Evergreen Aimee Season 3 Episode 4 - Delay Relay

Evergreen Aimee Season 3 Episode 4
Delay Relay

Aimee is at Victoria’s apartment on the phone with Cherie.

Aimee: Yes, mom. I’ll be home in a few hours!

Cherie: Are you sure? The Weather Channel is telling me there’s a storm in Kansas.

Aimee: Yeah, that’s Kansas. We don’t live in Kansas.

Cherie: Just be careful! I wish you’d flown home earlier with your aunt and your husband and your kids.

Aimee: There was Senate business to worry about, you know that.

Cherie: They really couldn’t wait two days? Why call you in on a Saturday?

Aimee: We were trying to avoid a shutdown.

Cherie: Was that ever really a serious concern?

Aimee: We were eight hours away from the deadline.

Cherie: Really?

Ernesto: Are you bothering Aimee again?

Cherie: I’m not bothering her, she enjoys our talks.

Aimee: She’s guilting me about not coming home sooner.

Ernesto: I thought you said you weren’t going to do that?

Cherie: I made no such promises.

Ernesto: Just stop getting mad at our daughter for doing her job. She’ll be home soon.

Cherie: That’s not why I’m upset. I’m worried about this storm.

Kimmy: It’s in Oklahoma!

Cherie: Kansas!

Kimmy: Aimee’s not flying through either of them, don’t worry.

Cherie: I just have a feeling in the pit of my stomach. A mother knows!

Kimmy: We did have week-old leftovers last night, is that what you’re feeling?

Aimee: Do you want me to cancel my flight? Lynette will be very disappointed, but she’ll live

Cherie: No! I’m sure it’ll all be fine. Also, the leftovers weren’t a week old, they were from Tuesday.

Kimmy: Close enough.

Aimee: I don’t know what that’s about, but I’m guessing I don’t want to know. I will see you all tonight, rain or shine.

Cherie: See you soon, and safe travels!

Six hours later…

Carolyn: Is this flight bumpier than usual?

Aimee: I don’t know, I don’t really feel anything.

Margo: That’s because you took a whole bottle of pills.

Aimee: I can’t help it, something my mother said on the phone really freaked me out.

Carolyn: Oh, god. If I listened to everything my mother warned me about, I’d never leave the house.

Aimee: She has a deep belief that some storm is brewing and that I should’ve taken an earlier flight. I thought it was nuts, but I guess it resonated with me.

Lynette: Well, I always say -

Carolyn: If you make this about your dad again, so help me.

Lynette: I wasn’t going to… but he has some great wisdom!

Margo: Someone suffocate me.

Doug: I’m not saying I want you to die, Margo, but your seat would be very flippable in a special election…

Margo: You are one sick puppy. Not as sick as Lynette, making us listen to Rick Chaffee stories, though.

Lynette: He is such a fascinating man, you’d all see that if you ever let me talk about him!

Carolyn: He’s the only thing you ever do talk about!

Margo: All right, I’m putting my earbuds in, time to listen to this new Rolling Stones album.

Aimee: You listen to the Rolling Stones?

Margo: Who doesn’t?

Aimee: You just struck me as more of a fan of, I don’t know, Taylor Swift.

Margo: Just because I’m a millennial doesn’t mean I have to have the musical taste of a teenager.

Aimee: No, but you used Taylor Swift in your social media.

Margo: Oh, you check my socials?

Aimee: We’re friends, of course!

Margo: I just use her music for the engagements, her fans eat it up! I like her just fine, but I’m more of a rocker.

Carolyn: Speaking of rocking, this plane sure is!

Lynette: Are you still on that?

Carolyn: On what? Fearing turbulence? Yes! Why is no one else concerned?

Aimee: We’re all used to it, I think. We fly so much.

Sharon: I was on a plane once that got struck by lightning. Once you go through that, a few bumps don’t worry you all that much.

Carolyn: Look! “Fasten your seatbelts!”

Lynette: It’s probably nothing.

Carolyn: It’s not!

Margo: Maybe Carolyn’s the one who should’ve taken the bottle of pills.

Aimee: I still have one or two, I think.

Carolyn: One or two? Aimee, are you doing okay?

Doug: I hope you’re not breastfeeding!

Lynette: Doug, why are you thinking about Aimee’s breasts?

Doug: I didn’t! I wouldn’t! I was thinking of the child!

Lynette: Sure.

Aimee: I’m fine! It was an old bottle.

Carolyn: You got it a week ago. I remember, because we were almost late to the airport because you needed to stop for it.

Aimee: That was my new bottle. I called in the refill early just in case, and I had to get it before they put it back.

Carolyn: We were almost late because you needed to pick up a backup bottle of pills?

Aimee: Don’t judge me. You know how anxiety-inducing my family is.

Pilot: This is your captain speaking. He have hit inclement weather and it is no longer safe to fly. We will be making an emergency landing at O’Hare International.

Carolyn: Told you so!

Aimee: She did tell us so.

Margo: This isn’t the time.

Carolyn: No, it’s the time.

One hour later…

Lynette: Who has ever heard of a blizzard in OCTOBER? What the hell are we going to do?

Doug: It’s a pretty big city, I think they have hotels.

Lynette: Do I look like a Motel 6 type of woman?

Carolyn: You dad was vice president!

Lynette: Okay, you can’t complain about me bringing him up if you’re always going to bring him up yourselves.

Carolyn: I was just getting ahead of the obvious.

Lynette: I wasn’t going to mention him!

Carolyn: Sure.

Aimee: We can call Alec.

Carolyn: Alec? What’s he going to do?

Aimee: Give us shelter.

Carolyn: Okay, Mick Jagger. You think he’s got room for six?

Aimee: It’s one night, and it’s not like he lives in an apartment. We’ll make do.

Sharon: Thank you for offering up Alec’s house, it’s surely more comfortable than whatever crappy hotels have vacancies here.

Margo: I don’t know if I can TikTok from the home of a Republican.

Lynette: Then… don’t TikTok?

Margo: Do you ask a fish not to swim in water?

Lynette: Don’t be a stereotype.

Margo: I have fans to keep informed!

Doug: You represent a distinct that Koobach won by six points, it is far too swingy for you to be acting this childish.

Aimee: I’m calling him now. You guys try your best not to get into any fist fights. And stay together, I don’t trust you to not wander off and get lost.

Carolyn: I’ll keep them in line.

Aimee: You’re actually the one I’m worried about.

Carolyn: Me?

Aimee: Yeah. I think you might want to get away from the group.

Carolyn: Eh, good point. I won’t, though. I know they’d all harm themselves in some way if left without supervision, I couldn’t live with that.

Aimee steps away and calls Alec.

Alec: Aimee! How are you?

Aimee: I’m… interesting. How are you?

Alec: Okay, I guess. I just got home right before this snowstorm started. That was pretty lucky.

Aimee: Yeah! You sure are lucky.

Alec: I’m surprised your’e calling now. Did you end up taking an early flight?

Aimee: Not quite.

Alec: Are you calling from the plane? Is that allowed?

Aimee: Not quite.

Alec: Okay, what’s going on?

Aimee: I’m at O’Hare! We’re all at O’Hare!

Alec: What? No!

Aimee: Yes!

Alec: I thought you guys would be able to get past it, it’s not that bad yet.

Aimee: Oh, it’s bad. Al Roker didn’t prepare us for this. He said it was just rain in Kansas!

Alec: You’re a senator, you should file a complaint.

Aimee: Alec, I feel like Steve Martin in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I’m stuck with insane people and I just want to get home to my family for the holidays.

Alec: I think it’ll clear up for Thanksgiving.

Aimee: Halloween. I want to see my kids dress up! I want to enjoy my recess!

Alec: It’ll clear up soon, you’ll be flying home tomorrow.

Aimee: I have a favor to ask.

Alec: Okay.

Aimee: If you can brave the snow, I would really appreciate it if you could pick us up so we could have somewhere to stay tonight.

Alec: I’ll be there. See you all in an hour.

Aimee: Thank you so much! We appreciate it, even Lynette!

Alec: Who all is “we” by the way?

Aimee: Carolyn, Lynette, Sharon, Doug and Margo.

Alec: I don’t even really know Doug and Margo. They’re sleeping on the floor.

Aimee: They won’t mind.

Alec: See you soon! I’ll call when I’m at the airport.

Aimee hangs up.

Aimee: Great news! Alec’s on the way!

Lynette: They lost my luggage!

Doug: We have no proof of that yet.

Lynette: They said they would let me know if they found it. When has that ever been a good sign?

Doug: I was just trying to keep some faith, I’m sorry!

Carolyn: You can borrow some of my clothes if you need something clean to wear.

Lynette: I appreciate it.

Aimee: We should go find somewhere to sit and wait.

Thirty minutes later, Aimee receives a phone call.

Victoria: Aimee! You answered!

Aimee: Were you not expecting me to?

Victoria: Dave said you would’t pick up.

Dave: I had faith my wife would be home soon and that the plane was on schedule.

Victoria: I had proof that it wasn’t!

Dave: I didn’t trust that proof!

Victoria: Not trusting me was your first mistake.

Aimee: Are you just calling for proof of life?

Victoria: We wanted to make sure you’re all right.

Aimee: I’m not, really. I’ll live, so that’s good, but I’m at an airport in Illinois in a freak October blizzard that popped out of nowhere and I have no clue how I’m getting home.

Victoria: Don’t worry about getting home, worry about keeping warm and staying safe.

Dave: Where are you staying tonight? I need to know you’re safe!

Victoria: Yeah, that’s also important. Are you at a hotel?

Aimee: Alec is picking all of us up.

Victoria: That’s great! Who is “we,” though?

Carolyn: Hi, Victoria!

Victoria: My favorite Republican!

Aimee: That always stings.

Victoria: Carolyn, keep her safe!

Carolyn: I will!

Victoria: And you stay safe yourself!

Aimee: You done, then? You hanging up?

Victoria: No, I was just saying goodbye to Carolyn, I don’t want to keep her.

Carolyn: I’m not busy.

Lynette: She’s really not. None of us are. We’re in hell.

Carolyn: She’s so overdramatic.

Lynette: My luggage is gone!

Victoria: That’s terrible! Aimee, back to you.

Aimee: Oh, god. Thank you for shutting her up. She’s been spiraling for half an hour.

Victoria: So, when do you think you’ll be able to come home?

Aimee: Alec says tomorrow. I’m not convinced. If it’s a while, I need you to make sure the kids have a nice Halloween, there are bags of candy hidden in my bedroom closet.

Dave: That’s for Halloween? I thought you just had a problem.

Aimee: A candy problem?

Dave: You never know!

Victoria: We’re going to let you go. Stay safe!

Aimee: That was abrupt.

Victoria: You mom just pulled up, you don’t want to deal with that, do you?

Aimee: Oh, god, no! Thank you!

Two hours later…

Lynette: Thanks again, Alec! It’s much nicer riding out the blizzard here with you than at that airport.

Carolyn: I never realized you had such a nice fireplace! It’s come in handy tonight!

Margo: I barely know you, but I appreciate you letting us stay!

Sharon: I know you pretty well, but I can’t say I ever expected to be here.

Alec: I’m not sure I ever expected it myself, Sharon. You were more of a casual acquaintance to me, now you’re wearing my wife’s pajamas.

Sharon: They’re cozy!

Aimee: Why didn’t you have any pajamas?

Sharon: I tend to sleep in t-

Aimee: I don’t want to know.

Lynette: I miss home.

Carolyn: You wouldn’t have even been home at this time if the flight hadn’t been delayed.

Lynette: I know, but I know I won’t be home for a while now, and I miss it!

Aimee: Tell me about it.

Margo: At least you two don’t have to sleep on a floor!

Doug: Why did we get shafted like that, by the way?

Alec: It was randomly chosen.

Doug: I don’t believe you.

Carolyn: He gave his friends priority treatment, it’s not rocket science.

Alec: I think we’ve all become friends tonight.

Margo: You guys still can’t be in my TikTok, though.

Aimee: Margo, this isn’t you. You used to be serious.

Margo: I know. I just can’t stop now. I was told it’d make me relatable, now I depend on this internet weirdos. I rely on them!

Aimee: That makes me a little sad.

Lynette: It should.

Carolyn: All right, I’m hitting the hay.

Alec: It’s eight o’clock.

Carolyn: It’s been a long day.

Alec: To each their own, I suppose. The rest of us are going to watch a movie.

Aimee: This is kinda fun in a way. It’s like a sleepover!

Carolyn: Fun?

Aimee: Aren’t you off to bed?

Carolyn: Don’t get snippy with me.

Alec: Ah, this really is fun! We should do this every week!

Lynette: I’d rather die. Repeatedly.

Alec: You could have put that a bit less bluntly.

Lynette: I’d rather cease to be alive. Over and over again.

Alec: See, that was gentler. I appreciate that.

What did you think of this episode of Evergreen Aimee? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to read the new episode next week!

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