Virgin River (2019) s05e03 Episode Script

Calculated Risk

- [indistinct chatter and laughter]
- [Preacher] Well, what can I say?
These two. Relationship goals.
You think I'm drinking in celebration?
I am drowning my sorrows
because they have set the bar
too damn high.
[all laughing]
To the happy couple.
[all] To the happy couple!
It's okay. It's just a sip.
["September" by
Earth, Wind, & Fire playing]
[all] Cheers!
["September" continues playing]
[Mel] Hey! Whoo!
Do you remember ♪
- The 21st night of September? ♪
- [indistinct chatter]
Love the changin'
The minds of pretenders ♪
While chasin' the clouds away ♪
Our hearts were ringin' ♪
In the key that our souls were singin' ♪
As we danced in the night ♪
Ah! I love you, man.
- I told you. Right?
- Yes, you did.
- [both laughing]
- [song continues playing]
[indistinct chatter and exclaiming]
[song continues]
Dancin' in September ♪
Never was a cloudy day ♪
- [guests exclaiming]
- [glass breaks]
- [music distorting]
- [guest] You okay, Jack?
- [music winding down]
- [guest] Come on, man, get up.
[music slowing and distorting]
[voices whispering unsettlingly]
Why'd you let me fall off the roof?
Adam, what are you doing here?
[voice echoing]
Stop letting everyone down, Jack!
[Mel] Jack?
- [gasps]
- [Mel] Oh gosh.
Hey. It's okay. You're okay.
I think you were having
a nightmare, honey.
- [Jack] Yeah.
- Yeah.
[exhales heavily]
What was it about?
Can't remember.
You okay?
Yeah. Yeah, I'm
I can always unpack it with Barry later,
if I remember what it was.
You can also talk to me about it
if you want.
I am your fiancée, after all.
- [gentle music playing]
- Is that so?
Mmm-hmm. It is.
- Thanks.
- Mmm-hmm.
But I'm good.
I'm good. Yeah.
I'm gonna grab a shower before therapy.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[uplifting music playing]
[laughs] Here I thought
I fell for James Dean, not James Bond.
Not that I'm complaining.
Oh, you like this suit
better than my other one?
What other suit?
The birthday suit.
I mean, let's not go that far.
[laughs] Come here.
Let me get a good look at you
- [tie snaps]
- Oop!
Yeah. Okay.
So, I don't know how to tie a tie.
- [giggling]
- Laugh it up. Go ahead, laugh.
If you promise to dress like this
a little more often,
then I will happily show you how.
Well, as much as I love the attention,
wearing this getup is probably just gonna
remind me of funerals.
I'm sorry.
You sure you don't want me
to come with you?
Yeah, no, um
I got it.
Besides, uh [clears throat]
I didn't really know Jeb.
I, um
I'm only going because
he worked at the lumberyard.
Besides, you need to focus on your call
with the lawyers.
Mmm, yes.
[laughs] I get to dust off
every skeleton in my closet
so the prosecution
can get ahead of all the things
Don's attorney will use
to discredit me in court.
As soon as I'm done with the funeral,
I will come right back to you.
My hunky boomerang?
- [both laughing]
- Your hunky Your hunky boomerang.
[gentle music playing]
I love you.
Yeah, I love you more.
[Cameron] Hey, Mel.
[Mel] Hey, Cameron. How's it going?
[Cameron] Ah, I'm great.
It was a good run.
I mean, can you really have a bad day
in Virgin River?
[Mel] Um I don't know.
I think you can. I mean, I certainly have.
How's the clinic?
Uh, Doc is
Doc. We're navigating our roles.
So, overall, everything is fine.
Okay, glad to hear it.
Um, I better get to it.
Are you enjoying your downtime?
Uh-huh. Yeah.
How's Jack doing?
Oh, he's, uh, he's good.
Are there any other
questions you want to ask, or
Oh, I wasn't I wasn't trying to pry.
All right. Well, I thought you didn't
want to know about my personal life.
I'm sorry.
I was just asking
in a general sense to be
- [Mel] Ah.
- Yeah.
Well, um
I better get started on my run. So
- Take care.
- Yeah.
[reporter 1 on TV] It's day five
and the Grace Valley wildfires continue
with no signs of stopping.
I simply don't get it.
- [Lizzie] I think it's climate change.
- No, not that.
The mayoral vote.
I delivered an outstanding speech.
It's a disappointment,
but you did everything you could.
And can we just shift our perspective
to the blessings
that are right in front of us?
[reporter 2] Traffic stops are in place
to monitor for reckless behavior.
Despite the measures, the fire chief
I wish there was something
we could do to help.
Well, we can make a donation
and let others know too.
Money is great, but it'd be nice
if we could actually do something.
How about we make packaged meals
and deliver them to the frontline workers?
That's not a bad idea!
Yeah. Yeah.
- Show everyone you still have the goods.
- And that I care about my community.
And not to throw shade, but I haven't seen
Nick do anything since becoming mayor.
"Mayor pro tem."
The only thing he's done is extend
the public library's summer hours.
Look, while spiteful philanthropy
can do just as much good,
we're talking about 100 meals here,
and that's no easy feat in our kitchen.
I'll ask Preacher
if we can food prep at the bar.
Oh, and maybe Aunt Connie will lend us
the bakery trucks to deliver them.
And I'll contact the local news,
get you some press!
Hope, do you think this is the best idea,
given your TBI?
Look, this whole thing
sounds like it's a lot of work,
and I don't want you stressing
yourself out and having a setback.
Stop stressing about my stress!
I can't help it. I love you.
- It goes with the job.
- I'll be fine.
[Jack] I don't get it.
I mean, I have no interest
in drinking, so
Why am I dreaming about slipping?
And why was Adam there?
Well, I'm no Freud,
but I think your dream has less to do
with predicting future behavior
and is more about your need
to always be in control.
Yeah, well,
what's wrong with being in control?
I get the sense that being in control
is a point of pride for you.
Well, you know, it's
part of the mindset of being a Marine.
You know that as well as anyone.
Well, you'd be surprised how many people
who have issues with alcohol
also have issues
with needing to be in control.
Your brother, Adam,
could represent a loss of control.
Assuming there's some part of you
that wonders
if you could have prevented his death.
Think about your past interactions
with Charmaine.
Did you have control over that situation?
No, definitely not.
You felt uncomfortable.
So you drank.
I want you to find a way to be more
comfortable with feeling out of control
- while still abstaining from alcohol.
- [scoffs] Oh, okay.
And how do I achieve that?
It's a concept called calculated risk.
It's essentially finding an activity
that mimics the feeling
of being out of control,
but done in a safe environment.
And that way,
when that feeling arises in real life,
you've already normalized it.
Yeah, what sort of activity?
Well, you're an outdoorsman.
Maybe something in nature.
- [pensive music playing]
- [Jack] Hmm.
Hi, this is Dr. Vernon Mullins.
Uh, there has been a change in my vision,
and I wanted to get in
to see Dr. Peterson right away.
- Oh, nothing today.
- [knock on door]
Uh, 9:00 a.m. tomorrow it is.
Thank you.
Today's roast happens to be
a light Costa Rican blend.
Fair trade, of course,
with notes of cherry and molasses.
- Thank you, Muriel.
- Mmm.
Everything okay?
Oh, yeah.
Just my eyes are a little, uh, tired.
I was up too late reading last night.
Fantastic book. Times bestseller.
[Muriel] Mmm.
You know, you have a light schedule.
Two physicals.
I'll I'll be fine, thanks.
[sighs] Most doctors your age are working
twice a week and golfing the rest.
Take the day off.
Cameron can take your patients.
Well, you know, Hope and Lizzie
are preparing meals
for the, uh, wildfire frontline workers.
- Wouldn't hurt if I was there.
- Good!
- It's settled, then.
- Yeah, but, please, look
Just reschedule my appointments.
There's no need to give them to Cameron.
Yeah, and, hey
I am fully capable
of maintaining my workload
and serving my patients.
Hmm! I'll get you a to-go mug.
- [Doc] Thank you.
- Welcome.
[soft music playing]
Wow! I should add
your breakfast order to the menu
and call it,
"Everything But The Kitchen Sink."
Just carb-loading
for a day of rock climbing.
- Oh! Very cool. Enjoy.
- [Denny] Thanks.
- [Jack] Morning.
- [Preacher] Hey!
You seem, uh, in better spirits.
Well, you know, the, uh, the old heart
is definitely on the mend.
Ah. Glad to hear that.
So how did your session go with Barry?
How do you even remember stuff like that?
Why do you answer a question
with a question?
- Am I?
- Oh, another question.
Stop doing that, will you?
All right, you really
- You really want to know?
- Uh-huh.
It was challenging.
It was good. I mean, he's insightful.
I'll give him that.
Told you.
Yes, you did.
Thank you.
I'm not really sure why I'm thanking you.
I now have a homework assignment.
He wants me to start taking
"calculated risks."
Well, I'm dying to know
what that looks like.
- Yeah. Me too.
- You got any ideas?
[Jack] No, nothing yet.
- Here.
- Thanks.
Hey I got an idea.
- Mmm?
- Denny here is going rock climbing.
Maybe you could join him
for a day at the crag.
Yeah, I'd be happy to teach you, Jack.
I have an extra harness in the car.
- I'm good, but thanks.
- [Preacher] Oh.
Oh, so these calculated risks you speak of
only involve things
you're comfortable doing.
Touché. All right.
You know what? Let's do it.
What could possibly go wrong?
[Cameron] Honestly, I
I asked how Jack was to be polite.
- Sure. Of course.
- I wasn't trying to be nosy.
Okay, maybe, I admit,
I might have overstepped a bit
when I told Mel that I didn't think
Jack was the right guy for her.
Maybe I was projecting, but
I had a similar situation
with my ex-fiancée.
- Story for another day.
- Uh-huh.
But I have learned my lesson, okay?
Keep it cordial with Mel.
I just don't know
how to get on the right footing.
- Might I offer up some advice?
- I'd love to stop talking now.
Do not get in the middle
of people's relationships,
even if you are trying to help,
even if you know better.
Believe me, I have learned this lesson
the hard way with Doc and Hope.
How did you fix it?
Time and space.
[phone ringing]
- [Cameron grumbles]
- [phone beeps]
Doctor's office. You're on with Dr. Hayek.
[on phone] Hi, this is Kaia Bryant.
I am a firefighter helping out
with the wildfires, Brigade 225.
I was working my shift, uh,
had to go back to base,
and I saw this lady pulled over
on the side of the road.
I guess she lives up in the mountains.
She was trying to evacuate, um,
but then she went into labor.
She is super pregnant.
- Uh, did I mention that?
- [woman wincing]
Yeah, uh, I'm trying to get her
to Grace Valley Hospital.
But as luck would have it,
the road is closed.
So is there any chance
that I can bring her to you?
- Yeah, of course. Absolutely.
- Uh, her name's Fiona Nickerson.
- She's a patient of someone named
- [Fiona] Mel!
- Uh, Mel?
- [Fiona] Mel Monroe!
[Kaia] Uh, is there any chance
she's there today?
Uh, no. I'm afraid
she's no longer with the clinic.
- [Fiona] I need Mel! That's who I need!
- Um
- [Fiona wails] I need Mel!
- Oh, okay. You know what?
Um, I will track her down.
Just, uh, come on over.
Great! Great, I will see you soon.
- [phone beeps]
- Well.
Looks like now's the time
and this is the space.
You, go prep, and I will get ahold of Mel.
[Jack grunting and panting]
[grunts] I really thought I was in shape!
[Denny] When I first started climbing,
my dad told me not to fight the mountain,
but to make her my friend.
Oh, yeah?
I don't think I'm this mountain's type.
You want to take a break?
What, and be showed up by a kid
half my age?
Not a chance!
I'm carrying an entire generation
on my back.
Suit yourself.
I'm just saying. Still a long way to go.
Oh boy.
Jeez, Preacher, I was thinking
PB&J and tuna. These are next-level.
Come on, now. You gotta elevate your game.
Show the rescue workers
how much you appreciate them.
You're an angel.
Remind me,
what are we putting together again?
It's a banh pork?
Okay, we got our pork banh mi
with pickled relish over here.
These are Cajun panko-crusted po'boys.
By the time you guys finish putting these
sandwiches together, the fire will be out.
- What are you doing here?
- Had a light day at the office.
So I thought I'd support the cause.
You're here to babysit me.
No. No, I am here to help.
Might I make a suggestion?
- Go for it.
- Yeah, sure.
Back when I was in the Army,
meals were prepared on an assembly line.
Economy of movement.
Fastest way to get the chow to the troops.
Ah, you're taking me
back to my days at the corps.
Aye, aye, Marine.
Here. Come over here.
- Here, take that.
- [Doc] There we go.
- Why don't we start with these down there?
- [Lizzie] Okay.
[Doc] Get this here, and then we can
top it up with all the vegetables.
[gentle music playing]
Maybe after we deliver the baby,
we can deliver my foot from my mouth.
- Cameron, it's fine. Really.
- [phone ringing]
Doctor's office.
[Kaia] Hey, the saga continues.
The mountain road is also blocked.
So I had to take a detour,
but I am still 20 miles out,
and Fiona does not think
we are gonna make it.
Hi, Kaia. This is Mel.
Have you been able
to time her contractions at all?
Because active labor can take
anywhere from four to eight hours.
Yeah, Fiona says they're coming
one on top of the other.
- That means the baby's coming, right?
- Yeah, that's exactly what that means.
I was really hoping
you weren't gonna say that.
[Mel] You know what? It's gonna be okay.
Have you ever delivered a baby before?
We went over it during my training,
but this is
This is new territory for me.
[Mel] We're gonna
call you back on FaceTime.
Don't worry.
We're gonna help you deliver this baby.
[tense music playing]
- [phone beeps]
- [sighs] It's you and me, Mama.
We got this.
We got this.
[gentle music playing]
Thanks for loaning us the truck,
Aunt Connie.
Oh, it's a pleasure, dear.
Lizzie, um, are you familiar
with the expression,
"God doesn't give with both hands"?
[laughs] No?
- [Connie] Mmm.
- Surprise!
What are you doing here?
Deirdre decided to pay us a visit
on a whim.
Isn't that nice?
I'll just load up the sandwiches
and give you ladies a minute.
I'm here because I have
some very good news.
Your father was golfing in Newport.
And who did he meet,
but the Dean of Admissions
at Cal State Northridge.
- And guess what?
- What?
He got the dean to pull a few strings
and reconsider your rescinded application.
You're off to college in the fall.
Yeah, well, that felt more like a Catholic
school confession than prepping for trial.
But I know how this goes.
Yeah. Okay.
Thanks, Ivy.
Mmm-hmm. I will see you in Sacramento.
- [phone beeps]
- Hey.
- What's wrong?
- Uh
That was the ADA.
She thinks that Don's attorney
is going to try and
paint me as an addict.
[sputters] That's crazy.
[sighs] So
I'm not proud of this.
But when I was dating Don, um,
I leaned a little heavy on Xanax.
I was taking way more
than the doctor prescribed.
The night of the incident,
I popped a couple, had some wine.
So the DA thinks that Don's lawyer
is gonna try to spin it,
you know, like, because of the Xanax
I'm not remembering the night clearly.
- Yeah, that's just That's nuts.
- Yeah, I know.
And if the California bar
catches wind of this,
I could have my license revoked.
- So you're thinking of not testifying?
- No way.
[scoffs] No.
That's exactly what Don
and his lawyer want, for me to back down.
No, I am going to testify.
Well, good.
How was the funeral?
But it
made me think about
how grateful I am that I found you.
And how I don't want to take
one second of our lives for granted.
- [Brie] Mmm.
- Mmm.
[Lizzie] What if I
don't want to go to college?
- Not getting a degree isn't an option.
- Says you.
Exactly, because I am your mother,
and you have proven time and again
that you are bad
at making decisions for yourself.
That's why I sent you to Virgin River.
You sure it wasn't
to get out of parenting duties
like you've been doing my entire life?
What does that mean?
You conveniently forget,
but I had three nannies at any given time.
Day nanny, night nanny.
Watch yourself, Elizabeth.
I was a working professional
with a fulfilling and demanding career
because I went to college.
Well, I don't think it's fair
that you come here and tell me what to do.
You don't know me at all.
We haven't spoken in months.
I've been in touch with Aunt Connie.
You're helping with the coffee truck
and assisting an infirm woman.
And that's lovely and all,
but what is your plan long-term?
Without a degree,
your options are limited.
I don't have time
to argue with you right now.
Well, I would like to finish
this discussion.
You want to continue the conversation?
Get in the truck.
Come on, hop to. The infirm woman
has press coming to see her.
- [expectant music playing]
- [sighs]
[Jack] Okay.
How's it going, Jack?
Yeah, it's like riding a bike.
Just remember to use your feet
and keep three points of contact
at all times.
[grunts] Yeah, I got it.
[Adam faintly]
Stop letting everyone down, Jack!
[Adam] Come on, Jack. Keep going.
- [screaming]
- [Adam] Jack!
- [Adam] Jack!
- [screams] Adam!
[Jack yelping]
Hey, Jack!
Don't panic, Jack.
Just move your right foot
against the granite.
Ah! Okay.
- [grunting]
- Nice.
You got this.
[whispers] Come on.
- [Denny] There you go.
- [straining]
[Jack panting]
You okay?
Nicely done.
- [Jack panting]
- [Denny chuckles]
- [Kaia] How you doing?
- [Fiona] A little nervous.
- [Kaia] Just a little?
- [both laughing]
- [Kaia] Okay. We got you, okay?
- Mmm-hmm.
Just keep taking those deep breaths.
And here. Mel wants to talk to you.
Hi! Hey, Fiona! Hey.
Honey, I know this isn't ideal,
but myself and Dr. Hayek are here
and we are ready to go.
- We're gonna get through this together.
- Thanks, Mel.
I appreciate you coming back
to the clinic for me.
[Mel] Of course. Of course.
Now, listen, on your next contraction,
we're gonna start pushing, okay?
- [Fiona] Mmm-hmm. Okay.
- [Mel] Hey, you're an old pro at this.
Just like with Xander and Mia, right?
- [Fiona] Mmm-hmm.
- [Mel] Hey, Kaia?
Can you get a towel to catch the baby?
They're slippery when they come out.
- Got it.
- [Fiona whimpers]
[Fiona yelling]
Okay. Okay. Three big pushes.
- [Fiona yelling]
- [Kaia] Go, go, go.
[Fiona] I don't feel I don't feel good.
[Mel] I know, sweetheart. I know.
You had an epidural with the last two,
but you got this.
[Fiona straining]
- I feel I feel
- What?
I feel woozy.
Okay, just take some deep breaths.
Oh my God.
Oh my God. Oh my God. Fiona?
Fiona, come on. Come on, wake up.
She passed out. What do I do?
- Is she hemorrhaging blood?
- Um, not that I can see.
- Preeclampsia?
- [Mel] It could be.
- Can you take her blood pressure?
- Okay.
[tense music playing]
[Kaia panting] Okay.
Blood pressure is 120 over 80.
- [Mel] Okay, it's not preeclampsia.
- The baby can't stay in the birth canal.
I know,
but an unconscious mother can't push.
[Kaia] Fiona, come on.
Wake up. Fiona, wake up.
Thank you.
Hope, I am so impressed with you.
Thank you.
I thought you might fall into
the funk of all funks
after that no-confidence vote.
Our Hope? She's thriving.
[Hope] Thanks, gals.
I wish I understood
the town council's decision.
Look at me. I'm clearly capable.
Oh, you know what I bet?
When Nick heard about your car accident
Oh, he went over to
You told Nick? You promised you wouldn't!
I was really scared.
And when I got home,
Nick could tell how upset I was.
I had to tell him.
I've been jostled worse
by bumper cars at the county fair.
Hope, you were in denial.
You were not cleared to drive.
Look, I understand that you're upset
that you're not mayor anymore.
But you are disregarding the fact
that you have actual limitations
that need to be addressed.
I'm gonna go.
- [tense music playing]
- [Kaia] Fiona, come on.
Come on! Oh my God.
She's not waking up.
What do I do? What do I do?
Maybe she's hypoglycemic?
Good call.
Hey, Kaia, do you have a glucometer?
- Yeah.
- [Mel] Can you check her levels, please?
Come on. Stay with me, Mommy.
Okay. Here we go.
It's low. It's 45.
Okay, take some glucose gel
and rub it on the inside of her cheek.
[tense music continues]
Okay. Come on.
Come on here.
Fiona, you gotta wake up for me, okay?
Come on.
[Fiona mutters weakly]
- [Fiona gasps]
- You're okay. Come on.
- [Fiona] What happened?
- [Kaia] Okay! Hi!
- Baby's still coming. Baby's still coming.
- What happened? What?
Fiona, it's okay. You're okay.
You just passed out from low blood sugar.
- [Fiona yelling]
- Okay, can you start pushing?
[laughs] Oh my God. I can see the head.
[Cameron] Come on. You got this.
Wait for the next contraction, then push.
- [yelling]
- I got it! Oh!
I got it. I got it. I got it.
[Kaia laughing]
[tense music continues]
[Kaia] Um, he looks
He looks a little blue.
Can you bring the baby
closer to the phone?
[Fiona] Why isn't he crying?
Okay, Kaia, I need you to unwrap the cord
around the baby's neck.
Do it quickly, but do it gently.
Do not try to cut it.
[Fiona] Oh God, oh, God, oh, God.
- [crying] Please.
- He's still not breathing.
Okay. Put your finger in his mouth.
Try and dislodge any mucus
that's blocking his airway.
Come on. Come on.
Kaia, I'm gonna need you
to give the baby CPR.
- You've done it before, right?
- Not on a newborn.
It's okay. It's okay.
Put the baby on his back
with his head in a neutral position.
I want you to put your mouth over
his nose and mouth, creating a tight seal.
- Okay. Come on, baby.
- [softly] Please.
[Mel] Wait, wait, wait!
The baby's lungs are very, very small,
so just a few tiny puffs to start.
[tense music continues]
[baby crying]
- [Fiona exclaiming]
- [laughing nervously] Yeah. Okay.
[Fiona] Baby. Oh
- [crying continues]
- [Fiona] Baby
[Kaia] We got it. We got it.
[Cameron] You did good.
- We got you. We got you, baby.
- Hi, baby. Okay.
- Oh my God.
- Baby.
[Kaia sighs] Okay.
[Mel] Good job, Fiona.
Thank you, Mel. Thank you.
Good job, Kaia.
Can you get the EMTs to check them out
while we wait for the road
to open up to Grace Valley?
Yeah, sure thing.
You are a rock star, girl.
Thank you for not losing your cool.
[sweet music playing]
[monitor chimes]
- [Cameron exhales]
- [Mel] Hmm.
Look, about earlier
Hey, it's okay.
All is well that ends well.
We did good work today.
- Yeah, we did.
- Yeah.
Pork banh mi.
Jo Ellen would never try to hurt you
on purpose. You know that.
It was an honest mistake.
And, personally,
I don't think that you are in denial.
Ha! You got a wild hair this morning,
and this afternoon, well,
you put all this together.
- What more do they want in a mayor?
- Exactly.
[Lizzie] Be honest.
The reason you want me to go to college
is so you can finally have something
to brag about to your friends.
Well, getting a call from the police
that you shoplifted
doesn't exactly come with bragging rights.
You want to know why I stole
a Wet N Wild mascara?
I had the money.
I wanted your attention.
So, you stealing is somehow my fault?
Apologies for the interruption.
I'm Ted Ford with Channel 3 News.
I'm looking for
the organizer of this event, Hope McCrea?
Please interrupt. I'm Hope.
We got a call earlier
and this is just the sort of thing
we'd like to highlight on our
"See the Good, Be the Good" segment.
Would you mind giving us an interview?
Actually, Ted, um, the person
you should be interviewing is right here.
It was her vision.
I'm just helping her make it happen.
This was your doing?
Lizzie is the most capable young woman
I have ever encountered.
If more young people today
could be like Lizzie,
I have every faith in the world
for the next generation.
You can quote me on that.
Lizzie, would you mind taking a break
to give us that interview?
Are you sure?
Yeah, sure.
[Ted] Great.
Lizzie, what made you think of this idea?
Um, I just saw it on the TV this morning
and I really wanted
to do something to help.
[Ted] This is a giant operation.
How did you put it all together?
[Lizzie] Well, I owe a lot of it to Hope.
[sweet music continues]
Has this always been up here?
[both chuckle]
[Denny] There's this practice in Japan
called shinrin-yoku.
The literal translation means
"forest bathing."
And the Japanese believe that
when you connect with nature,
you open doors of communication
to everything you see.
Because nature mirrors us
and we learn about ourselves.
Well, I get that.
Must've been practicing
- What is it?
- Shinrin-yoku.
shinrin-yoku without even knowing it.
Virgin River has no shortage
of beautiful spots.
True that. [grunts]
how long before I'm ready
for that bad boy?
[Denny] Well,
I haven't even climbed that one yet.
- [Jack] Oh, no?
- No.
Well, how long
you plan on sticking around?
I'm not sure yet.
Kinda working through some health stuff.
You could have fooled me.
You're like Spider-Man climbing that rock.
I have Huntington's.
It's this inherited
neurodegenerative disease.
Yeah, no. I, um
Oh, Denny, I'm really sorry, man.
It's okay.
I've mostly come to terms with it.
It's part of why I rock climb.
'Cause when I'm out here,
on top of the world
feels like my disease won't find me.
And the rest of the time I just
try to live in the moment.
You sure you're only 19?
That's some pretty profound thinking.
I wasn't always like this, but
I realized that being depressed
about what's to come
would only rob me of the
good stuff I have now.
Amen to that.
[sweet music continues]
No! No, please, I will eat
a leather boot on a hot dog roll.
Oh, I think I can do
a little better than that.
Big day fighting fires?
Uh, no. Today, I delivered my first baby.
- Wow!
- Yeah!
- Did not go like the textbooks said.
- Oh no.
Umbilical cords
where they weren't supposed to be,
mom passed out during delivery.
So, in short, you prefer fighting fires?
Correct. Yes, much more predictable.
Well in that case,
you deserve the Badass Special.
Which, uh happens to be my last sandwich.
Rest assured just as delicious.
"Badass," huh?
You know you should see me in action.
A few other words might come to mind.
[sweet music playing]
Brie, right?
- Yeah.
- Pauline.
We met briefly at the Lumberjack Games.
I'm Jeb's wife.
Hi, Pauline. I'm so sorry for your loss.
My boyfriend was at the funeral today.
Oh, yeah. Brady was a godsend.
Oh, yeah? How so?
Well, he helped with the arrangements,
but the speech he gave, not a dry eye.
Which reminds me,
I forgot to tell him earlier,
I want him to have the motorcycle
he and Jeb were rebuilding as a keepsake.
[Brie] Oh!
They were helping each other
fix up their bikes?
Oh, that was Jeb
who was helping him with the bike.
[Pauline] Oh, you didn't know!
Yeah, they were working
on those things for months.
Yeah, no, right, right. Of course.
I'm sure Brady told you what happened.
I just want you to know
Jeb was clean for a decade.
It's just, um
you know, when people hear,
"Oh, he OD'd on fentanyl,"
you just get a certain impression.
[gentle music playing]
[knock on door]
Mom, if you're here to yell at me
some more, could we just not?
I'm not here to yell at you.
I want to say I'm
proud of you.
You are?
I just don't want you to miss out.
[chuckles] Lizzie.
The quintessential college experience
can only happen now.
I'll make you a deal.
I'll consider going to school,
but I can't give you an answer tonight.
I want some time to think about it.
Lizzie, you're 19.
I can't force you to do anything.
But if you choose not to go,
that tells me you're ready to be an adult.
Which means being financially independent.
So you're gonna cut me off
to punish me for not doing what you want?
I want to make sure
you can stand on your own two feet.
[door opens]
[Kaia] Thanks a lot.
You've ruined me for all other sandwiches.
I am sincerely sorry for that.
Do you have any idea
what firefighters actually get fed?
- [laughs]
- [sensual song playing on radio]
Well, how can I make it up to you?
Straight up.
You better not let me drink alone.
Oh, I wouldn't think of it.
And I have got just the thing.
Now this
is my absolute favorite.
It is rested in an oak barrel
for eight months.
It's rich
sweet and
Well, it's
You know, it's more of a sipping tequila.
What the hell.
[sensual song continues]
[Preacher laughing]
So can I get you anything else?
[sensual song continues]
I wonder what you get out ♪
Of feeling sober and proud ♪
It's like you've never been ♪
Happy and it's all comin' out ♪
I wonder what you put in ♪
To watch me drown as you swim ♪
You are so beautiful.
Happy and it's all comin' out ♪
[sensual song continues]
[Jack] Wow, you did all that on FaceTime?
[Mel] Yeah, sure did.
I just talked to Fiona a little while ago.
She and baby Kai are doing great.
- [Jack] Oh!
- Yeah.
[whispers] You're incredible.
[Mel] Mmm.
- So are you.
- Hmm?
So are you! You had your own little
John Denver moment today.
What are you talking about?
Come on, you know. "Rocky Mountain High."
- Oh!
- [both laugh]
Ah. You know, I think it was
more like Tom Petty.
"Free Falling."
- It was safe, wasn't it?
- Yeah, sure.
But for a while there, I was definitely
Felt out of control.
I think Barry was right.
There might be something
to this calculated risk thing.
Even decided I'm gonna
take Nick's sister up on her offer.
- Oh, really?
- Mmm-hmm.
Yeah. Why not?
I'll start betting on myself more.
Well, good, because I'm already all-in.
I'm doing it for us too.
I don't want you
to have to worry about me.
- [sweet music playing]
- Sweetheart, I only worry about you
when I don't know what's going on
inside that head of yours.
Like this morning.
But I talk to you.
I talked to you about Charmaine. Didn't I?
So why is this different?
I don't know.
I just think there's some things
that you can't fix.
And you're gonna have to trust me.
Trust me.
And I got an idea.
I was thinking
you and I go away, couple of days.
- Little camping.
- Mmm.
Can I bring an air mattress?
[Brady] All right.
All right.
Oh, hey.
Tonight's viewing is a 2001 classic.
You'll laugh, you'll cry.
You'll wanna go back to law school.
Uh maybe not the last part.
[laughs] Hey. What's
What's going on?
I thought you loved Legally Blonde?
I ran into Pauline at the farmer's market.
Turns out you and Jeb are good friends.
Jeb died of fentanyl.
And she wants you to have the bike
you built together.
Okay, I wanted to be up-front with you,
but it is complicated.
I poured my heart out to you.
I told you things about my life
that I am ashamed of.
So why don't I get the same honesty
and vulnerability from you?
I mean, like, I can
I can handle complicated.
What I can't handle is being lied to.
Fentanyl's being shipped
through the lumberyard.
I had no choice.
The person that runs it said
I do what they say
or they're gonna hurt you, Brie.
Wow. So, all right. So, the rock
through my window, that was them?
You didn't want me to think it was Don
because you knew it wasn't.
I was just trying to protect you.
How many times have I told you?
I don't need your protection.
I need transparency.
I know.
And I know you're right.
You have to understand.
I was trying to keep you safe
until I could figure out
a way out of this mess.
I screwed up.
Yeah! I'd say so.
Your friend is dead.
I'm gutted by what happened to Jeb.
I tried.
Okay? I pleaded with him
not to get involved.
Well, I
I'm not sure where this leaves us,
but I need time to think.
What? What does that mean,
"time to think"? Think about what?
About us?
No, Brie, come on. Hey.
I love you.
Yeah, I love you too.
But right now, I need you to leave.
["In The Shadows" by Amy Stroup playing]
There's somethin' in the shadows ♪
It cuts you like an arrow ♪
Shiftin' through the dark ♪
Your strength is in your weakness ♪
The fire in your blood ♪
Hangin' from that hope ♪
But everybody knows ♪
There's somethin' in the shadows ♪
There's somethin' in the shadows ♪
It finds you in a cold room ♪
The silhouette against the wall ♪
Lit up by the white moon ♪x
We'll outrun the waking dawn ♪
You can see the faces ♪
But you don't know their thoughts ♪
You can feel the traces ♪
From the chalk lines on my heart ♪
[song fading]
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