Back to Love (2017) - full transcript

A young widow returns home for the first time in three years to help prepare her sister's wedding. She is forced to confront her past, including the man she never expected to fall for. - stop by if you're interested in the nutritional composition of food
[instrumental music]


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[indistinct chatter on TV]


Air Bear!

Erica, is that you?

- Hi, daddy.
- Sweetie.

- Oh.
- Hi. Marc.

Nice to finally meet you.
Come here.

- Hi, mom.
- Mm. Oh.

- This is Marc.
- Such a pleasure, Mrs. Moore.

Oh, so nice to meet you.

Sorry we missed you
on our last visit.

- How was your drive?
- Uh, easy.

Something smells good
in here.

Oh, Erica's favorite brownies.
Three more minutes left.

I'm so glad you're home.

Your room is almost ready,
let me just put

the duvet cover on.
Just came out of the dryer.

Dale, can you grab those bags
and bring them into Erica's--

M-mom, we couldn't--

Erica, your sister's going
to be here at six

with the bridesmaid dress.

And, Marc,
make yourself at home.

- Thank you.
- Sounds perfect.


Uh, it's, uh, Seth
after his first tour.

- He looks handsome there.
- He is. He was.

That's April and me.

She's much taller now.


And you know April never
was great at handling stress.

I think you mean
she never stresses.

Well, if Scott and I weren't
here to actually make a plan

for this thing,
it'd be falling apart.

Well, I'm here now, so just
tell me where the ship's headed

and I can help steer too.

Homefront is putting
on an event.

- Uh, it's Nate's charity, right?
- That's right, on Sunday.

There's been some competition
for table rentals

if you wanna help
find a solution.

Tables. On it.

The event does sound
lovely though.

Honoring all the vets involved
with the organization.

We should all go support.

Yeah. Okay.


Um, we're buying a condo.

Near Lincoln Park.
It's gorgeous.

I'm so excited to get back
and start setting it up.

That's a big step.

- Is it time for that?
- I think so.

I've been reading articles
about how soon is too soon.

- Why, you think it's too quick?
- Not at all.

I'm happy for you.

- Hello?
- In here.

- Hi!
- You're here!

- Oh.
- Where's Marc?

April, don't tell me

the dress is in this bag.

It's fine, mom.

Well, I can steam it.


- Save me.
- I'm here.

[Jill] April, don't forget about
the florist appointment tomorrow.

Yeah, I got it.

[Jill] And then the meeting
with the caterers at three.

Let's start packing
the welcome bags tonight.

- Wow.
- I can't.

We're, uh, going out
with everyone.

[Jill moans]

Oh, my God.

Mm, well.

♪ So I'm gettin' married ♪

♪ And we're gonna eat
some cake ♪

♪ And I get to watch Scott
get old and saggy yeah ♪

♪ It's gonna be great ♪♪

It's beautiful.
It's beautiful.


[blues music]

I wasn't a fan of the barn

It's supposed to be the most
meaningful day of our lives...

not a stockyard show.

Plus, it took a lot
of explaining to my grandmother

that getting married outside of
a church actually still counts.

Yeah, Scott is very concerned
about getting hay on his tux.

- Oh.
- That's not the only reason.

- Mm.
- We've talked about it a lot.

- It's one of 'em.
- Yeah.

No, it, there's many reasons.

There are currently about 5000

but you guys probably
wouldn't know that

because you're not in my head.

- It's gonna be fine.
- It sticks, I mean, I...

Yeah, it's dusty.
It's a dusty environment.

[April] You wanna look nice.
He wants to look nice.

I, sure.

[Scott] I do wanna look nice.
As best I can...

- Hey.
- Hey. You're 20 minutes late.

You're early though.

- Ah, one week!
- Hey.


Yeah, I don't know
what I was thinking.

- Good to see you.
- Yeah, you too. Welcome home.

I can't even remember the last
time I paid $3 for a drink.


Hi, I'm Marc.

Uh, my boyfriend.

Oh, Nate.

Scott's best man
and one of my oldest friends.

Of course, yeah.
Let's get you drinkin'.

I need
some embarrassing stories.

Well, now that we're all here

I wanted to do a little toast.

Um, April, would you
like to say something?

Oh, um... sure.


I mean, I don't
have anything prepared.

Um, but, okay.

Uh, thank you all
for being here, seriously.

Uh, this terrible beer
and terrible company...

[imitates kazoo]

Makes the moments
worth having.

And, I can't imagine
such a big moment in my life

without any of you.

Except maybe Marc.

I mean, let's be honest,
we just met, so...


Uh, I'm excited.


Okay, uh, mic drop.

- That's... Back to you.
- Yeah.

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

So, I had a couple of speeches
saved for the big day

but I wanted to do this one now

'cause I didn't wanna
make it a thing.

Don't worry, it's short.


"April and I are so grateful
to have everyone here

"we love with us this weekend.

"Family, friends.

"Best man was probably
the easiest choice

"in the process so far.

"Besides choosing my bride,
of course.

"But in the last few years,
Nate has become my brother.

"To my new big sister.

"We're so glad
to have you back home.

And thank you for convincing
your sister to go out with me."

You're goin' in my will
for that one.

- Oh.
- Mm.

- Don't expect much.
- Ah.

"And to Seth.

"We all wish you were here.

"Not just to be our designated
driver and pay for pizza, but...

"Well, none of
this is the same without you.

"And lastly,
to my beautiful bride.

"You made me happier than a bird
with a French fry

"when you decided to marry me.

Thank you for changing
my life."


- Cheers.
- Cheers.

[indistinct chatter]

I'm gonna get a drink.
You guys want anything?

- Uh, no, we're good.
- Okay.

- Here you go.
- Thank you.

Whiskey neat?

It's a single malt
scotch, upgraded.

- You seem--
- Marc seems nice.


He is. I'm really lucky.

- How'd you meet?
- Uh, work.


- You still do...
- HR?

- Yeah.
- I do.

Well, I'm sure they love you.


How have you been?

You know, I've been
really good actually.

- I've been busy with Homefront.
- Hm.

Yeah, my, my mom said
there is an event on Sunday.

Yeah, it's just
a little get-together.

We're trying to raise awareness
for the organization

but also honor the people
it's for, you know.

- All vets, right?
- Yeah.

Yeah, we help them
find employments.

Um, construction work,
technology, things like that.

Get them readjusted
to civ life.

That's really incredible, Nate.

Um, yeah, there's gonna be food
and a, and a raffle.

- It should be fun.
- Proud of you.


Uh, it seems to be
workin' out so far.

We are having
a-a small dedication

of a few new park benches
for the fallen vets.

Including Seth's.

Well, nobody told me
Seth was being honored.

They didn't?

Oh, I, I figured...

Well, I don't have your number
anymore or I would've called.

You don't?


But, um... if you wanna
see the benches

you could come by Homefront
and see while you are here.

- No, I--
- If you want.

Do you still have
the same number?

- Mm, 555--
- 3728.

- Well--
- Would you--

- I should--
- No. Uh, uh, nothing. Go ahead.

I was saying I, I should
probably get back.

I don't want to leave him
with the sharks too long.


It was really good
to see you.

You too.


- How's work?
- Mornin'!

Got an early start.
Bumped up my conference call.

Stickin' to a hard out
at four.

- Good.
- What's your plan for today?

Uh, just wedding stuff, I think.

Gonna meet everyone
down at the barn

at 4:30 if you can make it.

Um, definitely tryin'.

I was thinkin' about
going down to see the bench

they made for Seth this morning.

Do you want me
to go to that too?

No, no, you finish this.

Makes most sense. I'm trying
to get everything done

before the wedding day,
you know.


Yeah, we knew
that was the deal.

I'm just glad you're here.

I understand, sir,
but the donation is so small.

Okay, well,
I appreciate your time

and maybe next quarter. Okay.

Yeah, maybe next quarter,
you can take one less cruise

so you can show the tiniest bit
of appreciation

for those who gave their lives
so you can have that vacation.

- Hi.
- Hi.

I'm, uh, Nate's friend, Erica.

Oh, Seth's widow.

Yeah, um, that's right.

Me too.

A widow.

- Seven years.
- Oh.

I'm Melanie.

It's nice to meet you.
I'm so sorry.



Uh, of course, Tom,
thank you so much.

We really appreciate it.

Oh, you showed.

I showed.

So next, I'll be demonstrating
how to bend wood.

Now we're gonna take
multiple layers

and we're gonna bend them
around the form

and, Donald,
the camera is drooping.

- Don.
- Hey, grandma.

Uh, ah, kitchen's closed.

- But the bar is still open.
- Ah.

- Hi, Grace.
- Oh.

- Hey, Roger.
- Hi.

- Roger.
- Hello, sweetheart.


I think this is beautiful.

This is artistry.

Yeah, well, we know
what we're doin'.


This one's Seth's.

We're gonna put
his favorite quote right here.

Well, we're guessing
it's his favorite quote

'cause it's the one he used
in his valedictorian speech.

We'll say that it is.

So did you bring 'em?

We had these made.

I'm gonna put each one
of their tags... right here.

They're goin' in Tomkins Park.

Oh, you have a little, uh...

Just, yeah.

Uh, I thought I was keeping it
together so well.

No one keeps it together
all the time.

Seth could.

You're right, he could.

The library.

Yeah, that's what
I was thinking.

Kid rips one and...


Seth, what are you doing?

I'm laughing in my quiet voice.


Ah, what 13-year-old boy
talks like that?


I'm sorry for losing touch.

I wrote.

A couple times actually.

Oh, and everything I wrote
always sounded so...


I don't know.
I never sent 'em.


It's water under the bridge.

[Scott] We're not sitting
in a circle, April.

- It's symbolic.
- Of what? Being in a cult?

Of union.

And everyone can see
everyone else.

It becomes a shared experience.

My mom's not gonna look
at the back of my head

the entire ceremony.

Okay, fine,
pretend that I am your mom.

- Just--
- No, never, no.

Oh, I see you, Scott. Hi.

Look there you are
right in plain view.

You're being difficult.

- Erica?
- Hm?


Oh, I can see either side.

Uh, hey, Erica,
would you mind grabbing me

another 150 grit sanding sheet?

- It's in my bag.
- In your bag. Yep.

You know, for somebody who says
they don't really care

about this sort of thing,
it certainly seems

like you care quite a bit.

Well, I would just like
for the few simple ideas

that I have to be heard.

- I understand that.
- Do you?

Is not, I mean, think about,
uh, how are you gonna walk in?

The other week at tastings

I watched Scott debate
steak or duck for an hour.

Somebody's gonna be seeing
my butt the entire time, so--

Well, they're seeing
your butt anyway.

[April] Okay, you know what,
let's not do a circle.

It's not like I care
about the stupid chairs.

He just won't listen.

It's like he becomes
this different person

who suddenly cares about
stamping family crests

on place cards.

Like, what?

[sighs] I am so ready for
all of this to be over.

It's normal to be stressed.

It's your big day.

Thanks, Marc.

I mean, I just,
I wanted to go to city hall.

Or like your wedding
in the backyard

that was perfect.

I'm sorry, is that, is that
a weird thing for me--

Not at all.

Nope. I know Seth was important.

I know that
and I wish I met him.

Well, that would have been
one very crowded bed.


I guess everything happens
for a reason.

- Uh, we need three more.
- No.





That-that can't happen.

I can't do it.

Well, then get somebody else.

What are you... No.

He's supposed to be
covering me right now.

That's the deal.
I worked it out with Michael.

This guy gave me his word.
He's supposed to cover me.

That is the protocol,
you know that.

Yeah, we cleared it.

Yes, we did.

Uh, that's unbelievable.
Hold on.

I didn't wanna wake you.
They want me back in Chicago.

the city was notified

of some illegal basement
on the complex

that was about to close
and now I'm trying to...

Hold on, Jacky, I--

But I won't get to give you
the tour. I wanted to show--

I know,
I am trying to juggle it all

but I don't wanna lose out
on this deal.

It could really affect how
we move forward on the condo.

It's just a couple of days.

I'll catch a flight
first thing Saturday morning.

- You'll be back for the wedding?
- Yes.

Then go. It's important.

I love you.

Yeah, yeah...


- See you soon.
- Drive safely.






[cell phone vibrates]

I'm so sorry for your loss.

[indistinct chatter]

I bought you some coffee.

- Oh, it's okay.
- Thank you.

- Hi.
- It's so good to see you.

- Good to see you too. Oh.
- I'm so glad you're here.

[Nate] So looks like
we'll have a couple

extra volunteers tomorrow.

- Oh, that's good.
- Yeah.

[Nate] I think they can
stay on for about a week.

- I like that.
- It helps.

- You've been workin'.
- Well, I try.

I sat outside Seth's
and my house for a while today.

No idea what I was planning
to accomplish by doing that.

Just kinda ended up there.

You think...

Uh, whatever you wanna call it.

Do you think
it ever fully goes away?


It just becomes normal.

And then you feel guilty,
that is normal.

It changes...

but it definitely
doesn't go away.

I do that, too, sometimes.
Sit in front of the house.

It just sucks.

I'm really sorry.

Both of you.

But... I'm here.

That's all.

Just don't be expectin' me
to be all sugary about it.


[Marc] The good news is,
Michael put a rush on it

so, I'm definitely
in the clear after tomorrow.

I told him I'd buy every round
of golf for a year.

Like, he can't afford it.

I know,
he'll hold me to it too.

Oh, hang on.

- Got this for your sister.
- Oh, wow.

Figured they don't have too many
$300 bottles in August Creek.

That's really sweet.

Everything else good?

Yeah, I-I helped Nate
on a Homefront thing today.

Um, I wish I'd been
doing more since Seth.

You should definitely
get involved

with something
like that out here.

Uh, let's research.

I bet there's tons

of VA programs out in Chicago.

Yeah, yeah, totally. Yeah.

And then, uh, we went
to a funeral reception.

Uh, for a vet.
Uh, I didn't know him.

But, um, it was cool to see
the community around him.

A vet?

Yeah. Yeah, killed
in a, a training exercise.

Oh, that's awful.

I mean,
he's in a better place now.


I'm sorry I'm not there.

- I miss you.
- I miss you too.

You better.


- I'll see you soon, babe.
- Goodnight.

[man on TV] Down in the lowlands
in the swamps beside the river

lives a 12...

- Hey, dad.
- Hang on one sec.


[indistinct chatter on TV]

Okay, go ahead.

Okay, I just
wanted to say hey.

I heard you're awake.

Hey, bub, you want some?


These guys haven't been back to
the coast in three whole years.


They got confused by a

a weather pattern change caused

by an icecap melting off
the coast of Greenland.

- Oh, wow.
- Mm.


I miss this.

Our midnight snack time.

I wish I had more time.

Yeah, it's all planned out,
isn't it?

Usually is.

But sometimes it comes down
to the simple things, bub.

We sure miss ya.

- Chicago is good to ya?
- Yeah.

Yeah, it's an exciting place.

Well, good.

If you're happy,
that's what matters.

Oh, look at that.

That's a... Eurasian wigeon,
isn't it?

Oh, looks like it.

Holy smokes!

Look at it go.
Look, look, look.

- Oh, oh, oh.
- Look where he swam.

- Oh, wow.
- Ooh.

- Where do these go?
- Over there.


Oh, you got 'em both.

Whoa, you think this is your own
private supply or what?

Oh, hush.

Oh, hush yourself.

- Here you are.
- Thank you.


- Here you are.
- Thank you.

You're welcome.

- I made that.
- What?

- You don't make beer.
- I do now.

Very proud of that one too.
It's the best one I made.




Well, I-I-I made

those perfect circles
over there.

So who's impressed now?

I mean, I'm not gonna say
just anyone could have done that

but they do teach circles
in kindergarten.

Mm. Well, kindergarteners aren't
trusted with spray paint.

Hm, nor should you be.

Hey, but look,
I am very proud of you.

Oh, well, I could be
a street artist.

I could be Banksy.

You don't know.

I'm just sayin'.


♪ Rockin' ♪♪

Ah, alright.

"Scott and April's first date."

Going to dinner at--

Answer must be in the form
of a question, mom.

It's "Jeopardy" rules.

What is Scott

choking on a piece of popcorn
in a movie theater?


What is, uh, seeing
the second "Bourne Identity"

at Highland Theater?

Eh, wrong.


- Yep.
- I got it.

I know we have
a photographer already

but he'll do it for free.

Thank you, but we've already
put the deposit down.

Excuse me.


That was really
embarrassing, April.

In the future, can we avoid

such conversations
in front of my parents?

It's not that big of a deal.

They'll just cancel
the other photographer.

The photographer
is a professional.

Okay, but my cousin
is really good.

And yeah, I know
we'll lose a $200 deposit

but we will save so much
more than that.

These pictures are gonna
be on our mantle

for the rest of our lives.
We can't just, like--


You want a drink?

- No.
- No.

Seriously, did you see the shot?

- It's good.
- I saw it.

I had to do community service
for a month.

No, you didn't.

Oh, Nate is reminding us
of his criminal past.

Ah, that time
they were caught stealing candy.

Oh, we didn't get caught.

Seth left an apology note
with the 75 cents

and turned himself
into the sheriff.

He named me as his accomplice.

[music playing over a stereo]

You still omit me
from that story?

I can never rat you out.

It's a serious crime,
accessory to candy theft.


Ketchup first.

Then the lettuce 'cause
you can't stand a soggy bun.

Top off with four chips.

You narrating my plate?

Roger, you're cheating again.
I see that.

It's alright,
it's gonna be fine.



- I apologize.
- Like, right before my eyes.

[Roger] Ladies and
gentlemen, I apologize.


- I'm out.
- Alright, goodnight, Mel.


Thank you.

So who do you hang out
with in Chicago?

Uhh, mostly Marc's friends
from college.

He knows a lot of people
over there. They're all nice.

Their girlfriends
do Sunday brunches, so...

I go to a lot of those.

That's fun?

It's expensive

is what it is, but, um...

[sighs] I don't know,
it's good for me to go.

Yeah, it's good to put
yourself out there.


No 99 cent burger deal as well?

No, no. It's definitely,
uh, no John's Famous.

I do miss this sometimes though.

Did you leave because of me?


No. I, uh...

I had to go get my life
in order...

somewhere else.

I didn't know how to be here.

Do the widow thing, the...

People's expectations,
the house.

I didn't know
how to do it either.

You just...

do, you know.

But it was hard
losing both of you.

We could've stumbled
through it together.

Well, I did think about you.

A lot, actually.

I looked you up on Facebook.


Yeah, it's,
it's not really my thing.

Yeah, well, there's actually
a, a Nate Jackson

who looks eerily similar,
who lives in Phoenix.

So, you know,
in case you were wondering.

I was, thank you.

Are you happy?

I feel like things
are finally back on track.

And, that makes you...

I-I mean, that's, that's what
you need to be happy?


Then I'm glad
things feel on track now.

Ah, I think there's an outlet
over here somewhere.

Oh, okay.

Check the bulb.

I hope something didn't chew
through the wire.


Hey, can you shine
your phone over here?



It's not funny.

Okay, you know
I hate being scared.

So... just get it over with.

[car honks]



Stop it!


[Erica moans]

I gotta go.


- Erica.
- No.

No, this is not okay.
We don't just do this.

Erica, can we just talk
about this?

No! I'm going!

I have to go.


I drove.

Please, just take me home.

[Jill] Well, we'll have
to come visit soon.



- Ah!
- Oh.

Uh, what are you,
what are you doing here?

Well, I tried callin' you.

Oh, sorry, I-I haven't
checked my phone all day.

Well, Andrea finished for me

so, I caught
an early flight back.

Oh, well, that's, like, what?
That's amazing.

- Are you okay?
- Of course, yes.

I'm just glad you're here.

- Anyway...
- Yes.

I don't know if your parents
do a big Thanksgiving or not

but we would love
to have everybody here.

- Absolutely.
- Well, that sounds like a blast.




What's wrong?

Something's off.
Did I do something wrong?



It's just...

umm, Seth stuff has come up

you know, from being back.


I'm sorry, I wasn't here
when you needed me.

I'll make it up to you.
I promise.

You don't have to do that.

Hey, here's somethin'
that'll cheer you up?

Taylor and Meg got that place
they were hoping to snag.

So we now have a place to stay
anytime we want in Grand Beach.

- Mm.
- Mm.

[cell phone vibrates]

- Hey.
- Hey.

You decided
today wasn't a good day

for you to come into work?

The pamphlets came.
Where are you?


Hey, where are you?




You still feelin' emotional?

Can I take you to see
my favorite places now?

I mean...

I have no choice
but to be there.

The best man
typically attends, yeah.

The day she left,
I slept right there.

She kissed you.

Doesn't matter.
I kissed her back.


I can't believe I did this.


I lose my friend again.




I'm gonna count
the number of girls

I've seen you go out with.

Let's see, there was, uh...


Oh, actually...


I've been busy with Homefront.

I'm sure it's the same reason
you never date.

No, no, not the reason.

A, shockingly,
August Creek isn't exactly

swarming with my type.

And B...

Jessie was it.

No one else ever even...

even registered after.

And that was from
the first moment we met

and we were just friends too.

It took us three years
to become anything more, but...

Jessie was my person.

You can love a lot
of people, but...

love like that...

doesn't come twice.

She kissed you, dummy.

If she's your person

don't let her end up with
some other person this time.

Mel, I realize
you never knew Seth...

but he wasn't just
some other person.

And I'm sure Marc isn't either.



This magic... is what
got me into college.

My mom would get me these
every time

I got straight As as a kid.

They're better
than I thought they'd be.

[clears throat]
Try mine?


- Mm.
- Ah.

[cell phone vibrates]

You think you could
ever picture yourself

living someplace like this?

Hmm, not really.

[clears throat]

I mean,
Chicago's always done it for me.

Everybody's back home.

Opportunities are there and...

Yeah, I don't think so.

I mean, it's fun
to visit though.

Could you?


I did that already

but a part of me feels
like I miss a lot.

People take care
of each other here

and my family is here,

Then why'd you move to Chicago?

Fresh start.

I'm glad I did it.

Honestly, too, I feel like...

I just put a lot
of pressure on myself

to get past it
after I lost Seth.

And having to get
a new apartment

new job,
setting up new utilities

it was a good distraction.


Plus, I didn't have the...

added expectations
of being a good widow

because nobody knew me
in Chicago.

When I was 17

our soccer team made it
to the state championship...

and, uh, we ended
in this shootout.

I was the last one to kick, so
I had to win it for everybody.

And I missed.

I mean, like, not even close.

I couldn't sleep for weeks,
you know.

Felt like I let everybody down.

I-It's not the same, but...

I get what you mean about...

pressure, expectations, I guess.

Wow. Hey!

- Hey.
- This is amazing.

- I think you guys found your--
- This feels all wrong.

The table's a little too close.

Scott, the flow is fine.

No. There needs to be
more space to--

And nobody cares.

Except you.

We'll move 'em.

Just show us where.


Fine. Whatever.
Do whatever you want.

Oh, whoa!

Hey, Nate, who invented
the roundtable?

Sir Cumference.


Ah, yeah, that's good.

Yeah, now that's perfect. Good.

[April] Hey, Erica, can you
and Nate carry the arbor in?

- Please.
- Sure.

Thank you.

Listen, I'm sorry for yesterday.

Yeah, me too.

I don't, It wasn't just you.
I don't want you to feel bad.

Yeah, well, I do.

Me too.

This is why you left before.

Yeah, that was part of it.

Do you ever think
about the day Seth died?

The actual moment?

I do.

And it doesn't matter.

that I was lonely,
it doesn't matter

that we had grown apart,
when I think that maybe...

And at that moment...

that I could have been
kissing you...

You know,
I've wondered the same.

Yeah, well,
he deserved a lot better.

So does Marc.

I hate this.

Tell me it will all
be over soon.


And then it'll all go back
to the way it was with Scott?

- Yes.
- Okay.

But what if it doesn't?

I mean, we haven't done it
for three weeks.

You and Marc were all over
each other today

and we're the ones
getting married.

I mean, is that a bad sign?

Marc and I are right.

You and Scott are right.

You're just nervous.

And, whether you like it
or not...

you look beautiful.

- Mm.
- Ah.

I get to marry
my best friend tomorrow.

I'll meet you outside.

- Hmm.
- Not too shabby.

Picture perfect.

[instrumental music on phone]

Can we try from second 12?

Okay, everybody, let's, uh,
let's, uh, head back.

You have to answer
one thing for me.

[music playing on phone]

Why did you kiss me?

Because I can tell you
why I kissed you back.

This is not working.
Can-can we try second 21?

[music playing on phone]

I know you're with Marc
and that he's so...

That's not
what I'm trying to say.

I don't want to talk
about this here.

[music playing on phone]


- This can't be wrong.
- Stop.

I'm not talking about timing.
I'm talking about--

Nate, I am with Marc

whom I love
at my sister's wedding.

I'm asking you to please
stop talking about this.

- This is still not working.
- It's crazy.

What is the issue?

It's just not working.
I can't...

So what if we just dance?

We're not gonna dance
down the aisle, April.

Okay, but can we at least
walk to an ironic song?

I mean, this one doesn't
seem to be working anyway.

And I just,
I think it'll be so funny

if we were still super serious

but it was like, "Still Haven't
Found What I'm Looking For"

or "Another One Bites The Dust."

Why don't you care about this?

[Jill] April, I think it's
too late to make changes.

Let's just run it again.

Yeah, let's just stick
with the plan.

Yes, because God forbid,
we have any fun.

This is embarrassing.
Can we just stick--

I don't care!

I can see that.

Okay, no, you're, you're right.

You know what?
I, I should be ashamed.

You see, I, I forgot
that this wedding is for them

and it's for you because I know
that it's not for me.

Calm down.

- Calm down? Really?
- Mm-hmm.

Since when do you talk
to me like that?

- I thought we were a team.
- We are.

Okay. Well, then how come
you've made

every single decision
without me lately?

I mean, is this what it's gonna
be like our whole lives?

Don't twist this. This isn't
about our whole lives.

Yeah, it is, Scott.

And if you can't see that,

we have way bigger problems
than I realized.

I can't do this.

I mean, I just, I didn't realize

that I was walking
into some mid-century marriage

where husband makes
all the decisions

controls our lifestyle.

And me, little wife

just has to look pretty
for his parents.

Oh, that's not Scott.

He just...

has some set ideas about
how the day should go.

But I, I wouldn't have said yes
to any of that stuff.

I mean,
not that he even asked me.

Yeah, do you know that
he never actually asked me

to marry him?


He took me to this
awful expensive restaurant

with, like, six forks.

And dessert came and he starts

rambling nervously about

about being the chocolate
to my cake.

And then, some stranger
walks up to me

and hands me a rose
with a ring on it.

Like, he never actually said
will you marry me?

I mean, he could have asked me
sitting on the couch

in his boxers
with a mouth full of cereal

and I would have said yes.

I mean, at least then
it would have been about us.


I don't know what to do.

I don't know what to do either.

I'm sorry, I made you
come home for nothing.

Oh, no.

I'm glad I'm here.

You're gonna be okay.

Yes, I promise.


- Take it easy, man.
- Yeah, see you.

Hey, uh...

Thanks for being there...

for her while I was away.

I know it's been tough on her
being back and...

and me being gone.

[clears throat]

I think helpin' out
at project Homefront

was good for her.

Don't mention it.


What's the plan here, April?

I'm not getting
married tomorrow.

So you're gonna throw
everything away

because Scott doesn't wanna
dance down the aisle?

That's incredibly juvenile.

April, come back here!

Mom, just give her some space.

We spent so much time on this.

People have flown in.

So much planning
has gone into this.

It can't be about that
right now.

I just think
she's making a big mistake.

Well, that's for her to decide.


Oh, it's gonna be okay.

It's just a mistake.

When Seth died,
I looked to anyone

to tell me the right thing
to do next.


Just cling to something stable.

It helps.

He makes me tea every day.

You want me
to make you some tea?

It's not the same.

It's Friday.

We always watch
"Dr. Who" on Friday.

He calls it "Dr. Who's" days.




You excited to go home?








Oh, my goodness.


What are you doing?

- I'm coming over.
- Get down.




[Scott groans]


[Scott groans]

You should get a tetanus shot
after this, dimwit.

Let me just check to see
if he has a concussion.

- Hey.
- I don't have a concussion.

What were you guys even doing?

Can you ask April
to come out here?

You really want her
to see you like this?

He showed up
to my place hammered.

Said he wanted to do something
romantic to win April back.

I told him tonight
probably wasn't the night.

When I went to go set up
the couch for him, he bolted.

What can I say to her?

Let me see it.

- Oh.
- No, you don't need stitches.

- A bandage will be fine.
- Uh, they're in--

I got it. I got it.

Her phone keeps going
straight to voicemail.

And I, I don't care
about the wedding.

I don't care. Please tell her.
I-I don't care.

We don't even have to get
married if she just comes back.

She wants to marry you, Scott.
That wasn't the thing.

- She does?
- Yes.

She said
that she would have said yes

if you'd have asked
in your boxers

while sitting in the couch
with cereal in your mouth.

Yes, she does.

But I ruined it.

[sighs] She's a simplicity
loving oddball.

The hand-stamped place cards
were a bit much.

It's too late?


But if that's your person,
you have to try.

It can't get much worse.

She's my person.

Hey, what're you doing, man?
Don't embarrass yourself.

Shh. She's sleeping.

You should take him home.

Let's go. And watch your step.



I thought
about what you asked...

and I can't explain
the why part.


An extreme moment of weakness

and... beer.

Any excuse sounds pathetic,
so I won't excuse it.


I do think it was wrong...

and it'll never happen again.

I respect that.


I don't wanna...

I don't wanna do
the same as before.

I wanna keep in touch.

I can't do that.

I, uh, if I need to let go,
I-I will.

I've gotten used to that, but...

I can't just pretend
to be friends.




What's going on?


Ah, Scott just had
too much to drink

and he tried to climb in
through April's window

and there was this
whole thing and...

- He's, he's fine now.
- No.

[clears throat]

I mean, what's going on
with you and Nate?

Every time I see you guys,
you're upset.

You're acting weird.

- It's just wedding stress.
- No, it's not.


N-Nate and I...

While Seth was away...

we got very close.

It almost went too far,
but it never did.

But it could have.

So we stopped talking
and we ended it...

and I just waited for Seth
to come back...

but he never came back.

And this, this was years ago?


- And you haven't talked since?
- No.

And the feelings are gone?



[clears throat]

Are you coming to bed?


It's late.

We have to be up
before seven tomorrow.


Aren't you up-upset or...

Nope. Feelings are feelings,
they change.

We'll be home in a day
and I'll know you'll feel...

a little more sorted out.

Uh, uh, sorted out?

I just told you that I feel--

Yeah, I know you feel.


You feel a lot sometimes.

And I understand that. I do.

Uh, the sad stuff, I get that.
I do.

No, you don't.

I do.

You're sad, I know.

And I'm doing my best
to juggle this all

but I, I don't understand
how you expect the condo

to get finished, which won't
happen if I lose this deal.

And-and your family to
get the needed face time

and us to have time and-and...

I can't take care of everything
all the time, Erica.


I don't think this is working.


[cell phone vibrates]

[indistinct chatter on TV]

[clears throat]

Anything good?


It's the real somethings
of somewhere.

And some movie
where everybody dies.


I wanna take you somewhere.

Will you come with me?


It's a surprise.

Then definitely no.


Marc and I broke up.

If you do this one thing for me

I promise
we'll both come back here

and watch "Moonstruck"
on repeat.


Yeah, okay.

So did Marc leave already?

Yeah, he left last night.

I'll probably catch a flight
first thing tomorrow morning.

But you don't wanna stay
for Homefront?

I need to get back,
find a new apartment.

Okay, what is going on?

Why are we here?
Why are you torturing me?

Do you trust me?



Okay, seriously.
Why are we here?


April, it took me 16 years...

to build up the courage
to ask you out...

followed by another three
for you to agree to it.


I knew before we ever went
on that first date

that I wanted to spend
the rest of my life with you.

You're everything.

And I can't imagine my life
without you.

So if you'd give me a chance...

I'd like to beat you
every night at "Jeopardy"

for the rest of our lives.

[chuckles] It never
happened and it never will.


April Anne Moore...

will you marry me?



- Okay, just one second.
- Okay.

Wait. Right now?

What, what is going on?


Friends and family, welcome.

You have been chosen to share
in today because each of you

in some way have touched
the lives of these two.

Love goes beyond romance
and feelings.

But the feelings that you have
and the friendship

will protect these treasured
parts of your union.

You're better together
than you are apart.

My sleep talker

my spider catcher

you're my best friend...

and talking to you
at the end of the day

is my favorite part

one hundred percent
of the time.



Therefore with God's blessing

and the power vested in me

I now pronounce you
husband and wife.

You may kiss your bride.

[all cheering]

♪ I was in love
with the whole affair ♪

♪ She's been leaving me
upside upside down ♪

♪ Feelin' high
and turned around ♪

♪ She's been leaving me
upside upside down ♪

♪ Like a dime story ♪

♪ Over and over ♪♪

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

Excuse me.

[indistinct chatter]

You have hay on your tux.

Good one.

See how happy they look?

You could be happy like that.

- Oh, stop.
- Okay.

You gonna eat your ice cream?

I'm not...

going to halfway
finish this thing.

Left shoulder is drama,
right shoulder is comedy.

Yeah, exactly.

I'm gonna miss you, daddy.

Well, uh, you know
we just want you to be happy.

Wherever that is.

♪ I can't see you ♪

♪ I can't get your sound ♪♪

Thanks for coming.

- Thank you. Have a good night.
- Great seeing you.

- Bye-bye.
- Bye.



- Oh, sweetheart.
- Mom.

- Mm, see you in a bit.
- See you back home.


Thank you for this.

Thank you.

It's teamwork.


Where's Marc?


Uh, I have to be back
in Chicago in the morning, so...

I just, uh...

I just didn't wanna leave
without saying goodbye.



Best of luck... tomorrow.

Let me know
h-how I can contribute

in any way,
financially or, whatever.

Ha. I could just talk to Melanie
about that.




[instrumental music]



I love you.




I miss you so much.

I am sorry.

Oh, Seth, I'm so sorry.




What the...

What are you doing here?

What are you doing here?

I was just...

I just wanted to come see
Seth's bench one last time

'cause I don't know
when I'm coming back.

So... you're not going
to the ceremony?

No, I have an early flight.



that's maybe best.

Look, I don't know
how you're feelin'

about maybe missin'
Seth's dedication.

None of my business.

But for Nate...

Look, you have every right
to be there.

But you hurt Nate.

I don't like that.

So, yeah. Maybe don't go.


And I'm just spitballin here
'cause this is the last time

I'm gonna see you anyway, right?

Leave Marc.

Nice guy, but eh.

See if there's maybe
someone out there

that maybe fits you better.

Maybe someone
who makes you stammer

get all flushed...

but also understands
what it's like to miss Seth.

To feel lost.

But you're gonna have
to look really hard

to find someone like that.



none of my business.

What happened?

Honey, you haven't changed.

I heard about Marc.
Is everything okay?

I don't know.

Is Marc already back in Chicago?

I don't know.

Do you need me to book
your flight?

I'm happy to make a call
if you--

Mom, I already booked a flight.

What about the condo?

There wasn't already
a down payment, was there?

If it's within 30 days,
you might be able to--

Mom, it's fine.

Well, what's your plan
when you get back?

You'll have to find a place
as soon as possible.



Why? Why the rush
to find a new place?

I can come to Chicago
for a little bit

just till you get
yourself resituated.

Let me see. I don't think I
could make it out before--

Mom. Mom!

Why are we rushing
to find a new apartment?

What's so important
about a new apartment?

Well, so what's your plan then?

I don't know.

Uh, um, I don't know.

I don't know and I think...

I think that's okay.



And in these times

one of you,
sometimes even a stranger

will show up and provide.

Just, show up.

And I think
that's pretty rare nowadays.

I'm sure each of you
have experienced

something like that too.


Uh, so...

let us not only be grateful
to the ones that we miss.

Steven, Kelsey...

and Seth.

But let's be grateful
for this community, too

because we've proven
to be just that.

And when we do have to let go...

when it's time to say goodbye...

we get through because of this.

So, see you in the park.

Enjoy these benches as much as
a bench can be enjoyed.


And remember the heroes
of this town.

That's, that's all I got.

Thank you.

- Erica, I thought that--
- Hi, I'm not sure what...

- What? No, no, you--
- Um--

No, no, what were you gonna say?


I, I don't...

Okay, I don't know
how this goes.

Ah, okay, I don't know
what I'm doing.

But, uh...

Oh, I...

Uh, what I'm trying to say is...

Oh, I love you.

I know I love you.

That's pretty much all I know.

And I know things are messy

and it's now kind of
a total f-freefall

and I don't expect...

I guess we'll stumble
through together then.

[instrumental music]