The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022) s01e07 Episode Script

Summer Love

1
Good morning, Belly.

Oh, my God.
Am I late?
No, you're fine.

Are you ready for your big day?
Not at all.

Oh, yes, you are.

- What if I trip?
- You won't.

Just hold on to Jeremiah's arm.

He won't let you fall.

- That's true.

- You know,
I still can't believe you
got him to go with you.

He swore up and down he'd
never go to one of these things.

He said he doesn't mind.

Well, he'd do anything for you.

They both would.

Everything okay?
Yeah.

Did I push you into this?
Y-You can tell me the truth.

- Um, maybe? A little, at first.

- Ugh
No, but I-I wanted to make you happy.

Look, honestly, we don't
even need to go tonight
if you don't want to, okay?
No, I-I want to go.

I want to finish what I started.

And I'm-I'm kind of
proud to show everybody.

I love you so much, beautiful girl.

Okay, um
When they take your photograph,
remember, say "prune.
"
It'll make your cheekbones look divine.

- Prune?
- Prune.

It's just an old trick
I learned from Madonna.

Or was it the Olsen twins?
Who are they?
They're moguls.
They're fashion icons.

They owned the early 2000s.

They're sisters with the Scarlet Witch.

- Oh.

- Yeah, okay.

Okay, now, meet me downstairs.

There's a surprise for you.

You got me the dress I wanted?
Thank you.

Thank you, thank you.
Oh, my God.

Thank your mom.

It was her idea.

I'm gonna check on your shoes.

I put them in the freezer
- Okay.

- to stretch them out.

I can't believe you
guys got me the dress.

You just looked so
uncomfortable in the other one.

I didn't think you noticed.

I'm your mother.

I know you.

I-I know you didn't want me to be a deb.

I didn't, but
It's just hard to let you go.

Steven, what are you doing here?
I screwed up big-time.

- Okay.

- So, poker with Liam, um
I lost every hand.

You know, the money I've been
saving up all summer, it's gone.

I can't even pay for my tux now.

I'm sorry, I can't go
to the ball with you.

- Are you fucking kidding me?
- I mean, I started losing
a-and I thought I could win
it back, but every hand I got,
things just got worse
and worse and worse.

And you couldn't just get up and leave?
No, of course not,
'cause you wanted Liam
and the other guys to
think you were a baller.

You didn't think about
how it'd make me feel.

Shayla, I am so sorry.

Steven, the ball is tonight.

I know.

Fine, I'll just give you the money.

No, no, no, look, I'm not
taking any money from you.

What about your mom?
My mom, she'll kill me.

Yeah, like I'm about
to kill you right now?
Steven, please just be honest with me.

Do you even want to go
to this ball together?
Yes.
Yes, yes.

I'm s More than anything.

Okay, I think my dad
has an old tux upstairs.

You can wear that.

I mean, will it, will it fit?
Y-You know, 'c
No.
No, n No, no,
no.
I'm You're right.

You're right.
You're
right.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.

That That would be amazing.

That's super nice of you.

Shayla, I really don't
want to miss this.

You are a dumbass.

Yeah.
Yeah.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Hey, good morning.
I, um
I picked up some of those good muffins.

I
I'm good.
Thanks, though.

Okay.

Oh, Belly, you should get going.

Oh, and everyone, stay
out of the family room.

I've done all your paintings
and tonight after the ball,
we'll have a big unveiling.

Uh, can you put that
in Laurel's car, honey?
Yeah.
Yeah.

- Hurry, hurry.

- Yeah, aren't-aren't you driving me?
I'm going over with
Susannah, so I thought
maybe you could drive yourself.

- Seriously?
- It's only a few blocks.

- Unless you don't want to?
- Yes, yes.
Yes.

Drive slow, obey the
lights, wait four seconds
- at each stop sign.

- I know, I know.

We'll see you
at the club in a few hours.

Yep.

- Hey.

- Yeah?
Break a leg.

That'd be bad.

I'm supposed to be dancing all night.

I just I just mean good luck.

It's, like, a thing people say.
Um
For what it's worth,
Jere was the right choice.

Yeah, I know.

Don't be nervous.
We're gonna
be the best waltzers out there.

No, it's it's not that.

What? You nervous
about seeing the girls?
No, I mean, everyone must
know what happened by now.

They all probably hate me.

Want me to come with?
I could be your hairstylist/bodyguard.

No, you can't be in the
green room.
It's girls-only.

Listen, Belly, you've got this.

All right?
I'll be right by your
side the whole night.

And if anybody gives you shit,
- I will
- You'll do what?
I'll be like, "Yo,
that's not cool at all.
"
- Mm-hmm.

- I'll grab your hand,
and we'll dance away from everybody.

I'll see you at the club.

Drive safe.

What the freak? Are you kidding me?
- You and Jeremiah?
- It just happened.

W-When? What, just now?
Like, a-a week ago?
Oh, my G Are you kidding?
Oh, oh, t-this is sick.

I feel like I'm gonna throw up.

Oh, oh, my God, and you guys
were, like, wh like, what,
like, sneaking around,
keeping it a secret
from me this whole time?
This has nothing to do with you, Steven.

Oh, my God, are you
guys, like, a couple?
No! No, I don't, I don't know.

We just We-we just
kissed a few times.

Just a f Wait, wait, wait, wait.

So-so what about Conrad?
- What about him?
- Uh, I don't know,
maybe the fact that you've
been, like, goo-goo gaga over him
- since you were ten.

- Well, I'm not ten anymore.

- Yeah, not far from it.

- Really?
Because Shayla's my age,
which makes her a kid, too,
and that makes you a dirtbag.

Oh, and you know who
else is my age? Taylor.

- You hypocrite.

- Yeah, okay, okay, okay.

Okay, I get it.

I ju I just I
just don't want things
to get all screwed up.

All right, come on, they're
like our family, Belly.

This affects, like,
way more than just you.

I know.

But you don't get a say in who I date.

I get to pick, and I pick Jeremiah.

You're just gonna have to trust me.

Yeah, baby.

Here we go.

Hey.

- Yo, what's up?
- You couldn't bother
to tell me you were
hooking up with my sister?
- She told you?
- No, I saw you guys kissing.

Y-You're not gonna beat me up, are you?
- Oh, I'm really thinking about it.

- Listen, Steven,
- I-I really like her.

- Dude, you like a lot of people.

Have you seen me hooking up
with any guy or girl this summer?
Yes, dude, I saw you making out
with that guy at Nicole's party.

Okay, but that was, like, a month ago.

Listen, Steven, I would never
do anything to ever hurt her.

I swear.
Come on, it's Belly.

Well, you still should've told me.

I should have.

I'm sorry.

God, just, don't do
stuff in front of me.

- No, no, come here.
Hey.

- I don't think so, but, like
Ugh, I just fucked up my eyeliner.

Does anyone have a razor I can borrow?
- Got you.

- Thank you, angel.

Thank you.

Belly, you're here.

Come, I saved you a spot.

Hey.

You guys should really talk.

Nicole, I'm-I'm really sorry.

About what? Conrad?
I'm over it.
I'm here
with somebody else.

Can I just explain what happened?
I've had a crush on Conrad
for, like, my whole life,
and he's always just seen
me as-as his little sister.

And then I thought that, this summer,
maybe he could like me back.

But the thing is, what he
liked was that I liked him.

You know, he never actually liked me.

And I'm sorry
I was stupid enough to
think that he ever could.

It's not your fault Conrad's a fuckboy.

But you're kind of a fuckgirl, too.

Cam, Conrad, now Jeremiah.

You're playing with a
lot of hearts, Belly.

Okay, maybe I was being
a little fuckgirl-ish,
but I-I swear to you, Nicole,
I am completely over Conrad.

Like, so, so over him.

No one ever really gets
over their first love.

- Thanks, Steven.

- Yeah, of course.

My handsome date.

Mom.

- Good evening.

- I just need those
Here you go.
Thank you.

Look at us.

It's perfect.

Mom, you're not gonna cry, are you?
What, and ruin my makeup? No way.

It's just
Everything's gonna be
different next year.

Conrad's going off to college.

Yep.

It may be the last
summer we're all together.

Just don't forget I get
a dance from you tonight.

Ooh.

Oh.

Oh, Mom, you okay?
Yeah, no, it's just, uh
it's been way too long since I danced.

I, um, must be out of practice.

- Come on, um, we should go inside.

- Yeah.

- Come on, Mom.

- Thank you.

Is this our table? Yeah.

Here and there, you know.

I see you guys found the bar.

Yeah, it's the
only way I can get through
this strange medieval ceremony.

Where's Victoria?
Oh, she had a last-minute
silent retreat to go to.

This is nicer than our wedding.

Our wedding was in my
parents' church basement.

Anything is nicer than our wedding.

And I was four months pregnant.

Ooh.
Scandal.

In the Korean Church?
We had to tell everyone
that Steven was a preemie.

Whenever we visit my parents,
my mom still gets tears
in her eyes saying she can't believe
how strong and healthy he is.

Here comes our miracle baby now.

Hey, Dad.

Come here.
Good to see you.

- Did you bring the cuff links?
- Yes, I did.

- Thank you.

- Hi, Steven.

Uh, I don't think we've
officially met.
I'm Cleveland.

Uh, hi.

So, uh, your mom
says that you got your
sights set on Princeton?
Oh, uh, well, they-they
want me to stay in state.

If he gets into Princeton,
we'll find a way to make it work.

Really?
Thanks, Mom.

- You look so handsome.

- Ah, d
Look, it's all all
eyes on Shayla tonight.

I'm-I'm just the arm candy.

Um, but speaking of which,
I should, I should probably go up.

- Uh, it was nice meeting you.

- Yeah.

Girls aren't supposed
to know if we're pretty or not.

We're supposed to wait for
other people to tell us,
before we're allowed to
feel it about ourselves.

But isn't that bullshit?
Because we're all beautiful.

In our own ways.

Hey, you guys ready
for the escort dance?
Dude, I-I actually still can't
believe you roped me into this.

Oh, come on, dude.
The
girls are gonna love it.

Kind of wish we were all
doing it together, you know?
Uh, you wish you were
doing a dance routine?
No, no.
No.

I didn't mean that
literally.
I just, you know,
we haven't hung out
much this summer, so
Yeah, you've been pretty M.
I.
A.

Yeah.
Yeah, I know.

I know.
That's on, that's on me.

But I was thinking about it.

We have, like, a week
or so left of summer.

What if we all went on
an overnight fishing trip?
Dude, yeah, I'm in.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

- Yeah, me, too.

- All right.

Hey.

Man, you guys are gonna kill this.

Thanks, man.

Thanks, Connie.

You guys look good.

Kill it.

Maya Richards, daughter
of Julia and Scott Richards.

Maya is a student at Kent Lake School.

She is captain of the scholar team
and treasurer of her school's
Prune.
Prune.

- Maya raised $7,000
- Prune.

for the North Shore Animal League,
the world's largest no-kill
shelter and adoption agency.

Gigi Boucheron, daughter of
Richard and Cecily Boucheron.

Gigi is a student at
Northfield Prep School.

She's ranked at the state
level in singles tennis
and is a talented vocalist.

She raised $4,000 for
North Children's Hospital.

Isabel Conklin, daughter of
John Conklin and Laurel Park.

A student at Chesterbrook High
School where she is captain
of the varsity volleyball team.

You're a goddess.

You ever say that to me again,
I'll throw up all over you.

Isabel is also an
avid swimmer, and this summer
raised $5,000 for the
county women's shelter.

Why is Belly making that weird face?
No idea.

Prune.

Dara Jones, daughter of
Philip and Ginger Jones.

Dara is a student at Pencombe Academy,
where she's the captain of the speech
and debate team and a member
- You look beautiful.

- of the varsity field hockey team.

She raised $6,000 for
All Youth Can Code,
a nonprofit that teaches
underserved youth to code.

How was the curtsy?
The queen would be proud.

Shayla Wang
daughter of Robert and Melissa Wang.

A student at Nightingale-Bamford
and an avid equestrian and
emerging fashion influencer.

Shayla raised $8,000
for Heart of Dinner,
which delivers food
to the elderly East Asian
community in New York City.

Marisa Pelzner, daughter of
Harold and Sylvia Pelzner.

Marissa is a student
at Cherry Hill Academy.

She plays center forward
on her school's soccer team
and started her school's first
- LGTBQ Student Union.

- Really? Thank you.

Welcome.

I'll be right back.

She raised $4,000 to establish
gender-neutral bathrooms on campus.

- Where is she going?
- I don't know.

It is my honor to introduce
this year's Cousins Beach
Country Club debutantes.

Laurel.

I'm
going to need your help this fall.

I'll be spending a
lot of time in Boston.

Of course.

I hope Victoria's good with
having teenagers around.

Victoria's, uh, she's
not gonna be a factor.

Oh.
I'm sorry.

Didn't know you were
bringing a date tonight.

It's not anything serious.

Of course it's not.

What's that supposed to mean?
Well, sometimes I think the only person
you ever truly loved is Susannah.

That's not true.

There were always three
people in our marriage, Laurel.

And I accepted it
because I love her, too.

But you're gonna have to face
that Susannah isn't
gonna be here much longer.

Don't say that.

It's the truth.

Laurel?
Jeremiah.

What is it?
Um, the escort dance is about to start.

Belly really doesn't
want you to miss it.

Thank you.
We'll be right there.

Okay.

And now introducing this year's
debutante escorts.

Hot stuff!
Hey, does my mom seem okay to you?
Sure, why?
I don't know, she's been sleeping a lot
- and smoking a lot more pot.

- She seems fine to me.

Yeah, but I heard your parents
talk about it and your mom
- seemed really upset.

- I don't
Is this thing on? ♪
I'm a monster ♪
Don't listen to a word I say ♪
'Cause I say things
that I don't mean ♪
When the liquor speaks ♪
Don't want to break
your pretty heart ♪
Ooh ♪
I love to lay when
laying is next to you ♪
I feel alive with shawty
by my side, let's dance ♪
I like that, yeah, I like that, yeah ♪
I like that angel running
fingers through my hair ♪
I like that, yeah, I like that, yeah ♪
I like that way we touching
got you singing, "Yeah" ♪
You like that, yeah,
you like that, yeah ♪
You like that, oh, oh, oh ♪
Yeah ♪
I love to lay when
laying is next to
Oh!
One good night is
worth a thousand words ♪
One good girl is
worth a thousand birds
Oh, my God, who does that?
The way you moving got me
at a loss for words, yeah ♪
Take you out in
public, you a masterpiece
There's a lot to see ♪
I want live my life
'cause there's a lot to see ♪
Let's go to Paris,
let's get a jet plane ♪
Let's live our own life,
forget what your friends say ♪
Do what you want to, let's go crazy ♪
Pull a number lover,
shooting it through the rain ♪
Ooh
When laying is next to you
That's so bad.

Shawty by my side, let's dance ♪
I like that, yeah, I like that, whoa ♪
I like that angel running
fingers through my hair ♪
I like that, yeah, I like that, yeah ♪
I like that way we touching
got you singing, "Yeah" ♪
You like that, yeah,
you like that, yeah
Yeah!
Just incredible.

You.

- Come here.

- Okay.

Wait, wait, wait, wait.

That was incredible.

You were incredible.

You guys killed it.

Killed it.

Hey.
Uh Thanks.

I love you in white.

Reminds me of the
dress you wore to prom.

Nice fit.

Though, I'm surprised she didn't
make you wear a matching tux.

Actually, that was the plan,
but
Well, couldn't afford
it after our last game.

Oh.
I'm sorry.
I
didn't know it would put you out.

Yeah, how would you know?
I
I mean, you can have the
money back.
No worries.

I mean, we play for fun anyway.

No, it's fine.

You won it, you keep it.

You know, this
room, the room looks stunning.

I just I really want
- to thank you.

- Oh, that's so sweet.

- You've made this
- Mm-hmm.

- a really special night.

- Oh, thank you.

You know, I've been invited to,
um, keynote this book festival
in Santa Barbara in October,
and
I was thinking
maybe you could come with me.

It's just my fall
is really up in the air.

Laurel.

We need to talk about that.

There's something I have to tell you.

Shh, shh.
It's starting.

Okay.

Here we go.

I don't know where Jeremiah is.

He'll be here in a minute, I'm sure.

- Go, get ready.

- Okay.

So, why didn't you tell me
you and Liam were a thing?
'Cause we weren't.

He took me to prom and
then got all clingy,
and I wasn't down.

- Why are you being like this?
- Being like what?
All weird and insecure.

I wasn't like that about
the whole Taylor thing.

Yeah, well, I don't know, I'm just
I mean, I don't know
if you haven't noticed,
but I don't exactly fit in here.

- Steven
- No, I-I grew up
in the suburbs of Philly, all right?
Not even that nice of a suburb.

I drive a Honda Civic.

I don't go to benefits or balls,
whatever this is.
I'm
I'm-I'm nothing like him.

And that's a good thing.

You're here with me, not him.

I chose you.

Yeah, you you did, didn't you?
I think I-I love you.

Well, duh.

Hey, have you guys seen Jeremiah?
I think I saw him go outside.

Where's Jeremiah?
Connie.
Connie, have
you seen your brother?
He was just here a second ago.

You know that dream
where you're standing
in front of the classroom
naked and-and everyone
is staring at you?
I am living the dream.

- Hey.

- Hey, have you guys seen Jeremiah?
- No.

- No.

I think I remember most of the steps.

Look at them.

She's luminous.

For Belly, Conrad is the sun,
and when the sun comes out,
the stars disappear.

Jeremiah, honey, where were you?
I-I ate something.
I think
maybe the shrimp was bad.

Oh, honey, I'm so sorry.

You know, the caterer is
gonna be hearing from me.

Okay, Karen.

I'll get you some ginger ale.
Excuse me.

Thank you.

I think I messed up some of the steps.

You were great.

I'm glad.

Glad that it was me.

I'll be right back.

Oh, no,
honey, are you gonna be sick again?
Where is that ginger ale?
I'm gonna get you one from the bar.

Uh, ginger ale.

So, what did you want to tell me before?
I know about Susannah's cancer.

Conrad told me.

- Hey.

- Hey, Jeremiah, where were you?
Conrad, we need to talk, all right?
It's important.
It's about Mom.

I found something out.

Um Yeah
We'll-we'll talk about this later, okay?
- No, it's important.

- It's okay.

- You already know, don't you?
- Conrad knows?
Yeah.

Oh, my God.

How does he know?
You've known this whole
fucking time and didn't tell me?
Jere
Oh, my God!
What're you doing?
Stop it.

Both of you, stop it.

What is going on?
Mom
We know, Mom.

We both know.

Know what?
I feel so stupid.

Honey, why would you feel stupid?
Because, all summer long,
I've been thinking about myself,
and Susannah was sick,
and I didn't even know.

Okay.

That's how she wanted it.

It's exactly how she wanted it.

How long have you known?
Since the spring.

She didn't want to
burden you kids with it.

She wanted one last
summer with you guys.

But what about you?
What about me?
You had to carry it all by yourself.

She's not gonna get better, is she?
No.

I'm so sorry the
night turned out like this.

It's not how I wanted you to find out.

Mom, you're gonna do the trial, right?
Uh
No, honey.

I'm not.

I can't.

Chances are very slight.

Uh, nonexistent, really, and
I just can't go through that again.

It was too hard the first time.

Mom, but you could try.

You have to try.

I just want to be me when I go.

- Does that make sense?
- No.

No, it doesn't make sense.

None of this makes any sense.

I know, I know.

I'm not good at this.
Okay?
Mommy's not good at this.

I should've known that you knew.

I just didn't want to believe it.

Mom, if there's any chance, you have to.

I mean, you have to.

Come on, tell her, Conrad.

Why aren't you saying anything?
Mom, this is crazy.

You have to try.
You
can't give up on us.

Mom?
Can't you just
I mean, can't you just try?
For us, Mom?
I need you.

Come here.

Okay, I know it's end times
- if you're cooking.

- Shut up.

How'd it go with the boys?
I told them I'd do the trial.

I couldn't say no.

I know it's gonna make
things harder, but
I don't care what the doctors say.

It's going to work.

You're magic.

Since when do you believe in magic?
I believe in you.

All right, everybody down
here.
We still have to eat.

- Thank you, no.

- Laurel!
There were times
this summer when I felt like
I didn't know my own heart.

You want some ice cream?
But one thing I do know
for sure is that, no matter
what happens next, I
will always come back
to this place
and these people.

I can't believe she said yes.

You did it.
You changed her mind.

Oh, it wasn't me.
It
was Jere.
He did it.

Belly, I'm sorry for being so shitty
all summer.

I mean, you were going
through all this alone.

I wish you had
told me so you didn't have to.

I wanted to.

I almost did a couple of times.

Um, we should go in.

There's so many things
I want to say to you.

Don't.
Not now.

Why?
'Cause you really, really, really need
somebody right now, and
I don't want to be the kind of person
who takes advantage of that.

I don't just need somebody.

I need you.

I don't want you to need me.

I want you to want me.

I do want you.

In this moment, I realized
if this can happen, maybe anything can.

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