Workin' Moms (2017) s06e11 Episode Script

The Break

1 Fuck! Huh? Oh, uh, fuck! - What are you doing? - What? Nothing.
Like, um, I'm like, about to cum.
- Are you looking at your email? - No! No, I was just-no, I was just checking the time, real quick.
I'd prefer a present partner.
- I'm sorry, can we start over? - Please.
Here, go to your favourite, come on.
- All right, yeah.
- All right.
Let's hit the classics.
Hup! Hup! Here we go.
Oh my! - Mm! - Ah! - Oh fuck yeah.
- Mmm! Mmm.
Oh, you're a monster, yeah! Oh! Oh! Oh God! Thank you so much for taking the kids to school.
I mean, assuming they're well enough.
Look at them, they're they're fine.
Yeah, it's just with Nathan being away at all these hearings, I'm like Please, your journalist person's being interviewed by Marion Davenport, you don't need to explain it to me.
I know, it's a big deal, right? It's a fuckin' huge deal! She interviews like, princes and shit! - I know, I can't fuck this up.
- You're not gonna fuck it up.
Oh God, but I double-dipped, I nearly cost this author her own book.
I-I got egged, Anne, I mean, that's rock bottom.
Professionally speaking.
Waah, waah, waah.
So then, quit.
You-you think I should stop? - No, of course don't stop! - No? You're not gonna quit anyway, so snap out of it! You're right, thank you.
No problem.
Anything to get out of the house.
Oh my God, is Lionel still freezing you out? - There is a palpable chill.
- What is going on with him? - I don't know! He's just - Hey! Y-You're coming to my school later, right? For It's our assembly for my public speaking unit, remember? Yes, of course I remember.
Um I'm-I'm just so slammed at work today, though, I might see if your father can make it.
It kinda has to be you.
Uh, well, if it has to be me, um, I can't wait! - Thank you.
- Hmm.
Oh, would you Yep.
Can I have this? Thank you.
Oh God, what's it say? It's a hundred degrees, it's barely a temperature.
- You think? - Yes! Just give 'em some cold meds, call it a day.
They'll be fine, - I'm a doctor.
- Right, right.
Oh God, am I a bad parent? Are you stupid? You're a great parent! And your kids know it.
Don't you, guys? - They know it.
They do.
- Hmm.
God, I just feel like I'm hanging on by a thread right now, you know Jesus Christ! Ow! You're not hanging on by a thread.
- You're a goddamn powerhouse! - I appreciate that, I think, I just, I-I have been disappointing people God! Could you stop doing that?! You run a small empire, and still manage to make dinner for your kids.
- Most nights.
- Most nights, yes.
- I don't know - You're literally Wonder Woman.
- Am I though? - You're Bu Anne, I swear to God, if you slap me again Okay, I'm sorry, God! - My head hurts.
- Shit.
Well, it's a good thing we got roadies for the trip, buddy! Off we go.
- Listen to me! - Oh, boy.
You are at your best when you're kicking ass, and you're not making compromises for anybody.
- Yeah.
- Don't your kids deserve you - at your best? - Yeah.
- Kate! - Yes.
- Kate! - Yes! Yes! - Then let's fuckin' go! - Okay! Yes! These kids! Anyone needs 'em, they'll be at school! That's right, and if anyone needs me, - I'll be at work kicking ass, let's go! - Yes! Go! - Let's go! - Yeah, I got the bags.
Let's go, I got the kids.
- You got the bags, I got the kids.
- Let's go, come on, kids.
- Let's go! Let's go.
- Go! Go! Come on, guys! - You're not sick.
Come on! - No, you're not sick! You're fine, come on, my friend! - You're not sick.
Woo! - Woo-hoo! Let's go! I'm so hyped right now.
Let's get hyped, all right? - Hype! Hype! Hype! - You all right, Foster? I feel like I'm in a locker room on game day.
Listen up, alright, this Marion Davenport interview is just a couple days away.
I still can't believe she reached out about Rebecca.
- Her viewership is - is massive, I know.
Come on, ladies.
Her numbers are high just because she's controversial.
She'll dig up dirt on anything.
I've said it before, I'll say it again, this interview is not a good idea.
Disagree, all publicity's good publicity.
You know it's literally your job to know that's not true? Look, as much as it pains me to say this, I agree with Mo.
Appreciate it.
At least on this one and very unusual instance.
But Richard, you're not wrong.
Davenport loves a scandal.
Which is why we need to make sure that Rebecca is bulletproof.
I know she's young, and she's got the best of intentions with this book, but that doesn't mean she's squeaky clean.
So we need to dig up everything we can find on her.
I want to know if she was mean at sleepovers.
Did she ever pee in the pool? - Does she wipe back to front? - Good Lord! None of that seems relevant.
I need all hands on deck, no excuses, no distractions.
It's just that it's my kids' school, so.
Hello? Uh-huh.
You sure? Because they've been known to lie.
Really? No, they were fine, they were totally fine, yeah.
Thank you.
I'll be right back.
I'll be right back.
Everything you can find, just dig it up.
Dig! Dig! Dig! Dig! Dig! No distractions! No distractions! How are you? Peeing in the pool is not that big of a deal.
You mean to tell me they were 100% healthy when they woke up this morning? I mean, healthy as a couple of horses! That's what makes this so crazy.
- Mm-hmm.
- Anyway, you know how kids are, though, right? I mean, one second they're fine, and the next, they're a couple of walking petri dishes.
I was coughing a lot last night.
Yeah, he's he's a goddamn liar.
His sister's always saying it.
Anyway, listen, thank you so much for letting me know under these wildly unexpected circumstances.
I'll be sure to get them in bed early tonight.
- Okay? - Are-are you leaving? Was there something else you needed? Yes, you need to take them home! Yeah, no, they're coming with me, of course.
I was just making sure my car's still there.
All right, guys, let's head home and have some chicken soup, what do you say, get cozy? Thank you so much.
Okay, come on.
- Bye-bye.
- Are we going home now? Yes, we just have to make a quick pitstop at the office, and then we'll go home, okay? Unbelievable.
Chicken soup! Straight out of the microwave! That's what I'm talking about, thanks, Rosie! Kate, are you sure you don't wanna go home? Mo and I I'm sure can handle all of the Uh-uh, this book is my baby, Richard.
- I'm not going anywhere.
- Aren't they your babies? Yeah, of course.
Uh, but you know, and I love those babies, but sometimes, one baby needs more attention than the other baby, which is okay, really, as long as all the babies are feeling good.
- My tummy hurts.
- Shh! What do you got? Well, uh, Rebecca's reputation is pretty spotless.
Graduated top of class.
- Adored by her colleagues.
- Great.
She even fosters terminal dogs.
Oh! I love terminal dogs! Uh, why do I feel a "but" coming? - Uh, but she's a homewrecker.
- What?! Yeah, had an affair with a married man.
- No! - He left his wife for her.
They're still together, but the optics aren't great.
God, a woman's personal life always supersedes her resumé.
What are the chances we can keep this under wraps? Not high.
Have you guys seen this? And instead of worrying about the hard-working women of Goldie's Goodness, Rebecca Anderson should consider the poor woman whose husband she ran away with.
Well, I have considered that poor woman, and to ease her pain, I have sent her a year's supply of my entire product line.
She conveniently left out the part about their marriage being loveless and miserable! This is bullshit! - Hey, we can handle this.
- How? I'm about to release a book that challenges the integrity of these companies, and my personal integrity just got obliterated! I can't do this interview! And that is absolutely your decision to make.
It is, but doing this interview might also be the smartest thing you can do right now.
- Agreed.
- Is it? It is, and here's why.
Hey, what Oh! - Are they yours? - They are, sorry.
The school called and said, they were a little bit under the weather, but you know, schools can be very dramatic.
Sorry, guys.
Why don't you guys stay in the kitchen? Okay, guys, we're gonna be really, really quiet, because mommy's in a very important meeting.
This never happens.
Here we go, look at this.
We'll do some drawings.
Yeah, it's fun, right? Here you go.
Very, very quiet.
Kids, am I right? - I wouldn't know.
- Sure, yeah.
Uh, listen, the point I was trying to make is that you have to take control of the narrative.
You're about to launch your career, and you've got an important story to tell.
And as your PR rep, I can make sure Davenport doesn't get anywhere near your personal life.
Yeah, well, hang on.
Wouldn't it be smarter to be transparent? Absolutely not, because women don't forgive women - for having affairs.
- I don't know.
Right person, wrong time, I think the public would appreciate Rebecca's honesty.
We don't engage, Mo, it's a distraction.
Part of controlling the narrative is owning up to the truth.
The conversation's over because I already made a decision.
I'm sorry, do I have a say in this? - Yeah - Of course you do.
Of course she does.
Mo and I will sidebar this, and put together an integrated strategy that we'll present to you.
We won't do anything until we get your sign-off.
The important thing to know is that we got you covered.
Oh my God! - Oh no, honey, are you - Mommy.
Oh! Did it get on your shoe? Shit.
Um - Rosie, could you do me a favour? - Hmm? - Uh, yeah.
- No, no, no, I got that.
But could you um do something else? Thank you, Penelope, for that stirring speech - about your twin sister, Josie.
- Which one's yours? Up next is Nathan Podeski.
Uh oh! That one.
Right there.
When we were asked to speak about someone we admire, I immediately thought of my stepmom.
After my mom died, she took me in like I was one of her own.
God bless you.
Thank you.
But I don't see why I'm doing this when she can't even be bothered to be here.
- So you're not his stepmom? - Shhh! Shh! Watch the show.
Anyway, I guess the speech can be about someone I used to admire, so what can I tell you about Kate? She works in PR, which means that she's good at making people believe things that aren't true.
Which makes a lot of sense now.
Um, she has two kids, and a-a kinda nice car, so there's that, um That's not really important, but I can't really think of anything else, so.
Thank you, Nathan.
For God's sake, go home.
Yeah, I'll go home when I'm done - putting this strategy together.
- You've got a problem, Foster.
Yes, I do, and that problem is you.
Excuse me? Don't you ever undermine me in front of a client again.
Undermine? I was being collaborative.
And I stand by what I said.
Look, when I'm gone, go nuts.
But until then, you gotta stand by what I say.
That's our working relationship, huh? Yeah, that about sums it up.
Good to know.
You've got some snot on your shoulder, by the way.
I don't think I do.
But Shit.
Which one of you did that? Oh, you were great.
Good job.
- Oh, Nathan Jr.
? - Yeah? I-uh, I work for Kate.
Where is she? Well, she couldn't make it, but I wanted to let you know I recorded every word of your speech for her.
Might I say, you're quite the little toastmaster.
- I'm gonna go.
- Oh, sure.
Hi! I love that you went off book.
- It was so brave.
- Thank you for coming.
Oh, I wouldn't have missed it for the world, kiddo.
Don't you forget it! Let's go celebrate.
Hmm! Aww, that's nice.
Here we go, guys.
Oh, yeah.
So warm.
Hey, buddy, how'd it go today? It was super fun.
Best speech of my life.
Thank you for being there.
Hey, look, I'm-I'm sorry I wasn't there.
We had this last-minute work deadline.
- I wanted to be there, I - You didn't have to send a sub, you know.
You could've just asked Aunt Cassie to record the speech.
- Wait, your aunt was there? - Yeah, I invited her.
- Is that a problem? - Uh, no, it's um She's supposed to run these things by us.
Why? Uh, because, you see Are you trying to micromanage my relationship with my aunt? - I wouldn't put it that way.
- I have homework.
Wait, honey When we were asked to speak about someone we admire, I immediately thought of my stepmom.
After my mom died, she took me in like I was one of her own.
But I don't see why I'm doing this when she can't even be bothered to be here.
All right, I know yesterday I didn't win any parenting awards, but today I'm turning that around! All right? We're all playing hooky.
No work, no school, just fun.
Who wants a pancake? - Me! - Me! Oh yeah! Are you seriously not going to work? Not today.
Today I am all yours.
And hey, listen, um I'm-I'm sorry about yesterday.
I mean, if you don't have time for me in your life, just say so or whatever.
Hey, of course I have time for you.
Look, taking you in, it's the best thing we've ever done.
How about a pancake, huh? Oh, look at this beauty, look at this beauty.
She's big, but she knows what's up.
There we go.
Mom, my pancake is wet.
- What? - I'm pretty sure it's raw.
No, that can't be, you just have to sort Oh no, yeah, that's raw.
Don't eat that.
Hmm? Uh, nope, not today.
Today, my attention is fully yours.
Are you sure you're capable of that? - Is that a challenge? - I think it is.
All right, all right, okay, look.
Pancakes were a bust, but uh, who wants some cinnamon toast? Me! Mm-hmm.
I said, who wants some cinnamon toast? - Me.
- Yeah, you do! Yeah, you do, come on, guys! Okay, so right now we're looking for all puzzle pieces with flat sides, - that's gonna be the border.
- Like this one.
That's it, you work outside in.
I'm just gonna grab a quick sip of water, - you keep up, okay? - Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Good job! Keep on checking out where What about this one? - Does it go over here? - What the fuck? - Let's see.
- Hey.
Okay, don't freak out.
Davenport had to reschedule Rebecca's interview, and it got bumped up to today.
But I'm not in today! I know, I think she wanted to capitalize - on Goldie's stunt.
- What?! Mom? Okay, the homewrecker topic is off-limits.
Well, Mo said he's handling all of that.
No, no, no, no, no.
Mo is not handling shit! Okay, you know what? I'm coming in! Uh, there isn't really time.
I mean, Rebecca's already mic'ed.
- This is happening right now? - Yeah.
- Hi.
- Hey, hey! All right, I'll call you back.
Oh God! I just dropped my ring.
Losing so much weight.
Were you calling work? What? No! Of course not.
I was um confirming a dentist appointment.
That seems like a lot of random information to give your dentist.
What are you, a detective? Who wants popcorn and a movie? - Yeah! - Yes! That's what we're gonna do.
Rebecca Anderson, journalist, and soon-to-be published author, welcome.
Thank you so much for having me.
First, let me congratulate you on your upcoming exposé.
Multi-level misconduct.
I'm a few chapters in, and - Wow, what a fascinating - Kate? Rosie, what the fuck's going on over there? Marion just congratulated Rebecca on the upcoming exposé.
Great, they're on the book, okay, okay.
You know, I really think Mo's got this under control.
And it's probably good for you to take the day with your kids.
Not helpful, just um, uh, put me on speaker phone.
What I wanted to accomplish with this book.
The human toll.
Of course, but before we get into the book, I'd be remiss not to bring up No! Pass.
Kate? Is that Kate? Uh-I think I'm I-I'm okay right now.
It's a trap! Just whatever she says Stick to the book, Davenport! Ow! Shit! Fuck! I'm sorry, who is that? Kate Foster, of Kate Foster PR.
I-I'm Rebecca's rep.
Can I have butter on my popcorn? Of course you can, sweetie, yes, yes, yes.
Just one sec, okay, just one sec.
Hey, Kate, look, you sound awfully busy.
So why don't we call you back when this is all done? Yeah, how about Mo tells me what's on the no-ask list? Sorry, there's a no-ask list? Oh! You haven't been given a no-ask list?! I want water.
Yes, sweetie, yeah, one sec, one sec, I'll get it for you in like, five seconds.
Look Kate, you said the day you're gone, I get I meant the day I was dead, Mo! We've got this under control, Foster.
Rebecca's been briefed, and she's fine with it.
To not address her relationship would be insane.
No, what's insane is to bring something so personal into a story that has absolutely nothing to do - with Rebecca's personal life! - About that, is it true that your partner's ex-wife had cancer when you started the affair? - I think something's burning.
- Don't answer that! And-and you know what? As Rebecca's PR rep, I will shut this thing down so fast if any Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh shit! Okay, watch out, watch out.
Um-ugh! Oh God! Uh, uh What's that sound? Kate, is that the fire alarm? Oh my God, is your house on fire? Kate, get the kids and get out! Ow! Ow! Ow! Fuck! Ow! Ow! Ow! Shit! Kate? Okay, let's continue, huh? So listen, uh, as long as you stick to the book, and Rebecca's career, we should be fine.
Hello? God damn it, Mo! Kate? Your arm.
Agh! Thank you.
Jesus fucking Christ.
I'm sorry, I - It's okay.
- Look, these-these Oh.
Consider yourself lucky.
A first-degree burn.
Yeah, it was just a dumb accident, I Well, it's actually not that uncommon, but I've seen this story play out much worse.
And it's often in women your age.
Women my age? Sorry, but uh, what do you mean? - Juggling too many things? - No, not really.
- Just normal things.
- It's hard to slow down.
But the stress catches up, and it can lead to high blood pressure, insomnia, accidents like the one you just had.
Sorry, so what are you suggesting, that I uh, that I quit working? I can't tell you what to do.
But after an event like this, a lot of people feel the need to reassess.
And I'll be back with the ointment for the pain.
What kind of bullshit diagnosis was that? You know? Sounds like she thinks you might be a workaholic.
- Well, that's ridiculous.
- Is it? Yes, it is, obviously.
Well speak of the devil.
Now, if I was a workaholic, would I be able to ignore this call? Probably not.
You know what? Take it.
Take my phone.
- Kate, come on.
- No, seriously.
Take it, I don't need it.
I should probably put it on "away," if I don't put like, an auto thing, then people - Uh-huh.
- You know.
Take it.
Is that a - You sure about this? - Yeah, yeah.
Why wouldn't I be sure? Yeah.
Okay, I'm gonna grab you some water.
Okay, okay.
It's just a phone.
Just a phone.

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