Finally Apart Season 1 Episode 10: Changing Times [SEASON FINALE]


CATHERINE [thinking to herself]
My life is kind of going awesome right now. I'm spending more time than ever with Nate--crap, I was supposed to come over to his house like 10 minutes ago. He's probably waiting outside. Or maybe another person who works for that driving company. I'll have to see.

CATHERINE exits her apartment building to find a new driver waiting for her. They ride in silence until she gets to NATE's house.

CATHERINE
Thanks Bill.

BILL
I never told you my name. 

CATHERINE
Bye now.

CATHERINE walks up to NATE's door.

NATE
Hey Catherine, come on in.


CATHERINE
That was my plan.

NATE
I'm glad we're getting to spend more time together. Sometimes it's almost like you live here.


CATHERINE
Yeah, I should keep my apartment though.

NATE [laughing]
Of course, wouldn't want to take that beautiful thing out of the family! 


CATHERINE
Or I could also sell it. I need money somehow.

NATE
You're right about that.


CATHERINE
So what do you say?

NATE
What?

CATHERINE
Where do you think we go from here?

NATE
Would we be moving too fast if I asked you to move in with me?


CATHERINE
Nah, that's exactly my speed. Did you know I wanted to date around until I met you?

NATE [laughing]
No? I'll take that as a compliment, unless you mean you changed your mind about men after me.


CATHERINE
Already tried that, was very fun until it wasn't. Not that I'd want to go back, for some reason I actually do like having kids a little. Just, the ones I have now came way too early with the wrong guy, and one of them kind of sucks. She's all sane and everything. 

NATE
OK then. I have to admit, I don't think I understand your old family dynamic at all. 

CATHERINE
Eh, you don't have to. I'm sure the stories I have of them is more than enough if you ever want to hear about them.

NATE
From what you've said, I'm actually not sure I do want to hear about them. I mean, I guess I could talk to the kids a little bit, up to you.


CATHERINE
Let's focus on getting me out of that apartment first. I mean, I'm grateful Josh and Andrew let me stay in that place, but how else do I make money? And don't say a job. 

NATE
That mom blog of yours.

CATHERINE
That gets no visitors, but thanks for the reassurance I guess. Anyways, let's talk logistics. Which bedroom do I get.

NATE
Mine, if you think that's appropriate.

CATHERINE
Then where would you sleep?

NATE
Same bed...


CATHERINE
Ew no. I need my own bed. Tell you what: we put two beds in the same room. 

NATE
That's weird, but then again,

CATHERINE
I'm weird too, I know. 

NATE
You know, I actually know a woman who might be interested in purchasing your apartment unit.


CATHERINE
Oh yeah? Who? 

NATE
My mom. She'd do anything to get me to move in with you. 


CATHERINE
How did I not see that coming?

NATE
Not sure but you'll get used to it. In fact, let me call her now.


NATE calls his mom, MEG, on the phone.

NATE
Hi Mom, I have a question for you: would you pay to move into Catherine's apartment full-time? I think she's going to move in with me but wants some money, which she can get by selling that apartment unit...Yeah, I know, the unit has been in the family for years...No not that long, not even a decade!...Oh awesome! Talk to you later. Bye.

NATE [to CATHERINE]
She's moving in.

CATHERINE
This is great!

NATE
I know!


CATHERINE
Just to be clear--she's moving into my apartment unit, not here?

NATE
Yes, don't worry.


CATHERINE
Hey, we both have different family dynamics. I wasn't ruling out her misinterpreting what you were saying.

NATE
I couldn't be more happy for us.

CATHERINE
Me neither. I get to move in with a guy with money, and not have to have the commitment of marriage just yet. And I actually like him, for an added bonus!

NATE
We are talking about me right?

CATHERINE
Of course.

NATE
This really is great.


CATHERINE
Hold on, I'm getting a call from Josh right now. 

NATE
Oh wow, I can't believe my mom actually called him about this!


CATHERINE answers the phone.

CATHERINE
Hey Josh.

JOSH
Catherine, huge news.

CATHERINE
I know! Thanks!

JOSH
What? No--Mom and Dad are at our front door. They're back from Poland.

CATHERINE
OK, why?

JOSH
I have no clue. Andrew has no clue. I think we might need to either stay with you for a while or redirect them there. 

CATHERINE
That's not happening. I'm moving in with my boyfriend, and his mom is gonna buy my unit. Oh also it's Nate, who apparently was a friend of yours for some time.

JOSH
Your boyfriend is Nate? Wow I thought he'd never get a girl, good for him. 

ANDREW [yelling to JOSH]
GET BACK TO TALKING ABOUT BRIAN AND FRAN, WILL YOU? I'M FREAKED OUT RIGHT NOW.

JOSH
OK yeah, so Catherine, what do I do?

CATHERINE
Open the door and pray they come in peace with no bad news, I guess. 

JOSH
As if realizing neither I nor Andrew can find a job down here is painful enough. Wish me luck, bye.

NATE
Everything OK?


CATHERINE
Apparently my mom and dad are back--wait, getting a call from my daughter, sorry.

CATHERINE answers the phone.

CATHERINE
Hi Britney 2. Why are you calling and do I want to know?

WILLIAM
Hey.

CATHERINE
William?


WILLIAM
Yeah, that's right, I actually did call you. Just doing my due diligence to let you know I'm getting remarried. Aren't you happy for me?!

CATHERINE
I'm not sure I care, we had a good run but when you think about it, that kind of ended a day less than nine months before Britney was born.

WILLIAM
Yeah speaking of her, she's also getting married. The guy has a kid. 

CATHERINE
What?!

WILLIAM
I'll leave you to whatever you're doing now.


WILLIAM hangs up.

CATHERINE
What the hell is going on with my life? 

NATE
Everything OK?

CATHERINE
Everything between you and me is going great. Hold on, getting another call. 

CATHERINE answers the phone.

CATHERINE
Hello?


MARY
Catherine! So, I was thinking about that mom blog of yours. You seem so happy over where you are, and it's got me thinking that maybe I should get a divorce from David. Start over, right? Think of the possibilities.


CATHERINE
Don't do it. Or, do it. I'm really not sure since we barely talk, I wish I could tell you more but our extended family is kind of a mess right now. You'll get the calls soon.

MARY [sarcastically]
Can't wait. 


MARY hangs up.

CATHERINE sums up everything that just happened to NATE.

NATE
Wow. I think there's really only one way this can be solved?


CATHERINE
I know, I know, ignore them and focus on me and you.

NATE
No. Well, yeah, focus on me and you. But also--[NATE pauses]

CATHERINE
What?

NATE
I think there should be a family reunion.

CATHERINE
I think you're right.

[TO BE CONTINUED]



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