Spinning Out (2020): Season 1, Episode 7 - Healing Times May Vary - full transcript

Dasha's painful secrets come to light. Fixated on winning, Kat puts her mental health at risk. Serena's dad returns with a complicated proposal.

♪ I met the darkness ♪

♪ Said, how do you do? ♪

♪ And I danced on water ♪

♪ With the weight on my shoulder ♪

♪ Fell right down ♪

♪ In the water I see ♪

♪ Everything that lies beneath ♪

♪ In the water I see ♪

♪ Who I'm trying to be ♪

♪ In the water I see ♪

♪ Everything I want ♪

♪ Comes at a cost ♪

♪ Everything I want ♪

♪ Comes at a cost ♪

♪ And I want ♪

♪ It all ♪

♪ So ring me up ♪

♪ Put it on my tab ♪

♪ Whatever the cost ♪

♪ I'm good for it ♪

♪ So ring me up ♪

♪ Put it on my tab ♪

♪ Whatever the cost ♪

♪ I'm good for it ♪

♪ So ring me up ♪

♪ Put it on my tab ♪

♪ Whatever the cost ♪

♪ I'm good for it ♪

To Dasha and Anatoly, Olympic champions!


Can't believe we did it. We skated clean!

Very good! Very good!

Good? That was great!
Did you see Kat's triple sal?

Yeah, I always see everything. Beautiful!

- We could not have done it without you.
- No. You two did the hard part.

A month of practice competitions paid off.

You should be so proud.

I am. I mean, I couldn't be more.

I can't believe I'm saying this,
but I think we could get fourth.

Or maybe even third.

I'm gonna go wait for the results.
Meet you at the kiss and cry.


- Careful. It's slippery here.
- Okay, okay.

I know I scared you, but don't worry.

There I go. It's just low blood pressure.
That's it.

The doctor said I need to drink more water
and eat a banana, and I forget sometimes.

I'll be fine.

Let's just go see how you did today.

After the short program, Davis
and Baker have a total of 47.23 points,

which puts them in seventh place.


That concludes the senior pairs
short program competition

in this year's Regional Skating
Championships here in Ketchum, Idaho.

Will you join us in a few days...

Meet you in the lobby.

- Kat?
- This is a disaster!

Even if we skate
our long program perfectly,

we're still only gonna place fifth.

Fifth means no Sectionals.
Fifth means we're done for the season.

It's okay, Kat. Dasha said we'd be
at Nationals in two years, not one.

We're still on track.

I knew Leah and Gabe would come first,
but Andrew and Chelsea placed above us?

We are hands down better skaters
than everyone else out there!

Kat! You're right. We are better skaters,

but most have been together
longer than we have, and...

their programs are...

More difficult.


Hey, most people have worked for years

to get to where we've gotten
in, like, three months.

Next year is our time.

I promise.

You won Regionals with Natalie last year.

You don't do seventh place,
and neither do I.

Come here.

It's gonna be all right.

I'd better get Dasha home. She's worried
about driving after her fall.


don't beat yourself up too much, okay?

It's gonna be all right.


Loved the tango. Like, loved it.


You two were so cute out there.

- Okay, tell me what's going on.
- It's not important.

Except it is.

I can't...

If something is wrong with you,
you've gotta tell me.

It's not important.

I promise.

Pinecrest Realty. Uh-huh.

Okay. Can I have your number?


Oh, hey, Serena.

No, you cannot get your nose pierced.

I don't care what your dad says.

No. First in short program
is no reason to put a hole in your nose.

Do it and suffer.

Hey. How'd it go? How'd they do?

Sweet things came in seventh.


God, that's a step down.

I'm sure Kat's not happy.

That girl's never known a competition
off the podium.

- I wish she'd let me come.
- I wonder why she didn't.

Hey, do you have a sec?

I wanted to talk to you about something.


So I think I really mastered
the filing and stapling,

and I told you I passed
my state courses, right?

Couple of times now.

Well, anyway, um...

I think that the mid-level rentals
are a really under-served market,

and I found this two-bedroom rental that
I feel like I can move the shit out of.

In a... In a nice way.

Well, you've only been working here
a month.

I know. I just...

I really love this job,
and I wanna succeed.

And you will.

You'll get there, eventually.

Pinecrest Realty.

Mom never lets me do anything fun.

Hey, don't sweat it.

In a couple of years, you'll be 18.
You can do whatever you want.

Don't tell her I said that.

I cannot get over my baby girl winning.

That jump you did at the end
and that other jump. Oh!

Well, I wasn't fully rotated
coming out of my triple lutz triple toe.

Well, doesn't matter how you lutz.
I'm really proud of you.

This is fun, right?

- You like hanging out with your old man?
- Yeah, it's fun.

When you're here.

Good. Because there's something I've
really been wanting to talk to you about.

Hey, I didn't know you'd be here today.

- Practice session.
- Yeah, good idea.

This rink's a bit bigger than Pinecrest.
Make sure you cover all the ice.

I know.

Anyway, did you hear we got seventh?

All the other programs just have
a higher level of difficulty than ours.

You know, I did the math,

and even if we nail every element
in our long program

and the six teams above us all blow it,
we're still four points behind.

Maybe I wasn't being clear enough.

I don't give a flying fuck
what happens in your skate today,

next week, or ever.

Jenn, you were always talking about
how you wanted to sleep with Justin.

How was I supposed to know
you actually liked him?

A piece of advice,

when the math doesn't add up,
you got the problem wrong.

It's over, Kat.

Give it up. You're done.

You're two-tenths off on the downhill.

If I weren't so nice,
I'd give you crap about it.

What's the big deal
with two-tenths of a second?

Well, you know, just the difference
between first and fifth.

Yeah, man. I wouldn't worry about it.

You're probably just nervous because
you had your mom watching your runs.

- Mom?
- There they are!

I have treats for my birthday boy.

Ooh, Dr. H, you shouldn't have!

These look almost as good
as your tacos.

I have to make him good food while I can.

Need to fatten him up
before he goes off to medical school.

Medical school?

I don't think we've met.
I'm Camille, Marcus's mother.

Oh, yeah, Mom. This is Alana. We...

Well, she's...

um... the concierge here.

Nice to meet you, ma'am.

I'm trying to figure out a place
to have Marcus's birthday brunch.

Maybe you could make a recommendation?

I'd be happy to.
Is it just the two of you celebrating?

- You don't have to...
- It's not a problem.

Just doing my job.

Hey, you.

Jenn gave me this amazing idea.

It was staring me in the face
the whole time,

but I figured out
how we can go to Sectionals.

Kat, it's okay.

But if we change our triple toe
into a three-jump combination,

that's 2.6 extra points.

Then if we add a throw triple loop

and we go for the triple twist
instead of the double, we should be great.

If we do this perfectly
and Leah and Gabe skate a clean program,

which, of course, they will,

we'll be second in the long program,

fourth overall,
and following them to Sectionals.

All we have to do is change the math.

Whoa! I mean, you did a great job
beautiful-minding this,

but we can't just
up the level of difficulty

two days before our program.

Crazier things have happened.

Well, would you like to be the one to tell
Dasha we're changing our entire program,

or should I?

It could be dangerous.

You're the one
who wanted to go to the Olympics.

This is how we can do it.

Yeah, maybe on paper, but there's a reason
we've been doing an easier program.

Yeah, I know.

Because of me.

You're perfectly capable of every element
I'm talking about.

I've been holding us back.

Look, if I can catch up...

are you in?

You know, adding all this is gonna make
getting through our program exhausting.

Won't be a problem.

If we hurry, we can make the last session.

Eventually. Eventually?

Like, what does that even mean? Four days?

Four years?

She's just trying to stall me,
but I know I can do this.

Why don't you channel
all of that determination

into slicing some bread?

This is serious, Mitch.

Okay? I have to figure out a way
to show her that I can get shit done.


that's my alarm. Can you hand me my pills?

Thank you.

They're late.

By one minute.

They'll be here soon.

I want Serena on the ice
first thing tomorrow.

I don't think that Reggie
quite understands

how important this weekend is for her.

Look, Reggie might not be punctual,

or know a lutz from his asshole...

...but he loves Serena.

Any idea how long he's sticking around?

I know you said
that it's usually a few days, but...

well, this past month
has felt like an eternity.

You have a little something
on your face here.

What is that?

Is that jealousy?


We're home!

Ugh! It smells healthy.

Come here.

Are you done?

For now.

Because Dad's moving here, like, forever.

- I was gonna tell you.
- That's great news.

- It is?
- Oh. Um... okay, then.

I'm glad you think so.

I got a dispatch job lined up
over in Fairfield.

Yeah, and you're gonna need a place
to live, right?

I have the perfect listing.

Yeah. Yeah, that'd be great.

All right. Oh, Mitch.


I forgot we...

- We got something for you today.
- Oh.

Big noggin there.

You're a peach.

Well, I'm gonna
go say goodnight to Serena.


- You're gonna help him find a place?
- Yes.

Yes. This is how I can show Mandy
that "eventually" starts today.




Oh, good. It's you.

You know, I was wondering whether your
mom preferred her brunch sweet or savory.

I made reservations for both just in case.

I know you're mad, okay? And I get that...

It's difficult to choose
without knowing anything about her.

- Would you just let me explain?
- Explain what?

That we've been hanging out
for over a month,

and you never mentioned your mom visiting?
Or your birthday?

- Or that you're going to medical school?
- It's complicated.

What about Kat?
Did you tell Kat about medical school?

No! What does Kat have to do with this?


No, I just don't wanna be
some holding pattern

while you wait for another girl.

I need to know
what we're doing here, Marcus.


Oh, I almost forgot.

Pinecrest Lodge wishes you
a very happy birthday.

Pour yourself a drink on us
on your next shift.

Well, those look expensive.

Reggie get them for you?


Drew gave them to me.


Nice young man, Drew.

You have nothing to worry about, you know.

My parents fought all the time.

The fights would always happen
when my mom was off her meds,

and now that she's doing a lot better,

maybe that's why my mom and dad
are getting along so well.

It's weird, but still, don't worry.

I'll see you on the rink.

- Kat.
- Hi.

You don't usually skate this session.
What are you doing here?

Justin and I decided we needed
to squeeze in a last-minute session

'cause we're totally changing
our long program.

Landed our new triple combination,

but we've only nailed
our triple twist once,

and we're competing tomorrow.

Sounds intense!

Is that why you haven't been
returning my texts?

Never mind. Doesn't matter.

I miss you.
And I have so much to tell you.

I won.

I got first place.
I beat Jenn in the short program!

Good. She fucking deserves it.

Wow. Okay.

Anyways, my dad's in town,

and he's staying, like, forever.

He's cooking dinner for me,
Mom, and Mitch tonight.

You know, to celebrate me winning.
Do you think you could come?


I just want everybody to be together.

I can't. I've gotta work.

I'm sure Marcus
has been giving me the shitty shifts

to punish me for dating Justin.

Wait. What?

I've missed a lot.

You should come by more often.
Mom's been really good lately.

Until she's not.
Okay. Look, I've really gotta get to work.

Even though it's a complete waste
of fucking bullshit time.

I should be on the ice instead of hawking
shoestring fries for the next eight hours.

I feel like you've had, like,
18 cups of coffee today. Are you okay?


I'm fine.

Just... stressed.

Overwhelmed, you know?

Talk later?

You're right, Carol.
This is a perfect place for me and Serena.

I know, right?

Well, I'll get the lease agreement going

and find out a way to break the news
to Mandy.

I've gotta ask, Reg...

Why now?

We had years.

Serena's always wanted you here.

I was on an east coast run
a couple of months ago.

Sun's coming up,
so I bring the visor down,

and a picture of Serena falls out.

You know the one with her in the pigtails
and the sailor dress?

Her third birthday.

She threw up on the cake.


I don't know.
I looked at it, and I thought...

two more years until she's gone,

and I don't wanna miss what's left.

I want her to live with me.

Live with you?

I was thinking every other weekend.

I thought you'd be relieved.

You get more time with Union Jack.

His name is Mitch.

And did you ever think
that I only have two years left too?

I'm sorry,

but there's no way in hell
that she's living with you.

Hello, Dasha.

Apologies for the wait.

We're a bit backed up today.

That's fine.

I wish I had better news.

You can see here that the glaucoma
has not responded to the eye drops

and the pills you've been trying.

Now that your peripheral vision
is compromised,

your condition has likely been progressing
for several months.

Now, in a situation like yours,

I want to be as straightforward
as possible,

which is why I recommend
that you have surgery as soon as possible.

Or I will go blind.

The added eye pressure

will eventually cause you
to lose your eyesight entirely, yes.

Now, I've had a cancellation
tomorrow afternoon.

No, not tomorrow.

My student competes tomorrow.

He has skated with me watching
since he was a boy.

If you don't take this appointment,

you might have to wait months
for another opening.

That might be too late.

So if I'll have the surgery...

I will definitely see?

With any eye surgery,

there is a small risk
that you will lose your eyesight.

- But the alternative...
- No, no, no.

I know surgery can be scary.

I'm not scared.

Then I will hold the spot for you

in case you change your mind.

Ah! Chivas Regal
in a stem glass with a twist?

My boy knows his mama.

Hey, Kat. Marcus didn't tell me
you were working today.

Oh, hey, Camille. Yeah, I'm working.

Kinda wish I wasn't, but you know.

Just got a lot on my mind, you know?
I'll be right back.

Kat, where are you going?
There are drinks that need to go out.

I said I'd be right back.

You know what? I need to get to the rink.
You can cover for me, right?

Uh, no. Actually, I can't.

Hey! Kat!

Look, there's 150 people
on the books tonight.

- I can't do that with a server down.
- Don't be so dramatic. It's one shift.

And I need to skate
a clean program tomorrow.

You of all people should understand

that sometimes
athletes have to make sacrifices.

So Justin and his entitled bullshit
are really rubbing off on you, huh?

That's why you're being such a dick?

You got your balls in a twist
because I'm dating Justin and not you?

Fine. Go.

But if you leave,
ain't no need for you to come back.

Great. Well, guess I'm fired.

- I thought you had a shift.
- Got it covered. Grab your skates.

You're joking?

We put in all the new elements.
We're good.

- Seriously, Kat. We're gonna be fine.
- We need one more practice session.

We've gotta land our triple toe
three more times.

Three more? I'm exhausted.

And even if I wanted to say yes,
the rink's been closed for hours.

Got that covered too.

That's your plan?

Break into the rink with a credit card?
Okay. Sketchy.

- Where'd you pick up that skill?
- Girl I used to know.

Come on. Ice time's wasting.

All right.
I hope everyone wore their fat pants.

Thanks, Dad. This all looks amazing.

I begged my dad
to make his famous spaghetti.

He tried to get out of it.
Wouldn't let him!

Lucky for us.

We've gotta celebrate
my baby winning her competition.

Don't get too excited.
I still have to finish the long.

Uh-uh. Whatever.

You've got this in the bag.
We're celebrating you tonight.

How many turkey meatballs
do you want, Rena?

Serena, why don't we just stick
to the pasta and salad?

Your muscles won't appreciate
the tryptophan in the morning.

What, you're telling my daughter
what she can eat now?

That's my job.

I'm her skating coach.

- Well, I'm her dad.
- You're playing Dad now?

I don't have to play her dad.
I am her dad.

- I helped make her.
- Dad!

- Don't talk to him like that.
- It's all right.

No. Mitch has been there for us.

Which is a lot more
than anyone can say for you.

- Mom!
- No, no. She's right.

I should be around more.

Actually, I was thinking
you should be spending more time with me.

Maybe it's time to reopen
the custody arrangement.

- What are you talking about?
- How dare you bring that up

without working it out with Carol first.

Since when do you get a say?
You don't live here.

- You're not a part of this family.
- Oh, screw you, Reggie!

Okay? I am her mother,

and I have been here
every day for the last 16 years.

I have kept this family together.

So don't think for a second
you can just swoop in

and take her away from the person
who raised her.

All right. You're right.

You have done a great job
of keeping this family together.

Speaking of, where's Kat?

- She's a big part of this family, right?
- Dad!

Mom, it's okay.

It's nice with just us.

You're right, sweetheart.

I'm sorry.

Maybe we should just let Serena decide
where she wants to spend her time.


in the end, this is up to you.

Right, Carol?

- Let's do it again!
- What? No way! Not again.

That's three we landed.
You're killing it. We're done.

No, no, no. We have to do the whole
program again with the triple twist.


For me?


How did you two get in here?

Relax. It's only George.
I mean, who cares?

- His dad owns the fucking rink.
- Sorry, George! Won't happen again.

We'll run the program in the room, okay?


Hi. Sorry if I woke you.

Is Kat here?


She's not home yet.

Would it be okay if I waited?
I really need to talk to her.


What happened? Why are you so worried?

Just a stupid choice I have to make.


What's this?

That's a stupid choice I have to make too.

My parents are all,
"You choose who you wanna live with,"

but how am I supposed to know
the right thing to do?

I mean...

my mom is great...

sometimes, but she's... complicated.

And my dad is easier, but...

Not that he stuck around long enough
for me to really get to know him!

But, like, I do love them both.

So you think if you choose one,
you lose the other.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

I made a hard choice once too.

Long time ago.

I was training for the Olympics in Russia
when I met her.

The most beautiful woman I ever saw.

We were born at the wrong time.

Before the parades and...

rainbow flags.

If we were caught,
they would never let me skate again.

So I made the choice.

I choose skating...

over my Tatiana.

I thought, you know, maybe later,
after the Olympics, I can find her.

I can tell her the truth.

But I waited too long.

She got married.

To be safe.

And I only saw her one more time.

That's... really sad.

So I wear the long face for one week,
and I just moved on.

I skate.

I married man.

I moved to US.

I coach.

I buried man.

But still, even today...

I see her everywhere.

Forty years...

since our goodbye...

but if she will walk through this door...

I would know her.

And now I have to make this decision.

Surgery, no surgery.

And if I'll make a wrong choice...

I may never see her again.

The doctor is right.

I'm scared.

I mean, me too.

But it isn't a reason not to do something.

Thank you...

for your help, Serena.

- I'm going to bed now.
- What?

I thought you were gonna help me.

You don't need help.

You're a very wise little girl.

- Okay, that's it. I'm done.
- No, no, no! Come on!

We need to make sure the new elements
are really in our muscle memory.

- If we just do it two more times...
- It's not happening. I'm exhausted!

- And I'm bigger than you...
- No!

...so I win!

Something's different with you.

It's like you've got all this crazy
energy, and I'm just trying to keep up.

Is this just competition Kat or something?

Maybe. You hate it?

No, it's just a different side of you.

I like getting to know all your sides.

It's weird that you say that
because I feel like lately,

I've been getting to know myself too.

It's like I'm landing all my jumps,

my mom's not in my head
for the first time ever,

I'm in this amazing relationship with you,

and I just feel like
I completely love you.

Wait. What?

I mean it.

You're super lame for not wanting
to run our program again, but...

I love you, Justin.

I love you too.

Hey. Hey, Jenn. Wait up.

Look, I can't skate
if I know you're mad at me.

- Then don't skate.
- Can you just wear this, please?

I know it's probably superstition,
but Justin and I...

Leave me alone.

I don't wanna be your friend anymore.

Then I hope you fucking fall.


This quiche is heaven.

You know,

your dad and sisters think I'm crazy,

but I'm just glad my baby still lets me
make a big fuss over his birthday.

What's wrong? Is it that you don't know
how to tell me you turned down Stanford?

- Oh.
- Yeah, "Oh."

How'd you find out?

I ran into one of my contacts
on the Stanford board at an AMA dinner,

and she mentioned
they were sorry to miss you.

Marcus, you are a grown man.

If you don't want to go to Stanford,
that is your business,

but you didn't even bother to tell me.

- I didn't even know what to say.
- What was your plan exactly?

Hoping that I didn't notice
until you weren't a doctor in four years?

It doesn't sound so smart
when you put it like that.

I don't know.
I was trying to figure it out.

And I did.

So just try and have an open mind, okay?

The thing is...

I wanna ski.

I'm good, Mom. Really good.

My coach thinks I could make it
to the Olympics.

So, you turned down Stanford to...

Look, you always say
you want me to be happy.


And if that means...

...skiing, then...

so be it.

But whatever you do in life,

I expect you to commit.

Speaking of commitment,

I think it's time you chose
between Kat and the concierge.

Wait, how did you...

I can't believe you introduced
that lovely girl as the concierge!


My mom goes back to Boston today,

but next time she's here,
I want you to meet her.

And you were right about Kat,

but that's done.

Never even was.

So no more holding pattern. I choose you.

Lucky me.


Don't "Alana" me. It's gonna take
more than some pretty speech

to make up for that bullshit
you put me through.

Now leave me alone.
I have to get back to work.


My mom's gonna love you.

Hey, it's Justin. Leave it at the beep.


It's Dasha.

I'm sorry, I cannot watch
your long program today.

I need surgery on my eyes.

It is serious.

But don't worry.

I'll be fine.

Skate well, my darling.

It's probably a good thing
Dasha isn't here. She would kill us.

I know she said
not to worry about her, but...

Look, she said she was gonna be fine.

Just think of it this way...
If we get top four in the long program,

she'll be thrilled to coach us
at Sectionals.

Okay. You sure we wanna do this?
We can still go back with the old program.

You worry too much.

We've got this.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the ice

Kat Baker and Justin Davis
from the Pinecrest Skating Club.

Here it comes... triple twist.

- Wow!
- She actually did it!

That was beautiful.

Mom came for Kat.

Do you think she knows?

Probably not.

I'm not gonna tell you what to do.

I'm not exactly a neutral party.

But I will say that your mother
is always there for you.

Even when you don't want her to be.
Even when it's the last thing you want.

She loves you.





Come on.

Davis and Baker have earned
a free skate score of 102.27 points...

- Second in the long! We pulled it off!
- Oh, my God!

We're going to Sectionals!
You were unbelievable.

I cannot wait to tell Dasha.

The combined score
moves them up to fourth place overall.


Congratulations, Kustin.

Or is it Jat?

You know, even though
it's not as good as Gleah,

I think I like Jat better.


I guess you got lucky.

See you at Sectionals.

Come on. Let's get out of here.

I wanna celebrate.

Come on!

Our final skater of the day is Jenn Yu
from the Pinecrest Skating Club.



You did good today, honey.

I'm proud of you.


I mean, I'm excited I won.
I just hope Jenn's okay.

Yeah, well,

you never know when
it's gonna all come to an end.

You've gotta appreciate the...

- I'm gonna start dinner.
- Wait.

I've been thinking about what Dad said...

Honey, whatever you decide,

I'm going to be there for you. I'll...

Oh, my God, Mom!
Would you ever let me finish a sentence?


I'm gonna stay with you, or whatever.

Well, that's great news.

Kat is the worst.

She won't text me back.
She doesn't even know Jenn fell.

Who shuts off their phone?

You good with stir-fry?

Hey, Justin,
where are the champagne glasses?

By the coffee maker.

Dasha, hey. It's me.

I know this is crazy,
but we're going to Sectionals.

I hope everything went okay
with your procedure today.

I can help with whatever you need.

Anyways, this is it.

You're gonna take us
all the way to Nationals this year.

Jenn's in the hospital. She fell.


Serena called my phone.
She's been trying to reach you.


I'll be right out.