Atypical Season 1 Episode script 3

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Atypical (2017)

 episode script

season 1 - episode 3
"Julia Says"

Created by

Robia Rashid

Written by

Robia Rashid
Dennis Saldua
Ava Tramer
Michael Oppenhuizen
Jen Regan

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S01-Ep.03: "Julia Says"

Sam decides to update his look. Casey learns a family secret. Feeling like her family no longer needs her, Also seeks attention elsewhere.

TRANSCRIPTION

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[panting]

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[Doug] 
You worried about the regionals?

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I know Clayton Prep has that one speedy
Mexican girl,

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but I know you could beat her.

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Are you offended I called her Mexican?
'Cause she actually is.

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I kissed a boy.

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Wow.

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That's something.

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Yeah, I wasn't gonna tell you,
but you're kind of my go-to,

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which makes me feel like a loser.

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Wow. That's your first kiss, huh?

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That's...

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That's a big deal.

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-Oh, God, you're being weird.
-I'm not being weird.

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You are. You're running away from me,
moving your arms weird.

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No, I'm not. I'm just gangly.

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It's how I run.

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Wait a second. Hold on a second.

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[breathing heavily]

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[stammering] Who is this boy?

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What school does he go to?
What do you guys do together?

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How tall is he?

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His name is Evan,
and he goes to tech school.

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And we mostly just hang out
at Kennedy Park.

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-And he's coming over to do homework.
-Homework?

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What kind of homework do they give
at the tech school?

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-Can he fix our AC?
-Can we stop talking about this?

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Casey?

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Casey, wait up!

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[Sam] Whoever said
"Practice makes perfect"

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was an idiot.

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Humans can't be perfect,
because we're not machines.

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Unfortunately, the best thing
that you can say about practice

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is that it makes... better.

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Which is why I know that in order
to be a good boyfriend to Julia,

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I need a practice girlfriend first.

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You get good at something
when you do it repeatedly...

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when you get into a routine.

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[timer ticking]

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[timer dings]

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[exhales] Casey.

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Why does my to-do list say
"Remove stick from butt!"?

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I don't know.

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But if it's on there,
you got to do it, right?

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You guys need fuel after your run?
I made cinnamon buns.

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No, no, no, no, no.

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-I got all the sugar I need right here.
-[gags]

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Did you know there are 432 girls
at our school

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and 91 of them have a name
that starts with an M,

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which is 21%,

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and the national average is only... 9%?

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I 100% don't care.

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-Boop!
-Cool fact, buddy.

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I'm going to the mall later.
Does anybody need anything?

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"No, Mom,
but thanks for everything you do."

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[exhales]

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[Sam] In second grade,
Madison Gold gave me a valentine

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with a picture of a western honeybee on it

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that said "Bee mine." B-e-e.

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I didn't understand why
the word "be" was misspelled,

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but she was nice and explained it to me.

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That's the first joke I ever learned.

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Hey, Madison. Bee mine.

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Um... what?

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Would you like to go on a date?

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That's so nice, but I'm busy.

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Okay.

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Wait. I didn't tell you when the date is.

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Friday, 6:00 p.m., Eastern.

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I'm still busy.

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Okay.

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I also forgot to tell you
that you would be my practice girlfriend.

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The person I really like is Julia,
my therapist, if that makes it better.

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It makes it worse.

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If Friday is bad,
I could do Thursday instead.

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My God! I don't want to go out with you.

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-Why not?
-Because...

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Look, no offense at all...
at all, at all...

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but... you're really weird.

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And you wear the same clothes every day.

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I also have this guy from camp
that I haven't seen in a while,

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but we text all the time...

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[continues indistinctly]

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I need new clothes.

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Okay. How come?

86
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Girls seem to like it when boys wear
more than one type of shirt. Why is that?

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I guess to get a sense of your style.
It says something about a person.

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Like how some iguanas flare their colorful
dewlaps to attract a mate.

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Exactly... like that.

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I think.

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How do you currently
pick out your clothes?

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I don't. My mom does.
Doesn't your mom pick out your clothes?

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[chuckles] Not anymore.

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I think maybe it's time
to start picking out your own clothes.

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But... how?

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There are so many clothes.

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And different colors
and patterns and sizes.

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This shirt is called "fog gray,"

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but fog isn't even a color...
it's translucent.

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Just pick something
that feels like you.

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Once you live on your own,
you'll need to choose your own clothes.

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You can do this, Sam.

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There's a stylish dude in there.

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You mean me, right?

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I do.

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[Doug] 
All right, you're doing great.

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So, Casey has a boyfriend.

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[man scoffs] Uh-oh.

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Oh, no. It's okay.
Casey's got a good head on her shoulders.

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Just breathe normally, ma'am.
You're doing great.

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She told me about it,
so that's a good thing, right?

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I'm sure I got nothing to worry about.

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That's the same thing I said
about my daughter.

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It's fun being a grandfather.

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You'll like it.

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[chuckles]

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Mom, I want to go shopping with you.

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What?

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You're going to the mall.
I want to come.

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I love spending time with you.
You know that.

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But it's easier
if I go to the mall by myself.

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But Julia says I need to learn how
to do my own shopping

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for when I live by myself one day.

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Well, that's fine,
and that's good for Julia to say,

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but she wasn't with us
the last time we went to the mall.

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It was so overwhelming,

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with all the sounds and the lights

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and, God, that awful fountain

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with the water going every which way.

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I hated that fountain.

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Yeah, you did.

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And you ended up getting upset,

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and do you remember what happened?

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I slapped the nice man
at Panda Express,

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and then we got banned forever.

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And we love their Kung Pao chicken.

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But...

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Julia thinks I'm ready.

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How about this?

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How about if I see anything that's cute,

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I'll take a picture on my phone
and send it to you,

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and then you can shop
from the comfort of home?

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Pretty great idea, right?

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No.

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Mom, I'm not a little kid anymore.

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I can go shopping.

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I can do things.

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Of course you can.

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All right.

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I'll finish up here, and we'll go, okay?

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You want to help me put away
the groceries?

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No.

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[Evan] Wow, I have never seen
a less photogenic family.

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Yeah, we pride ourselves on that.

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-Can we be done now?
-No, no, no.

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Oh, look at you in this one.
Look at you scowling!

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Yeah, I was annoyed.

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My mom plans this autism walk every year,

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and makes us take a picture
to remember how sweaty we are.

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Oh, man.

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These are great.

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[laughs]

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Hey, where's your dad in this one?

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That's weird. My mom never lets us skip.

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When I had appendicitis,
she told me to walk it off.

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[keys jingle]

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[door closes]

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Dad.

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This is... Evan.

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Hey. It's nice to meet you, sir.

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Thanks for stopping by.

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Dad, why weren't you
at the autism walk in 2004?

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Huh?

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-You're not in the picture.
-Oh. I don't know.

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I think I had a work thing.

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Really? Mom let you skip it
for a work thing?

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Yeah.

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So, you guys all done studying?

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Is Evan ready to go?

180
00:10:01,183 --> 00:10:04,562
-No, he's gonna take me to track practice.
-I can take you.

181
00:10:04,645 --> 00:10:06,272
Well, I don't need you to. He is.

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00:10:06,355 --> 00:10:08,816
-Oh, Evan drives? You drive?
-Yes.

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-How's your record?
-Clean.

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-Parking tickets? Traffic violations?
-Mnh-mnh.

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-Parole? None of that?
-No.

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-He stole a tuba.
-Casey.

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00:10:15,865 --> 00:10:17,950
What's that mean, "tuba"?
What's that, slang?

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[chuckles nervously]
We should probably get going.

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-Maybe you should get going.
-Dad!

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Can we have a second?

191
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-Yeah. I'll be in the car.
-Yeah.

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-What the hell?
-I say that to you.

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What are you doing? Coming home early.
All up in my face. Acting like Mom.

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You know, I love your mom,
but that's a low blow.

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Okay, I just--
You know, I get worried about you.

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I don't want you distracted.

197
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I don't want you
to screw up your track career.

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I'm not. Track is important to me.

199
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-Is it?
-Yeah. Stop acting like a lunatic.

200
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We're gonna talk about
that tuba thing later, too.

201
00:11:10,753 --> 00:11:11,962
Okay.

202
00:11:12,046 --> 00:11:13,672
-Thanks for the ride.
-Yeah.

203
00:11:13,756 --> 00:11:16,467
We could've walked here faster.
You drive like my nana.

204
00:11:16,550 --> 00:11:18,344
Have you seen my car?

205
00:11:18,427 --> 00:11:20,971
If I drive too fast, pieces fall off.

206
00:11:21,055 --> 00:11:22,390
[chuckles]

207
00:11:23,432 --> 00:11:26,143
So... that was weird
with your dad, right?

208
00:11:27,144 --> 00:11:28,854
Yeah. He's just being stupid.

209
00:11:28,938 --> 00:11:31,774
That's the way dads are
with boys their daughters are dating.

210
00:11:31,857 --> 00:11:33,025
No, I get that.

211
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I mean, him lying about
missing the autism walk.

212
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-Why do you think that he's lying?
-[chuckles] Because he was.

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I mean, it was obvious.

214
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"Casey, I... I had a work thing."

215
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You know?

216
00:11:45,287 --> 00:11:46,497
You don't even know my dad.

217
00:11:47,206 --> 00:11:50,960
Maybe not, but I've got a lot
of experience with lying fathers.

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And mothers.

219
00:11:53,087 --> 00:11:53,963
And uncles.

220
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Even my dog pretends he has to go out
when he doesn't.

221
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All right, well, I'm sorry about your dad,
but my dad wouldn't lie.

222
00:12:00,219 --> 00:12:03,305
That's not the way he is. He's the only
one in my family that gets me.

223
00:12:03,389 --> 00:12:06,100
And honestly,
if he's acting a little aggro...

224
00:12:06,809 --> 00:12:09,520
it's probably because
I told him about our kiss.

225
00:12:09,603 --> 00:12:10,521
Hmm.

226
00:12:11,105 --> 00:12:12,982
You told your dad that we kissed. Okay.

227
00:12:13,065 --> 00:12:16,569
Yeah. See, that's exactly my point.
We're honest with each other.

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Good. That's good.

229
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He didn't lie.

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[cash register beeping]

231
00:12:29,540 --> 00:12:31,584
[sighs] The light is so harsh in here.

232
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It's like...

233
00:12:33,210 --> 00:12:35,379
-Do you want your sunglasses?
-No.

234
00:12:35,463 --> 00:12:36,547
[beeping continues]

235
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Boop! Boop! Boop!
Does that sound annoying?

236
00:12:39,592 --> 00:12:42,344
-When you make it.
-Do you want your headphones?

237
00:12:42,428 --> 00:12:43,637
No. I'm fine.

238
00:12:44,680 --> 00:12:46,932
Okay. Great. Okay.

239
00:12:47,016 --> 00:12:48,976
Well, we'll just grab a few things

240
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and make this...
[snaps fingers] short and sweet.

241
00:12:51,103 --> 00:12:52,980
Oh, it's gonna be sweet, all right.

242
00:12:53,063 --> 00:12:55,316
Zahid. You're here.

243
00:12:55,399 --> 00:12:56,275
Zahid's here.

244
00:12:56,358 --> 00:12:59,695
I invited Zahid, because he's
the most stylish person I know.

245
00:12:59,820 --> 00:13:01,238
Sometimes he wears two watches.

246
00:13:01,906 --> 00:13:03,699
I think I'm also quite stylish.

247
00:13:04,700 --> 00:13:06,368
Bring it in, Mrs. G.

248
00:13:07,745 --> 00:13:09,288
Mm. Nice.

249
00:13:09,997 --> 00:13:12,082
Long hug. Okay. Thank you.

250
00:13:12,166 --> 00:13:13,501
You smell amazing.

251
00:13:13,584 --> 00:13:17,296
Um... hey, Sam.
This would look very handsome on you.

252
00:13:17,379 --> 00:13:18,506
You're such a winter.

253
00:13:18,589 --> 00:13:20,466
Julia says I need to pick my own clothes.

254
00:13:21,634 --> 00:13:22,718
Well, screw Julia.

255
00:13:23,385 --> 00:13:25,554
-Ooh!
-I'm sorry.

256
00:13:25,638 --> 00:13:26,514
Um...

257
00:13:27,598 --> 00:13:29,099
I didn't mean to say that out loud.

258
00:13:29,183 --> 00:13:30,851
I get it, Mama. She bugs.

259
00:13:30,935 --> 00:13:32,603
I once worked with a guy like that.

260
00:13:32,686 --> 00:13:33,938
Really irked me.

261
00:13:34,021 --> 00:13:36,315
-So you know what I did?
-No.

262
00:13:36,398 --> 00:13:38,526
I put my butt on his car.

263
00:13:38,609 --> 00:13:39,860
Excuse me?

264
00:13:39,944 --> 00:13:42,530
I went outside to the parking lot
while he was working,

265
00:13:42,613 --> 00:13:43,822
pulled down my drawers,

266
00:13:43,906 --> 00:13:45,950
and plopped my nut-brown bottom
on his car.

267
00:13:47,368 --> 00:13:49,537
And what did that do?

268
00:13:49,620 --> 00:13:51,205
[laughs]

269
00:13:51,288 --> 00:13:52,248
Nothing.

270
00:13:52,331 --> 00:13:54,708
But now I'll always know
that my butt was on his car,

271
00:13:54,792 --> 00:13:56,252
and he has no idea.

272
00:13:56,335 --> 00:13:58,254
It's the ultimate power.

273
00:13:58,921 --> 00:14:00,172
Okay.

274
00:14:00,256 --> 00:14:02,800
-Sam, let's get you into a dressing room.
-[knock on door]

275
00:14:02,883 --> 00:14:05,177
-[baby crying]
-Oh, no, no, no.

276
00:14:05,261 --> 00:14:07,304
This is all wrong.

277
00:14:07,388 --> 00:14:09,682
I called. I was very clear
about what we needed.

278
00:14:09,765 --> 00:14:11,517
Okay, I'm gonna go find somebody.

279
00:14:11,600 --> 00:14:12,685
I can just go in here.

280
00:14:12,768 --> 00:14:14,979
No, sweetie. I'll be back in two shakes.

281
00:14:15,062 --> 00:14:18,065
Let's get rid of this Mr. Rogers shit
your mom picked out.

282
00:14:18,148 --> 00:14:19,525
Party shirts first, bro.

283
00:14:21,110 --> 00:14:23,320
Hi. Excuse me... Dolores.

284
00:14:23,404 --> 00:14:25,239
My name is Elsa Gardner.

285
00:14:25,322 --> 00:14:27,992
I think I spoke to you
on the phone earlier.

286
00:14:28,075 --> 00:14:30,995
I remember. You told me I have
a beautiful speaking voice.

287
00:14:31,078 --> 00:14:33,455
You do. It's even nicer in person.

288
00:14:33,539 --> 00:14:35,624
Anyway, I was calling about my son,

289
00:14:35,708 --> 00:14:39,712
who, you know,
he requires a special environment,

290
00:14:39,795 --> 00:14:42,381
specifically, a private dressing room,

291
00:14:42,464 --> 00:14:44,884
no music, dim lighting.

292
00:14:44,967 --> 00:14:46,719
Yes, and I said I'd see what I could do.

293
00:14:46,802 --> 00:14:48,971
-Uh-huh.
-Turns out, I couldn't do anything.

294
00:14:50,681 --> 00:14:52,474
Sorry. We're just in the middle.

295
00:14:52,558 --> 00:14:53,893
Sorry.

296
00:14:53,976 --> 00:14:56,937
I just don't understand
why you didn't say, "I'm sorry, ma'am,

297
00:14:57,021 --> 00:14:58,314
but I can't help you."

298
00:14:59,273 --> 00:15:01,150
"Go spend your money elsewhere."

299
00:15:01,233 --> 00:15:04,194
Preferably somewhere that is sensitive

300
00:15:04,278 --> 00:15:06,822
-to the needs of its diverse client base.
-Mm-hmm.
301
00:15:07,823 --> 00:15:09,158
I'll say that next time.

302
00:15:16,081 --> 00:15:18,167
Aw, hell yes.

303
00:15:18,250 --> 00:15:20,127
Slow clap, all the points.

304
00:15:21,295 --> 00:15:23,964
Zippers, buckles, flaps?

305
00:15:24,048 --> 00:15:25,174
I hate it.

306
00:15:25,257 --> 00:15:27,384
Trust me,
leather jackets are chick magnets.

307
00:15:27,468 --> 00:15:29,887
I wore one to a co-ed wedding shower

308
00:15:29,970 --> 00:15:32,640
and got a two-hour foot massage
from the bride's cousin.

309
00:15:32,723 --> 00:15:35,643
Not the hot one,
but the hot-enough one.

310
00:15:36,518 --> 00:15:38,020
It doesn't feel like me.

311
00:15:38,103 --> 00:15:40,731
Julia said to find clothes
that feel like me.

312
00:15:40,814 --> 00:15:44,276
You're trying to get girls.
The last thing you want to be is yourself.

313
00:15:44,360 --> 00:15:45,402
I'm taking it off.

314
00:15:46,070 --> 00:15:47,571
Trust me, Sam.

315
00:15:47,655 --> 00:15:49,657
It's not like I'm asking
for the moon here.

316
00:15:49,740 --> 00:15:53,118
I mean, all I'm asking is
just a little consideration.

317
00:15:53,202 --> 00:15:55,579
Imagine what it's like
to be on the spectrum

318
00:15:55,663 --> 00:15:57,957
in a place like this,
with the harsh lighting,

319
00:15:58,040 --> 00:16:00,668
[stammering] and the music that's so loud

320
00:16:00,751 --> 00:16:02,503
and people jostling by, you know?

321
00:16:02,586 --> 00:16:03,879
-Ma'am.
-What?

322
00:16:03,963 --> 00:16:06,298
-Did you just push me?
-What? No!

323
00:16:06,382 --> 00:16:07,716
I was demonstrating!

324
00:16:08,717 --> 00:16:10,761
This is it. I found it.

325
00:16:10,844 --> 00:16:12,429
Great. Now lose it again.

326
00:16:12,513 --> 00:16:14,181
That shirt is terrible, bro.

327
00:16:14,264 --> 00:16:16,392
-It's not even shiny.
-I love it.

328
00:16:16,475 --> 00:16:19,603
It's 100% cotton,
which is my favorite percentage of cotton.

329
00:16:20,270 --> 00:16:22,189
And it has eight Antarctic whales on it,

330
00:16:22,272 --> 00:16:24,608
which is higher than I've seen
on any other shirt.

331
00:16:25,275 --> 00:16:28,779
Fine. If you have to get the whale shirt,
at least wear this over it.

332
00:16:31,365 --> 00:16:33,033
Hi, honey.

333
00:16:33,117 --> 00:16:34,118
Um...

334
00:16:34,702 --> 00:16:37,830
I've been banished from the store...

335
00:16:37,913 --> 00:16:39,498
basically, for being a good mom.

336
00:16:39,581 --> 00:16:41,125
So here's my credit card.

337
00:16:41,208 --> 00:16:42,835
You know, buy two or three things,

338
00:16:42,918 --> 00:16:44,545
and I'll meet you out front.

339
00:16:44,628 --> 00:16:47,297
I know what I'm getting...
this wonderful whale shirt

340
00:16:47,381 --> 00:16:49,299
and this terrible leather jacket,

341
00:16:49,383 --> 00:16:51,802
which Zahid says will help me get chicas,

342
00:16:51,885 --> 00:16:54,596
which means "girls,"
which was the whole reason for coming.

343
00:16:55,264 --> 00:16:56,265
Wait... What?

344
00:16:56,348 --> 00:16:58,017
That was the whole point of coming?

345
00:16:58,100 --> 00:16:59,184
Of course.

346
00:17:00,477 --> 00:17:02,062
And Julia knew about this?

347
00:17:02,146 --> 00:17:03,147
It was her idea.

348
00:17:03,230 --> 00:17:04,773
Huh. Terrific.

349
00:17:04,857 --> 00:17:05,816
Uh...

350
00:17:06,567 --> 00:17:07,443
[clears throat]

351
00:17:07,526 --> 00:17:09,153
Yes. I'm coming.

352
00:17:10,154 --> 00:17:12,322
Okay, sweetie, I'll see you out front.

353
00:17:22,624 --> 00:17:24,710
So... girls, huh?

354
00:17:25,377 --> 00:17:26,628
Where?

355
00:17:26,712 --> 00:17:27,713
No, I just mean...

356
00:17:29,256 --> 00:17:31,175
Is this something you really want?

357
00:17:31,258 --> 00:17:33,010
I mean, you want to date?

358
00:17:33,677 --> 00:17:35,971
Aren't you afraid of getting hurt?

359
00:17:36,055 --> 00:17:39,808
Well, not unless I date
a great white shark.

360
00:17:39,892 --> 00:17:41,310
[both chuckle]

361
00:17:41,393 --> 00:17:43,145
No, I know what you mean.

362
00:17:43,228 --> 00:17:45,522
-You mean my feelings, right?
-Yeah.

363
00:17:47,691 --> 00:17:50,235
Talking to girls
makes me a little nervous,

364
00:17:50,319 --> 00:17:52,780
but Julia says it's good
to do things that scare you.

365
00:17:54,156 --> 00:17:55,449
Sometimes.

366
00:17:56,158 --> 00:17:58,202
Fear is also there
for a biological reason.

367
00:17:58,869 --> 00:18:00,537
I mean, fight-or-flight, right?

368
00:18:00,621 --> 00:18:02,331
If I'm walking down a dark alley

369
00:18:03,040 --> 00:18:04,750
and I start to feel afraid,

370
00:18:04,833 --> 00:18:08,545
that's my body trying to protect me
from gang boys with knives.

371
00:18:10,297 --> 00:18:12,299
Mom, I'm getting older,

372
00:18:12,382 --> 00:18:15,219
and at some point, I really hope...

373
00:18:16,261 --> 00:18:17,888
that I get to see boobs.

374
00:18:22,768 --> 00:18:25,062
You know, we should get
six more pillows each.

375
00:18:25,145 --> 00:18:28,273
That way, we could both throw
our own six pillows off the bed.

376
00:18:28,357 --> 00:18:30,692
I think we could afford
that expense, right?

377
00:18:30,776 --> 00:18:32,236
-Yeah.
-[clears throat]

378
00:18:33,612 --> 00:18:34,655
[groans]

379
00:18:35,405 --> 00:18:36,490
[exhales deeply]

380
00:18:37,116 --> 00:18:38,325
I think...

381
00:18:40,202 --> 00:18:42,371
Julia has too much influence over Sam.

382
00:18:43,580 --> 00:18:45,332
He's getting too attached to her.

383
00:18:45,415 --> 00:18:46,500
Really?

384
00:18:48,252 --> 00:18:49,837
I think she's good. He likes her.

385
00:18:49,920 --> 00:18:52,589
I mean, he's doing well socially, right?

386
00:18:52,673 --> 00:18:54,842
Yeah, but he just puts too much stock

387
00:18:54,925 --> 00:18:56,135
in everything she says.

388
00:18:56,218 --> 00:18:59,304
You should've seen him today.
Everything was, "Julia says this,

389
00:18:59,388 --> 00:19:00,639
Julia says that."

390
00:19:00,722 --> 00:19:01,849
Well, is that bad?

391
00:19:02,391 --> 00:19:04,143
Yes. She's pushing him.

392
00:19:04,226 --> 00:19:06,812
She's like 12,
and she's pushing him and pushing him.

393
00:19:06,895 --> 00:19:08,522
She's gonna push him too far.

394
00:19:08,605 --> 00:19:10,232
I have to go talk to her.

395
00:19:11,316 --> 00:19:12,734
Well, just be nice.

396
00:19:13,402 --> 00:19:14,778
I'm always nice.

397
00:19:15,529 --> 00:19:18,031
I'm probably not supposed
to be telling you this,

398
00:19:18,115 --> 00:19:20,033
but Casey has some sort of boyfriend.

399
00:19:20,117 --> 00:19:21,743
Oh, yeah, I know that.

400
00:19:22,369 --> 00:19:23,829
I read all her texts.

401
00:19:25,164 --> 00:19:26,165
I love that.

402
00:19:26,748 --> 00:19:28,292
[school bell rings]

403
00:19:29,918 --> 00:19:30,919
Cool shirt.

404
00:19:31,545 --> 00:19:34,173
Thanks. I'm hoping it'll get me
a practice girlfriend.

405
00:19:34,256 --> 00:19:36,633
I was being sarcastic. You look stupid.

406
00:19:36,717 --> 00:19:38,343
But hey, you're not hideous.

407
00:19:38,427 --> 00:19:41,430
I'm sure some sad insecure girl
will crush on you someday,

408
00:19:41,513 --> 00:19:43,849
deep in the very far future.

409
00:19:43,932 --> 00:19:44,892
I wish.

410
00:19:45,434 --> 00:19:47,686
Now, jacket or no jacket?

411
00:19:47,769 --> 00:19:50,022
Zahid thinks jacket,
but I think no jacket.

412
00:19:50,147 --> 00:19:51,857
As many jackets as you can find.

413
00:19:56,987 --> 00:19:58,655
Hey, Sam, this is random,

414
00:19:58,739 --> 00:20:02,826
but do you know why Dad wasn't
at the first Autism Awareness Walk?

415
00:20:03,493 --> 00:20:04,453
In 2004?

416
00:20:04,536 --> 00:20:05,370
Mm-hmm.

417
00:20:05,454 --> 00:20:06,580
That's the year he left us.

418
00:20:07,789 --> 00:20:09,208
What do you mean, he left us?

419
00:20:10,125 --> 00:20:12,586
Like, he moved out of the house?

420
00:20:12,669 --> 00:20:14,421
Yes, for eight months.

421
00:20:15,339 --> 00:20:16,506
Are you sure?

422
00:20:17,257 --> 00:20:18,258
How could he do that?

423
00:20:19,176 --> 00:20:22,763
I guess he packed his clothes
and drove off.

424
00:20:35,108 --> 00:20:36,902
[school bell rings]

425
00:20:56,838 --> 00:20:58,465
God, I hate you.

426
00:21:01,134 --> 00:21:03,387
Not you. You seem fine.

427
00:21:22,572 --> 00:21:23,657
[exhales]

428
00:21:47,055 --> 00:21:48,598
[cellphone buzzes]

429
00:22:12,414 --> 00:22:15,917
I just... I can't believe
that my dad would leave us.

430
00:22:17,169 --> 00:22:18,712
Like, why?

431
00:22:18,795 --> 00:22:20,547
Was he having an affair?

432
00:22:21,256 --> 00:22:22,632
Or, like, does he have, like,

433
00:22:22,716 --> 00:22:25,802
a whole other family somewhere else?

434
00:22:26,762 --> 00:22:28,972
Just, it feels so unlike him.

435
00:22:30,140 --> 00:22:33,435
I'm sorry that I even brought it up.
I should've never said anything.

436
00:22:33,518 --> 00:22:35,687
No, I mean, I'm glad that I know.

437
00:22:36,897 --> 00:22:39,066
I thought that we were so close.

438
00:22:39,983 --> 00:22:42,444
Like, who abandons their family?

439
00:22:45,322 --> 00:22:49,076
Well, if it makes you feel any better,
my dad's got a gambling problem.

440
00:22:49,159 --> 00:22:51,119
And last year, he stole my identity.

441
00:22:53,246 --> 00:22:54,498
[laughs]

442
00:22:54,581 --> 00:22:55,665
[chuckles]

443
00:22:56,708 --> 00:22:57,793
[chuckles]

444
00:22:57,876 --> 00:22:59,586
Yeah. I don't think it's that funny.

445
00:22:59,669 --> 00:23:01,004
[both laugh]

446
00:23:02,255 --> 00:23:04,591
[Doug] Okay, well, thank you for calling.

447
00:23:04,674 --> 00:23:06,009
I appreciate it.

448
00:23:06,093 --> 00:23:07,844
Okay. Thank you.

449
00:23:07,928 --> 00:23:09,137
-[phone beeps] 
-Shit.

450
00:23:09,221 --> 00:23:10,722
I know! There's no jelly in this.

451
00:23:10,806 --> 00:23:13,975
No, that was Casey's coach.
She wasn't in her history class today.

452
00:23:14,643 --> 00:23:18,146
She got suspended. I don't know if
she's trying to get suspended again.

453
00:23:19,397 --> 00:23:20,774
She won't answer the phone.

454
00:23:20,857 --> 00:23:22,943
You think she's with the boyfriend?

455
00:23:24,027 --> 00:23:25,612
I think she's with the boyfriend.

456
00:23:26,279 --> 00:23:29,866
Actually, you know what?
Go to Kennedy Park. They hang out there.

457
00:23:29,950 --> 00:23:32,202
-Let's go by there.
-Let's kill him.

458
00:23:32,285 --> 00:23:34,579
-Take it easy, Chuck.
-No, we're gonna kill him.

459
00:23:34,663 --> 00:23:38,125
Chapter eight... photosynthesis.
Who's excited?

460
00:23:38,208 --> 00:23:40,752
[echoing] You guys all read this
last night in your...

461
00:23:40,836 --> 00:23:43,922
[Sam] When a lobster gets too large
for its shell, it molts.

462
00:23:46,967 --> 00:23:48,301
[creaking]

463
00:23:49,094 --> 00:23:51,763
When a snake is feeling
a growth spurt, it sheds.

464
00:23:51,847 --> 00:23:52,764
[buckle clanking]

465
00:23:52,848 --> 00:23:55,475
[teacher talking indistinctly]

466
00:23:55,559 --> 00:23:58,562
[creaking, clanking continue]

467
00:24:02,065 --> 00:24:04,317
Many of the organisms called
heterotrophs...

468
00:24:04,401 --> 00:24:07,070
[Sam] Sometimes, you must
get rid of your outer layer.

469
00:24:12,325 --> 00:24:13,493
Uh, Sam?

470
00:24:16,163 --> 00:24:17,372
Yes, Miss Jablonski?

471
00:24:18,206 --> 00:24:20,792
-Is everything okay?
-Yes. Thank you.

472
00:24:20,876 --> 00:24:22,210
Is everything okay with you?

473
00:24:23,545 --> 00:24:24,671
Yes, I'm fine.

474
00:24:25,463 --> 00:24:27,174
Okay. That's good.

475
00:24:33,263 --> 00:24:35,599
-[Casey] You've got to be kidding me.
-[Evan] Hmm?

476
00:24:40,645 --> 00:24:42,647
-Really? This is what you're doing?
-What?

477
00:24:42,731 --> 00:24:44,691
Skipping school after getting suspended?

478
00:24:44,774 --> 00:24:47,402
-Are you gonna ask why?
-Because of this asshole.

479
00:24:47,485 --> 00:24:50,238
-You said he wouldn't be a distraction.
-I'm not distracted by him.

480
00:24:50,322 --> 00:24:52,115
-I'm distracted by you.
-What?

481
00:24:52,782 --> 00:24:53,950
I know that you left us.

482
00:24:54,701 --> 00:24:55,702
In 2004.

483
00:24:56,661 --> 00:24:57,746
For eight months.

484
00:24:59,581 --> 00:25:00,790
Oh, forget it.

485
00:25:04,961 --> 00:25:06,046
Casey!

486
00:25:07,339 --> 00:25:08,173
So...

487
00:25:09,966 --> 00:25:11,509
You stole a tuba?

488
00:25:17,140 --> 00:25:18,308
[Doug] 
Casey.

489
00:25:23,521 --> 00:25:24,356
Casey.

490
00:25:28,985 --> 00:25:30,028
Listen...

491
00:25:31,821 --> 00:25:33,323
I never told you about that,

492
00:25:33,406 --> 00:25:35,283
because, honestly, it's just...

493
00:25:38,161 --> 00:25:40,080
It's not something I'm very proud of.

494
00:25:42,207 --> 00:25:43,208
Okay?

495
00:25:44,668 --> 00:25:47,545
You know, it was hard
when your brother was born.

496
00:25:49,673 --> 00:25:51,341
It was hard having a son who...

497
00:25:52,050 --> 00:25:53,551
didn't smile and...

498
00:25:55,011 --> 00:25:56,513
look you in the eye.

499
00:25:59,891 --> 00:26:02,435
And I kept thinking
things would get better,

500
00:26:02,519 --> 00:26:05,438
and he would grow out of it,
and then he was diagnosed and...

501
00:26:07,649 --> 00:26:10,110
You know, Mom threw herself
into all of it,

502
00:26:10,193 --> 00:26:12,570
with the support groups
and the special diets,

503
00:26:12,654 --> 00:26:13,738
and she was great.

504
00:26:15,699 --> 00:26:16,825
I just...

505
00:26:19,035 --> 00:26:21,037
I just couldn't wrap my head around it.

506
00:26:22,205 --> 00:26:25,083
[stammering] And I felt like
I was just messing things up.

507
00:26:25,834 --> 00:26:27,002
So I left.

508
00:26:28,920 --> 00:26:31,798
Okay, and it wasn't your fault,

509
00:26:31,881 --> 00:26:33,091
and it wasn't Mom and Sam.

510
00:26:33,174 --> 00:26:34,175
It was me.

511
00:26:39,055 --> 00:26:40,307
Where'd you go?

512
00:26:40,390 --> 00:26:42,100
I went to Grandpa's cabin.

513
00:26:42,183 --> 00:26:43,059
And...

514
00:26:43,685 --> 00:26:46,646
first, he wanted me to build an addition
to the house, and...

515
00:26:47,689 --> 00:26:49,149
and I just stayed.

516
00:26:50,817 --> 00:26:52,986
I built a stupid fire pit and...

517
00:26:54,863 --> 00:26:56,781
I drank beers, and it was...

518
00:26:58,825 --> 00:26:59,701
It sucked.

519
00:27:02,787 --> 00:27:04,289
I'm embarrassed that it even happened.

520
00:27:08,793 --> 00:27:10,628
I can't believe that you left us.

521
00:27:10,712 --> 00:27:12,797
I know, but I'm sorry, okay?

522
00:27:12,881 --> 00:27:16,217
And you know I love you so much.

523
00:27:16,301 --> 00:27:18,386
Okay? I love you more than anything.

524
00:27:18,470 --> 00:27:19,596
Yeah, I know.

525
00:27:20,638 --> 00:27:21,890
I know.

526
00:27:21,973 --> 00:27:23,141
I get it.

527
00:27:24,225 --> 00:27:26,102
I want to leave every single day.

528
00:27:26,811 --> 00:27:28,229
But you can't leave.

529
00:27:28,313 --> 00:27:29,397
[chuckles]

530
00:27:31,733 --> 00:27:33,318
Look, I just want to--

531
00:27:33,401 --> 00:27:36,112
I want to make things good
between the two of us.

532
00:27:36,196 --> 00:27:38,281
Okay? Please? Can you tell me we're good?

533
00:27:39,074 --> 00:27:39,991
Yeah.

534
00:27:40,575 --> 00:27:41,618
We're good, Dad.

535
00:27:44,871 --> 00:27:47,374
I'm acting erratically. I know that.

536
00:27:48,124 --> 00:27:49,584
But here's what I don't know.

537
00:27:49,667 --> 00:27:53,963
I don't know who I am anymore.

538
00:27:56,007 --> 00:27:57,634
[Elsa] 
I don't know who needs me.

539
00:27:57,717 --> 00:27:58,802
Hi!

540
00:27:59,469 --> 00:28:00,970
I like your shirt.

541
00:28:01,596 --> 00:28:02,806
Are you being sarcastic?

542
00:28:02,889 --> 00:28:04,349
Oh, no.

543
00:28:05,141 --> 00:28:06,893
-Then thank you.
-Wai--

544
00:28:09,437 --> 00:28:10,814
[Elsa] 
Certainly not Sam.

545
00:28:12,649 --> 00:28:14,776
I don't know what I want.

546
00:28:15,443 --> 00:28:16,694
[sighs]

547
00:28:25,120 --> 00:28:26,955
[Elsa] 
I don't know what's coming next.

548
00:28:30,834 --> 00:28:32,502
Or what to expect.

549
00:28:36,131 --> 00:28:37,465
[exhales]

550
00:29:14,502 --> 00:29:16,921
[Elsa] 
Because everything is changing.

551
00:29:29,017 --> 00:29:30,810
[keys clank]

552
00:29:42,280 --> 00:29:44,866
And I'm not so good without my routines.

553
00:29:46,910 --> 00:29:48,787
[Doug] 
You ready to go, Casey?

554
00:29:48,870 --> 00:29:50,580
I'm gonna kick your butt!

555
00:29:57,170 --> 00:29:58,171
Casey?

556
00:30:06,429 --> 00:30:08,181
[panting]
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