7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 4, Episode 18 - Hoop Dreams - full transcript

Simon and Lucy talk about their parents lives. When Eric and Annie overhear them, they are hurt by the discussion. Mary has dreams of being a basketball star and a talent scout contacts her.

Way to go, Mary.

Keep it up!



What are you dreaming?

What time is it?

Time to get up and go to school.


Were you dreaming about Robbie?

No. Better than that.

I was playing with the pros.

It was so real.

Real or not, you better
get ready for school.



Coach Cleary?

Bring some sweats
with you today.

We're gonna work out, okay?


Just be ready to work out.

I think I've got something
you might be interested in.

I'll see you at school.




Wow, what?

I think my dream is about
to come true.

The dream you just had?


The dream I've always had.

I think I'm gonna play
for the pros.

I'm back in the game.
What game?

The coach called
and told me to bring sweats

and plan to work out
after school.

But the season is over,
way over.

What I'm thinking is
that Coach Cleary realizes

now I lost my scholarship

I don't know what college
I'm going to,

or what I'm going to do
when I get there.

And so?

And so, maybe
he's bringing someone in

from the pros to look at me.

Wouldn't that be great?

Maybe that would be great.
But is there any reason

to believe that that's
what he's doing?

Yes, there is.

I had a dream last night that
I was playing with the Lakers.

Do you really think that that
dream was somehow prophetic?

My gut feeling?


The thing about dreams, to me,

is that they're kinda like going
to the movies.

Some of them have a
basis in reality,

but most of them don't.

Most of them are pure
entertainment, you know,

or something left over
in your head from the day.

Some are good, some are bad...

And some are predictions
of the future.


Why couldn't
it happen?

Why couldn't the coach call

because he's setting me up
with the pros?

Is there any reason to believe
that that's not what he's doing?

Don't you want me
to play pro ball?

Well, what happened
to going to college?

This could be better
than college.

Why aren't you more excited
for me?

I will be excited when I find
out what Coach Cleary is up to.

Because I'm sure that
it's something good.

But I don't know if it's
what you think it is.

Thanks a lot.

Good luck.

Hey, did you hear?

Mary is going to play
pro basketball.

Yeah, I heard.

And all because she dreamed it.

Well, we'll see.

I'm not sure Mary's ready
for the pros.

She's got four years of college
ahead of her.

I hope I dream
I'm something great.

Like what?

Like, the Queen of England.


I'd love to be the Queen
of England.

Just out of curiosity,

what is it you want to be when
you grow up?

I don't know.

Not a minister.

He's only 13; he doesn't know
what he wants to be.

No, but evidently he knows
what he doesn't want to be.

Oh, come on.

You can't take that to heart.

Really, he didn't
mean to hurt you.

Yeah, I mean,
intellectually I know that.

And yet...

You just tighten this
just a little, like so,

and there you go.

The knob can't come off,
and that way you have nothing

to snack on but real food.

I think the old school bus is
pulling out.

I was just
fixing the dresser.

The knob came loose.


Could you put the toolbox

back in the closet for me?


That's my girl.


Every time I call,
I can't get through to her.

Her roommates always have
some lame excuse.

She's in class, or she's at
the library, or she's at work.

Yeah, all of those,
totally lame.

This was all a big mistake.

What was a big mistake?

Letting Shana go
to NYU.


Wait a minute.

Maybe the mistake wasn't
letting her go.

Maybe the mistake was in
going with her.

I know what I have to do.

I'm afraid to ask,
but what do you have to do?

Obviously, I have to move
to New York.

When do you think this will be?

Now, or soon, or whenever
I get the money together.

I see.

And how much do you have
in savings?

And what school in New York
has accepted you

into a pre-med program?

Where are you going to stay
when you get there?

How are you going to pay for
school and support yourself?

What are you? My parents.

No, just a friend.

Hey, what's up?

Did Coach Cleary ask you
to work out after school today?

No, why?

Oh, never mind.

No, it's okay, what's going on?

Last night I had this dream
that I was playing basketball

for the pros, and then this
morning Coach Cleary called me

and asked if I could work out
today after school.

And so?

And so, I think
it means something.

I think it means he's going
to help me turn pro.

Maybe he couldn't reach you

and, uh, he was going
to ask you during school.

That's not likely.

I've already lined up something.

I'm going to Brown,
back East.

I have an academic scholarship
and a grant from the government

to document my life as
a single mom going to college.

But, hey,
good luck.

I hope your dream comes true.

I don't know what he's doing.

Well, I think it's supposed
to be a surprise.

Why don't you step outside
and find out?

What's going on?

Wait, did someone die?

No. No one died.


it's just that since
the twins were born

you and I haven't spent
any time together,

at least not just
the two of us.

So, you know, I thought
I'd stop by and see

if you wanted
to play hooky

and hang out with me.

Is it your heart?
Are you dying?

No, no, I'm not dying.

I... I just, you know,
wanted to have some fun.

Well, what about work?

Why don't you have to work?

I made a dozen phone calls
and rescheduled everything.

But I'm in school.

I'll get in trouble if I leave.
No, you won't.

I already cleared it
with the principal

and your teacher.
It's okay.

It's an afternoon
at the movies, come on.

How can you turn down
getting out of school

and going to the movies?

Okay, I guess you know
what you're doing.


I'll go get my books.


You're selling all
your stuff to do what?

Move to New York.

You don't have
that kind of stuff.

We don't even have
that kind of stuff.

Hey, do you want this?

Yes, I want it.

I've never seen it.

It was an anniversary gift
from your father.

Our first anniversary.

But it's always been down here
in the basement.

You don't use it.

I might use it someday,

when I have the time to fix it
or get it fixed.

You can't have it.

So, uh, why are you moving
to New York?


Why else would I move
to New York?

Uh, pre-med too much
of a challenge?

No, it's not too much
of a challenge.

Studying and working
at the hospital

too much of a challenge?

I'm not working that much
or studying that much.

Why not?

I'm just...

saving up my efforts
for the hard stuff.

Look, I don't know how
or when, but I'm going, okay?

So, I'd appreciate if you
didn't try to stop me.

I have to do this.

Fine, I won't try to stop you.

But you still
can't have my clock.

How much money do you think
you're gonna raise

by selling all this stuff?

Couple hundred bucks.

Oh. Maybe Shana can meet you
in Kansas?

But the movie
already started.

So what, so we'll go in
in the middle

and stay till it runs
back to the middle.

It's the last showing, sir.

It's a different movie
at 5:00.

So, we'll see half the movie.

But we've already seen it.

Right, so it won't make
any difference

that we don't see the beginning.

We've already seen it.

Oh, my big boy.

Why did Dad pick up Simon
from school?

Dad took Simon out for half a
day; they went to the movies.

How come I never get half a day
off to go to the movies?

Well, maybe when you get
to the same grade as Simon,

you and I will
take off half a day.

I'll pencil it in.

Hey, guess what I taped
for you today?

The Biography
of Queen Elizabeth.


The tapes are
on top of the TV.

What's up?

Do you think Mary
is really gonna

get a chance
at the pros?

Oh, I don't know.


She seems pretty set on it.

Just because she dreamed
about it,

doesn't mean it's going
to happen.

Besides, she's never
even mentioned

trying to play pro ball,
until now.

I want something nice
like that to happen for her.

She's been through a lot.


But I don't want her
to leave home.

Well, I don't think
she's ready to leave home.


Besides, we've always
shared a room.

I can't imagine her
not being here.

I don't think you have
to worry about it.

At least, not yet.



I'll give you ten bucks
for the whole lot of it.

I need your space.

Ten bucks?
I don't think so.

You might make 20,

if you hang out till closing
time and you sell it yourself.

But then you'd have to
hang out till closing time.

So, I'll hang out
till closing time.

I'm really happy

you didn't have anything
to do this afternoon.

I was, too.

So, when are you
going to tell me

what this is all about?

You'll see,
it's a great opportunity.

Here they come.

Mary, this is Molly,
the team captain.

Her father is a good friend
of mine, Jack Conway.

I-I thought you might be able
to help them get ready

for the Special Olympics.

Great movie, huh?

It was the same as
the last time we saw it.

I'm not really into
the cowboy stuff that much.

Yeah, but it's not
just about cowboys.

It's about men and work...

and having a purpose.

It reminds me of when
I was trying to decide

what I wanted
to be in life and...

Hey, look,
the flea market's open.

Maybe we can find some bargains.
Can we take a look?

Sure, we can take a look.

Hey, maybe Matt
would like this.

Or maybe I'd like it.
I might want to go
to Crawford one day.

But not to become
a minister.

No, not to
become a minister.

Hey, Doc,

you got a customer.

Is there something
you want to tell me?

He's working his way
through med school.

That's funny,
I thought I was working

his way through med school.

I'm thinking about
moving to New York

to go to medical school.

So, that's what this is about.


Why are you two hanging out

in the middle
of the afternoon, anyway?

Dad took me out of school
to go see The Wild Bunch.

Ah, sounds like
a lecture coming up.

You and I will talk later.

Because you have to talk
to Simon about something now.

There's a lecture coming,
isn't there?

What did I do?

You didn't do anything,
really, no lecture.

How much you want for this?

Uh, $15.

$15? How much did I pay for it
the first time I bought it?


For a sweatshirt?

You're never going to get
15 bucks for that.

Forget it.

I'm sorry this afternoon
wasn't what you expected.

It's almost the end
of the school year.

I'm graduating...

and I don't know where I'm going
once I walk out that door.

I have no idea what
I want to do with my life

and I don't know who I am

or who I wanna be.

If it's any comfort,

I don't know who I am

or who I want to be either.

You don't know you're Mom?

I have a lot
in common with Mom.

But I'm not Mom and
I don't want to be Mom.

Well, at least,
not just Mom.

Just Mom
left her laundry basket.

I had just gotten
into seminary in New York,

and I put off telling
the Colonel because

he had thought at some point,
if he didn't give me any

financial help to go to college,
that, you know, I'd crack.

And I'd have to join the
service, then the Marine Corp.

would pay my tuition.

Besides, he felt
it was my duty to enlist

and go wherever I was needed.

Which at that time was Vietnam.

I-I didn't want to be
in the Marine Corp

or the Army or the Navy
or anything else.

I never wanted to,
and I certainly

didn't want to go to Vietnam.


You're not going to tell me
you dodged the draft, are you?


They came up with
this lottery system.

I remember all my buddies and I
were gathered around

the television set,
and we waited

as this guy read out birth dates
and lottery numbers.

Now, low number,
you were drafted.

High number,
you were off the hook.

So I told myself,

this is going
to be a sign from God.

I got a low number,

then God wanted me
to be in the Marine Corp.

High number,

He wanted me to be a minister.

I got a high number.

Is that the end of the story?

No, so the next day,

I went up to tell my dad
that I was not enlisting,

I was going to enroll
in the seminary.

When I finally managed to get
the words out of my mouth,

the Colonel just stared at me
for what...

felt like an eternity.

And he said,
"Do me a favor, son,"

and I thought,
oh yeah, here it comes.

The big flag-waving lecture.

But instead....

he said,

"If you really
want to be a minister,

"if that is what you feel God
wants you to do,

then I hope you'll be
a good one."

And I left happier than
I've ever been in my life.

Is that the end of the story?

No, it should have been.

But now that I think about it,
I don't know,

maybe my Dad was just, you know,
issuing me a challenge

because what really happened
at that moment

was that those words set in
motion years and years

of the Colonel never feeling
that I was a good enough

minister to have stayed
out of the Marine Corp.

Not that there haven't been

that I haven't asked myself if I
was a good enough minister.

As well as,

whether or not God...

performs signs for me
or anyone else on request.

Well, if you don't believe
in signs, then...

maybe that high draft number
didn't mean anything.

And you're really not
supposed to be a minister.

Maybe it just meant
that you lucked out

and you didn't have to,
uh, sign up.

How'd you make out?

20 bucks,
that's how I made out.

The sum total of my life
on Earth, thus far.

A lousy 20 bucks.

I couldn't even visit
New York on 20 bucks.

You can't even buy a book
about New York for 20 bucks.

You don't need to help me.

Yes, I do.

Did Shana ask you to come to
New York? Ever even mention it?


Back in the old days,
following a woman across country

and showing up at her door may
have been considered romantic.

Nowadays, I think it's pretty
much considered a felony.

I'm not stalking her.

Then what are you doing?

I've invested almost two years
in this relationship.

I'm not going
to throw away two years.

And if I break up with her now,

then all that time's
for nothing.

If you break up with her?

She told me I was free
to pursue other people.

That's not a breakup,
not completely.

Well, why don't you just
look at it as a break?

Take a break and focus on you
and what you want to do.

I want to go to New York.


Where are you going?

I'm gonna go find either one
of my parents and apologize

for not listening every time
they gave me advice.


Hi, is Shana around?

Uh, sorry, she and Brett
went to the library.

The library?

On a Friday night at midnight?

Look, I don't know
how the libraries are

at those little colleges
in America's villages,

but here at the big
universities, in the big cities,

libraries are open
till 2:00 a.m.

Well, if it's not too much
trouble, when Shana gets in,

would you tell her that
I'm coming to the big city?

I want to see what all them
big buildings look like

and take a ride
on that underground train.

No problem.

I just talked to Mary.
She's pretty down.

I had no idea she was so set
on playing for the WNBA.

I don't think Mary
wants to play pro ball,

she just doesn't want
to go to Crawford next year.

I didn't know that either.

I thought she felt lucky

to still be going
to college next year,

after the year
she's had this year.

What are you doing?

Oh nothing, really.

I'm just sort of... puttering
with this old clock.

I don't want to be just Mom.

You're not just Mom.

No, no.

I am "just" Mom.

But you're not just Dad

because you have a job
that people know is a job.

Yeah, I have a job
as a minister,

which, until Simon
pointed it out to me, is the job

I thought I was supposed
to have.

Oh, you know you were meant
to be a minister.

You can't let Simon
get to you like this.

And you can't let Lucy
get to you like this.

When did the kids' opinions get
to be more important than ours?

I don't know.

Let's just go to bed and try
to forget what they said.

I forgot to say thanks
for helping out the team today.

No problem.

I enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed it, too.

Are you going to be
at practice Monday?

Yep, I'm going to be there every
day after school

as long as they need me.

Is that all you wanted, Molly?


I wanted to ask you

if you could play basketball
with me tomorrow.

But it makes me feel funny
to ask you,

because you probably have lots
of things to do on Saturday,

and don't have time.

It's okay, I'm available.


Do you want to come over
to my house?

Or could I come over
to your house?

My dad could bring me,
he already said.

Fine. Then come on over.

Is there anything else?



You're my hero.

No, I'm not.

Believe me,
I'm nobody's hero.

There she is,
the Queen.

Hail to the Queen.

Long live
the Queen.

Your Majesty.

Your Highness.

Oh, look this way,




Ruthie, hey.

You better get up if
you want pancakes.

Where are my loyal subjects?

What are you talking about?


I'm going to be the Queen
of England.

Yeah, sure, you are.

I am.

Look, Mary dreamed she was going

to play for the pros.

And she's not going to play
for the pros.

We don't know that.

It still could happen.

I doubt it, Your Majesty.

And if you don't get up,
I'm eating your pancakes.

Off with your head.

Why can't we just
talk about it?

We don't have to
talk about it.

I understand, you don't
want to be just Mom.

I don't want to be
just Mom either.

And I don't have to be just Mom.

I'm dreamed
I'm the Queen of England.


That's probably because

you watched those tapes
on the Queen yesterday.

Just one of them.

Well, what did you learn
that made you think

that you would really, truly
want to be the Queen of England?


She lives in a castle
with a bunch of dogs.

And people have to do anything
she tells them

and bow and curtsy to her.

You should probably watch
the other two tapes.

You need to do a lot
of research on someone

before you decide
you want to be them.

Or before you decide
you don't want to be them.

Hi, Mary.

Oh, hey, kiddo, I'm glad
you could make it.

I'm off to meet
Coach Cleary.

I'm going to the
driving range to hit

a few balls, but I'll
be back in a couple of hours.

You know, Molly said she wasn't
sure whether she should be here

this morning
because you said something

that confused her last night.

Why didn't you want
to be my hero?

It's not that I don't want
to be your hero.

I don't deserve to be your hero.

It's a long story.

I haven't had a great year.

I'm aware of that.

Maybe you're being a little
too hard on yourself.

Or not hard enough.

You ready?

Have a good time. Do your best.

I will.

I'm gonna take
Happy for a walk.

Uh, okay,
but before

you do that, you might want

to find your father
and talk to him.

I talked to him practically
all day yesterday.

And all you got out of it is

that he could have gone
to Canada to avoid the draft.


So, your dad was trying
to tell you

how he became a minister and
why he loves doing what he does.

And you made him question
whether or not

he was ever meant to do it.

You're kidding. I did that?

Simon, you're a young man now.

You're not a little boy anymore.

What you say matters.

Find your Dad and talk to him.

I woke up and
you weren't there.

What, do I have to tell you
when I'm going out now?

No, it's just that I've never
known you to leave so quietly.

I figured if I woke you up,
I'd get another lecture.

Is that why you're here,
for another lecture?

No, we just had a problem
with the fax machine

in the emergency room yesterday,
which I took care of.

I just wanted to make sure
it was still working.

So, you talked to Shana?

No, I didn't talk to Shana.

But I left a message
that I plan to visit.

Well, I'll say one thing
for you, you are persistent.

I'll see you back
at the apartment.

Need some help?

Oh, thanks. I, I'd love
a five-minute break.

I got a phone
call to make.

At your service.

By the way, I'm Matt Camden.

Oh, pleased to meet you,
Matt. I'm Jake.

Ah. Are you new?

Do I look new?

I just never seen you before.

Well, how long have you been
working here?

Uh, nine months.

Oh, well, I've been here
almost 39 years.

Yeah, I work all over
the hospital.

Fill in wherever I'm needed.

I've done about every lousy job
there is to do here.

Now, that's what I wanted to do,
be a doctor.

I'm in pre-med at Crawford.

Well, that's where
I graduated from.

You graduated from Crawford?

Yep. Pre-med.

I even won a year
to USC Medical School.

Oh, but then I got married
and had kids.

Well, I couldn't make a go
at medical school

with all that responsibility.

But you graduated
from college, right?


Oh, I didn't always do this.

See, I worked in the lab
for years.

But you get older,
gigs get harder to get,

and the opportunities are fewer
and farther between.

Well, I've got to make
that phone call.


Paging Sarah Esermen.

Paging Sarah Esermen.

Come in.

I'm sorry
if I did something wrong.

You didn't do anything wrong.

You just made me think
about my life, that's all.

It's-It's a good thing.

I guess I hurt your feelings
when I said I didn't want to do

what you do for a living.

It's more the way you said it.

As if being a minister
were ridiculous.

But it is ridiculous, for me.

I don't like to deal
with other people's problems.

I feel sorry for them, but
I don't have a lot of patience.

And I can't stand
being around sick people,

because I'm always afraid
they'll die.

And I wouldn't want to
stand up in church and talk

about God, because

I feel like it's so personal
and close to my heart

that I'd have trouble saying
things out loud

without getting all weepy.

You're good at
what you do.


The world would be much worse
off if you had gone to Canada.

I'm going to let that whole
draft dodger thing drop.


It's okay, you don't
have to explain.

Did you know that

when the Queen was my age,
she didn't have to go to school?

They sent the teachers to her.

And did you know
that she beat her two sisters

out of the job for Queen?

Keep watching.

It's not that I don't
think you're smart.

You're the smartest
woman I know.

You can do everything.

And you're smart enough
to do anything.

I love you, and I admire you.

But come on,

who wants to be
their own mother?

I mean, if you think about it.

When you think about it, who
really knows their own mother?

You've only known me
for 16 years.

I'm not just a mom.

I'm a person, a woman, a wife.

And like anyone else,
I have dreams.



There's much more
I want to do in life.

My life's not over.


So, tell me about
one of your dreams.


When Matt was a baby and your
father had just gotten assigned

to Glenoak, I wanted to start
a cooperative at the church.

So that I could
bring together

the women who get accused
of just staying home

to bake cupcakes,

with the woman who get accused
of abandoning their children

to go to work.

More than 20 years have passed.

And the women are still divided
into the same two groups.

But that's not your fault.


But wouldn't it be nice if some
of the moms who stayed at home

could take in one or two kids
with their own after school?

Look after them, so that the
moms who work outside the home

could save some money
on child care.

Or wouldn't it be nice

if the moms who worked outside
of the home could help

the other moms with whatever
special skills they might have

or even just donate

a little of their salary

to help build
that church child care center?

Well, that's a great idea.

Have you ever told Dad about it?


Well, why not?

Because if I did, I might
actually have to do it

and I'm not sure
I actually can.

It's okay to dream.

It's important to dream,
but it's also important

to know the difference
between dreams and reality

and how to make a dream
a reality.

Who taught you how
to play basketball?

You're really good.

My dad.

What does your dad do?
What kind of work?

He finds girls
who play basketball.

It's called a scout.

He's a scout for the WNBA.

He's a scout for the pros?

Aha, so I was right.

It's good to be right.

They're all down there.


Mom, Dad, Coach Cleary,
Mr. Connolly.

What did you hear?
I was too nervous to listen,

but you know
what Mom and Dad are saying.

They're saying
that I should go to college,

and I don't want
to go to college.

Not if I can play pro ball.

But if they want you
to play pro ball,

why didn't Molly's dad just
talk to you about it?

Because obviously, he wanted
to tell Mom and Dad first.

But when Dad called
Coach Cleary,

he didn't seem to know anything
about it either.

It's supposed to be a surprise.

Otherwise, he would have said
something about it yesterday.

I just find the whole thing
kind of odd.

Yeah, well,
I find you kind of odd.

I just don't know why you're
so sure about this offer.

My dream.

Oh, yeah, the dream, yeah, um...

Maybe you shouldn't leave home
without me.

I'm really not
looking forward to this.

I guess I should be
the one to let her know.

No, I don't think you should
be the one to tell her.

Well, I don't think I should
be the one to tell her.



I want Molly to tell her.

Can you give me 15 minutes?

You sure about that, Jack?

Yes, I'm sure.

Do you, do you want me here?

That's okay.

We'll want to talk to Mary alone
after she gets the news.


What happened?

Did you know
that the Queen of England works?

I'd assume there was some work
to it, yeah.

Why would anyone assume
there was work involved?

All the people are supposed
to work for her.


She works for all the people.

I'll say.

She never gets a chance
to play with her dogs

or ride her horses
or see her kids.

I don't think she's too upset
about that one.

It's a good thing Mom gave me
those tapes.

I would have been heading
for a major disappointment.

So, are Mom
and Dad going

to let Mary take
the basketball job

or not?
I don't know.

They're still
in their big conference.

What are you guys doing?

Ruthie just decided
that she doesn't want

to be the Queen
of England.

What do you want to be
when you grow up?

I want to be Mom.

Want to be?

You are Mom.

No, not yet,

but if I turn out to be half
the woman my mother is,

that'll be fine with me.

Hey... you're on recon.

You have to go find out
what's happening with Mary.

I'd hate to see Mary leave,
but someday she will.

Yeah, someday she will.

We all will.

Yeah, and by the
time you leave,

they probably
won't even notice.

Ah, come on, you
know I love you.


Is Shana there?

Shana isn't here.

She's at the library.

Is this Matt?

Yeah, it's Matt.

So, what time does your bus
get into town?

I guess that passes for humor
in the big city.

Hey, man, I'm sorry.

It's just that you've called
here 27 times,

and I hate to keep telling you
that Shana isn't here

but she's not here.

She's in pre-med.

She studies,
she goes to the library.

What can I tell you?

If all you guys are in pre-med

and everyone is always
at the library studying,

how come you're always
at home answering the phone?

Because I got kicked out.

Oh, sorry.

I'll tell her you called...


And tell her I'm not coming
to visit.

I think that's best.

You decided not
to go to New York?

I was never going to go
to New York; we both know that.

No, I knew that.

You didn't know that.

You know, I talked
to this old guy at work today.

Something he said made me
think twice about it.

I really do need to get serious
about school.

Whoo, hallelujah.

Yeah, I signed up to work
as an orderly today.

You know, get more hours
earn more money.

Get more of a feel for what's
going on outside the world

of hospital food.
Good for you.

No, good for you.

You paid that old guy
to tell me that story

about dropping out
of med school.

Ha... how did you know?

Because it was
a totally lame story

and a little too coincidental.

He confessed.

And I figured if you went
through all that trouble

to try to get through to me,
I really should start listening.

Want to go to the library?

Why not?

We make a nice couple.

You say the
sweetest things.


You realize you'll
basically be moving out?

Yeah, I realize.

And you'll be giving
up your opportunity

to go to college.

Or delaying.

A couple of years
in the WNBA

and I can pay my
way through college.

I should write
that down.

That is a big
selling point.

Maybe Mom and Dad won't
even try to stop you.

Maybe they think
it's a good idea.

They're not going to think
this is a good idea.

You know what?

I'm almost 18,
and when it comes down to it,

they have to let me do this.

This is my life.

Molly's here to see you.

Good luck.

I love you.

I think I made
a mistake.

I make a lot
of mistakes.

What mistake?

Oh, no.

Your dad isn't a pro scout?

No, he is.

That's good.

What mistake?

Did I say that he wants you
to play pro ball?

Not in so many words, but...

Because if I did,
I'm really sorry.

He doesn't want me
to play pro ball.


How could that be?

Why would Coach
Cleary have me coach...?

Girls like me.

Because I saw you play
in high school

and that's when I decided
that you're my hero.

Molly's very responsible.

When she's done
something wrong

or something
that hurt someone,

she likes
to handle it herself.

It gives her a lot
of confidence.

Molly didn't say
you wanted to draft me.

Uh, she told me you were
a scout, and I jumped

to the wrong

I didn't make a mistake?


I made the mistake.


I owe you an apology.

I'm so sorry, kid.

It's okay.

No, it's not okay.

Yes, it is.

Everyone makes mistakes.

I should have told Mary that
I was a scout in the first place

and that Molly was
a big fan of Mary's.

It's not
that you're not WNBA material.

I just don't think
you're WNBA material yet.

I hope you land
on a college team

and we can work something
out in the future.

You've got a lot of potential.

Thanks, that means a lot to me.

So I'll see you in practice
Monday afternoon?

Thanks, Mary.

Good night.

We know you're disappointed.

Yeah, I am.

But don't underestimate
my ability to come back.

After spending some time
with Molly and seeing

how hard she has
to work at things,

I realized that I'm just going
to have to work

a little bit harder if I really
want my dreams to come true.

She's amazing.



I want to talk to you about
a dream I've had for years.

Oh, I can't wait
to hear it.

Did Simon talk to you?



And the flip side
of doubt is...

is faith.