Seven Pounds (2008) Script

HAVE A GOOD TIME


Okay.

911 emergency.

I need an ambulance.

I have you at 9212 west third street in los angeles.

Yes, room number 2.

What's the emergency?

There's been a suicide.

Who's the victim?

I am.

In seven days, god created the world.

And in seven seconds...

... i shattered mine.


I can have four new fillets overnight. Oh, no. No, thank you.

What is your name again? Ezra? Is that right?

Yes, sir. I'll just need your first and last name...

...so i can call up your account. You know what?

Here's what i'm thinking, ezra. I think i'm gonna mail you the meat back...

...so you can see firsthand the type of dog food that you're peddling.

That won't be necessary, sir.

So how about we just start with your last name?

Thomas.

And don't even get me started on the pork.

Have you tried the pork? Well, no, sir.

I'm not much of a meat eater myself, but i hear really great things...

...about the pork.

Oh, so you don't eat pork at all? No, sir.

Are you jewish? Is that why you don't eat pork, ezra?

Well, can we...? What's your first name, mr. Thomas?

Ben.

Hold on, what was that voice?

I don't... i don't have an order for a ben thomas.

Ezra, what was that voice?

What voice? Are you blind?

Excuse me? You're kidding me.

A blind beef salesman who doesn't eat meat.

Now, that... that is rich. That is rich.

Have you ever had sex, ezra?

Did lawrence in accounting put you up to this?

Because somehow i can't imagine the blind, vegan...

... beef salesman having sex.

Listen, i'm trying to help you, sir. You're trying to help me?

The blind beef salesman is trying to help me?

I'm actually starting to feel pretty bad for you, ezra.

Because i look at my life, and it is surrounded by so much beauty...

... and you can't see shit.

Is that fair?

Does that seem fair to you, ezra?

Do you even know what color the ocean is?

Do you?

It's blue, sir. "it's blue, sir."

Say what you wanna say.

React. Say what you wanna say to me.

Thank you for calling cheyenne meats.

That's not what you wanna say, you coward. You coward.

You blind, vegan, beef-salesman, virgin coward!

Goodbye, mr. Thomas. Say what you wanna say.


Ken anderson. Nicole anderson. Allie anderson. Ed rice.

Steven phillips. Monica freeman. Sarah jensen.

Ken anderson! Nicole anderson! Allie anderson! Ed rice!

Steven phillips! Monica freeman! And sarah jensen!


Hi, can i help you?

Yes. Hello, i'm looking for emily.

You're a friend of hers? Yes, ma'am.

She's not home. Oh, goodness.

No, she left this morning. She had to do some more tests.

She asked me to watch duke until she got back.

Okay.

You ever try mixing banana peel into the soil?

Really? It works, i swear.

Oh, would you by chance know where i could find her?

Supervisor to 104. Supervisor to 104.

Cardiac wing?

Take the elevator to the fifth floor then turn left.

Thank you.

Well, that's what i was just saying. It's absolutely impossible.

Hold the elevator.

Thank you.


Can i help you?

Yes. Good evening.

I'm here to see emily posa.

I'm sorry, visiting hours are from 8 a.m. To 4 p.m.

You know, it is really important i speak to her for just a moment.

You'll just have to come back during visiting hours.

Thank you very much.


So if there is one thing that i have learned...

...and you all should remember about winning these contracts:

Three steps. First, tell them what you're gonna tell them.

Step two, you tell them.

Step three, tell them what you told them.

We are gonna close by reminding them...

...that old girl has a 3-percent better impulse from sea level to vacuum...

...and if they pass on that, quite frankly, they deserve another sputnik.

Now, if you will excuse me...

...i have a very lovely, very hungry woman at home waiting for me.

Sarah.

Honey.

Everyone at work kept saying it was daylight-savings time.

You were supposed to be here a while ago.

I kept saying it wasn't. This happens all the time. It's work.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. No, i'm angry with you.

I'm gonna be angry all night long.

I'm angry with you. What are you doing?

How about that? How about i'm angry with you?

Hello? Hey, it's me. It's your brother.

Where are you?

I'm at the beach house.

Are you okay?

Of course.

Listen, why'd you disconnect the landline?

The phone broke.

I don't need it anymore.

Did i? Did i do something?

No.

Not unless you're smoking again.

No, i've put on 20 pounds. I'm in the best shape of my life.

Are you eating? Are you taking care of yourself?

You sound terrible again and... yeah, i'm fine. Look, i gotta go.

Give melanie and the kids a hug and a kiss.

I'll talk to you later. You take care of yourself.

Hold on. I know it's been a while, but when you were staying here...

...you didn't take something of mine by mistake, did you?

I remember giving you something.

You remember that? Because i remember that very clearly.

Yeah. Yeah.

Just remember i love you.


Hi, my name is ben thomas. I'm here to see stewart goodman.

Inez, look at me, please.

Inez. I'm speaking to you.

I understand you refused to take your meds again. Is that true?

No, no, no.

Let's try using your words this time, okay, inez?

I mean, this silent treatment isn't doing anybody any good.

Inez, how can we help you if...?

Okay, how about i come back tomorrow...

...and see if you've changed your mind, okay?

Thattagirl.

I thought i was coming to your office today.

I was in the neighborhood. I thought i'd stop by, save you the drive.

Terrific. Well, look, let's go talk in my office, yeah? Come on.

I take a no-nonsense approach.

I mean, i cut the operating costs of this place...

...over 17 percent last year alone.

I'm sure that made them happy. Oh, hell, yeah.

Now, if i could only get my own finances...

...in that kind of shape, i wouldn't have you sitting here.

No offense.

That your new beemer out front?

Ben, i mean, when i found out...

...that my bone-marrow transplant wasn't successful... i'm well aware of your ongoing medical condition.

Things aren't looking very promising for me.

Look...

...i have a bonus coming in january.

I just really need this six-month extension.

Really, i mean, i am doing the very best i can here, i promise you.

I'm gonna show myself out.

I'll be in touch.

Well, thank you. I appreciate it.

I mean, this way everybody wins, right?

Hello.

My name is ben.

I totally understand if you don't wanna speak to me either.

But i would really like to just have a moment of your time.

I'm trying to figure out what kind of man stewart goodman is.

It is within my power to drastically change his circumstances.

But i don't wanna give that man a gift that he doesn't deserve.

I need you to tell me whether or not he is a good person.


"The drug he gives me...

...makes me dizzy.

I want a new one."

Well, that sounds very reasonable, inez.

What else?

You can trust me.

What else, inez?

He's punishing you?

How is he punishing you?

How is he punishing you, inez?


Ben?

Hey, ben, where you going? Where's the washroom?

To the right. Is there a problem?

Give her a bath, right now. Absolutely.

Thank you. Thank you.

You have the wrong impression here.

I'm gonna stop by from time to time...

...make sure you're showing these people some respect.

Look, this is a misunderstanding, okay?

You don't treat people like that.

Let me explain, okay, ben?

And i'm not giving you an extension. Ben!

I'm not giving you anything.

I almost believed you, you son of a bitch.

I almost believed.

Okay. Grip and rip.

This time it's gonna be a lot different.

Hey.

Hey, michelle. Hey.

Good to see you. You too.

How are you? I'm good.

Hey, man. Hey. What are you doing here?

Just coming to make sure that she is still kicking your ass at everything.

And i am.

Can we have a sec, hon? Yeah.

All right.

You okay?

Yeah, i'm good. You said you were gonna call me on the 15th.

Today is the 19th. I know.

Doctor didn't have the results, so i had no information to give you.

Still, you should call me.

Yeah, i know. Yes, i know. We're still friends. Right?

Yeah. I'm just... i'm doing some soul-searching, you know?

Don't do that.

We have a plan. I know.

Do what you promised me. I will.

You know, they rent clubs up at the clubhouse.

I'm well aware of that.

I think i'm gonna keep my ass unkicked today.


Were you looking at him, or were you looking at me?

Actually, i was just sitting here.

Am i doing it wrong?

I think i saw you in the elevator the other day.

Oh, yes.

Actually, you are being audited.

My name is ben thomas.

I'm with the irs, and you owe the government...

...$56, 240.19.

I know.

And now you get me.

Would you have a seat, please, miss posa?

So i've been looking over the income statements...

...from the last three years.

2005... were...?

Were you in my room the other night?

No, ma'am, i was not in your room the other night.

That's not exactly irs protocol.

So i've been looking over '05, '06 and '07.

There seems to be quite a disparity between what you claimed and... mr. Thomas?

I just got discharged.

So, you know, unless you're gonna, like...

...haul me off to some irs jail or something...

...i'd really like to get home now.

Oh, sure. No problem. Okay.

I'll be in touch.


Welcome to the travel inn. Can i help you?

I need a room.

How many hours?

About two weeks.


Clear it! That's it, that's it!

All right, come on! vamos, manny!

All right, all right. That's it, that's it.

Hey!

What you want? Break it up!

You want some of this? Get off! Get off!

Hey, rico, knock it off!

Somebody wanna remind rico where we are?

The sanctuary, coach!

I can't hear you. The sanctuary, coach!

That's right, rico, in the sanctuary.

Now give me 20 starts and stops.

Hello, this is emily posa.

I'm not home right now, but please leave a message...

... and i'll call you back as soon as possible. Thank you.

Hi, my name is susan nall. I'm calling because a friend...

... told me you do letterpress invitations, and i was wondering... hello? Hi, this is emily.

Yep, i do wedding invitations.

I'm not able to take any requests, though, right now.

I know someone nearby who does it.

She's not as good as i am, but her prices are very... hello?

Duke?

Duke.

We're out here.

Hello, miss posa.

What are you doing here?

Oh, i came to see you.

Don't you people ever call ahead?

You people tend to try to hide things.

Is that meat?

No! No, no.

No. No meat. No.

Well, he was really enjoying it. He eats steamed broccoli and tofu.

Why? He's a vegetarian.

He is a vegetarian? Yes.

Well, that sucks.

Hey, can we talk? Do you have a moment?

No.

Actually, i have to take duke for a walk.

No problem. I'll go with you, if you don't mind.

So... hey, hey.

Hey.

So i've been looking over 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Now... i'm listening.

Can i get him for you? Nope. I got him.

Let me get him. Let me get him. Let me get him.

You all right? Yes.

Whoa, sorry. Whoa, not these.

That's okay. Watch... no, no. Heel, heel, heel.

Yeah, maybe we shouldn't feed him meat.

So i've been looking over...

yeah, maybe we can do this later. Yeah.

So you cook it all ahead of time, i see.

No, actually. I can't remember the last time i cooked.

This is my sister's way of looking out for me from afar.

Do you have any siblings?

Yes, one brother.

He's a... he's a good egg.

Yeah, i just have the one sister too.

Are you receiving income from any source...

...that the government is currently unaware of?

Well, lately i've been taking to diving in local wishing wells, so... i mean, but it's just occasional dimes here and there...

...or, once in a while, a quarter.

No, actually...

...i had to refinance this place to pay my past-due medical bills.

I've been informed that you suffer from congenital heart failure.

Yes. Did you gather that while stalking me at the hospital?

No, i... you're currently status 2, which means you're sick enough...

...to be on the national unos waiting list...

...but not sick enough to be admitted into the hospital...

...and placed on status 1.

So basically, if your heart starts to fail quickly and no donor can be located...

...you're screwed.

Is it true that you said...

...that you do not believe that you even deserve a heart...

...because your life is unremarkable in every way?

I'm sorry.

I don't know why i said that. I'm sorry.

Do you have to take any type of sensitivity training...

...to join the irs, mr. Thomas?

No, not really. Yeah.

So you don't consider yourself a good person?

How would you answer that question if i asked you the same?

"Unremarkable" would be an upgrade for me...

...i assure you.

I'm gonna freeze your accounts as uncollectible until further notice.

I'm sure that'll buy you five or six months, penalty-free.

Here's my card.

If anyone from the irs tries to contact you...

...you call me immediately.

Okay.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Okay.

Mr. Thomas? Yes.

Why do i get the feeling you're doing me a really big favor right now?

Because i get the feeling that you really deserve it.

All right?

You off to?

You off to pollute someone else's dog now?

No.

Just going home.

Where's that?

Take care, emily.

You too.


What is this thing for? I told you already.

And why are you bringing a fish into your room?

Because it's my room.

And i don't want anyone going into my room, understood?

Well, i don't think you can keep a fish in your room.

I think i can.

Well, i've never had anybody who kept a fish in their room.

Now you do.

Who?

Good night.

The first time i ever saw a box jellyfish...

... i was 12.

Our father took us to the monterey bay aquarium.

I never forgot when he said...

... that it was the most deadly creature on earth.

To me it was just...

... the most beautiful thing i'd ever seen.

I spoke to the doctor again.

He's gonna send over your files in the morning.

Is this everything? Yeah.

Any questions? Same one.

Well, same answer, then.

You know, i was thinking last night about when we were 14...

...and we made our big pact.

You remember on the beach in front of your grandparents' house...

...we agreed that we would never, never date each other's girls?

I remembered that that night you told me how much you liked stacy miller...

...and that you were gonna ask her out. And i said:

"Hey, man. You can't. Her and i already did it."

Which we didn't, but i wanted to...

...but she liked you way more than she liked me, and... so i lied to you because i was so jealous.

And i realized that i've been carrying around this lie...

...in my heart for the last 25... stop it!

Stop it.

Stay focused.

Do what you promised me.

What, you think i'm...? Do what you promised me.

You think i'm gonna let you down now, don't you?

I've known you my whole damn life!

Okay?

This? This? This is not something you do every day.

Okay? This is... this is not easy for me.

I'll make sure everything goes as planned.

Don't worry.

Thank you.


Oh, my god.

Hello, holly.

Look at you.

What are you doing here? I came to see you.

Really? You have a minute?

Sure. Come on in.

Here's my desk. Have a seat.

You look great.

I do? Yes.

I feel great.

How are you? I'm really good.

I need a favor.

Whatever you need, just ask me.

I need a name. Someone in the system.

Someone having a really hard time...

...that needs help, but may be too proud to ask for a handout.

What are you doing?

I'm helping.

I need a name.

Okay.

Connie tepos.

Her boyfriend almost killed her last year when she tried to leave.

He broke three of her ribs last month.

She's scared to death to press charges...

... and we can't do anything.

Hello. Hi.

Connie tepos? Yes?

My name is ben thomas. I'm with the irs.

Irs? But i always pay my taxes.

Yes, this is more of a general inquiry.

I don't understand. What...?

May i come in?

Not now. My boyfriend is not here.

It's very important for your family.

For my family?

Beautiful.

Please, have a seat.

What's this all about?

Your case has come to my attention.

And i wanted to get to know you.

You wanted to get to know me? Why?

Because i'd like to help you.

I don't understand.

I'm aware of your case.

And your boyfriend.

What are you talking about?

You know what i'm talking about.

No, i have no idea what you're talking about.

Kids, go to your room.

He's coming back?

He's not coming back.

You said you were from the irs, but you're lying to me.

No. You're not telling me the truth.

Who sent you here?

Please sit down.

I'm not going to sit down.

Please, calm down. I'm not going to calm down.

You come into my house.

You talking to me about mi caso y mi boyfriend?

Who sent you here? Nobody.

Nobody? Get out of my house immediately.

You can trust me.

I trust no one, mr. Thomas.

I talked to holly.

I can get you out of here.

To a safe place. A beautiful place.

Why did you talk to holly?

Your children are in danger here.

Don't talk about my kids, mr. Thomas.

You don't know. You don't have to live like this.

Get out of my house now or i'm gonna call the police.

Okay, okay. Who are you?

I want you to take my card. I don't need help.

I want you to take my card, and call me... i don't need it. I'm gonna leave it.

Okay. Thank you. Get out right now.

You're not helpless. Can you leave? This is my house.

Please, just think about it.

I don't need you.

I can't talk right now. I need to talk immediately.

Where are you? I'm nowhere.

I'm gonna meet you at the house.

Look, no. I'm not at the house. I'm traveling. I'll talk to you next week.

No, no, no. We need to discuss this right now.


Wouldn't wanna get on her bad side.

I'll sign to that. Yeah.

How you doing, you two?

I'm good.

Got a big day.

Yep. No more dialysis, george. See you in the o.r.

Yep.

I'll see you there as well. Yes, sir.

Thank you.

So i heard you raised enough money...

...to give a couple of the kids partial scholarships to college.

It's no big deal.

I just convinced a couple of bigwig donors...

...that what the world really needs to see is more latinos on ice.

You know, ben, i keep asking you this...

...but why me?

Because you are a good man.

No, really.

Even when you don't know that people are watching you.

Hello?

Hello?

Hello?

Okay, i can't hear you, so try back again.

Gonna hang up now.

Bye.

Mr. Thomas?

We're ready for you.


These are beautiful.

Banana peels. Who knew?


Emily?


Can i get a refill?

Susan? Yeah.

How's ryan?

He's good. He's at his dad's this weekend.

Will you tell him for me that i'm ready whenever he is for a free lesson?

Yeah, all right.

Things are kind of crazy right now with school...

...but maybe when school's out.

Oh, yeah. That's perfect.


How's the pie?

Oh, it's... it's good.

You gonna ask her out?

The waitress.

No.

You never know.

I don't... i don't think she sees me.

Good night, ezra.


Hello?

Ben?

Hi, i'm sorry to call so late.

Did...? Did someone from the irs contact you?

No.

I just... i was having trouble breathing after i took duke for a walk, and i fainted.

An ambulance had to take me to the hospital.

I'm so sorry.

I don't know why i even called you. I'm sorry.

It's just that i have your card with me, and...

ben?

Are you still there?

Yes.

Do you ever think about dying, ben?

Every now and again.

My face is bluish.

It's not exactly a good sign.

You should try to rest. Just... why don't you see if you can get some sleep?

I like talking to you.

I like talking to you too.

Would you tell me a story, please?

Okay.

All right. Once upon a time...

... there was a little boy named... oh, lucky me, you just got it on reserve like that. Okay.

Let me guess. His name was ben.

No, actually, this little boy's name is tim.

I like the name tim.

Go on.

Tim's little brother was always pestering tim...

...to make him paper airplanes, because he was really good at it.

But tim had much bigger dreams than that.

Okay. Then what happened?

One day, tim went out to the backyard...

...and he put leaves and taped branches to his arms...

...and started climbing the big oak tree.

His little brother said, "tim, you can't fly."

And he said, "yeah? You just watch."

He got all the way to the top and jumped.

How tall was this tree?

It was... it was pretty tall. He broke his arm.

Oh, my god... this is a horrible story.

Oh, no, no. It gets better.

From that experience, tim realized that he wanted to fly.

So he dedicated his life to making spaceships.

I thought you said this was a good story.

Oh, well... yeah, that is...

...until the dragons showed up.

Oh, okay, see, now it's getting better.

I like dragons. Especially dragons in space.

Yes, and these were fire-breathing space dragons...

... with really bad attitudes.

I see.

I have an idea.

Why don't you try to fall asleep...

... and when you do, i'll just hang up.

Okay.

Ben?

Yes.

Thank you for listening.

And for talking.

Try to fall asleep.

Good night, ben.

Good night, emily.

Emily?

Emily?


I lied to you.

I think about dying every day.

Dr. King to nicu. Dr. Wesley king, please report to nicu.


Hey.

Hey. Hey.

When did you get here?

Last night, after we talked.

You slept here?

Good morning. How's our patient?

Morning. Better. Good.

Hello. Hi, ben. Is that right? Irs?

Yes, how are you? Good, thank you.

I'll leave you two alone. No, no, stay, please. Don't go.

He can... he can stay.

Whatever you want.

You fainted because your heart was too weak...

...to pump enough blood to your brain.

It's enlarged and it's starting to shut down.

How long?

It's entirely up to your heart.

Could be six weeks, could be a month.

But we've upped you to status 1 b.

At least i'm on the list.

Not only that, but we're giving you this pager.

And when it goes off, it means you have a donor.

The inotrope drug i started you on...

...it's gonna stabilize your blood pressure within 24 hours.

Then what?

We wait.

Can i do that at home? Once you're stable, you can.

Okay.

I'm gonna run to the cafeteria. I'm gonna get you something.

If you want something else, i can get you something else.

Would you stay?

I mean, unless you have something else to do.

I'd really like it if you stayed. I don't have anything.

Okay. Okay.

Hey, hey, hey. What the hell is that thing?

It's a dog. Just for one night.

No. Hold on, hold on. I don't give two shits, okay?

We have a dog policy here.

Little dogs only. Poodles and shih tzus.

It's in the contract. It's english and spanish for everyone to see.

And besides, that, my friend, is not a dog.

It's a goddamn horse.

Well, let me know when you add a horse policy to the contract.


Yes.

Mr. Thomas, it's connie tepos.

Hey, connie.

I don't know why i'm calling you...

...but i'm calling you.

You said you could help us and... can you really help us?

This just doesn't make any sense.

What if he finds us? He won't.

What makes you so sure? Stop it.

You don't know him. Stop it.

Don't be weak.

Don't be weak. I'm not weak.

I'm strong.

Take this. Take it.

You are gonna start this car...

...and you're gonna go.

This is real, and this is gonna be your new life.

Do you understand? Yes.

Look at those babies. Look at those babies.

Look how beautiful those babies are.

I know, i know.

They deserve it.

Okay?

You're headed north up the coast.


Lorena. Lorena.

I've always believed this place can heal the soul.

Mommy, the ocean.

Yes, the ocean.

I hope that proves true for you.

When you sign your name on the dotted line of the contract...

... you'll own my house outright.

I only ask that you never mention how you got the house...

... or try to contact me for any reason.

And if you're wondering why you, please stop.

All i ask is for you to honor my wishes...

... and, of course, live life abundantly.

Hey. Thanks. Got it.

Hi, duke.

Hi, baby.

What time does the nurse come?

She should be there by the time i get home.

Ben? Yes.

I know i'm the girl with the broken wing.

But who are you?

Who am i?

I am your friendly neighborhood tax collector.

Ben.

Where the hell did you come from?

I grew up in oakland.

Literally. Okay.

Where did you go to college?

As far from oakland as possible.

Massachusetts institute of technology.

How about you?

Ucla.

You went to mit?

Like, the mit?

Oh, and now you're wondering how i wound up as a lowly tax collector.

Absolutely.

I sort of stumbled into this job. That's a big stumble.

What from?

I always wanted to be an engineer.

An engineer?

What kind?

The kind that sent people to the moon.

Really?

Yes.

I don't wanna talk about me anymore.

That's too bad, because you're very interesting.

Have you...?

Have you ever been in love?

Emily, please.

Yes, you have.

Come on, you can tell me.

Yes.

But it ended.

What happened? Stop it.

No, seriously, you can tell... stop it.

You need to get some rest.

I'll call you tomorrow, or maybe i'll stop by.

No, if i have questions tomorrow, what then?

That's not a part of the deal.

What the hell does that mean?


Emily, hold on. Hold on.

Just leave. Emily, wait.

Wait!

Thank you for everything you did.


Did you like the eggs?

They were okay, i guess.

I don't like the eggs you buy.

Okay.


You're wearing suit pants.

To weed.

Yeah, i didn't... i didn't have any other clothes with me.

You know, i was gonna get to those. I saw them the other day.

I figured i would just take the day off and get this done for you.

Ben?

Yeah?

This is a really ridiculous apology.

Come on. I wanna show you something.

Oh, no, i gotta finish.

You can finish tomorrow.

Come on.

This is where i used to work.

And these are the artifacts of said work.

Wow, those are great. How old are they?

This one is just shy of 120 years.

It's how i put out my line of letterpress cards, wedding invitations, invites.

What about this one?

That youngster...

...is the heidelberg windmill, 1956.

Call it "the beast."

Well, that seems appropriate.

It pooped out on me about five years ago, though.

And i can't find anybody to fix it.

It's kind of a dying art.

Defibrillator here works, though.

Luckily. It kept my business afloat. Wanna see how?

Please.

Okay. Now, true pressmen...

...hate that we modern girls...

...want a deep impression.

See, for a hundred years, they tried their damnedest just to kiss it...

...so that it didn't leave an indentation.

Now it's the only way to prove it's not digital.

I think it feels richer.

You okay?

Yeah.

Look, ben... i don't really know anything about you or where you came from...

...but you keep showing up.

And i'm glad.

Okay.

Okay.

So duke needs a walk.

Are you interested?

Yes.

Come on.

Hey, hey.

Right here.

There you go.

He's like a different dog with you around.

I don't think we ever properly bonded.

Why would you get such a big dog?

Did you know that great danes on average only live about seven years?

They have heart issues.

I think i got him because...

...i thought he could help me with my illness.

It'd be something i could take care of...

...as opposed to being always taken care of.

You know, just so you know, i used to be really hot.

Like, unauditably hot.

Is that so?

Yeah.

I haven't felt like this in a really long time.

There's so many things that i wanna do.

I wanna go on a plane for 13 hours...

...and not have to stress that i can't reach my doctor.

You know, like, just travel. Go backpacking, have experiences.

See the world.

I just wanna have the time to figure out who it is that i am.

You know, what i like.

Do things, try things, get out of my head for once.

I would really like to go running.

I think about that sometimes.

What it would just feel like to go running.


So...

...see you tomorrow?

Yes.

But if you need anything, just call and i'll come right back.

Okay.

Bye.

I had a really great time today.

Me too.

Bye.


No anesthetic. You ever donated bone marrow before?

You're a brave guy.

How long have you known nicholas?

What the hell happened to you?

Hey, how much longer are you gonna stay in my hotel?

Motel.

How much longer?

Actually, i was planning on dying here.

Well, then you need to pay in advance.


Hello?

Hey, it's emily.

Are you sleeping?

Yes. No.

Is everything okay?

Yeah, i'm fine.

My sister came over for a couple of days last week with the kids...

...and it was really great.

I tried calling you a couple times.

How are you doing?

Yeah, i'm good.

Everything's fine. I've been... i've been traveling a lot, so...

well, are you busy tonight?

What do you mean?

I don't... maybe you wanna come by and say hello?

Around 7?

You don't have to if you don't want to. I just, you know...

look, i totally get if you don't wanna hang out with the dying girl, so... i can... i can come at 7.

Okay.

Okay.

Bye.


Well, how you doing tonight? Hey.

How you doing? Have fun.

Hi. Hi.

Come in.

I am so glad she's gone.

Are you okay if we eat outside?

Eating?

You didn't eat already, did you?

No. Okay.

No.

Well, it was a surprise...

...but you're on time.

I haven't cooked anybody food for years, so you better like it.

Or lie to me.

This is for you.

You don't have to say anything. I just got it... change in there.

Dinner is ready and you're not. So hurry up.

Chop-chop.


You look great.

Yeah. It's pink.

It's salmon.

You are so nice.

So are you.

Everything's vegetarian.

I hope you like eggplant parmesan.

I haven't treated myself very well...

...in the past few years.

Start now.

All right.

What do you think?

It's delicious.

Glad you like it.


Do you wanna hear my favorite song?

Yes. Are you gonna sing it?

No, i can't sing anymore.

Oh, and a performance.

Oh, no.


Shall we?

You need to relax.

This is relaxed.


I have a surprise for you.

Surprise?

Yes.

For me?

Keep them closed. Okay.

And open.

Okay.

You cleaned the beast.

Actually, i fixed it.

No, you didn't.

Oh, okay, let's go, then.

Wait. Are you serious?

Try it.

Okay.


Thank you.


Wait right here, okay?

I'll be right back. Wait right here.

One second.

Hey!

Tell me what's going on.

Now! All right.

Ben, you need to go home.

Do you know they keep a full history of every inquiry a revenue officer makes?

You understand? Keep your voice down.

Just keep your voice down. No. What you are doing is a crime!

You are impersonating a federal officer. It's a felony!

All right. Listen.

You can't play with people's lives. Do you understand that?

All right. All right, there's a coffee shop.

There's a coffee shop near where i'm staying.

Tomorrow we'll sit down... where are you staying, tim?

Tell me, because i don't know where my brother lives!

A motel. Five blocks from here.

We'll sit down tomorrow morning, i guarantee it.

Where are my credentials? Give me my credentials back.

Here it is. Here. Here.

Just go home.

You have a beautiful family. Go home and enjoy them.

Tim, tim, tim, why are you even here?

Tell me, who is emily posa?

I'll explain everything tomorrow.

Look, give me your car keys.

I'm not going anywhere.

I'm gonna be right here.

So you remember i love you and... tim, don't make me come knock on the door, okay?


I didn't realize how late it was and...

i have a really long drive, so i need to go.

I don't wanna keep lying to you.

I don't wanna... wait, emily.


Do you wanna play a game?

What game?

The "what if" game.

The "what if" game.

What if...

...my pager goes off...

...and it's a heart...

...and...

...it works?

And my body doesn't reject it?

And...

...what if i have time?

What if?

What if we have children?

What if we got married?

I love you.

I love you too. I love you.


Hi.

Is dr. Briar on duty tonight?

She's doing her rounds.

Can you tell her it's ben thomas?

It's very important.

I'il... i'll page her. Thank you.

Dr. Briar to the nurses' station.


Hey.

Is it emily? No, no.

I'm sorry.

It's... is there?

I'm sorry.

Do you have any more optimism...

...about emily...

...than you did the other day?

Ben...

...when you're looking for a donor with a rare blood type...

...the odds go way down.

To what?

They go down. What's the...?

Give me a percentage.

Give me a number.

Three, 5 percent.

I know. I'm sorry. I wish the numbers were higher.

Thank you. Thank you. I do.


Hello?

Dan.

It's time.

I love you.


1:38 a.m.

Hello?

Ezra.

My name is ben thomas.

I called you a few weeks ago. You probably don't remember.

I do remember.

I wanna apologize for being so cruel to you...

...but i had to be certain.

I had to be certain that you were a decent man. Kind.

Slow to anger. What do you want from me?

I wanna give you a gift.

You're gonna be contacted by a man named dan morris.

You can trust him.

Was that you at the diner?

Goodbye.


911 emergency.

I need an ambulance.

I have you at 9212 west third street in los angeles.

Yes, room number 2.

What's the emergency?

There's been a suicide.

Who's the victim?

I am.

You are gonna need to stop looking at that thing so much.

Why? Is it gonna crack?

Oh, no. I paid extra for the non-cracking kind.

I bet you did.

Why don't you just turn that off? I know. No more. No more work.

I'm done. Almost done. Almost done.

Tim!


I have procedures.

I understand, but she needs that heart or she will die.


Ben? One, two, three.

Hey.

How you doing?


About a year after the accident, i got sick.

I got lung cancer, and i needed a double-iobe transplant.

Tim could only give me one, of course.

It must have planted a seed, because he... about six months later...

...he donated the right part of his liver to this woman.

Her name is holly.


I'm proud of you kids. Very proud.

Good job. Good job.

Ezra. Yeah.

Hi.

Are you a parent?

No.

Have we met?

You okay?

You must be emily.

Yes.

It's so nice to meet you.