The Unicorn (2019) s01e10 Episode Script

Anna and the Unicorn

1 I have this friend Wade, and I just feel like you guys would really hit it off.
- Yeah, I'm in.
- Oh, that's great! I'm Anna, by the way.
- You're Delia's Anna? - And you're Delia's Wade.
- I am.
- It was very nice meeting you, Wade.
Wade, what's up? It was really nice to meet you.
("WE ALL HAD A REAL GOOD TIME" BY EDGAR WINTER PLAYING) I don't remember how I got this way I don't recall what happened yesterday And we all had - A real good time - Ha! Ow! Somebody told me I was out of my mind Are you okay, Dad? - Huh? - What is wrong with you?! - Nothing! - Feelin' fine.
So my dad was smiling and dancing all morning.
And even gave me an extra dollar for lunch and said "Knock yourself out", - so you know what that means, don't you? - Yeah.
(SIGHS) You totally get me.
MICHELLE: Listen Wade is feeling good.
Mm, that woman's got him doing backflips, singing spirituals.
Natalie said that? No, but that's how I imagine it.
(BOTH CHUCKLE) All this from one kiss? Mm-hmm.
If this is first base, what is gonna happen if that boy makes it all the way home? DELIA: I called it.
I knew Anna was gonna be right for Wade.
- What are you doing with those things? - (EXHALES) This is how they work, Forrest.
- Oh, this is gonna be so good for us.
- For us? Yeah.
Me and Anna.
It's gonna be good for everyone.
Oh, yeah.
I don't think you're doing that right.
Yes, I am, Forrest.
Try not to mansplain aah! Do you have to let the dogs up on everything? Seriously? I got to say, I'm getting excited.
I mean, I hope she's getting excited.
You think she's getting excited? Did she talk about me at all? We're doctors.
So it's not like we sit around the break room braiding each other's hair, talking about boys.
You know, we're, we're pretty busy.
- Saving lives.
- Yeah.
Of, of course.
- I'm sorry, I'm just a little nervous.
- I'm just kidding.
We totally talk about boys.
Specifically you.
And she likes you.
She, like, likes you likes you.
- Really? - Yeah.
- That's so great.
- I know.
- She's so much fun.
- Yeah.
She's so spontaneous.
She's an infectious disease specialist.
It's like, when you've seen enough people who've just been ravaged by incurable flesh-eating parasites, you really learn to live in the moment.
- Yeah.
- Spread 'em.
I mean, I have two kids.
So spontaneity is not really my strong suit.
I just Oh, I hope I can keep up with her.
- Keep up with who? - Oh, uh Uh, just a date.
Nobody, nobody special.
Nice attitude.
The guy came in with the Chinese food.
- Can I have a credit card? - Yeah.
- Just a date? - Yeah.
Just a date.
- Okay.
- What? They don't need to know that.
That you like her? Yeah.
A little.
I do.
I do.
Yes! I knew it! Everyone should listen to me all of the time.
I should probably go.
So, you have fun.
(JOYCE WHINES) Oh, Joyce, hi.
Okay, just one more cuddle before I go.
Don't you touch that dog.
I do not have time to roll you again, - you back away.
- Okay.
Looking good, Dad.
Thank you.
Why'd you guys order so much food? I couldn't remember if we like chow mein or lo mein, so we ordered both.
I won't be late.
Lock the door.
I've got my phone.
And don't eat those fortune cookies without me.
Of course not.
I think it's sesame noodles that we like.
Dad, can we order more? - Nope.
- Aw.
WADE: This table is amazing.
I was just happy to get a reservation, but, wow, they really pulled out all the stops, huh? Actually, I may have told the hostess that it's your birthday and you got a promotion.
So if you could just play along, - that'd be really great.
- Birthday and a promotion? - Life is good.
I just have one question for you.
- Yes.
How old am I today? Thirty-five.
- That's the best birthday ever.
- (LAUGHS) Oh, my God.
It was so cute seeing Wade so excited.
I'm excited.
And nervous.
Don't worry.
Wade's gonna be just fine.
Long as he doesn't say too much or get too intense, overthink anything, act weird, or try to be funny, he's good.
God, that's a lot of caveats.
FORREST: It is, but when you're first dating somebody, you have to present the best version of yourself.
There's no you like early date you.
Oh, true.
Early date me didn't wear my glasses for the first three weeks I knew you.
But you were still a big, fine blur of a man.
(GIGGLES) DELIA: Early date Forrest - brought me soup when I was sick.
- Aw Yeah.
He said he made it himself, - but I knew he got it at a restaurant.
- That's sweet.
But now he leaves the door open when he sits on the toilet.
If you want me to listen to you while you're telling me about your day, I got to keep the door open.
Otherwise, it would be rude.
- How am I gonna hear you? - Great logic.
You want me to be rude? God.
I mean, damned if you do, damned if you don't.
I think you're just damned if you do.
Do you remember that German film that we talked about seeing together? - No.
- Well, I feel really bad because I already saw it with Anna.
- Okay.
- I'm sorry.
I will happily see it again with you if you want.
No, seriously.
I don't remember us talking about this at all.
(SIGHS) Thanks for understanding.
Will you please just finish it? You sure? 100%.
Yeah, for some reason no one ever wants to finish the dessert.
By the end, it's like splitting an atom.
I'm going in.
- Good.
- I'm doing it.
(OINKS) Did you just oink at me? Maybe.
- This is your bite.
- (LAUGHS) - Here we go.
- (LAUGHING) I can take your check whenever you're ready.
Ooh, uh oh, oh, my God, it's 11:00.
- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah.
It's-it's 11:00.
- Yes.
- Guess we lost track of time.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Oh, no, come on.
I got this.
- I've got to get home to Grace and Natalie.
- Yeah.
(EXHALES) This was the most amazing night ever.
I thought so, too.
- To be continued? - Definitely.
How's tomorrow? Oh! Was that too soon? Of course that was too soon.
- I'm sorry.
You have so much going on.
- No, no, I can make that work.
- Tomorrow it is.
- Okay.
I taste the cake.
- (CHUCKLES) - Guys.
- Mm? - We're closed.
Ah, yes, sorry.
- Right.
- Uh, okay.
You waited for me.
Let's go to bed.
Got to walk.
- What? - You got to walk.
You got to walk.
Got to walk, got to walk.
- Good morning, girls.
- GIRLS: Morning.
Sorry I was late last night, but I made fortune cookie pancakes.
So, good date? Yeah, it was, uh, you know, it was fun.
What about you girls? Did you have fun last night? Yeah.
We watched the first half of six different Netflix shows.
They've got this new one where a vampire commits suicide.
Please don't watch that.
Hey, I was wondering if you guys thought it was cool if I go out again tonight? Dad, come on.
I was gonna go over to Nika's house.
Her and Jenna were making TikTok videos last night, and I felt totally left out.
(EXHALES) I'm sorry.
You're right.
- Sorry about that.
- I mean, it would be another thing if my friends could come over here.
While I'm not home? You know that we don't do that.
I know, but I'm 14 and a half.
In less than a year, I'm gonna be driving.
What? Oh, my God.
Lexi has friends over to her house all the time without parents, and she's two months younger than me.
You're that age, aren't you? I mean, is it okay with Nika and Jenna's parents? - I'll make sure.
- Assuming that it is, why don't we give it a try? Once, to prove that you can handle it.
(LAUGHS) Thank you, Dad.
- What about my friends? - No.
Your friends are way too young to hang out - without an adult here.
- That's okay.
I prefer hanging out with older girls.
It makes me feel cosmopolitan.
Did he text you, too? Okay, you girls good? - Wait, which one? - Wait, did you respond? I'm leaving, so, uh (OVERLAPPING CHATTER) - Hello? Hey! - I was freaking out Hi, Dad.
- Oh, you're still here.
- Yeah.
I'm just leaving now.
Oh, okay.
Okay, all right.
- Um, so-so - (OVERLAPPING CHATTER) Yeah, I've got my I got my phone with me.
And don't answer the door for anyone.
Uh, I'm not gonna be late.
What did he say? And apparently you don't care.
- Yeah.
- Yeah! Yeah - So, this is really alligator? - It is.
- I don't know.
- Oh, come on.
He'd eat you.
- You know what? That is not bad.
- (LAUGHS) It tastes like crocodile.
(LAUGHS) Hey, you know, there is a photography exhibit at the Ackland.
I was thinking about hitting it tomorrow.
- Any interest? - Tomorrow? - Do you have something with the girls? - No, no, no.
Just the normal stuff.
They'll be on their phones all night, and I'll be getting some invoices out.
- You know what? - What? Let's go see some photography tomorrow.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- You have alligator breath.
- Whose fault is that? - Mine.
- Yours.
WADE: Grace, do you want to invite your friends to hang out this afternoon? Hell yeah.
Pizza is on me.
(CHUCKLES) (DANCE MUSIC PLAYING) - (LAUGHTER) - MICHELLE: Wade, what's going on? You have so many kids in your house, I thought we were at my house.
That's because now my house is the cool house, where the cool kids hang out, being cool, because the cool dad is very cool with it.
Tip from an actual cool dad: you can't be cool if you keep saying "cool" so much.
- Nice Velcro shoes.
- These are cool.
I waited in line two hours for these.
- At Macy's.
- Macy's is cool.
I don't know, Ben.
I think you're saying "cool" way too much.
DELIA: It is going off in there.
Yeah, it reminds me of when Addie had that friend over.
I mean, it was her cousin, but they went nuts.
DELIA: It was off the chain.
Um, do you and I need to talk about the elephant in the room? The 5K? What? I noticed that you didn't bring it up, and I thought maybe you were worried that I was gonna run it with Anna this year.
Actually, I was worried that you were going to ask me to run it.
The only thing I hate more than German films is running around the park in short shorts.
You know, you don't have to run, but you could still wear the shorts.
That's cute.
I hope that you understand that even though I'm becoming better and better friends with Anna - MICHELLE: Mm-hmm - that my friendship with you will - always come first.
- Delia, I'm fine.
I'm actually not worried about it at all.
I put you in a tough spot.
I see that.
So, you know what? You and I are gonna run that 5K.
- No, thanks.
- Yeah.
BEN: Speaking of Anna, how's it been going, man? Really good.
We've been going out a lot.
Drinks, museums.
- BEN: Check you out.
- Oh.
Early-date Wade in the house.
- FORREST: Museum? That's a classic early date.
- WADE: Yeah.
In fact, tonight, we're going to see her favorite band, the Drive-By Truckers.
- Nice.
- Oh, man.
- Okay, so, look - You got it under control.
- Yeah.
- Uh, yeah.
It's been a little tricky, you know, with schedules and stuff like that, but I've been keeping it cool and loose.
And managed to keep the girls happy.
- Good for you, Wade.
- Yeah.
Of course, there's gonna come a point where early-date Wade has to tell his daughters that he's in a relationship.
- Sure.
- And Anna's gonna find out that I'm not always this much fun.
But for now things are great.
- Let's live.
- It's so good.
That's it.
Ride it out, Wade.
You ride that wave.
You never know.
Pretty soon, early-date Wade might drop a deuce with the door open.
Like everybody doesn't do that.
Well, you do get used to it.
- That's so gross.
- It's not that gross.
Yes, it is.
Real nasty.
Come on, tell me.
What was your first concert? Ugh, no, it's too embarrassing.
That's not fair.
I just admitted to Jimmy Buffett.
- You have to tell me.
- Okay, okay, fine.
- What? - NKOTB.
What I-I don't know what you're saying.
New Kids on the Block, okay? I knew that would make you laugh.
- (CROWD CHEERING) - Oh, whoa, hey.
Yes! The Truckers! (WHOOPS) No.
Actually, there's a few opening bands first.
- Do you know how these shows are? - Yeah.
It's been a while.
I mean, my last show was Kung Fu Panda on Ice, and, trust me, they started pretty promptly.
(LAUGHS) Hey, are you sure it's okay? Yeah, it's fine, I'm just gonna let the girls know.
Madeline, Maddie and Maddie J.
are all over at Olivia's.
We should go.
I mean, I can't leave Natalie, and my dad just texted he's not gonna be home for a while.
JENNA: Okay, well, we're still gonna go.
What? No.
Uh, come on, guys.
Let's just invite the Maddies over here.
Let's invite everyone.
Are both Kyles there? I'll find out.
FORREST: You know, the secret to a good mojito is muddling the mint.
You've been muddling the mint for ten minutes.
- Mm-hmm.
- Can I have a drink while you make my drink? This is gonna be worth the wait, Benjamint.
What's going on? Forrest, can you hear me?! Forrest?! Yeah, I can hear you.
I can hear you fine.
Technology is amazing these days.
This concert's running really late.
Grace and Natalie have a bunch of girls over.
Can you just walk by for me and-and check on 'em? They're not answering their phone.
Uh, I am mid-muddle right now.
- This is only mid? - (WHISPERS): Shut up.
- Forrest - Okay.
Okay, okay, okay.
I have to admit, it was worth the wait.
Right? Imagine if I had the time to give it a proper muddle.
Oh, hey, so I think it really bothers Delia that it doesn't bother Michelle that Delia's spending so much time with Anna.
She wants it to bother her? Not It's more like she doesn't want it to not bother her.
Your wife is complicated.
Will you, uh, tell Michelle to fake it? Tell her? Have you met Michelle? - I'll ask her.
- (DANCE MUSIC PLAYING INSIDE) Hey, how many girls are supposed to be over here? I might be wrong, but I think this all-girl party has boys.
You're a boy.
(INDISTINCT SHOUTING, LAUGHTER) Hey, uh, where's Grace and Natalie? I don't know.
I don't Oh, man, are they watching Magic Mike? - No, that's Magic Mike XXL.
- What? It's the sequel.
It's only okay.
Man, it's a good thing it's us.
If Delia and Michelle saw this, these guys would be dead.
- Is this a party? - Yeah, looks like it.
Well, this isn't okay.
I'm sorry, who are you? Jenna's mom.
Which one's Jenna? - You don't know who's in your house? - This isn't our house.
No, we're just friends with the girls whose party this is.
That sounded way worse than it is.
- Why? - (SNIFFS) It's a mojito.
No, no, no, no.
Don't worry.
I'm about to call the dad.
It's all under control.
- (BARKING) - Joyce! Really, guys? Who left the front door open? This lady.
Jenna's mom.
Wade, we might have an issue here.
Jenna! Jenna better hop a fence.
Let me just get a handle on this, okay? I-I really want to drive you home.
Just a minute, okay? Wade, just do what you got to do.
I-I'll take an Uber.
Maybe I'll see you tomorrow? Yeah.
I can't.
(SIGHS) I want to.
I would love to.
But I'm I'm screwing up here.
(SIGHS) I was I was trying to tell myself that I could do this every night and I could still be a good dad, but I I can't.
And it's breaking my heart because I really like you.
So I hope that when I say that that I can't see you tomorrow, that you'll still want to see me the day after tomorrow, because I really believe that there's something here.
Uh hello.
WADE: Uh, h-hey.
Uh um uh, Gr-Grace, thi-this is Anna.
Anna, this is Grace.
Uh, Joyce, this is Anna.
- Anna, that's Joyce.
- Hi, Joyce.
I'm just gonna WADE: Yeah.
I'm just gonna call an Uber.
I'm really sorry about the mess, Dad.
I guess I let things get a little out of hand.
Yes, you did.
I'm more mad at myself than you.
I'm the adult here, and I let you have a little too much freedom because I was feeling guilty.
About what? About Anna.
About spending so much time with her.
And how I feel about her.
Because it's the first time Since Mom.
Since Mom.
Hey look, this is all still very new, and I have no idea where it's gonna go.
And I know that it's gonna be a little weird.
It's super weird.
Yeah, that's what I was just saying.
No, no, no, like, like it's weird.
Okay, point taken.
I'm sorry, Dad.
But Natalie and I aren't babies anymore.
Look, if she makes you happy, then we'll figure it out.
Thank you, Grace.
- What are you two fart heads talking about? - Nothing.
We're just, uh, cleaning up.
- The sponge.
Hey, where's the sponge? - Uh, yes.
- Is there a sponge? - Yeah, I think there's one under the sink.
Oh, there's one in the sink.
All right.
- Going to bed? - Night.
I'm gonna tell her tomorrow.
Good luck with that.
You know, maybe the day after tomorrow.
- Maybe the day after the - Maybe next month.
- Yeah, maybe okay.
- (LAUGHS) I'm so glad that you decided to join us for the run today.
Well, I just realized after you saw the German movie without me, that I was worried I was losing you as my friend.
I totally sensed that.
- And that could never happen because you are - (KNOCK ON DOOR) - Anna! Hi.
- Hey.
So you guys ready to run? I just need to get something in my stomach.
Really? I mean, yeah, okay.
I got some granola.
You know, there is that new brunch place - right near the starting line.
- Panjo's.
Oh, I've been dying to try that place.
They have bottomless mimosas.
That's a lot before a run.
MICHELLE: Yes, it is.
You know what, though, we've already given - the charity our money.
- That's true.
The actual running is just symbolic.
So you guys just want to bag the run? Not completely.
We'll get some exercise walking to Panjo's.
I was gonna say let's drive.
I like you.
- (INDISTINCT CHATTER) - Can we stop by the starting line and get our free t-shirts?
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