Workin' Moms (2017) s02e01 Episode Script

Good Mom

1 KATE: What's the trick to makin' all this work? It all seems a little impossible? [LAUGHS] Most of the women who become mothers, don't raise their hands as much.
- [CLEARS THROAT] - Not this girl.
Hard to break it up.
- They're gonna fire you, Kate.
- All right, cool.
Ah, fuck that feels good! Anne, you're pregnant.
Can you just check again because I had a baby 8 months ago.
She's barely alive yet.
- Was it margarita night? - I'm so sorry, I don't know.
- This is amazing.
- What? This is how I grow.
FRANKIE: I just had a baby, and I got kinda depressed.
Think I must just have the teensiest little drop of postpartum.
[HIGH FIVE CLAP] - It could be worse, right.
- No, you know what, - it could be better.
- KATE: It could be better.
- Yeah.
- Look, it could be better.
You got the job.
Montreal is yours.
And Nathan, does he know what's happening? Because secrets in a marriage are like fleas in a bed.
How are we supposed to have another kid - when you're hundreds of miles away? - We're not, okay? We barely have time for the kids we have now.
No time.
We got no time.
I'd like an abortion.
Can't just walk in here and order one.
But this is Canada.
Giselle, I know there's something wrong with me.
I found this program and I'm gonna go for as long as it takes.
- Kate.
- Wow.
- You sure about this? - Yeah, I'm so sure.
I just found out my son is in the hospital.
Are you out of your damn mind? Going to the hospital might ease your guilt, but think about what you lose.
What exactly would I lose? - [BEAR GROWLS] - [BLOOD CURDLING SCREAM] So again, they just make a teeny, tiny slice right there.
Like with the scalpel.
It's very small.
And they can just get up and walk out, and never have to worry about spreading their seed, ever again.
7 minutes.
Takes 7 fucking minutes.
Do you know how long I was in labour for? Uh, about 24 hours a pop.
That was like two Hobbit movies.
But less painful.
They should do it to all newborn baby boys, right.
And then if they develop into decent human men, and they wanna have babies, they can have it reversed.
- That is genius.
- Yeah.
Ladies, a vasectomy is a serious, painful procedure for men.
Yeah, Franklin offered to get one, but I declined of course.
Of course? Yeah, I didn't want to emasculate him.
Like a dog.
He used the old dog analogy on you.
You know, Kate, I really thought that you would be more supportive, given your current situation.
Sorry, uh what does that mean? Because you're both in similar boats.
You're both stay-at-home mothers.
I'm a forced hiatus, I didn't have a choice.
And not that there's anything wrong with being a stay-at-home mother, I just, - it's just not who I am.
- Okay.
I just thought you might be enjoying your time at home.
Right, sorry, Alicia.
Being at home has given me some perspective.
Uh, I don't that I'm such a good mom.
Like I don't think I'm a bad mom, you don't have to call child services or anything, but I don't think anyone watching me would be like, oh, she knows what she's doin'.
Let's dare to go there, girlfriends.
What is a good mom? Well, not dumping your issues on them to start, or dumping them in the trash, the babies.
Not shaking them.
Keeping them out of pools, and fountains, and lakes.
Okay, well I'm very happy that you've all managed to keep your children alive.
And please, do keep doing that.
But outside of keeping them breathing Which is so important.
Critical, really.
Is knowing them.
Jade, as a single mother of twins, do you find it's a challenge to stay present with both boys? I find it a challenge to stay present in this conversation.
Look, I thought this group was gonna give me good tips and stuff, but listening to you guys complain about parenting, with partners, and full-time help, makes me wanna throw a desk through a window.
Guys, you wanna go like grab a coffee and hang? Or get a walk? Drink? Nachos? Can't, I gotta get Jayme down for a nap before she ruins another session.
I think I'm gonna have to rent an office.
- Enjoy the sunshine! - Cool.
No, yeah, I get it.
But maybe tomorrow we can go Hey look, we'll hang out when you have time.
I'm not needy.
- Never thought you were.
- Good, 'cause I'm not.
It's just to hang out.
Can I just say you've been lookin' a little worse for wear lately.
- Rude.
- Sorry, just feels like you might be a little stir-crazy? - [KATE SCOFFS] - Look, the day I met you, you got our professor to let you skip class in order to do independent research, which I'm pretty sure you spent jerking off in our dorm room.
Look, the Kate I know sets her own course.
I love you.
- [CHARLIE CRIES] - Yes, yes, yes! Here we go.
Here we go.
Here we go.
- Onesie, twosie.
- [CHARLIE CRIES] Oh yes, yes, yes! We got one done! We got one done! One more! One more! - [CHARLIE CRIES] - Oh god, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
[CHARLIE CRIES] [FRUSTRATED GROWL] Gotta put this on this.
There you draw.
It's good for you.
Charlie, no! Wh-! Now you wanna draw? Hi! It's okay, bub-bub, one more second.
It's all right.
- Surprise! I brought lunch! - [GLASS SHATTERS] Hi.
- Are you drinking at noon? - N-no? Alone? With the baby? Uh, he's fine.
Holler at ya girl Holler at ya girl [SIREN WAILS IN THE DISTANCE] I'm finding it very challenging to open up - on your deck.
- I'm sorry about that.
Indoors has just become a bit challenging, at the moment.
You know what? Why don't we try an exercise? - [MOTORCYCLE ENGINE ROARS] - [SHOUTS] What? Why don't we try an exercise? I would like you to close your eyes, and go inward.
Honestly, I'd really rather go back inside.
Not a problem.
- [BABY CRIES] - Jesus.
- How do you work like this? - Not well.
NATHAN: Hopefully I can get the whole family into the country.
I mean you should see the way these little boys look at me.
Like they're bored? I'm not tryin' to show off, I'm just I'm really into this case right now.
You should be.
It's wonderful what you're doing, seriously.
- Like I'm excited to go to work.
- Mhmm.
- I'm not tryin' to rub it in.
- I get it.
- In fact - What is it? Does it have somethin' to do with this outfit here? - Yeah.
- Uh huh? I wanna talk to Richard today, about gettin' my job back.
I mean, enough is enough already.
This was only supposed to be temporary until you know, Charlie was up and running again.
Look, I support you.
I do.
And, for the record, I support you if you wanna stay at home longer, too.
I mean, you're only human.
If you have time today, could you call somebody to fix the doorbell? Uh, oh yeah, I mean, if I'm back, which I probs won't be, then, sure.
Later, gator.
I got a date with destiny.
'Cause you're a motherfuckin' hustler, and you don't even know Hi.
You're a goddamn panther in a skirt suit.
- Kate! Talkin' to yourself? - Hey, Rosie.
Hey, look, I'm just wondering if maybe you lost your mind? Do you talk to yourself at home to pass the time? What? No, Rosie, I'm just late for a meeting.
ROSIE: Lucy Crushner.
She's kinda amazing.
Why is she here? Oh, Richard's been after her for weeks.
Oh, morning, ladies.
Da da da da da da Um, Kate Foster, I want you to meet Lucy Crushner, the newest member of our team.
- Oh wow, hired.
Just like that.
- Hi, nice to meet you, Kay.
It's Kate, actually.
And this is Rosie, your new assistant.
- Rosie? - Yeah.
Wake up, damn it.
I want you to get Lucy all the pitch materials for tomorrow.
Okay? Show her around? Oh, hey, Richard, sorry Richard, are you ready for our meeting? Oh, you know me, Kate, always ready for anything.
Have a seat.
I gotta go to the ladies' I'll be right back.
After a long winter Will you think I've changed Summer suits me better And I hope you're the same And I'm afraid FRANKIE: It feels good not to hide behind fear anymore.
And in the long winter FRANKIE: Like I understood being scared more than what was actually going on around me.
It's kinda like being hearing impaired.
I'd hear people speaking to me, but it was like I had and they were all in caps, just screaming at me.
I dunno, I still have but they're like all in lower case, or Dutch, or something.
I don't focus on 'em as much.
THERAPIST: Beautiful share, Frankie.
Let's take a moment and appreciate each other's journeys.
Look around.
Acknowledge each other.
[SIGHS] I feel so feminine with you.
Is that weird to say? And like, petite.
[FRANKIE GIGGLES] I know we're just having fun, but you should know that I'm not gay.
That's cool.
[LAUGHING] I've been on hiatus for 6 months.
Hey, you know that this hiatus was not my choice.
No, of course, but I believe that I've really shown my loy You left a very serious taste in Stromager's mouth, and that is a hard thing to do.
That woman has eaten her fair share of shit over the years.
Ugh, well, I don't know what that means, but - She wanted you fired.
- Right.
I had to convince her that a suspension was punishment enough.
And come on, bonus, you got to spend time at home with your baby when she had meningitis.
Well, Charlie's a boy, and he had the measles.
Oh, oh I'm sorry, that sounds terrible.
He's fine, and so am I.
I'm ready to come back full -time.
Now how long is this hiatus supposed to last? Uh, Kate.
You've always been like a daughter to me.
How 'bout this? How 'bout I give you 16 hours a week? - Oh, um - Yeah, as a consultant.
It'll be great.
It is not gonna last forever, it's 6 months, a year, tops.
Yeah, yeah.
Okay, okay.
All right, see you tomorrow, bright and early.
- All right.
- Well, not too early, you know you spread out those couple hours a day - anyway you see fit.
- Yup, yup, yup.
- Yeah? - Hmm.
When's your next client? I actually I have the rest of the day off.
Oh? Are we about to have hotel sex? [PANTING, GRUNTS] - [BREATHING HEAVILY] - Congratulations.
Lionel, I told you not to say that.
Okay, okay.
Okay, your turn.
[GRUNTING] - You ready? - Mm-hmm.
[GRUNTING] [BREATHING HARD] - You good? - Yeah.
[CHUCKLES] [CALMING BREATHS] - Hey, so I have an idea.
- Mhmm, idea.
- Yeah.
- How can this day get any better? With uh, a vasectomy.
A highly-qualified doctor makes a teeny, tiny incision, right there, and 7 minutes later, you get up, you walk outta the office.
Not scary, at all.
Yeah it's not, it's not it's, I mean it's not that it's scary, it's just - The recovery? - Yeah, recovery, recovery.
Yeah, no, no, no, it's like 2 to 3 days, tops.
You can finally binge-watch "Scandal" and shut the hell up about it already.
I love "Scandal".
You know I love "Scandal", - it's just, I mean - The wait time? - Mhmm.
- No, that's the best part.
One of my patients, Dr.
Unger, really great guy with minor rage issues, he performs the surgeries all the time, and he said that he could take you, today.
Isn't that great? So whadda ya say? You had a secret vasectomy.
You know how fucked up that is? - Okay, yeah, you know what? - I admit, it was a little bit sneaky, but you ended up wanting one too, so, shouldn't we be more like yay, Lionel, way to predict your wife's wants.
I wanted one that I agreed to.
I thought that we were finally on the same page? I feel like really soon, we're gonna laugh about this.
Like tomorrow, soon.
Or like 10 to 15 days from now, soon.
But soon.
That's not the half of it.
I heard her husband left her for an older woman.
No, older, could you imagine? Poor Mrs.
Think she'll keep the last name? You guys uh callin' Mrs.
Reinus, Mrs.
Anus, 'cause that is genius, and I am in.
There's my little guy, I missed you today.
- Mama.
- Oh yes, yes, yes, you.
- Charlie had a great day.
- Oh, good.
He made this lovely piece of art for you.
Did you make this? Well, I gave him a little help, of course.
Yeah, yeah.
We encourage parents to hang the art up in the home.
It really helps with their confidence.
I did wanna mention to you that he's not walking yet.
We are workin' on it.
It's just that he's the only boy that's not walking yet.
That's the word on the street.
In my experience, they really do mirror their environment.
Do you walk at home? Uh walk, yeah.
I find it helpful for gettin' around.
All right, I'll see ya around, Mrs.
Ex-excuse me? Let's go.
MARIA: I'd like to offer you more responsibility.
We have a guide training session coming up.
I think you'd be a good fit.
Whoa, you mean, like work here? - Wait, would I live here? - Indeed! All our staff have access to one of our hacienda apartments.
Oh, no shit, the ones with the hammocks? There are, of course, rules that come with the position, the most important being, no fraternizing with the clientele.
Frankie, I know you've been sleeping with patients.
If you take the job, you're gonna have to cut it out.
Ah, right.
Uh, well, I really do love it here.
Yeah, but I don't know what my next step is.
Decisions are not my forte.
Take the day.
Walk the land, breathe the air.
You'll know what to do.
LIONEL: All right you carry the 2, and then you should get 10.
Wait, no, what the hell? What did you get? Forget it, just get your calculator out.
But I thought you said that we were Yeah, I know what I said.
This is impossible, let's get your calculator out.
[POURS WATER] [MARKER RASPS] [MARKER RASPS] [PAPER CRINKLES] It's gonna take a bit of work [MARKER RASPS] Oh, oh, work Now that you're here Whoa, work 'Cause people come and go Why they wouldn't have you back on full -time, is beyond me.
It's obviously their loss.
Yeah, I guess.
- Thanks for makin' this.
- Hmm.
It's nice coming home to you and dinner.
Mm hmm.
- You look beautiful.
- Okay.
You know, Charlie's sleeping, maybe we could even uh - What's up? - Nothing, I I'm sorry.
I just feel like I've seen you at home for the last few months, maybe it's time I think we're ready for more.
Hey, Mom.
[PANICKED] Oh my god, Kate.
Kate! I don't know what just happened! What is it, Mom? Calm down.
I can't.
I can't, oh god, I can't do this.
- Sorry, doctor.
- What's going on? [ELEANOR CRIES] Kate? It's Sarah.
Sarah, what's going is Mom okay? She's fine, Mom's fine.
It's um What, what is it? Sarah? - SARAH: Dad's dead.
- [SHOCKED INHALE] [EMOTIONAL BREATHS] [ELEANOR EXHALES] And there he was, just lying in the street.
Like a fish.
With a lozenge lodged in this throat.
That's how they found him.
NATHAN: I'm so sorry, Eleanor.
SARAH: Oh Mom, it's gonna be okay.
[ELEANOR CRIES] It's gonna it's gonna be okay.
Hey, didn't he call you today? Uh, yeah, yeah he did, but I ignored him.
[ELEANOR GASPS] I didn't know he was gonna die.
Did he leave a message? I dunno.
I Yeah, yeah he did.
- Play it.
- Play it! - Yeah.
- ELEANOR: Wait! Those would be his last words.
Okay, I'm ready.
DAD: Katie, it's Dad.
You there? - [ELEANOR SOBS] - I thought you'd picked up.
Uh yeah, your mother and I were wondering about dinner next weekend.
Anyway, give her a ring.
[ELEANOR SOBS] - Love you, kid.
Keep at it.
- [BELL DINGS] Shit, I just stepped in shit.
[VOICE] End of message.