Ordinary Joe (2021–…): Season 1, Episode 9 - Thankful - full transcript

Cop Joe navigates a tense Thanksgiving family dinner. Music Joe battles his feelings of betrayal in order to help Amy's campaign. Nurse Joe and Jenny prepare to spend their first Thanksgiving apart from Christopher.

Previously, on
"Ordinary Joe"...

The partners just decided,

you're gonna finish
your law degree.

I'm a working mom.

A long-distance working mom,
actually and...

Perhaps you should focus
on parenting

rather than falling short
and making excuses.

You are Jenny Banks.

And she would never let some
surly professor

walk all over her.

[atmospheric music]

Housekeeping found this.

It wasn't in Bobby's room,
though. It was in yours.

Bobby only took that watch off
to shower and have sex.

I didn't know to help you.

Joe, I slept with Bobby.

[♪ ♪]

Seems like turning in Bobby

may have more blowback
than we thought.

I told you this how guys
like Bobby Diaz operate.

Do you want to stay with me
until it's safe to go home?

I'd like that.

You better sneak back
into your sister's room

before your mom catches you.

[both laugh]

I gotta go. Oh, man.

[sentimental guitar music]

[♪ ♪]

Back to walking the beat
again, huh?

Yeah. And I just got
the final approval.

Takes years to become
a detective,

but apparently only a week
to get your blues back.

Is that what you want?

My uncle's gonna pissed,
but it's my choice.

By the way, thank you for
offering to help my mom

cook Thanksgiving dinner.
Just be warned,

there's no
half-measures with her, okay?

She's gonna treat you
like one of her own,

which means no escape.

I think I can get through
Thanksgiving with your mom.

Did you know you can go see

the Thanksgiving Day Parade
balloons get blown up?

- I did.
- That's so much helium.

Dad says we can all go.

That sounds so fun, honey.

Can I talk to your dad
for a second?


Hey. What's...
I'll be right back, bud.

What's... what's going on?

Professor Holland invited me

to work
on a pro-bono case with her.

That's amazing. What is it?

It's a single mother
who's serving 16 months

because she lied to get her kid
into a better public school.

I mean, I'd still technically
just be an intern,

but I think Professor Holland
is giving me a second chance.

I'd have to dive in right away.

- You mean like...
- Like, today dive in.

Oh, so you, um...

You wouldn't be
coming home for Thanksgiving?

I want to. You have no idea.
I should be with you and Chris.

But given my rocky start here,

I don't feel like
I have much of a choice.

Yeah. No, it's okay.
I get it.

You know, I can manage
Thanksgiving on my own.

It's... it's not
that many people.

You already sound exhausted.

You know, you shouldn't
have to do this alone.

I know that we've talked
about it before

and never pulled the trigger.

But maybe it's time
we get an aide for Chris.

We could find
a nursing student.

Someone we can trust
who's affordable.

And if we hustle,
we might be able

to find someone in time
for the holiday.

Okay. Yeah. Wow. I'm in.

- I love you.
- Love you too.

The holidays won't look
the same without you,

but we'll get through it.

[chaotic drum playing]

[♪ ♪]

My man!

Those drums deserve better.

[♪ ♪]

[shouting] So Kokoro tells me
that you are not performing

at Amy's campaign event.

Kind of an important

You know, we sold a lot
of tickets with the promise

that you would be doing this...

[♪ ♪]

Would it kill you to just play
couple songs? Just a couple?

[pants] It might.

What's going on?

You know... marriage.

[cymbal clangs]

- So you know.
- You know?

Eric, did Amy tell you that
she was sleeping with Bob?

No. Uh, the...

The hotel found Diaz's watch
in her room.

And I just... I put
the pieces together.

- Why didn't you say anything?
- I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry, man.

I... I... I didn't think

that it was my place
to tell you, okay?

And... and it was
a lose-lose situation.

Look, I can't be
in the middle of you two.

You know that I love
you both too much.

- Yeah.
- Have you talked to her?

- No.
- I get it.

Finding out that your spouse
is lying to you is devastating.

You know, Adam didn't tell me
that he didn't want kids

until after we had got
an egg donor and a surrogate.

[emotional music]

It killed me.

I mean, I was so angry
I couldn't even think straight.

And, um, instead of destroying
all the furniture

in my... in my apartment,

I took a deep breath,
and I got a nice coffee drink,

and I thought about
what I wanted.

There's just one problem
with that, Eric.

I have no idea what I want.

Actually, that's not true.

I know what I want. I just want
to get through Thanksgiving.

[drumsticks banging]

[upbeat music]

[♪ ♪]

All right, you have to let me
know if I use too much sugar

'cause I'm known to have
a heavy pour.


I can't believe you do this
all on your own every year.

Oh, I love it.
It's like my Super Bowl.

There it is,
my Thanksgiving centerpiece.

It's a Kimbreau family

You expecting a call?

Seen you check it
like three times.

I'm sorry.
It's just force of habit.

Joe's father worked
as a beat cop.

I would sit by the phone.
I guess I was just worried

that, you know, something would
happen and then something did.

And it's actually worse when
your son is the one in uniform.

Oh, I... I haven't
thought of that.

Oh, don't listen to me.
I'm a worrier.

And watch that sugar!
I'm gonna keep my eye on you!

I told you.
[both laugh]

Here you go. Here's a card.

All right. That way you have it
if you need anything. Okay?

You one of the good ones?
Uh, unicorn, right?

All right. All right.
Very funny.

Hey. How you guys doing?
You need a hand?

- Not from you.
- Jordan.

- What? The cops don't help us.
- All right.

Well, let's see if we can try
and change that, okay?

Yeah. Easy for you to say.

Nobody ever comes
when we call 911.

Look, I do this every time
I'm assigned to a new beat.

All right?
There's my name, my number.

That's my direct line.

If you need any help,
you call me.

Boy, take the man's card.

[phone rings]


Yo, Domino's, I need
two pepperoni pizzas.


That's funny.

Try and use it
for emergencies, okay?

And I'll let the littering
go this time.

Hey, man. It gets better.

All right.
[muttering to self]

You know there's a thing
called the Internet now?

I'm sorry?

If you're trying to hire
an in-home aide...


A nursing student's a great

- But we have a message board.
- Ahh.

You know, like,
instead of paper.


Especially if you're looking
to hire someone right away.

Did you see
a pumpkin spice pod

over here by the coffee maker?

I did.
And now it's in my mug.

That was the last one.

- Well, you can buy some more.
- We cannot.

They stopped selling them
after Thanksgiving.

Well, I'm sure there is some
nutmeg around here somewhere.

It's fine. Really, it's fine.
You're new here. I get it.

Just next time,
don't take the last one.

It's breakroom etiquette.

You were gonna take
the last one.

I was. I was.
But I'm a nurse.

You're a nursing student.
I bought them.

You did not.

Copy that, pumpkin spice.

[ukulele strumming]

[♪ ♪]

Am I interrupting?

No. No. I was just, uh...

Uh, how was the doctor?

A lot of tests.
The pain's at my ribs now.

So he wants to do
some more scans.

But my shoulder's
feeling better.

That's... that's something.

Joe, I am...

Look, I know I hurt you, Joe.

I am... I am so sorry.

I was feeling alone
and overwhelmed

and... I thought
you were cheating.

Well, I wasn't.

And look, I know I should have
told you earlier about Zeke.

But come on, you can't blame me
for what you did.

No, I'm not. I'm not.

Look, there's no excuse
for what I did.

Okay, look, it was a mistake.

A one-time mistake, Joe.
I love you so much.

Can you say something? Please?

Do you hate me?

I mean, are you sad?
Are you angry?

Yeah, I'm angry.
I'm beyond angry.

But we're about to have
a house full of family.

And this isn't something we can

talk our way out of
before they get here.

- We'll cancel Thanksgiving.
- Oh, come on now.

No, and if you want, Joe,

I will cancel this campaign.
I will. Just tell me.

Okay, forget the fundraiser.
Forget it all.

- I will walk away from it.
- Do not cancel anything.

Let's just get
through the holiday.

[♪ ♪]

Uh, Mom and I made a list
of all the things

an aide should be able to do.

You guys thought of everything.

Very specific.
Hygiene conscious. That's good.

- That's important.
- Enjoys outer space.

Right? I mean, who wouldn't?

All right. Let's see
who checks some of these boxes.

["Perfect World"
by Allen Stone]

We are going to be
best friends.

And too much screen time
is really bad for your brain.

She's gonna take away
my iPad.

Thank you so much for coming.

You can see by the
color-coding that at 3:15 p.m.

every day after your nap,
it's homework time.

- [chuckles nervously]
- Thank you for being here

and taking time
out of your day.

Such a good boy, aren't ya?

I'm not a baby or a dog.
I'm nine!

- Okay.
- Nine!

Okay. All right.
Thank you so much for coming.

- Nine!
- And I'll just see you out.

- I didn't mean to...
- Thanks so much. Yup.

♪ It ain't bringing me down,
oh ♪

♪ Get it off my shoulder
Livin' like I told ya ♪

We'll find someone, bud.
I promise.

♪ It ain't bringing me down,
yeah ♪

♪ Get it off my shoulder
Livin' like I told ya ♪

[♪ ♪]

- Hi.
- Hey.

- Here to steal more coffee.
- Oh.

- That was a joke.
- [chuckles]

- I'm Kinsley.
- Yeah.

And that is the guy
I'm here to see.


- This is my room.
- Oh!


Honestly, this is the coolest
room I have ever seen.

But I think actually your
Ursa Major is a little off.

Dad hung that one.

Well, I minored in astronomy.

- Hmm.
- Well, not technically,

but I audited
a bunch of classes.

And I have a great app
on my phone.

Oh, my God. "Guys and Dolls?"

- Yeah.
- Are you kidding me?!

I did "Guys and Dolls"
when I was nine, too.

- I'm Nathan Detroit.
- No way! That's awesome.

What's your favorite musical?

- "Spring Awakening."
- "Dear Evan Hansen."

both: "Hamilton!"
[Joe chuckles]

I'm in! Let's hire her.

- Oh.
- Oh, uh... [chuckles]

I... we should
probably discuss it first, bud,

and... and talk to Mom, so...

What's to discuss?
She checks every box.

And you need help now
so you can cook and stuff.

Um, yes.

Wonderful. She's wonderful.



Well, why don't we look
at today

as a trial period, you know?
Unless you...

You probably already
have Thanksgiving plans.

Oh, no. I'm cool.
My family is in Ohio.

And my boyfriend,
he's at his parents'.

- Yeah.
- You know, he didn't exactly

- extend the invite.
- Uh-huh.

I didn't want to be
that girl who pushes

- if you're not at that level...
- All right, we get it.

- You're available.
- Mm-hmm.

- Yeah.
- She can help me cut my food

so you can be down by Grandpa.

Not to self,
steer clear of Grandpa.

He's fine. Grandpa's fine.

He's fine.



I had a good
feeling about this.

[clears throat]

[soft piano music]


I know what I'm grateful for.
A brother with six sports cars.

Celeste, can't you just knock
like a normal person?

I mean, do you always
have to make an entrance?

Yeah. You have to
change your password.

"Soldier On"?

Mm, let's pick a deeper cut
there, buddy.

Thank you for my limo.
That was so sweet.

I am gonna send you
a case of my shampoo.

As the primary investor
in your company,

I already receive
a case each month.


And if you want to get
behind the wheel

of an exotic German sports car,

you have to learn
how to drive stick.

You are so boring.

So is Amy home?

No, she's, uh, out preparing
for her fundraiser.

Then we can actually talk.

Okay. I am still processing
the whole Bobby thing.

I mean, obviously,
I expected infidelity.

- Can you just...
- But I was pretty sure

it was gonna be
the rockstar who cheated.

Look, I don't want to talk
about this with Mom or Frank.

I don't even want them
to know about this.

Please don't make me regret
telling you.

No. Of course.

So can you forgive her?

[sighs] I don't know.


- So divorce?
- [laughs] Oh, G...

- I don't know.
- Okay.

How long has it been
since you two had sex?

I do not want to talk
to you about that.

That long.

- Longer.
- Joe, okay,

here's the sum total of all
that I've learned in my years

and years of therapy that
you paid for. So thank you.

- Mm-hmm.
- You have to talk about it.

Celeste, in case it isn't
painfully obvious by now,

talking about it is the last
thing that I want to do.

Of course. Because holding
onto our baggage,

that's, like, in our DNA.
That was our Dad's problem.

And I'm not saying
you shouldn't be mad at Amy.

Of course you're mad at her.
I'm mad at her for you.

But, Joe,
you got to make a decision.

So you just end things with her
or you find a way.

You find some way
to move past it.

[emotional music]

- Check the corners!
- Ahh! Ow!

- Ahh! Yeah!
- Can you just hug me like a normal person?

Oh, you missed me, Broseph?
Your head.

- You're a nutjob.
- Your sister's here.

- I know!
- Oh, you missed me, Broseph?

You've lost your mind.
[both laugh]

Careful, don't
hurt your brother.

Yes, you did miss me,
miss me.

- What's wrong with you?
- You miss me, buddy?

- Huh?
- Yeah, I really missed you.

And what's happenin' in here?

You gonna put a ring
on this girl or what?

I don't know. She's...

Come on! Mom!

I'm good. I'm good.

Well, Mom couldn't be happier.


"Both my babies
under one roof."

All right. Gummy?

You haven't been back
in five years.

You're already trying
to get me suspended?

It is roof talk time,
little bro.

These things are legal.

Let's just... come on,
let's spill some tea.

What's the point? Hmm?

After this weekend, you're
gonna blow back out of here,

and I'm not gonna see you
for God knows how long.

Exactly. Yeah.

So we got a lot
of catching up to do.

Plus, I'm your sister.
And I can still hurt you.

- Ow, okay, okay.
- Yeah.

- Okay.
- So spill it.

What's up with this Amy girl?
Is she your person or what?

My person?

You have her tethered down
there to Mom in the kitchen.

I'd say things
are looking pretty serious.

How do you know
when things get really serious?

Joe, when you have to ask
someone how you know

if things are getting
really serious...

[sentimental music]

[♪ ♪]

[indistinct chatter]

[♪ ♪]

What are you doing?
You realize this room

is just soundproof. Everyone
can see you hiding in here.

I'm steeling myself
for the big show.

- Tonight?
- No, right now.

It's just... it's family.

This where the cool kids
hang out?

Uncle Frank,
what is happening up here?

I've got a product that could
bring all this back, you know?

Nah. The only thing bringing
that back is a time machine.

What's the holdup, Joey?

- No holdup.
- No holdup.

- We're ready.
- We're ready.

- I'll block for ya.
- Okay.


Hey, there he is.

Oh! Look at you. [Smooches]

Amy, thank you so much
for having us.

I-It was Joe, really.

- So happy you're all here.
- Ugh, yes.

And let's get this turkey
on the table!

- Look at this!
- Yeah.

My two babies under one roof.

I know what I'm thankful
for this year.

Aw, there's my baby girl!

Oh, there's my
infantilizing mother! Ahh!

Both my kids under one roof?

Yeah, I am allowed to enjoy

- Yes, you are, Mom.
- Oh, Mom!

I know what I'm thankful
for this year.

How was your flight?

Well, a drunk dude
nearly punched out

the flight attendant
next to me.

But other than that,
it was peachy.

- Wow.
- Hey.

Did your scissors make it
through security? 'Cause look.

- Always.
- I could use a trim, right?

Well, let's see here. Mom...

Mm-hmm. - You know what?

Whoever you're
using is doing a great job.

You, uh, you look really

- [groans]
- You do!

And where is
my freakin' nephew?

He's with Kinsley,
this new aide

who's helping him
get dressed before dinner.

- He has a new aide?
- Mm-hmm.

- Oh.
- And can we please save

the obscenely large
chocolate treats

until after dinner
like normal people?

Well, why didn't you tell me?
I can help.

Oh, well, you live
3,000 miles away.

And you feed my kid
enough chocolate

to put him
into a diabetic coma.


And also,
you've never helped, so...

- Uh...
- [laughs]

Uh, shoot, I just missed
Jenny's call.

- One second.
- Mm-hmm.

[emotional music]

[♪ ♪]

[phone buzzing]



Still beatin' up
on the interns, huh?

Well, the more things change.

Everyone, this is Barrett

former student of mine.

Every time he's in town, I rope
him into my current pro-bono.

Well, I can't think
of a better way

to spend the holiday.

- Hey, Jenny.
- Hey.

- I can't believe you're here.
- Yeah. Me too.

Keep forgetting how much I miss
Atlanta until I get here.

It's home. And now you're here.
So that's a bonus.

It is so nice
to see a friendly face.

Nobody smiles here.

Is that like
a law school thing or...

Kinda. Yeah.

It is so cool that
you're a part of this team.

Well, thanks to you,
I assume.

Mm-mm. That wasn't me.

Hey, Holland's case,
Holland's team.

That's all you, Banks.

[♪ ♪]

- Frank.
- Oh, good. You.

Joe didn't tell me
you were gonna be here.

Yeah, well, here I am.

- Happy Thanksgiving.
- Happy Thanksgiving.



[indistinct chatter]
[cheerful music]

[♪ ♪]


I know where these live.
Right here.


So hey, what, are you
really living here now?

What? I can ask a question.

- Stop.
- What?

- Joe, is she living here?
- That's enough.

It's just temporary,
all right?

Hey, just ignore him.

Hey, Amy, I hear that
you're looking for some work.

It may not be a dream job,

but what do you think
about waiting tables?

Look, if it's
good enough for AOC. Thank you.

Oh, sorry. Standing.

- Ooh!
- Someone's awake.

- You okay?
- Yeah.

- Hey, little bean.
- Aw!

You want to meet
your Uncle Joe?

- Oh, Mal.
- Oh, shoot!

- Mal, come on!
- Sorry.

- Well, you blew it!
- It is... hey, he knows.

Well, we wanted
to surprise you.

Um, Mal and I
talked about this.

It's... it's... it's important
to us to have a godfather

that we can really count on to
be around for this little bean.

You know, someone heroic
and kind and good.

Somebody who's been
my best friend

since, I don't know, forever.

[both laugh]

I can't believe you just
called me your hero.

- Ah!
- I... I... okay.

- That means so much to me.
- Heroic.

Not necessarily my hero.

- I'm sorry.
- I'm serious. What do you say?

Will you be our godfather,
Uncle Joe?

It would be an honor.

Oh. Come here. Here.
You feel that?

- [laughs]
- Whoa! That's a kicker.

Yeah, right?

Amy, come here.
You got to feel this.

Oh, come on. Get in here.
It's a party.

[overlapping chatter]
[Mal laughing]

- Oh, my God.
- Come on. Come on. Come on.

Okay, before I cry,

I just want you all to know
how much I love you.

[emotional music]

You know, your dad
and I always told each other

never to leave
anything unsaid, so.


Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.

I can't think of a better time
to start Gratitude-Go-Around.

- No!
- Come on. Come on.

- Let's do it.
- Ugh!

- Oh, no.
- Oh, Lord.

It'll never die!

So what's

is a tradition my mom

makes us do every year.

- I don't make you do it.
- Yes, you do.

- Every year.
- Do I?

Well, we pass
around this turkey.

And when it's your turn,

you say
what you're grateful for.

All right.

You don't have to do it
if you don't want to.

- Are you kidding? I love this.
- Yeah?

I'm stealing it
for my family. Not literally.


I am forever grateful

that we got rid of that
awful old turkey centerpiece

and you got this new one.
It is beautiful, Christopher.

It certainly is.
Although I'm not sure

why you would need
to bring up the old one.

- Water under the bridge, Mom.
- And I am grateful

that Douglas let me carve
the turkey this year, so...

Well, I'm not.


No, no. I am very, very happy
to be here with all of you.

Even if it is
without our Jenny.

Excuse me.

You guys don't have the turkey.
I have the turkey.

- Excuse me.
- Okay.

I am thankful
to you and Douglas

for getting Frank
the help he needs.


Hopefully, he'll be with us
at the table next year.

- Amen.
- Yeah.


Well, it's you, bud.
I'm grateful to be your dad.

Today, tomorrow, and every day.

You say that every year.

It's true.

I'm grateful
for you too, Dad. And for Mom.

All right, turkey me.

Oh! This is the turkey.

- Yay!
- Yes! Yes!

Okay. I am grateful
for this new job

taking care of
this wonderful boy.

- Trial period. Trial period.
- Trial period.

- Got it.
- Okay.

Well, uh...

we are also grateful
for Christopher.

Especially this year.

Why me?

Well, you inspired
a very big decision.

You know, we debated
kidnapping you forever.

[Amy laughs]

But we still really want to be
friends with your parents.

I figure they're good people.

Uh, so you inspired us
to get one of our own.

- We're gonna adopt.
- What?

- Yes!
- Oh, my gosh!

- That's great.
- Yeah.

- Congratulations.
- Wow.


It's a long, long process
we have ahead.

- Yeah.
- And to you, sir.

I will be grateful
when we are finally able

to get rid of this
stupid ceramic turkey.


I thought you worked through
all that in therapy.

Oh. I am very healed.

But it's not like you can't
afford a new one, Joe.

I mean, there's not,
like, some...

- It wouldn't be this turkey.
- Tiffany turkey we could buy,

or... I mean, look at all this.

Let's not go there.
Okay, Joe. You're up.

Although, I think we all know
who you're grateful for.

[emotional music]


Okay, what's going on
with you two?

- Nothing.
- Mom.


[phones chime]

What's going on?

- Campaign emergency?
- It's Regina Diaz.

Um, Regina decided
to throw her hat into the ring.

It was an honor
to be appointed

to my late husband's
congressional seat.

After much careful
thought and consideration,

I've decided to honor
his legacy

and stay in the race
for next term's election.

I'm looking forward to facing
Miss Kindelán in the primary.

I know Bobby would be
very proud of the decision.

Thank you.

I thought she was just gonna
serve out her husband's term.

I guess she changed her mind.

She's gonna be my opponent
in the primary.

[♪ ♪]

Um, I'm... I'm grateful
for Gwen and Joe

for letting me stay here after
my apartment got broken into.

Yeah. That's nice when you
got Joe looking out for you.

He's... he's very loyal.

- Okay. Take it easy.
- You know what? I got a toast.

No one wants to hear
your toast, Frank.

No, I do.

I'm grateful for this dinner

and for this beautiful family
being here.

Yeah. But you're not
too grateful for that promotion

I got for you

because you threw that one back
in my face too I heard.

I didn't ask you for that.

He can make his own
decisions, Frank.


Here's what I'm grateful for.

I'm grateful for these two.

Because of their decision
to become heroic truth seekers,

I've been suspended

So thank you.

And congratulations
on saving the world.

Hey. I'm sorry
that you were suspended.

But I did what was right.

Yeah. You and Lady Liberty.

Hey, leave her out
of this, okay?

All right, that's enough,
Frank. Okay? Just...

- That's enough.
- And just so you know,

I did exactly what
my pops would have done.

Yeah. You have no idea
what your dad would have done.

- Sit down.
- Do not speak to him that way.

- Are you laughing?
- Is this funny to you?

[laughs] A little bit.

Just you always thinking Dad
only ever did the right thing

'cause, you know, in our house,
he was "Saint Christopher."

Celeste, stop it.
I will not have it.

Not... not on this holiday.

- No, not on this holiday.
- No. No.

Or any holidays,

Stop it! - No one in our

- wants to acknowledge the fact...
- Acknowledge what?

That you resent Dad
for some reason? No, we get it.

No, that you all deify him.
Case in point, exhibit A,

it has been 21 years, 21 years,
and we are still using

that damn ceramic turkey
as a centerpiece.

Well, this damn centerpiece
means something to me!

- [laughs]
- It's a family tradition!

And it doesn't matter
that you broke the turkey!

I broke it? Oh, my God, Mom.
How delusional can you be?

You don't remember Dad
throwing it at my head?

- He never did that.
- Oh.

Yes, he was mad.
He was very protective of you,

and he always wanted
the best for you.

She's right, Celeste.
Dad worked his ass off

to save that money for you
to go to college.

And you threw it in his face.
You wanted to run off

with Derek,
that wannabe tattoo artist?

I broke up with him.
It was never about Derek.

It was the fact that
I didn't want to go to college.

And I know that you think
he was the perfect brother,

Uncle Frank,
and the perfect husband,

and the p-perfect dad.

But he wasn't that for me.

- That is enough.
- For someone who believes

in never letting
anything go unsaid,

I just think it's ironic, Mom,

that no one in our family
ever talks.

We never talk about
how angry Dad used to get.

[somber music]

You remember. And we never
talk about anything.

We never talk about Joe
being a cop and the fact

that he's in his 30s and he's
living at home

- with his mommy...
- Okay.

In this little house
like he always did.

I think dinner's over.

See, we never sit down
and just talk about it.

[♪ ♪]

- This one came out wrong.
- Hey, uh, before we go inside.

There's... there's something
I've been meaning to tell you

because, you know, I never got
the gratitude turkey.

Actually it's more of
a gratitude/confession combo.

But whatever.

I am thankful that
we live in a time

when I can live a healthy life
as an HIV-positive man.

But I'm fine.
I am completely undetectable.

I've been waiting to find
the right time to tell you.

And I guess this is it.

But... but I wanted to make sure
you knew before we...

Okay, okay, okay.
Just look, relax, relax.


You don't have to explain
anything to me.

You don't have to
explain yourself to me.

And... I'm thankful
that you're honest.

[sentimental music]

But also, I'm on PrEP.

[♪ ♪]

[both chuckle]

- Come on.
- Yeah.

- We're gonna be late.
- Yeah.

It's a nice venue.

Be right back.


Look, Joe,
I just... I want to just...

Hey, Amy.
I can't do that right now.

- You ready?
- Yeah. Yeah.

Come on, guys.


Thank you all
for being here tonight

and for celebrating
Thanksgiving with us.

- You all right?
- Yeah.

All right, let's go.

Means a lot
that you would spend

part of your holiday with me.

I am so grateful
for your support

and to be your candidate.

[cheers and applause]

But I know that you're really
not here to see me.


Hey, Joe. Play "Away You Go."

Okay. There you go.
Our first request.

That's gonna cost
you another grand. [Laughter]

You know, this was the
first song that Joe ever wrote.

And it was just the two of us
trying to figure out

how to afford bus fare to DC

so that I can make it
to my job interview.

I remember when we first
heard it on the radio.

We couldn't believe it.

That's when I realized that
I was falling in love with him.

[emotional guitar music]

That's what his songs
made me feel.

[♪ ♪]

Then you hear something
a million times

and you forget that feeling.

So tonight, I am so grateful
that I get to hear it

for what will feel like
the first time in a long time.

Everyone, my husband,
Joe Kimbreau.


Kill it.

All right.
Let's give 'em a show.

[music begins]

[♪ ♪]

[guitar playing joins]

[♪ ♪]

♪ Breathe slow, sweet child

♪ Dream lapse, run wild ♪

♪ Na-na-na, na-na,
na-na Na-na-na, na-na ♪

[♪ ♪]

♪ Old words, no shows ♪

♪ Worse hurts, open hopes ♪

♪ Na-na-na, na-na, na-na
Na-na-na, na-na ♪

[♪ ♪]

♪ Lost love, re-flame ♪

♪ Unglue, new shape ♪

♪ La-la-la, la-la, la-la
La-la-la la-la ♪


[♪ ♪]

♪ Come a little bit closer ♪

♪ So I can set a pretty spark
in your heart ♪

♪ I'll be over your shoulder
Shine a light in the dark ♪

[♪ ♪]

man: We love you, Joe.

[♪ ♪]

♪ Lost love, re-flame ♪

♪ Unglue, new shape ♪

♪ La-la-la, la-la, la-la

♪ La-la-la, la-la ♪

♪ Come a little bit closer ♪

So I can set
a pretty spark in...


Let's take a walk, kid.

[pick clatters]

[somber music]

[♪ ♪]

[phone vibrates]
[phone vibrating]

- Here. Take a look at this.
- Mm-hmm.

- That was in the deposition?
- Mm-hmm.

- Tell me I'm right.
- You're right.

- Always.
- Can't use that.

Professor Holland,

I've been rereading
the April 25th deposition.

Judge Hamler's remarks
could help us... I think.

Excessive sentencing.

I mean, he gave
some embezzlers less time.

This could be grounds
for the appeal.


- Good.
- Good.

Actually, Jenny,
if you wouldn't mind,

I need you to run down
to the law library

and grab "Crim Pro" by Lubiak
and Bonotto. Yeah?

- Okay.
- And no rush.

If you happen to have time
to call home on the way,

- you knock yourself out.
- Thank you.

- Yeah.
- How long are you here?

Actually, Professor Holland
asked me to co-chair the case.

So I'll be staying in Atlanta
till it's done.

Oh, well, great.

- Thanks for covering me.
- Absolutely.

[sentimental music]

Oh, he's out.

Nothing like being
tucked in the bed by Mom,

- even if it is over the phone.
- Hmm.

What are you
still doing here?

You're way off the clock.
And I don't think

it's part of job description
to be folding clothes.

Ah, well, you know,
they were here. [Chuckles]

Now Chris said you made
these for him. Is that true?

Yeah. Yeah. I, um,

made them last year after
his spinal fusion surgery.

It's easier to change his pants
while he's in the chair.

And you're a freakin'
innovative genius.

Zipper pants. Love it.

Hey. Forget the trial period.
You're hired.

- Thank you.
- Yeah. Yeah.

Good night, Kinsley!

Good night, Chris!

- Go to sleep.
- I love her!

- [laughs] Good night.
- Good night.

Sorry again about my family.

I just... I had to
get out of there.

Don't be.

I do remember
that Thanksgiving,

my dad blowing up at Celeste.

You know, maybe she's right.

Maybe we don't talk about
how things really are.

[phone rings]


Okay, where are you?
Stay calm. I'm...

Did you call 911?

All right,
we'll be right there.

- [phone beeps]
- What happened?

That was one of the residents
from my new beat.

There's been a fire.

You're coming along
for the ride.

"Love Is Pain" by FINNEAS...

[♪ ♪]

♪ Say it's not enough
to be in love ♪

♪ You need
to prove it somehow ♪

[♪ ♪]

♪ It's not dollar signs
or pickup lines ♪

♪ Or anything that
you could kiss away now ♪

♪ That hollow feeling
in your chest ♪

Kokoro thinks I should
push the tour.

Take some time off.

- [sighs]
- Maybe she's right.

[♪ ♪]

I'm... I'm so sorry, Joe.

I always knew that you
and Bobby had a connection.

But I never imagined.

Are we...

are we broken?

I don't know, Amy.

Maybe we are.

♪ If it's easy,
if it's fun ♪

♪ Something's missing ♪

[♪ ♪]

♪ Love is pain ♪


[people screaming]

[♪ ♪]

Fire truck should be here
in three minutes.

They want me
to wait for backup.

NYPD, back up. I need everyone
to move back, please.

Ma'am, can you please get back
from the building, please.

Sir, step away
from the building, please.

You need to back away
from the building, please.

[man coughing]

Hey, breathe.
Breathe. Come here.

thank you for coming.

My son Jordan,
I can't find him.

He was down the hall with
a friend on the second floor.

- Second floor?
- Second floor.

No, Joe!

I don't want to leave
anything left unsaid.

I love you.

[♪ ♪]

Please don't go.

[♪ ♪]

[phone chimes]

Hello, Amy.
It's Dr. Gohclay.

We're gonna have
to put off those scans

we scheduled for your ribs.

I have the results
of your bloodwork.

And you're actually pregnant,

so call the office tomorrow,

♪ Love is pain