Zac and Mia (2017) s01e05 Episode Script

Give/Take; M-I-A

1 [gentle rock music] It's a new day, and I'm a new man.
Well, not exactly new.
I got winded walking to the bathroom, so there's obviously progress to be made.
And speaking of progress, Mia and I are on speaking terms again.
It really doesn't look that bad.
[sighs] What are you doing here? Go to your party.
I really wish you'd come join us before your surgery.
I promise I'll stop by as soon as I get done, but I'm not trying to have more than one Meier kid worried about me on their birthday.
And by the way, my present's definitely kicking your present's ass.
Not a chance.
Okay, I better get this stuff over there before the natives get restless.
Well, you give my amigo a big hug for me, all right? And mum's the word.
You promised.
[gentle rock music] I'll see you when you get out.
Hey, you two have a happy birthday, kid, all right? Thanks, Cam.
And, uh Your head, I know you shaved it for surgery, but some girls could be into it, and I am.
It looks good.
[gentle rock music] [gentle guitar music] Walk on the water Eyes up before you drown [beeping] Walk on the waves And we lay in the graves we make [deep breathing] all: Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy birthday, dear both of you Happy birthday to you - Whoo.
- Presents, presents, presents.
Open it.
Go for it.
- I'm nervous.
- Oh, don't be.
Is it from you or from the whole gang? Dad, this is a key to your old car.
Yeah, man, we fixed it up for you.
Wait, y'all really did this for me, together? - Yeah.
- We'll park it downstairs until you get out of here.
Dude, no way.
Thank you.
So where is mine? I paid for your college for your birthday.
[high pitched voice] Helga, why didn't you tell me it was your birthday today? Promise me we'll celebrate later and save me some cake.
You're welcome.
[beeping] Are you ready? Yeah.
[deep breathing] [laughter] [door closes] What are you doing here? Well, your doctor called me, and I wanted to see you.
Yeah, what, did your credit card get declined? Hi, I'm Rachel Adams, the in-house psychiatrist here at St.
Does my insurance cover that? Because if it doesn't, I'm not sure Mom, relax.
Rachel's my friend, okay.
With all due respect, we're here to talk about Mia's progress with chemotherapy.
The tumor isn't responding to treatment.
In fact, it's grown surprisingly larger.
I propose our best option now is to undergo surgery.
If we operate soon, you will gain full mobility within a matter of weeks.
Prom is in three weeks.
- I'm sorry? - The surgery will have to wait.
We run the risk of the tumor spreading beyond control.
- It doesn't matter.
- Mia.
I'm not doing it before prom.
[sighs] Krista, if you ever need my help or any How soon can I schedule the surgery? I have an O.
on hold for tomorrow.
We'll be there.
[gentle rock music] Yo, check this out, man.
I got you some scratchers now that you're 18.
By the way [mumbles] Oh, my gosh! [mumbles] Dude, that's awesome.
I've literally never won any of these.
I guess I'm the lucky charm, you know, my bald head.
- I'm like a Buddha.
- Your bald head You're like a Buddha.
We just won $2.
Oh, don't be that upset.
I can get you some lottery tickets if you want.
Bec, what's up? It's Cam.
His surgery was this morning.
What do you mean? No one told me.
He didn't want it to ruin your birthday.
Is he all right? Vinny.
He didn't make it.
No, no, no, no, no.
Not Cam, no.
This is all my fault.
He made me promise not to tell you about the surgery.
All he was thinking about if it went wrong is how you'd blame yourself.
I can hear a jagged heartbeat A nightly silhouette that's taunting me I'm so sorry.
A whisper from a darker side [sobbing] I know he haunts me By night [engine revs] His eyes burn Into mine, ooh I'm waiting For the morning skies He haunts me, he haunts me There's literally a million different ways to deal.
Dun, da, da, da! I smuggled in your favorite.
You know, please don't rat me out to Vinny.
He scares me.
You have to eat something.
Make sure he eats something.
My way to deal? Let depression wash over me like a wave, shut family out, really marinate in it.
I know it's not the healthiest way to deal, but screw it.
- You look really nice, Bec.
- Thanks.
Look, I know you really want to go to Cam's memorial today, and I want you there too.
I've been in protective isolation for 97 days, Bec.
I'm fine, and I want to go.
You are not leaving this room until your 100 days of isolation are up, end of discussion.
You cannot get sick again, Zac.
Mom much? When are you getting dressed, mister? I'm just gonna chill here for a while, and then I'll meet you there.
Drive safe, Mom.
[soft music] [knocking] [door opens] Your mom called, again.
What did you tell her? That I hadn't seen you, again.
I know I keep saying this, but thank you for letting me crash in your guest room, Kayla.
She said you need some sort of medical attention.
Yeah, only loads of therapy, thanks to having her as my mom.
I'm really sorry to involve you in all of our drama.
So tell me again, why do you need a place to hide out? Because my mom caught me hooking up with Rhys and went insane.
You know, there's rumors that you weren't even in New York.
Some people say you have cancer.
Do I look like someone that has cancer? Look, I say this as a friend, but Rhys and Chloe have been together for a while now, and everybody knows.
Just thought, you know, you might want to stop embarrassing yourself with that lie about getting caught with Rhys.
Just trying to be a good friend.
[door closes] [driving music] [keyboard clicking] [beep] [beep] [keyboard clicking] [beep] [beep] [beep] [beep] [beep] [beep] [beep] [beep] [beep] Evan, do girls always take forever to text back? We don't text girls.
They text us.
[chuckles] Yeah.
[beep] [beep] Evan, you know what sounds really good right now, and it might even make me hungry? - Hmm? - An edible.
Ooh, check this out, dude.
I think I have some, like, special gummy worms in my Dang it.
You don't have any brownies? A brownie sounds really good.
That's a perfect idea, and I need to replenish my stash anyways.
Here, take it don't die.
I'll be right back.
[door opens] - Helga.
- Mia, what are you doing here? We've got a funeral to catch.
As long as you promise me this time you won't get sick.
I promise I won't.
Okay, let's go.
Slap my ass and call me Nancy, the mother lode.
Zac? [upbeat music] [waves crashing] I forgot how amazing fresh air smells.
Come on.
Or don't.
You look kind of cute when you pout.
[click] How are things at home for you? I wouldn't know.
I left.
What do you mean? You, like, ran away? No, a bratty child runs away.
I just left.
My mom was gonna force me to get surgery on my leg.
What? Why? Because apparently my chemo was a monumental waste of time, and Dr.
Lydell thinks it's the next thing I should try.
Okay, Mia, this is serious.
If Dr.
Lydell thinks you should get surgery, you should get You probably shouldn't listen to the person who's about to attend the funeral of the last person he talked into surgery.
- Ow.
- You okay? Yeah.
No, I'm fine.
No, I'm fine.
Where you been staying since, you know, you went all AWOL? With Kayla.
I don't know, she's kind of my friend but not really.
She was legit excited to tell me what I pretty much knew already, and that's my ex and my ex-best friend have been hooking up.
Well, you know, you deserve way, way better than how did you say it? That piece of shit.
The other night, Kayla had some friends over, and I don't know, I guess they're "my friends too.
" And I was listening to the stuff that they were gossiping about, like who's got bacne and who's maybe a hermaphrodite, and I was like, "Is this seriously the stuff that I used to care about?" And I don't know, and what's weird is, I remember when I used to say that stuff all the time, and it would just come out naturally.
I don't know.
It feels like it wasn't even me.
It feels like it was me but in a dream or a movie or an alternate universe or something.
I'm totally not making any sense, am I? No, you are, you are.
You know, we grow when we're in pain, or we continue to stay small.
Okay, so you're saying I'm big, cool.
No, I'm I guess I'm saying your friends are still small.
Don't you think your mom's terrified, you know, not knowing where you are? You think she looks at you as a thing that ruined her life, right? No, I don't think that.
I know it.
No, no, no.
Okay, well, what if and please just hear me out, okay? - Okay.
- What if, instead your mom thinks by having you so young, and before she was ready to be a good mom, instead of you ruining her life, maybe she feels she ruined yours.
- We should probably get going.
- Yeah.
It turned out nicely.
Come on.
They say you've got to be dark Just to get through the night They could block out the sun But I still have your light I wanna scream from mountaintops Until the world will be all right 'Cause I'd fight through hell and back To make you mine I'm not giving up Whoa Never giving up Ooh I'm not giving up Whoa Never giving up Ooh, ooh And people come and they go But I'd be right by your side Holding on, letting go Won't change this heart of mine Oh, the road's been so long Seems like there's no end in sight But even with all the wrong You make it right