Katy Keene (2020–…): Season 1, Episode 3 - Chapter Three: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - full transcript

With everything a little off between Katy and KO, Katy tries to make everything perfect for Valentine's Day; KO tries to do something nice for the roommates but only seems to make things ...

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My mom was single
my whole life,

so, every Valentine's Day,
I was her date.

We'd make heart-shaped cookies
with pink frosting.

It's why I heart hearts.

And for as long as
I've been with KO,

we have never spent it apart.

Katy, it's 5:00 AM.

I know. I'm sorry, KO,
but I have to finish this

for Ginger's big
Valentine's Day show.

I have to go on a run anyway.

I'll be back in a bit.

KO moved in a week after
I said no to his proposal,

and we're closer than ever

literally, we have no space

but he's never felt
so far away.

Friday is Valentine's Day

and I'm determined to make it
our best one yet.

Then we'll be just like
we used to be perfect.

Good morning, handsome.

Are you aware that you talk
to Taylor Swift in your sleep?

-Oh, she needs my guidance.

How 'bout I make us
some breakfast?

Jorge, you know what
I'm gonna say.

I gotta get home and shower
and get to work by eight.

My roommates think
you don't exist, you know.

We'll all get breakfast soon.

You, me, the Golden Girls.


- Hello?
It's Willcat Builders.

-Third floor, come right up.

Pepper Smith.
Your company comes

so highly recommended
by Zosia Mamet.

What are you looking to do here?

Right. Along this south wall,

a stage, but I need it modular

so that we can turn it
into a runway.

My best friend is a designer.

And the main area will double as

a work space and a dance floor.

But first, heat.

Can you install a system
as soon as possible?

I'm freezing my knickers off.

For twenty grand,
we start on Monday.

I'll need cash up front.

That won't be a problem.

KO got to the bathroom
before me.

Has anyone seen
my Punkin's visor?

Umm Oh, here!

It's under KO's gym bag.

Thanks. I am
working an evening shift

after the record shop.
I'll be home late.


Bathroom's free.

Promise it was the fastest
shower I've ever taken.

And, I love you for it.

So, my fight.

It's hardly the most romantic
Valentine's date.

You sure you want to come?

KO Kelly, I have never missed
one of your matches.

-I am there.

'Cause you're
my good luck charm.

-Did you get off work?
-Not yet,

but I promise I will talk to
Gloria and Francois today.


I have to open the shop
in ten minutes.

-And we agreed

to meet up this morning
to talk business.

-I guess we got distracted.


When are we gonna
record more songs?

Play me something new.

I want to hear what New York
has inspired in you,

then we'll record.

So, Friday,
why don't you come over,

order pizza no pressure.


But don't be distracting me
with these abs.

As we all know,
Friday is Valentine's day.

Outside of Christmas,
this is Lacy's

most lucrative time of year.

Nobody likes a cheater,
but when a man walks in today,

sell him gifts for his wife,
his mother, his daughter

and his mistress.
And don't forget,

Lacy's Night of
a Hundred Hearts is Friday.

We'll be hosting VIPs for
shopping, cocktails and caviar.

Now, go on girls, make me proud.

Um, Gloria?

Here we go...

I was wondering

if I could skip the party
on Friday night?

KO has a big match,

and I was hoping that

I thought you ended it
with the fighting Irish.

Uh, nope. Still together,
just not getting married.

How about I spare you
the expense

of having to go to
the far corners of Queens

to watch dumb, stinky brutes
pummel each other?

You're working the event.

I'm off to my breakfast
with Fran Lebowitz.

The last time I tried
to take the morning off,

because I was hungover,
she showed up at my apartment

on Park Avenue.

If Gloria wants you working,
you're working.

Just because she has
no one to go home to,

it doesn't mean she
has to take it out on me.


I'm already home,

surrounded by
the loves of my life.

Gucci, Chanel, Dior...

Gloria, I I didn't mean that.

Oh, by all means, if this
boxing game is so important,

don't bother working the event.

Funny, I would have thought
you'd be dying to meet

the list of Vanity Flair's
designers to watch.

They RSVP'd just this morning.

Now, stop gaping
and get to work.

Diane Von Furstenberg
wrap dresses

They make every woman
feel feminine and sexy.

You are quite the salesgirl.

Almost as good as
you are talent manager.

I was just protecting Josie.

I like that.

You were looking out
for a friend.

So, what can I help you with,

I need a gift
for someone special.

She works hard, so,
something she can relax in.

A robe, maybe.

Yes, we have some
beautiful silk robes

from Kiki De Montparnasse.
Right this way.

You will never believe

who was shopping at Lacy's

-Alexander Cabot.

He was buying a gift
for someone special.

-It was a very sexy robe.

-No, no.

He can't be buying a gift
for me, we're just

keeping it casual.

Well, maybe because
Friday's Valentine's Day

What?! No, it can't be.

I have a work meeting
with Alex that night.

Sounds like a date with someone

who wants to get
serious with you.

OK, girls, I'm trying
to work with this guy.

And honestly, I can
barely keep my hands off him,

but now you're telling me
that he has feelings.

And I cannot be distracted
from why I moved here,

which is to write the next
great American song.

Hmm, and how many
great American songs

have you written since you've
seen Alex's great American


I wanna play something fresh
for Alex on Friday night.

Well, now I'm basically screwed.

Sounds like in a good way,

Pep, whatcha doing Friday?


Oh, no, no, I don't do romance.

Well, what do you do?

I did sex Saturday.

Speaking of sex,

was Buzz Brown here
last night, again,

and we still haven't
hung out with him?

Oh, my God, your hot lawyer!

Wait, you had some guy
sneak in here last night?

Most nights for the past year.

What started out
as a Grindm hookup

has turned into an LTR.

A long term relationship that
has never left the bedroom.

-We don't know him.
-I'm sorry,

he should be showing you off,

not hiding you away.
He's got to go.

you can ask your boyfriend

to watch you perform
at Molly's Crisis.

Ooh! 'Cause you're
gonna look so good!

Not my boyfriend, yet.

We can't go out in public
until he's out at his job.


Is this yours or Jorge's?

It's mine.

Here, let me help you with that.

Babe. You don't
have to hide in here.

I don't want to get in the way.

We want you in the way.

I do, at least.

What is that?

The kitchen is full of smoke.

-The oven's on fire!
-I was pre-heating the oven,

-I made you guys lasagna
-What?! My wigs are in there!

-No-no-no! Jorge! Don't touch

-Josie, call 911!

Do I have to say goodbye
to my career as a hand model?

No, you'll just
have a sexy scar.

Leave the firefighting
to the professionals, next time.


Are you OK?

Your poor hand!

No, Mama, it's OK,
it's just a superficial burn.

-How did this happen?
- Oh, Pops,

it wasn't even a big fire.

Katy's boyfriend moved in,

he didn't realize we
use the oven for storage

Moved in?!

How many people
live here now, Jorge?

That blonde, too?

Believe me, I would move in

if the rent included those
firemen every night.

Just me, or did we sense sparks

between Jorge and that

Please, Pep,
he was just doing his job.

Although, my
near death experience

and maybe hot chemistry
with a firemen,

made me realize,
life is short, right?

And I like Buzz.

So, I'm gonna ask him out.

-Of the bedroom.


I just saw that.
What's going on?


Katy, you know I love KO,

but you didn't exactly ask us
if he could live here.

And my parents
AKA our landlords

-are on my back about it.
-Well, it's not permanent.

I will figure it out.
I promise.

What exactly
is he doing in there?

He feels terrible.


Why don't you just

Just leave that for tomorrow
and come join us.

White or rosé?

Oh, I'm good.

Got a fight coming up.

So, what are you guys
talking about?

Hot firemen.

Oh. Yeah.

You know,
one of the guys told me

he tells his daughter
he loves her every morning

just in case
he never sees her again.

Buzz kill.

Should we do apéritifs
at my place, tomorrow?

You know I need
at least two French 75's

before dealing with the parents.

About that something came up.

What? Oh, no,
I cannot get through

the annual Cabot family
Valentine's Day dinner

-without you.
-I'm sorry, Xandra,

I've got a meeting
with a business associate.




I saw a record here a month ago,

but I couldn't spare
the twenty bucks


Oh, yes, I moved that
to staff favorites.

I'm staff.

Hi, Staff.

I like your taste.

I'm Jimmy Dodger.


Did you know
that Dylan suffered

from bouts of depression
when he wrote?

And he was still so brilliant.

I know. I'm counting on him

to make me feel
like a complete impostor.

-Are you a song writer?
-I'm a guy

clutching to the fantasy of
living at the Chelsea Hotel.

Oh! Writing a hit song.

And joining the 27 Club.

Ooh, except not that last part.

Um, you know,

that song that I was playing...

it needs help.

Would you...

wanna work on it together?

I mean, since we're neighbors
at the Chelsea Hotel, and all...

How 'bout this? I help you
with your song tomorrow

and you help me
with my Bob Dylan rip-off?

I have plans tomorrow.



they just got cancelled.

I will meet you here at closing.

Yeah? Sounds good.

So, you brought me
a fancy child's cookie.

I'm sure, for no reason at all.

I have been doing some thinking,

and it turns out I can
work the event, after all.

But I've already
filled your position, Katy.

-Do you want me to beg?
-I prefer a good grovel.

Please, I need to be there.

Meeting those designers,

means getting one step
closer to my dream

That's enough.

I'll allow it.

You couldn't just buy him
a pair of gym shorts?

- Nope, I need this gift

to be special. Almost there!

-Oh, boy.



If you were KO,

would this gift make up for me,
maybe, missing your fight?

I thought you were gonna
ask for the night off.

Well, I did, but,
this amazing opportunity

came up at Lacy's.
The designer, Sumi Amado

will be at the event and
I'm obsessed with her work.

I mean, I have to meet her,

Yeah, just tell KO.
He'll understand.

Yeah, it's just, he can't win.

First, I say no to getting
married, then the fire,

and now I'm going to ditch him
on Valentine's Day?

I just can't disappoint him,

So, this isn't just a present,

It's a bandaid
to a bigger problem.


And plus, you can
make something beautiful

out of enough bandages,
just ask Hervé Léger.

It's just all these concessions.

It's like you're working so
hard to make him happy,

you're denying yourself
what you want.

What do you want?

Josie, I appreciate
your concern,

but you don't know
our history.

You're right, I don't
know your relationship.

But even I can see

that you'd rather give him
a giant punching bag,

than have a simple,
honest conversation.

What a lovely surprise!

Ooh, Jackman's
are back together.

Mrs. Jackman found out
about Mr. Jackman's lover,

then he found out about hers,
so they called it even.

Proper cheat truce.

Look, it's noon.
What do you say

we grab a couple sandwiches
at Art's, my treat.

I have to take a rain-check,
I'm afraid,

I have a date with Ms. Freesia.

It's half-past one, by the way.


Oh, Pepper, darling! Oh,
mwah, mwah!

Ms. Freesia, how are you?

Oh! The board wants to ban
Peterbald cats,

which is a blatant shot at me

since my Ivan is
the only one in the building.

And, the IRS is taking a look

at a little house
that I flipped in Yonkers,

and don't even ask
about my thumb, but

by my wits, and all.

But the real question

is how's the space coming along?

I can't bring any artists in
until I've had heat installed

and, of course, my
primary investor decided

that this was the month
to pull a Leo

and disappear to San Tropez.

So, you're strapped for cash.

I thought you might
break out your black book.

I assume it's
the same rate as before,

five hundred a meal,
no funny business.

With the holiday, there must be
plenty of men feeling lonely

like, say, forty of them?

Forty men? Forty men, huh!

Let's see... no, no, no.

Darling, you know you can
always come to me.

But I'm a little disappointed
that you haven't been able

to move beyond these
hand to mouth payouts.

I wanted you to be playing
with the big boys by now,

not escorting them to lunch.

Almost there...


-Almost there.

-You ready?

-You sure?

OK, look!

Oh! What's this?

Happy Valentine's Day to my
heavyweight heartbreaker.

I love it! And you

but giving me my present
a day early is cheating.

KO, I have to tell you

So, it turns out,
that Lacy's event,

some really big designers
are gonna be there.


And it's classic Gloria

She changed her mind

and won't give me the night off,
after all.

No hard feelings, seriously.

Besides, we got plenty more

Valentine's together
to get it right.

And that's how you start
Valentine's Day

on the right foot.

I forgot that was today.

Will you be my Valentine, Lopez?


Do you have plans tonight,

A million depositions...

I could come by later on.

Actually, later on,
I'm performing.

Yeah, at this bar,
Molly's Crisis.

In drag.

Her name is Ginger Lopez.

-That is awesome!

-I love Drag Race.
-So, you'll come tonight?

You know my job is crazy,
I just can't promise.

Look, Buzz...

I know what it feels like
to be hiding something.

You know, my parents
don't know about Ginger.

Molly's Crisis is literally
the last place in the city

you'd ever run into
your lawyer buddies.

No one will see you.

Just be there, OK?



So, what do you
like to do for fun?

I can't hear ya, doll.
Speak up.

What do you do for fun?

I go horseback ridin'.

What about you? You look like
a girl who knows how to ride.

I've never tried it.
Would you like another scotch?



Are you OK?

I am, now that you're here.

Really? 'Cause you look bored.

If I wanted to be
barely tolerated,

I'd stay home with my wife.

I apologize, it's just
been a long day.

I'm not very good at this.

Don't tell me you've
never done this before.

OK, the truth is,

I'm a grad student at Columbia,
and it's cliché, but,

my parents cut me off.

I've got to graduate,
otherwise they'll cancel my VISA

and I'll be on the first flight
back to Heathrow.

-How much do you need?
-Twenty grand

to cover my last semester.

I'm just supposed to give you
twenty thousand dollars?

-I don't want a handout.

Because I'm gonna want
something in return.

- I'm missing a Manolo!
- Girl, have you seen

-Oh, sorry!

What happened in here?

KO cleaned the apartment
before going to his match.

Katy, he's disturbed
a fragile ecosystem.

-I said it was temporary.
-How long is temporary, exactly?

Just until we figure out what's
next for us. Whatever that is.

But Chica, this
apartment is too small

for all of us and your
relationship problems.

I will make it up to you,
I swear.

Starting with this.

Good luck at your show.

I love you! We're good!

Hi, Richard, it's me.

I'm game.

But I won't just
meet you at a hotel,

I'll text you where to go.

Katy, it's Pep.

Can you get me
into that Lacy's' event?

I have an investor
I need to entertain.


You said you were working,
so I wanted to bring you dinner.

But I didn't make enough
for three.

How about we
pick this up tomorrow.

-Yeah. That sounds good.

OK. Thank you.


Showing up here, unannounced,

with food you cooked
and being rude to Jimmy,

makes you seem like
a jealous boyfriend.

We are supposed to be
making a record together,

but instead, you're buying

expensive silk robes
from Lacy's?

don't flatter yourself.

The robe was for my sister.

Well, that's weird.

We always buy each other
gifts on Valentine's Day.


I want to focus on my music.

On your music?
And you think that guy

is the answer
to all your prayers?

That guy is a good song writer.

But, you know what,

don't take my word for it.

It's his demo.

Listen to it. I'd love
your professional opinion.

Hi, Sumi? Here.

My name is Katy Keene,
and I just wanted to say

that I am obsessed with your
collection of power suits.

They reference
the Yves Saint Laurent

Le Smoking Tuxedo from the 60s,

but with a totally fresh,
softer spin.

Thanks, Katy.
Are you a designer?

I wanna be. Yeah, I work here,

but I am up all night,
sewing my own designs.

a designer.

Start by saying yes
when asked that.

This would be stunning on you.

Plaid? Can I pull this off?

The way to pull something off

is believing
you can pull it off, Rich.

Confidence is everything.

Ooh! What about
a new timepiece, hmm?


I sketch all day.

I dress myself and my friends,

but, I just don't know how
to take that next big step.

Honestly, my time at Parsons
was invaluable.

I have always dreamed
of going to Parsons.

I started to apply
a long time ago,

but I couldn't afford it.


Your face! Are you OK?

You should see the other guy.
I won in three rounds!

That's great! But,
what are you doing here?

It didn't feel right spending
Valentine's apart, so

I thought I'd surprise you here.

Sorry, Sumi, this is
my boyfriend, KO.

I think you're bleeding.

Oh, I'm sorry!

- Oh, my God!
- Oh.

Oh, for the love
of St. Valentino!


We need the saliva of
the person who's blood it is

to pull a stain from silk.

-There you go.

Saliva, cold water,
hydrogen peroxide

talcum powder Now!


I'd love to introduce you
to a certain high-end client.

Right this way.

I swear, Katy always
makes such a scene.

She should have just
gone to your fight.

She had to work.

Uhh, no.

Gloria gave her the night off.
I was there.

Ooh, Tatiana, your spring
collection gave me chills!

Is it salvageable?

Mm, jury's still out.

A little steam,
a few Hail Mary's,

and hopefully it'll be
shiny and new again.


Stop acting like
everything is OK.

Why didn't you tell me
you wanted to skip my fight?

I told you, I had to work.

Katy, I don't think you've
ever lied to me before.

So, I don't know why
you're lying to me now.

Amanda just told me
that you got the night off.

OK, fine. I wanted to be here.

I wanted to meet
those designers.

Why didn't you just say that
like you always do.

-I would never force you
-I know.

I didn't want to hurt you.

If you didn't want
to be with me tonight,

you should have just told me.

And if you didn't want to
ever marry me,

You should have told me.

I didn't realize that
moving in with you

was just a consolation prize.

It wasn't. I was trying
to make this work.

-I still am.
- It doesn't feel like it.

I gave up moving to Philly
for you.

I never asked you to.

No, no, I can't accept these,

it wouldn't be right, Richard,
they're way too expensive.

You can make it up to me, later.

I booked us the Empire Suite
at the Carlyle.

-We can watch the sunrise

over Central Park from bed.

What the hell
is my wife doing here?!

That's Alisha! Wow!

She sounded pretty
on the phone,

but she is downright stunning,

-You called my wife?
-At her publishing company.

Yes, so impressive.
We had quite a nice chat.

I told her I was your
new second assistant,

and that you had epic
Valentine's Day plans for her.

-You're out of your mind.
-Just a little bit.

Richard, your wife is fantastic.

She deserves to watch
the sunrise over Central Park.

And I deserve to finish
my dissertation

on seventeenth century
Italian decorative arts

without selling myself off.


OK, tequila shots
for the broken hearts club

and keep 'em coming, please.

OK, spill. What ails you?

KO and I got into a huge fight.

He's not answering his phone.

He probably just needs
some time to cool off.

At least he showed up for you.

Ahh... Alex got the robe
for Xandra.

-Shut up!

But guys, I

I haven't had chemistry
with someone like this

since Archie Andrews.

And that's saying something.

Well, abs of steel aside,

would you rather have a
boyfriend or a music career?

Because trying to have both
with Alex feels messy.

It is messy.

I just have to draw
some boundaries.


I'm sure Buzz will be here
any minute.

Katy, in my next life,
I want your optimism.

That's my cue.

I'm gonna kill Buzz!

-I'll help.
-And I'll bury the body.

In Riverdale.

Where no one will ever find it.

-I got it!



I'm sorry I missed the show.

Can I make it up to you?

Buzz, we've been doing this

for what, a year now?

You couldn't even
show up to a bar.

-No, I

I don't know what I imagined
was going on between us,

but maybe, this ain't it.

Go home, Buzz.


But I'll take these.

Well, ladies...

Jorge Lopez

is back on the market.

-Oh, darling.
-Oh, Jorge.

Luckily, there are
millions of single,

"out" gay guys in New York.

Maybe one of them
even helped put out a fire

in this apartment.

Katy, did you reach KO?

No, he's still not picking up.

Tonight's the first time I feel
like I might actually lose him.

Well, if you want to keep him,

you gotta do something big.

Make room for each other.

For real.

To quote Juliette Binoche...





Thanks for stopping by.

I just want to give you this.


I love it, Alex.

It's just what I need
to take the edge off

that horrific dinner
with the parents.

Are you OK?

What, did someone not ask you
to be their valentine?

Josie met a song writer.

I listened to his stuff, and

It's legit good.

Annoyingly good.

And you're jealous?

All my life
I've been a screw up.

This is my chance to
prove myself to Dad with Josie.

But, once again,
I'm screwing it up.

Well, you are sleeping
with the talent.

It's never a good idea.

Right. Happy V-Day, Sis.

Hello, I need to return
all of these.

Oh, actually,
I'll keep the watch.

And since Lacy's still offers
the convenience of cash returns,

I'll take your largest bills,


Not happy with your purchases?

It's funny. It seems my tastes

have been rather ambivalent,
of late.

That makes your total refund,

twenty thousand, eight hundred
and ninety seven dollars.

Now, if you'll excuse me,
I have a gift to drop off.


Call me next time you see her.

What's all this?

This is why I asked you here.

I moved to New York
to be a real musician.

But, the more time
we spend together,

the harder it is
for me to focus,

and for you
to compartmentalize.

As much as I'll miss it,

I know I don't need
to sleep with you

as much as I need a manager.

You're right.

I admit my feelings for you
are growing.

And I don't think I'll ever
not want to kiss you, Josie.

But if a manager's what
you need right now,

then I'll keep it professional.

I listened to Jimmy Dodger's
demo, and I kinda liked it.

All right, I loved it.

You guys are gonna write a hit.

So, um...

May I?


- Hey.

Where did you stay last night?

My old place, with Rodge.

I just needed some space.
So, why are we here?

Come on, I'll show you.

So, a Lacy's girl
is subletting it,

and I talked to Jorge and Josie,

and I told them
that we're moving out.

You love that apartment.

And your roommates,
and this is way downtown

KO, if we're gonna
go the distance,

we have to make a big change.

-I know.
-We just need more space.

So you have room for your gear,
and I can sew,

and then, we can keep following
our separate dreams together.

And I know that everything
will be fine, I know that.

Come on, Katy.

Do you really want to do this?

KO, I am trying
to make this work.

I want this to work,
more than anything.

I know, but look at us.

What are we doing here?

Seriously, Katy,
just talk to me.

I thought if I could just
keep us the same as we were,

that we'd be OK.

But we're not OK.

Not really.

Yeah, the
truth is, we're growing apart.

If you felt that way,
why couldn't you tell me?

Because if I say it,
then it's real and I lose you,

and I don't want to lose you.

Hey, hey, I'm still here.


Should I be?

Yes. I

I don't know.


I'll always love you,
Katy Keene.

That will never change.

You will always be
my first love, KO Kelly.

And there, in front of
an apartment on Essex,

that we'd never see,

KO and I ended our Valentine's
with a kiss,

for the very last time.

You don't have to
the hearts, Katy.

we might be able to
re-use them next year.

Oh. I'm sorry, Francois.

What happened?

-It's over.

I've seen KO almost every day
since I was sixteen.

And other than my friends, he's
the only family that I have

I'm just not sure if I'm ready
for him to just be gone.

I'm proud of you, Katy.
You tried.

And that's the best thing
you could've done.

OK. Full disclosure...

these are "free-day-olds"
from my other job,

but the jelly keeps
surprisingly well.

-Thanks, Josie. Uh
- Yeah.

But, I actually can't stay.

I came to tell you we can't
keep writing music together.

What? Why? What happened?

Something incredible!

I got offered
an exclusive contract

to compose music
for TV and radio.


It's with Cabot Entertainment.

So, the money's really good!

Really? Who offered
you this contract?

Was it Alexander, the guy
who came here the other night?

No, it was his sister,

- Do you know her?

Uh, yeah. Yeah, I know her.

Well, if you're
anything like me,

you're short on Valentines.

What am I supposed to do
with this?

Well, you wear it! You know,
check the time, watch stuff.

Which reminds me,
I have a date with a fireman.

Engine one hundred
and forty one.

All the way up
in Washington Heights.

Ring them bells, boys!

We got a five-alarm fire,
right here!

We got ham, we got turkey,

and they're all made with love,


Italian deli meats, boys!

Who wants some? Here you go.

- I've got tuna...

What's all this?

I was on my way to work,

and I thought I'd show
a little appreciation

to New York's bravest.

Thanks for saving apartment 4B.

Any time. How's your burn doing?

Actually, I think you should
take a second look at it...

over drinks, maybe?

It's a date.

I'm Bernardo.

Jorge. Oh!

Ginger, at the moment.

Nice to meet you, Jorge, Ginger.

I'll call you?


The thing
about Valentine's Day,

about admitting
we believe in love...

it means we also
have to believe in

its power to break our heart.

I may have been strong enough
to let KO go,

but without him,