Furlough (2018) Script

Come on, step up.

Ladies, right up to the door.

Let's see those pretty mugs.

One.

Two.

Three.

Four.


Five.


Nicole. What?

How long are you gonna frost that thing for?

I just want to make sure that the icing is perfect so the canvas on which to paint...

It's a sheet cake.

Sheet cakes are not supposed to..

Have you been to a church bake off?

Listen, at least you can eat this cake, okay?

I like the cake I made.

You are a diabetic. And?

And it was full of sugar.

You remember to take your pills?

I don't think I did. I don't think you did either.

No. Go on.

Hello.

Oh, no. Okay.

Mm-hmm.

Alright, thank you.

What's the matter?

That's work.

I gotta go in early today.

Today? Yeah.

But it's my birthday.

Alrighty.

Come on. Fork it over.

Come on.

Anderson!

You going to your meeting?

Oh, yeah. On my way. Alright. Okay.

One step at a time. Have a good night!

There's two cakes back there.

Excelente.

And you like the food?

Yeah. This is good, mom.

Well, there you go. There you go.

Hey, y'all. Hey!

I have to go.

I don't know how you do it.

Being a part of the brutal mass incarceration system.

Imagine how much more brutal it would be if I wasn't working in it?

I know I couldn't do it.

Don't eat off his plate.

Momma, I don't have a plate.

I'll make you a plate, do you want a plate?

Ma, she's getting ready to go.

Love you, sis.

Love you too.

Love you, Junior. Bye. Bye.

We'll save you some cake.

Okay. Save me a piece of both.

You gonna win that karaoke contest.

Aahh hoo-ah hoo-aah! Hoo-ha oh!

♪ Bh-bube bh-bube bh-bube-e ♪♪

♪ Do re mi fa so la ti do ♪

♪ Do re mi fa so la ti.. ♪ Stevens!

Oh, uh, you wanted to see me, warden?

Come here, sit down.

Stevens, how would you like the opportunity to prove yourself?

Sir?

Listen, Stevens, first thing tomorrow I need you to escort a prisoner on a death bed visit downstate.

I appreciate it, sir, but I don't think that I can get away on such short notice I'm sorry.

I recall you saying you were trying to get a full time position here.

Yeah, I did.

Well, let's use this as an opportunity to prove it.

Uh, yeah. Okay.

Yes! Excellent!

Stevens, I knew you'd come through for me.

First thing tomorrow.

Get out of here. See you tomorrow.

Come here and lie beside me.

Anderson, warden wants to see you.

Why? What's going on?

How the heck do I know?

You can ask him yourself. Get up.

Uh, Anderson, there's no, oh, easy way to say this but your mother is dying.

Oh, man. That's too bad.

Well, she only has a short time left and she requested to see you.

I don't know, I... kinda stuck here.

Well, we sometimes grant emergency furlough in situations like this.

Oh, you mean like a deathbed visit?

More like a supervised 36 hour release.

Thirty-six hours?

Nicole, what are you doing up?

Why are you here? Shouldn't you be at work?

I got a special detail.

I have to escort a prisoner downstate.

I will be gone for 36 hours.

I'm gonna be here by myself for 36 hours?

I already laid out all your medication.

You know, I have things I have to do at the library.

Okay, well, maybe you can ask Brandy to take you.

Brandy's not gonna.. She's a terrible driver..

I don't understand... Mom.

The warden says that if I do a good job he might get me a permanent position which I have been trying to get, without any luck.

You're going with somebody dangerous.

You putting yourself in danger.

I mean, t... technically, she is a prisoner, momma.

But no, and besides she's gonna be all chained up.

Well, what are you doing exactly?

I am taking her on a deathbed visit.

A deathbed visit? Mm-hmm.

To see her mother.

Oh.

Her momma's dyin'? Mm-hmm.

And you're taking her down?

Mm-hmm. Thirty-six hours?

Mm-hmm. What if I die?

I could.

I don't wanna scare you but..

Momma..

Please be careful. I will.

Go back to sleep, momma.

Okay. Stay up and write your will.

I'm not feedin' that damn fish.

You better feed that fish.

Stevens. Oh.

Oh, God. It's heavy.

What is she in for again?

Armed robbery. Right.

The judge sentenced her to a mandatory eight.

She's getting off early on good time served.

God, she's got a lot of priors.

Look, don't you worry about that.

Just do your job.

She's in the program, she's clean.

Yeah. Yeah, she seems it.

There you go.

Do I get a weapon, sir?

Oh, yes. You do get a weapon.

A service revolver.

You get that. Oh, Taser. Wow.

Some of this. Oh, pepper spray.

I have got that.

Good for you.

Is that all?

What, you want a tank, Stevens?

It's not the zombie apocalypse.

Right. Uh, any advice?

Oh. Yes.

Don't turn your back on the prisoner.

Don't let the prisoner out of your sight.

And whatever she says, don't believe it.

Right, okay.

Thank you.

You're gonna do fine, Stevens.

Yeah.

Right down here.

There we go.

Inmate, turn around.

I am CO Stevens and I will be your emergency furlough escort. Give me your hands.

You are in my custody and you'll follow my orders without question.

Alright?

Whatever you say, Officer Stevens.

To the bench.

No, no, don't sit on the bench just turn around and face the wall.

Alright. Away from the wall.

I have the authority, at my discretion to terminate this leave at any time.

Is that clear, Anderson? Very clear, CO Stevens.

For the next 36 hours..

...I own you.

Let me see your eyes so I know you understand.

I just wanna go see my mother. Hm?

Anything you say goes.

Good.

Can we go now?

No, you don't tell me when to go.

I tell you when to go, that's the orders thing you follow them, I have to give them first.

Okay?

Okay, let's go.

This way.

Alright. Go.

Stop here.

Here.

Alright.


Alrighty. No, I got it.

Here I come. I'm okay, I can get out.

I... I can get that. Wait, wait, wait.

Wait a minute! Alright.

Aw, man. It's beautiful.

Thank you! Alright.

Hey! Hi, boy!

That lady has handcuffs!

Aw, don't be afraid, don't be worried there's nothing to be worried about.

Come on. No funny business.

Not from me.

Okay.

Whoa! No, no. Okay.

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

I... I don't, I really don't want any trouble on my bus.

Well, there's not gonna be any.

Um.. Here you go.

I see handcuffs, leg shackles, prison uniforms..

Kinda smells like trouble to me.

Yeah, I'm a corrections officer and she's in my custody.

Look, uh, Nicole Stevens I'm the captain of this ship, okay?

I'm the captain.

That means my only priority is the safety of my passengers and of myself.

Okay, captain, but there's nothing to be afraid of.

I'm not afraid of nothin', I just don't like the looks of your passenger.

Oh, come on. Don't judge a book by its cover, mister.

What? I'm not, it's not...

Okay, that's it.

You're not boarding!

Oh, God.

Well, it's the law.

You have to let us board.

The law? On this ship I'm the law.

We are on official New York State business, sir.

We're on a deathbed visit here.

Time is of the essence. Who's dying?

My mother. Oh, your mother?

Where does she live, 'cause I could go pick her up and bring her back to you.

Listen, this is no time for jokes this is serious business.

I have no desire to cause trouble.

I... I... I just wanna go see my mother.

Look, mister, you got a mother, right?

Yes, I have a mother.

So I got a mother too. She's asked to see me.

You gonna stop me from seeing her?

Please, mister, please, let me on your bus.

Alright, listen. You stay on your best behavior.

You keep her locked up the entire time...

I mean that's part of the thing.

Get on the bus. Okay.

Thank you so much. That was so good of you.

So, so good of you. Get on the bus.

Very thoughtful. You know, okay. Alright.

I don't think I can get on that step.

Like, maybe push.. That's it, Got..

Jesus Christ.

Next time I'll do the talking, okay?

Oh, you got it. But thanks.

You did a good job. Yeah, okay.

Why do we have to take this shitty bus?

'Cause the limousine wasn't available.

Where do you wanna sit, huh?

Where, here? Yeah.

This one's good. Alright.

We'll take this one, alright? Yeah, that's fine.

Hot damn!

We're gonna have a good time.

Welcome aboard, passengers.

A few, uh, quick announcements and safety procedures.

This is a no smoking ride.

Turn your cell phones off.

Please don't move around the cabin.

Don't bother me, I'm the driver.

You don't want me to be distracted.

Just general manners are appreciated. Thank you.

That's crazy.

No phone calls on the bus, ma'am.

I'll answer it.

Hello, Nicole? Hi, I'm working.

You okay? Honey.

Where are the Multi-Grain Waffles?

The frozen ones? Yeah.

Yeah. In the freezer, where else, mom?

No, they're not in the freezer I'm looking I... I don't see them.

You sure, they're in the yellow box remember, they switched the box colors?

It's yellow now. I remember that.

I remember that, they're not in here.

No. No, no, no. There were some right when I left.

Well, they're not in here now, Nicole.

Now, I... I need them to keep regular.

Well, what about the bran cereal.

You can try that.

I don't like bran cereal, where are the waffles!

Well, why don't you have Brandy go and pick you up some then?

Brandy is not here.

Listen, I had a whole plan.

I was gonna get the waffles I was gonna make 'em I was gonna put syrup on 'em and some butter, and just have a pleasant day.

Okay, I understand but I'm working here, I gotta go, moms.

Love you, okay? Bye.

Who's paying for this trip?

My understanding is that the inmate pays for it.

So, you.

That's a great rule but I don't know how I'm gonna do that at 22 cents an hour.

Well, your mom must really wanna see you.


Hi, Brandy.

Who the hell do you think you are running off and dumping moms in my lap without even saying a word!

Okay, well, I had an emergency come up at work, so I didn't really have a choice.

And you didn't even have the courtesy to pick up the telephone and give me a goddamn call?

I didn't wanna wake you up.

When are you coming back?

Sunday night. Sunday night?

Yeah.

So who's gonna take her to her volunteer thing at the library?

I guess you will just have to take her.

You know what, Nicole?

Don't you dare ever try to pull a stunt on me like this again! You hear me?

Uh, okay. Ever.

Bye, Brandy.

Who's Brandy?

She is my sister.

You got sisters? No, I'm an only child.

You're lucky.

I wish I had a sister.

You kidding me?

Yeah.


Excuse me.

Ugh! Jesus.

I gotta go. Yeah, sure.

No, no, no, no. I gotta go.

Like, number one or number two?

I'm just asking. How urgent is it?

I gotta go. I can't wait.

Why didn't you go before we left?

I did, they served mystery meat for breakfast and it comes out when it wants to.

Can I please just..

...permission to go to the bathroom?

Yeah. Okay. Please?

Well, I gotta take you. So. Come on.

Jesus. Okay. Alright, here I come.

Thank you so much.

Thank you so much, you're not gonna regret this.

Excuse me! Thank you so much. Sorry. Comin' through.

Okay. You gotta undo the cuffs. What?

I gotta get the jumpsuit down.

Just, just undo one of 'em. No. He'll kick us off.

I am prairie doggin' it. You're what-ing it?

You know when a prairie dog sticks his head out of a hole?

Oh, God! Alright, yep. Alright. Thank you.

Alright. Wa.. Wha... wha.. Alright, where're we goin'?

We're going back to the seat. Thank you. I'm so sorry.

Alright, yes, ma'am. Right away, ma'am.

Captain, we have a situation. What? What is it?

My prisoner is having an emergency of the number two variety she needs to relieve herself.

Are you serious? Yeah, number two.

Is there a way that I can release her restraints so that she can get her jumpsuit down?

Just one of 'em. No way you're unlocking her.

No way. Your choice.

In a minute you're gonna have a real stinky mess on your hands, okay?

So, ball's in your court.

Please, please, please. Please.. She's gotta go.

Uh..

Attention passengers, uh, we are gonna have to make a very quick unscheduled rest stop.

You're gonna have exactly ten minutes to do your business and if you don't make it, uh, tough shit.

Thank you, thank you, sir. Thank you so much.

She's prairie dogging.

They call it, they call it a turtle head where I come from.


I got it. Okay.

Thank you. Ah! What a relief.

Hey, soldier boy.

Seen any action lately?

Well, I'm always lookin' for action.

But, honey, like you look tied up right now.

I'm free in six months. Six months? It's a date.

You see that? I still got it. Yeah!

Uh-huh! Six months!

Thank you so much. Goodbye.

Good riddance. Thank you so so much.

And I hope one day, when you find yourself in trouble, you find someone to be as kind to you as you've been to me.

Okay. Anderson!

Now, give my best to your mother.

Alright.

Ah, I'm ready.

Feels good to be out in the street, you know.

Well, the train is coming in ten minutes.

Don't get used to it.

There's track trouble so your train's gonna be delayed two hours.

Okay, thank you.

That's too bad.

Listen, anything happens to either one of us I'll meet you right back here.

Funny.

No, really. Are you hungry?

We got some time.

Yeah, I haven't eaten since yesterday.

I know a place nearby.

Alright..

Oh, goddammit, these hurt.

What? Ow!

Please, I need you to stay closer, okay.

I'm right here, I'm right here..

Wait, give me a minute. Please.

Give me a minute. I just think that we're...

I don't know.

You goddamn bastard, try that again!

What happened?

Tried to run off with my lady's bag.

Oh! It's alright.

Thank you. Don't you worry.

Alright, just stay close, okay?

Train station's right down here, darlin'.

It's a good thing I'm here. Ow!

You okay? Yeah.

No, I'm good. It's just..

Ow! Goddammit. Ah!

I must've caught some skin under that. Alright.

Come on. Really?

Yeah. But you better not make me regret this, okay?

I'm not gonna make you regret anything.

We're gonna have a great time.

You got that one?

Oh, fantastic. Thank you so much!

Alright, okay, okay.

No, no, I... I'll be good, I promise. I promise.

It was a high kick. That's all I got.

Come to momma.

Thank you!

So, Stevens, what do you think?

Ah?

It's kinda messy, Anderson.

Oh, thank you.

You can call me Joan. Huh.

But how's it taste?

Not bad, Anderson. Can't do it, can you?

I'd rather not.

Oh, my God.

Oh.

It's dripping down my sleeves here.

Would you just maybe, help me loosen one.

I got six months. I'm not going anywhere.

Yeah. Alrighty.

So sweet, thank you.

Oh, fantastic. That's great.

There we are. That's great.

Yeah, alright.

Come on, give me the other one. Really?

Yeah. Oh, my gosh.

You're too good to me.

I know you're not going anywhere.

I get to see my mom, right? Uh-huh.

Mm-hmm. Alright hold on.

Here.

They're going right back on, okay?

Absolutely!

Now, I can eat like a lady.

Jesus!

My mom's gonna freak when she sees this crap.

Oh, no, you look good.

Yeah, well.

You don't know my mother.

She's the reason I ended up like this.

Sorry-ass, loser inmate.

On my way to see her on her deathbed with my CO.

You think this is the way I wanted my life to turn out?

No. Probably not.

But you can't really blame your mom, can you?

Oh, yes, I can, she's a ballbuster.

You know what I'm talking about.

Hi, mom. I'm working now, okay?

I can't talk. I will call you later.

My mother was so out of it she had me stuck in a loony bin.

But you were a drug addict, no?

Yeah, that's probably what made a drug addict out of me.

You know my mom actually used to work in a mental hospital.

I know those places can be rough but I'm sure she thought she was doing it for your own good.

It's over now, you know?

You learn a lot about dysfunction co-dependency... you know.

You gotta, you gotta stand up for yourself.

It's..

It's important. Yeah.

Give me a minute.

Moms, I am working. What do you want?

Your sister is out of her mind. Ma..

She won't help me, I can't find anything I don't know where anything is and she's just, she's workin' me!

Pull yourself together, okay?

I need you to lay down, and calm down, alright?

Goddammit, I will be home when I am home.

Wh..

Ma, what'd she say?

She said give her regards to the sweetest and best sister she's ever had.

Sure.

You gotta eat.

Nicely executed, officer.

Here's to.

Yeah. Feels good, right?

Yeah.

Yeah.

This is not the last impression I want my mother to have of me.

Alrighty, come on.

No, you don't tell me when to go I tell you when to go, and we got plenty of time we don't have to go.

Oh, we do? Yeah.

Uh, hey, what do you say we go get a super-quick shampoo and blowout, huh?

No, we don't have that much time.

Yeah, but it's just around the corner.

Twelve bucks, can't beat that.

It's a hairdressing school and I used to go there all the time before I got locked up.

Fine, but it's not on the schedule, so, no.

Well, the train's not on schedule either, man.

We got time, let's go do it.

This is gonna kill my mother.

Please.

Anderson, the answer is no.

You're makin' me nervous back there you wanna cop a squat?

Only because my feet hurt.

You married? Officer?

I'd rather not say, thank you.

Oh, you are so not, I can tell.

You got a boyfriend?

Not now.

Come on. Why not, look at you.

I am.. I'm busy.

I work a lot, I take care of my mom I don't really have a lot of time to go out and meet people.

Too busy for nookie?

Yeah.

I can't believe you still live with your mother.

Unbelievable.

Yeah, well, she raised me and my sister on her own.

And, uh, we're all she has left. So..

So, your sister helps out, huh?

I wouldn't exactly put it like that.

She, uh, she helps herself out.

You know, one thing I learned in this world?

You gotta help yourself 'cause no one else will.

I think the problem is too many people think like that.

You have gorgeous hair!

Well, you girls did a fantastic job.

Do I have time to go to the bathroom?

Where's your bathroom?

Over there. Alright.

Save us some bother a bit later, right?

Yeah, yeah.

Just save you the trouble later..

Yeah, that's all I'm talking about.

I mean, you know what happens when you..

Ah! Oh, I'm sorry. Sorry.

Me first. Mm-hmm, of course.

Alright.

Make it quick. Thank you so much.

Mm-hmm.

Hm.

Yeah, yeah. I'm comin'. Just a minute.

I gotta finish my business.

Oh, baby, real make-up.

Here I come, here I come.

Alrighty. Ready to go?

Someone got a new face.

Oh, come on. Let's go catch our train.

Great job, ladies. Okay, wait.

Not so fast, please.

Alright.

Oh, I'm right here, I'm not goin' anywhere.

Where am I gonna go? Come on. Hey.

This is so much fun. Okay, I need you to..

It's amazing! I'm right here!

I need you to restrain yourself.

And just stay a little.. I'm restraining myself.

Thank you. Absolutely.

It's all good, don't worry.

We don't have far to go, but we better hurry.

Hold on, please. Whoa! Whoa!

Oh, what? Oh, your mom again? Shut up.

Whatever.

No, the train is delayed another hour.

Oh, God.

Are we even gonna make it to my mom before she's dead? Huh?

Maybe I can find us another way.

One train out there, that's all there is.

You know, um, I'm beginning to feel a little anxious about all this it's a lot of excitement for me today.

Hey, how you doin'? Good, how're you doing?

I'm doing alright. Lookin' good, baby.

Yeah, thank you, baby. Oh, God.

But, uh, I think there's a meeting right up here I could pop right in.

Oh, they help me and calm me right down.

You ever been to a meeting? No, I haven't.

Oh, no. You should try it. Ten minutes in a church.

It's a beautiful thing.

All kind of a blur.

I met a guy online.

I think we met for brunch.

I, uh, drank three bottles of rose, uh but then later on, at spinning class I blacked out.

Thank you so much. I feel so much better already.

Yeah. Okay. Just.. I think I hit my neighbor's bike.

And then also, I guess rock bottom. So, uh..

I know it's only been since yesterday, I think but taking it one day at a time is really helping me, so..

Thanks. Thanks for sharing, Karen.

Thanks.

Remember, we're all vulnerable to our feelings and our desires.

The question, do our emotions drive us or do we drive our emotions?

Hi, warden. Yes, uh... E... excuse me.

One second. You can't do that in here.

We need an atmosphere of recovery. Please.

Of course. Yep.

Ah, no, we're just at the train station.

Sorry, it's a little noisy.

Uh-huh, yeah. Alright. Uh-huh.

Okay. Yeah.

Oh, God! Ah, no, no.

Everything is going great.

Yes. Thank you so much. Uh-huh, okay.

Oh, God.

Yeah, hi, moms.

Would you like to share, young lady?

Uh, me? No, I, uh.. I gotta go with my CO.

I gotta go, moms.

And despite these noble intentions I was ruining my life.

I violated the veterinarian's oath I was taking advantage of all those female pet owners who were distraught over their sick and injured puppies and kitty cats.

I lost my family, and most of my friends because they were basically afraid that I would offer rescue and shelter to their wives and, and girlfriends and, and sometimes their, their mothers.

Um, excuse me, miss, but we have a strict rule.

There's no sitting together if you could just sit one seat over.

Oh, I'm sorry. Thank you.

When you're ready. Yeah. Thanks.

And I was suspended from the board of animal medicine.

But now, you are sexually sober, is that right?

How long has that been? Um... three months.

Whoo! Way to go!

And have you been able to abstain from masturbation?

Well, that's not easy.

We all know that our hands can be our worst enemies sometimes.

Right? Yeah.

Right? Well, Yes. Yes.

Um, well, keep it up!

Uh, I mean.. I mean, the good work.

Yeah, thank you. Thank you.

Um, Kevin said that it's not easy and that is so true.

Because we have to remember that our habit makes true intimacy impossible.

Lust kills love..

Would anybody else like to come up and share?

Ah! Ha ha! I forgot how good this feels.

Oh, me too.

It's been three very long months.

Three months? Yeah, three months.

Baby, it's been years since I've been with somebody.

Really? Yes.

Oh, my God! You must be famished.

I'm starving!

Oh, yeah. I am so ready..

You think you can handle me?

Yes, this is going to be so awesome.

Wait, will you come to my place?

What? Come across town to my place.

To my shelter, come to my shelter.

To your place? Yeah, I do.

Yeah, you wanna come? Oh, yeah.

You wanna come? Oh, yeah.

Let me see what my friend is up to. Huh?

Oh, no! There you are.

I've been looking for you everywhere.

We got a train to catch.

Yeah, I had to take a call.

Come on.

The train station is like, two minutes away from here.

You feel better now? I am so much better.

Thank you so much. Ugh, ugh..

Wh... what.. Ugh! Ugh!

I..

Oh, my God. What's wrong?

Help! Somebody help!

I'm... I'm a doctor, I'm a doctor.

Hold her legs, she's having a seizure.

Is she going to be okay?

Yeah, if you do what I say.. Oh, my gosh.

Oh, my gosh, she's swallowing her tongue.

And she has a very big tongue.

Okay. Hold her legs, now!

And spread them. Spread them, what?

There's a pharmacy across the street.

Okay, go and get her this medicine, alright?

No I can't go, you gotta go. Right away.

No, you gotta go, I'll stay with her.

I'm... I'm a doctor. Go, go, officer, go!

Okay! Listen, make sure she doesn't go anywhere.

No, no, she couldn't even if she wanted to.

Go. Please go. Alright. B-R-B.

You're gonna be just fine.

Hi. This is for an emergency!

I need you to hurry, come on!

Is this some kind of joke?

Joke? No. What?

It's from a veterinarian.

It's worm medicine for a dog.

A dog? Mm-hmm.

Bitch. Not you, sorry.

Thank you. Good luck.

No! Oh, my..

No!

You've reached the voice mail of Doctor Kevin Rivera.

I'm probably busy at the office or at the kennel..

So please leave a message after the bark.

Okay, I don't know if you are aware but you have an escapee with you so you call me back as soon as you can! Okay?

Oh, God!

Good evening, Dr. Rivera.

Good evening, Dennis.

Glad to see you're back to your old self.

Thank you.

Alright, six..

...D Anderson! I know you're in there. Open up!

Are you in there?

Anderson!

May I assist you? Ah, yes.

I, I don't know. Who are you?

Miss, I'm Michael Evans I'm the building manager here.

This door you keep beating on, it's empty.

Are you sure? Absolutely.

Yeah. The doc moved out a few months ago.

Damn. Do you know where to?

I have no clue.

I will tell you though, you're not the first woman to come beating on that door.

He must be a hell of a veterinarian, huh?

Shit! Yeah.

Oh, shit.

You know, I'm, you know, I'm being nosy.

Just do me a favor, you can stand in front of that door as long as you can maybe he'll come out, I doubt it but just don't bang on my door, alright?

Yeah, alright. I got it. Alright. Thank you.

Yeah, thanks. Yeah.

Yep.

God, that looks easier in movies.

Okay, Kevin Rivera.

You better beware, I will find you where you live.

No. Not now, mom.

Oh, no.

Not now. Come on!

Hey, hey, sir?


I never dreamt I'd get so lucky as to play footsie with a sexaholic veterinarian.

That's not the only thing I play.

Oh, no? Mm-hmm.

Nice.

Mr. Evans?

Yeah, uh, come in.

Hey, uh, can I help you, miss..

Stevens. Stevens, Nicole. Stevens.

Uh, my phone died I was wondering if maybe I could charge it in here.

Oh.. I was literally about to walk out the door.

Okay. Yeah.

You know, it's king of.. It's kind of urgent.

You a cop?

I'm a corrections officer. Fair enough.

It's my civic duty to assist you, Officer Stevens.

Nicole is fine, thank you.

Outlet is right over there.

Thank you so, so much.

Charge.

What, are you here a case?

I'm tracking a prisoner. Oh.

That I lost. You lost a prisoner?

It's a long story, I'd rather not talk about it now, thanks.

Would you like a cup of coffee?

Yeah. Yeah, I would, thank you.

Here you go. Oh, thank you.

So where do you think your prisoner is right this moment?

God, I don't know.

Guess she's off havin' a little party.

Oh, right, with the old super-vet.

Yeah.

Yeah, he parties a certain type of way.

Oh, God, please. I don't wanna know.

Yeah.

You got a tough job ahead of you, Nicole.

Yeah, I'm afraid I'm not gonna have a job after this.

No, don't say that.

You're good at what you do.

I can tell. Mm..

Fair enough. You're not the best at what you do.

But... you look good in that corrections uniform.

You look like a badass.

What you should do is think like a criminal.

You need to get into the mind of the criminal.

It will lead you to your criminal.

Develop a perp's perspective.

A perp-spective. Exactly.

You think you could do me a favor?

Yeah, what's up? That office upstairs, can you unlock it?

You're thinkin' like a criminal. Come on, let's go.

Thank you.

We'll probably both lose our jobs.

Thank you, thank you so much.

Let's make this one fast. I wanna get you in here quick.

Go ahead.

Can I help? Oh, well, try not to..

Alright, well, I'm tryin' to keep my job.

They're all empty. Ooh.

Thank you. Sorry.

It's okay.

Bingo.

I told you she was badass, look at this!

Yeah! Hell, yeah!

Okay. Oh, shit. Yeah.

Uh. Perp-spective.

Ahh!

Can I see you again? Um..

I'd like to, I mean, I'd like you to you know, yes. Sure.

Great, I would love to, I mean, under different circumstances it would be great.

Okay. Well, I know you live upstate.

I do. I live with my... self. Upstate. So..

But I... I... I come to the city, you know, often. So..

Look, oh, this is my card.

Oh, yeah. Got my number on there.

I'll call you now so that...

Right! So that I have.. Yeah, we call each other.

You can call me if you want to. Right.

Okay. Okay.

Hello. Hello.

Hey. Who this? Is, is this building, uh, manager Michael Evans?

Is this Officer Stevens?

No, this is Nicole.

You sound great over the phone.

You do, you sound.. You got a nice voice.

You sound, you sound really good..

Uh, well, I, I got your number.

I'm gonna hang up now. I'm gonna hang up now.

Okay. Alright, well..

We should... we should do this some other time.

We should get together, alright?

Yeah. Thank you for the... electricity.

Of course. I'm gonna go.

Okay. But thank you.

Alright. We'll talk soon.

Absolutely. Call.. You got my number.

I.. You have mine too. So.. Alright.

Okay.

Whoopie! Ha-ha.

Have a nice time, miss? Oh, you bet, best time ever.

Anderson.

Miss Stevens! Where have you been, huh?

I'm taking you upstate.

And you're gonna be there for a long time so I really hope that your little trip to the vet was worth it.

Oh, it was worth it.

Oh, sister, you don't know.

Yeah, good. I hope he de-flea'd you.

Go!

Bye, Dennis.

Goodbye, Dennis.

If we hurry, we can catch...

Oh, you are certifiable if you think I am getting on a train with you right now.

I... I... I am getting on a train, but you are going back upstate where you belong. You are in...

No, we gotta go out to the island. We gotta go see my mother.

I'm in trouble? Yeah.

What about you? What about me?

What happened. You wanna make warden... warden look bad for God's sake? I know.

I'll tell you what we do, I'll tell you what we do, alright?

Here I am, I'm in your custody.

We go out, say goodbye to mom and get me back in time for Sunday lock-up.

And now, it looks like you know what you're doin' for once.

Won't you just, shh?

Just shut your mouth and stop talking, okay?

I don't wanna hear you speak!

I'm not speakin', I'm not sayin' a word.

I hear sound's comin' out of your mouth.

Ticket, please.

Would you mind taking your leg off of my belongings, please? Thank you.

Here you go. Thank you.

Here you go. Thank you.

Thank you. Shut up.


This is where you grew up?

Home sweet home.


Just give me a second, alright?

You're ringin' in five, four, three, two, one, or I do.

Haven't you had a good time today? I've had a great time.

...three..

Hmm?

Well, guarantee ya that's about to end.

You look good.

Thanks.

Get in here, Joan!

Oh, my goodness.

Let me look at you!

Oh, my goodness!

Oh, God. Let me look at you.

This is Nicole, Paula.

It's Officer Stevens, if you don't mind, ma'am.

No, Officer Stevens. Sorry.

Oh, it's so good to see you.

If you'll excuse me.

Give me the right. What is she doing?

She's just doin' her job.

Alright, down. Other one. Yup.

Don't, don't watch it.

Do you have to do this in here?

If you knew what it took to get us here, ma'am you'd be shacklin' her yourself, so, yep.

Yep, I do. Alright, come on.


Mother?

Mother?

I'm here.

Figures..

You didn't really wanna see me, did you?

But I thank you for the lovely holiday.

Oh, my God, you're still with us.

Hello.

It's Joan, your daughter.

Joan? Ah! I'm glad you came.

You are? Yes, I'm glad you came.

Oh, hello, mother.

I need you to sign some papers.

Sign what papers?

To give you some money.

Well, you don't need my signature to put me back in your will.

Not the will.

It's, it's an agreement.

What kind of agreement?

For you to live your life any way it pleases you.

Oh, mother.

Oh! What's the catch?

I want you to stay away from my granddaughter.

You mean my daughter? I can't do that.

I'm clean and sober now.

I get out in six months. I'm gonna find her I'm gonna make that right.

She is nothing like you.

She's a lovely, sweet, young woman.

I don't want you to disrupt her life.

I don't doubt she's lovely.

I would like to meet her some day, alright?

You must never, ever see her.

Promise me!

You are a cold bitch.

You'll get a $100,000 a year in monthly payments but as estate executor, I will stop the checks the minute I find out you've breached your contract and made contact with her.

Joan..

You're 50-something-year-old convict.

You have no skills.

Take the money.

What does she actually know about me?

Nothing.

The adoption papers say that you died in childbirth.

Was that really necessary?

Let's go.

Paula.

What's her name?

Do you know my daughter's name?

Lily Benson.

Thank you.

Go.

Love you. Love you too.

Anderson, you okay?

You wanted to keep the baby?

I don't know what I wanted.

No one ever gave me any choice.

Now, all these years later she wants to pay me off to not see my kid.

I got a daughter out there.

She thinks I'm dead.

It's not right.

No, it isn't.


Okay, next.

Alright, thank you.

Your car's ready now.

Thanks. No, wait!

Your license and your credit card. Yeah.

Okay. Yeah. Thanks.


Hey. Hey! Hi. Hi.

I had a spot of car trouble this morning and I was wondering if I could trouble you for a lift?

Mm. Insurance issues. Sorry, I can't.

Yeah, insurance, it's a bitch. Yeah.

I, um..

Look, I, I... I don't usually do this sort of thing but, uh, it's been a totally hectic morning and, um, if you would kindly see your way to giving me a ride I'd be willing to give you a blow job.

Mm, hop on board.

Fantastic! Awesome!

I can't believe you!

You are going away for a long time. Up!

Put 'em behind your back.

We'll have that little ride another time, huh?

That's it. Up! Alright.

Whoa!

Come on. Everything cool?

Yeah. Everything's cool.


You know, I'm gonna report you for this, right?

It's gonna mean years.

What were you thinking?

You think I was thinkin'?

Assholes don't think.

Nope, they don't and you are an asshole, alright?

You had six months left and now you're goin' away for a long time.

Asshole.

You, you know what?

You are the most exhausting self-destructive person I have ever met.

You got that right.

Oh, Jesus. Hi, mommy!

What do you want me to do for you now, mommy?

Hello.

Yeah, it is.

Yeah, okay. Mm-hmm.

That was your mother's lawyer.

She passed.

You heard me?

Loud and clear.

Get me back to my cell.

Yup. Gladly.

You okay?

Oh, yeah, I'm great. Just great.


Do you need me to pull over, Anderson?

I'm fine. What's the matter?


Where are we?

We're at the home of Lily Benson.

Wait, what? You heard me.

Nicole! Wait a minute, where are you going?

Wait, whoa, whoa, whoa, shit.

I didn't ask you to bring me here.

Yeah.

Get out.

What are trying to pull?

You have exactly 15 minutes, okay?

And don't even think about thinking about doin' anything.

I want you to stand close to that door where I can see you from here.

I don't, I... I can't do this.

Yeah. No, no. Not now.

Not like this. Anderson, you're goin' away for a while.

So I think now is the time.

Go on.

Go on.


Hello.

Oh, hi.

Oh, my God, um..

I'm... I'm looking for Lily.

I'm her.

Can I help you?

Um..

...I'm, I... I knew her mother.

You know Norma? Uh, her birth mother.

My birth mother? Oh, God.

You, you knew that..

Yeah, my parents told me when I was 12.

And... did they tell you anything about your... mother?

Excuse me, but why did you come here?

She would have wanted me to.

Would you like to step inside?

Yeah, thanks.

How did you know her?

I, um, uh..

We were best friends when, uh, we were young.

Why didn't you contact me before?

Oh, I just, I just found out about you, um..

I'm her only child?

Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Are you, are you married?

Yeah. Um, Brad's helping a friend with an addition.

Beautiful, beautiful home. Oh.

Do you have children?

Just Johnny, he's seven.

Hey, hon, come downstairs.

Do you work?

I'm a graphic designer.

I work from the house.

It's, um, it's kind of slow.

Can I get you something to drink?

Some coffee or juice or water?

Water would be fantastic.

Have a seat.

Hello, lady.

Oh, hello, boy.

What are you doin'?

I'm coloring a truck.

Ooh, a truck.

Ah, thank you.

Ma, this lady's watching me color a truck.

And I hope it's okay.

He loves his trucks.

Yeah, I see that.

How do you think my mother would feel about being a grandmother?

Once she got over the shock..

I know she'd dig it.

If I could talk to my mother..

...I'd tell her that..

...I didn't care what she did in the past.

She'd be welcome to visit anytime.

I... I... I gotta get goin'.

You could stay for dinner?

Uh, maybe another time.

Yeah, okay.

Bye.

Yeah. Don't worry, I got it.

I'll take care of that.

I'll get the other one too.

All locked up.


Alright, lift up.

Stevens!

What in the hell is goin' on?

You know, your phone was goin' straight to voicemail?

And I hear you rented a car?

That's not in the budget!

Please tell me what is happening?

Alright, sir, there is a very good explanation.

Oh, she's got a very good explanation she says.

Please tell me your goddamn explanation.

There was a problem this morning.

What? With the prisoner?

With the train.

There was a three hour delay and I didn't wanna risk it so I thought it'd best just to rent a car.

As for my phone, there were some issues with my provider, but I'm resolving them.

Warden, warden if I might have permission to speak.

Speak, Anderson.

Uh, well, I would just like to say that in spite of all the unbelievable travel snafus we came upon it was, in fact, Officer Stevens' single-minded determination that got me to my mother's bedside before she passed.

And I know her gratitude was absolutely expressed to her very good friend, the governor.

Oh. Huh... alright.

Stevens, you did good.

I want you to come in to fill out some paperwork for a full time position.

I'm going to put you on staff.

Thank you so much, sir.

Alright, I gotta get down to The Jackknife.

It's karaoke night. So, ladies, good evenin'!

Sing well, sir. Always do.

You did me right in there.

I owe you a thank you and an apology.

Yeah, you do, several.

Hey, I think it's best if we forget about this weekend, alright?

Our little secret.

You got it, Officer Stevens.

See you around, Joan.


I don't understand why you don't know where my pills are!

You know, any time I ask Nicole for my pills she has put them in a strategic place for me to find them.

Nicole, Nicole, Nicole! Where is my book?

You got somethin' to say to me, sis?

I do.

Where the hell have you been?

Working my ass off. Where else, Brandy?

I have a life. I have my own family.

So how dare you run off and leave me holdin' the bag?

Well, you don't think I'd like those things particularly in that order?

I would, okay?

But how am I supposed to get those things if all I do is work and take care of moms?

Hi, Nicole. Hi, moms.

Did you save me that piece of cake?

I forgot.

See? See?

Okay, from now on, I'm gonna get my fair share.

I will help out with moms with you, but not instead of you because what I will not do is I will not give up my life.

I know you don't think that I have a life, but I do.

And I will not give it up, so that you can live yours. Okay?

Moms, sit down. Okay.

I will help out as best as I can.

But I am a grown woman. I know.

Which means, I have to live my life for myself, okay?

Okay. Okay. Not just for you.

That was easier than I thought it was gonna be.

This is non-negotiable.

Okay.

I got it, thank you.

I can't believe she ate my cake.

That's so wrong. Sorry That's okay.

Hello?

I've got an all-points bulletin out on a super-cute, Taser-packin', badass.

Would you happen to have a 20 on her current location?

Is there a badass here?

Ma. Ma.

What?

Why are you on my phone?

Because it rang and you were talking. Mom.

Why would you answer her phone?

Because it was under my butt cheek.

Uh, where's Nicole Stevens?

Uh, yes. Is this, uh, building manager, Michael Evans?

I think I ate the cake.

I love you, mom.

I love you too.

I like that phone feeling though.

Well, the twenty on Nicole Stevens is that she is currently walkin' into her bedroom and takin' off her uniform in preparation for a nice, hot bubble bath.

So you tell me. Who's thinking like a criminal now?

So you ready for me to kick your ass in checkers?

Wanna try Candyland?

You did your hair?

Yeah, you like it?

It's not bad for an old lady.

You know I'm a grandma?

No, shit! Uh-huh. You got kids?

Uh-huh.

Oh, my God. They twins?