High Maintenance (2016–…): Season 4, Episode 4 - Backflash - full transcript

[HBO] HD. 'Backflash.' (Season Four) Sisters deal with an untimely death; a bickering couple renegotiates their relationship.

There you go, Charlie.

- Sorry...
- It's fine.

- So, where are you going again, UCLA?
- UC Santa Barbara.

Is that where Shawn goes?

No. He goes to Westmont.
It's, like, close.

I don't know.

I just wanna get off the East Coast.
I, like, need to be in California.

Yeah, totally.

It's cashed.

We should go.

- You can keep it.
- Really?

Yeah. I don't need it.
I have a ton.

- Hey. Do you want this?
- Nah. Goodwill.

What about this one?

Yeah, keep that one.
She liked it.

Actually, I'm going to take that one
back with me if that's cool.

- Sure.
- Cool.

Hey. You wanna smoke this?

- I don't think you should be doing...
- Oh, my God!

It's, like, not a big deal. Okay?
I'm still sober, I promise.

This is the only thing
that I do now. Okay?


- I'm sorry.
- It's fine. I appreciate your concern.

Oh, my God. Look at this.

- It's from my God phase.
- Oh, wow.

You know, it was cool
she let you do that.

Yeah. She was definitely
exceptionally tolerant of me.

You don't know
if you could use the money?

It's just weird. I mean...

Do we have to sell it?

We could wait a little while.

Yeah, I mean, we can like,
totally wait if you want, but...

...I'm definitely not moving back here.

- Did you wanna live here?
- Yeah. Maybe.


That's a super long commute.


Fuck. I'm going on my break.

- Do you have a light?
- Oh, sure.


I mean, literally,
there's not a single server in here.

Could you do that one more time,
'cause I didn't have the camera on,

and I really want to get that.
Hang on. Okay.

Bill just wants to drink his beer.

I like that reading.
Oh, wait. Here's one.

Hello? Hello?

Do you see me?
Hello? Hi, hi, hi.

- Oh! I'm so sorry about that.
- Hi!

I can take care of this
whenever you're ready. No rush.

No, no. You delivered his beer
with the lid still on,

so if you could just pop that off
for us, that would be great.

My God, I am so sorry!

No worries. Thank you.
Oh, with the lighter.

- That's clever.
- Yeah.

- Thank you.
- Of course.

Could I get one more strawberry
margarita before we go?

But we would like to drink
together, though.

Okay. Right away.

- So sorry, again.
- No, thank you. What was your name?

- Dana.
- Dana. Thank you, Dana.

Of course.

- You should have recorded that.
- Come on. Being a server's hard.

- You've never done it, and she's cute.
- You could smell the cigarettes on her.

She took like a 12-minute break.
What is this, like Ruby Tuesday?

They have excellent bread.

Sarah Michelle!

And I'm keeping this.
Thank you very much!

Here she comes.

So this, and the margarita,
are on the house.

So sorry, again.
Hope you have a good night.

- Could you put that in a to-go box?
- Of course.

Thank you so much, Dana!

- Okay, that was nice.
- Dana.

Date night.
We do it every Friday,

14 years strong, and... it works.

This week, it wasn't a bust.

We went to see Birdman,
and finally got to see Michael Keaton

do something more than Batman.

Although I did love him in Mr. Mom.

- Bill, company! Thank you.
- I'll get it.

From there we took a risk to a new
neighborhood joint, called Gianara's.

And, look, I thought
the place was lovely,

but Bill really,
he thought it was a little,

spotty in the service area. Hi!

- Hi, how are you?
- Dealerista! God, look at those shoes.

Will you please,
please tap those toes for me?

Ignore him.

- Peggy Sawyer!
- Thank you.

- What can I get for you gentlemen?
- You can solve an argument for us.

We're in a fight.
Can you please...

- Really?
- Yes.

We just wanna see if this tiramisu
will take a restaurant review

from a "meh" to a "yeah."

- You can say "no".
- I won't turn down a tirami-susie.

- Thoughts?
- So-so.

- So, so good.
- Ah, see?

You heard it here first, YouTube!

- I don't want my face on YouTube.
- No? But...

- Please, no.
- No? But you're such a natural!

- No.
- You're like a young Elliott Gould.

What movie?
The flavors are awesome.

The sponge, perfect.
I give it five fingers.

Oh, five fingers! Heavens!

Well, thank you!
You heard it here first.

Until next time,
this is Ted and Bill signing off.

- We'll see you around the campus.
- What campus?

- Well? What do you think?
- Well, I think it's...

...sort of unsettling,
but maybe that's good.

And he's kind of hot.

I wish he didn't use that voice.

Yeah, I'm not sure that's
one's gonna win the Webby.

Well, if you would've played
along and tasted the cake,

- it would've been totally cute.
- I'm tired.

Ooh, girl, my ass is dragging...

It'll be fine.
Just let me find a lighter.

I just need to sterilize the pin.

No, I can do it.
You can't even reach the cyst.

- Yes, I can.
- You can't reach the cyst.

- Leave it alone. Get back!
- Well, just breathe.

If you don't hold still,
it's gonna hurt worse...

That's way too much to pay
for some fucking splash back.

That's what they cost,
and you're calling it a splash back.

- And it's called a backsplash.
- Jesus Christ!

Will you please stop breathing down
my neck for one fucking second?

I'm not anywhere near your neck...

They always have the neatest
flower arrangements on the table,

candles are lit for you.

Oh, and always try and sit
in Geoffrey's section.

He is the most spectacular server.

- Jesus!
- I'm sorry, what did you say, Bill?

- Nothing. I didn't say anything.
- Yeah, you ruined a take. I heard you.

Did you?
Talk about Geoffrey some more.

Oh, my God, you're exhausting.
Take a yoga class or something.

I mean, meditate, breathe. Jesus...

I just want us
to constantly be evolving.

Evol... Okay.
This is not about us evolving.

This is about... all about you
wanting to suck Geoffrey's dick.

You know, I want to suck a lot
of dicks before I die, Bill.

I don't wanna end up miserable,
like my parents.

I don't think it's crazy
after 18 years...

So you're miserable? That's...

You put it on your head.

Nah, kid. That thingamajig.

It's a head massager.
Come here.

Come on. It ain't like that.

Go ahead.

There you go.
All right, have a good one.

You even gotta pay
for a baby to be born.

Hospital won't let you leave
unless you pay.

Don't be stupid,
you can pay in installments!

Or on a credit card,
so you could get points.

Or you could pay for it with points!

- You can't pay for a baby with points.
- Give me that paper clip!

My brother was born in a parking lot.

Yo, what the fuck!
I almost had it.

Three... four... five...

six... seven...

Seven seconds.



- three...
- Come on! Y'all are counting too slow!

Shut up.

Seven seconds.

He pissed himself!

- He pissed himself.
- Damn!

Yo, man, it's okay.
It's okay, it's okay.


No, no, no. No, you...
You go ahead. Go ahead.


Stop playing!


Mama's coming. Hold on.

- Yo, I'm sorry about the baby.
- No.

The sitter, canceled on me
at the last minute.

- It's good. It's good, it's fine.
- All right.

- She kind of looks like you.
- You think so?

I always figured
she must look like her daddy.

- Who's her daddy?
- Donor X2X00752. Yeah.

I don't know, but they told me that,
he got a 1500 on his SATs,

and that he was a cello prodigy,
so, clearly, she's gonna be a genius.

She's gonna be our nation's second
black female president after Oprah.

So, what about Joey?
Seen some pictures on Facebook, yo.

- He looked kind of...
- Fat. Yeah.

- What happened?
- Diabetes.

Diabetes. Shit!

This is good.
I need all this gossip.

You know,
I'm a good four years behind

ever since I had to block
your whole damn fool family.

You want one of these?
We should toast.

- To what?
- To what?

Your mama said you got a full ride to
the University of Chicago, that's what.

It's not official,
so I don't want to jinx it.

- Pre-law, yes?
- Yes.

- That's the plan.
- So that's what we'll toast to.

You representing my black ass
in a court of law, ASAP.

- Wait, no, I don't... I'm good.
- You sure? I got a beer in the fridge.

I'm not supposed
to drink 24 hours before, so...

No. No, you are not. Good girl.
You're right. You're right. My bad.

Let's get the energy
right up in here.

So, your appointment is
at 10 tomorrow.

So we should definitely roll out
by, like, 9:30, at the latest.

- That's bad luck.
- What's bad luck?

- The white ones.
- White lighters? Says who?

Says everybody.

Bring it on. I ain't scared.

- And you got to eat something.
- My stomach is all like...

Yeah, that makes sense, too.

- You smoke weed?
- Sometimes.

Is Mo around?
You want me to talk to her?

No, I think she's...

like, getting the baby ready,
or something, so...

How's her place? Is she... drinking?

- No.
- Okay, well...

Tell her I said, "Hey,"
and give her a hug.

- Okay.
- Okay.

- I gotta run to work. I'm sorry, baby.
- It's okay.

I'm sorry I'm not there.

But you know what?
We're doing the right thing.

Call me when it's done?

- I love you, baby.
- Love you, too.

Okay, baby girl. Come on.

All right. Sondra is gonna be here
any minute.

Would you please let her in
so I can get ready?

Thank you.
I'll be right back.

I know, sweet love.
Mama's right here. Just a minute.

Hey. Hey.

She just went in there.


Do you wanna cry?

- Get down!
- I'm sorry, Hailey. I'm almost done.

- Down! Down, down, down!
- Down?

- Is that Miss Sondra?
- It's me! I'm coming in!

- Hey, Miss Sondra!
- Hey!

- I'll be right out!
- What you all doing to this baby?

- Look at you. What's wrong?
- That's my cousin Hailey

visiting from back home.

Hailey, that's Miss Sondra.
She's come to save us.

- Oh, yeah!
- Thank you so much, Miss Sondra.

We are fed, bathed, pooped, peed.

- She's good to go.
- Okay.

Lighter... Thank you so much!

- Say, "Bye, Mommy."
- Bye, baby girl.

I'm so sorry.
I love you. Be good.

Don't cry. Say "Bye-bye."
Wave bye-bye.

Bye-bye. Bye-bye.
Hurry back, Mom. Yeah.

Yeah. Ooh, yeah.

Sweatshirts, jackets, hats off.
Have your bags open.

Empty your pockets onto the table.

- Any weapons, knives, or mace?
- Nothing like that.

Okay, go on through.

Go on through.

You don't have to, like, wait with me.
You can go do something else.

Girl, please.
We gonna get you checked in.

And then I was thinking
I'd walk over to Junior's,

and get us two big old hunks of
the world's most fabulous cheesecake.

Okay. Do you have anything
in your pockets?

- Go on through.
- Thank you, sir.

She's winking at me.

Yeah, forever.

Let's go, baby.

Hey, man. You got a light?

Shit is tight! Thanks, man.

Thank you. Thanks.