The Ranch (2016) s03e20 Episode Script

We Can't Love Like This Anymore

1 - What you doin'? - I'm going to my parents.
- What? - I need to get outta here.
Hey.
Hey! You can't do this.
I should do what you did and lie.
I'm going to the grocery store.
[COLT] Hey.
You can't take Peyton in the middle of the night to your parents' house.
Well, I'm not staying.
And how are you gonna take care of her, huh? You're gone at dawn, you don't come back until after dark.
I breastfeed her every two hours.
How'll that work if I leave her here? [SOFTLY] Just put her back in bed.
We'll talk about this.
I need some space, okay? When I'm ready, I'll call you.
Cowboys ain't easy to love And they're harder to hold They'd rather give you a song Than diamonds or gold Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levi's And each night begins a new day You don't understand him And he don't die young He'll probably just ride away Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys Wanna come in? I can't.
I gotta go babysit Darlene's kids.
Apparently, now they're serving breakfast at the strip club.
Hmm.
I don't think I'd wanna eat French toast listening to "Welcome to the Jungle.
" I'll see you tonight.
[GASPS] Oh, shit.
Oh, you scared the hell outta me, Beau.
And you're still doing it.
I had a call from the police station.
Said you got busted for a DUI.
Yeah.
Not my proudest moment.
To be fair, I had no idea you'd get a DUI sleeping it off in a parked car.
I mean, I was in the left-turn lane, so I guess they have a bit of a point, but still Mary was with you.
Yeah, we We have a good time together.
You're on a bad road, son.
I recognize it 'cause it's the same road Rooster was on.
I get it, okay? I'm pissed at myself.
I just spent the night in a jail cell with a meth-head named Shaggy.
Y'know, I've tried to cut you some slack, but that doesn't seem to be working.
I called that counselor down at the VA.
He agreed to sit down with you one-on-one.
Wow, that's That's great, thank you.
Let's go.
Ahh [CHUCKLES INSINCERELY] Now? Yeah, he said he had time for you first thing this morning.
Ten o'clock.
Fucking government hours.
Probably trying to squeeze you in before his 10:30 lunch.
Look, I wanna go but I didn't get any sleep last night.
You can sleep in the truck.
I'll, like, stop off at the A&W on the way.
There'll be no other stops.
Let's go.
Okay, uh [LAUGHS NERVOUSLY] You're not listening to me, and I don't love being told what to do.
I want to go, I'll go, but it's gonna be on my schedule.
You're making it pretty clear you can't be trusted.
Okay.
Well, let me make it real simple.
I'm.
Not.
Going.
Well, let me make this real simple.
If you wanna stay here, you're gonna take that meeting.
Then maybe I shouldn't stay here.
Maybe you shouldn't.
[SAW WHIRRING] - [SHOUTING OVER SAW] What's up, Colt? - What's up? Swung by the house.
Noticed Abby was gone.
She finally wise up and leave your sorry ass? Yes.
What happened? She told me she wasn't taking that teacher job.
So I told her I hadn't sold the herd and everything went to shit.
Sorry to hear that.
Maybe she just needs a little space.
Yeah.
That's what she said.
Look, if you want to talk about it, I'm here.
Or if you want to run some beer through the pressure washer and spray it in each other's mouths, I'm here for that, too.
[COLT CHUCKLES] I did that before.
I think it fucked up my taste buds.
I still can't taste salty.
What you been up to? Oh, man, I got a DUI last night.
Oh, shit.
Really? - Yeah.
- What'd you blow? Point one-two.
I'm at point one-two right now.
Oh, fuck! Fuck! No, I'm fucking with you.
[LUKE] Oh! Shit.
I'm like two-point-0.
I don't even think I would've felt that.
Woo! I'm gonna miss this.
Your dad's pissed as hell at me.
He threw me out of the cabin, so I'm probably gonna be taking off.
You can't go.
We just started hanging out.
Yeah, I mean I have plenty of work to do around here, if you wanna hang out.
Yeah, you serious? Yeah, I mean full disclosure, I'm running out of money.
Probably gonna lose the house and the ranch, but if you want a steady job that don't pay Believe it or not, that's not the worst job offer I've ever gotten.
What'll you do about your herd? I'll take 'em to auction.
I'll make more money if I wintered 'em, sold 'em in the spring, but problem is, that's like 30 grand I ain't got.
Well you know, look, about the ranch, I know it was your dream to run it with Rooster, but I'd like to invest become partners.
You got that kind of money? You can't tell anyone about this.
Back in Iraq a guy with light skin and blue eyes can make a lot of cash letting people watch him do certain things.
I'm fuckin' with you, man.
- Oh, shit! - Yeah.
My mom left me some money when she died.
I just can't believe you'd do this for me.
This is like This is huge.
Hey, pal, come on.
A couple seconds ago I was thinkin' about goin' to Iraq and doin' some weird shit for money, man.
A guy like you, looks like Cindy Crawford porcelain skin, those eyes you fall backwards into, I bet you could make some good money over there.
I thought you said you was jokin'.
Yeah.
Yeah, I was.
Unless you're serious.
Then I was not.
[JOANNE] Anyone else joining us? [BEAU] Nope.
Just the usual four.
You, me, Pat, and Vanna.
How'd things go with your insurance guy? He finally decided to cut me a check for my house.
The fire inspector determined the reason it was a pile of ashes was "fire.
- That's great.
I'm happy for you.
- Mm-hm.
[BEAU] I'm sure they won't take nearly that long to raise your rates.
We're still going back and forth about some of my valuables.
When they tell you to take a picture of everything you own they don't tell you not to leave the camera in the house.
And they've offered to set me up with a contractor to rebuild my house, but I'm not sure if I should do that.
Well, if you're thinking about using Colt, I'd spend the money on a professional.
He's barely out of the framing stage and he's already got a step that he recommends you don't put your full weight on.
No, I was wondering if I should rebuild at all.
I don't want to spend the time and the money to rebuild a house I'm hardly ever gonna be at.
Oh.
- I see.
- [JOANNE] Hmm.
Yeah, it's a lot to think about.
All of a sudden, I have to figure out where I'm gonna be living in six months.
Well, I'm glad you brought it up.
You know, everything going on, I guess I haven't thought that far ahead.
Me neither.
But the good thing is, I don't have to let 'em know for a couple of days, so we can both just think about it.
Yeah.
It's the right thing to do.
We'll think about it.
And the good thing is, at our age, maybe one of us will drop dead - before we have to figure it out.
- Hmm.
All right, let's eat.
Yeah.
Thanks.
You know I love having you here, right? Of course.
I love it, too.
Good.
- You gotta be kiddin' me.
- What? A piece of fuckin' pineapple.
[VEHICLE APPROACHES] Hey.
Did you buy a minivan? Sure did.
Like that, Peyton? It's got room for 12 cups and no boys.
Can I Here.
[GENTLY] Missed you.
Where'd you get the money for that? I, uh.
.
traded in the Bronco as a down payment.
My old center, Josh, gave me a good deal on it.
You believe they pulled that thing out of a lake? It's really sweet, but I said I needed some time, so Yeah, no, I know, it's I know this won't fix everything.
Actually, I came here to communicate that things have changed.
Luke's gonna partner with me on the ranch and throw in some money, so you don't have to take that teaching job in Norwood.
You took on a partner in our business without telling me? What? No.
[STUTTERS] No, I mean - We talked about it.
- [ABBY GROANS] It's not a done deal.
That's why I wanted to talk to you about it.
If you don't want to do it, we don't have to.
Let's talk about it.
What were you thinking at the Golden Corral last night? We could convince them we were 12 and eat for free.
We were sitting there together having a great time.
Laughing, celebrating, toasting to my new job.
And the whole time you knew you were lying to my face.
Why would you do that? I thought I could fix it.
I didn't want you to be upset.
Do you know what the most disturbing part about it is? How you did it so well.
God, I had no fuckin' idea what was happening.
I feel awful.
- No.
- I'm sorry.
Yep.
That's the thing, Colt.
You always feel bad, you always feel sorry.
Like when you took money from my parents without telling me or how you got the Peterson Ranch behind everyone's back or how you slept with Heather and didn't tell me until I caught you.
I could keep going.
Just tell me what I need to do to fix it.
Just give me some space, like I asked you to yesterday.
- That's it.
- Hey.
I'm done holding her? She's got two parents, you know.
I'm not trying to take her from you.
I need to feed her, so, sorry.
[SNIFFS] Just give me some space.
Abb, come on, this is stupid.
Look, I'm not leaving till we figure it out.
[CAR DOOR OPENS AND SHUTS] Well, look at you, sitting on your porch, cleaning your shotgun.
It's like a cover of Get Off My Lawn magazine.
Well, I must not be doing it right 'cause you're still standing here.
Just brought by your check for the herd.
I'd say that it's been a pleasure doing business with you, but we both know that's a lie.
I got paid for doin' nothing.
This must be what it feels like to be a liberal every day.
You know, there's no reason why Iron River couldn't become part of the Neumann Hill family permanently.
You'd still own the ranch and my men could help you from day one.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but why don't you write up a proposal and I'll look at it? Wow.
Yeah, I can do that.
Who the hell do you know who owns a minivan? I don't know anybody that owns a mini-anything.
You got a minivan? It's a Freestar, part of the Ford family.
You're the Freestar of the Bennett family.
Well, Colt, I like it.
You and the other moms can sit on the tailgate at soccer games and eat orange slices.
And it's badass.
Somebody died in it.
What's she doin' here? She stopped by to give me a check.
And she offered to make this a permanent deal.
- You're not considering it, are you? - I don't know.
Maybe it's time.
Jesus.
Is everyone going crazy? This is what Lisa Neumann does.
She dangles a sweet deal in front of you, then tries to buy your ranch.
She tried to pull the same shit with me.
Don't blame Lisa Neumann for your stupidity in turning down her deal.
You put yourself into the hole you're in.
I'm stupid? You know this is the same deal that Ed offered us last year? You told me and Rooster that we were idiots for even considering it.
So what, you just changed your mind? What do you want me to say? That I was wrong? I was wrong.
You were wrong? What the fuck is going on here? [STUTTERS] You're gonna put Neumann's Hill brand on your cattle? That's right.
They are my cows.
They've been my cows for the last 50 years.
I've earned the right to do anything I wanna fuckin' do.
You always told me and Rooster that Iron River is the most important thing in this family.
"Our brand is our legacy!" A week ago, I asked for your help to put that brand on my cattle, to help me to help my family.
But it was just too fuckin' precious.
But if the money's right that's all that matters.
Right, Dad? - God, look at you.
- [PEYTON GURGLES] Gettin' bigger every day.
Hey, I got something for you.
Your dad is gonna be so jealous.
He can't grow one.
[CHUCKLING] Aw! Look at you.
You look just like your Pop Pop.
Or my mom when she runs outta bleach.
We're gonna get goin'.
Where you headed? Colt didn't tell ya? Well, he may have.
I try not to listen when he talks.
Peyton and I, we're staying at my parents' right now.
Oh, no.
I'm sorry to hear that.
Does it have anything to do with this cattle deal? Sort of.
It's a lot to get into.
We had a fight, so [BEAU] I'll tell you this Colt loves you more than anything.
His whole life, it was always football and video games.
Then one day he spent two hours fixing his hair.
He told me it was for a girl named Abby.
Oh.
Never realized I was the reason why he was so obsessed with his hair.
It's the one thing I don't like about you.
Look, I know how hard it is to put all your energy into a cattle ranch, not have anything left for a relationship.
Well, it cost me a marriage.
Hell, I'm still trying to find that balance.
I know, I get it.
I know that's what I signed up for when I married him but I don't know what to do.
The one thing I know for sure if you and Colt aren't right it's not good for Peyton.
She's the thing you gotta think of.
Yeah.
No, you're right.
Hmm.
I gotta look out for her first.
She's already gonna get made fun of in preschool for this mustache.
I know I did.
Know what I like about you, Hank? My eyes? You're consistent.
You don't do things one way for 70 years, then suddenly go against everything you stand for.
I've been coming here since I was 13 years old, and you're always sitting in that stool, drinking a beer.
Here you go.
What the actual fuck? It's wine night.
Two for one.
I guess I'm drinking classy tonight.
Maria? I'll take two wine and cokes.
Hey.
Hey.
How'd it go with Abby? Not great.
I bought her a minivan.
Thought it'd make her happy.
I mean, a guy died in it.
What happened? He kill himself 'cause he owned a minivan? I've got something for ya.
It's the keys to the ranch.
This one's for the tractor.
This is the storage bin.
This guy here, this is just a letter opener.
It'll start the ATV, though.
Wow.
Well, thank you.
I wish I had something to give you.
Oh, wait, I'm giving you money.
Just spent 30 grand on two keys and a letter opener.
Oh, thank you.
We're having a little company picnic later.
It's basically just me slamming beers and grilling up hot dogs, but you wanna come? Sounds great.
Hey, Colt.
Who's your friend? Looks like a member of the white trash Backstreet Boys.
[CHUCKLES] Compliment accepted.
[MARY CHUCKLES] You got a lotta balls comin' in here.
What? My ma told me what happened.
You stole from her to buy drugs.
Then you got Maria fired.
Not to mention what you did with my brother.
I loved your brother.
And your mom is a fuckin' liar.
That's [COLT CLEARS THROAT] You need to get the fuck outta here.
Okay, hey, let's calm down.
No, you don't call my mom a liar and sit down in her bar and drink.
I'm just gonna go.
No, no, no, no, you stay.
Look, you're gonna find out sooner or later.
Mary and I are hanging out.
You guys are hooking up? Fuck that.
That ain't happenin'.
Okay, I realize you guys got history, but you can't tell her what to do and you definitely can't tell me what to do.
I'm offering you a chance to be a part of this family.
Don't fuck it up 'cause of her.
Okay, it's like that? How about this? Don't tell me how to live my life, I won't tell you how to live yours.
Okay, you know what? Let's just He's not worth it.
- Let's just go somewhere else.
- No, no.
I don't give a shit.
Sit down, have a drink.
She's gonna fuck your life up.
This always happens on wine night.
[DOOR OPENS] Hey.
Whatcha got there? Stopped off at Starbucks for a Frappuccino.
I'd ask you what that is, but I stopped caring after you said "Starbucks.
" [Joanne chuckles[ I got something for you.
What? You got me a present? Huh! Why? I had a really good time duck hunting the other day.
And I want us to do more things like that.
Well, me too.
Oh, that's beautiful.
This gun's the last thing a lot of small animals are gonna see.
- Thank you.
That was so sweet of you.
- Yeah.
It got me thinking, after the heart attack, Peyton, losing Rooster.
Been a hell of a year.
It's like you said, y'know, I keep telling myself I'm gonna change but I never really do.
Well, I'm sick of not listening to myself.
Well, change is hard.
But part of life is embracing new things.
And I think this is a good time to tell you that I broke your VCR.
I knew this day was coming.
I've got seven more of them in the basement.
Lisa Neumann offered me a deal to become part of the Neumann Hill Ranch and I'm gonna take it.
Wow.
You sure about this? - Fuck, no.
- [CHUCKLES] One more thing.
I don't want you to rebuild your house.
What? I love you, Joanne.
I can't imagine this place without you.
I want you to stay here with me if that's what you want.
I love you too, Beau.
Of course that's what I want.
I just can't believe Beau Bennett is changing.
What's next? You gonna ask to taste my Frappuccino? - [BEAU CHUCKLES] - [JOANNE CHUCKLES] You know what? Give me that thing.
Well, I know the first thing you can shoot with your new gun.
Where does Colt get off? We would never tell him who he couldn't date.
[SCOFFS] Right? Oh, I have.
Yeah, he dated my daughter and I shot up his truck.
That's just being a great mom.
I mean fuck Colt.
Where's he get off talking down to me? I'm the one loaning him money.
He's supposed to be my partner, not my boss.
I don't care how fucking good-looking he is.
His mom was not any better, I'm telling you.
She pried her lips off the bong just long enough to call me a drug addict.
I think she called me a drug I don't know.
I was so fucking high at the time.
How about Beau? That guy's always telling me I need help.
He's got anger management issues.
We went down to Outback Steakhouse.
They had the nerve to cook that steak medium.
Pulled the chef out of the kitchen, made him apologize to the meat.
[SNIGGERS] God, and Colt, is he so high and mighty? You know, he busted up Abby's engagement to date her.
That whole family, they love to point out other people's problems, just so they don't have to deal with their own.
They're like the fuckin' redneck Kardashians.
Fuck the Bennetts, y'know? Ever been to California? I wish.
That's where I was heading before I stopped here.
We could go there.
[CHUCKLES] You're funny.
No, I'm serious.
We can leave right now.
I can't.
I mean, I gotta get a job.
I've gotta pay my creditors.
I've got two grown daughters and their kids living in my house.
I can be packed in five minutes.
Girl, I live in my truck, I'm already packed.
Are we seriously doing this? We're doing this.
All right, California, here we come! [VEHICLE APPROACHES] Hi.
Hey.
What's goin' on? Can we talk? Let's dance.
[ABBY CLEARS THROAT] [SIGHS] I was gonna do some big gesture.
I was thinkin' about finishing Peyton's nursery at the house.
Like, getting a DQ Blizzard named after you.
You know, I called the corporate office.
It ain't gonna happen unless you change your name to Turtle Pecan Clusters.
I'm sorry.
I was an idiot.
I shoulda talked to you.
Last couple of days have been miserable without you.
Yeah.
It's been hard.
[SIGHS] I know a big gesture ain't gonna fix this.
You need me to be honest with you.
And I will.
I'm sorry.
I love you.
I love you, too, Colt.
I stopped by the other day.
I was talking to your dad.
He said something that I can't get out of my head.
He said that Peyton was the most important thing in our lives and that we should always put her first.
[COLT] That's right.
She's everythin'.
That got me thinking.
What kinda role models are we to her? It's important for her to know that her mom and dad love each other, but I don't want her to think that it's okay for her dad to lie to her mom over and over again.
Or for him to not treat her like a partner.
Or for him not to respect her.
It's just that I don't want her to think that's what a relationship should look like.
It's not I don't want that either.
That's why that ain't the way it's gonna be.
[SIGHS] I just I can't get [BREATHES EMOTIONALLY] [SNIFFS] [VOICE CRACKS] I can't get over dinner the other night.
[SNIFFLES] The way you acted.
What you said.
You know what? If you can lie to my face, what else are you hiding? What else don't I know? Hey, there's nothing.
You know everything, I swear.
Babe you just gotta believe me.
[SOBBING] That's the thing.
I don't.
[SNIFFS] When I look at you I don't see the person that I used to see.
My best friend.
The guy who had my back.
All I see is a liar.
Abb Abb [SIGHS] [SIGHS DEEPLY] I think we should separate.
You've got my back Even when I'm wrong You're the only one who knows me and my heart can't get along I got some reasons to cry I can't tell you which one But you don't ask no questions You just hold me 'til I'm done And when I'm lookin' to fight You flat refuse I can't live without you