Virgin River (2019) s05e02 Episode Script


[Charmaine] Are you gonna
say anything or just
How could you be so selfish?
All I can do, Jack,
is apologize over and over.
- Well, that's not good enough.
- I know.
So, go ahead. Yell at me.
Tell me what a terrible person I am.
[pensive music playing]
That's not why I'm here.
I'm just trying to understand,
after everything I did for you
And Mel too.
I mean, you drag her into this.
I don't get you, Jack.
I thought you'd be relieved
that you and Mel
didn't have to deal with me anymore.
I'm not relieved.
I thought I was gonna be
a father to twin boys,
and you made me believe that.
You made everybody believe that.
For months, I break my back for you,
making sure that you had everything
that you could possibly need.
I would have done anything for those boys.
And you just took it away.
You humiliated me.
And you broke my heart.
Well, now you know how it feels.
Don't you dare put this on me. No.
[desperately] Jack, you don't understand.
The way things ended between us?
Watching you pull away and fall in love
with Mel right under my nose?
That was torture.
And then I found out I was pregnant,
and I was afraid.
And I was alone.
And the worst part about it
was the thought
that I was gonna lose you forever.
So I lied.
What do you expect me to say?
I don't know, Jack.
I just hope you can forgive me.
Have you even told the real father?
Oh, no. [scoffs]
No, that was just a one-time thing.
He's not cut out to be a father.
And how do you know that?
Because he's not like you.
I lied to give the twins a future.
Someone to provide for us.
Isn't there a small part of you
that can sympathize with that?
[pensive music continues]
You have my sympathy, yeah.
Not my forgiveness.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[Brie] This is exactly why I moved.
So that coward couldn't try
to intimidate me out of testifying.
Yeah, well, I don't think
we should just assume it was Don.
Maybe some drunk teenagers
screwing around or something.
Do you know how many violent criminals
I have prosecuted in my career?
I know a threat when I see one.
Well, how can you be so sure?
Because it felt like one, Brady.
Yeah. Okay.
I hear you.
Come here.
I won't let anything happen to you.
I promise.
[reflective music playing]
Try and get some sleep, okay?
[uplifting music playing]
[pop music playing on headphones]
["Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac
playing on headphones]
- ["Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac playing]
- For you ♪
There'll be no more crying ♪
For you ♪
The sun will be shining ♪
What are you doing up here?
- [song stops]
- [watch ringing]
- [watch chimes]
- Hello?
[exclaims] Hi, Dr. Kane.
Oh my God. Oh my God, you're a lifesaver.
Thank you so much for getting Ava in.
[door opens]
- [Mel] Morning!
- Morning. How was the run?
Oh, it was good!
Go easy on yourself.
You're carrying precious cargo.
No, it wasn't the baby.
It was just so beautiful out there,
I kept getting distracted.
I watched the sunrise, Jack.
Like, the entire thing.
[laughs] I mean, I haven't
lost track of time like that in forever.
Well, that's good. I mean, that's what
this break is supposed to be about, right?
Taking it slow?
Yeah, I know.
Uh, an omelet and a latte?
- Okay, what's going on?
- Nothing!
Nothing, I just wanna say thank you
for supporting me
through this mess with Charmaine.
You were asleep when I came in last night,
but I didn't quite make it to
[Mel] Oh?
Actually, I, uh
went to talk to Charmaine.
Uh, wow. Okay. Um
[laughs nervously] How did that go?
- You were right. It was good.
- Yeah?
Yeah, I mean, it wasn't "good" good.
But, you know, I'm glad we talked.
What did she say?
- She wanted me to forgive her.
- Did you?
No, I couldn't, but I woke up this morning
and I felt better, so, thank you.
Anyway, uh, how is Tara's sister?
Your text last night
sounded pretty serious.
No, she's okay. I got her in
with a specialist at Grace Valley, so
- I'm gonna drive her there in a bit.
- Oh, right.
Well, you can take
the girl out of the clinic,
but you can't take
that clinic out of the girl!
It's just a ride. Then I will be back
to mastering the art of sewing.
Look, Brie called while you were out,
and her and I are gonna
go hike Angel's Peak today.
- Mmm! Sounds like fun.
- Oh, yeah.
She, uh, said she wanted
to talk to me about something.
Well, I'm glad you guys
are hanging out more.
Mmm! Yeah, I'm glad
you don't have to rush off to work
because that means
we might have a bit of time for, um
Ah, now I see
what this breakfast was about.
- No! But if it helps
- Uh-huh.
Let me just check my very busy schedule.
I got nothing!
- That's good to hear.
- Mmm-hmm.
[both laughing]
So, to recap, you said,
"No movie, no concert, and no museum"?
You're not getting
weird on me again, are you?
No, no, but we only get one first date.
I want to get it right.
I was under the impression
we've been on many dates.
Think of it like a second first date then,
our official one.
[Doc] Good morning, Denny, Lizzie.
[both] Morning.
[Doc] Ooh. I have got to go.
Hope, I need you to promise me something.
Take your meds.
Lay low.
Oh, and be nice to Lizzie.
Well, I'll give you two out of three.
Hmm. That'll do.
- Bye.
- [Hope] Bye.
[Denny] Bye.
So, how are you feeling today?
I still can't believe it.
After all these years, those turncoats
are planning to replace me as mayor.
She's being dramatic. The council hasn't
officially decided anything.
That's balderdash, and you know it.
While I'd sooner eat glass than see the
Town Council members ever again,
I have to give the welcome speech
at the community garden opening
this afternoon.
Why don't you just go
and tell the council to shove it?
[laughs] That'd be fun, wouldn't it?
- [intriguing music playing]
- Wait.
What? No, I was kidding.
It's perfect.
I'm going to use the speech
to convince the Town Council
that I'm still up for being mayor,
and you are gonna help write it.
Hope, I'm not your speechwriter.
I'm your home health aide.
Would you rather go upstairs
and give me a sponge bath?
That's what I thought. Grab a pen.
Have fun.
Whoa, is that
the Middleton family cookbook?
- [Preacher] Oh yeah. The one and only.
- I haven't seen that thing in years.
I'm thinking about changing
the menu a bit. You know, shake things up.
Missing Paige, huh?
It is what it is. Anyways, you know,
I think I am done with dating for a while.
Too much work.
- Yeah, I'm gonna focus on me.
- Hey, I'm all for that.
Besides, you know,
falling in love should be fun, man.
Don't stress about finding the one.
Just get out there, have fun.
Make mistakes, get laid.
Ooh. Who's getting laid?
Oh, definitely not me.
Preacher's taking a break from women.
What? Dude, are you kidding me?
- You're, like, the total package.
- [chuckling]
You're smart, dependable,
you're an incredible cook.
I mean, check out those arms.
You're like a Greek god.
Okay, I don't need to embarrass my friend.
You're gonna be the best thing that ever
happened to somebody. When you're ready.
Anyway, are you ready
to get your butt kicked up the trail?
- [Jack] We'll see you around lunch.
- All right, have fun.
[whispers] Hey, trust me.
You never know when the love of your life
is gonna walk right into this bar.
[Brie] Hey, Romeo, let's go. Bye, Preach.
- [Jack] I know things!
- [laughs]
[Ava] Ready to roll?
Hey! Sorry! Um
Jeez. Uh, how'd it go with Dr. Kane?
Oh, you know, doctors. Blech.
Um [clears throat]
Uh, well, do you
need to schedule a follow-up, or
No, let's just get out of here.
Hospitals give me the creeps.
No offense.
[laughs nervously] Okay.
Well, it's a really
long drive back to town.
- Do you wanna maybe grab some lunch?
- Sure.
[soft music playing]
- [knock on door]
- [door opens]
You wanted to see me?
Yes, I noticed these insurance claims
have yet to be filed.
Yeah, Mel used to do that.
Did I not mention the other day
that I wanted these claims handled?
Oh, you meant by me?
That's right, Cameron. Yes.
Um, I'm sorry. I didn't realize.
I actually don't know
how to use the online system.
Oh, and why is that?
Because Mel set it up.
In the future,
when I say I want the claims handled,
I want them handled
quickly and expediently.
Right. Like I had said the other day,
I'm not a medical biller.
You know, I ran this clinic
by myself for 30 years,
and when I didn't know
how to do something, I figured it out.
So if you're not gonna help,
I kindly suggest you get out of the way.
Am I interrupting?
- [Doc] Not at all.
- Nope.
Oh! Yeah, I'm just here
for my follow-up with Dr. Hayek.
Yes, it's right this way, Muriel.
[Brady] Hey! We had a deal.
You could have hurt her!
- [man] Hey. Quiet, pal.
- And who the hell are you?
The guy standing between you
and something you'll regret.
This is Gene Sackheim. A friend of mine.
Gene, Daniel Brady.
The one I was telling you about.
You went back on your word.
You said you'd leave her alone.
[Melissa] Let me remind you
of our agreement.
Yeah, I play company man.
You stay the hell away from Brie.
That was the deal!
And I intend to honor it.
By throwing a goddamn rock through
her window and scaring her half to death?
This is becoming
a pattern with you, Brady.
- What is?
- Disrespect.
Is the chain of command unclear?
Good, because I need you to stay late
and supervise another shipment.
Make sure Jeb is up to speed
when it comes in.
[in background] I expect more from you
Yo, Brady.
If we wanted to hurt her, we would've.
[Brie] You know what
I just can't wrap my head around?
That Charmaine went to such lengths
to trap you in her web of lies.
- [Jack laughs]
- I mean, you're not that good a catch.
[Jack chortles] Come on!
I think there's a few women in town
that would disagree with you.
[Brie] Your stinky feet alone
would drive most of them away.
Honesty, I don't know
how Mel puts up with it.
- [Jack] Sure you do. Runs in the family.
- [laughs] Oh, as if!
Oh, hey, don't dish it out
if you can't take it.
Well, at least
you're not passing it down to twins.
[Jack] Ooh
[Brie] Sorry, too soon.
You and Mel,
you'll have, like, a million babies.
[Jack chuckles]
Yeah, how about we start with one
and go from there?
You know, I just gotta say
- Okay, here we go. Mmm-hmm.
- [laughs] No, I'm serious.
You're someone who goes the extra mile
for the people that you care about,
even when it's hard.
That's how I know
things are gonna work out for you.
Are you getting sentimental on me?
[Brie breathes deeply]
The thing that
I want to talk to you about
I told Mel. I asked her
not to say anything to you.
What's going on?
You remember that guy
that I was seeing before I came here?
[gentle music playing]
This place has been around forever.
We used to come here for
special occasions, birthdays, graduations.
Oh, that's so sweet.
I actually came out to my mom here.
She was super supportive.
Dad too.
- Honestly, the whole town was.
- Yeah.
Virgin River definitely has its quirks,
but the people couldn't be kinder.
- Here's to that.
- [chuckles]
Listen, I know we're just
kinda getting to know each other,
but when you came out of
Dr. Kane's office today,
- you seemed a little
- Off?
Just like you had a lot on your mind.
Thought I covered pretty well.
How could you tell?
Nurse's intuition.
A few years ago, I had
laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis.
I always knew
there was a chance it could recur, but
it's back.
- That's it.
- [sighs] I'm so sorry.
So the pain you had last night,
that was an endometrioma?
Yeah, luckily it didn't rupture.
But the tissue's
definitely spreading again.
Yay for me.
So, what's your plan, treatment-wise?
I mean, I could always get
another procedure,
try to remove the tissue, but I've lived
with the pain for so long that
Dr. Kane thinks that I should
consider a hysterectomy.
How do you feel about that?
I don't know.
Maybe I'll just do it.
I think, you know, that's a
It's a really big decision.
You should think about it. I mean,
were you planning to have kids someday?
You know what? Why don't
we just talk about something else?
Or, uh,
maybe we should just get the check.
"Which is why if you don't reconsider
this ludicrous power grab,
the legitimacy of the office
will forever be tainted. Thank you."
What do you think?
It's really more of a rant than a speech.
Well, I think it's perfect.
Wouldn't change a word.
The ending could use some work
at the very least.
I don't recall asking
the peanut gallery, but go on.
[Denny] Okay.
A great speech lays out
a detailed, action-oriented plan,
and the conclusion
reminds everyone what you plan to do.
I disagree. Think about
the best movie speeches of all time.
Notting Hill, Bridget Jones, The Notebook.
They're all, like, super emotional.
- Are those your favorite movies?
- Don't pretend you don't love them.
Okay, you two, back to business.
I don't mean to brag, but I know
a thing or two about speechwriting.
- Oh, do you?
- Yeah. That's right.
I ran for class president
senior year of high school.
You were class president?
Well, no, I didn't win,
but it had nothing to do with the speech.
The other guy gave out Blow Pops.
What's a Blow Pop?
- Do we need Blow Pops?
- It's not the worst idea.
Don't listen to Denny.
He lost an election to the Lollipop Guild.
[Denny] Oh, and remind me,
did you run for class president?
- [Lizzie] Irrelevant.
- Seems pretty relevant to me.
- Where are you going?
- Headache.
Wait, I'll get your medicine.
Did you see who walked in?
[woman] Double trouble.
Charmaine, why don't you wait in my office
till the exam room's open.
- Dr. Mullins.
- Cameron.
Oh! Yeah, I meant to ask.
How are you and Doc doing without Mel?
That bad, huh?
- We're working out the kinks.
- Well, Doc can be, um
A pain in the neck.
Mercurial, but, yeah, he can be that.
[clears throat]
I know you're not asking for my advice.
No, I'm begging.
Doc can handle a little backbone.
He's married to Hope, for crying out loud.
So if you do have a problem with him,
stand your ground, and he'll respect that.
Thank you for the tip.
I'll give it a shot.
But, first, I need to figure out
how to file these insurance papers.
Oh yeah, he said,
"Figure it out or get out of the way."
Why don't I file those claims for you?
I used to be a dental biller in between
acting gigs when I was living in New York.
- You were an actress?
- [both chuckle]
Well, as Angela Lansbury said,
"Once an actress, always an actress."
Oh my gosh.
- [Doc laughing]
- They're so fast!
- [Doc] Yeah. There you go.
- Oh, thank you.
They're doing great.
And you can talk to Dr. Singer about,
uh, pregnancy-safe SSRIs.
And if you need anything else,
you know where to find me.
Thanks, Doc.
Yeah, and if you can help it,
don't worry about the gossip mill, okay?
I mean, they're gonna
move on to the next story soon enough.
You are a resilient woman, Charmaine.
You get that from your mother.
[scoffs] Yeah, that's not
the only thing I got from her.
Oh? What do you mean?
[sighs] Well, I feel like
my life is just a series of bad choices,
just like Mom.
People gossiped about her, too,
in bars and restaurants.
Though, I think a doctor's office
is probably a first.
And here I am.
All alone and mad at the world,
just like her.
Is that how you remember her?
Because I remember a lovely, brave,
whip-smart young woman, just like you.
Rachel was fiercely independent.
All I'm saying is
is once you let yourself
see how wonderful you are,
the right person will see it too.
Thanks, Doc.
Yeah. Never too late
to start believing in yourself.
- I'll try.
- [laughs] Yeah.
[Jack] Brie, I'm, um
I'm so sorry that happened.
I want you to know
I think you're a superhero.
You're just realizing that now?
[hoarsely] I mean it.
And you better believe that I'm gonna be
right by your side the day of the trial.
Actually, that's part of what
I wanted to talk to you about.
- I don't think that's a good idea.
- Of course I'm gonna be there.
I want to see
the look in that son of a bitch's eyes
- when you put him behind bars.
- And if I don't win?
What, you're gonna
kick Don's ass in the courtroom?
- Yeah, and I'll take that rock
- This is what I was worried about.
This isn't your fight.
It's gonna be hard enough to tell
a room full of strangers what happened.
And the last thing I need
is to worry about your reaction.
You really don't want me there?
What I need right now is your support.
Not your protection.
You're right. I'm sorry.
I just can't stomach
the idea of you being there alone.
Well, I'm not.
Brady's coming.
He has been there every step of the way.
If you really want to support me
you'll give him another chance.
What do you have in mind?
Dinner, my new place, tonight.
- You, me, Mel, and Brady.
- Oh, cute.
[chuckling] I don't have silverware yet,
but I do feel like hosting.
And you have a restaurant,
so I think we'll make do.
[Jack] Uh
It's really important to me.
Yeah, I'll text Mel
as soon as we get reception.
Are you sure
there's nothing else I can do?
- You were the victim of a horrible crime.
- I'm not a victim, Jack.
I'm a survivor.
Follow my lead.
- [gentle music playing]
- [Jack] Here.
[Brady] There's a whole
world of sandwiches out there, Jeb.
You got your, uh, ham and cheese,
pastrami on rye, tuna melt.
Take it up with Pauline.
Listen, I didn't mean
to put you in a bad spot yesterday.
It's just when I heard
about all the dough that's
Jeb. Jeb.
I don't think you really know
what's happening here.
Even with this job,
I barely got two pennies to rub together.
Look, I'm no dealer,
but I've seen your place.
What you drive.
I've got Annabelle to think about too.
I got no choice.
I have to do this.
Okay, but, look.
These guys aren't messing around, okay?
So something comes up, anything comes up,
come to me first.
- Got it?
- Mmm-hmm.
[phone chimes]
[Jeb] Is that the boss?
[Brady] No. It's, uh, the girlfriend.
Apparently, we're going on
a double date tonight,
and I gotta tell her I can't make it.
[Jeb laughs] I can man the fort.
- You sure?
- Until you get back, heck, yeah.
All right. All right, man. I owe you.
No, no, no, no, no.
No, hey, you don't owe me nothing.
All right?
You watch my back, buddy,
and I'll watch yours.
- [Mel] Hey.
- [Preacher] Hey.
Is Jack back yet?
- Nah, he's still out hiking with Brie.
- Oh.
- You okay?
- Yeah.
I just feel like
a little bit of a failure.
That makes two of us.
Jack told me about Paige.
I am really sorry.
I've been here seven years, Mel.
I want to get married, start a family.
Just feels like
I'm looking in all the wrong places.
- Well, what are you looking for?
- I want what my folks have.
A soul mate.
I don't know.
I guess I'm just old-fashioned.
How did they meet?
My father, he was in the Coast Guard,
stationed down in Charleston.
One day, he's on the beach,
and he sees
a woman get caught in a riptide.
Swam out, saved her life.
They have been inseparable ever since.
- Wow.
- [Preacher laughs]
Preach, the timer went off.
What do you want me to do with this?
Do you want to try
my mom's famous mac and cheese?
Oh, yeah.
I'm gonna go with yes on that. Yeah.
Thank you.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- Voilà.
- Thanks.
- I had really good timing today.
- [laughs]
- Oh my God.
- [Preacher chuckling]
Oh my God. Is that lobster?
No, that is blue crab.
Now, that part is my addition,
but it is my mom's recipe.
Been thinking about adding
a few of her dishes to the menu.
Kind of an "elevated comfort food"
sort of thing.
[Mel] Mmm-hmm.
I've been feeling lost all day,
so I just wanted to cook something
that made me feel good.
When I was in Iraq, it was lonely.
So I would scrounge up whatever I could.
Make one of her recipes.
Felt like my mom
was there with me, like home.
Still does.
Excuse me, and I will be right back.
Okay. Sure.
[pensive music playing]
[knock on door]
- [Lizzie] How's the head?
- [sighs] A little better. Thanks.
What's that?
"In honor of Hope McCrea,
the first mayor of Virgin River."
I didn't know you were the first mayor.
[Hope] First and only.
When I moved here,
Virgin River was what's called
"an unincorporated community."
But when more and more people
started turning up, our needs changed.
We needed a post office, a general store.
So I wrote up a charter
and suddenly, we needed a mayor.
I didn't even run. I was nominated.
Elected unanimously.
And I've been doing it ever since.
[Lizzie] Whoa.
Being mayor of this town
it's not what I do, it's
who I am.
The accident took so much from me,
but my job
was the one part of my identity
the TBI couldn't touch.
Maybe that's
why I care so much about it,
why I won't go down without a fight.
[somber music playing]
[clears throat]
Why are you looking at me like that?
Well, that's your speech.
Lizzie's right.
You should just speak from the heart.
That's not exactly my specialty.
Well, it sounded pretty good just now.
Want to try it one more time?
- [indistinct chatter]
- [country music playing on radio]
[Mel] Hey!
- [Jack] Hey, you.
- Hey.
What was that for?
For being there for my sister.
I don't know, maybe if I hadn't of
been so caught up with Charmaine,
and the twins, and
Maybe I would've had more time for her.
Maybe she would've told me sooner.
No, Brie decided to tell you
when the time was right for her.
Yeah, I know. I just
I don't feel like I've really
been there for her lately, you know?
Or anyone.
- Why, you think because of Charmaine?
- Yeah, it kills me.
It just
[sighs] Like, when is this gonna end?
Probably not until you forgive her.
Oh, you think I should forgive her?
Until you get some real closure,
she's never gonna be
out of your life. Or ours.
- I mean, even if she's not around.
- How do you forgive the unforgivable?
You start by taking responsibility
for your part.
Well, hold on. Whose side are you on here?
- Yours! Come on.
- It doesn't sound like it!
- Always, honey. Always.
- But?
For, you know, two years,
Charmaine was convinced
that you had a future together.
Oh, come on. I never once said that
I was interested in something long-term.
No, I I know you didn't. I know.
Just hear me out, okay? You
I think because
you don't like letting people down,
that a part of you let her believe that.
[Jack grunts]
I mean, maybe forgiveness
is gonna help you both move on.
You think she deserves it?
Maybe, maybe not.
But I know that you do.
- Okay.
- Oh, hey, Preacher made something.
I mean, it's amazing.
Do you mind grabbing some
so we can bring it to Brie's?
Sure. I mean, wow, what is it?
- It's your newest signature dish.
- Ooh, intriguing.
Yeah, all right. Thanks.
I'll see you later.
[upbeat music playing]
[knock on door]
- [Doc] Yep.
- [door opens]
We need to talk.
Okay, talk.
I understand you're
getting used to life without Mel, and
I own the part
that I played in her resignation.
I am sorry, I truly am.
But you hired me to be a doctor.
I know you've known me
since I was a boy, but
I'm a doctor now.
And I'm a damn good one.
I was right about Bert, and I'm gonna help
a whole lot of people in this town.
When we're at work, I would appreciate it
if you drop the patronizing tone
and talk to me like a man.
Is that it?
That's it.
I apologize, Dr. Hayek.
And I appreciate your honesty.
You are absolutely right.
Thank you.
But the fact is, Mel is irreplaceable.
So we are gonna have to figure out
some way to pick up the slack
- Yeah.
- [woman humming indistinctly]
- [dishes plinking faintly]
- What the hell?
[humming continues]
- [Muriel] Hi!
- Hey.
[Muriel] Oh,
I finished filing all those claims,
and I know you didn't ask,
but I digitized the AMCHARTs as well.
You've got a fresh pot of coffee on.
You were out.
So I ran home, and I picked up
this blend that I bought at Myrtle Farms.
- [sniffing]
- [Muriel] Oh my gosh, yes!
- Can you smell it? It smells like heaven.
- [both exclaim]
[Doc chuckles and claps]
Oh, Muriel.
Would you have any interest
in part-time employment?
Oh! [laughs]
[both laugh]
[tranquil music playing]
Look, I wanted to apologize for earlier.
I didn't mean to overstep.
Oh my God, please.
I got weird and overreacted.
No. No, not at all.
I've also had fertility issues myself,
so this kind of thing is
- [baby coos]
- It's sensitive. [laughs]
It's my baggage, though,
and I didn't mean
to insert myself in your decision.
Thanks for wanting to help.
[Mel] Yeah.
You know,
Mom would have loved all of this.
I lost my mom to cancer too.
I'm so sorry.
I miss her most
when big things happen in my life.
- [baby babbles]
- Yeah.
Especially when it comes to being a mom.
You asked earlier
if I was planning on having kids?
Never in a million years.
But when I walked out of
Dr. Kane's office this morning,
my stomach was in knots.
All I could think about was my mom.
I loved her,
but we just saw the world so differently.
Being a mom was her whole life.
And I thought that that was kinda small.
But coming back home, seeing this garden,
being with Chloe, I don't know.
Maybe I'm not ready to close the door
on all that quite yet.
I didn't think
she had anything left to teach me.
But since this morning
I would do anything
to hear what she had to say.
Hey, if you ever want to talk, I'm here.
I just want you to know
you're not alone in this.
Thank you, Mel.
Neither are you.
[Hope] Virgin River is like an orchestra.
we play our parts, but together
we form a symphony.
This garden is a tribute to
everything this town stands for.
To those who came before,
to those who will someday
plant seeds of their own,
and to the roles we play
to make Virgin River flourish.
In closing, some of you
are starting to doubt
I'm still the right person
to lead this town.
But to those people, I say
don't write me off just yet.
Serving you has been the honor of my life.
And I have so much more to give.
And now [clears throat]
it is my pleasure to officially open
the Lilly Anderson Community Garden!
[crowd cheering]
All right.
[indistinct chatter]
Well, today was perfect.
I know.
She was amazing, right?
No. Well, yeah, that too, but I mean,
today ended up
being our second first date.
[Muriel] Hope, seriously,
it was just incredible.
Now, I did speak to the council,
and we are going to
officially discuss this motion tonight.
But you have my vote, all right?
[Hope] Thank you.
[upbeat music playing]
[knock on door]
- [Mel] Oh, hi.
- Hi.
- [Mel] Come in.
- Thanks.
Uh, Jack is, uh,
just finishing up in the shower.
- So
- Actually, I came here to talk with you.
Oh, okay.
Mel, I am so sorry for everything.
What you and Jack have is
is really special.
And I'm so sorry
for the pain that I've caused.
[door opens]
Who is it?
And, uh, I'm really happy for you both.
The whole town's talking about it.
[Mel] Aw, thank you.
Look, it's water under the bridge.
- Thank you.
- I'm gonna finish getting ready.
So I'll leave you guys to it.
So I I just came here to say
that I won't bother you again, Jack.
I promise. Okay.
[Jack] Char, wait.
I never lied to you
about what I wanted when we were together.
But although my words were clear,
maybe my actions weren't.
And that wasn't fair.
And I'm sorry for that.
I've waited a long time
to hear you say that.
Thank you, Jack.
So, what are you
[sighs] What are you gonna do now?
What I should have done a long time ago.
I got my job back at the salon, and, uh
I put in an application for an apartment.
Found a group for single mothers.
You're gonna find
the life you always wanted.
I'm gonna make
the life that I always wanted.
[tranquil music playing]
[guests laughing]
[Brie] Well, this was delicious.
But are you ready for the main event?
- No way!
- [Brie] Yes way.
Banana pudding coming right up.
Do you want to help me?
- [Mel] Yes, I do. I'll help you.
- [Brady] Sounds amazing.
- [Brie] Good?
- [Brady] Mmm-hmm!
Thank you.
Food was good.
All right, listen, I want to thank you
for being there for Brie through all this.
You ain't gotta thank me.
Listen, man, I care about her a lot.
[Jack] Yeah.
Well, clearly, she thinks the world of you
despite my warnings.
- I'm joking. Sort of.
- [laughs]
What about us?
Are we ever gonna be cool again?
[Brie] Hey, Jack.
Uh, do you want
the wafers crumbled or whole?
Oh, hold on. I'll, um
I'll do it in a sec. Um
Yeah, that's a good question, Brady.
I think that's up to you, isn't it?
[Brie] Uh, we're waiting, sir.
- [Mel] Hey.
- [Jack] Okay.
- [phone chiming]
- [sighs]
[Brie] Oh, what?
You expect me to remember it?
[Brie] Jack, sprinkle it.
- [Jack] No, no, no.
- [Mel] That's so specific.
[indistinct clattering in kitchen]
[Mel] Do you have a mortar and pestle,
or do you wanna
I understand, Muriel.
Thanks for letting me know.
[pensive music playing]
I'm out.
[Denny] Wait, what?
The council voted no confidence.
Everyone but Muriel.
[Denny] No, that doesn't make any sense.
You were amazing.
- What could've happened?
- I have no idea.
[Doc] Oh, hey.
Well, is someone gonna tell me
or do I have to guess?
Thanks for being a good sport at dinner.
Oh, well, it's hard to hold a grudge
when you're eating mac and cheese.
You know, it takes a big heart
to forgive someone that's hurt yours.
["Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac
playing in background]
- "Songbird," nice.
- Mmm-hmm.
It was my mom's favorite song.
- Yeah?
- Mmm-hmm.
It's not really a running song,
but I keep it on my playlist.
- No, it's not.
- [laughing]
Well, you know, it reminds me of her,
and it makes me happy.
It came on this morning, and
I don't know, it was just different.
Different how?
It's hard to explain.
It wasn't sad, exactly.
It just felt like something was missing.
["Songbird" continues on record player]
So sad.
It's not sad.
It's about loving someone
even after they're gone.
It's beautiful.
She said that it reminded her of Chloe.
And now it reminds me of Mom.
It can do the same thing for you.
I miss her so much, Joey.
Me too.
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you ♪
I want you to remember something.
You're not alone in this.
I know it's right ♪
And the songbirds are singing ♪
Will you dance with me?
- I would be honored.
- [laughs]
And I love you, I love you, I love you ♪
- Like never before ♪
- [Mel chuckles]
Can you tell me more about her?
We were really close.
I was like a
like a mini version of my mom.
She lost a child too.
Oh, babe. I'm so sorry.
Chloe was just a baby.
It was before I was born.
Wait, "Chloe"?
- That's who Chloe Anderson's named after?
- Mmm-hmm.
Come on, really?
You know, during my first pregnancy,
all of these memories of my mom
kept flooding back.
- And now?
- It feels different than it did before.
Why do you think that is?
Well, I've been trying to figure it out.
You know, I became a nurse
because of my mom.
You know, work used to
make me feel connected to her.
Every day, it was a reminder
that I took her death
and turned it into a purpose.
["Songbird" continues in background]
And I know it's only
it's only been a few days
since I resigned, but I
You know, I just
[voice breaking] I really
miss my mom right now, Jack, and I
I just don't want to lose
that connection to her.
[hoarse] Oh, I wish I could've met her.
Yeah, me too.
I wish our little girl could've met her.
Yeah, me too.
I love you like never before ♪
[announcer on radio] Bottom of the ninth,
two out, one man on. Here comes the pitch.
[indistinct chatter on radio]
[announcer] Look at that, Jim,
I think we're gonna see a pitching change.
More after the break.
[reporter] Giants looking to make three
in a row to bring them second in division.
Traffic and weather will be up next
after this breaking news headline.
The Grace Valley fire that broke out
earlier today has begun to spread.
The governor has granted
local officials' request
to send additional fire crews
from nearby districts with the hope
[dark music playing]
Sorry it got so late,
but I brought Annabelle some dessert
[menacing music playing]
Come on.
[menacing music building]
[somber music playing]
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