The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994) s01e09 Episode Script

Alex and Mom

Would you want to grow up here? I have to.
I'm Alex Mack.
I was just an average kid until my first day of Junior High.
One minute I'm walking home, the next, there's a crash and I'm drenched in some weird chemical.
And since then nothing's been the same.
My best friend Ray thinks it's cool.
And my sister Annie thinks I'm a science project.
I can't let anyone else find out.
Not even my parents.
I know the Chemical Plant wants to find me and turn me into some experiment.
But you know something? I guess I'm not so average anymore.
Finally, the weekend.
This week took a month.
Some weekend.
To me, it's three chapters of American history.
Should I care about the industrial revolution? If we don't learn from the past we'll repeat the same mistakes.
At least Ray got us these tickets to the Ruinator II preview.
Why did he give you two? You going to take Annie? [Robyn] Or maybe there's someone else you can take.
If you've got the guts.
Can you guys leave me alone for a minute? I'll meet you at the movie theater.
- Hi guys.
- [both] Hi, Scott.
Hi, Alex.
Where's everyone going? - Um the movies.
- And, uh, what are you doing? Well, I was wondering Do you have krantz for science? [car horn honking] [Mrs Mack] Alex! - Is that your mom? - Yes.
Alex.
I'm so glad I saw you.
Listen, I need your help.
Who's that? - Scott.
- Are you going to introduce us? Scott, this is my mom.
Mom, Scott.
- Hi.
- Nice to meet you, Scott.
He's very cute.
Isn't he a little too old for you? - Mom! - I need you to go to the store.
I can't.
I'm going to the movies.
Danielle called and it's urgent I go to the Plant.
You can go to the movies tomorrow.
You don't understand it's a special sneak preview.
I'm sorry, you can't go.
It's your responsibility to get the groceries.
I don't have time to discuss this.
Here's the list.
I'll see you later.
Do you want two free tickets to the Ruinator II preview? It starts in, like, half an hour.
Really? Definitely.
- Uh, aren't you going to go? - I wish I could, but I can't.
Yeah, I really want to see this.
It's nice of you.
Sure.
Have a great time.
Thanks.
- [liquid bubbling] - Hello.
- Danielle? - Come in.
Oh.
Uh, you wanted to see me? About the board of directors meeting-- I don't want any confusion with this plan of yours.
That won't be a problem, I'll be very specific.
Good.
Oh, I need to move the meeting up to 5:00 this evening.
Uh, this evening? It was scheduled for Monday.
I'm leaving town right after the Fountain Dedication tomorrow.
- Is your presentation ready? - Uh, sure.
I thought I'd have the weekend to clean it up and I have a lot to do before Are you ready for the meeting, yes or no? Yes.
I'll just go home and get some additional material.
See you at 5:00.
Oh, and, Barbara make this one good.
I cannot believe you embarrassed me like that.
- I didn't mean to.
- You didn't? You certainly did a good job.
Alex all I did was ask you to do what you should have done before.
Why are you always treating me like a little kid? Why can't you ever let me do what I want to do? [pops] [zapping] Alex, I have to go back to the Plant and make a huge presentation for Danielle.
I don't have time for this.
Where's your sister? I don't know.
Then you make dinner for her and Daddy.
What? That is not fair.
You were supposed to go to the store yesterday and you didn't.
Maybe if you were organized like I am there's be food here for them and you could have gone to the movie.
I'm so sorry I'm late.
I promised the board that you would provide us with extensive information regarding your six-month plan? Yes, well, I've gone over the wish list you provided me with and I think there are a, um a number of things that we can achieve over the next half a year.
Um, here are copies of the proposed plan - you've all seen before.
- [glass scraping] I've compiled a schedule of events that, uh I know they're here somewhere.
Are you prepared for this meeting, Barbara? Yes.
Of course I am.
Uh, here they are.
As you can see after the Fountain Dedication the next big event that I have scheduled is a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Paradise Valley Museum of Art on the Fifth.
I'm out of town on the Fifth.
Is there an alternate date? Yes.
Just let me look.
- What are you doing? - What does it look like I'm doing? Can you believe I have to make dinner tonight? For who? Dad and I have the meeting at the Einstein Society.
We'll grab sandwiches on the way back.
Hi, Alex.
Annie, we're leaving in about 20 minutes, so get ready.
Okay.
You're not staying for dinner? What's the big deal? Stop cooking.
I could have gone to the movies with Scott.
But Mom said I had to cook for you guys.
Don't be angry.
Mom's under a lot of stress at work.
So what?! She loves stress.
Danielle, I don't know what to say.
That's okay.
I do.
That was the most disgraceful performance by anyone in my employ that I have ever witnessed.
Do you know who those people are? Those are the people that I have to answer to and you made me look like a total idiot! I'm the one who looks like an idiot, not you.
Nobody cares how you look.
Under normal circumstances, I would fire you immediately.
However this dedication must go off without a hitch and it's too late to find someone else to manage it.
After that, we'll discuss your future and your firm's future in representing this plant.
- [knocking at door] - [Mr Mack] Alex, are you in there? - Alex! - What? Are you okay? I'm sorry things got confused tonight.
Well, we're about to take off.
And there's somebody downstairs who wants to see you.
A boy.
I think he said his name is, um, Scott? Hi.
Um, I wanted to come over and thank you again for those tickets.
It was pretty awesome.
Did you go with Jessica? Yeah, but to tell you the truth, I think she hated it.
I'm having a pool party at my place tomorrow.
- I was wondering if you could come.
- Tomorrow? Sure.
Your mom won't have anything else for you to do? Definitely not.
After today, she owes me big.
Great.
Then I'll see you around 2:00 and you can bring anyone you want.
Great, I'll, uh, see you then.
[Mr Mack] We're taking off, Alex.
Bye.
Hi, honey.
Barbara, are you okay? - Tell us what's the matter.
- I don't know.
First I'm late for a crucial presentation to the board of directors at the Plant and I open up the file and all of my work is completely disorganized.
I was humiliated, George.
- Danielle? - Danielle's this close to firing me.
- Oh, it was horrible.
- [Mr Mack] Well, that's terrible.
Do you want us to stay home from the meeting? The Einstein meeting? Oh, I forgot all about that.
Oh, George, no, go, honey.
Alex.
Oh.
I owe you a big apology, don't I? - No, you don't.
- Yes, I do.
I guess I can be disorganized, too.
I'm sorry for the way I spoke to you before.
I made you miss your special movie, didn't I? It's okay, Mom.
- It is? - Yeah.
No problem.
I can see that movie anytime.
I don't get it, Alex.
You're going to a party at Scott's and you're walking around here like you just found your pet goldfish floating at the top of the bowl.
Yeah.
You know what happened to Mom yesterday? It was my fault.
She kept me from going to the movies and told me how disorganized I was.
So I kind of disorganized her.
Let me guess, you used your little powers to do it.
I didn't know I'd get her into trouble and I feel really lousy.
- Promise you won't tell? - I won't.
It was an immature thing to do but I know how she can be sometimes.
How do I look? I'll look for you in next season's swimsuit issue.
- [Mr Mack] What? - The Caterers canceled on me.
They booked too many jobs for today and they can't make it.
They also hinted they have worked for Danielle before and they're not crazy about doing it again.
Can't you replace them? It's impossible, it's Saturday afternoon.
I can't believe it! The food is sitting there and there's nobody there to serve it! - Do you have a plan B? - Not yet I don't.
Nicole, that is the biggest hat I've ever seen.
You know what they say about ozone depletion.
Any exposure to the sun whatsoever is dangerous.
I'm just being careful.
It's true, 20 minutes of sun equals a week in the hospital.
- Hey, what's up? - [both] Hi.
- Hi.
- I'm glad you made it.
We're about to get a water polo game.
Water polo? Cool.
- What are you so excited about? - I don't know.
Water polo seems like a game that I could be pretty good at.
- [door bell rings] - Annie, could you get the door? I just need a few people, really.
I know it's short notice.
- I understand.
- Mom Mom, Danielle Atron's here.
Can I call you back? Danielle, would you like to come in? No, I was just on my way to the Funraiser and I thought it might be a good idea to stop by and make sure things were going well.
Fine, no problems.
Good, because I'd hate to think how a failure today might affect your employment future.
- I understand.
- I'll see you later.
[boy] Hey, give me the ball, man, give me the ball.
[splashing and yelling] Get open! Over here, I'm open! [cheering] Great shot, that was pretty amazing, Alex.
You just disappeared on me.
I'm very quick-- can't take your eyes off me.
I guess not.
Annie, what are you doing here? We need to talk.
But I'm having such a fun time here.
But don't you think you owe her? Ouch, ouch! The guests will be here in less than an hour and the Caterers aren't even here yet? I needed to talk to you about that.
I thought you said you had everything under control, Barbara.
I know, but we have a problem, and, and the problem is that the Caterers Are ususually short.
Um, isn't that your third? I guess we know who's not the designated driver tonight.
How about a nice glass of sparkling cider instead? You know, instead of giving money to a corporation that has more than enough I know a few more earth-friendly causes you might consider donating to.
- All tax-deductible, of course.
- Excuse us.
I'm sorry, Ms.
Mack.
Did I say something wrong? Whoa, just a sec, um, Alex is changing.
Changing into what? Come on, look, Annie, we've got people waiting.
You guys got to move faster than that.
I'm getting all backed up in here.
[satisfied sigh] [Mrs Mack] This speech thing is supposed to be - you told me it was going - I'm not I didn't Okay, listen, just go over and take care of it, please.
Mom, can I talk to you for a minute.
Oh, not now, honey, this is the worst possible time.
What's the matter? The fountain, they were unable to plumb it.
There's no water.
Something about lack of pressure.
I have to go tell Danielle.
Danielle? What is it, Barbara? I'm about to make my speech.
Sorry, there's slight glitch with the fountain.
Um, they couldn't plumb it.
You assured me this would be a complete display.
Did you not? That's what they told me.
Danielle, I think it's a beautiful fountain.
As if what you think matters.
Consider this your final assignment for me, Barbara.
Fine.
Excuse me.
I have to go dedicate this spectacular dry fountain.
[applause] Ladies and gentlemen My mom helped design this fountain.
- Wow.
- I'm so pleased you could join me for the dedication of this beautiful monument.
With your help, I was able to build this gorgeous fountain as a loving tribute to my beloved father and it is with your further pledges that Paradise Valley Chemical will be able to continue its great works not only for Paradise Valley, but for the world at large.
Thank you.
[applause] Wow, your mom's good.
[Danielle] Barbara, I've been looking for you.
I hope you'll forget everything I said before.
I was just a little nervous.
Actually, I think it might be time for you to take on a new account rep, Danielle.
I have other clients who are far more appreciative of my work.
If it's your fee that's a problem My fee also happens to be a problem but you know what? This is not the right time to discuss it.
Alex, you really helped me out today.
- Thank you so much.
- I had to, Mom.
- This whole mess was my fault.
- What do you mean, sweetie? See, yesterday I was so angry that you called me disorganized - that I disorganized your files.
- Excuse me? You did that? I didn't know it was going to turn into such a big mess.
I was mad at you for making me miss my movie.
Alex, do you realize I almost lost my job because of you? I know, I was wrong.
You don't understand what it's like not being able to make your own decisions-- Always having somebody boss you around.
I do understand.
I work for Danielle, remember? I wish you could tell her what you really think.
Sometimes, not often, you just can't tell people the whole truth.
[Scott] Hey, Alex! Yeah, I know.
- Go on.
- I really sorry, Mom.
It's okay, we're even.
Go.
I guess I'm going to have to get used to Alex - having her own life.
- Yeah, it happens.
One day you both are going to leave go off and get married and maybe if I'm very lucky I'll get to see you on holidays.
Why don't you just take it one day at a time? Hey, that's a good idea.
When did you get so smart? Sorry I cleared out your party.
Who cares? This was a lot of fun - especially when your mom paid us.
- I couldn't take the money.
I owed her.
- I thought you said she owed you.
- Oh, it gets confusing.
Well, I think I owe you.
How about I treat you to the movies? - Maybe Ruinator II.
- But you've already seen that.
Yeah, but it would be nice with somebody who appreciates it.
Come on.
Captioned by Grant Brown