Sweet Magnolias (2020–…): Season 2, Episode 6 - Sweet Magnolias - full transcript

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♪ You don't owe me
One more minute of your wasted time ♪

♪ You act like it's all fine ♪

♪ It isn't hard to leave ♪

♪ Knowing that I'll be getting life
On track ♪

♪ I wanted to believe ♪

♪ I've gotta make a destination ♪

♪ Find where I belong ♪

♪ This time I've got no hesitation ♪

♪ And I'll be movin' on ♪

♪ To where I belong ♪

♪ I'll be movin' on ♪

♪ Over the line I've drawn ♪

♪ I'm already gone ♪

So the patio
goes all the way out to the creek.

Before we ordered, we took off our shoes
and waded into the water.

Taking your shoes off in public.
How scandalous!

Mm. I'm glad I got a pedi.

Uh-huh. I doubt Cal was looking
at your toes. Tell me about dessert.

Oh, it was divine.
They had this strawberry...

You know I'm not asking
about that kinda dessert!

Sorry I'm late!

We're three rounds ahead of you!


How'd we dare start without you?

I have been running
all over hell's half-acre.

I mean, Sundays at that restaurant,
it... it's crazy!

Plus, Annie and I have been trying
to finish prepping the food

for the Vacation Bible School tomorrow,
not to mention...

You've been having sex
with Ronnie Sullivan.

Your seams are showing.


- Mm.
- Well, I mean...


- He...
- Ah...

Yes. Once.

- Uh-huh.
- Twice.

Exactly how comfortable
are those beds down at the motor court?


Oh wait! Oh, would you lookee here?

- "Maddie Townsend sent you $20."
- What are you two up to?

Well, Helen Decatur's corrupted me.
She's turned me into a gambler.

We had a little wager on how fast
you two would get back together.

Okay. So you're not surprised?

- No!
- No!

I've done enough divorces to know
that anyone who wants their marriage over

doesn't go 18 months
without drawing up papers.

And once Cal solved
your Sullivan's problem,

you could have sent Ronnie packing,
but you didn't because you love him.

Oh yeah, you love him!
I know you love him!


Come on, we're happy for you.

Ecstatic. Aren't you?

I don't know.

I mean, yes,

but things are complicated between us,
as you know.

Have been, are, always will be, amen.

I don't want Annie to get her hopes up
that we're getting back together

'cause that is just not what this is.

Not yet, at least.

No, I get it.
You have years of history to sort through.


Nothing says you can't have
a little adult fun while you do.

Yeah, it's a lot of adult fun.


Have you eaten here before?

No, but I hear good things about the food.

I just always go to Wharton's
or Sullivan's when I'm hungry.

I hear Wharton's makes great pizza.

Haven't you eaten there yet?

- Mm-mm.
- Oh, I understand.

You've only been in this town,
what is it, like, 20 minutes?

Well, restaurant hours make it hard
to eat anywhere else. Hard to do much.

Which is why I appreciate
you taking the time to have lunch with me.

I think we need to talk
about the other night

in front of the spa.

I'm sorry if

I gave the impression that I was looking
for something more than friendship.

There's a lot of things
going on right now, and I just...

Oh, no, no, there's
no need to explain.

I have so much traipsing around
in my head,

I... I'm lucky if I can find
Monday from a hot dog.

I do wanna say that, um, I appreciate you.

Your trust and your wisdom,
your friendship.

It's all so important to me,

and I do not wanna risk any part of this.

Me neither.

Well, thank you.



Why am I suddenly craving pizza?

Ah, yes.

Um, can I introduce you to Wharton's?


Come on, let's go. We have to tiptoe.

Have a good workout.

It's kind of busy in here.
Giving away free stuff?

Ever since the community meeting,
more people have been stopping by.

You should see the constant traffic
in and out of the café.

Hm. It's well-deserved. Oh, how did
Kyle's physical therapy go this morning?

It was horrible.

I mean, 100% pure, unadulterated horrible.

I know it makes him stronger,
but every time she just...


I... I honestly didn't think
Kyle would make it.

He almost ripped the pad in half
because he hurt so much, bless his heart.

It broke my heart.

I hate to push him
at his at-home exercises

because he hurts so much.

But I know I have to do it.

I've had my fair share
of physical therapy.

Would it help if I took him
to his next appointment?

- Really?
- Yeah.

Please, yes!

If you could handle that half,
I could handle the at-home half better.

Sure. Just let me know when.

Thank you.


- Hi.
- The spa looks great.

Um, seems like you've done
a lot of work since the opening.


I stopped by to see if it would be okay
for me to check in on Kyle again?

Oh, I, um...

I... I... I honestly don't even know
when we can make that happen.

I understand. All y'all are busy.

You know what? No.

I know he would love to see you.

So just let me...
let me look at his schedule

and... and see when we can work it out.


You can just text me and let me know
what time works best for Kyle

and for you.

I'm working from home,
so I'm pretty flexible.


Working from home?

Welcome, boys. Go have a seat.

- Hey.
- Bonnie!

So glad you and Robbin could be with us
for Vacation Bible School.

Robbin, Annie and I are gonna be in charge
of getting you from station to station.

- You excited?
- Mm-hmm.


- Good evening, Townsends!
- Good evening.

Katie! You excited for VBS?

Annie, I wanna be in your group.

You're too big, Katie.
You're in Lori and Tom's group this year.

There's some killer crafts!

- What about the snacks?
- My mom made them this year.

Let's take a sneak peek
at some of the arts and crafts.

- Hope you guys have a good time.
- Thanks.

Guess we'll see you guys later.

- Uh, did Pastor June give you the...
- Did you know he was coming?


Hope it's cool I came
even though I don't go to church here.

Somebody's post said, "All are welcome."

- Kinda the motto of the church.
- Ah.

You're more than welcome.
We're stoked you're here. Right, Annie?

We are.

I can take care of the kids.
You go take care of him.

Right this way.

What's up?

- Ronnie!
- What?

- I'm pretty sure this counts as church.
- Well...

And... and besides, you told me
that you were gonna help, not flirt.

Well, I mean...

...can't I do both?

No, not with all these children around
watching you get fresh!

- We need more lemonade.
- Okay, I'll get some lemonade.

Thank you.

- Where are the dino nuggets?
- What?

Mommy said there
would always be dino nuggets at VBS.

I'm hungrier than a hornet.
Where are the dino nuggets?

You know what, sweetie? You are gonna love
these grilled chicken fingers

and veggie tots.

And because I bet
you can mind your manners,

I'm gonna give you a big-boy brownie.


I... want... dino... nuggets!

I am really sorry about that.

But isn't one of the lessons
we learn at VBS

that we should be thankful
for what we do have?

Hey, let's find a seat, Austin,
and when you're done, you can go play.

Thank you!


Your mom really went all-out.

Yeah. Everything's 110% with her
when food's involved.

Did she let you make anything?

I made the ham biscuits.

You should try the ranch wings
because they're amazing.


I can't wait to get dessert!

Come on. Sit down over here.


- Hey, that looks good.
- Hi.

Did you see Mark D'Cruz and Jim Frye

got into a fight
outside Wharton's this afternoon?



Yeah. Apparently, Jim pitched a fit
about next year's orchestra program,

so Mark drove off
and left him standing on the sidewalk.


Why do you think Jackson's here?

Looks like he's getting some snacks.

I thought the one benefit
of no ball this summer was avoiding him.

Here he is.

Being a jerk as always.

Yeah, he's terrible.

Go report him to someone.

Doesn't sound like
you're going to be giving PT

a five-star review on Yelp.

It's the worst.

PT is just some secret sadistic thing
health workers came up with

in order to legally torture patients.

Most of us
don't have that kind of imagination.

I know that it sucks,
but it's really so important.

- Mom, did you tell her to say that?
- No, but you should listen to her.

She's a nurse.
She knows what she's talking about.

I mean, PT is worse
than community service,

and I didn't think that was possible.

At least I'm not picking up trash
by the side of the road.

Yeah. Ew, gross.
I would not wanna be doing that either.

You know, we went on vacation once,

and I accidentally threw
my Darth Vader away.

And, uh...
...some guy who was cleaning up

had to help us
dig through the trash cans to find it.

Yeah, he wasn't too happy about that.

Mom, where was that?

That was down near Jacksonville.

That's right!
We were going to Disney World.

- No, we were going to Daytona.
- Daytona?

How old was I?

You were nine.

Oh yeah. Yeah, that's the trip
when you got sick after you ate oysters.

We do not talk about that night
in this house.

And what was the name of that restaurant?
It had that weird pirate statue.

Mm-hmm. Something to do with prohibition.

Oh, the guy who ran
bootleg alcohol out of his plane!

- Uh-huh.
- You've been there?

My friends and I used to go to Daytona
all the time for spring break.

And we've been to that spot
multiple times. It's called...

It was on the water.

And that little old man!
He was always outside.

- I cannot believe I've forgotten the name.
- It was right there on the glasses.

"Time flies when you're having rum."

- Caribbean Jack's!
- Yes!

That place was awesome!


Thanks again
for letting me come by, Maddie.

Yeah, well, thanks for cheering him up.

He's a special kid.

I... I have something
that I really need to say.

Um, if I mess it up, I'm sorry

because I tried to figure out
what the right way to say this is.

Still don't know,
but here, now, if I don't just do it...

I'm so sorry
for everything I did to you and your kids.

When I was back home at Mama and Daddy's,

I had a lot of time to think.

A lot.

The one thing I keep coming back to is

I should have known better.

I did know better.

They raised me to know right from wrong,

and sleeping
with another woman's husband is wrong.

Bill is...

You can blame Bill all you want,
but it was my fault too.

I should never have done it.

And, Maddie, I am profoundly sorry

for all of the pain and agony
that I've caused you

and your beautiful children.

No matter what I do or I say,

I know I can't undo ruining your family.

But I want you to know
there's not a day that goes by

that I don't regret what I did.

I just... just pray

that one day you can find it
in your heart to forgive me.



You came back.

And I made you something.

It's not ham biscuits, but...

It's a camera.

Thank you.

Thank you for seeing me.

What are you two doing out here?
We're starting!

- You're not on the mayor's agenda.
- Nevertheless, we need to talk to him.

It's quite important.

What is so vitally important

you couldn't pick up the phone
and call like civilized adults?

Well, we have some questions for the mayor
about certain goings-on in town.

Things that just don't smell right.

Ladies, the only things
that don't smell right around here

are your fishy allegations.

I won't have you
stinking up this office with lies.

We're not...

I've worked for the mayor,
his daddy, and his granddaddy before him!

Those righteous men have done nothing
but pour their hearts and souls

into doing what's best
for this sweet town of ours.

Were things around here to go catawampus,
he'd be the first to put a stop to it.

- Well, it could be that you don't...
- You are absolutely right, ma'am.

And if something is going wrong,
we should be able to tell him about it

so he can put an end to it.

So if you don't mind,
we're gonna go in there...

Let me be clear!

I don't care if y'all were sent here
by the ghost of my late husband.

May he suffer in torment.

You don't get through those doors
without an appointment.

Fine. Fine!

Could we make an appointment
for today or tomorrow?

What about here? Sorry.

He doesn't have any openings
for the next three months.

Three months?

Three months?

How is he supposed to govern responsibly

if he can't speak
to his constituents for three months?

And I see a lot of golf games on there.

Maybe we need
to book ourselves a tee time.

How the honorable Trent Lewis
chooses to conduct business

on behalf of the good God-fearing people
of Serenity, South Carolina

is his business,

not yours.

My stories is fixing to start.

Show yourselves on out.

I'm telling you, Henrietta knows
that Trent is up to something.

- That's why she wouldn't let us see him.
- Maybe.

Or maybe she's just mean.

That doesn't have hide nor hair to do
with what Trent's cooking up.

What matters is exposing the Lewises.
People need to know about their schemes.

How? The Sentinel didn't even mention
the meeting at the spa.

Peggy was sitting right there.

Mary Vaughn and Trent are smart.
They got all their bases covered.

So what do we do?

Take 'em out!

Dana Sue, it seems like
you're plotting a coup back there.

I'd follow you three into battle.

A coup would be kinda dramatic.
We could get matching uniforms and...

- Sequined epaulets.
- You know what? That's not a bad idea.

- The sequins or the epaulets?
- The coup.

You see? This is why
I've never tried to crash Margarita Night.

Need to be able to claim
plausible deniability.

Remember Mayor Philip Farrington

from back when we studied
Serenity history in the fourth grade?

Wasn't he that carpetbagger
folks ran out of town

on the back of a mule
before the Depression?

- And how did they do that?
- A recall.

Ah! Bingo!

An election to get him out of office.

Maybe that's what we do to Trent.

He's got so many people mad at him,

folks would probably jump
at the chance to replace him.

Well, it doesn't sound
like sequined epaulets are involved,

but I like everything else.

- Right?
- Yeah.

Let me look at the town charter,
see how we can make it happen.

All right, I hate to interrupt
the revolution here,

but, Maddie, Helen, if you don't mind
taking these to the table

before the kids descend.


Should we take the long way back?

Be careful, Dana Sue.

You don't wanna be seen
on Serenity Secrets 415 twice in one week.

I wouldn't mind.


- Hi, kids!
- All right, nice!

Here, grab a plate.
Yep, line up. Single file, guys.

There we go.

No dino nuggets again?

They're supposed to be here!

Oh, honey!

I made these from scratch,
special for you.

They're not dino nuggets
like they have at the store.

We don't have any, okay?
But if you just try these...

I... want... dino... nuggets!

Hey. Hey!

Why don't I help you see
what other yummy food we can find?

Yeah? Come on. Sit down here.

Is that boy
trying to get on my last nerve?

The nuggets I made for him are healthier.

And I know he doesn't care about that,

but they taste better too,
if he would just try them!

Isn't that Frank Fletcher's kid?

You know the Fletchers
from over on Ridgeview Way?

Oh, he is!

He's the middle child of five,
and I heard...

Sorry, Pastor June.

Awareness of people's struggles
is one thing, Lily,

but broadcasting them
is something else altogether.

Yes, ma'am.

Has that boy gone to our church,
and I have missed him every Sunday?

The Fletchers haven't joined yet,
but I'm helping as much as I can.

Well, as much as they'll let me.

Frank's underemployed,

so if you hear anything,
please let me know.

- Of course.
- All right.

Will do. Thank you.

So what's he got
against the nuggets?

I don't think
it's about the... the nugget at all.

I think it's about the dino shape.

Well, why in sam hill would that matter?

I went to school with Frank, and I worked
a couple jobs with his uncle Jack,

so I heard stories.

This might be
the only thing the kid's eating all day.

I can almost guarantee you,
90% of what he's getting at home

is either off-brand, reduced,
or something somebody threw out.

He's not trying to get on your nerves.

He just wants to be
like all the other kids

and have name-brand food
that was bought for him

instead of donated to his family
like an afterthought.

VBS might be
the only place that he gets it.

Sorry it didn't go any better today.


It still hurt.

A lot.

Well, was it a good kinda hurt?

"Good kinda hurt"?

Yeah! Good hurt is what we say
when it's pain that eventually pays off.

In this case, building muscle.

Pain is pain.
I don't see why I have to keep doing this.

This is even worse
than going around on crutches.

Hey, I never told
your brother or mother all of this,

but a few years ago,
I was in a motorcycle accident.

You ride a motorcycle?

Not anymore.

I crashed. Really bad.

Did a number on myself.
Dislocated my shoulder and broke my leg.

- Ow.
- Yeah, and then some.

Took a long time to recover,

but the only reason I got better
was because I put the work in.

But, man, it hurt.
I can't even describe how much.

Please don't.

Most days, I just wanted to quit,

sit on a beach, and forget all about it.

Why didn't you?

I knew ignoring my problems
would only make them worse.

Because if I didn't bite down
and endure the pain,

my shoulder and leg
would never heal right.

So you're telling me PT is gonna hurt
even more than it does now?

It could, but then it'll get better.


Doesn't work like that.

Maybe your mom won't like me saying this,
but I think you're old enough to hear it.


is full of pain.

Physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.

Take your pick.

And no matter how much you want to,

you can't avoid it.

You can quit PT

and try to walk around on crutches
the rest of your life,

but there will be one day,

one play, one girl,

something that will make you wish
that your leg and knee were strong.

But by then, it'll be too late.

Because you made the decision,
here and now, to take the easy way out.

Is that really what you wanna do?

Would you like to be song leader tonight?
My throat's, um, a little scratchy.

Yes! Please!

I... I mean, I should probably look over
the songs for just a moment.

Why don't you go with Pastor June?
I think I can handle greetin'.

Thank you, Peggy.

I loved being the song leader
when I was her age.

I didn't know that!
Should we be coaxing you into choir?

- Oh, that moment may have passed.
- We'll talk.

Good evening, Peggy.

How are you?

Uh, well, Helen,
this week has been wonderful.

I've had 15 kids in my class each session,
and we've just been learning a lot.

Hm. And Maddie says
that Katie's raved about your class.

- Oh good!
- Hm.

I truly meant,

how are you doing?

You once told me that, uh,

we've never been close friends,
and you're right about that.

But we are neighbors,

sisters in Christ, and...

that means something.

I know you have your family
and, uh, Mary Vaughn,


many other confidantes you can talk to,

but sometimes it's easier
to speak about difficult things

with people you're not close to.

I'm here for that...

if you need me.

God bless you.

All it takes for a recall

is for 20% of registered town voters
to sign the statement of disagreement.

How dope is that?

And then parking meters
come up from the ground

and kidnap all the baseball players.

Have you listened to anything I've said
about what Miss Helen and I researched?

How is no one seeing his act?

- Why do you care?
- Because it's Jackson, and he...

He's all the way over there, okay?
Not harassing you at all.

So what's the big...

So I'm sitting here trying to talk,

and all you wanna do
is complain about Jackson.

Yeah, he's... he's a bad guy!

- Why are you hung up on Jackson?
- I... I'm not! Look at him! Annie...

Annie what?

She should be hanging out
with someone better than that!


Shouldn't we all.

- Hey.
- What?

Should we tell her dad?

Is his sister here?


He's only here because of...


Thanks again for all your help on this.

It's been a true blessing
to have you working so hard on our behalf.

Sure. I mean, you're... you're welcome.



June, hey!

I really appreciate you letting me help
with refreshments this week.

It has been special.

Grateful to have you
be a part of this, Dana Sue.

Dino nuggets!

Excuse me.

Hey! Wanna set that down
for a second and come with me?

I promise, no one will take it.

I'll hold it for you, Austin.

- Don't take any.
- I promise.

Come here.

These are for you.

You come see me when VBS is over,
and I'll pack 'em up for you, okay?

Also, look at this.

Veg tots, broccoli, raspberries, melon,

all for you to take home, okay?

And this is a gift certificate
to Sullivan's, okay?

Give this to your mom and dad.

Y'all can come into the restaurant
any time you want.

Also, it has my phone number on it, okay?

So whenever you get a hankering
for those dino nuggets,

you just call me,

and I will stop whatever I'm doing
and make 'em for you.

I love VBS.

And I love you.


Done a lot of work back here.
It's impressive.

Thanks! Still not sure
it's quite right though.

Well, that's the thing about a garden.

It can grow and change.

You don't have to get
everything right all at once.

Well, that's good to know.

The last few days...

And we've been missing you.

Any chance you wanna

share what's been going on?

Peggy Martin's my birth mother.

That's a lot to take in.

How you feeling?


I've dreamt of this moment
going really well.

I've worried about it going really poorly.

But I never really imagined
that it would just


She wasn't ready at all.

I can imagine.


what's next?

I may get some of these tiered planters
for the corner over there.

See if I can get
some tomato plants out here.

I don't think tomato plants
are gonna fix your problem.

We've discussed how baking got me
out of a funk when a family member passed.

I appreciate you sharing that.

What I haven't told you is how long
it took me to get into the kitchen.

After the funeral, I was a mess.

Didn't get out of bed, didn't shave.

My life stopped.

Actually, that's not true.

My life didn't stop.

I simply stopped living.

I'm still trying to find
and revive those parts of myself.

Bring them back to life.

I don't wanna see that happen to you.

Well, what do you think I should do?

Now this next piece of road
is gonna be scary

and hard.

No escaping that.

But you gotta keep moving forward

with a hope and a prayer
that things will turn out for the best.

And I'm staring down
some uncertainty myself, so I sympathize.

But I got your back if you got mine.


You know,

I just thought of something
that might be good for the both of us.

Always good to see you. Have a good night.



Something happened tonight, and

I really need to see you.


Think I have that loaves and fishes song
stuck in my head now.

It'll go away... in, like, a week.

Oh no!

Oh, we should've grabbed you
one of those souvenir backpacks.

Ah, yeah. Well, it's quite all right.

Thanks for coming this week.

I know that Lily already told you,
um, that we were happy you came,

but I hope you learned stuff,

and if you ever wanna come back...

I didn't come for the Bible part.

I mean, it's fine,
but I can get that at my church.


why did you come?

I think you know.


I came to get to know you.

To spend as much time as I could with you.

If I've got my signals crossed, I'll go.

But I think you knew all that,

and I think you feel the same way.

Don't you?



Oh my goodness!

Maddie and Cal are on their way.
We don't need them to say happy birthday!

- Thank you. Thank you for coming.
- Happy birthday.

It has been a minute
since I've been at a bar besides mine.

- I'm happy to celebrate you!
- Thank you.

I, uh... I thought that Erik said
he was gonna be here.

Well, Helen Decatur,
I think I found a gap in your talents!

What's that?

You are not meant to be a spy
unless you carefully survey

all of your surroundings.

- Oh!
- Yes.

♪ Fire all of your guns at once and... ♪


♪ Like a true nature's child ♪

♪ We were born, born to be wild ♪

♪ We can climb so high ♪

♪ I never wanna die! ♪

♪ Born to be wild! ♪

One night off.

♪ Born to be wild! ♪

Are they doing this
of their own free will?

I didn't force them to go up there.
Might have to force them to come down.

Okay, I got enough of this.

You know what?
Let's turn this bad boy up to 11.

- Helen Decatur!
- Let's turn it. You know I can.

- Are you really?
- You know I...

Serenity Show Choir, let's do this.
Come on, babies!

So it wasn't weird
having Noreen in your house?

Not until she went to leave.

That's when she apologized to me
for having the affair

and asked me to forgive her.


What did you say?


Just sat there
like a june bug in a bug zapper.

Well, what did you wanna say?

I know what I'm supposed to say.

Seventy times seven.

But she and Bill ruined my life.

They ruined the kids' lives.

I mean, how am I just supposed to move on
and forget that didn't happen?

How am I supposed
to just forgive and forget?

You have every right to be angry.

Believe me, I am.

And if you wanna hold on to that anger,
nobody is going to fault you, but...

at what cost?

That's what worries me.
What's this doing to the kids?


this is about you.

What holding on is doing to you.

One of the things I love most about you
is how gracious you are.

I don't wanna see the weight of this
destroy that part of you

or your goodness or your sincerity
or any part of you, for that matter.

How am I supposed to just let it all go?

I don't know.

I'm always telling my players
to be the bigger person,

but when someone destroys your world

and ruins everything
that you thought you knew to the point...

where you doubt yourself
and don't know who you are anymore,

I sure as hell don't know
how to pretend like that never happened.

The best I got figured is
don't hold onto the hurt.

Every minute,

try to let go.

Every day, try to let go. And then,

one morning, you'll wake up,

and that weight...

won't be the first thing you think of.

And I'm hoping

that that's the day
you'll finally be able to forgive.

Come on. We're here to celebrate, right?

- Right.
- Mm-hmm.

♪ Stand just a little too close ♪

♪ Stare just a little too long ♪

♪ Maybe they're seeing
Something we don't, darling ♪

♪ Let's give 'em something to talk about ♪

♪ Something to talk about ♪

♪ Let's give 'em something
To talk about, yeah... ♪

- Hello!
- Hi!

♪ Let's give 'em something to talk about ♪

♪ How about love? ♪

♪ I feel so foolish ♪

♪ Uh-huh ♪

♪ I never noticed you act so nervous... ♪

What else have I missed?

Holy moly.

- I don't even know where to start.
- Oh!

If they get much hotter,
I'm hunting for a fire extinguisher.

♪ Now I'm convinced, I'm going under ♪

♪ Think about you every day ♪

♪ Mm ♪

♪ Dream about you every night ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ I'm hoping that you feel the same way ♪

♪ Now that we know it
Let's really show it, darling ♪

♪ Let's give 'em something to talk about ♪

♪ Something to talk about ♪

- ♪ A little mystery to figure out ♪
- Oh! Oh!

- Come on, man.
- ♪ Something to talk about ♪

♪ Let's give 'em something to talk about ♪

♪ How about love? ♪

I'm going to the bar.
Either of you want something?

- I think this calls for an Aviation.
- It does. I think they've had...

I'll have whatever they're having.

♪ Let's give 'em something to talk about ♪

♪ Something to talk about ♪

♪ A little mystery to figure out ♪

♪ Something to talk about ♪

♪ Let's give 'em something
To talk about... ♪

Thank you.

Two Aviations for the birthday table,
and I'll have a Macallan neat, please.

Sorry I called out sick.

Isaac. Everything you've been through,

you take all the time you need
to get back on track.

Thank you.

I'm glad to see you out tonight.

It was Erik's idea, but it's fun!

It's good to focus on something else.

Yeah, I'm sure.

Uh, you're really good.

Thank you.

It's a really random reminder...

You know, things might
seem crazy right now,

but we are looking for adventure
and whatever comes our way.

We are indeed.

Isaac, Beastie Boys!

Excuse me. Apparently,
"No Sleep Till... Castlewood"!

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday, dear Howie ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you! ♪

Oh, you know, it's a shame
you two aren't enjoying yourselves.

It's good to see you, Chef.

You don't have to call me Chef here,
rock star.

Oh, that was so much fun!

Dana Sue, you really should think about
doing some karaoke at Sullivan's.

Absolutely not.
We would never get anyone fed

because my kitchen staff
would be rotating through the spotlight.

It's true!

- I'm gonna get another beer.
- Hm.

What's your poison?

Oh, um...

A club soda with a lime.

- Hm.
- Yeah.

- All right, then.
- Thank you.


What are you trying to say, Dana Sue?

Well, I didn't say a word.

Your eyebrows are speaking volumes.

Well, maybe it's not what she has to say.

- It's about what you have to tell us.
- Mm-hmm.

If we have to get margaritas
and pour it out right here, we will.

I do not know
what you two are talking about.

- That song?
- The heat.

The passion.

The... the passion.

- Erik and I are just friends.
- Oh, sure.

I actually distinctly remember
someone once telling me

that it is impossible
to be just friends with a man like that.

That was not just friendship
up on that stage.

You certainly have given us
something to talk about.

You two are crazy.

♪ Talk about love ♪

- Hi.
- Hi.

Morning came sooner
than I even knew was possible.

I don't know
if it's the teacher in me or what,

but I cannot hang out
on a school night anymore.

Especially since school
is no longer in session?


You wanna come in? I can offer you
some coffee, Advil, maybe a nap?

Actually, Mom,
your boyfriend's not here for you.

He finally realized
I'm the cool one in the family.

Oh, he did?

He thinks I'm really a theater kinda guy.

One step at a time, right?

And don't worry.
I'll bring him back after we take a walk

so I can get my exercise.

Exercise? Are you sure?

- It's part of my program.
- I don't want you to overdo it.

I won't, but life is full of pain.

And you can't avoid it.

That's a little bleak.

I've got work to do, Mom,
and I'm not gonna take the easy way out.



- Are we going, or we yammering?
- Let's go.

Come slide with me!

I can't. I'm too big. I'll break it.

What time are CeCe and all them
supposed to be here?


What time is it now?


Well, where are they?

Well, goodness, Helen.
Are you challenging me to a duel?

This, my dear,

is a signature sheet for the petition
asking for Trent's recall.

Maddie emailed it to us this morning.

So if we collect enough signatures,

we then get to vote
on whether to remove Trent from office.

How many do we need?

Three thousand.

That's one.

Who's number two?


Here we go.

Hey. Do you have a moment?


I so enjoyed last night.

I need to make sure that it wasn't
your clone I was on stage with.

Oh, right.

- And we didn't even get to my dance moves.
- Show me now.

Oh no. Absolutely not!

Ah, you're a man of many secrets,
Erik Whitley.

I prefer to think of it
as being selective whom I share with.

Oh, did I just leave
the great Helen Decatur speechless?

I didn't think that was possible.


I meant everything I said
about how much I cherish our friendship.

In a town full of people
who mean the world to me, you...

you are quickly becoming
the one I look forward to seeing the most.

I feel the same way.

I don't have to hide
how... how messed up and... and...

and imperfect I am.

Not at all.



and everybody in this town, we're all


falling short,

and striving to find our way forward.

Well, then...

then let's see
if we can try to do that together.

I know that I... I said
that I didn't wanna risk our friendship,

but that implies that I don't want
our friendship to change.

And, um...

and I do.

So you don't wanna

just be friends?

I wanna explore everything
that we could mean to each other.

Could that be something that you'd want?

That's all I've wanted,

for a very long time.

I was just waiting...

and hoping

for you to want it too.



There's just one last thing.

Cards on the table.

No secrets.

I, um...

I made an appointment
to see a doctor in Charleston.

I'm gonna do IVF to have a baby.

I know this is
not the most romantic prelude

to a relationship,

and if it's something
that you're uncomfortable with,

I... I completely understand.

I won't... I won't be upset,

and I won't hold it against you, but, um...

I need to know.


No secrets.

No secrets.

There's something I need to tell you.

Noreen, have you seen my wallet?

I thought it was on the...

Oh. All right. I gotta dip,
or I'm gonna be late for work.

Can I ask you one quick favor?

Yeah, sure.

On your way,
can you drop me off at the hospital?

I'm in labor.