Hacks – S03E09 – Bulletproof | Transcript

The season finale.
Hacks - S03E09 - Bulletproof

Season 3 – Episode 9
Episode title: Bulletproof
Original release date: May 30, 2024

Plot: The season finale.

* * *

Hi, sweetie.

Oh, Deborah.

Marty’s in a meeting.

That’s okay.

But you can’t go in there.

Oh, I think I can.

Oh, wait!

[tango music playing]



I didn’t see that coming. [music stops]

I’ll give you two a minute. That’s usually all he needs.


Ernesto, take five.


Big fan.

Victoria wanted me to brush up on my tango for our first dance at the wedding.

Well, where is she?

I think I’ve heard that it takes two to tango.

[laughs] She made it to the finals of the Lyon backgammon tournament.

She’s a competitive backgammon player.

She’s not good. You pay to play.

It doesn’t matter. What do you want?

Oh, I thought you might want this back.

I don’t know what this is.

It’s the master key card to the Palmetto.


Yeah, lets me in

to every room in the casino and a couple of the safes.

Oh, my God! How do you have this?

Now I gotta report it to the gaming commission and fill out all the paperwork.

Damn it.

Well, I don’t need it anymore because I’m moving to LA… to host late night.

You got it?


Oh, my God!

I am so happy for you.

I know how hard you worked for it.

Thank you.

And I appreciate you telling me in person.

Well, no.

I just came to give you the key back.

Oh, okay.

Anyway, where’d you find this Ernesto?

He needs to unlock your hips.

Oh, really?

Why don’t you show me?



[tango music playing]

♪ ♪

She’s got it.

Turn, bah, and step.




That a girl.

♪ ♪

Oh, oh, next, I need to narrow down what pens we’re gonna pack.


The Caran d’Ache Astrograph, obviously.

I will add that to the list.

[cell phone ringing]

Oh, shit.

I gotta take this. Sorry.

Yeah, sure.

Just give me a second.

Hi, Kathy. How are you?

I’m good.

I’m really looking forward to our weekend.

What time are you getting in on Saturday?

Um, I was just about to call you.

Actually, um–well, it’s not officially announced yet, but I just got my own late night show.

Oh, wow! That’s–that’s amazing.


Thank you.

But it’s gotten kind of crazy around here, as you can imagine.

I know we were gonna spend the whole weekend together, but I really can only do Sunday now.


Uh, okay.

Um, yeah, I think I can move some stuff around.

Great, great.

I look forward to it.

Me too.

Oh, and I thought maybe after lunch,

uh, we could go by and visit Mom and Dad

at the mausoleum on the way back.

Oh, sure.

Yeah, let’s–let’s do it.

See you soon.

Okay, bye. Bye.

[mellow music]

♪ ♪


I’ve been texting you.


I’m trying to set up all these kickoff meetings

for Deborah and the network.

Okay, well, isn’t that my job, dillweed?

There’s a lot of important things

we need to set in motion, and I just think

this is too high stakes for you.

Ugh! Oh, my God!

I said I was sorry

about the double booking and the tweet.

It’s like you make one mistake,

and you’re crucified like Jesus Christ

on the freaking cross.

That was two mistakes in one week.

Also, that’s my coffee.

It’s nasty anyways.

It needs some sugar or something.

I was texting you because I actually did something really good.

I got us a meeting with Bella Donaldson.

Wait. Who is that again?

You know, she was, like, a Disney kid.

But now, she’s pivoting into being an adult.

She’s in the new Aronofsky movie, which is getting a lot of award buzz.

Oh, yeah.

She fired her reps.

I went to Oakwood with her. So I emailed her.

And she wants to meet up to talk about potential representation!

Oh, wow. That’s good.

It’s not good. It’s really good!

[device beeping]

Oh, it’s 4-1-1-7,

and you’re gonna want to pull up hard on the handle.

Yeah, harder than you think. Like, really yank it.


We really need to get an office, I think.

I know. Let’s just pick one.


Tonight has been the honor of my life.

It’s always been a dream of mine.

And I’m just so– oh, I’m such a big baby.

I’m just so proud to host this show.

And I’m even more proud to share it with my family.


You watching old game tape?

[chuckles] Yeah.

“Biff Cliff”?

Was your show produced by a cartoon duck?

You don’t know who Biff Cliff is?

He’s a legend.

He ran the network for 40 years.

He greenlit “Who’s Making Dinner?”

Okay, love him.

Also killed my late night show.

Motherfucker. Where’s he buried?

Take a shit on his fucking grave.

Oh, no, no, he’s alive.

You know, men like him live hundreds and hundreds of years.

So what did you want to talk about?

Well, uh,

I know your hiatus is ending soon and you’re going back to your show in a few weeks, but I was wondering if you would consider coming to my show as head writer.

Yeah, so you know how you told me to keep writing my own stuff while I was here?


Well, I did.

And I wanted to show you what I’ve been working on.


What is this?

Every time I started working on my own idea, I just got stuck.

But then I started writing stuff for your late night show, and I just couldn’t stop.

You know, this would have been a huge waste of your time if I hadn’t gotten it.

I knew you would.

[soft music]

♪ ♪

So, you in?

Of course.


This is gonna be amazing.


And these are Deborah’s recurring corporate gigs.

I’ve highlighted the ones that are coming up in the next 18 months.

It would be great if we could book anything that happens before production starts.


Oh, every three months, we send a Harry & David gourmet fruit basket to Deborah’s accountant, alternating between citrus and pear, so he’s more inclined to take Deborah’s calls at all hours.


And in the unlikely event of a break-in, there is a safe in the primary closet.

That’s a dummy safe.

The jewels in there are practically worthless.

Follow me.

The real safe is in the floor of the pool.

Wait. You’re leaving.



No, you can’t leave!


I don’t want to be the new Marcus.

I can’t do it. I don’t want it.

Calm down.

I don’t want to know when one fiscal quarter ends and another begins.

I don’t want Deborah to confide in me!


You’re gonna be just fine.

I promise.

Does Deborah know?

Not yet.

She’s gonna freak.

And guess who she’s gonna take it out on!




Okay, okay.

I don’t want to talk to vendors.

I don’t even pay my own taxes.

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪

Hello. Hi.

You okay?

Oh, yeah, I’m a little nervous, but who isn’t?


Yeah, sure.

Over there.


[gasps] Oh, my God!

Hello, my girly, girly, girl.

Good to see you.

You too.

Oh, my pepperoni stick.

Oh, I’m so happy to see you.



Jimmy LuSaque, Jr. both: Nice to meet you.


We’re right over here.

Sorry I’m late.

I just had this general with Baz.


Yeah, that’s the one.

He’s so cute. [both chuckling]

You know, ever since this goat demon movie came out,

it’s just been crazy.

All good, but crazy.

Congrats on that, by the way.

I loved it. I wasn’t even scared.

It’s not supposed to be scary.

And I wasn’t, yeah.

It’s so good. You were awesome in it.

You’re great. You’re great in it, yeah.

Oh, thank you.

Everyone sees me as a Disney kid, obviously.

So this is a really huge opportunity for me to rebrand.

And I love what you’ve done with Deborah.

She’s my queen.

And how fun would it be to work together, pepperoni stick?

So fun.


What is this “pepperoni stick” thing?

Oh, my God, you didn’t tell him?


You want to tell him?


You want me to tell him?

No, don’t tell him.

Oh, my God. okay, I will.

There was this sleepover where Kayla was caught

watching “Zack & Cody” with a pepperoni stick

in her sleeping bag-I’ll let you fill in the rest.

I was eating it.

Also, whenever Kayla would go to the bathroom

at a sleepover, we would all run out of the house and hide.

And at my 12th birthday,

she literally just watched “American Beauty” with my mom.

Lisa has a great laugh.

You’re such a dork.


[bell tolling]


[cell phone ringing]

[whispering] Oh, sorry.

Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.


[cell phone ringing]

Oh, God, if they called back,

it must mean that it’s important.

Okay, sorry, I’ll be right back. All right.

Rob, baby, how are you doing?

Yes, oh.

Yes, yes. Oh, God, I love saxophone.

Yes, but I–I’m gonna have to call you back.

Okay, bye.

Sorry. That was really urgent.


So where were we?

Oh, yeah.

I can’t believe you took that.

It’s a really busy time.

Oh, I’ve heard.

I’m making an effort. I came all the way here.

Yeah, to roll calls at our parents’ grave site.

Real nice.

I apologized.

It’s just so disrespectful.

Mom’s probably doing flips in there.

Oh, please, she’s not even in there.




I moved them to Vegas.


It was ’97, and a plot opened up next to mine.

I–I took it. I mean, it was time-sensitive.

Those plots never open up. It was a corner plot.

[laughing] Oh, my God.

Why are you laughing? What’s funny?

You are a monster.

I used my art shipper!

Oh, my God. [chuckling] Oh, man.

Why have I spent my entire life

trying to make amends with someone so awful?

I did one really bad thing, but you have done hundreds,

and this may be the worst.

I’m sorry. I am. I’m…

I–I should have told you.

Told me? You shouldn’t have done it.

But you know what? It doesn’t matter.

It’s–it’s a relief, actually. [sighs]

I can’t keep going to the hardware store for milk.


It’s a therapy thing.


Listen, I know it was wrong,

but it was a long time ago.

And today’s been so nice.

Has it?

You cut our weekend short,

spent the entire lunch talking

about who should be your bandleader.

You took a work call at what I thought

was our parents’ grave site.

You of all people should know

how important this show is to me.

I do.

And, weirdly, I’m happy for you–I am.


But it’s not gonna make dealing with you any easier, is it?

I don’t–

I don’t think I want this in my life.

I can’t do it.




Break a leg.

[somber music]

♪ ♪

Everybody says the food’s bad,

but I love ceviche, so I was a happy boy.

But enough about me.

How was your hiatus?

Really good.

Yeah, I actually did some freelance work

with Deborah Vance again.

Oh, yeah, congrats to her.

Good choice.

Yeah, I agree.

Listen, I just want to say, I love working here.

And I’m so grateful for the opportunity.


But I just wanted to give my notice in person.

I’m gonna stay on with Deborah

and be head writer on her new show.

Well, I hate to lose you. You’re an asset here.

You’re the hardest-working person in this office.

Thank you.


Well, how about this?

How about I make you head writer here?

Thomas is leaving.

He’s got a book deal for his memoir

about his sex addiction.

I’m not supposed to mention it, but there’s an opening here.

That is so nice. I so appreciate that.

But I just think the work I need to do is with Deborah.

All right.

Well, we’re gonna miss you. Good luck.

And, hey, the universe works in mysterious ways.

Maybe our paths will cross again.

Yeah, thanks.

And I knew about Thomas’s sex addiction.

He always comes back sweating from lunch.

It’s like, we don’t have a gym.


[softly] It’s good he’s going.

It’s good he’s going.

[upbeat music]

So, as far as brand deals,

I’ve been leveraging Maytag and Frigidaire

against each other.

It’s getting nasty.


That’s interesting.


Do you remember when I convinced you to climb

into the dryer and my cleaning lady turned it on?

Only a little ’cause of that grade-two concussion.

Oh, my God, that’s right.

Is that why you dress like that?

Yeah, my stuff’s so ridiculous.

Hi. Excuse me. Hi.

Um, we are, like, huge fans.

Can we get a photo real quick?

I–I’m sorry if I’m bothering–

Of course, yeah.

No, no, no.

Thanks for saying hi. Yeah, I’ll take–

Are you okay?

Oh, yeah.

I mean, we have this hilarious dynamic.

I was always the funny one,

so everyone was always laughing at me.

Okay, ’cause it just seems like she’s being kind of mean.

No. No.

We’re, like, huge fans.

It was nice to meet you.

Okay, bye. Tag me.

[sighs] Oh, my God.

[gasps] That reminds me.

Pepperoni Stick used to go on all our family vacations

so that she could take the pictures.

And we could do that again! You know what I mean?

All my press tours and stuff-you could come with.

So fun.

Okay, you know what?

Um, Bella, you seem like

a really promising actress on the rise.

Thank you.

And I’m really excited to see

what Frigidaire and Maytag have in store for you.

But, unfortunately, I just don’t think

that we’re the right fit for you.

So best of luck with your career.

We’re gonna go.

Come on, Kayla.

Um, I don’t know what that was.

I’ll go check on him.


Okay, that was insane, random, rude, and weird.

Hey, what the hell?

I did not like how that girl was treating you, okay?

She’s not your friend. She’s your bully.

And we’re not gonna work with people

that treat you like that.

Well, did you want to ask me how I felt about it first?

Are you mad at me? I was defending you.

I worked really hard to set that meeting up.

Okay, I’m sorry I don’t want to work with people

who are mean to you.

Also, it’s not exactly your job to recruit new talent.

Your job is to do assistant stuff,

like not double-book meetings.

I’m sorry I suck, okay?

I mean, when I was at Latitude, I thought even though

everybody here thinks I’m a fuck-up

and I’m just there because of my dad, at least you didn’t.

So then I stayed.

And then when we left, I thought, oh,

wow, now we get to do this, like, really cool,

awesome new thing together, and now I realize

that you just think I’m a fuck-up too.

That’s not true.

Yeah, it is.

You always roll your eyes at me,

and you tell me every time I mess up your lunch order.

And what happened in there just proves my point.

You don’t care what I think.

And, yeah, I mess up a lot, but I’m really trying.

Okay, I’m sorry, all right? I’m sorry.

Can we just–can we talk about this in the car?

No, I’m not coming.

I–I need to just think about things.

What do you mean?

I don’t know if this career is for me.

I need to just, like, get out of L.A.

and, you know, clear my head.

Kayla, come on.

[door opens, closes]

[somber music]

♪ ♪


Hi. Is Biff home?

So congratulations are in order.

Thank you.

So how can I help you?

I was just in the neighborhood,

and, uh, my day suddenly opened up.

And I wanted to talk to you about my new show.

Well, before I do all this again…

I really need to know why it didn’t work the first time.

You know. The house fire, the bad press.

I know. I know.

I’ve just always thought that…

if I’d been a little bit better,

a little bit funnier,

if I’d been undeniable…

it could have happened.

This is the problem with you creatives.

You think it’s all about talent and hard work.

“The harder I work, the more successful I’ll be.”

It’s true. It is.

But it’s also about luck.

And you can’t control luck.

You guys want it so bad,

you trick yourself into thinking you can.

Deborah, you were undeniable.

In the history of our network,

we never had a pilot that tested that well.

It went through the roof.



But it didn’t matter because it wasn’t about good or funny.

We just couldn’t handle all that bad publicity.

But couldn’t you? [chuckles]

I mean, Jimmy Page dated a 14-year-old.

He sold out his tour the next year.


Deborah, there are a million factors

in getting a show on the air or keeping it on the air.

With a woman, make it a million and one.

You’re talented. Everybody knows that.

You work hard. Everybody knows that.

All you gotta do is pray that something doesn’t happen

that gives them an excuse to say no.

Other than that, good luck.


[soft music]

♪ ♪

So are you an actor?

Oh, no. [laughs] No.

No, I’m just about to start a new job,

and there’s gonna be an announcement.

So I just needed new headshots.

Mm, that’s very exciting.


I’m not really supposed to, like, say what it is, though.


I’m gonna be the head writer

of Deborah Vance’s new late-night show.

Ah, cool.


Yeah, it’s kind of, like, my dream job, so…

Okay, now that I know you’re a writer,

I think I should start over.

Oh, okay.

You’re probably gonna wear glasses, right?

Uh, probably not, ’cause I don’t–I don’t wear glasses.


But you’ll hold a pencil?


Did I get you?

[camera shutter clicking]

Can you hold? Hold one second.

Got ya, girl. Found one. [chuckles]

♪ Still good ♪

♪ Still alive ♪

♪ Still good ♪

♪ Still alive ♪

♪ I return to find a way… ♪

[line ringing]

The voice mailbox of…

Kayla Schaef–

[tires screeching, honking] Fuck off!

The light was yellow, you bitch!

Is full. [line beeping]

Hello, hello.

There’s our new face of the network.

Hi, Winnie.

Jimmy, it was fun

smacking you around last night.

Oh, pickleball, not sex.

Come on up. Everyone’s excited about you.

Big risk, big reward.

Thank you.

Oh, well, you…

you really pack them in here.

You have the full weight of the network behind you.

We wanted you to meet everyone.

Great, great.

The last time I had this meeting,

it was just me and a couple of guys day-drinking

at Musso & Frank’s. [laughter]

So we have Billy from programming, Angela from PR,

Patrick from legal, Ron from clearances,

Tom Buckamayer, who runs our digital team,

Priya on social, Nina who’s on queer social,

Dana on algorithms and data, Paul from marketing,

and Regina from international marketing,

’cause you’ll be in Europe and most of Asia.


Oh, yeah, lot of eyeballs.

And then we have

our brand integration and ad sales team in the back.

Wave, guys.

Guys, wave.

Sorry about that.

Let’s get started.


[light music]

♪ ♪


Doing some reno?

Yeah, I think I–I have to.

So how’d it go today?

Good, um…

but something did come up.

They want me to keep Steve on as head writer.

The hockey jersey guy?


Are you serious?

Why–why would they want some crusty, old white dude

who’s been there for, like, 20 years?

‘Cause he’s been there, like, 20 years.

They feel he can help transition the show,

and they trust him.


I know. I know. I’m sorry.

I tried to push back, I really did,

but it was a mandate.

But you’ll still be on the staff,

and I need you there.



I’ll take you shopping.

Or better yet, you can take me shopping.

[gasps] We can go to that size-inclusive thrift store

that’s on the school bus you were telling me about.

Thanks, but, um…

I’m not–I’m not really in the mood.

[somber music]

♪ ♪

[indistinct chatter]

Good afternoon, passengers. Welcome aboard.

Oh, my God, Kayla.


Are you going to Mykonos?

No, I just needed to talk to you.

How did you know I was on this flight?

‘Cause you bought a ticket with the company card

and I got an email alert.

It autofills.

I don’t know if that was me for sure.

You did do it, but because you won’t

return my texts or calls, I bought a ticket

just so I could say this to you–please, don’t leave.

Stay here with me.

Oh, my God. This is so romantic.

Oh, no, no, no. This is just a work thing.

You don’t need to film.

Keep filming.

Listen, you were right.

I have been underestimating you.

You figured out how to get Jack Danby out of the running.

You figured out how to get face time with Winnie Landell.

Deborah wouldn’t have gotten late night without you.

Sir, you cannot be standing in the aisle.

Okay, this will just take one sec.

[gasps] He’s proposing!

No, no, no, no, this is just

a platonic work thing.

Please take your seat. We’re about to push back.

Real quick-we are a great team

because you think outside the box.

Yes, inside that box are skills like calendar,

texting the right person back, scheduling that you do not have

a handle on at all, but that’s okay,

because sometimes the most innovative visionaries struggle

with executive functioning.

You are not an assistant.

You are a manager and a great one.

So, please, stay here with me and be my partner.

Oh, my God, I’m so sorry. I thought you were a man.

They’re gay.

What? I am a man.

But you said “partner.”

Leave us alone!

If I stay with you, there’s some conditions

I want you to meet.


I want my own assistant.


And my own office.

Of course.

And I want to have a movie night once a week with you.

Okay. I mean, no. Actually, no.

Fine, twice a week.

No movie night.

Okay, fine, but I get to show you

three funny videos in the morning that I made.

Okay, yes. Okay, sure.

Okay, then, yes! I said yes!

[cheers and applause]

Oh, no, thank you, but this is just–

this was just a work thing.


What is your deal?

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Gray Porsche, thanks.

[indistinct chatter]

Hi, Winnie.

Uh, Ava Daniels.

Lewis introduced us in Montreal.

Right, his favorite writer.


And, um, I’ve actually been working with Deborah Vance.


I’m sorry, I would never normally do this,

but running into you feels like a sign from the universe,

so I just have to say–

I know you guys want Steve to stay on as head writer,

and I know I don’t have as much experience as he does,

but I’ve been working with Deborah one-on-one

for years now.

And I feel like I know what the show needs.

And I feel like I know what she needs.

And I just feel like I’m the best person for the job.

Great. So pitch yourself to her.

What–what do you mean?

Deborah can hire whomever she wants.

We told her she has full hiring power.

Have a good night.

[indistinct chatter]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

You lied to me.

What are you talking about?

They told you you could hire whoever you want!


Don’t bother.

I saw Winnie. She told me.



I’ve been in this game a long time.

I know how it goes.

The network is taking a massive risk having me host.

They need to feel comfortable with the face

they see across the table.

That’s not true.

They literally said it’s your decision.

Oh, sure, they say that, but when push comes to shove,

they don’t want me taking any risks–trust me.

I don’t trust you. You’re a fucking liar.

Okay, I am sorry about that.

I–I did it because I didn’t think you would understand.

You’ll still be on the show.

You’ll just be the number two,

which, honestly, it’s a lot less pressure.

But you can still do all the work.

You can be the woman behind the man behind the woman.

Oh, my God, this is such bullshit!

I’m the better person for the job.

If you hire him, you’ll just be making the same version

of the same show that’s existed for 50 years,

and it won’t be special or unique.

It’ll just be the same shit in a dress!

No, it won’t!

Yes, it will, because I know you.

You’re already making decisions out of fear,

and you’ll keep doing it.

And even if I wasn’t the best person for the job–

and I am–

you should give it to me because of our relationship!

It’s not about our relationship.

It’s about making the show work.

Don’t you get it?

It’ll work better because of our relationship.

What we make together is good because of it.

And you know that, or else you wouldn’t have asked me

to come back here in the first place.

You said you needed me.

I do, but not to be my head writer.

Well, what about what I need?

What you need is to take the win of being on the staff

and be happy!

Happy with a demotion?

Lewis offered me the head writer job,

and I turned it down.

You specifically told me to be ambitious,

except when it inconveniences you, I guess.

God, you are so selfish.

Yes, I am.

You have to be selfish.

Well, I don’t want to be.

I don’t want to be a shark or whatever the fuck.

I wanted to do it with you.

I want that too.

I just can’t have you be head writer.

But that’s not fair.

Oh, congratulations.

You’re right. The business isn’t fair.

I’m not asking…

for the business or the world to be fair.

[voice breaking] I am asking for you

to treat me fairly, because you owe me that.

Stop crying.

This is just the way it is.

You get your foot in the door so you can prove you can do it.

And then if you want to make a change, fine.

I cannot give them any excuse.

This show has to be bulletproof.

It has to work.

I’ve lost way too much for it not to.

And you’re okay with losing me too?

I’m willing to.


I uprooted my entire life for you.

I put you first

because I care about you,

and I can’t believe you won’t do that for me.

You’ll never do that for me.

You’ll never do that for anyone.


You think you’re only lonely

when you have to open a bottle of champagne?

Bullshit, you’re lonely all the fucking time.

And you’re gonna die that way too.

[somber music]

♪ ♪

[camera shutter clicks]


Hey, hey.

What is this building?

Well, I wanted your opinion,

because this might be my new office.


What do you think?

It’s fine.

Okay, well, I looked for a really long time,

and I already had it professionally saged, so…

Oh, yeah, sure. I mean, it’s–it’s gorgeous.

Okay, great, I’m so glad. Whew. [chuckles]

[clicks tongue] How you doing?



What am I gonna do for work?

Are people still looking for noisy concepts?

No, now everybody’s looking for

“shows that already exist with one tiny tweak”

or huge global hits.

Look, I can call Lewis and see if he’ll hire you back,

but just to say it,

I think you should stay with Deborah.

Are you kidding?

I know. I know.

But look, I just think if you work for that show,

eventually you will get the job–I really believe that.

Who cares? She lied to me.

She did.

And I’m really sorry.

But as Deborah’s manager,

I want that show to be the best it can be.

And there is no version of that without you there.

And as your manager and your friend…

I just think you and Deborah are too good together

to give up on this.

[scoffs] Yeah, well, tell her that.

Yeah, I’m telling you

because I know you’ll do the right thing.

It is a really nice office. You should be proud.

She wouldn’t have gotten the show without you.

Thanks, but you know…

I didn’t do it alone.

[Labi Siffre’s “Cannock Chase”]

♪ ♪

♪ Sitting in the back seat of my car ♪

♪ With my arms around my guitar ♪

♪ And the rain falls ♪

Hey, how’s it going?

Can I get a pack

of American Spirit Yellows, please?

♪ Nothing around, just trees in the ground ♪

♪ There’s a bird in a tree singing a song ♪

♪ Just for me ♪

Can I also get that bottle of Krug?

♪ Just for me ♪

♪ Yeah, da-da-da ♪

♪ Da-da-da, da-da-da ♪

♪ Da-da ♪

♪ Da-da-da ♪

♪ Da-da-da, da-da-da ♪

♪ Da-da ♪

♪ Da-da-da ♪

♪ ♪

Good morning.

I–I know I’m a little early,

but I was just so excited.

No problem.

I’ll bring you into the conference room.

Rob and the producers will be in in just a second.


And one of your writers is already in there.

Right in here.

Thank you.


[sighs, chuckles]

I’m really, really happy to see you.

I realized I belong here, no matter what.

Good, good.

I also realized that it would be really, really bad

if people found out that you slept

with the chairman of this company

right before he gave you your own show.

[inhales sharply] Yeah.

The optics of that are pretty rough,

especially since the show needs to be bulletproof,

like you said.


I think I am your head writer after all.

[Parcels’ “Neverloved”]

You wouldn’t.

I would.

♪ ♪

Wouldn’t you?

Hey, there, Deborah.

Hi, Rob.

I think you know… my new head writer, Ava Daniels.


Uh, yes.

Hi, good to see you again.

Good to see you.

♪ ♪

Um, I’m having Sue and Mark join us from talent, because we have got a lot to talk about.

♪ ♪

Shall we begin?


♪ Hiding from the sound ♪

♪ I never loved her ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I’ve never loved ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I never loved her ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Leaving this lie ♪

♪ Leaving this dream ♪

♪ I’m leaving tonight, and I can’t be seen ♪

♪ I’m taking the moment ♪

♪ Giving up my past ♪

♪ I’m gonna reach up for what’s gonna last ♪

♪ I never loved her ♪

♪ All day, all night ♪

♪ I’ve never loved ♪


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