(somber piano music) (upbeat R&B music) – Leanna? Are you okay?- Oh, I’m sorry.
– I’m talkin’ too much, huh, yeah I’m talkin’ too much.
Look, you go ahead.
– I have something to tell you.
– [Man] Okay.
– I just don’t know howyou’re gonna take it.
– [Man] Shoot.
– I have alopecia.
– Alopecia? You mean likehair-loss alopecia? – [Leanna] Right.
– [Leanna] I knew you wasgonna have a problem with this.
– No, no, it’s cool, Leanna.
My cousin actually has it.
It’s completely cool.
So are you like, fully bald, or? – I could show you.
– Whoa, yeah, that’snot necessary.
(somber piano music) – Are you okay? – [Man] I’m cool, I’m cool, yeah.
– [Leanna] Are you sure?You look a bit knackered.
– Yeah, no no, I’m good, great.
Actually I need to run tothe restroom right quick, so if you could go overthere and wait for me? I’ll be right back.
Food, you know? – Brandon? Bye.
(smooth R&B music) – [Radio DJ] Hey, it’s middayon the North Carolina coast.
Wanna give a huge shout-outto Mrs.
Smith’s Salon, off Shipyard Boulevard.
I got this new girl workinghere, her name is Nelly.
Man, her hair looks horrible! How are you gonna work in asalon and your hair looks worse than the peoplethat’s comin’ in here? – (laughs) Miss Smith, you really need to stop.
– It’s true, then shehad the nerve to ask me if she could gether paycheck early so she could bail herboyfriend out of jail? I mean, what kindof mess is that? – I hope you don’t tellmy business like that.
– No and even if I wanted to, you don’t give meenough to work with.
I’ve got nothin’.
I’ve known you and yourmom for a while now.
Neither one of you told mewhen you first found out about alopecia.
– There are just somethings in my life I’d rather not talk about.
– I know and I get that.
But sometimes, girl, youjust gotta let it out.
You’ve gotta get itoff your cleavage.
Both of ’em.
– Get it off my chest? – [Sophia] Yes, ma’am.
(Leanna sighs) – Well, when Iwas around nine.
– Hurry, your busis coming, hurry.
(suspenseful atmospheric music) – Did your mother say anythingto you when you got home? – Actually, no, she didn’t have to.
A few days later we werein my bedroom and.
– Leanna?(muffled sobs) Leanna? Leanna? Leanna, what’s the matter? (Leanna sobs)(melancholic string music) – [Leanna] And that’swhere it all started.
Then there were the kidsfrom school, the neighbors, the comments, not tomention the relationships.
– Oh, Mrs.
Smith istruly sad for you, but that’s all in the past now.
You don’t need toworry about that.
What you need todo is focus on God and that handsome manhe’s gonna bring you.
– God, yes.
A man, well, I’m not quiteready for that right now.
– I know but don’t you giveup on what God has in store for you, because sometimesit’s not about you.
I mean, you act like youlost an arm or somethin’.
Just get over it.
– See, that’s just it.
People are alwayssaying “get over it.
” But it’s not that easy! Everywhere you look, yourhair, it’s your beauty.
It defines you, but whatabout us who don’t have it? – I’m gonna tell you one thing, if you use thattone with me again, alopecia’s gonna be thelast of your worries.
– [Leanna] I’m sorry.
(upbeat R&B music) – What is he doing? Will you please move? Did he fall off the trolley? – Hey.
So what’s your name? – I’m sorry, I have somewherevery important to go.
– Come on, justtell me your name.
I gotta know.
– I’m sorry.
– I just wanna know who you are.
– Why? – [Man] ‘Cause I’dbe a fool not to.
(Leanna chuckles) – Um, I’m sorry.
(bittersweet orchestral music) (upbeat music) – Baby, you don’t have tostay here, I can handle this.
– It’s alright, I didn’thave anywhere else to go.
Besides, I have Robin coming.
– Robin? You tricked herinto coming here? (chuckles) – What now? – Well, just look outfor Sophia’s nephew.
He’s supposed to bebringing the dessert.
– I can’t do this.
– [Leanna] Robin, Robin! She does not look happy.
– [Robin] What is this? This does not look like theparty you described to me.
– If I would have toldyou, would you have come? – So you lied? – No! Well, yes, I’m sorry.
– [Robin] You callyourself a Christian? – I just need your help.
– Help with what? Changing diapers? – Nothing.
– Exactly, see? I have a real partyto go to, adios.
– Robin, just a little bit.
– That’s him.
Bumped into himearlier at the salon.
– And you let him go? What is wrong with you? – Just bad timing.
Actually, I almost ranhim over with my car.
(Robin speaks Spanish) – Well, not on purpose.
He got in front of itand I’m trying to leave.
– Hi, my aunt Sophia told meto bring this for you, ladies.
There you go.
– This is gonna be good.
– I could have died trying toget your name today, you know.
– I’m sorry, I was in a hurry.
– You in a hurry now? – Kind of, the kids.
– You know, you’revery beautiful, Leanna.
– Oh, thank you, I’ll be back.
– What?- I’ll be back.
– What are you running from? – I’m not readyfor a relationship, marriage and some kids.
– Are you crazy? I know what you’re running from.
– [Man] Are you okay? – I just wasn’texpecting that, sorry.
– Terrence and I cameup with an awesome idea.
‘Cause you wanted me to comehere to help you with the party I’ll stay here whileyou two go nextdoor to Jamaican Comfort Zone.
– [Robin] It’s not like he’staking you to his place.
– Come on.
– Bye, kids, have fun! (somber music) – I didn’t know MissSmith was your aunt.
– Yeah, yeah, she’s awesome.
She does good work, too, I love your hair.
– Oh, thank you.
Do you know everything she does? – I thought I did, I don’t know.
Is there something shedoes that I’m not aware of? – Oh, no, I was just wondering.
– So what broughtyou to Wilmington? – Um, well, um.
My dad was in the military, and he met my momwhile he was on holiday in Portland, England.
– And, um, unfortunately hepassed when I was about six.
I mean, long story short, um, I ended up comingto school here.
So what evolutionbrought you here? – Kind of a long story.
I struggled a lotin high school.
And barely made it to college.
Finally got there, and I had this professor, he was great, he wasa really cool guy.
He believed in me, so.
I always knew thatI was smarter than the high schoolsystem said I was.
And I thought that Icould create this code to beat the lottery, to win it every time.
So by the time I was a seniorin college I dropped out.
– Oh, okay, I don’tthink I’m understanding.
Why in the worlddid you drop out when you so close to ending? – Well, its crazy but I don’tknow if it was just luck, or the code worked, but um, yeah, I hit the lottery for.
I hit the lottery for1.
5 million dollars.
Well, it’s too bad I don’tbelieve in the lottery, ’cause only God’s my provider.
– [Waiter] Y’all doin’ alright? – Yeah, I’m good, thank you.
– Is there anythingelse I can get for you? – No, we’re good, thank you.
– I think we’re okay.
– [Waiter] Great.
– Hey, you wanna go dance? – Right now?- Yeah.
– Let’s go.
(peaceful jazz music) – What? – You’re beautiful.
You really are.
– I hope everyone is wellrested on this Monday morning.
We have a new employee.
I would like tointroduce Tasha Sprinkle.
Tasha, this is our lead team.
– Tasha, this is Sergio.
– I would like everyone towelcome Tasha to our team.
She has a lot tobring to the table.
– Yes, Robin? – I was wondering just outof curiosity, how do we incorporate Tasha into what wealready have to be effective? – She has— Oh, I got this.
– [Leader] Oh, okay.
– Well I’m bringing anotherlevel and with that level, I’m gonna raise you to thenorm and lead you to victory.
– Yes, victory.
We have some more good news.
We have decided who is goingto lead our next project.
You will lead our next project.
Can we bring Leanna up here?(applause) Congratulations, Leanna.
– Thank you.
– [Leader] Welcome Tasha.
We have a lot of work to do.
Please get to work.
– I guess we can goahead and get started.
You wanna go aheadand have a seat? I guess we could get started.
– [Tasha] Excuse me, may Ispeak with you for a second? – Yes, of course, how can I help you? Of course, sit down.
– I thought I was hiredto lead the project.
– [Leader] What wouldgive you that idea? – You said that you likedthe way I led other projects at Camille’s right?- Yes, I did.
But that didn’t meanthat you would be lead.
– Well, what does that mean? – That means that you canwork your way up to lead, like Leanna did.
I guess I understand.
– Okay, great, I’m gladthat you understand.
Have a great day.
– She could at least made sureI get a desk or somethin’.
– Hi, LeannaHillman checking in.
– [Receptionist] Yes, ma’am, have a seat, please.
– Alright, thank you.
Love your dress.
– Thank you.
– Hi, I’m JessicaSmith, I’m checking in.
– [Receptionist] Yes, ma’am, have a seat, please.
– Thank you.
Hey, what are you doing here?- Hey! Oh, you know my favoritepart, doctors appointment.
– Girl, I tell you, don’t you hate it? But, here’s what I think, whois the new chick they hired up there with the ugly dress on? – I didn’t even notice.
– Girl, I saw that dress fromthe parking lot.
(laughs) It was horrible but anyway Ilike what you did to your hair.
You said you was gonnacut it and stuff.
– Thank you!- I love it.
– Guess who noticedit this time.
– Anthony?- Oh yes, he did.
– Girl, bye, I don’tlike him anyway.
Guys don’t really pay attentionto stuff that’s important to us like that like our hair, they don’t pay attention to it.
– Oh, yeah I guess I’m gonnakeep it this way because he really, really loved it.
– You should keep it that way.
It’s your hair, don’tworry about him.
But look, let me ask yousomethin’, are you off today? – Yes, mm-hm, yes I am.
– I need a big favor.
– What is it?- I need all my hair done.
But I need these edges done.
– [Receptionist] Miss Hillman? – Hey, Leanna.
How you doin’? – I’m good, oh, I like howyou decorate the place.
Like, lobby andeverything, it’s beautiful.
– Thank you, you know, your mother was theinspiration for that.
The last time you brought herwith you to your appointment, she was quite open aboutmy choice of style, so, I was just inspired togo ahead and redecorate, so I’m glad you like it.
– Yeah, that’s Mom.
You know, the last timeyou were here, too, you were telling me about adate that you had comin’ up.
So, how did it go? – Oh, I’d rathernot talk about that.
– Wow, it was that bad? – It.
It was good, but um.
I broke my second date rule.
Yeah, I had too muchconfidence and I told him.
But it’s alright though becausehe talked a little too much.
(both laugh) – Well, I mean, it’s betterthat you know now, right? And I know it’shard, but trust me, when the right one comesalong, you’re gonna know it, ’cause that won’tmatter to him, okay? Alright, listen, let’s get started.
I want you to takeyour wig off for me, and I’m gonna close the door.
Okay, how you feelin’? – [Leanna] Um, it’s a little sore.
– A little tender.
– Yeah, that’s normal, okay? So what you wanna do is goahead and take that pain medication that I gaveyou the last time, so that you take that, any kindof headaches that you have, it’ll help alleviate that.
It should be gone by theend of the night, okay? Alright, also I want you tocome back in about six weeks, and let’s see howit’s going, you know, with these injections, they’re not guaranteed.
I gotta be honest withyou, there is no cure, but this may help tostimulate hair growth, and everybody’sstory is different, but it’s definitely worth atry, so come back in six weeks, maybe we’ll have alittle peach fuzz? And we’ll take itone step at a time.
The other part I wanted tosay to you also is please manage your stress, I knowyou’re going through a lot right now, Leanna, but thestress is not gonna help your body to get to healfor your hair to grow back, so be mindful of that, don’t worry so much.
It’s gonna be okay, alright? Alright, so say a prayerfor me at church tonight.
– Oh, oh, oh!- (chuckles) You forgot.
– Gotta go, bye.
(melancholic piano music) ♪ Lord, when youcalled me long ago ♪ I said yes ♪ Though the road has been rough ♪ I still say yes ♪ Sometimes I go all alone ♪ But my answer is yes ♪ As long as you’reon the throne ♪ My soul says yes – God is good, baby.
Yes, he is.
Yes, he is.
He’s so good, so good.
– Can you control yourself? – Honey, when thespirit hits ya, you can’t help butcontrol yourself.
Hallelujah! Yes, God.
Yes, yes, yes.
– What took you so long? (Leanna sighs) What took you so long?- I was busy.
– [Robin] Switch seats, let’s switch seats.
– Why? Hi.
Siggly’sgiving me the creeps.
What took you so long anyway?- I was busy.
– Oh, whatever.
Sorry I asked, you’reso secretive sometimes.
– Just enjoy the conference.
– Oh, whatever.
– Nevertheless, neither isthe man without the woman, neither the woman withoutthe man, in the Lord.
For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also, by the woman, butall things of God.
Judge in yourselves is itcomely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? Doth not even natureitself teach you that if a man have long hair, is it a shame unto him? Hear me now, but if awoman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is givenher for covering, amen.
♪ There is a yes that resounds – Y’all women sodeep in the world, you don’t even knowwhat’s good for you.
But you, Leanna, whenI heard the message, you laid heavy onmy heart, baby.
‘Cause you know what, Godput it on my heart, honey, to let you know, honey, theword was revealed, baby.
You think aboutit, think about it.
The word was revealed.
Alright? – [Robin] You shouldhave at least called so that he knowsyour interested.
– Oh, I hope heknows I’m interested.
I find him quite fit.
– I know he’s interested also.
– How’d you know that? – Come on! Ready, go.
– For you.
– What’s all this? – This is just me lettin’ youknow I’ve been thinkin’ of ya.
– And what if I hadsomethin’ to do after work? – I’d come back tomorrow.
I thought we could hang out.
– [Tasha Voiceover] Oh I hopehe did not come to get me for some child support, I just started this job.
What is he doing here? – You ready or what? Come on, hop in.
– [Tasha Voiceover]Terrence and Leanna? First my job and now my man.
(moody guitar music) – [Terrence] You wanna goget a drink after this? – No, thank you.
– Come on, it’ll be fun.
– Proverbs 23:20.
“Don’t drink to be drunkand don’t eat to be fat.
” – Okay.
– I’m just joking.
Look how clear thesky is right now, wow.
I bet if we cameout here at night, the stars would be unbelievable.
– Actually, if we did that Icould tell a good little story.
Do you know thestars tell a story? – No, I didn’t.
– I used a star map usingcylindrical projection before.
– [Terrence] (chuckles) What? – I studied astronomyin high school.
It has to do with all of that.
– [Terrence] Cool.
What did you do wheneveryou went to college? – Um, actually I got a fullride, I just didn’t take it.
– You got a fullride to college? You’ve gotta be some sortof genius or something.
Well why didn’t youtake it, what happened? Were you scared or something? – No.
– [Terrence] Are you sure, Imean, something had to happen.
You don’t just pass that up.
– [Terrence] Come on, you could tell me.
– I wasn’t afraid of anything.
I just don’t get it.
You’ve worked so hard.
Do you know how proud your dadwould be at this very moment? You’ve got a big opportunityat a big university, and you go one monthand then you quit? – I didn’t like it! – I understand, darling, thekids, they’re mean, I get it.
But you can’t keeprunning from this forever.
If it isn’t alopecia, it’ll be something else.
– Something else?- Yes! – I don’t feel beautiful, I don’t even feel pretty.
Mommy, this is ruining my life! I’m sorry about earlier.
– [Terrence] It’s okay.
Stuff happens, I guess.
– Are we okay? – Yeah.
Yeah, we’re fine.
We are the master of our fate.
We are the captains of our soul.
– (laughs) Sergio, pull up that video.
The one you showed me theother day about the pool, and that person diving in it.
– Nick, I need you to comeand look at those layouts.
Can I bring my wings? – Yes, Nick, come on.
– Yeah, Nick.
(laughs)- Alright, see ya.
– See ya.
– Did you pull it up already? – [Sergio] Give me asecond, let me find it.
– You need to hurry upand move from 3G to 4G.
– The world’s slowest phone.
– I mean, come on, man.
– Hey, everybody! Hey! Girl! I had to tell youwhat was goin’ on.
You remember when I was talkin’to you about my boyfriend the other day?- No, I don’t talk to you.
– (laughs) She’s so crazy, we’re such good friends.
– Girl, he keeps calling me.
He is really pushingthe marriage issue.
He is ready to settle downand I just don’t know what I should do, I mean, he istalking to some other woman, but we have a child togetherand clearly I love him, so I’m just trying tofigure out what I should do.
Maybe I should just goahead and settle down, so I’m asking youfor some advice.
Oh, you were asking his name? – No.
– His name is Terrence.
You probably don’t knowhim, or maybe you do.
Well his aunt own thatsalon on Castle Street.
You know Miss Smith.
(Leanna coughs) Is she alright? Okay, one bite at a time now.
So, I’m just trying tofigure out what I should do.
I just— Okay, I’ve heard enough.
– Need a good friend.
– I’ve heard enough, honey.
Let me think about it andI’ll get back to you, okay? – You’re such a good friend.
– I know.
– Thank you, girl, ’causeI just need to give him some sort of answer, you know? So we’ll go from there.
You know better.
Okay! Toodaloo! – Adios! That was weird, oh my God.
– [Leanna] Coincidence, right? – I have a feeling you two arenot gonna get along, honey.
– Are you coming in? – [Leanna] (chuckles) No.
– Come on, you alwayshave an excuse.
You’ve never beenin my pool once.
– Whatever, actually Icame over to talk to you, about something.
– [Terrence] Okay, talk.
– Maybe after we eat.
– [Terrence] Okay, we’lljust take a quick dip.
I have a change ofclothes, you’ll love it.
– No, no, no.
– Come on.
– What are you doing? Come on now, don’t, stopplaying, stop playing.
(somber orchestral music) – [Terrence] Youwanna try some, baby? – No.
You know, I noticed younever say your prayers before you eat.
– Well you always say yourprayers before you eat.
– ‘Cause I wanna honor Godand thank him for my food.
– Yeah that’s cool, but I mean, I don’t.
– [Leanna] And why is that? – ‘Cause I don’t believe in God? – Oh, come again? – I don’t believe in God.
– Don’t you think this issomething that was really important that youshould have brought up in the very beginningof our relationship? – I mean, how important canit be if it’s coming up now? – I would think that if awoman says she’s saying herself for the sake of God, that maybe God might be a bit important to her.
– Yeah but I knew a ton ofchurch girls who said that they were saving themselves andthey’d give it up like that.
– But I’m not a churchgirl, I’m a Christian.
– I don’t know what to tell ya.
I mean, I’m sorry.
– I’ve got to go.
– Let’s talk about it, don’t.
This is a lovelyhome you have here.
– Thank you.
Well, Leanna tells meyou don’t believe in God.
– Mommy!- It’s okay.
Yes it’s true, Mrs.
Hillman, I don’t believe in God.
– You sure are hungry.
You don’t havefood at your house? – Mommy, mommy.
– It’s cool, baby, it’s fine.
It’s just that this pizzais delicious, handmade, and I could see whereLeanna gets it from.
– Leanna can do alittle something.
After her dad passed, she hadno choice but to help out.
– [Terrence] I know, I’msure that was hard but, hey, she was taught by the best.
– (chuckles) Thank you.
Have you ever thoughtabout marriage? – All the time.
I mean, how can I not? Look at her.
– Natty Theese is gonna needa heavy tea cart to feed you.
– [Terrence] Okay it’s just’cause the food was amazing and, I could see what a good jobyou did teaching Leanna.
– You’re rubbin’ it ona little thick, huh? – [Leanna] Mommy.
– My mother told me thatgood manners will get you far in life.
– But not into heaven? – Mommy, thisisn’t your problem.
– My house, my problem.
So just tell me, whatdemon invited you here? – You invited me here! – [Mother] Alright, Mr.
Smarty Pants! – Just calm down.
There is no evidencethat God exists! Can you tell mewhere he came from? – Calm down.
– You can’t tell me whereshe came from so, I mean, if he is real, let’ssay he is real, so, what separates him from allthe other gods to make him the “one true god” that youchurch folk claim he is? – (coughs) Let me.
(coughs)- Mommy? (Mother coughs) What was that all about? – I’m sorry.
– Sorry doesn’t cut it.
Sorry doesn’t excuse youdisrespecting my mother.
– I was just voicing my opinion.
– It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it.
– Look, I was just being honest.
You know aboutbeing honest, right? – I have something to tell you.
– [Terrence] What? Come on, Leanna, tell me.
Just tell me, Leanna.
– You know, let’s just go.
– Hey, you know, I’mbeat, I’m gonna get goin’.
– It’s too late to driveback, just take the couch.
– Are you sure? I don’t wanna send you tohell or anything like that.
– Really, now? Oh, come off it.
Just for you.
(somber piano music)(water splashes) (Leanna sighs) (door opens) (melancholic piano music) – I’m sorry.
I can’t do this, I’msaving myself for marriage.
– It was just a kiss, it’s okay.
You know what, I’m just gonnago watch TV, then.
(chuckles) (Leanna pants) – Father.
I want to thankyou for being you.
You said “ask andyou shall receive, “knock and the doorshall be opened.
” Well, Lord.
I’m knocking reallyloud right now.
I’m asking for strength, to keep myself pure, while that sexy mansleeps on that couch.
I thank you in advance.
– How you doin’ today, ma’am? Got a flier for youhot off at the press.
You don’t wanna check it out? – There’s some guy outthere trying to harass me.
– Out front?- Yeah.
– I’ll take careof it no problem.
Hey, Calvin, hey.
Listen, if I’m gonna have yousittin’ in front of my store, I’m gonna need you to be justa little bit more friendly, you know, friendlier with thecustomers coming in and out.
Please, just a little bit, okay? Alright, thankyou, appreciate it.
– What’s up, man, goin’to play that lotto? Got the winning ticket foryou, guaranteed winner.
– [Terrence] No, I’m cool.
– Are you sure? I don’t know, man, youlook like a pick three, pick five, type of guy.
Yeah, I know I got your numberright here, check it out.
Guaranteed, you can’t lose.
You’ll thank me later, buddy.
– [Terrence] Three, one, six, zero, three, sixteen.
– You girls are just crazy.
You shave your eyebrows offjust to draw ’em back on.
(water sprays) But then again, everyonecan’t be perfect like me.
– I get the hint that youhave a problem with me.
– Oh, you get the hint? Honey, if I have a problemwith you, trust me, you will know it.
Oops! My bad.
(somber atmospheric music) – [Leanna Voiceover] Lord.
I need you right now.
I can’t go on hiding.
I don’t understand how somethingso simple can be so hard to tell someone.
Just three words.
I have alopecia.
I have alopecia.
It’s not as simple as it feels.
I know I’ve got to tell someone.
I can’t believe you haveme out here like this.
– It’s just hair.
– People are always saying that.
– I think you’re making moreof this than what it is.
– What if Terrencecomes out here? – His cheap behind? How you gonna win thelottery and still be stingy? (both laugh) Come on, let’s go.
But you know, if youtry, do you trust me? – I trust you.
– You better.
‘Cause I know where you live.
– I’m gonna have to move now.
(hums) – Is that an American thing? – Hey, beautiful.
– Wes, what’s up? – [Wes] How you doin’, comehere, give me some love.
What you doin’?- I’m good, how are you? – I’m good, I’m good, whatbrings you around here? – Well, my best friendwasn’t feeling too well, so I figured it would begood to cheer her up a bit, and bring her out.
– Okay, okay.
– Leanna, Wes, Wes, Leanna.
– How you doin’, nice to meet you.
– I gotta tell you, Robin, you always stay withthe pretty girl click.
– Well, what can I say, prettygirls need to stick together.
– Alright, I hear you, Ihear you, you know what? Matter of fact, I got somethingto cheer your friend up.
– Give me a couple minutes.
And I’ll be right back, okay? – Alright, we’llsee what you got.
– Sure, sure, I’llbe back, alright? – This might beyour best plan yet.
– I told you, you’re makingmore of this than what it is.
You’ve just gottatrust Robin, okay? I’m not your best friendfor nothin’, baby.
At least I made youlaugh, see, that’s good.
(Wes clears his throat) Hey, what’s up? – I’m back, I’m back.
– You are.
– [Wes] You know what, I wentto go get my friend Brandon.
Brandon, this is myold friend Robin.
– Nice to meet you.
– Nice to meet you.
– Her friend wasfeeling a little down, so I brought you over here.
Her friend name isLeanna, Leanna thisis my friend Brandon.
What, y’all know eachother or somethin’? You know what, Robin, you’regonna come to my table, okay? We’ll leave them alone andlet them get acquainted, okay? – Alright, well I’ll beback, you be good, okay? I love you.
– How are you? – Hey, good.
– Feeling better?- Huh? – Are you feeling better? Is that your friend? – Yeah, let me goover there real quick.
(somber piano music) – It’s alopecia, you needto stay away from her, ’cause I heard it’s contagious.
– I think it might be cancer.
– [Leanna Voiceover] Dear Lord.
It’s me again.
I know I probably shouldn’task this, please forgive me.
Why me? I just don’t understand.
Is there somethingyou want me to do? Why can’t you just tell me? Why are you making this so hard? My lord and savior.
Why, why aren’tyou talking to me? Why? Do you hate me? Do you? – I’m not sure this is gonnamake you feel any better, it wasn’t alopecia that madehim leave you at the table.
He likes white girls.
– Of all the words inthe English dictionary, that’s what you comeup with for my issue? – Girl, I’m gonna smackthe crust outta your lips.
How are your lips ashy? (Tasha sniffs) – You like my flowers? – Sure.
He sent them to me.
I think I’m gonna say yes.
– Yes to what? – [Tasha] Marriage, silly.
– Oh, congratulations.
– Thank you! I thought I told you he askedfor my hand in marriage? I thought I told you.
Yeah, he said that theother girl he was talkin’ to was tryin’ to pressure him tobe some preacher or somethin’.
She’s so whack.
Yeah, so he clearly gets thepicture, he wants a family, and he knows that I’m more ofa woman than she will ever be.
(gasps) I gotta go, gottaput my flowers in some water.
– Is that your Terrence? – I hope not.
– Hold up.
What about thiswhite girl thing? (knocks) – Excuse me, sir.
Can I help you with something? Son, are you okay? – [Terrence] I don’t know.
– Are you waiting for somebody? – No, sir.
Well yeah, kinda.
– Well who are you waiting for? – Oh, I don’t know.
– Can I help you with something? I can’t let you just sitout in this parking lot.
– What’s thischurch service like? – You know how Ifeel about gambling.
– Come on, it’s alittle bet, $20.
I could get it to youon the first spin.
– Come up with something else.
Well I could think ofanother game with a bottle, and me and you.
– Spin the bottle?(Terrence chuckles) – No, truth or dare.
I’ll go first.
– Truth, okay, um, let’s see.
Who’s Tasha? Mm-hm.
Mm-hm?- How do you even– – Ah-ah!- How do you know about her? – Answer the question.
– She’s nothing, I mean, that was a fling, it was a, it was a mistake.
It’s over, it’s over.
– Your turn.
Why haven’t you gone to college? – I let something hold me back.
(funky electronic music) – What is it that you’vebeen meaning to tell me? – Something that isvery hard to say, and I think I’m just gonna goahead and keep it to myself.
Truth or dare.
– I guess truth, I don’t know now.
Do you have a son? – Yeah, yes I do.
(upbeat piano music) – [Boy] See you later, aligator! (door closes) – What’s up, buddy?- What’s up? – How you doin’, man? – I’m good.
– You good? You do your homework?- Yes.
– Hey, I want youto meet Leanna.
Leanna, Tyrel, Tyrel, Leanna.
– Hi, Tyrel, nice to meet you.
– It’s nice to meet you, too.
Dad, can we play a game?- Yeah, we could play.
Let me go upstairs real quick.
I’ll be right back.
– He’s yours and Tasha’s son? – No, he’s my sonand Tasha had him.
But he didn’t have adad and he needed one.
It was me and him.
– Why did you feel like youhad to keep this from me? (Terrence clears his throat) – To make sure you’re the one.
– [Leanna] So, whatdo you like to do? – Um.
Well, I like sports andI wanna be an actor.
So I can have asupermodel girlfriend.
My dad says you’rehis supermodel.
(Leanna chuckles) You’re my dad’sgirlfriend, right? – I guess.
– [Tyrel] You have to be.
You’re the onlywoman he talks about.
– Oh, well that’s good to know.
– Come on, gotta go, come on.
Let go, go on.
– Do you have a girlfriend? – Well, there’s thisone girl in my class I’m afraid to talk to.
– Why? – Because I’mblack, she’s white.
Sometimes I wish I was white.
– Why would you wishsomething like that? – Well, because all thegirls in my class are white, and sometimes Ifeel embarrassed, ’cause they don’t knowwhat I’m talking about.
– What kind of stuff? – [Tyrel] You know, like, blackTV shows, music and stuff.
– You should be happywith who you are.
God made you the way youare because you are special.
– Well, I know I’m special.
You know what? I’m gonna be just like you.
– Like me? Why? – Because you knowyou’re special, and you’re not afraidof who you are.
(phone vibrates) – [Sophia] Hello? What? – Dr.
Johnson? Yeah, I have Dr.
Yes, I have Dr.
Messer online three, I’ll transfer.
How can I help you?- Hi, I’m Mrs.
I’m here to see Miss Hillman.
– [Receptionist] Okay, um, patient’s first name? – It’s Gloria.
– Gloria Hillman?- Yes.
– And your relationshipto that patient.
– I’m her best friend.
– Please have a seat andI’ll let the doctor know that you’re here.
– [Sophia] Okay, thank you.
Johnson, I have avisitor here for Mrs.
(somber piano music) (sighs) – Mrs.
– Hi, Dr.
– First off, I’d like toapologize due to the fact that you’re notimmediate family, I can only divulgeso much information.
However, you are onthe visitation list.
– Okay, so I can see her?- Yes, ma’am.
If you will please follow me.
– Okay, good, thank you.
I’m gonna fix yousomething to drink, okay? – Hey, baby.
(coughs) Um, that’s actually bad timing.
I’m going to be busythe whole weekend.
No, no, I’m just gettingtogether with a few old friends.
I promise, I promiseto let you know when it’s a betterweekend soon, okay? Okay, bye bye.
(coughs) – Are you serious? You cannot be this stubborn.
– Oh my goodness.
Are you still fighting tokeep your mouth closed? – [Sophia] Your daughterneeds to know that her mother was just in the hospital! I see where she getsthis hiding stuff from.
(somber orchestral music) – I know my daughter.
I will tell her whenthe time is right! – When the time is right? When it’s too late? We don’t want to lose you.
What would Leannado without you? – [Gloria] You justdon’t understand how hard it’s been for her.
– He’s having a good yearbut you’ve gotta give Canmuten a chancetoo, though, I mean– – Oh gosh, all men dois talk about football.
– Oh come on, Olivia, Brady’sso much better, you know that.
– Let me chat with my man righthere it was good seeing you.
– [Man] Nice talkingto you, go Patriots.
Come on, honey.
– [Calvin] There he is, the lotto king himself.
– Not today, man.
– What’s the matter, youdidn’t hit that winning ticket? – What’s the matter isyou stand out here all day talking to peopleabout religion, really? I’m tired of it.
– Whoa, relax, man.
Relax, okay, I didn’tmean nothin’ by it, man.
Just chill out.
– Alright, so let meask you this, then.
If God is so real to you, where did he come from? Where did God come from? You know everything.
– I didn’t say I know everythingbut I will tell you, God, he didn’t come from nowhere.
– Right, okay.
So, that doesn’texplain anything to me.
– Alright man, look, first and foremost, you obviously have an issuewith God, that’s your problem.
But think about this, think about this, okay? The Bible clearly states he’sthe beginning and the end.
Okay? The beginning.
Nothing was made without him.
I mean, he’s the creator oftime, air and space, alright? I mean, he’s not boundto it, you know why? Because he created it.
It’s hard for us to wrap ourminds around it, because I mean obviously we’ve always existedin time, air and space.
You know what? Maybe you should tryto understand God, instead of tryingto figure him out.
‘Cause you’ll never be ableto do that, you know why? ‘Cause you’re not him.
I see you coming throughhere all the time, you know, playing these lottery tickets, I don’t know whatyou’re going through.
I mean, do you mindif I pray for you? (both chuckle) – Right here? – Why not? – Alright, I guess, yeah.
– You’re notembarrassed, are you? – I don’t know, I’ve never did it.
– I’ll show you, firsttime for everything.
Bow your head.
– [Leanna] Alright, this iswhat we have from the collection of submissions that everybodysubmitted, any questions? – I think it’s missingsome sex appeal.
– See, now why was my partnot kept in the campaign? It had sex appeal.
– I like it.
– I agree with Sergio.
My part, sex appeal, add itback in and it will be perfect.
– [Sergio] Exactly.
– But the brand of the companyis family-friendly but bold.
I do believe thebold is missing.
– I think Robin’s ideabest represents the brand.
Their brand is an NGP.
Nice Girl Power.
– Sex appeal.
We can come up withsomething more.
– Bald! I do believe thebald is missing.
– Oh, I like it.
Bold, it’s beautiful, it’s confidence, it screams nice girl power.
– Yeah, I love it! – I hate it.
I mean, a bald woman? That ain’t sexy or beautiful.
I mean, think about this.
Nick, do you want anugly bald-headed woman? – If I like it.
Just because she’s balddoesn’t mean she’s ugly.
– That’s not whatyou’re supposed to say.
But that’s what Iexpect from a grown kid.
– [Leader] Tasha, this is unnecessary.
– Oh, no it’s importantthat I get my point across.
Society wants a womanwith long, beautiful hair, who doesn’t steal peoplemen or their jobs.
– Tasha, that is enough.
– Terrence doesn’t wantno bald-headed woman.
Trust me, I know.
But I shouldn’t have been– – That’s why your son’sgonna be callin’ me mommy.
(somber piano music) (Tasha spits) – Robin, go get security.
Did you hear me? Nick, go get security! – Is, (chuckles) is this why you wanteda bald-headed headfor your campaign? Terrence does not want.
He doesn’t knowthat you’re bald.
(laughs) Oh, he’s about to find out now.
Baldy-locks, look at her, she’sjust a bald-headed hepher.
Look at this! – Please.
Please don’t tell him.
(Tasha laughs) – Baldy-locks! Look at this.
(laughs) She has a chair! (Leanna sighs) (phone vibrates) – Hello.
(somber piano music) (phone clunks) (Leanna sobs) No! No! (sobs) No! No! (pants) Mommy! (muffled background chatter) – Grace.
– What? – Grace.
Remember when I asked yourmom what separates Jesus from all the other gods? – Yeah.
– Well, the answer’s grace.
And I know this now but I’mglad because I would have realized what kind ofconfusion it caused between us.
– Confusion? There would havebeen no confusion.
– Oh, you don’t think so?- No.
I was actually gonnapick up the phone and break it up a few monthsago but I decided to wait.
– [Terrence] Don’tworry about it.
(Robin sighs) – Wow.
Beach is so beautiful.
What’s up? – I think he’s gonnaask me to marry him.
– That’s great.
Isn’t it? – I still haven’t told him.
Leanna, what is itthat you truly want? – I want him to loveme for who I truly am.
– But how can he when hedoesn’t know who you truly are? (rhythmic electronic music) (Terrence chuckles) – I’m nervous, I’m not gonna lie.
When I first— Oh, um.
What are you doing?- Just listen, just listen.
When I first saw you, Iknew that you were special.
I didn’t know what it wasthat made you special, but, I understand now.
I never thought I would fallin love and I never thought that God would make theperfect person for me.
But I think that hemade us for each other, and, um.
And you’re my best friend.
And the love of my life.
I just, I hope youfeel the same way, too.
Leanna, will you marry me? Leanna! – I’m sorry.
I haven’t been honest with you.
– What are you doing? – I’m finally tellingyou the truth, and showing you the real me.
(suspenseful swelling tones) I’m sorry.
This is the real me.
I’m just tired of hiding, at work, at home, at school.
Most of all, I’m tiredof hiding from you.
– I thought you knew.
– [Leanna] That I knew what? – I thought you knew thatI knew you had alopecia.
– [Terrence] Fromthe first day we met, whenever you almosthit me with the car, I went and asked myaunt all about you.
That wasn’t gonna stopme from wanting you.
– You knew.
This whole time.
– Leanna, it’s fine.
Hey, it’s okay.
You know whenever a persongives her life to Christ, and an angel isassigned to them, well, you’re that angel for me.
I didn’t know whatgrace looked like, and I didn’t knowwhat a blessing was, until I met you.
Until I met you.
Whatever it takes todo this, I’m willing.
So please, will you marry me? – [Leanna] No.
You don’t know the real me.
– Are you listening to me? I already know.
– I’m not like most women.
The ones that have dealtwith their insecurities.
I’m still dealing with mine.
How can I expect you tolove me if I don’t love me? This is gonna always have sometype of profound effect on me no matter what we’re doing.
No matter what we’re doing.
Can you handle that? (suspenseful swelling tones) – I’d be a fool not to.
(upbeat R&B music) – Um, Robin, guess what.
Come on! (laughs) – She said yes! – So come on down, Robin, so we can celebrate.
Alright, we’re about to tellhim what we’re about to have.
– [Terrence] Hey, you wannago get something to eat? – Oh, yeah, sure.
– Okay, great.
What are you doing? – Trying to get in the car.
(Terrence laughs) But um, I’ve got asurprise for you.
– [Leanna] Look! – It’s a girl.
(both laugh) – Yes, surprise! Yes, we’re having a girl.