Marietta Season 2 Episode 18 - D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Marietta Season 2, Episode 18
Three days after the Landfields return home from Key Largo, at city hall…
Marietta: Tammy, can I talk to you?
Tammy: Finally, you’ve been looking at me strange all day long.
Amy: Is there something I haven’t been filled in on here?
Marietta: No, you just keep writing back and forth with the council members, we have to get this whole Chief Williamson disaster sorted out.
Amy: Alright, fine. I’ll do the boring stuff while you guys gossip about your vacation to paradise.
Marietta: You’re right Amy, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
Tammy walks into Marietta’s office and closes the door, locking it behind her.
Tammy: So what’s up?
Marietta: I can’t do this.
Tammy: Do what?
Marietta: Have this conversation.
Tammy: Why not?
Marietta: Look out the window.
Tammy turns around to see Amy peering into the window of Marietta’s office.
Tammy: My god! She’s like a dog whose owner just drove away.
Marietta: Just pull the blinds down please.
Tammy: I would be happy to.
Tammy pulls the blinds down.
Marietta: Thank god this room is soundproofed.
Tammy: So what is it you wanted to talk about? Is it what I think it is?
Marietta: Well what do you think it is? I don’t read minds, Tammy.
Tammy: Danny?
Marietta: Yes.
Tammy: Yay, I was right. Oh, sorry, that was insensitive.
Marietta: No, don’t be sorry.
Tammy: What’s going on? Did you talk to him and tell him what you told me?
Marietta: Well…
Tammy: Why am I not surprised?
Marietta: Probably because you've met me.
Tammy: How are you going to tell your husband that you don’t love him anymore and want a divorce?
Marietta: I don’t know, I don’t exactly have experience with this.
Tammy: I would hope not.
Marietta: Isn’t Amy divorced?
Tammy: I don’t know, I’ve never asked.
Marietta: I’ll call her in, I guess.
Marietta opens the door and calls Amy in. Amy comes running.
Amy: So I’m good enough now? Good. I’m extremely curious.
Marietta: You’ve been divorced, right?
Amy: No, my Don and I have been together happily for over twenty-five years.
Marietta: Oh, you just seemed like someone that’s been through a divorce at least once or twice before. Silly me.
Amy: What makes you think that?
Marietta: Your attitude and the way you carry yourself in general. Anyway, time for you to get back to work.
Amy steps out of the door frame and Marietta slams the door behind her, locking it.
Marietta: So that wasn’t helpful.
Tammy: So what are you going to?
Marietta: I guess I’ll figure it out on my own. I’ll just sit Danny down and tell him “it’s been fun, but we’re done.”
Tammy: That sounds like how Dr. Seuss would tell his wife he wants a divorce.
Marietta: I can modify it a bit.
Tammy: I think that would be wise
Later that night…
Danny: Oh, Marietta! You’re home!
Marietta: Yeah, it is that time.
Danny: I just got back from the store, I got us a few pints of beignet and café au lait ice cream.
Marietta: Oh, that’s nice. I h-
Danny: I also picked up a movie at the RedBox. How does Knives Out sound to you?
Marietta: Great but I really ne-
Danny: I also got us some popcorn for the movie. Freshly popped. Well, it was a few hours ago, at least.
Marietta: Danny! We have to talk.
Danny: What about?
Marietta: Let’s just sit down. Put the ice cream away first, then let’s sit down.
Danny: You’re worrying me.
Marietta and Danny sit on the couch.
Marietta: Danny…
Danny: Stop being so cryptic Marietta, just tell me what’s going on.
Marietta: I’ve been struggling with how to come out with this, so I’ll just say it. I think we need to get a divorce.
Danny: What? Why would you say that? We just got home from vacation and had a great time together.
Marietta: It was fun, but not in the way I want a fun trip with my husband to be.
Danny: What’s that supposed to mean?
Marietta: We argued every night over the absolute dumbest things. When we weren’t bickering, it just felt like we were friends. I still care so much about you, and I love you as a person, but I’m not in love with you anymore. We’re just friends.
Danny: This is not what I was expecting today.
Marietta: You had to know I wasn’t completely happy with this situation. We’ve barely even seen one another in the past year.
Danny: How? How could I have known?
Marietta: I asked you to come home multiple times when it was important for me. On election day, on the day of the runoff, inauguration day. You didn’t come home until it was for Kyle.
Danny: That’s not fair. I was just beginning my work in Sierra Leone and in the middle of it when you asked me to come home for your things. When you wanted me to come home for the wedding, I was just about finished and my other team members said they could wrap up without me. I really thought now that I was back for good, we could finally be a family again.
Marietta: You don’t get to decide when we are and are not a family. You left, not me. I didn’t want you to go. Not now, and not ever.
Danny: It’s not like you’re completely innocent, you went off to be a Senator and I barely even got to see you.
Marietta: You absolute son of a bitch. You got to see me plenty. I was in DC, and you lived there. You moved to Africa!
Danny: It was for charity!
Marietta: That’s great but you didn’t have to do that. You didn’t have to spend eighty percent of the last five years of your life in Africa for charity. You could have put your family first.
Danny: You’re clearly dead-set on this divorce -
Marietta: I actually was not until the way you acted here today. I tried to give you a chance to change my mind.
Danny: Did you?
Marietta: I don’t know! But I would have considered giving you a second chance if you actually seemed to care enough to change things.
Danny: I don’t think anything I say can actually change your mind, so I’m just going to go. I can’t stay in our house because you let Tammy move in so I’ll find a hotel.
Marietta: Our house? You haven’t had a paying job in fifteen years. I bought that house. And Tammy has been here for me every step of the way and kept me company while you were away. She deserves to have that house more than you do.
Danny: If that’s how you feel, then we really are completely done. File the divorce papers, I’ll sign them right away so this can be over.
The next day, at city hall…
Amy: Tammy, it’s almost eleven. Marietta is never this late.
Tammy: I’ve worked with her far more than you have. She is sometimes this late. I am a little worried about her though after our talk yesterday.
Amy: What did the two of you talk about yesterday?
Tammy: Nothing important.
Amy: Don’t give me that. I know it’s not true.
Tammy: I can’t tell you, I don’t have her permission to.
Amy: Are you throwing me a surprise party? My birthday’s in September but I appreciate the effort.
Tammy: Amy, the world does not revolve around you.
Amy: Then what were you walking about yesterday? I need to know!
Tammy: Do you remember what she asked you?
Amy: You mean the single time I was allowed to speak to her before she slammed the door in my face?
Tammy: Yeah, then.
Amy: She asked if I was ever divorced. It was strange.
Tammy: Think about it a little.
Amy: Marietta’s getting divorced?
Tammy: My lips are sealed.
Amy: But she is, right?
Tammy: I’m not saying anything. Now, I have to call Patty Lynn to see if she’s heard from her.
Tammy calls Patty Lynn.
Patty Lynn: Oh my, Tammy! For what do I have the pleasure of speaking with you today?
Tammy: Marietta hasn’t been here all day. It’s kind of a big day since she’s supposed to deliver the unified government response to the termination of police chief Williamson and it’s getting late.
Patty Lynn: No, I haven’t spoken to her since yesterday. She told me she was nervous about something though, I wonder if it has something to do with that.
Tammy: I’m going to go over to the mayor’s mansion to check in on her. Do you want to come with me? I think it would help her.
Patty Lynn: Sure. Martin and Kathleen will come with too, it’s not like they’ve got anywhere else to go.
Tammy: Alright, the more the merrier I guess. I think Amy’s going to force me to take her too because it’s not like we need anyone working in the mayor’s office or anything.
Patty Lynn: Ugh.
Tammy: I know, I know.
Amy: What did she say?
Tammy: She said she loves you.
One hour later, at the mayor’s mansion…
Tammy: Marietta! Are you in there?
Patty Lynn: It’s your mother! Open up the door or I’m calling the police!
They hear movement inside.
Kathleen: We stopped at Café Du Monde and got you some beignets and coffee!
Marietta: I’m coming! Let me get my robe on!
Patty Lynn: Robe? Are you still in your pajamas?
Marietta: Just give me a minute.
Marietta opens the door. Tammy gives her a hug.
Tammy: How are you doing?
Martin: Is there something going on? I truly wasn’t informed at all beyond “we’re going to see Marietta.”
Kathleen: Where’s Danny?
Patty Lynn: I called him three times while we waited for Tammy to pick us up but he didn’t answer.
Marietta: I guess now’s the best time to let you guys know. Danny and I are getting divorced.
Patty Lynn: What? Oh honey! What happened?
Kathleen: Did he get a new girlfriend while he was in Africa. I saw that on a Lifetime movie one time.
Martin: I feel like you did not see that.
Kathleen: I saw what I saw.
Martin: Okay, whatever you say.
Marietta: I told Tammy I was considering it back in Key Largo. I just don’t feel like I’m in love with him anymore. We feel like old friends now and a marriage needs more than that.
Kathleen: Tell me about it honey. I was married three times and I only even liked one of them.
Marietta: I can’t believe I didn’t think to ask you for advice about getting divorced.
Kathleen: I’ve done it so many times I’m a professional. Okay, I only did it twice but it feels like I did it more than that.
Amy: I just want to say that I knew what was going on because you and I are that close that I could just tell. I had to come to support you.
Tammy: You are a liar. You begged me to tell you and I never did.
Amy: I refute that claim.
Patty Lynn: How did Danny take the news?
Marietta: He wasn’t happy. We got into another fight and it just made me realize that I was making the right decision even though I wasn’t so sure at first.
Martin: How are you? I know how hard it was for you that Danny wasn’t around lately and now you’re splitting for good.
Marietta: I’ve felt better, that’s for sure. I cried a lot last night, I couldn’t even watch TV.
Patty Lynn: That’s bad.
Marietta: I then cried some more today, rolled out of bed around nine thirty -
Kathleen: Oh Marietta…
Marietta: I know, I know. Then around ten I headed to my attorney’s office and we were able to file divorce papers. The process has already begun.
Tammy: That was… extremely quick.
Marietta: I was extremely ready for it to start.
Kathleen: If I may ask… you didn’t go to the lawyer’s office in your pajamas, right?
Marietta: No! I just changed back into my PJs a few minutes before you guys got here. That’s why I didn’t come when you first rang the doorbell.
Tammy: I thought you were just ignoring us.
Marietta: Oh, no. I would never do that. Maybe I’d do it to mom but that’s it.
Patty Lynn: What?
Marietta: I know how to get you going.
Martin: Oh boy, I’m getting a call from Milton.
Marietta: He’s probably calling to complain about something, don’t worry about it.
Martin: He’s never called me to complain before.
Marietta: That is hilarious. Give me the phone.
Martin: What for?
Marietta answers the phone.
Milton: Hi dad!
Marietta: Hey Milton! Dad can’t talk right now but I just wanted to let you know that Danny and I are getting divorced. I didn't want you to hear about it on Twitter or anything.
Milton: I’m sorry to hear that! Let me know if you need anything, preferably by calling on your phone since I’m not sure why you have dad’s right now.
Marietta: Don’t worry, I didn’t kill him. We’re just in the middle of a conversation. Talk to you later, tell Kate and Ellie I love them! Bye!
Martin: Your brother must be son confused.
Marietta: When isn’t he?
Martin: That’s not very nice!
Marietta: But where’s the lie? There is none!
Kathleen: We should watch a movie or something. May I suggest Knives Out? Alana and Mo both told me it’s great!
Marietta: My god, no!
Kathleen: Not a fan of Jamie Lee Curtis?
Marietta: That’s what Danny wanted to watch last night when I told him I wanted a divorce.
Kathleen: I’m sorry! We can watch Little Women if you want!
Martin: What about Parasite?
Patty Lynn: Can Amy even read?
Amy: Of course I can read!
Tammy: Nobody’s watching anything! We have to get back to city hall.
Marietta: I’m getting divorced, can’t I just have one day at home to relax?
Tammy: Any other day you could but we already told the press that we were having the Chief Williamson presser today.
Marietta: Can’t Amy just change the date of that to tomorrow? That’s like her only job. 
Amy: I don’t know why you all are ganging up on me today but I’m just here to be nice.
Tammy: We have to do it today, we’ve waited too long already to make a statement.
Marietta: I would’ve done it sooner if Amy would’ve dealt with the council faster.
Amy: It’s hard to do that when you’re off in Key Largo getting tan and drinking strawberry daiquiris while you’re petting some turtles.
Marietta: That’s not at all what we did but that’s besides the point. I guess I’ll have to go change into something presentable and do the press conference today. When’s it supposed to start?
Tammy: Two o’clock.
Marietta: My god, we have to hurry. I’ll go change quick. You guys can all go home, maybe we can get together tomorrow to watch a movie.
Tammy: Marietta?
Marietta: What? 
Tammy: We already delayed the press conference until tomorrow. I didn’t know what state I’d find you in, I couldn’t risk you showing up the press.

Marietta: Alright, what are we gonna watch?

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