The Last Supper (2020)
The human body is a terrible liar.
Whatever secrets it's keeping, it will tell them all eventually.
You back at work?
No. You gonna be?
I had to meet with Koracick to ask.
He's not sure.
Yeah, well, I guess it was pretty sudden.
You did kinda screw him.
And we don't all have parents who can clean up our messes.
You coming tonight?
Why wouldn't I be coming?
Well, seeing as you can't stand the sight of me, I thought maybe you'd skip it.
Jackson, my opinion of you has no effect on my plans.
It's Richard and Catherine's anniversary.
I care about them. I'm going.
And you're clearly in the mood to celebrate, so that's great.
Leprosy, chicken pox, tuberculosis, HIV...
We can carry these for years with no physical symptoms.
I'm sorry you drove all the way out here, but my answer is no.
This isn't only your decision.
And this dinner is ridiculous.
We're giving them big news.
It affects us all.
Yeah, so we should just tell them.
Richard, I care about Maggie.
I know you care about Jackson.
This dinner is for them, not for us.
We're still gonna be a family, even if you and I are separating.
But given enough time, the signs will always show up.
Can't wait for this damn night to be over.
Hey! Hi, guys!
Hi. Mwah. Hi.
How you been? Mwah.
So, u-um, all set for tonight?
Hey, I'm making blackberry cobbler.
Ooh, my favorite.
The real question is, what are your body's secrets?
So, um... see you soon.
Oh, I can't wait. Yeah, yeah.
All right, see you tonight.
See you tonight.
And are you ready to know?
I can reach for my own water.
The hospital just wants me to rest a few more weeks.
There's nothing wrong with me helping you with that.
Now that... That makes me feel better.
Is everybody decent?
Except for the ball gag and jock strap, we're good.
Levi. What was that, honey?
What do you need, Mom?
Cousin Shirl just called to say that Mayda heard that Great Uncle Saul is circling the drain over at Olympia Meadows...
"Circling the drain"?
You couldn't say that like... I don't know, like a person?
If he had behaved more like a person...
Other than with you... Then maybe.
The point is, he's in hospice, so if you want to see him, then...
A-A-As in now-now?
As in, try not to get a ticket speeding on the interstate.
That's up to you.
Bring a sweater, honey.
Those places are like an icebox.
Uncle Saul was an ass to everyone else.
I have no idea why, but it's like life gave him 45% of being a good man, and he spent it all on me.
Happy anniversary, guys.
I suppose it is in a few days, isn't it?
That's not why you invited us over for dinner tonight?
You know, when you get to be our age, you stop counting, dear.
Here, give me this coat. Yes. Here.
So, um, a patient turned me on to those.
They are insane. They're French.
You shouldn't have. Really.
Is something wrong? Oh, no.
Of course not. Okay.
Oh. Well... Oh.
Oh, thank you.
Um, more gifts.
More... Wonderful. Jackson, is this an Alice Mann? Yes, it is.
She only printed three of those.
Sorry I didn't have time to get it gift-wrapped.
I literally just got it back from the framer, and it took forever to get it out of South Africa.
Jackson, you are just...
Mm. ...too much.
South Africa. Nice.
Uh, is that a problem?
No, I just wish I'd known you were bringing something so expensive.
I brought chocolates.
Oh, well, who doesn't love chocolate?
I love chocolate.
Come on, Maggie. Let's go have some chocolate.
Don't like it?
Oh, no, no. It's beautiful.
Uh, she's mom's favorite, and I figured you guys have similar taste.
You know, I could help you find a spot to hang it up if you want.
Um, n-n-n-not yet. Um...
Come on in. Sure, yeah.
Dinner should be ready shortly.
Um, we wanted to talk about...
I wonder, who would like a glass of wine?
I know I surely do. Uh, heavy, please.
Me, please. Okay.
So, Mom, they set an opening for the hospital at Memphis?
Early next month.
So many hospitals.
I do not know how you keep track of them all.
By never being at home.
By hiring good people who help me run things.
Tom Koracick excluded, I guess.
He's very good at what he does.
You know, now that we are all together, what we wanted to talk with you... I think that we could really wait until we've all eaten, dear.
I don't know if it needs to wait, hon.
Did you get bad news? Oh, God no.
My scans have come back great.
Richard, you're terrifying them.
Oh, that must be Vic.
Who's Vic? His girlfriend.
I came from work, so she's meeting me here.
But why? Good question.
You invited your girlfriend to our dinner?
More, the merrier, right?
Uh, you need a ride or something?
Oh, no, I invited him.
That's okay, right?
You said it's a party.
Dinner... Dinner party.
I said it was a dinner party.
Didn't hear that part. Mm-hmm.
What did you do?
Come on in, man. Don't worry about it.
Yeah? Yeah. Welcome.
Dean Miller. Pleasure to meet you.
Richard Webber. Pleasure's mine.
Please, please, have a seat. Hi.
Richard, I want you to meet Vic.
It's so nice to meet you.
Jackson's told me so much about you.
And I'm sure Mom's told you plenty about Vic.
Oh, yes, yeah. Right?
So, this is a really small dinner party, huh?
Well, it's a good thing I made plenty of food.
Um, Richard, would you mind giving me a hand in the kitchen?
I was just about to ask. Mm.
I, uh, feel like we're crashing.
Why would you think that?
Well, you're not crashing... At all, actually.
Let me go ahead and grab you some wine.
See if Maggie's left us any.
Boy, do you look like a steaming pile of crap, kid.
Same to you, Uncle Saul.
Thought you were his favorite.
Insults is how we show love.
I'm assuming you're Levi, the doctor.
I've heard a lot about you.
How is he?
He's in end-stage heart failure, so we're doing our best to keep him comfortable.
Which, I've learned, does not include an all-expense paid trip to Maui.
I'm afraid not, Saul, no.
I'll come back to check on you later.
We had Shabbat dinner last week... Ah.
...and I snuck a few hard-boiled eggs in my pocket, thinking you'd show up, but the nurse sniffed 'em out and trashed 'em.
He always knew they were my favorite.
Where's Aunt Gertie?
Eh, Gertie makes it when she can.
I tell her don't bother, but she says, "That's what you do for the man you love."
Saul, this is Nico. I wanted you to meet him...
What's this I hear about you living in your mother's basement?
Ugh. I thought you were a hot-shot doctor.
I was hoping that we would iron a few things out before I just up and left.
I hate to move out on bad terms.
My nephew, King of Vague.
Spill. I don't have time to play guessing games.
Mom learned some new information about me, which was all well and good as long as I kept it in house.
You think I'm getting on a roof with a bugle horn anytime soon?
Well, Uncle Saul.
Nico here is more than my friend.
H-He's my boyfriend.
And he has been for a while now, and...
I love him.
It's an honor to meet you, sir.
Oh, God. Dr. Marks!
I killed him.
I killed him with my gayness.
Did you know they were bringing dates to dinner?
Of course not.
Well, we can't tell them now.
Yeah, well, if you'd have listened to me, we'd have told them without the fanfare.
Well, it's too late for that.
We'll just tell them later.
Let's just get try to get through tonight.
I've gotten good at that.
Um, any... any, uh, good, like, calls, uh, recently?
Oh, there was a C.O. buildup in the sewer yesterday.
Shot some manhole covers straight up in the air.
It lifted 250 pounds of cast iron like it was nothing.
Well, that is pretty cool. Yeah.
I mean, it... it... it did kill this woman's dad while they were shopping for her wedding dress.
So, there's that.
I'm gonna go add some more place settings, since there's so many more of us.
You know what, I should... I should help.
I'll... I'll be right back.
Should we grab a coffee? Sandwich?
Your aunt may not be here for a while. I can't.
Jewish tradition says a friend or family member or designated shomer cannot leave the body of a loved one unattended from the moment they die until they're buried in the ground.
Otherwise, their spirit just sort of... like, lingers around, confused.
You're getting that off the Internet?
I-I-I'm what they call culturally Jewish.
I, you know, eat the bagels and know the five big prayers, and went to first base with Shira Levenstein at sleep-away camp.
But this... this I know.
I am keeping Shemirah until the Chevra Kaddisha arrive or my Aunt Gertie or, you know, literally anyone else.
And now I want a sandwich.
I'm so sorry, Aunt Gertie.
You look good, my boy. Really good.
I'm sorry you have to see him this way.
Gertie, this is my f-friend Nico.
W-Why aren't they taking his body?
Apparently, it's been a big day here, so I've been watching him.
But I understand that you'll want to take over, so...
Uh, I can't do that.
Saul-y and I promised that when the end was the end, that was the end.
The end of...?
He was a good man.
Love you, buddy.
And you are a good man, too, you hear me?
Um, are you going?
D-Does that mean I-I'm supposed to just stay here, or...?
Did you really think I wouldn't see how obvious this is?
How obvious what is?
You trying to set me up.
Like I need a date after you made me the fifth wheel.
Not everyone is like you, Jackson.
She thought it was a bigger party. That's why...
I wasn't trying to set you up.
What is that supposed to mean... "not everyone's like me"?
Most people take the time to grieve after the end of a relationship before jumping into the next one.
Yeah. I-I take time...
Not after April.
You guys had barely ended when you and I got together.
And we were still together when you met Vic.
You couldn't even go on your nature walk without getting entangled with some woman named Kate.
Why can't you be alone?
I'm not doing this with you right now.
Think whatever you want.
I wasn't trying to set you up, Maggie.
I don't know why you'd even leap to something like that if you didn't think the world revolved around you.
I leapt to it because he has already asked me out before.
No. Months ago.
So, like, when we were together?
Yeah, while you were on your nature walk-about, sending me pictures of trees.
Should I have sent you a picture of him with that, like, shrugging "why not?" emoji?
Well, he's here now.
We might as well be hospitable.
I don't think you got to worry about Jackson and his ex.
Unless you're worried about them murdering each other.
Well, that's good.
You'll be all set up for your second chance with her.
Yeah, she's real thrilled to see me.
Um, did you even consider maybe telling her I was coming?
Oh, yeah, but then she probably would have bailed.
Mm-hmm. And then you wouldn't be having dinner with your boyfriend's ex.
Time to eat!
Well, it's too late now, so...
Oh, actually, my mom usually sits here, so we'll just...
Sit. Sit. It's fine. Nobody cares.
Nobody cares about anything.
Everybody sit. Please.
Smells great in there. What'd you make?
Is there a problem? Are you allergic?
She'll put anything in her mouth.
Anything... Anything that's food.
Hm. How lovely.
A little salad, dear, please? Thank you.
Let me tell you about that time she stopped a snake from eating a baby.
So, Dr. Webber, you're Maggie's father.
Call me Richard, please.
And yes, I am.
And Dr. Fox... Or do you prefer Catherine?
Dr. Fox is fine.
Okay. You're Jackson's mother?
Uh, pass the bread, please.
Yes. I'm Jackson's mother.
So, when you two started dating, was that before they got married?
Not really, no.
We never thought of ourselves as family.
Yes, you did.
That's why I had such a reaction when the two of you started rolling around together.
We were happy for them.
Jackson and I didn't grow up together.
We had very different upbringings.
I took a bus to school, and he had a private chauffeur.
Dean's a rich boy, too.
Oh, are you?
Maggie doesn't like guys that have money.
No, I like the ones who are down to earth.
So, Maggie, you grew up in Boston?
I have a cousin in Brighton.
Oh, yeah? What street?
I don't remember. There were old brick houses.
Does that help? Yeah.
Yeah, that really narrows it down.
Oh, you know what?
You remember the Korean restaurant we loved, uh, near my old place on Graham?
Mm-hmm. It burned down.
Vic saved the owner, pulled him right out of the kitchen.
He was the sweetest old man.
He got really shaken up.
Apparently, the landlord hadn't changed the electrical wiring in like a decade.
Sadly, we see it all the time in old restaurants.
That's a terrible story.
Richard, you're a surgeon, too, right? A general?
Yes, I am. At Pac-North.
When I was in training, we called that place "The Morgue."
Did they know back then that there was a burial ground in the backyard?
They broke ground on a new wing and found out the place used to be an asylum.
Unclaimed bodies just tossed in a hole like feces. Oof!
We didn't exactly publicize that incident, Catherine.
The bodies were removed respectfully.
I've heard things have Yeah.
Really turned around.
Now the nickname's just Pac-North, so you know.
Not really a nickname.
Actually, it is a nickname.
It's short for Pacific Northwest.
You say "actually" a lot.
I just meant that first responders all over the city are talking about the improvements over the past few months.
People really want to bring their patients there now.
Oh, how about that? That's really, really great.
You mean they prefer to go there over Grey-Sloan?
Mom. Catherine, you've only seen the waiting room at Pac-North.
I've seen more.
The outside of your office.
You were busy having coffee with a friend.
Just to clarify, I like both hospitals.
How about we just change the subject entirely?
Yeah! I'm for that.
It is your anniversary, right?
How did you two meet?
Maybe we can just... Nope.
I'm saying just a little something to eat.
You're sounding like my mom now.
They said he was sick.
I'm so sorry. I'm... I'm Levi.
I know exactly who you are.
They used to call you "Glasses."
But now you've made a-a real name for yourself, right?
Saul talked about me?
All the time.
And you... you must be Levi's boyfriend.
Saul... Saul knew?
Of course he knew.
I'm sorry, what?
It takes one to know one, son.
I'm Daniel Schwartz.
Uh, but Gertie was his wife.
Gertie and Saul took each other for who they were.
They lived their lives, never asked any questions, and they never told a soul.
Saul was the love of my life.
And I was his.
And I guess we still are.
Wait. So, she proposed to you?
Yeah, I mean, mom's used to always getting what she wants, and if she's got to ask, she'll ask.
I wouldn't say "always."
That was a long time ago.
And it wasn't just any proposal.
It was quite the spectacle.
Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm.
Tell them, Catherine.
You're doing so well.
Um, so, Catherine hired a string quartet, and she's got them hiding in the lobby of the hospital, which is filled with... With roses and candles.
Mom hates romantic gestures. This is not her style at all.
Richard had been trying to propose romantically for months.
And she wouldn't let him. She just called it "nonsense."
So, Richard's at work, and Catherine starts shouting at him.
And she's yelling about how Richard is worth every heartbreak, and she doesn't care if she looks like a fool yelling her feelings out in front of everyone.
And then she walks down the stairs and she looks in his eyes and takes his hands, and she says...
"And I would very much like it if you would be my husband."
Tell 'em what you said, Richard.
Oh, you two really like to build that suspense.
Come on, come on!
"Well, it's about damn time."
That's Richard Webber. All right, you know what?
It's time for a toast. Aww.
To these two amazing people.
To Catherine and Richard.
I am so happy that my mom found you.
Richard, you've been more a father to me than my birth father ever was.
I've never seen anyone make my mom happier.
Y'all have had your ups and downs, but you always push through.
You two are the gold standard.
I love you. Happy anniversary.
To you. Happy anniversary.
So sweet. Thank you.
So, Saul says that there's this huge emergency at the bank.
They're willing to pay three times per roll for anyone who can bring in the most pennies in an hour.
So, I scramble around all the couch cushions, he's helping me pack 'em in like sardines.
10 minutes later, he comes back with a $50 bill.
And I feel like I saved the freakin' world.
From... a penny shortage?
I was 6.
But you realize there's no such thing, right?
Oh, oh, we shouldn't be laughing like this.
It's okay, son.
The only people Saul would want to make miserable are your mom and a few ex-boyfriends.
Oh, he really hated my mom.
He never trusted her.
She learned from her parents about who is supposed to lie with whom.
And she bought into it.
My family never cared.
Thought I was exotic, told every neighbor or postman who'd listen.
The Chevra Kaddisha should be here by now.
I-I-I don't like leaving him like this.
We don't have to if you don't want to.
I've been trained.
I can teach you how to prepare his body.
I wouldn't want you to have to...
It would be my honor.
I hadn't thought about that story in a long time.
I know. Me either.
Richard, maybe we've been too rash with this separation.
Jackson is right.
We've been through bad times, month-long arguments, but we do always find a way.
I know we're angry with each other and we're hard-headed, but I think we shouldn't give up.
The wine's making you misty.
It's not the wine, Richard.
I love you.
I know that doesn't come easy for you, but if you love me, Catherine, and you want this to work... say that you're sorry that you didn't stand by me.
That you showed no loyalty.
That I had to reinvent my life.
That I had to leave behind the hospital that I built, people I loved.
You've said a lot of things, but "sorry" wasn't one of them.
I am sorry, but...
Apologies don't have the word "but" after them.
"I'm sorry but"...
is too little, Catherine.
It's too late.
Why not just build a home and a life with the man you love?
I'm sorry. I did not mean to pry.
Your generation takes for granted what is possible.
I'm sorry, I...
No, no, no, no. It's... It's okay.
In fact, it gives me hope that it has come so far that you could take that for granted, even for a second.
Saul loved men.
He loved me.
But there was something inside of him... that wouldn't let him.
I would have married him, I would've... I would've built a home with him.
But I didn't know how to live a life with someone who hated himself for loving me.
He was ashamed of himself.
And... And Gertie? She didn't know?
Of course she knew.
She pretended they were married because they cared for each other.
And because he... He asked her.
I will never take it for granted again.
You know, I don't think it's an accident, you being here until the end.
He saw you, who you are, all of you.
I think there's a part of him that wanted you to come here so that you would know it's okay... that you'd have the freedom that he never gave himself.
The Lord is my shepherd.
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside still waters.
He restoreth my soul.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death...
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou hast anointed my head with oil.
My cup runneth over.
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Mom, what's going on?
This cork is so chewed up.
Give it here. Mm.
You barely talked to Vic.
You know how awkward this is for her?
This was supposed to be a small family gathering.
And your plus one brought a plus one.
Two more people at dinner... Is that a big deal?
What's going on with you and Richard?
I thought you all cleared everything up.
Let's talk about it later.
This is not the time.
Wait, wait, wait. You live on a boat?
What is it with rich guys and boats?
You have a boat?
Do you tell her anything?
It was an impulse buy.
I do have a boat, guilty as charged.
Shoes are an impulse buy, maybe a car.
Jackson bought a yacht.
What did you spend? Two million? Three million?
Where do you dock yours?
Getting kind of old now, Maggie.
I think you're kind of embarrassing yourself.
I'm pretty sure I'm not.
Does he do this with you?
Does he try to change you all the time?
No. Oddly enough, I like her just the way she is.
Uh, uh... Um, um... I'm... I'm... I'm sorry, um...
What... What... What were you saying?
He and Maggie are arguing.
They can't stand each other.
They've been trying to be civil for our sake, which is a total joke.
But you haven't been around enough to notice, have you?
Well, that would be hard since I no longer work at the same hospital.
'Cause you took a job at a glorified clinic just to spite your own wife.
I didn't have a choice after I was fired from the one she owns.
Don't you even look at that phone, Richard Webber.
Why didn't you just invite her since you can't go 20 minutes without texting?
Invite who? His girlfriend.
Some Pac-North heifer. Oh.
I don't have a girlfriend, Catherine.
Something I've been trying to drill in your thick skull for months!
Well, I don't believe you. See for yourself.
Can we not do this now?
You wouldn't dare.
I certainly would.
I've been talking to Karev about making you an offer to run our cardio department.
He approved the offer.
She wouldn't step out of her comfort zone for that.
You don't know what I would do.
Is this what you wanted to tell us earlier?
No! We wanted to tell you that we're separating.
It was supposed to be quiet and loving, not a potluck.
How long has this been going on?
It's over now.
Richard, I had no idea.
I'm... sorry you had to hear it this way.
I really am.
Uh, excuse me. Okay, yeah.
You definitely owe me.
I thought y'all had worked things out.
No, it's fine.
It's fine, I'll...
I'll be fine, I just...
I just hate you losing Richard.
He's like a father to you.
Don't be silly. I'm not losing anything.
Don't worry about me.
I feel like such a failure.
I tried, Jackson. I tried.
Hey, you are not a failure at anything.
Sometimes relationships just don't work out.
You know that. That's all.
You are such a good man.
Oh, who do we have to thank for that?
I was just dropping these off.
Oh, wait, Vic.
You haven't had any of my blackberry cobbler yet.
She is kinda famous for it.
Yeah, yeah. I'd really like that.
'Cause if you had said no... Thank you.
...I was gonna have to eat this whole damn thing myself.
Dig in. Ooh.
Is this...? Yeah. Just get in there.
Just go for it? Okay. Mm!
No, guilty pleasure. I need it.
I deserve it.
Jackson mentioned that he thought you two might be... off, but I... I had no idea.
Catherine and I tend to keep our problems to ourselves.
That was quite a show, huh?
Catherine thought that a nice meal would make it easier to break the news.
You think it's really over?
I do, unfortunately.
I thought we were celebrating. I brought chocolates.
Well, at least you didn't bring a date.
We thought we needed to get along for your sakes.
At least we can stop doing that.
Yeah. I guess we can all stop pretending.
Hey, what was that offer?
From, uh, Pac-North.
Maggie, you don't have to humor me.
I'm a free agent.
If the price is right...
Look who knows how to bargain.
Alex thinks I'm worth this much?
Not just Alex, Maggie.
Then I guess I have a new job.
Are you sure you're gonna be okay?
Eh, you know, I'll go to a meeting.
Yeah, I'll be fine.
I'll see you Monday.
I'll see you Monday.
Leaving so soon?
This was not a place I should have been.
I'll see you around, Pierce.
Hey, I'm... I'm sorry about... that.
It's not your fault.
Uh, I don't think any of us should have been here tonight.
Uh, Vic, wait. I, um...
I clearly still have some differences with Jackson, but I think I've been taking them out on you, and I'm really sorry about that, and it's not cool.
I-I won't do it again.
You know what, I set you up on a date without telling you, so I think we're even.
When the body reveals its secrets, there's no turning back.
The good news is, when the truth is out...
...you'll know what you're dealing with.
Levi? When did you get home?
I didn't hear you come in.
Uncle Saul is gone.
I believe the proper response is, "May his memory be for a blessing."
One day with Saul, and you're Super Jewish now?
No, but I am Super Gay.
And you telling me that you accept me, yet refusing to tell any member of our family...
That's not accepting me.
That's not being proud of me.
And I can't do it anymore. I won't.
I know you loved Uncle Saul and you're upset right now...
Uncle Saul is free now.
I'm not going to wait until I'm in an old-age home with crochet blankets, surrounded by people who never got to love me the way I deserved.
The bad news is, it might already be too late to do anything about it.
Did you put him up to this?
But I agree with every word he said.
I love you, Mom.
And I thank you.
For the food and the laundry and...
I'm moving out.
At that point, all you can do is hope you're ready for what comes next.
I'll stay at a hotel.
No need. My driver's on the way.
But please tell me that Maggie turned down your absurd offer.
She didn't. In fact, starts Monday.
After I got fired, were you hoping I'd fail?
I was hoping you'd come to your senses.
And now I'm turning Pac-North around, and it's killing you.
It's not killing me. I'm embarrassed for you.
It's one thing for you to flush your own career down the toilet.
Now you want to drag her down with you?
Your own child?
She's gonna put us on the map, and it will have nothing to do with you, and you can't stand that, because you need to control everything.
But I've moved on.
And I will do what I want, and I will hire whomever I want.
And there isn't a thing in this world you can do to stop me.
Yes, Harry, it's me.
Sorry to call you so late.
But I'd like you to put out some feelers about buying Pac-North.
No, Harry. It's not a joke.
Find out their price.
I'm sure they have one.
You too. Good night.
Hope it isn't over.
Hope to be saved from pain and loss and despair.
This is absurd.
And it's not gonna work.
Catherine, what in the hell do you want with my hospital?
Well, you said that the place is turning around.
It could be a good investment.
Or maybe I'll just shut it down.
I'm not sorry about a damn thing.
And most of all, hope that there's something left to save.