The L Word: Generation Q (2019–…): Season 1, Episode 6 - Loose Ends - full transcript

Bette and Dani reckon with the fallout of a recent scandal; Shane spends the day with Angie; Alice, Gigi, and Nat have conflicting ideas about their family life; Sophie and Finley spend a raucous night out to get their mind off of things.

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The L Word: Generation Q...

I thought last night

was great.

She's my ex-wife.

-Do you want me to leave?

-Okay, we are getting somewhere.
-So you're a throuple now?

Wait, wait, what are you,
what are you saying?

-[both] Throuple.
-It's a couple plus one.

You were wondering if I could
get over the whole priest thing.

Well, I can because
you're not a real priest.

I don't know

who hurt you,
but somebody did.

You need to work
on your own shit.

What the hell is wrong with you?

You were just gonna slip in
that biological parent clause?

I'm trying to do
what's best for my family.

She is your family.

There's not going
to be a prenup.

-We're not done discussing this.
-Fuck you.


We need to end this.

What am I supposed to do now?

I don't know.

What do we do, huh?
You've got an event.

Do we all get ready together?

Hold hands in our
floor-length gowns?

I have to tell you

-I'm pregnant.

She processes everything alone.

I mean, how
do I get her

to open up to me?

It's my dad.

[crying] I hate him because
he doesn't understand...


I just wanted to let you know
that I don't need you.

I just want you.

-You are amazing.
-Shut up.

No, you were.
I'm serious.

Hey, Bette Porter,
I need to talk to you.

-Goddamn it!

Keep your fucking
hands off her.

-[line rings]

[overlapping chatter]

We're here outside
Bette Porter's home

awaiting answers
from her campaign.

Last night, mayoral
candidate Bette Porter

allegedly assaulted
Tyler Adams.

Porter has been having
an affair with his wife,

despite recently denying
their status on The Alice Show.

Her opponent Jeff Milner
is still committed to running

a clean campaign, but couldn't
help but mention he's not

the least bit surprised
by Porter's latest missteps.

-Alice, can we get
one comment, please?

[overlapping chatter]

Did you lie for her?

Can you answer the question?

[overlapping chatter]

What do you have to say
for yourself?

Right, but she was completely
justified in doing so.


All I'm asking
is for time.

She wants to talk
to us and her family

before she makes
a decision.

-[sighs] Hey.
-[Alice] God, they're animals.

Thank you so much for coming.
I'm sorry about all of this.

No, no, it's okay.

It's really not okay.

She can bounce back
from this.

I'm really,
I'm really sorry, Alice.

For which part?
For defending you on my show,

or for not telling me you
started seeing Felicity again?

I'm... both. I'm sorry

-about both.
-Why didn't you tell us?

Why are you looking at her?

Look, it's complicated,


-she's been through a lot.
-Holy shit. You knew?

-You knew?
-Calm down. Calm down.

No, no, please don't
be mad at her.

Oh, my God, this is so much
fucking worse, you guys.

Alice, I am so sorry.

-I can't do this right now.
-Alice, wait, just wait.

[Shane] Hey, Bette,
Bette, Bette, let her go.

She'll cool off.

You all right?


Is Angie here?

She spent the night at Jordi's.


We're both pretty shaken
up after last night,

and I just wanted her
to go have fun.

-Good. Yeah.
-You know?

[phone chimes]


I was supposed to take her
to the DMV today.

She's supposed to have
her driver's test today.

How did I, how did
I forget that?

-How am I supposed to do that?
-You can't.

Everyone's gonna be
following you everywhere.

Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.

All right, all right, all right.
Here's an idea, here's an idea.

I have to go to the bar,

and then I have
to go pick up Quiara,

and then we can take her.

-Yes, really.

Anything you want,
my friend, anything you need.


I just...

Talk to me. What?

I can't do this anymore.

I can't.

-I can't do it.
-Okay, what-what-what...

-That's just... I can't.
-What-what can't you do, Bette?

I can't. I...
I have to drop out.

Bette, you are allowed
Oto drop out any time you want.

That's right.

-That's right. Okay.

That's what I need.
I'm gonna do it

right now, just
get it over with.

Hey, Bette, I...

Bette. Bette. Bette,
I can get you out of this.

-I just need one minute.
Just give me--
-No, no. It's over.

I can't want
this anymore.

-You cannot go out there.
-I can't.

You cannot tell me
what to fucking do.


Angie called me.


♪ Oh, open me, baby ♪

♪ Something in the way ♪

♪ There's something
in the way that you move ♪

♪ A little crazy ♪

♪ Something in the way ♪

♪ There's something
in the way that you move ♪

[snoring softly]




Good morning.



I am fucking parched.

I'll be right back.



Fuck. Fuck.

One mimosa, no ice for you.

Um, no, that's not a...

that's not a good idea.

Um, I need to...

I need to call my sponsor.

Um, I need to go to a meeting.


-Shane, um...
-What the fuck is this?

Um, I'm sorry. Uh...

You know this is
a fireable offense, right?

Yes, of course.

Well, we were just
having a couple drinks.

I thought you were sober.


I was.

All right, just
clean this shit up.



Tess, I am so
sorry. I did...

No, please.
Don't apologize. Um...

None of this is
your fault, okay?


-[siren wailing]
-[indistinct chatter]

No. If she has notes,

she has to get 'em
into you by three o'clock,

or they're not gonna be folded
into the network cut. Yes.

I'll be back
in the office Tuesday.

Sorry I left
in such a hurry.

Mm-hmm. Thanks
for understanding.

Okay. I'll call you
later. Bye.

-Sorry about that.
-No, it's okay.

How was the play?

Which part?

Well, was Jordi good?

Angie said she was nervous.

She was great... but...


I don't know how
I feel about her.

What do you mean?

She makes me nervous.


Well, anyone
that likes our daughter

is gonna make us nervous.



Do you think
they've had sex?


They haven't even kissed yet.


Good. [sniffles]

Well, that's one thing
I've done right, I guess.

You are doing a lot right.

Do you want to tell me
what happened last night?


Well, we were, um... we
were all leaving the play.

It was me and
Angie and Jordi.

And... and I
could hear him

before I saw
him, you know?

He was screaming my name.

I had the car keys,

and I-I gave them to
Angie, and I said, "Get to

the car."

And then... and then he comes
barreling up the stairs at me.

And then Angie stepped in
between us,

almost like to protect me
or something. [sniffles]

And then he, uh...

he pushed her down
to the ground.

He put his hands
on our daughter,

and he fucking pushed
her to the ground.

So, I-I...

I pushed him, and
he fell backwards,

and I thought for a second...




Is he, um...
is he gonna press charges?

I don't know.
I don't know...

I don't know
what's gonna happen.


[phone buzzing]

I don't know
what's gonna happen.

Oh, shit, um...

I got to take this, okay?

Yes, I'm here.
It's okay.

Everything's okay. I...

No, I haven't seen her yet.

I'm sorry I didn't
call you before I left.

It's not a good time.
Can I call you back?

♪ I need you to scream
and then hang up on me... ♪

Just so fucking annoyed!

I can tell.

Really going in
on that sando.

Oh. She left at four
o'clock in the morning,

and I haven't heard
from her since.


Kind of reminds me
of my mom.


Yeah. She's like
a super-cold hot lady.

Who? Dani
or your mom?


You know what?

You... you're a
fucking freak.

-Yeah, you love it.

You'd like my mom. She's hot.
She's a fucking stud.

Where do you think
these legs came from?

This face?
What, are you kidding me?

Oh, yeah, well,
at least you talk to me.

Of course I talk to you.

I love talking to you.

You're, like,
the freaking best, dude.

Well, if you love
talking to me so much,

why don't you tell me
what happened last night?


You know what? I'm gonna
crush this sando first,

and then go take a nip dip.

-Nip dip.

I just came up with that.

Like a poet.

Like a regular
Emily Dickerstein.


She a little stupid.

[crowd clamoring]

[speaking indistinctly]

That's utterly inflammatory.

It was not an assault.

She did what any decent mother
in her situation would do.

No. That is not our
official statement.

Mm-hmm. Yeah.

You'll be the first
to know when we have one.

-What's going on?

Trying to convince donors
to trust Bette,

but it's a hard sell because
I don't fucking trust her.

I know this is hard.

It's hard on all of us.


I'm sorry, when did you find out

that Bette was still
sleeping with Felicity?

Because I found out
this morning.

-I was just doing my job.

-you should've told me.
-It wouldn't have made

-a difference.
-I don't like being lied to.

You've been in politics
for so long,

I thought you'd be
used to it by now.

I have spent my career
supporting people

who I believe would
do the least harm.

And Bette was supposed
to be better than that.

I'm sorry she disappointed you.

It's not about just me,
Dani, it's about us.

You, me,
those kids at the center.

I'm a trans man.

And seeing someone like
Bette Porter become mayor

means that-that people like me
might live a better life.

I mean, she was supposed
to be the one to pave the way

so that someone like me
could be in charge someday.

I understand that,
but she can still win.

[laughs softly]

You know, people have been
looking for any reason

to write off this campaign,
and she has given them plenty.


You have every right to be mad,

but you can't deny
that she's special.

She's inspiring.

She inspires me every day.

I've never felt like that
about anyone before.

I know it might be hard
for you to see right now,

but she's worth it.


I see.



Yeah, this is, this is
something else for you.

What's that supposed to mean?

She's gotten to you.

No, no, she hasn't.

-This is...
-Good luck.

-Where are you going?
-You know,

I really wanted her to be
the one to change the world,

but I think I'm gonna

have to do it on my own.

Goodbye, Dani.

[door opens, closes]

How do you think she's doing?

-She's gonna pass, right?
-[Quiara] Relax.

I'm sure she's doing fine.

-She seems like a smart kid.
-No, she's a fucking genius.

I just don't trust these people.


Like, holy shit.

You're Quiara.

-Oh, my God, I loved your set

at Glastonbury last year.

-It was absolutely amazing.

Thank you.

Do you mind if I take
a picture with you?

No, not at all.
Let's do it.

You want me to do it?

Yes, thank you.

-You ready?

Okay. One, two...

-[both laugh]
-Three. All right.

-[Darcie] Thank you so much.
-Of course.

-Nice meeting you.
-You, too.

-She's got good taste.
-Oh, shut up.



I passed.

-I knew it. I knew you would.


All right, well,
you know what that means.

What? What do you mean?

Anywhere you want to go.




-Okay, sweet. Let's go.
-[Quiara] Let's do it.


All right, honey, let's go.

You should've seen

their faces.

They were, like...

you know, shocked but guilty.
You know that look?


Why didn't she just tell me?

It's not like I'm gossipy.

I'm not.

That's just my persona.

She was probably just scared.

-Of what?
-[Nat] You know,

sometimes, in life,
we avoid the people

who are gonna tell us the truth.

Okay. This isn't helping.

Hey. You're a really
good friend to her.

-Thank you.

-Yeah, you are.
-Thank you.

You're amazing.
I'm sorry.

Y'all are making me
so homesick.

I wish my best friends
lived in L.A. [chuckles]

We're not friends.



[laughs softly]

Um. Are y'all ready
for the check?

-Yeah, check would be awesome.
-[Nat] You know what?

I think we're gonna
need a minute.

Okay, I'll just be back

in a sec, then. Yeah.

I love your show.

Oh, thank you.

Ugh, great.

What did I do?

That's new.

I like it.

Oh. Thanks.

Got it a couple months ago
at Fahey/Klein.

I miss that place.

[chuckles softly]

[phones chiming]

-Oh, thank God.
-[chuckles] She passed.

She probably would've blamed me
if she hadn't.

You know, I hated
teaching her.

I just panicked the whole time.

She got so mad when I was
teaching how to parallel park

that she actually made me
get out of the car

and watch her do it from the
other side of the parking lot.

[laughs] Oh, my God,
she is so much like you.

You, too.


I hope we haven't
screwed her up entirely.

I mean me.
I hope I haven't

just screwed her up.

You're a good mom.

So are you.

I'm just glad that you were able
to create so much space for her.

Of course.



Nothing. You just...

That doesn't
come natural to you.

What are you saying?

You could never do that for me.

You just...

took up so much space.


You know, for as long
as I can remember,

I've been able
to identify what I want

and I've been willing
to pursue it.

Do you really think
I should apologize for that?

I'm not asking you to apologize.

But I definitely put
your career first,

your feelings first--

I never asked you to do that.

You didn't have to.
Everything was on your timeline,

on your terms.

I don't think that's fair.

Of course you don't.

Because you're never wrong.

Look around.

I am wrong
all the fucking time.

Are you still seeing that woman?

I broke up with her yesterday.

Before any of this
even happened.

Just should've done it sooner.

That would have been helpful.

You know, Felicity was there
for me when Kit died.

I wish I could've been there.

You could have at least come
to the funeral.

I would have made it harder
for you.

I was trying to protect you.

How was that protecting me?

We had just
gotten divorced.

I had just left.

It would have been very
confusing if I had shown up.

Such a bullshit excuse.

We needed that space.

You needed that space.

I needed that space.

You should have been there.

I thought you were my family.

♪ quiet, somber music ♪


♪ Even if it hurts, baby ♪

♪ Even if we lost, baby... ♪

Whoa. All right.

Yeah, you can borrow a bathing
suit if you want, you know.

Nah, I like to be free.

You're a mess.

don't say that.

I had a dark night
last night, okay?

Bro, you are
not responsible

for-for Tess's actions,
all right?

No, I know, but I fucked up,
dude. I know I did.

No, no, no, no, no.
She's a grown-ass woman.

She was gonna drink
with or without you.


Am I, like, broken?



No, but...

I mean, seriously. Like...

What if I can never,
like, get my shit together?

Like, am I too damaged
to be with somebody?

No. Dude, no.

You're-you're not damaged.

Then why won't she be with me?

Oh, fuck.

Oh, I miss Rebecca.


Goodbye, forever.

Oh, no.

Well-well, what can I do?
How can I help?

Hey, do you, um...
[clicks tongue]

You want some Froyo?
I can rally up for some Froyo.

No, I just don't want
to feel like this anymore.

Fuck. All right. Okay.

Fuck this.
We're going out tonight.

We need to have some fun.


Fucked up. You and me.

Bro night?

-Bro night!
-Shut up!

-Bro night!
-Ha! Yes! Bro night!

-Let's do it.



Is this Jordi's house?


All right.

[clears throat]

How do you know
if you love someone?


Uh, do you want to
help me out with this?

Well, um...

Okay. Um...

I had this photo shoot
for French Vogue.

-Oh, God. Oh.

-[chuckles] You're doing that.

-Yeah, I'm doing that to you.
-All right.

Um, and I walked into the studio

and I saw her
for the first time.

And she was backlit,

-and she was moving.
-You know what,

-your memory is very dramatic.
-[laughing]so e

Just-just tell her
what really happened, please.

Okay. Okay.
So, this photographer,

um, this French dude.

-His name was Bernard.
-Yeah. No, Gerard.

-Gerard, yes.

Um, he calls me to set.

And your Uncle Shane here
says no.

Not because I was being rude
or difficult.

It's because
you weren't ready yet,

-and he was rushing me along.

But he starts yelling at her,

in French.
Calls her la putain.

-La putain.
-What does that mean?


Which happens to be the only
word in French she knows.

-Of course.

-He was a fucking dick.
-He was.

So I stepped in
and I start translating for him.

And, automatically, she assumes
that I'm on his side.

Well, what-what do you expect me
to think? I don't speak French.

-No, you don't. It's really sad.
-No, I don't. But can I--

Let me-- let me tell you
the-the happy part, okay?


-You asked me out to dinner.
-I did.


And then,

afterward, we walked
around the city.

And I think we walked

till the sun came up,

-didn't we?
-We did.

Yes. She asked me
so many questions

-about myself. Too many.
-No, I didn't.

-I didn't.
-Oh, my God, she wouldn't stop.


The-the point is,

I'm a private person,

but, despite all of that,

I still wanted her to know me.

You know?



Yeah, I totally get that.

And, like, Jordi's the same way,

and... I-I want her
to know me, too.

But it's just-- it's scary.

You know?

Yeah. I know.

And the hardest part for me was

the moment
right before I told her

I loved her for the first time.

[chuckles softly]

And I knew I did.
I knew I wanted to tell her,

but I didn't know
if she would say it back.


-Did you?
-Of course I did.

Right away?


-Hey, I did, too.
-No-no, you didn't.

She took this long pause.

-No. No.
-Oh, no.

I had to breathe, so I inhaled.

There. The breath. Yes.

Yeah, but what if she
just doesn't love me back?

Well, then she's
really missing out.


And unfortunately, there's
only one way to find out.



you're Angie

Don't you forget it.

So get your ass out of this car
and go speak your mind,

because we're
gonna be here either way.


-All right?

-Go get 'em.

Go. Yeah, you got it.

Ah. Okay.

[Quiara laughs]

-Wish me luck.
-You don't need luck.

-Of course.
-You don't need luck.


Ooh, shit.



Oh, God, I gave her the
right advice, right?

-Yeah, you did good.
-You sure?

-Yeah, you did great.
-All right,

that fuckin' Jordi kid
better say it back to her.

-Or what?
-Or what?

I'll call her mother,
is what.


-[Shane] I'm not kidding.

-[Shane] She's gonna get a call.

[door beeping]


How'd it go?

It went great.
I, uh, I-I passed.

And this is the first place

-I drove.

Did you forget something?

No. I didn't forget anything.

So what's up?

[Shane sighs]


I love seeing you
like this.

-What, like this?


I know you're scared.

But this is what I want.



last night was intense.

Yeah, it was.

How's your mom?

She's okay.
I called Mama T,

and she's here,
so that helps.


But, um...

it's so weird.

The whole time that it
was happening last night...

I realized that
all I wanted to do

was make sure
that you were okay.

And I know we've
been friends for a while now,

and I... and I love that,
a-and I don't want

to mess that up,
so if this goes badly,

just... forget, like,
this ever happened.

But I...


I like you.

I really like you.


I-I, like, like like you,

and I think...

I think I love you.

And I...
I-I want

to know if you do, too.


-Yeah? [laughs]
-I do.

I like you, too.

I... I love you, too.



♪ gentle, optimistic music ♪

-Oh, yeah! I told you!
-Oh, yay!

-I told you!

Oh, gosh.

Oh, it's so cute.


All right.

All right?



-I'm in.

-Oh, my God, yes.

Oh, my God.

My window won't go down.
I need air.

-[Gigi] AC's on full blast.
-[tires screeching]

-[Nat] I feel like...

I just need some air.

-[horn honking]
-If you honk,

they're gonna go slower!

She knows that-- she's doing it
on purpose to torture me.

Well, I don't think
that's true, Nat.

Okay, one question.

Last night,
when we all held hands...

what did that mean?

It meant that we
could hold hands in the dark.

-Okay, no, I'm not interested

in going back in the closet,

-thank you.
-Oh, my God.

Nobody's asking you
to do that.

Well, except that you are...

technically asking her to go
back in the closet... well, us.

It's a big, walk-in closet
with room for three adults.

-[horn honking]
-Fucking go!

-Oh, wow.
-I think it's absurd

to tell strangers when we
haven't told anyone else.

That's fine.
That is fine.

I just think we need to take,
you know, steps...

and-and talk about the...

-you know, this.
-What's going on here?

Why are you taking her side?


All I said was
that we weren't friends.

She had no idea what that meant.

Mm. I'm pretty...

I'm pretty sure
she knew what that...

what was going on
at the... restaurant.

-And you know what?
-I don't think so.

I made it
very clear-- very clear--

that I didn't want
to tell anyone

until we told the kids.

And by the way,
we're not telling the kids.

Well, that is gonna be tough.

-That's insane. Yeah,

because the kids are
already asking questions.

-Yeah, they are.
-And they're wondering

why I've been staying
at the house so much.

-[horn honks]
-Valid, valid question.

I think... I think we need
to just breathe, okay?

-[takes deep breath]
-I'm breathing.

And we're gonna
just get home safely.

This day needs
to go fuck itself.

-Is that directed at my driving?

But you do drive
like you're being chased.

Yeah, that's
why I'm in the backseat.

Efficient driver.

-[horn honking]
-[tires screech]

♪ percussive music ♪




One more,
please! Whoo!

That's four.

I got you beat, girl.
I got you beat!

Okay, so you're a mean drunk.

I'm not mean.
I'm never mean.

-You know who's mean?


Little fucking fuck.

Dude, just because she asked for
space does not make her mean.

Oh, she's mean.

And hot.

Oh. You know who else is hot?


Bette Porter.

No, no, no, no.
Don't do that.

Let's not do that.

What? I'm just sayin'...

she's hot.

I got eyes,
and I can fuckin' see.

-Okay, you're very drunk

and very paranoid.

How come she never says
that I'm pretty anymore,

you know?

I am...
I'm pretty, right?

You're very pretty.


I think Tess wants
to talk to you.


I should go talk to her.

Yeah, go talk to her.

I mean, I wish Dani
would talk to me.

Okay, calm yourself.


I'm gonna go talk to her.
It's gonna be great.

You got this, buddy.

♪ High life filtered
through the lo-fi... ♪




You don't have
to make this weird.

You can just talk to me.

Uh... okay.

I-I don't feel
like I'm being weird.

Am I... am I being weird?

Yeah. Very.

Okay. Yeah, sure,
I guess I could see that.

Have you ever slept
with a friend before?


I sleep with strangers
and priests.

Okay. Well,
it's only fun if you...

don't make it weird.

Okay, great.
I didn't know that.

And... it's never
gonna happen again.

Oh. I didn't know that, either.

I'm learning so much today.

You're so cute.

Thank you.
You're... very hot.

-Am I allowed to say that?

-It's fine.
-'Cause we're fr-- Okay.

-Copy that.


["Worst Nites"
by Foster The People playing]

♪ Skipping lines
and brushing past the suits ♪

♪ Ducking pictures
and dropping some truths ♪

[rock music playing]

Just because
I got a fade,

it don't mean that I don't
want her to tell me I'm pretty.

-You know?
-Yeah. You mentioned that

-for sure already.

-Hey, I'm sorry to interrupt.
-Oh. Sup, bud?

-Did you get my text?

Oh, sorry about the thing
earlier, by the way.

-But Tess and I are cool.
-Oh, good,

good, good,
I'm glad to hear that.

But, um, I-I texted you to say
that, uh, Quiara's moving in.

Holy shit.

That's awesome.

-Thank you. Um...

And we'd like to...

live together.


Oh, God.
You want me to move out.

Yeah. Totally. Of course.

Would a week be enough time?

A week is... perfect.

That's-that's good.
It's great.

Thank you for understanding.
I appreciate it.

-I'm sorry to interrupt.

-Have fun tonight.
-Thank you. Thanks.

-Enjoy yourself. Be safe.
-Thank you. Thank you.


Yo, thank God, man!

Now you can
live with me!

-My buddy!

-Oh, shit.

you remember
that buddy system?

Oh, man, I need a buddy
right now, and you're it!

Okay, Drunkie, whee...

Oh, you know what
I want to do right now?


I want to go to fuckin' Hawaii.

Ha! I thought you were gonna say
you wanted to go get pizza.

No. I...
I want to be on a beach

and, like, go have
one of those coconut drinks

-and shit.

Oh, man.

I can get you a drink
from the bar, no problem.

♪ All I want to get is ♪

Oh.. shit!

♪ A little bit closer... ♪

What the fuck?

This is my jammy jam!

-Let's do it!

-Yeah! Go!
-♪ Come a little closer ♪


♪ Here comes the breath
before we... ♪

Damn, I like this song.

♪ A little bit closer ♪


♪ Here comes the rush ♪

♪ Before we touch ♪

♪ Come a little closer ♪

Oh. Oh.

This is a lot to handle.

♪ The doors are open,
the wind is really blowing ♪

♪ The night sky ♪

♪ Is changing overhead ♪

♪ It's not just all physical ♪

♪ I'm the type who won't... ♪

All right, a little more,
let me see what you got.

Wow! That's-that's good.

Yeah, maybe like--

Yeah, keep the arms down.

Right. All right.

It's like-- uh, okay.
This is a lot.

Just move your hips!

-I am moving my hips.
-Yeah-- No, like this.


♪ All you think of lately ♪

♪ Is getting underneath me... ♪



Damn, I like this song.

-I'm drunk as fuck.

Let me see your
driver's license.

-Oh, yeah.
-I want to see it.

Okay, uh, it's
not the real one.

Um, it's just
a temporary one.

-Um, I don't know when--

Oh, and you liked the wallet

-that I got you.

-Told you I did.

Okay, ready?


Oh, my God.

I'm so glad I didn't miss this.

-It's such a big deal.
-Yeah, me, either.

I keep missing everything.

Why do you have to?

Like, really,
though, why?



You know how right now

you're trying to figure out a
lot of things about yourself?

Like what you want, uh,
what you want to do,

who you want
to be with?

And-and that can be
pretty hard, right?

Yeah, yeah, really hard.


you're doing it when
you're supposed to.




I didn't do that.

I didn't do that
at the right time.

It took me a long time
to figure out who I was.

And I-I met your mom
when I was really young.

[both laugh]

We fell in love, and
that was wonderful.

But somehow I got lost.

And I didn't think that
I could, uh, find myself

unless I left.

Does that make sense?


Yeah, I think so.

I-I wanted you to have...

two whole parents.

Not one and a half.

And I felt like
half of a person.


I'm sorry that it meant that I
had to be so far away from you.

'Cause you make me
happier than anyone

in the whole world.

And I miss you.

I miss you all the time.

I miss you so much.

I miss you, too.

I really do.

I miss you all the time.

Is that why you called?

No. Um...

No, I called you
'cause I thought B needed you.


Well, I'm glad you're okay.


I am more than okay. Um...


Okay, can you...
can you keep a secret?

Of course.

You promise
not to tell anyone?

I promise.

[both chuckle]

Okay, and you can't freak out.

I'm not gonna freak out.


I kissed Jordi today.

-[laughs] Wow! Oh, my God!

-Stop! Stop!
-I'm so excited.

-It's your first kiss.

-That's so crazy.

-Okay, hold on.
-All right.

I'm a speed demon on this thing!

[Sophie squeals]

-Freaking hold on. [laughs]

You know how I know
you're not broken?

-Because everybody loves you.

No, they don't, dude.

Yeah. That-that hot
bartender at Dana's.

Tess? She does not love me.

Oh, and-and, uh,
Father Rebecca.

Uh, she definitely
doesn't love me.

Yeah, everybody does.

I love you.


Fuck yeah.

You're, like,
the best part of my day.

I love the shit out of you.

♪ Call me... ♪

I love you, too, man.

♪ Spit out diamonds,
cough up rubies ♪

through me ♪b ell dings]
♪ e


I'm gonna go.

Yeah, I think
that's a good idea.

Well, maybe you shouldn't leave
when we're all angry.

I'm not mad. I'm
just really tired.

Okay. Good night.

[door opens]

[door slams]


What? What are you gonna
say to me right now?

I think you're being
a little hard on her.

Why does everyone
take her side?

Whoa. I am not doing that.

She outed us to a stranger
before we even told

-our children.
-I know, but...

I can't believe I have
to fight both of you on this.

It's un-fucking-real.

What the hell are these?

The kids wrote us all notes.

That's... It's for Gigi.

"I love making
breakfast with you."

That's really sweet.

"I love when
you read us stories."


"M. Alice."

M. Alice.

"I'm glad you fill up
the swear jar."

They called me M. Alice.


Well, the "M" is for "mom,"

so it's "mom Alice." Malice.

-Oh. Yeah. I see.

Well, that's okay.
You know, I'll take it.

See? They're fine.

Yeah. I can see that.

And that's good, right?

I mean, that's what you've been
worried about this whole time.

They seem to be okay.

I think I just, um...

I feel a little like...

I don't want...
I don't want to be mean

to anyone or to her.

I just...
Feeling a little overwhelmed.


It's so confusing, you know?

I don't want to hurt
you, but then I...

I have all these
feelings, you know,

for... for...

For-for Gigi.

But, like,
all the feelings, you know?

Like, all the bad stuff

-and the good stuff.

Just, like...

Yeah, I can see that.

I love you.

I love you so much.

I'm not confused
about that.

I know that.

I'm okay.

-You are?

I mean,

I've always been an open person.
You know that.


I think you and I are
in a really good place,

-Yeah. I do, too.

I know this is tricky, but...

I trust you.

I don't want to lose you.

I'm not going anywhere.

I'm totally in this.

Why are you the best?

I was born this way.

-Oh, yeah? Oh. Great.
-[laughs] Yeah.

Do you think you should call her
and invite her back?


-I'll call her.

Maybe try not
to be so mean.

Okay, I'll try.

Do we look like penises?

Oh, yeah. They're all cocks.



No, I-I think that's reasonable.



Thank you very much.

So, Tyler's lawyer said that
he's not going to sue you.

-Thank God.
-If you make a public apology.


Well, you can tell him
to go fuck himself.

I'm sure that'll go over well.


You have two options.

I can drop out of the race.

Or you pivot

and you give the speech
that only you can give.


You have the power
to change people.

You changed me.


[reporters clamoring nearby]

-[all clamoring]

Good evening. Good evening.

Thank you so much
for being here.

All day,
people have called on me

to drop out of the race.

And I've thought about it.

I've spoken to my family.

I've spoken
to my closest friends

and trusted colleagues.

And I

have been reminded
of what's been at the center

of this campaign all along.

I don't want you to quit.

On June 8th

of last year,

my sister Katherine "Kit" Porter

died of a heroin overdose.

Nine months prior to her death,
she was in a car accident,

and the doctor on call
at the hospital prescribed her

a very powerful
opioid painkiller.

She became addicted

to that painkiller
because my sister

was an addict.

She never should've been
prescribed those drugs,

but nobody asked her.

No one at the hospital asked her

the one question
that might have saved her life.

No one asked her,
"Are you an addict?"

The intake system
at the hospital failed her.

Her doctor failed her.

The drug companies failed her.

And I cannot fail her, too.

I have learned so much
since my sister died.

I have learned
how strong my family is,

and just how lucky I am
to have them in my life.

And when I say family,
that includes my chosen family.

I have friends
who would do anything for me.

But not everyone
is as lucky as I am.

Not everyone has
a support system in place

to carry them through
particularly challenging times.

I love you.

I love you, too.

-What? I-I took a breath.

-I was inhaling.
-Oh, touché.

[both laugh]

And that's exactly why

I initially decided to run.

I want to be there for people
who are less fortunate.

I want this city to be
a supportive community

for all of us.

I've never spoken
about this publicly.

I've never wanted to do anything

that might exploit
my family's pain,

but this is bigger than me.

This is bigger than my family.

And I know now all too well

that we were not alone
in that pain.

My sister's death was the result
of a deeply broken system,

one that I was devastated
to experience firsthand

and one that
I remain determined to change.

And because of that,
I cannot drop out.

I will stay in the race,

and I will fight for my family,

for all families,

and I hope that you will
continue to fight alongside me.

Thank you.

[reporters clamoring]

♪ optimistic music ♪


[door opens]


How was your day?

It was long.

Hard. I really don't want
to talk about it.

Of course you don't.

-Don't do that.

-You're drunk.

And I hate that
passive-aggressive bullshit.

Oh, I just want to hear
about your day.

And I'll tell you all about
it, okay? But right now,

-I just need
a little bit of space.
-Hey, no, no, no, no, no.

Enough with the space. All I do
is give you fucking space.

I'm not gonna talk
to you like this.

-Why not?
-Because you're... you're

-pissing me off right now.
-How? How? Okay, tell me,

-how am I pissing you off?
-I-I told you

-to talk about it right now.d,
-Okay, no. That shit?nt

No. You don't get to do
that shit to me again.

I want you to talk to me.

Everybody fucking wants
something from me,

and it is exhausting.

I just want you to talk.

I don't have anything to say!

[crickets chirping]

That was a great speech.

Thank you.

You're gonna make
a great mayor.

Mm. We'll see.

If you need anything,
I'm here.

Thank you.

I am your family, you know.

[quiet, rhythmic music]

I know.

I love you.


I love you.

Come here.


Please don't go.


♪ I know she thinking that
she found herself a winner ♪

♪ I know you fucked her
on the counter ♪

♪ Right before
you cooked her dinner ♪

♪ Yeah, I know you think
about me when you kiss her ♪

♪ I left a taste
in your mouth ♪

♪ Can she taste me now ♪

♪ That you threw out all
the furniture and pictures ♪

♪ I bet you sugarcoat
the truth ♪

♪ I t u gaoa
thtrh ♪