Workin' Moms (2017) s06e12 Episode Script

The Scary Things

1 Okay, let me tell you something, Kate Hoffman.
What you're experiencing right now? - It's like, a metaphor.
- A metaphor? Yeah! Anything worth doing is fucking scary, - and is gonna hurt like hell.
- Fucking scary, gonna hurt.
And the fact that you're scared right now, that's how you know that you have to do this.
I have to do this.
We have to do this.
God you're so smart, Anne.
Fuck yeah, here we go! This is just the beginning.
We are gonna accomplish crazy shit, because we are never gonna stop pushing each other.
Are we good here? Or is there more pep talk coming? Let 'er rip! Ow! Holy shit! Ow! Oh! Aaah! Mom.
- Where's mommy? - I don't know.
Kate? Okay, we've barely said a word to each other since Tomé left, so I'll start.
I may have crossed a line, and said some things I shouldn't have, and for that I am truly, truly sorry.
I just thought it was important to uh say some words.
Here's some words, I'm not sorry.
Okay, that's a great start.
You married me because I'm a firecracker.
I guess at some point you decided - that wasn't for you anymore? - Right, because, who needs growth or change? And you know what you get when you bottle up a firecracker? - A molotov cocktail.
- Oh, that is so clever.
How long have you been waiting to drop that one? Oh, morning, sweetie! - Who you textin'? - No one.
Okay, wow.
You gonna get that? Hello? - Who is it? - Hey, Lauren.
- Lauren's her friend.
- Yeah, I know who Lauren is.
Um, sure, I can email you the notes.
What are you talking about, Alice? They're firing me.
They said that I am a danger to myself and others, - whatever the fuck that means! - I'll see you at school, okay? - I gotta go now.
- No, Alice, please! Everything okay? Uh-huh.
I'm just late for school.
Bye, have a good day.
To what do I owe the pleasure? Do you know where Kate is? - No, do you not? - She was gone when I woke up, and I can't call her because I've had her phone - since the kitchen fire.
- Sorry, kitchen fire? Why is this the first I'm hearing about this? Why do you have her phone? Is she okay? She's fine.
Well, kind of.
She's got some burns on her arm.
- Oh my God! - I know.
I know.
Uh, I tried calling her office, she's not there.
I tried her mom, her sister.
I have one more idea.
Great, if you find her, could you give me a call back? Yeah, I'll keep you posted.
Which is why we believe your book has the ability to do Hi, Sloane, thanks for joining us, you know Beverly Berner, author of "Raccoon and the Rock.
" Of course, wonderful to see you, hi.
I thought I was early to this meeting.
Oh, no, Nina bumped the meeting up to an hour ago.
We've already covered so much.
Huh! I never got that email.
Sloane here is pregnant, you know how that goes.
Oh, congratulations, Sloane! - Thank you.
- Well, we're pretty much done here, so you can probably just sit this one out.
Ah! You know what, I would, it's just uh, I wanna make sure you have enough time to pack.
Pack? Where am I going? Oh my God, I guess you didn't get my email.
You don't have to worry about this account or any other account, for that matter.
You'll have enough to think about in Cleveland.
- Cleveland? - Congrats! You're gonna be running our Ohio satellite office.
I was so impressed with your initiative - these past few weeks that - That you're transferring me? Promoting.
You're gonna be running the show down there.
Isn't it interesting that of all the executives, you targeted me? Here's some advice, Mentee.
You don't need to bring other women down to raise yourself up.
Just a little something to noodle on while you're down in Ohio doing your time.
Yeah, yeah, no, I get that.
And we will take that into account.
Hey, so Arden forwarded me the Perlmutter Dorman report, and I think it's missing some it's missing some signatures.
I also just wanted to let you know that I miscarried, so I'm not pregnant with our child anymore.
I knew for a while that it was a possibility.
A probability, actually.
So, obviously you're not gonna want to marry me, which I totally get.
That's it.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Are you on an edible or are we straight up raw-dogging the aquarium now? How did you find me? You brought me here when I divorced Brad.
I don't know why you find this so calming.
These creepy little fuckers will kill you.
Oh, jellyfish? They got no brains, no hearts, no bones, no eyes.
They can't feel a goddamn thing.
Yet, here they are.
Hey, why didn't you tell me about this? Oh, yeah.
Um, Nathan Why does he have your phone? Because I gave it to him.
I think maybe uh, I'm I might be addicted to work.
You do not have an addiction, you have a career that requires your constant attention.
- Okay.
- And you shouldn't be shamed for it.
Okay, that's the pep talk, now is when you realize you can't just spend your whole day zoning out in front of these floating alien breast implants.
Wanna bet? Snap out of it, we're leaving.
- Where are we going? - I have an idea.
But just can we let's maybe we wait 'til they feed them.
Now! I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner, I Stop.
It's fine.
I'm just sorry you had to go through that.
What's that old saying? If at first you don't succeed bone, bone again? "Bone, bone again?" I forgive you, is what I'm saying.
I mean, sure, you tried to trap me with a fake baby, convinced me to marry you, but somehow, you managed to charm me along the way.
So, chin up.
I want to be with you, baby or not.
You're just saying this to keep your job.
No! No, I'm not.
You and I make sense, there's no getting around it.
We're a vibe.
- Great, guys.
- Thank you.
Thanks, we'll see you in a bit.
I don't know how we're gonna finish all this work So I'm not gonna take a mat leave, I'm gonna work right through it.
Okay, are you sure that's a good idea? I think it's a great idea.
I'll take a three-day weekend, I'll be induced Friday, I will be on email on Monday, Tuesday, I'm back in the office.
That sounds kind of impossible, no? At the very least, take a week.
A week, just a week.
And give you guys an opportunity to parade another asshole in heels through here? I don't think so.
I am gonna be here, guns-a-blazing, ready to find the next great - Sloane? - Sloane? Sloane! - Shit! Oh, come on, shit! - Sloane? Well, the good news is, the doc says you're fine.
You do have an iron deficiency.
But of course you would know that, had you been attending your appointments.
And taking your iron supplement.
Look, if it's about me, we can just get you a different ultrasound technician - I get it, I get it.
- Do you? I've seen you just do incredible things.
So I know that you're capable of-of taking better care of yourself.
Okay, enough, I got it.
I will come to my appointments.
That's a good start.
You could also try maybe I don't know, letting your guard down a little? Is that a pregnancy term I'm unfamiliar with? Call it whatever you want, it's Because even though you won't let them, there are people out there trying to love you.
Sorry, I-I shouldn't I probably-I shouldn't have Actually, I should say that, because I love you.
I shouldn't have said that.
So that advice wasn't strictly medical, then? - Well - Because the last time I checked, you were my fuckin' ultrasound technician.
Come here! Come.
You're not serious.
- I sure am.
- One belly button piercing is enough.
That's why we're gonna get matching tats.
Of what?! - "1999.
" Isn't that awesome? - I mean, no.
- It's the year we met! - Well It's the year we knew exactly who we were! - Yeah, stupid.
- Fearless! We didn't run away from things that would have scared us, we ran towards them, remember that? Yeah, I do remember.
So now any time you want, you just look down at your tattoo, and you remember the year that you decided that - nothing was gonna stop you.
- Hmm.
Dare me to make mine a tramp stamp? No, don't do that.
Anne, I mean it! Anne! Anne! Oh, fuck.
I'm sorry I'm so guarded.
It's just that I'm pregnant.
And I love you.
And I think I need you.
Whatever nasty thing you're gonna say, - just get it out of your system.
- I wasn't gonna say anything.
Because I already know I'm never gonna be the mom that you are.
There's no need to bring up all that.
But I never got the hands-on training that you did.
Mom was already gone by the time I could absorb anything - Sloane, stop.
- But my body can make babies, so surely that's a sign that - I should be able to raise - Enough! I am well aware of my limitations, thank you.
I didn't mean it like that.
You're as smart as they come, but you have the emotional intelligence of my B.
Your B.
? My butt hole, Sloane! - You're an idiot.
- No, you're an idiot.
You're gonna be just fine.
Just checking in, make sure that we are on track for this wedding I keep hearing so much about! You know what, things are moving along beautifully, Louise.
You lovebirds put a deposit on a venue yet? Well, we actually did, finally - No.
- Well, we did - The wedding isn't happening.
- I'm sorry? I think what she means is the wedding isn't happening on What I mean is, we're not getting married anymore.
And also I quit! So you don't have to worry about optics, or whatever.
What are you What are you doing? You're not a bad guy.
Well, you're no worse than me, at least.
And that's the problem.
There's a better version of me in here somewhere.
I want to keep looking for her.
And I won't be able to hear her over you calling me a butt-plug all the time.
Take care of yourself, Malcolm.
See you on the flick side, Gar! Aah! Oh! What the shit?! Alice, thank God! Why have you been ignoring my calls? I really needed you, huh? Should we get help? It's okay, I got this.
Look, there's nothing I can do for you, Heather.
You realize I'm just a kid, right? I can't fix your whole life.
Why don't you just go home, okay? We're done.
Get in the car.
I said, get in the car! Maybe you should go first, you know? No, what? I'm not letting you off the hook.
You're up, you're goin' first.
Isn't this fun? Oh God.
It's just, I'm not so sure about this, actually.
I know, that's how you know you have to do it.
Stop, stop, stop! Uh, uh, uh you know what, no thank you, I'm just not so sure I want this, actually, I know I don't want this.
I don't want to.
Okay, so what, you're just gonna have a dot on your lower back for the rest of your life? I'd rather a dot than the year "Livin' la Vida Loca" came out.
I mean, there was other songs that came out that year.
I don't think we have anything left to learn from our 18 year-old selves, okay? What the hell is that supposed to mean? It means that we're so busy co-signing each other's shitty behaviour that we're ignoring the truth, and you know what that leads to? To me believing I can literally do everything, and then almost lighting my kids on fire! So you're saying that I caused your kitchen fire? I mean, maybe.
Probably not, but I just, I-I think our families need us to grow, you know what I mean, and we're not letting each other do it.
Like, you were ready to change for Lionel, and I said not to.
- Why did I say not to?! - Well, you were just being - supportive, so - That's not what supportive looks like.
But what if I wanna slow down, you know? Is that so bad? Like, what if I wanna be present with my family? Is that a crime? Would you ever let me do that?! Would you ever accept that? Could you not right now?! No, okay? No! I wouldn't accept that, because Because at 18 we had our bellybuttons pierced and we said we were gonna take over the world? Cool! Sorry.
God! What?! You told me, I should assert my authority more with the kids, but then we weren't allowed to yell.
I You can't just go changing the goddamn rules on people, you know? Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a teaching job right now? Of course you don't.
You' don't know anything, you're just a Excuse me! It's okay, it's okay.
Come here.
- Are you okay? - Yeah.
Yeah, okay.
Okay, it's okay, just go find your friends, - okay? Go stay with them.
- Okay.
Heather, I understand that you're in pain right now.
You're harassing a child at her school.
- You crossed a line.
- You're just jealous, because you're not half the therapist your kid is.
Now if you'll excuse me, we weren't finished.
Alice? - Hey! - Hey! Get off of me! If you take one more step towards my daughter, I will kill you.
Okay, okay, okay! Why didn't you just come to me sooner? I didn't know she was gonna show up at my school.
- Well, she did.
- I know! I just got in over my head.
If you had just talked to me about this, we could've Sorry! But sometimes talking to a creepy lady is less scary than talking to you! I know.
I'm working on it.
Where do you think this one goes? Can you see his belly? Hmm? Oh, thank God.
Uh, sorry, I um I was with Anne.
Well, that's great.
Nice of her to call me back and keep me posted.
I uh, I just um Hey, we're fine.
But you're gonna have to explain yourself to Nathan Jr.
Why, where-where is he? He's spending the night at Cassandra's.
What-what? Why-why did you let him do that? You were missing.
- He thought he lost another mom.
- Oh no, Jesus! I'm-hey, I'm sorry.
Oh my God, I'm so sorry.
Hey! We need to get Mr.
Whoa! You found a cave! This has been here this whole time? Yeah.
It's just gonna be you and me for a while.
- Is that okay? - That's okay, mama.
I think it's okay, too.
There's not a lot of room in this cave, anyway.
She's fine, but But she was scared to come to me.
- Oh, I hate myself.
- No.
Yes, it's not a turn of phrase.
I hate myself.
Stop it! I've been thinking about what you said.
Do you ever feel like our friendship is like this time capsule? Built on ideas that don't serve us anymore? It's like we've been feeding each other this steady diet of poison for a really long time.
You know how I said that anything in life worth doing is Fucking scary and going to hurt? Mm-hmm.
I I think I need time to figure out who I am without you.
Jesus! Do you Do you mean that? If this friendship has has run its course, you know, or-or served its purpose, then maybe that's okay.
Maybe letting go of it could be like, a celebration.
It doesn't feel like a celebration.
But you don't disagree.
I don't know what to say.
Okay, okay.
- I don't know what to do! - It's fine, just go.
It's good, it's good.
You're right.

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