The Paynes (2018) s01e16 Episode Script

Date Night

- Hey.
You going to work? Yeah.
Yeah, that's good.
Good you're going to work.
So, how you doing? I'm fine.
- You good? - Yeah.
You look good.
Thank you.
So, uh, work is good? It is, it is.
- Work good.
- Mm-hmm.
Okay, that's good.
That's good.
What is it? Nothing.
Just wanted to say hi.
What do you want? Oh, nothing.
See ya later.
- You leaving? - Mm-hmm.
Aye aye.
Aye, girl.
So what you'd think of Terrance? Who? [CHUCKLES] Like you don't know him.
The contractor, Terrance.
I don't think nothing of him.
He's a really nice guy.
Yes, he seems that way.
So you like him.
What? You want to go out with him? [LAUGHING] What? Did he send you over here to do this? No.
Look, look, I'm not interested, okay? But he's a nice guy.
[SIGHS] I gotta go.
I'm sorry, but I'm not interested.
I mean, the least you could do is go out with him.
Uh, why would I do that? You know, he been doing a lot of nice stuff for us.
Lot of nice things.
And you think because you're letting me live here, I should return the favor? You a smart girl.
What kinda woman do you think I am? Uh, what kind of woman? Mm, what's going on? What's going on? Your husband just offered me up to a man - like I'm some kind of a prostitute.
- Uh [GASPS] [GASPS MOCKINGLY] What are you saying? Tell her.
Baby, she got it all wrong.
What happened? I'll let him explain.
I gotta go to work.
Have a nice day.
Thank you, you too.
- Huh, okay.
- [DOOR CLOSES] What did you do? All I said was That's it.
That's enough right there, Curtis.
We been really nice to her.
- Right.
- Terrance been really nice to us.
And maybe she should just go out with him.
Baby, she does not like him.
She will.
You don't listen.
You don't.
Oh, but he's a nice guy, Ella.
That she does not like, Curtis.
I'll just let it go.
Thank you.
Thank you, baby, just let it go.
It gone.
Why you still talking about it? 'Cause you still thinking about it.
It I don't even Ain't here no more, though.
[SCOFFS] Nothin'.
[PHONE BEEPS] Hey, Terrance.
Hey [SPEAKS GIBBERISH] Hey, what don't you come on by for dinner tonight, man? Yeah.
Oh, good.
All right.
See ya then.
Sorry, you're gonna have to come back tomorrow.
- I'd rather not.
- Oh.
- Hi.
- Hi.
All your kids gone? Uh, yes.
What are you doing here? Just, I just wanted to see your face.
Okay, well you saw it, you can leave now.
Nyla, you know I miss you, right? And you know that I told you this is not happening again, right? Right, right, but Look, why don't you come with me to one of my meetings? What meetings? They're, they're anger management meetings.
- Kendrick, I - No, no, no, Nyla, listen, y-you can come, you can see the process, you can see that things are working.
I'm sorry, but I can't.
I know I can't force you.
Well, I'm glad you learned that.
[SCOFFS] I have.
You look good.
Well, it was good seeing you.
Aw, you don't mean that.
Why are you doing this? It's okay.
It's okay that you don't mean it.
All right? I know that I was really bad in your life, but, you know, part of the steps of me getting better is to try and fix at least some of the pain that I caused.
- You said that.
- Yeah, but I've gone to a lot of people, and some people accept me, most, most don't, but, Nyla, the one person I care about accepting my apologies, is right here in front of me.
I have.
I have.
- Really? - Yeah, I have.
I'm done.
I moved on.
Moved on, from what? From me? I'm sorry, but I have.
Okay, you know what, I'm I'm glad.
I'm glad that you've moved on from, from the old me, but I-I want to introduce you to the new me.
Hi, my name's Kendrick.
I know you.
You don't know this me.
Nyla, you don't know this me.
Okay, I see.
I-I know that you don't trust me.
But what if we could just start over? What if we could just clear everything out? You know, like just a fresh slate? Come to dinner with me tonight I don't think that's a good idea.
That's because you haven't tried it, that's all.
We can go to, um we could go to your favorite, uh, your favorite place with the tacky - Tony's? - Yes.
Yeah, we could go to Tony's.
And then we could go to one of my meetings afterwards.
You can see what I'm doing.
Baby, please.
I have to be at home with my kids.
Right, but the Paynes can take care of your kids.
They love your kids.
Please? - [SIGHS] Okay.
- Okay.
But I have to be at home by nine.
Nine o'clock sharp, before you turn into a pumpkin, I swear.
[LAUGHS] - Okay.
- Okay? [SIGHS] Come on.
- Aw.
- Mwah! - Thank you, baby.
- I'm your baby.
Hey, babe.
Hey, babe.
- Hey, baby.
- Yes, Curtis.
You cooking dinner tonight? What it look like I'm doing, baby? So, you mean yes? [LAUGHS] Yes, yes.
Yes, Curtis, I'm cooking dinner tonight.
Tell me this.
What you think we eat in the dining room? Why would we do that? Well, baby, I mean, we never eat in there.
Oh, well Curtis, it's only five of us, baby, so it's good right here, this table is fine.
Baby, don't you want to sit in a different atmosphere? Okay.
What are you up to? What's going on? - What are you doing? - I'm doing nothing.
You're the one always saying I never take you anywhere.
[BLOWS RASPBERRY] Okay, I'm sorry, babe.
So you're gonna take me out? - Yes.
- [VOCALIZES] Out the kitchen, into the dining room.
I'm not doing this with you.
Can't we just eat in the dining room? Curtis, okay! Thank you! My God, everything is so difficult with you.
[LAUGHS] Me, difficult? Yes, me.
Yes, you.
Well, set the table.
- I will.
- Thank you.
[DOORBELL RINGS] Oh, I'll get it, I'll get it.
[IMITATES CURTIS] I'll get it.
- Hey.
Man, you look good.
- Ah, thank you, thank you.
- You look good, man.
Think she'll like the flowers? - I know she will.
- Ah, good, good.
[NORMAL VOICE] Curtis, who is at the door-ah! - Hey, miss Ella.
- [LAUGHS] [CONTINUES LAUGHING] Baby, guess who's coming to dinner? Curtis.
Can I talk to you in the kitchen, please? Nah, I'm talking to Terrance right now, babe.
Now, Curtis! - She sounds mad.
- She always sound like that.
Curtis! I'm coming! Woman.
Gotta talk to them like they're children.
What is it, babe? What is wrong with you? What? What? Curtis, you just invited the man over to dinner after me and Nyla both told you that she did not want him to come over here.
But why not? Because she does not want him here.
She'll change her mind.
That is That's your problem, this is your problem.
Oh, here we go with this.
Okay, Doctor Ella, what is my problem? Curtis, your problem is that you just do whatever you want to do, and you never take into consideration anybody else's feelings.
- No, well that is not true.
- Yes, it is true, Curtis.
Name one time, one time when you have.
I can think of lots.
But not right now.
Curtis, tell him he has to leave.
That's it, tell him he cannot stay.
I will not.
This is my house.
And Nyla is a guest in it.
And? Curtis, you're gonna make her feel uncomfortable in her own house.
Eh?! This is not her house! Curtis, but she is staying here.
Now she's been at work all day, she doesn't not want to come home and see him.
Guess what? She gonna see him tonight.
[IMITATES CURTIS] Guess what, I'm finna tell him he got to go.
- No, you ain't.
- [NORMAL VOICE] Yes, I am.
- Curtis.
- You cannot.
- Yes, I will - [PHONE RINGS] Yes, I will, and I'm sick of it.
What you going to do just now? Hela hello? Hi, Nyla.
What's she saying? - Oh, okay.
- Tell her get over here.
Oh, no, no.
Oh, that's no problem.
Tell her come home.
Come home! Okay, buh-bye.
Thank you, bye, yes.
- What she say? - Mm, nothing.
All that, and she said nothing? Nothing.
You know what, Curtis? Mm-mm-mm, I'm so sorry, baby.
Terrance can stay.
She said that? No, I did.
I said that.
Okay, all right, good.
As a matter of fact, Curtis, we'll just set that table up in there for the both of you.
Sweetie, I like it when you get your head on right.
That's nice.
Nice and romantic.
- I love it.
- Uh-huh.
Nice for the two of you.
Just you, and him.
Yeah, set that up.
Baby, what are you talking about? Well, baby, she's not coming to dinner.
What? Where's she at? No, she, uh, I don't know.
What, you didn't ask her? No, Curtis, I didn't.
She didn't tell me, and I did not ask her.
That's just rude.
No, baby, it's not rude, it just sets up your bromance for the both of you.
We have a right to know where she at.
Curtis, no, you have a right to have a bromance.
I don't want to eat with him.
[CHUCKLES] Well, you should have thought about that when you invited him over here.
Think you so smart.
- No.
- You think I won't? - Curtis, fine.
- I'll tell him.
You what? You're gonna ask him to leave? No, I sure ain't, I'm not telling nobody to leave.
This my house, he good.
He good where he at.
Well, he should be.
You don't have to ask him to leave.
- That's your choice.
- Fine.
Candlelight dinner.
You always take it, next.
You can't just leave it alone, you gotta take it next.
No, let me tell you what's next.
- I don't wanna hear.
- Order you some food.
Next! How about that? You, one of these days.
I've been waiting and waiting on that day.
Everything okay? Huh! I just gotta gather myself, man.
Everything good.
You know women.
That I do, that I do.
Then you know it's all right.
And I got this handled.
If you say so.
Yeah, yeah.
So, where's Nyla? Huh? Nyla? Oh, she running late.
Oh, okay.
Real late.
Maybe I showed up too soon.
- No.
- No, you're all right.
You're all right.
C, this might not have been a good idea.
What do you mean? I mean, she didn't seem all that interested in me, and it's just - Can I ask you a question? - Sure.
Are you a man? Or a mouse? - Excuse me? - You heard me.
- Mr.
C - Look.
Now you don't let no woman tell you she don't like you.
You make her like you.
Is that right? That's right.
Ella try to act like ain't like me.
What, you don't say? Can you believe that? But I told her, I said, "hey, how you gonna resist "all this?" Wow.
Ya hear me? - Really? - That's all I'm telling you, man.
Look here, take it from me.
You don't give them a choice.
C, you do know there's laws against that, right? I ain't talking about breaking no laws, man! I'm talking about taking her heart.
Putting the Mac Daddy down on 'em.
Dropping your full weight of love on them, ugh! That sounds painful.
Not if she like my baby.
My baby built tough, like an 18-wheeler tough.
C, you might Hey, now you listen to me.
Man, I'm trying to help you, son.
When I drop that love on her, when I put that full love weight on her, - she was drunk in love, you hear me? - But I'm saying, she Lay it out on the counter! She a love-a-holic when I put it on.
Woke up in the kitchen, "how this happen?" On the counter, laid out.
I don't even remember putting her up there.
I don't know how she got up there.
Oh, no, keep talking.
I mean, I'm learning so much.
Is she behind me? Yup.
Hey, babe! Yeah, no, no, no, Curtis.
Don't mind me.
Finish your story, Curtis.
Drunk in love.
What was that 18-wheeler part? - What'd you say? - Hey kids, go get the kids, baby.
Get the kids! Don't follow me, don't follow.
Hey, kids, dinner's ready! Come on to the table, Terrance.
We're eating without her? Oh, Curtis didn't tell you? Tell me what? Nyla won't be home until later.
Really? Yes.
Well, miss Ella, I can leave, it's not a big deal.
No, no, no, no, no.
You come on, have some dinner with us please.
After all the work you've done with that laundromat, - come, come, come.
- You sure? I'm sure.
You better come on, stop asking me.
Stop listening to Curtis too.
Come on, kids! Come on, it's time to eat.
See, I told you that'd be nice.
Wasn't that dinner good, right? Yeah, it was.
I miss you.
[SIGHS] Kendrick And I know that you miss me.
I have to go.
Okay, okay, but say that you miss me.
I have to check on my kids.
Nyla, I love you so much.
Good night.