italian villa,
that feels tone-deaf.
Fine, then get me something
else and make it cheap.
What is it?
Oh. I need five billion
dollars. [GRUNTS]
That's all?
There's money all over this shoreline.
I mean, David Koch, Larry Page.
Most of 'em stay holed
up in their houses.
You don't even see them. But
sometimes they come out to play.
Do you know Paul Marks?
I thought he lived on
the floor of his factory.
He bought up here a few years ago.
I hear it's hard to get his attention.
[INTERVIEWER] CEO pay is 278 times
higher than the average worker.
[PAUL] Did you have a question
or are you asking me to comment
on the general state
of the American economy?
[INTERVIEWER] I'm asking
if you think that's ethical.
Well, upwards of a billion
people will die in our lifetime
due to the effects of
man-made climate destruction.
Do you think that's ethical?
- That's a separate issue.
- I think it's the only issue,
and it's something I'm
actively working on.
So, a billion people are gonna die,
but you wanna bitch about my paycheck?
The richest 1% emit twice as much
CO2 as the bottom 50% of the world.
Well, I'd say you're missing
the forest for the trees,
but I don't think you'd appreciate
the irony of that statement.
But congratulations, you know a fact.
I think we're done here.
[ALEX] Have you been able to
spend any time with your families?
It's been 41 days since I've been
home with my husband and daughter.
We walk with death. I've
never seen anything like this.
- My God, it's like a war zone.
- [NURSE 2] Yeah.
[ALEX] And yet, we provide our
soldiers with protective gear,
and here you guys are
fighting people for masks.
- [NURSE 1] And ventilators, an-and beds.
- Yes.
[NURSE 2] Our zip code has the
highest rate of COVID in the state.
Our patients can't afford to
stay home from work or isolate.
- She's really good.
- Everyone's just trying to survive.
But it's really hard.
How can we help you?
What is it that you need?
M-Maybe they'll give her Evening
News. I hear Eric's leaving.
[LAURA] It could be you.
You should talk to Stella.
- [ALEX] you are giving and sacrificing
- Okay. Yeah.
Jackie and Roberta, thank you
for taking this time today and
Oh, Emma called.
Still okay for her and
Sam to come stay with us?
- Yeah, sure.
- You sure?
I mean, I wish we were going
out instead of them coming in,
- but yeah.
- Okay.
- [BRADLEY] Your friends.
- Mm-hmm.
- [ALEX] talking to us.
- [ROBERTA] Thank you for talking to us.
Oh, thank goodness. Talk to me
while I cut a million strawberries.
Uh, hey. [STAMMERS] Listen
to me. Um, Mom has COVID.
- For how long?
Okay. Look, I can get on a flight,
and I'll be there by tomorrow.
No. Just stay where you are. I
don't need you getting sick too.
Then I'll have, like, two
people with COVID in the house.
I've I gave her Tylenol.
- Her fever's not that bad.
- Oh, my gosh.
Put the little oxygen thing
on her finger. I'm watching it.
Okay. Can you put her on the
phone? I want to talk to her.
asleep. Just It's okay.
Just I got this. Take a breath.
I feel like I should be there.
No, you shouldn't.
'Cause she needs to rest,
and you'll just get her
all riled up. And then
that wouldn't be good for anybody.
Okay, Hal. Just please wear gloves
an-an-and masked all the time, okay?
- It's gonna be all right.
- And tell her not to smoke. Okay?
- I promise.
- An-And if anything changes,
just call me, text me anytime.
- Morning or night. Do you hear me?
- I'll be right back.
Brad, you are always
coming to the rescue.
No, I-I can be there really fast.
Trust me. I love you.
- Okay. I love you. [SIGHS]
- I'll talk to you later.
My mom has COVID.
- Oh, my God.
- And I don't know where she got it,
and I'm sure she wasn't wearing a mask,
so don't even ask me. I don't know.
Do you wanna go to her?
Yeah. I feel like I should.
But then I talked to Hal, and he
doesn't think there's any point.
And then I might get
sick and then [SIGHS]
Okay. Um, I can call my cardiologist.
She knows people at Johns Hopkins.
If Hal can get your mom to
Baltimore, she can get better care.
I wish she would. I-I wish
she would call her own doctor.
[STAMMERS] You don't understand.
That's just [SIGHS]
just not how my family works.
He's gonna keep calling me. If
anything happens, I-I'm gonna go.
- Of course.
- Like that, I gotta go.
I understand that.
[BRADLEY] Okay. Hi, hi, hello.
No. Singer. Yes. Madonna.
Uh, movie, movie. Okay. Oh. Actress.
- What are you doing?
What's this? What is that?
West Side Story? I don't know.
Wait. Oh. Uh, Pulp Fiction!
Wait, wait. Time, time, time.
- Liza Minnelli!
- [SAM] Cabaret. [LAUGHS] That was amazing.
[EMMA] It was so obvious. I knew it.
[SAM] I was totally
transported to Weimar Germany.
- I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
- [EMMA] Hmm. Your turn.
- It's okay, babe.
- Okay.
- [SAM] Okay.
- Sam, it's your turn.
Take it easy on me, okay?
I gotta take this.
- Hey.
- [EMMA] Driving Miss Daisy. [LAUGHS]
Yeah. Uh, I can't hear you.
Hal, I can't hear
you. Slow down. W-What?
- [EMMA] Well, here's to you.
- What?
Oh, my God. [SOBS]
Oh, my God. [SOBS]
I'm not buying out points.
You can offer 20 cents on
the dollar and get back to me.
Kyle, what's next?
Bradley Jackson's mom died.
[KYLE] Do you want to call her?
Uh, sorry.
Send her flowers, but
from the whole UBA family.
- [CORY] Thank you.
- [KYLE] Okay.
There are now 102 active
wildfires burning across the West.
- A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled
- Over four million acres
- that Governor Tom Wolf's
- have been destroyed.
executive orders to
control the spread of the virus
were unconstitutional and a
violation of individual rights.
Good morning. It's
Friday, September 18th.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
has died. She was 87.
Appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993,
she was a champion of human rights
and an icon of the court.
Here's a brief retrospective
of her extraordinary life.
You want me to make you something else?
I wanna go out to a restaurant.
I wanna eat real food and order
a real drink and see people.
We could sit outside.
Bradley, I [SCOFFS]
I can't. I'm sorry.
You should talk to someone.
Who do you want me to talk
to, Laura? Your therapist?
How about a therapist?
What's a therapist
gonna fucking say to me?
That it's not my fault that
my drug-addicted mother died?
It's not your fault.
Whatever. You hated her anyway.
I never met her.
You didn't have to.
- You hated everything she stood for.
[STAMMERS] And I stopped talking to her
because I could feel it every time.
That's not fair.
But it's true.
Oh, my God.
Bradley, I am trying to support you.
I'm trying to be here for you, okay?
And I I can't help you if
you don't try to process this.
Okay, let's process it, Laura.
You know what I fucking think?
I think you like to dress me up,
a-and and parade me around for
your fancy fucking New York friends.
- I'm like your little white trash pet.
- What?
I think you don't even really like me.
I think that it makes you
feel better about yourself,
because you're actually an elitist snob
who hides out at the edge of the world
- so she doesn't have to deal
- Fuck you.
with real people. Fuck you.
You must be so filled with spite,
it just corrodes your insides.
Think you're happy when
people like my mom die,
because they had they get
COVID 'cause they're uneducated,
or they're hicks, or they're
just not as fucking smart as you.
You know what I think?
I think there's a little part
of you that's actually relieved.
You're glad she's gone.
You just don't have the
guts to admit it, Bradley.
And you need to grow the fuck up.
You need to grow up and stop
blaming me for all your shit.
You can't just dump
all your stuff on me!
Fucking be proactive and stop
rewriting some sort of history, Bradley.
Your mother was a piece of shit.
You're the first person
to tell everyone about it.
[STELLA] Okay.
It's an impossible situation, and
I don't put any of this on you.
We're number two. It's on me.
I should have pulled
Bradley off a month ago.
She keeps asking to go on assignment.
It's pretty clear that she
doesn't wanna be on TMS.
[MIA] What about Laura?
At this point, they're a package deal.
If Laura's on air without Bradley,
that's all anyone's
gonna be thinking about.
Oh, yeah.
Alex is willing to come back
part-time. We can rotate guest hosts.
Maybe Yanko. He's wanted this forever.
We should start chasing someone now.
And just so it's on the record, I
think it should be a woman of color
at the teacup, preferably
someone under 40.
Like Chris Hunter.
Yeah, she's killing it
in her guest segments.
We'll probably lose
Alison if we go that way.
Hey there's one more thing.
[PAOLA] All right, take your time.
[MITCH] Anyway, you asked
what I thought I did wrong.
Uh, I fucked up.
Obviously. I shouldn't
have done any of it.
- Have you seen this?
- [MITCH] I didn't want to be this person.
The Mitch Kessler interview. Wild.
I didn't want to hurt anyone.
I didn't want people to
think I was the kind of person
that could hurt someone.
- And now one of those women is dead.
- Turn it off.
- Fucking douchebag.
- Hannah Shoenfeld.
- And that should have never happened
- André, turn it off.
That's just
Did he, um
We were together. I
was in love with him.
I thought he was in love with me.
Say something.
DEEPLY] Why are you still there?
It's my job.
He's gone. I'm not.
I'm still here. I'm still
there. I have people there.
It may be hard to believe,
but some of us care about
staying in a place,
trying to make it better.
Darling, you got to let me know ♪
Should I stay or should I go? ♪
If I go, there will be trouble ♪
You ever tried Worcestershire sauce?
I'm gonna make a cheese toastie.
- You want a cheese toastie?
- Are you drunk?
Did you go to a bar?
No. I went to three.
If you leave this apartment
if you risk exposing anybody
else to your fucking shit,
I swear to God I will
never fucking forgive you.
Selfish asshole.
Stella needs somebody on the ground,
right up to the certification,
so I'll be in DC until January.
Will you let me know that you're safe?
You're not coming back, are you?
Maybe it's just not our time.
Hey, so AP called about
an assignment. [SIGHS]
Oh, okay. Where?
Afghanistan. It could be two weeks.
It could be two months. I don't know.
Are you gonna take it?
I'll leave your keys with the doorman.
[KATE] Man. Pandemic is fucking weird.
dance? I think we dance.
Nope, nope. Not worth getting COVID.
Fuck social distancing. Let's
go to, like, an actual club.
You know, and take our chances.
You don't think we're a little
too old for the underground scene?
What? I am not old.
- How is your dad? [CHUCKLES]
- Yeah, he's actually old.
You know, he still sends me
a holiday card every year?
Yeah, he always liked you because
you tolerated his endless stories.
Mmm, he liked me because I tolerated
your intense ass for four years.
was intense, not me.
- I'm way less intense now. Seriously.
- I don't know.
I eat real food. I sleep. You
know, sleep is my self-care.
- Wow, really?
- Yeah.
No more Red Bull with Addy
sprinkles for breakfast?
- Oh, no. [CHUCKLING]
- Mmm.
Oh, you're a a big,
fancy newsperson now.
[CHUCKLES] Yeah, whatever.
- How's Hyperion?
- Oh, it's okay.
Kind of feels like one of those moments
where I could just pick up and leave,
- and no one would say shit.
- Mmm.
What would you do instead?
Oh, I don't know. Open up a
café. Bomb an oil refinery.
You're gonna stop programming
rockets? Come on. [CHUCKLES]
No, I just need a change, you know.
- Any change.
- Uh-huh.
Let me know if you
hear of something cool.
Uh, yeah, there's nothing
at UBA. It's a hiring freeze.
- I wasn't asking you for a job.
- Sorry.
I'll keep my ears open.
Stuff will open up for you.
Thank you.
You know, I don't I don't
blame you for what you did.
Really. Leaving Paul Marks
and doing the corporate thing.
I really don't.
Sometimes [SIGHS] I wonder
what my life would have been like
if I had done the same thing.
Would I regret it?
My clothes would be better though.
[CORY] The company also exam
uh, examined five hours of
afternoon cable in three days.
In 20 Stella? Stella,
are you with me here? Stella?
- Stella, hi. This is, uh, important. Good.
- Sorry.
Um, so how bad is it?
Budgets are up 30% across the board.
It is existential.
- Fuck me.
- Oh, you know what?
Maybe he'll refuse to
leave the White House,
and the Secret Service boys will have to
drag him out by his tiny little feet,
- 'cause people would watch that.
- Wait.
[STAMMERS] Come on, you don't
really think that they're gonna
Oh, that there's a, um
an armed militia that's
roving the streets
of DC ready to overturn the election?
Do you have Internet?
I should call Bradley.
Oh, yeah. How is she doing?
Um, she says she's
fine, but I don't know.
And-And, uh, I'm starting to worry
that I shouldn't have sent her there.
have free and fair elections.
And you know what else? We
don't have a free and fair press.
[TRUMP] Our media is
not free. It's not fair.
It suppresses thought,
it suppresses speech,
and it's become the enemy of the people.
It's become the enemy of the people.
It's the biggest problem
we have in this country.
[BRADLEY] Yeah, yeah, I'm inside.
I don't know, I I got
separated from my crew.
I'm just gonna I have to
go. I'm gonna film by myself.
[TRUMP] And we're gonna
have to fight much harder,
because you're sworn to
uphold our constitution.
Now it is up to Congress to confront
this egregious assault on our democracy.
- And after this
- Stop the steal! We're stopping the steal!
- We're taking it back!
- We're going to walk down
- We're going to walk down.
Anyone you want, but I think right here,
we're going to walk down to the Capitol.
And we're going to cheer
on our brave senators
- Goddamn it.
- and we're probably not going to be
cheering so much for some of them.
- Because you'll never
- take back our country with weakness.
You have to show strength,
and you have to be strong.
[OFFICER 1] It's a restricted area!
[PROTESTER 1] Gonna pay now, you
traitor! What you gonna do, huh?
- Where you going?
- [OFFICER 2] Let's go!
[PROTESTER 2] Get off me!
- [HAL] Hey.
- Don't. Don't.
Just say something before
I lose my mind. What, Hal?
- I didn't know it was gonna be like that.
- You don't know?
What the fuck are you doing here,
Hal? Why did you even come here?
I [GRUNTS] had some
b-buddies that were coming
- Those your buddies?
- I knew that you were gonna be here.
I I was I was coming to see you.
We haven't seen each other in a year.
You have any idea what it is
like trying to get clean on Zoom
or stuck in that house
cleaning Mom's shit out?
Because you weren't there.
It drives you crazy.
Oh, that's crazy? This is fucking crazy.
I was just trying to get out of there.
All I wanted to do was leave, Brad,
but then he-he grabbed me.
You assaulted a police officer.
- That is a felony, Hal.
And I caught you doing
it on fucking camera.
Cheryl's pregnant. [BREATHES
SHAKILY] I'm gonna be a dad.
- What? What did you say?
Cheryl's pregnant. I'm gonna be
a dad. She's gonna have a baby.
- I'm gonna have a baby.
- Oh, my God.
What do I do? Y-Y-You
have You have to help me.
- What-What am I supposed to do?
- [SIGHS] Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
[BRADLEY] Okay, okay, okay.
Okay, let me think.
Wait, w-w Who knows you were here?
Where did you tell
Cheryl you were going?
she thinks I went camping.
- Okay. You have to get out of here.
You're-You're gonna take
a You're gonna take a bus,
- and you and you were never here.
- Brad.
- And I never fucking saw you.
- Brad. [STAMMERS]
Give me your phone. Have
to get rid of your phone.
And you have to go! Right
- Thank you. [SNIFFLES]
- Goddamn it, Hal, just get out of here.
And-And, Hal, don't call
me. And don't text me.
Do you understand?
the steal! Stop the steal!
[EXHALES DEEPLY] This is incredible.
I want Evening News.
[BRADLEY] At 12:53 p.m., the
outer perimeter is breached.
[DOCTOR] As the vaccine hits
your system you may experience
dizziness, confusion, fever.
[BRADLEY] A crowd
infiltrates the Capitol
and engages in a standoff
outside the Senate Chamber.
[DOCTOR] Your immune system is
gonna detect the foreign mRNA,
and it's going to
marshal all its resources
it can to combat it. [SIGHS]
[BRADLEY] Violence
erupts almost immediately,
as staffers barricade
themselves in offices.
[DOCTOR] You're likely to be exhausted,
dissociated even, for a few days.
[BRADLEY] Imagine, complete chaos within
the walls of this monument to democracy.
Stop the steal. Stop the steal!
Stop the steal! Stop the steal!
Stop the steal!
[DOCTOR] Reach out to my office
to set up your second shot.
No one knows where to go or what to do.
[CORY] You ever worry about sharks?
bother them, they don't bother me.
Ah, 400 million years. That's
how long they've been here.
I don't know.
There were sharks in that ocean
before there were rings around Saturn.
Humans, we're just a blip.
Showed up yesterday, almost
certainly be gone tomorrow.
All we have is today.
My money is on them.
- You live around here?
- Yeah, I just bought a place.
I figure I got 50 years before
the ocean swallows it up.
[LAUGHS] Should have bought a boat.
Well, you know, I tried to build
an ark, but supply chain. [CHUCKLES]
Paul Marks. And you are?
I'm Cory Ellison.
Oh, right. UBA, right? Yeah.
Exactly. Have you ever thought
about getting into media?
I hate television.
- Boy, you'd fit right in.
Nice to meet you, Cory.
See you around. [GROANS]
- [BRADLEY] Can I come in?
- Yeah. [CHUCKLES]
- You want some water or [STAMMERS]
- Uh, no. Um, I'm good.
I, uh Wow, is this how
you spent your pandemic?
[SCOFFS] Something like that. [SIGHS]
- Wow. It's beautiful.
- Thanks.
[SIGHS] This mask is driving me crazy.
So, I-I'm assuming you got
a copy of the subpoena today?
Oh, that made my week. [CHUCKLES]
I mean, don't you love
getting mail from the FBI?
It's so polite. It's so civilized.
It's a hell of a lot
better than when they
kick in your door at 4:00 a.m.
and drag you out by the pj's.
Yeah, Cory, uh, we have to protect
our journalistic independence.
[STAMMERS] Uh, okay, yeah.
[CLEARS THROAT] Normally I would
totally agree with you on that,
- but this is a, uh Not in this case.
- Cory.
I spoke with the special agent
in charge. [INHALES DEEPLY]
There was a police
officer who was assaulted
in the hallway of the Capitol.
No witnesses, no video.
And based upon your reporting,
they think you were
nearby when it happened,
and there might be something
useful on your footage.
Hey, you could be a hero.
Hell, I might even be a hero,
supporting the great cause of
democracy, et cetera, et cetera.
I know you have principles, but
this is an extraordinary situation.
Uh [SIGHS] I deleted the footage.
And they're gonna know, 'cause
the footage cuts out in the hallway
right as the police officer
comes out of the door. And
Hal Hal is on it.
Hal. Hal was at the Capitol?
And they're gonna see the
footage, Cory. [BREATHES SHAKILY]
And they're gonna know what I did.
they're gonna wanna talk to me.
Bradley, we put you on Evening News.
Do you understand?
This This jeopardizes
the entire network.
I know. [INHALES
SHARPLY, SIGHS] I'm sorry.
I'm really sorry. I
Hal's the only person I have left.
And he says he didn't
want to hurt anybody,
and I didn't know what to do. [STAMMERS]
I'll have our lawyers
reach out to the FBI,
and the Feds can have the
the video that was already
aired and that's it.
Um journalistic
independence, as you say.
Thank you.
I just
I'd like for you to leave now.
don't wanna hear another
fucking word about this, ever.
[GAYLE] You ready?
[GAYLE] Have a good show.
Thank you.
Sound check.
Five, four, three, two
Good evening.
I'm Bradley Jackson, and
this is the UBA Evening News.
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