Drama following a couple struggling to cope with the death of their young son and the conflict they experience over their differing attitudes to dealing with it.
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Oh... Hey, Peg.
It looks so nice back here.
Well, I'm just, you know, trying to get things back into shape.
Listen, I don't know if you and Howie are free tonight,
we're having a few people over for dinner.
Oh, that's very sweet of you.
I know it's really short notice.
Actually, we have plans.
Oh. Oh, well.
But, uh, another time though. I haven't talked to Pete in ages.
Well, you haven't missed much. He's still the same SOB he always was.
Oh, God. I'm so sorry.
-I am so sorry.
No, it's fine.
These stupid feet.
Well, have a great dinner, Peg.
-We'll do it next time.
Say hi to Howie for me.
I sure will.
Mmm! Smells good in there.
If Peg asks, we went out tonight.
Where'd we go?
We saw the Stoppard play.
Did we enjoy it?
She asked us to dinner again.
She's just being nice.
You're more than welcome to go over there.
And abandon your risotto?
Careful, Howie. The pan's hot.
-Hey. I'm going to hop in the shower.
Uh-huh. About 20 minutes.
What time is it?
What's going on?
You have nothing to say?
You were in a bar fight.
It wasn't a bar fight.
You were in a bar. Fighting.
It wasn't a fight. Some drunk girl was screaming in my face,
so I hit her and that was the end of it.
Well, who was she?
I don't know.
People don't scream at you for no reason.
Sure they do, you should get out more.
God, Izzy, it's so Jerry Springer.
What's that supposed to mean? You think I'm trashy?
You can't keep doing this. You're not a kid any more.
I didn't know there was a cut-off date.
Well, there is. For acting like a jackass, there's a cut-off date...
I want to stop worrying about you.
Hey, don't worry about me. She was the one on the floor.
Can I stay with you tonight?
CHATTER AND LAUGHTER
'Danny, let me tell you a secret.
'When you go back down, why don't you give Mom a big kiss? Ready?
'One, two, three.
'Oh! That was high!
'Danny, look at me when you come back.'
'He's getting used to it.
-'Do you want any cake?
-Oh, do we have cake today?
-Oh, we do?'
'Oh, my gosh. And you really want some?'
Well, if it isn't Ma Barker.
I'm sure that would be very funny if I knew who that was.
Rick and I are going to play squash. I have my cell if you need me.
Squash. You go play squash, Howie.
-You don't even know what squash is.
-I don't care what squash is.
I thought she was going to kill me!
Yeah, I know. I think Auggie must have told her.
Hey, I have got to go. Bye.
Mmm. Thank you, Becca.
I know what this stuff is now.
-Ooh, I like the way it cracks.
-Of course you do.
So you did know that woman?
Oh, my God! Why are you listening to my phone conversations?
You're sleeping with the girl's boyfriend.
It's been over between them.
They're just living together because of the rent.
-Then why did she accost you?
-Because she's a lunatic!
And Auggie must have told her that I'm pregnant.
You are not.
You're going to love him. He's a really great guy. He's a musician!
He works. He gets work as a musician.
How long have you known?
-A few weeks.
-Did you tell Mom?
Oh, come on. You told Mom before me?
-I had to.
-Why didn't you tell me?
-Why do you think?
I'm sorry, Becca.
-I know the timing really sucks.
-Hey, what can ya do?
I'm just glad you finally told me.
Debbie's been driving me crazy with these kitchen renovations.
The counter-top negotiations alone...
I told you not to marry an agent.
She still hasn't called, you know.
No, I know.
I don't mean to be a pest about it, but...
I just know Becca would love to hear from her.
I know. I tell her, Howie. I do. But she's still...
I don't know freaked out, I guess.
It's been eight months.
I know. I'll talk to her.
Hey, how are the kids?
They're good. Emily's doing ballet. Robby is in tee-ball.
Have you guys talked at all about having another?
It's a little soon.
Just be open-minded.
I'm here, aren't I?
How's it going?
-Yeah, good. Hanging in there.
Yeah, we, um... We just... We found out
that Becca's sister is pregnant. So...
That can be hard, I remember when my cousin got pregnant...
Yeah, it's not really a big deal.
If you want to talk about it though, you know the group's here, so...
Yeah, I don't think so. "Hey, everybody, fresh meat."
Becca, be nice.
Doesn't she remind of you of Lydia?
There was this woman in our group a couple years ago.
It was four. Four years ago.
Well, it doesn't really matter WHEN she was here,
my point is that she reminds me of Lydia.
She really wasn't into the support-group model - at first.
How long have you been in group?
It'll be eight years in June.
Oh, I didn't...I didn't realise it was that long.
Yeah, we're the veterans. You know for us,
it's a good way to touch base.
Everyone's on a different schedule...
Of course, of course.
She, uh, she visits me sometimes in dreams.
And she tells me it's OK. And she's with God.
And we have some good days.
Then you think that if you have enough good days
it might actually get better. But then...
it was her anniversary last week.
A year last Tuesday.
And it just starts all over again.
We just have to remind each other
that...it was just part of God's plan.
And we can't know why.
Only God can know why.
God had to take her. He needed another angel.
He needed another angel.
Why didn't he just make one?
Another angel. I mean, he's God after all.
Why didn't he just make another angel?
Just putting it out there.
(I'd like to go.)
I think we're going to go.
(Is that all right?)
They're talking, it's their time, and you have to respect that.
-I mean, you sit there for weeks and you don't say a word.
I'm sorry. I can't stand the God freaks. You know that.
But they're not all like that. Kevin and Gabby aren't.
No. Kevin and Gabby are professional wallowers.
I mean, come on? Eight years, Howie.
Eight. If that's what you want to become, then...
-Look, if you want to take a break...
-No, not a break, I'm done.
I know the Izzy stuff got under your skin.
Please, don't do that. One semester of Psychology 15 years ago,
and suddenly you can analyse...
-Well, Jesus, Becca.
-I don't like the group. I gave it a try,
-and it's not for me.
-OK. It's not for you.
Do you mind if we not eat here?
Nothing's really jumping out at me.
Taz! Stop! Come here and eat! Come on!
Sorry. He's not really dangerous.
Hey, eat. Just kind of dumb.
No, I know. He's my dog.
Oh, you...you're Becca!
Of course! I should've recognised you. I'm Auggie.
-Oh. Hi, Auggie.
Oh, my God, why didn't you tell me you were coming over?
I would've picked up the house.
Yeah, we met. Is Izzy here?
Oh, yeah, she's here. She got fired from Applebee's.
I was planning on taking it all down to Goodwill,
but now, I'm glad I didn't.
Look at all these shirts, and the sweaters.
I don't know, Bec. They're in baby clothes for so long
before he could even fit into that stuff.
It comes up very quickly. You'll see.
You're going to be happy I saved them.
Is he living here?
He has to. His girlfriend kicked him out.
-She knows what I meant.
-Did you see this one?
Cute. Look at that! But what if it's a girl?
I don't know, then I'll give them to someone else.
You're going to thank me.
A couple years' worth of clothes here.
Think of the money you'll save.
It's not about the money.
Well, it should be. You need to start thinking about that.
Especially if the dad's a musician. It costs a lot to raise a child.
It'd be weird, Becca. If it's a boy.
To see him running around in Danny's clothes.
I would feel weird about it.
..I'm sorry. Of course it'd be weird.
It was a nice offer.
You're going to get a lot of clothes - Christmas, birthdays.
You won't have to worry about that.
It's probably a girl anyway. I'm a little psychic about these things.
Remember I said Sheila was having a girl? And Karen?
I think there's a girl in there.
I hope there is. I mean, I want a girl.
I want it to be healthy obviously, but I hope it's a girl.
You want some coffee cake, honey? I got some coffee cake in here.
I'm going to take off. I promised Howie that I'd pick up some dinner.
Mmm, looks good though.
Here. Eat some cake.
CAR HORN HONKS
When did Rick ever beat me in squash?
Did he mention Debbie at all?
You can call her, you know. Get the reports directly.
I don't want to call her. She should call me.
I would have been there for her
if anything had ever happened to Robby or Em.
I wouldn't have vanished the way she did.
You know what I mean?
Turn around. Come on, you need to relax.
You're shoulders are all knotted up.
Forget about Debbie, and whatever else is bothering you.
Oh, I know what this is. Dimming the lights.
You're trying to seduce me. Plying me with liquor.
It worked in college.
That's enough. That's enough.
Where are you going?
I'm feeling kind of antsy tonight. I'm sorry. It was a weird day...
-What, now you're going to pout?
-Well it's been eight months.
-But who's keeping track?
I am. I'm keeping track.
I'm just not ready yet, Howie. I'm...
I'm sorry if you think that's abnormal.
I don't. I don't think it's abnormal at all, but...
So what's the problem?
We need to at least head in that direction,
which might feel strange at first, but...
-But you want to have sex.
-Well, don't say it like that.
You're trying to rope me into having sex!
I am not. I wasn't roping you into sex...
-Al Green isn't roping?
I thought it was nice. That's all. I was trying to make things nice.
You can't. You just can't, I'm sorry. Things aren't "nice" any more.
'Will you hold him for a second?
-'Just hold him, just hold him like that.
-Dad, quit it! Quit it.
'Cos Taz wants to go on the tyre.
'OK, you ready? I'm going to let you go. Ready?
-Here goes. There! Whoa! Keep your feet up.
-'Danny, look at me on the way back.
-Keep your feet up, Danny.'
If you're not going to go to group, I think you should see someone.
Any plans for the day?
You're looking at 'em.
-Well, I'll see you tonight.
I'm here to see Scott Bader in the Events Department.
I don't have a Bader listed.
Oh. Well, that's weird.
Kate Finn. What about Kate?
I have a Robert Finn in Dec Arts?
If you have an appointment, I can just call up there. Who are you?
Um...I'm just...I didn't have an appointment actually.
I'm just an old friend. I used to work here.
Hey. What are you doing here?
Um...I had some errands in the city
and thought I'd pop in and say hello.
But apparently nobody works here any more.
Oh, yeah, Scott went over to Christie's back in March.
Well, good to see you're still doing the coffee runs at least.
Oh, no, I don't usually. Um, I'm in Scott's old job.
Hey, how's the family?
You know what, Gary? I know how busy it gets up there,
-so I'm going to let you get back to it.
-Yeah, that hasn't changed.
-It was great to see you though.
There are fines you know.
No, I know.
The book's quite overdue. We've sent out several notices.
Yeah, that's why I'm here.
Can I help you?
Uh, yes, actually. Would it be possible for me to check this out?
"'I will become a fish in a trout stream
"'and I will swim away from you.'" Look, he's...
He's in the water.
Yes, he is. "'If you become a fish in the trout stream,'
"said his mother, 'I will become a fisherman and I will fish for you.'"
I just scored Yankee tickets off Rowan. Tonight. You interested?
I can't. I have group.
You can't skip one night? They're behind home plate.
If there is one.
Going stag tonight?
Becca's going to...take a little break. From the group.
I'm going to get a coffee.
Want to sit?
-Hey, Mom, it's me.
Nothing. I was thinking about making Izzy's birthday cake.
Would that be all right?
Oh, honey, you don't need to do all that.
I was just going to grab her one of those Carvel things.
She likes those.
I don't mind. It'll give me something to do.
No group tonight?
Howie's there. It's too much God talk for me.
Nothing. It's just...some people find that comforting.
Yeah, well, it pisses me off.
You know, Becca, when your brother died,
I found the church very helpful.
I know you did, but that's you, not me.
And Danny...isn't Arthur.
You know, brought you to church every Sunday...
Let's not start this again, OK, Mom? I was just calling about the cake.
You're not right about everything, you know. What if there is a god?
Then I'd say he's a sadistic prick.
All right, Becca. That's enough!
"Worship me and I'll treat you like shit."
No wonder you like him, he sounds just like Dad.
You're going to do the cake then?
Right, I'll see you tomorrow.
Who has a birthday party at a bowling alley anyway?
Izzy thinks she's still 14.
If you're not up to this we don't have to go.
No, it's just a party. I'm fine.
I really wish you'd take that thing out of here.
-You're hardly in this car, what's the difference?
What if we give it another try?
Well, we're not getting any younger.
Is that what the sex thing was about the other night?
-You trying to get me pregnant?
Becca, no, of course not. I know it's scary, but maybe it might...
..help us get us back on track.
-What, we can't talk about it?
I think we should sell the house.
I've been thinking about it, and since we're on the topic...
What do you mean, how were we on the topic?
I've talked to a realtor
and she thinks we can pull together an open house pretty quickly...
Why would you talked to a realtor without telling me?
I'm telling you now.
You want to get us back on track, I think it'd help if we moved.
We love that house.
He's everywhere, Howie. I can see his fingerprints on the door jambs...
I like seeing his fingerprints.
That's because you don't have to sit and stare at them all day.
You get to go to work. You get to escape!
-I don't want to move!
-And I don't want another baby!
-CAR HORN BEEPS
What are you doing?
What do you think I'm doing? I'm checking the cake. It's fine.
Are you kidding? The Kennedys?
With the assassinations...the lobotomy...?!
Yeah, but that's not a curse though. That's just bad luck.
The plane crashes?
Too much money, that's their curse.
If those Kennedys lived like normal people
most of them would still be alive.
I think it's sad.
All those good-looking people falling out of the sky like that.
It's a friggin' waste.
-Didn't I say no wine?
-She brought it herself.
Isn't this nice? Sitting around talking politics?
-I never do this. It's a nice change.
-Let's do gifts.
Yes! Pass 'em!
OK. It's heavy.
It's so pretty. I hate to ruin it, but I will.
It's a bathroom set.
It's more of a practical gift...
Is this your way of telling me
you don't like my Three Stooges shower curtain?
-I didn't know what to get you.
-Seriously, this is great.
-Say thank you.
-Thank you, Becca. Thank you, Howie.
Don't thank me, Becca picked it out.
OK, now me.
I know it's a little early but...
Oh, my God! So sweet.
Thank you, Momma.
I thought we weren't doing baby stuff for...for the birthday.
I thought we'd wait for the shower.
No, honey, it's not baby stuff, it's mommy stuff.
This is perfect, Bec. I needed a bathroom set.
Yeah, but you need baby stuff more.
We can take it back.
That's right, we should. I'll get you a basket of Mustela lotions.
They prevent stretch marks...
Becca, let go. You can get me the lotion another time.
You can get me the lotion another time!
It's OK, it's all right.
Thank you. Thank you, Becca.
Oh, I just remembered what I was going to say
about Aristotle Onassis!
It was about the son who died in the plane crash!
-You ready to go?
You should've stopped me from going off on that Kennedy stuff,
because my point was about Onassis and how he put up a reward
to anyone who could prove
that someone had sabotaged his son's plane.
He was so desperate to blame somebody.
Did you read this?
He needed a reason for losing his son.
Mom, why are you telling this story?
I'm just talking. I can't talk?
You never just talk.
Thank you guys for coming to my party. Becca, the cake was so good.
You forget what I went through when your brother died.
You think I don't know anything, but I do, Becca!
Like who to blame?
You guys, this is my birthday party.
I'm not talking about blame, I'm talking about comfort.
-Where are you getting it?
-Comfort? I'm not.
-Well, I think you should.
OK. I'll get right on that then. See what I can dig up on eBay.
I'm just trying to help you, Becca!
I wish someone had given me a little advice when Arthur died.
You know what I wish?
I wish you would stop comparing Danny to Arthur!
Danny was a four-year-old boy who chased his dog into the street!
Arthur was a 30-year-old heroin addict who OD'd!
Frankly, I resent how you keep lumping them together, Mom!
He was still my son!
We're going to go. I hope you enjoy the bathroom set.
I'm going to.
When Arthur died, I was just as upset as she was,
but I didn't take it out on other people.
What about Mrs Bailey?
Nobody's talking about Mrs Bailey!
Hey, did you call that guy about the roof?
I couldn't find the number.
It's in my phone. It's on the mantel.
What's his name?
It's not under his name.
Then how am I supposed to call him if I...?
It's under "Roof Guy".
Oh, "Roof Guy".
Well, what was I supposed to put it under?
I don't know how to use this thing.
OK, now scroll down.
-Scroll down with your finger.
-You do it.
Are you waiting for me?
Yeah, I'm sorry, I thought you took the bus.
But not today?
Not today, I skipped school.
Well, you shouldn't be playing hooky, young man.
Why are you waiting for me?
I thought we could talk?
Is this OK?
Yeah. It's fine.
It's not too weird?
Um, no. I mean...
No, I know. It's...it's weird for me too.
Don't you like school?
I like it all right.
OK. I just thought, you seem to not be going so...
I've been accepted to college already, so...
Oh. Not a big deal then.
No, it is a big deal, but...only if my mother finds out.
She said she'd confiscate my phone if I did it again.
Not that I use my phone anyway.
-Where are you headed?
Oh, right. That's a good school. And not far.
I bet you parents are pleased that you're going to be close by.
It's just my mom, but, yeah, she's pretty happy about it.
She keeps saying she's going to apply to the grad programme
so she can keep an eye on me while I'm up there.
She's just joking though.
She's not really looking forward to it cos I'm the only one at home now,
but I told her I'd come back on the weekends if I could.
That'll be nice.
Oh, I know, you...
you don't have to...
-I know that doesn't help.
-No, it does. It really does, but...
-And I know I should've tried to get in touch.
I just really wish I had driven down a different block that day.
You know, I should maybe go.
It's all right.
No, I got... My mom's going to start to wonder where I'm at.
It's OK. You really don't have to...
Could we do this again sometime?
DISTANT MUSIC PLAYS
# Don't give up on us, baby
# We're still worth one... #
-Oh, Jesus Christ.
I can't believe you just saw me do that.
I didn't mean to sneak up on you. I thought something was wrong.
But obviously everything... smells fine.
You can smell it, huh?
-Everyone in there is going to know.
-I swear I never do this.
He's not coming to group.
And I blame your wife, by the way.
I think she put the idea in his head.
Well, he didn't seem to really like group all that much.
He's got me so upset.
I mean, look at me. I'm...I'm...
I am smoking pot in a parking lot.
It's like I'm in high school. I'm ridiculous.
You got any more?
Yeah! Come on in, partner!
Well, if today is rage day...
..most of you know that I am a little more comfortable with rage,
talking about rage.
I deal with rage every single day.
And I listen to guys at work, going on and on about...
..paving their driveways
or whatever, just the most stupid nonsense. They don't know.
They haven't had their lives ripped apart yet.
-They're not in the club.
-Exactly. Meanwhile, I'm like,
"Hey, guys, my daughter died of leukaemia!"
THEY SNIGGER LOUDLY
I'm sorry, I need some water.
You're one of those bad kids my mother warned me about.
Yes, I am corrupting you.
Don't worry, I won't tell Becca.
I'd appreciate that.
Becca?! What'd you do here?
Goddamn it, what did you do to my phone?
Jesus, Howie. I thought something had hap...
This morning. When you used it. What did you do to my phone?
-Nothing. I just got the number for the roof guy.
-For Christ's sake!
-What, you told me to call him.
-You deleted Danny's video.
No. No, I didn't. No. I just... you were right there.
I just got the number.
Yeah, and you kept pressing the screen.
Because I couldn't figure out how to use your phone.
-I checked already. It's gone.
-We have 100 videos of him, Howie.
That's not the point, Becca.
Then you should've put it on your computer.
Right, it's my fault.
I didn't say that.
-I said, it's gone!
-Jesus, Howie! I didn't do it on purpose!
Are you sure?
What does that mean? You think I deliberately deleted his video?
I don't know.
You don't know?
It's like you're trying to get rid of him.
I'm sorry, but that's how it feels. Every day, it's something new.
-Yeah. It's like you're trying to get rid of any evidence he was ever here.
You took the paintings off the fridge.
To save them. They are in a box downstairs.
-We don't need all that stuff.
You wanting to sell the house.
You sending Taz to your mother's.
There was a lot going on. The dog got under foot.
Right. And he was a reminder.
Yes, he is a reminder, and I wanted one less reminder around here!
-And since you never wanted the dog.
-Oh, for God's sake!
Well, if I hadn't bought the dog, Danny would still alive!
If I hadn't run in to get the phone, if I had latched that gate!
I left the gate unlatched!
I'm not playing this game again, Howie! I'm not!
It's no-one's fault!
Not even the dog's! Dogs chase squirrels, boys chase dogs!
-I know that.
-He loved that dog! And you got rid of it!
Just like I'm getting rid of the video, huh?
It's not about the video! It's not just the video!
It's about Taz, and the paintings, and his clothes and everything!
There's no pictures of him around!
There's not fingerprints, there's nothing!
Goddamn it! You have to stop erasing him! You have to stop it!
Do you really think I don't see him every second of every day?!
The video was an accident, Howie. And believe me,
I will beat myself up about it for ever, I'm sure.
-Just like everything else I could've prevented.
-That's not what I want, Becca.
No?! Because it feels like it is!
It feels like maybe I don't feel badly enough for you!
Maybe I'm not feeling enough!
What do you want from me?!
Something's got to change.
Because this...I can't do this... like this any more.
It's too hard. It's too hard.
And I want that dog back. Your mother's making him fat.
I miss the dog. I'm sorry,
but I miss him. I want him back.
You really made these?
I'm glad you like them.
I've been reading that book. The parallel universe book?
Yeah? Did you like it?
Yeah, it's interesting. I don't know if I buy it.
The whole alternate reality thing...
I don't know.
But it's interesting.
Did you have to do it for a school project?
No. It's research.
It's a comic book.
-You did all this?
Wow. It's amazing.
What's it about?
A scientist, I guess. And his son.
The...father discovers this network of holes
that leads to other galaxies and...
Well, the scientist dies. So, the son has to go...
into this rabbit hole to try and find him.
But it's not him, because he's dead,
so it's like another version of him.
-It's kind of stupid.
Not at all. I would love to read it.
-Yeah, it's, um...
It's not done yet.
But when it is done, I will let you read it.
I don't want you to feel uncomfortable. I...
I might've been going too fast...
I'm not sure, but I might've been.
So, that's something I've been wanting to tell you.
It's a 30 zone. And I might've been going 31 or 32.
I would usually look down to check,
and if I'm going over, then I'd slow down obviously.
But...I don't remember checking on your block.
So, it's possible I was going too fast.
..the dog ran out really fast.
So I swerved.
I didn't know.
I didn't know.
I thought you should know.
I might've been going a little over the limit and...
..I can't be positive.
I don't want to go in there.
-Sorry. That was...cool.
Oh, come on!
-I'm sorry, you suck.
-I'd be doing better,
but your pot messed up my depth perception.
I'm going to support that one. I'm totally going to support that one.
Hey, you know what? I have a confession to make.
Remember when I said Kevin left group?
What I meant to say was...
..he left me.
He left me.
..I came home and was gone.
-God, no note or...?
-Oh, no, there was a note.
Well, not a note so much as a manifesto.
On all the ways that we were destroying each other.
Jesus. I'm sorry.
Well, this is generally how it goes, right?
It changes you.
It literally changes people.
You know, part of me thinks it was inevitable.
I love my wife.
Of course you do.
I love her very much.
I think you're right. We should maybe...
..look into selling the house.
It's probably for the best.
Oh, don't do that.
Quick as a Band-Aid or we'll never get through this. Here.
-'Hi, kids! Welcome to the Light-Up Alphabet Apple...'
I don't know how to turn it off.
Only people without children give gifts like this.
'I hope you'll visit again soon.'
-Have you heard from Debbie yet?
That's too bad.
Though it can be worse the other way,
you know, I remember when Arthur died...
You can say his name.
I don't know your rules. I don't want to get scolded again.
You can talk about Arthur. I just don't like the comparisons.
So, how is it worse?
-You remember Maureen Bailey?
Well... I couldn't get rid of her after your brother passed away.
-She was always at the house.
-Yeah, I remember that.
Yeah, well, I never had a moment to myself.
So finally in the middle of coffee one afternoon, I said,
-"Maureen, why are you always here?"
-What'd she say?
She said, "I want to be there, Nat, I want to share in your grief."
And so I said "Well, it's not working.
"You plant your fat ass in that chair every frickin' day."
-You did not say that!
-I said that.
-You said "fat ass"?
-"You suck up all my coffee.
"And I don't see you leaving with any of this alleged grief
"In fact the only thing you do take out of here are my cinnamon buns."
So, I never saw her again, obviously.
Oh, my God, I can't believe you said that!
I feel guilty now.
-You do not.
You're right, I don't!
I don't miss her at all.
OK, moving right along.
That takes care of Taz.
Ah, the ol' apple pie trick, eh?
-For the open house.
Warm baked goods make it feel homier.
No, I'm just making a pie.
I thought you were doing it for the open house.
-now you're not going to stay?
-God, no. No.
You shouldn't either.
I'm not going to bother anyone.
So we have the garbage cans in the back, the sign out front.
I mowed the lawn. I thought we'd set the sign-in sheet here
and we could move through the living room.
My wife's going to go hide out, but I'll stick around
if that's OK with you.
Sure. However you want to do it.
I think that's everything.
-Southwestern exposures. Sun all day.
-Why don't we take a look upstairs?
-That's a great idea. I'll show you.
-Come on, honey.
-It is the largest plot in the neighbourhood.
We can start with the master bedroom if you want to see.
Wait. What's in here?
This is... This is...
This could be a good room for the little guy, obviously.
How about that, buddy? You like this room?
-Careful with that.
-That's not yours.
-How old's your son?
This is your son's room, I assume?
Um...yeah. It was. It was his room.
But he died.
It was a car right out front.
Oh, my God.
-I'm so sorry.
This must be so difficult for you.
It's pretty weird.
It's funny because I still...
I forget he's not here sometimes. Maybe he's just hiding under the bed
and he's going to pop out like he used to do
..I still feel him here.
-Would you like to see the master bedroom?
Yeah, sure, I'll be there.
-Who was that?
She wants to hang out.
-This was a good idea.
You're starting to show so early.
I know. I feel like a balloon.
I swear, once this kid is born I'm going right to the gym.
While Mom watches the baby.
What does that mean? "While Mom watches the baby."
While you're at the gym, Mom can watch the baby.
She loves that.
No, Auggie can watch the baby. He works nights, so he'll be home.
OK. Auggie, then.
I resent the feeling I get from you that I don't deserve this baby.
Or I'm not mature enough or smart enough to take care of it.
I mean, my God, if Mom could do it, how hard could it be?
-This all right?
-Yeah, it's fine.
LITTLE BOY CHATTERS
I've just got to pick up a few things and then we can do lunch.
-I want strawberry,
Mommy, please can I have some Fruit Roll-Ups?
-No, Sammy, you know the answer.
-Can I have some, please?
-I want the Fruit Roll-ups.
-Please, I'll be good.
-No, I'm not going to get 'em.
You know what? It's only three bucks,
why don't you just get him the Roll-Ups?
Not that it's any of your business,
but we don't allow candy in our house
-and my son knows that.
-Come on, it's just fruit.
-Why don't you give him a treat?
-Are you a mom?
Yeah, I didn't think so. Excuse me...
Go to the car.
Becca, go to the car.
She just lost her son eight months ago and she's not been dealing...
I don't care.
Fun day out?
How'd it go here?
Not so good. Not so good.
I think we need to, uh...clean out that room.
-Maybe make it into a guest room or something.
Don't get any ideas.
the door was wide open, so...
DOG CONTINUES BARKING
And I knocked, but...
Taz! Shut up!
I saw the sign out front, so I thought it'd be OK to...
-You looking to buy a house?
No, I just came to give you this.
I said I'd let you read it when it was done, so...
What...what is this?
We...bumped into each other, in the library.
and we decided to meet.
You decided to meet?
Yeah. A couple of times.
-I'm sorry. I didn't realise...
Did you meet here?
No, we met in the park.
You met in the park...
So my wife...
..agrees to meet you in a public place, and you...
..and you, what? You apologise?
OK... OK, OK, you apologise, and, um...
-Come on, Howie, that's enough.
-And then what?
-Look at me.
-Howie, that is enough!
-What is that?
-It's a comic book.
It's a comic book? A comic book?
Did she tell you to bring it here?
-No, she didn't.
-No, she didn't, because this is our house!
And just because there's a sign out front
-doesn't mean you can pop in.
-Howie, all right! All right!
No, it's not all right!
You just don't walk into someone's home like that.
You should show a little fucking respect!
(OK, I got to go...)
(You're an asshole.)
Wait! Jason, wait a minute! I'm sorry.
I'm an asshole?
Taz, stop it.
-Taz, stop it!
Why didn't you tell me?
Same reason you don't tell me why you come home reeking of pot.
Does it ever go away?
I don't think it does. Not for me, it hasn't.
And that's going on 11 years.
It changes, though.
I don't know.
The weight of it, I guess.
At some point, it becomes bearable.
It turns into something you can crawl out from under
and carry around like a brick in your pocket.
And you even forget it
for while. But then you reach in for whatever reason, and...
..there it is.
"Oh, right. That."
Which can be awful.
But not all the time.
It's kind of...
..not that you like it, exactly,
but it's what you've got instead of your son.
So...you carry it around.
And, uh...it doesn't go away.
Which is, what?
Hi, it's Howie.
Howie Corbett. From group?
Here you go, buddy.
-Hi. You're going to group?
-You didn't want to go, did you?
-'Hi, it's Jason. Please leave a message.'
Did you find the house OK?
KNOCKS ON WINDOW
What time is it?
And you're just getting home?
So, how was it?
It was OK.
-Well, you look nice.
Is she your girlfriend?
Nah, she's just a friend.
She is pretty.
I, um, I liked this so much.
It's... It's beautiful.
Thank you. Thanks.
It reminded me of Eurydice and Orpheus.
-Do you know that myth?
Oh, Eurydice dies, and Orpheus misses her so much
that he travels to Hades to retrieve her and,
well, in the end, it doesn't work out.
Oh, I should read it.
So, is the scientist your dad?
The scientist that the boy's looking for?
Is it based on him?
No. My dad was an English teacher.
Oh. I was curious about that.
It's just a story.
-No, I know. I was just...
-Reading into it?
Do you think they're real?
I think it's basic science.
You know, If space is infinite, then everything's possible.
So, somewhere out there, I'm, what?
I'm making pancakes?
-Or I'm at a water park?
-Yes. Both, whatever.
I think, you know, it's laws of probability.
There are tonnes of yous out there,
and there's tonnes of mes, floating around.
And this is just the sad version of us.
Yeah, I guess.
But there's other versions,
and in these other versions, everything goes our way.
Assuming you believe in science.
I like that thought.
Somewhere out there, I'm having a good time.
I thought you'd left.
No. I didn't leave.
I was thinking we could invite Rick and Debbie over for a cookout.
Well, she's never going to call me.
She thinks I hate her. So...
I'll let her off the hook.
Mmm. It'll be good to see the kids.
We'll have to get something for Emily, though. It's her birthday.
She turned four last week.
Danny's is coming up.
That's going to be a tough one.
So, that kid...Jason.
Did you tell him we didn't blame him?
-We don't blame him.
-I know, but...
..did you let him know that?
Yeah, I guess so.
-You could talk to him if you want.
-I don't want to.
It's so quiet.
That's because I slipped Taz a couple of Ambien.
You think I'm joking?
So, what are we going to do?
I don't know.
I don't know.
Just pick something.
We could go to Village Toys.
Pick up Candy Land for Emily.
It's probably something she'd like.
Mmm, Candy Land, yeah.
And then what?
Then, we wrap it.
'And then we have the cookout...
'..and they'll come over.
'And we'll have a couple of other people over
'so it's not too awkward for anyone.
'And then, to make them feel comfortable,
'we'll ask a bunch of questions about what the kids have been up to
'and we'll pretend we're really interested.
'And then, we'll wait for someone to bring up Danny
'while the kids are playing.
'And maybe that'll go on for a little while.
'And after that...
'..they'll go home.'
'And then what?'
'I don't know.
Drama following a grieving couple struggling to cope with the death of their four-year-old son and the conflict they experience over their differing attitudes to dealing with it. After their child is killed in a car accident, Becca and Howie Corbett both find themselves choosing very different ways to express their devastation, and it threatens to tear their marriage apart.