Transparent (2014) s04e08 Episode Script

Desert Eagle

1 MAN (ON TV): He's been eight under after that awful start.
- (DOOR OPENS) - OLDER ELLA: Hey, Mama.
- Ella.
- Hey, Mom.
- Look at you.
- Zacky.
- Hey, Mom.
How are you? - Your skirt is too short.
- Pretty color, but I don't like that.
- (CHUCKLES) LEN: We're here.
We brought the whole brood.
- I hope that's okay.
- Sarah, you remember Hagar.
- Right? - Hi, love.
You look you look really pretty.
(DUCK QUACKS) - (BABY WHIMPERS) - Do you mind if I breastfeed in here? She's so fertile.
She's got one on the way.
That's so weird.
I didn't know that you could actually, like, breastfeed and get pregnant at the same time.
- I can.
- She can.
- ZACKY: You know, Lila can.
- (LAUGHTER) (ECHOING): Lila can.
Yeah, Lila can.
Lila can.
- ZACKY: She can do anything.
- EMMA: She can do anything.
- (DUCK QUACKING) - Oh I want to to nurse! (CACKLES) Oh, my God.
How the fuck are your boobs still looking like that? I don't know.
I never wear a bra.
LEN: People don't wear bras anymore.
I wear a bra.
ZACKY (HIGH-PITCHED): Yeah, Lila can.
Lila can.
- (GIRL SCREAMS) - (DUCK QUACKS) Stop it! Oh, I almost forgot.
We got you a little gift.
You got me something? ZACKY: Come on, Mom.
(ECHOING): Lila can.
Lila can.
(SLOWED DOWN): Lila can.
- It - Do you like it? - Drink it.
- Uh, I don't want this.
- Try it, Sarah.
You'll like it.
- ZACKY: Come on, you'll like it.
- (DISTORTED): Drink it, Mom.
Drink it.
- Just a sip.
ALL (CHANTING): Drink it! Drink it! Drink it! Drink it! Drink it! - (CHANTING CONTINUES) - ZACKY: Lila can.
- (DISTORTED): Lila can.
Lila can.
- (DUCKS QUACKING) Lila can.
(BIRDS CHITTERING, TRILLING) (SCOFFS) (SIGHS) (GEESE HONKING) (INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS) I feel like I'm too big for this table.
Stop taking my food.
You have your own food.
I have sand on mine.
(SARAH SCOFFS) Someone is really grumpy.
Oh, my God.
Please do not describe my behavior.
That is really fucking annoying.
That's, like, Getting Along 101.
What's wrong with you? Nothing.
I'm just tired.
- What? - Do you think about Lila all the time? You want to fuck her without me? - What? - You want to fuck her by yourself, don't you? - What are you talking about? - No, you do, you want those sweet, bouncy tits all to yourself.
- What is wrong with you? - Nothing.
You're fucking doing the thing that we said we would not do.
- (SIGHS DEEPLY) - You're acting jealous and you're just poking it with a stick.
Please don't do that.
- Moshe? - Mm-hmm? You could ask me, um any questions if you wanted to.
About I don't know, about anything really.
About you know, about my transitioning, if you want.
What's to ask? Come on.
It's great.
Good for you.
Hey, Moshe? Dad? I'm-I'm not gonna come back to Israel, I don't think, so, uh And I'm-I'm pretty sure that there's not a 15-hour flight in your future.
What do you think, I'm too old? No, no.
I mean, well You know, I think this is, uh I think this is our only chance to, uh, actually I, um I think I know what you're looking for here.
- You do? - Mm.
There was nobody around when you were little.
There was nobod there was no nobody around who could teach you how to be a man, you know.
So so maybe if you had a father in your life, well, not Haim, but if you had a real father in your life, maybe you wouldn't have turned out, you know the way you did.
I'm really sorry, my child.
Very sorry.
(SIGHS) That's not what I thought you were gonna say.
(CHUCKLES) Ah, well I'm certainly glad that we had this little chat, kiddo.
(INDISTINCT CHATTER AND LAUGHTER) JOSH: So, Nitzan? - Hmm? - Is the gun loaded? Of course it's loaded.
It's a gun.
I just didn't know if it was just to scare people off, or, I don't know, I don't know what It is to scare people off.
Is that semi-automatic? What is it? Automatic? What's-What's the situation? It's called a "Baby Desert Eagle.
" Oh, Baby Desert Eagle.
Oh.
You know this kind? No, I don't know that one, but, uh, the Toddler Desert Eagle is, um I know that one.
- (LAUGHTER) - That one's a that's a that's a good one.
It's a little bigger.
You know.
(CHUCKLES) So you're not packing heat? - (LAUGHTER) - No.
Mm-mm.
My weapon of choice is self-loathing.
(LAUGHTER) SHELLY: He's a, he's a schmuck.
MAURA: He's a schmuck.
SHELLY (STAMMERING): A-And, as I You've known him for two minutes; you think he's gonna know you? He doesn't know you.
Who knows anybody anyway? Well Well, we know each other.
I don't know if we do, Shell.
I mean, I'm learning things.
My God.
What else could you be learning? I might, um I think, might be (SIGHS) - (SIGHS) - Come on.
Who else are you gonna tell? I might be I'm That I might be heterosexual.
I mean, a heterosexual woman.
(CRUNCHING) What are you talking about? I'm talking about that I since I transitioned I am very attracted to, uh To what? I am m-more turned on by the thought of a man and, and a woman together.
Can't imagine you with a man.
(CHUCKLES) Well, you should.
'Cause I'm seeing one.
Really? Yeah.
How do you feel about that? As if I care.
W-Wha I just want you to be happy.
If only you'd known then what you know now.
There you are, been looking all over for you two.
Come on.
The Dead Sea is waiting.
All right, we're coming, we're coming.
LYFE: Hey, Ali! Get out here! Hey, you okay? ALI: I don't know.
Good morning.
Sabah al-khair.
- Morning.
- Ah, the best part of waking up.
Some weed in my mouth.
Mmm.
This is the good stuff.
ALI: Lyfe, I have to go.
I can't stop thinking about my family.
What about them? ALI: They're probably wondering where I am.
I totally ditched them.
I don't want them to worry.
LYFE: You got to do what you got to do.
Yeah.
If only I knew what that was.
LYFE: Do you want me to go with you? No, that's okay.
I'm gonna go by myself.
But thank you.
Really.
TARIK: Where do you need to go? Um I guess I need to go to the Dead Sea? Hussen is going to Qalandia.
Really? Can I get a cab from there? Yeah, let me ask.
Hang on.
(SHOUTS IN ARABIC) (BOTH SPEAKING IN ARABIC) - He says yes, but hurry up.
- Okay, yes.
Thank you.
Tell him thank you, I'm coming.
Thank you! It was nice meeting you.
So nice to meet you.
Thank you.
(SIGHS) Okay.
Where's my bag? - Okay.
- Give me a hug.
Okay.
(BIRD SINGING) Thank you for waiting.
Hi.
- Hi.
You're going to Qalandia? - Yeah.
- Come in.
- Thanks.
(ENGINE STARTS) (NITZAN AND GUY SPEAKING HEBREW) - GUY: Okay.
- So, um You guys are, like, homies, right? - We are not homos.
- JOSH: No, I-I - You calling us homos? - No, I said you - I'm kidding, Joshy.
- (CHUCKLES) Sorry.
Yes, we're homies.
We know, we know each other from the army.
- Oh.
- The, uh, yeah.
We were para, paratroopers together.
- Paratroopers? - Lebanon War.
Jesus.
How old were you? - Eighteen.
- Hmm.
When you go to college, we go to war.
That's, uh Israel for you.
You, you didn't go to college? No, I went to college.
Studied philosophy.
Yeah, no, you do the army, after the army you do the-the university.
And the army's more important.
Know why? Hmm.
'Cause you realize not everything is about you.
Yeah.
Everybody seems real patriotic.
And you got a whole country full of people who know how to shoot a gun.
You know how to shoot a gun, huh? - Me? - Yeah.
- No, I'm, I'm - Yeah.
I don't know how to shoot a gun.
I'm an American I'm an American Jew, we don't do guns.
- Well, what do you have against guns? - Nothing.
I mean, except that they kill innocent people, like, all the time.
(LAUGHS) Guy.
Pull over.
- No, no, no, no, no.
No, no - Uh Everybody, - No.
No.
- we need to stop for five minutes.
- Dude, just shh - Joshy needs to do pee pee.
Joshy.
Come on.
JOSH: All right.
Okay, let's go.
NITZAN: Come.
- Come on.
- Okay.
(CLEARS THROAT) (NITZAN AND GUY SPEAKING HEBREW) I'm gonna take a little walk here.
Well, be careful.
- Don't get dehydrated.
- MAURA: No.
I'm well aware of my hydration.
Thank you.
SARAH: God, why is Josh being such a dick on this trip? I'm so irritated by his, like, "You're taking advantage.
" It's like fucking patriarchal bullshit.
What, because, like, you're the guy, you're taking advantage? Like, like, I'm not even here, like, I don't even have a say? Like, like, like, Lila and I are, like, these, like, these, like, outlines and you just, like, take your dick and fucking put it in us? You're I mean Hold on.
Just to be clear, this is all for you.
- I'm just saying yes to every - (LAUGHS) fucking sexual inclination that you have.
Whoa, okay.
Wow.
I didn't realize I was, like, torturing you.
No you're not it's not torture.
I'm just saying, you wanted this.
Why are you mad at me? I'm talking about Josh, and the, like, "You're a love addict," and, I mean, I'm sorry, but that's, like, that's such bullshit.
Like, love is addiction.
I mean, it's a fucking oxymoron, really.
"Love addict" is not an oxymoron.
What you mean is that it's redundant, right? Okay, whatever.
I that's not the point.
If I'm an addict, then everybody's an addict.
I mean, love is, like, uh, getting high, - that's what love feels like.
- No, it's not.
No, it's not.
Love is not being high all the time.
I don't want to be fucking crazy high all the time.
Sometimes, I just want to hang out and watch TV and love our kids.
God! Most unsatisfied person I know.
(WEAKLY): Okay, I like TV.
NITZAN: Joshy, you ready? Feel like you guys are taking me out to kill me, or something.
GUY (LAUGHING): Don't worry about it.
(HORNS HONKING) ALI: How long does this usually take? I have to meet up with my family.
HUSSEN: You never know.
We do these checkpoints twice a day.
When I was a teenager, when they built the wall, my mother would get so nervous, she'd smoke Marlboro Reds in the car.
And then you'd have to convince her to roll the windows down.
ALI: So she never got used to it.
HUSSEN: No, she didn't get used to it.
I think she still talks about it as if it were completely new.
'Cause she she knew it before it was like that.
- So, for her - Yeah.
It's an offense to her memories.
(ALI CHUCKLES) ALI: So we leave the car here.
We just leave it and we go on foot? HUSSEN: Yeah, we walk through.
When we get to the Israel side, I'll show you how to get a taxi to your family.
Oh Okay.
(HORN BLARES, INDISTINCT CHATTER) MAURA: Why are you here? YOUNGER MAURA: I can't believe the way Moshe talks to you.
And who is he, anyway? Not family.
No.
He's no one.
YOUNGER MAURA: Do you remember when you thought if you weren't trans you wouldn't hurt anymore? You know, you abandoned me.
MAURA: I had I had to choose.
God was making me choose.
YOUNGER MAURA: Just because you hear God's voice doesn't mean it's God's voice.
Look at you.
You're here, and Ali's alive.
MAURA: We are here.
I'm here.
(SOFTLY): I'm here.
(LOUD BUZZER SOUNDS) (INDISTINCT CHATTER) It's so crowded.
Is it always like this? It can be, but it's totally random.
(LOUD BUZZER SOUNDS) (MAN ON P.
A.
SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE) - See you on the other side.
- What? I'll see you on the other side.
Don't worry.
(MAN REPEATING INSTRUCTIONS OVER P.
A.
) - (LOUD BUZZER SOUNDS) - Sorry.
(PEOPLE SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE) (BUZZER SOUNDS) MAN: Passport.
Hey, can you look at me, please? Thank you.
(MAN CONTINUES SPEAKING OVER P.
A.
) (GUNSHOT) What was that? (GUNSHOTS) - (MEN CHUCKLE) - Uh, no earmuffs? Dude, you have too much estrogen around you.
- All right, that's-that's true.
- Get that enough.
Well ready? - Opa - But just a second.
What what hand do you masturbate with? - Both? - Okay.
- (CHUCKLES) - Hold it with both.
Whoa.
- Huh? - Huh? NITZAN: Looking good.
You like it? Huh? - It's not It's not terrible.
- Okay.
JOSH: Fuckin' A.
- GUY: Yeah.
- Oh, yeah.
Let's shoot a gun.
- NITZAN: You know who you look like? - Huh? Clint Eastwood.
- (LAUGHS) - Shut the fuck up.
- Look.
- Shut the fuck up.
Let's do this shit.
(GUNSHOT) - Whoa, whoa! - Hey, hey! - Joshy! Oh! - NITZAN: Josh, Josh, Josh! - Put the gun down.
- Joshy! What are you doing? You don't do a pirouette with a gun like this.
- What, are you crazy? - Drop it.
Drop it.
SHELLY: You crazy kid! I'm sorry, Mom.
- He was about to kill me! - Mom, I'm sorry.
- I'm sorry.
- You pointed the gun right at me! Mommy, Mommy, I'm sorry.
I didn't mean it.
- What's going on? - He pointed the gun right at me.
- What is going on? - NITZAN: I didn't tell him to twirl - with the gun in his hand, you know.
- What is going on? - He did it on his own.
- No, you go back You go back to the bus.
And get that gun out of here.
- What's going on? - I didn't mean it, I I freaked out.
I might - You tried to kill me.
- I did not! I just got mixed up.
I didn't mean to do that.
I did - I freaked, I just - MAURA: All right, all right.
- Give them space.
- What happened? I heard Mom screaming.
- Come on.
Give them space.
- SHELLY: He tried to kill me.
- SARAH: What? - JOSH: I I didn't! I ruined 'em, and now they want to kill me.
- MAURA: No, no, no.
- JOSH: I don't.
Mom, I was actually trying not to kill you.
- MAURA: Relax, please.
- JOSH: I swear.
I fucked up.
I'm a fuck-up, okay? SHELLY: I don't want you to say that.
I just want you to be happy.
I want you to be happy.
- I love you.
- Okay, okay, if you want that - If you want that - What? you have to stop.
You can't do that.
The kissing me on the lips is like an assault! What's wrong with kissing on the lips? It's too much, it's just too much it's weird.
And the Mario.
- I can't do Mario anymore.
- MAURA: Who is Mario? - SARAH: He's the driver, right? - Mario's the person that she the character she does when she can't deal with reality.
- That's not true.
- That is true! SARAH: What? What are you talking about? You have no idea what it's like to be me in my body.
To try to erase yourself.
To be anxious because of your kids.
It was like fingernails on a chalkboard when they would call me Mommy.
And those two times that I was in those two mental hospitals Wait, I thought she was in Fresno.
SHELLY: It was a relief not being a mother.
SARAH: Do you hate us? SHELLY: No, I don't hate you, but your Moppa's not the only one who's suffered.
SARAH: Mom, I What are you talking about? I said it in my show.
- I wasn't there.
- Yes, exactly, exactly.
You weren't there, but your sisters were, and your Moppa was, and I loudly exclaimed that I had a secret.
And none of you asked me about it.
You never asked me about it.
Strangers asked me about it.
You know, people from Denmark - Yes, yes.
- Scandinavian people Your secret your secret.
You were talking about me.
No.
No.
I was talking about me.
SARAH: What was it? I mean, I'm sorry that we didn't ask.
I didn't I thought I didn't We just figured it would be rude.
I was ten years old.
SHELLY: Then there was this teacher, this Mr.
Stenger, who said that he saw my talent, or so I, I thought.
And then, when we were alone, the things happened, and so I stopped eating.
(JOSH GASPS, SOBS) SHELLY: I was molested.