Charles: We need to talk about the working arrangement here. I think that as Empirical goes into this next chapter, I'm gonna have to make some changes.
Liza: I was thinking the same thing. I figured you'd want me to tender my resignation.
Charles: Oh, you know I would give you the best references.
Liza: I appreciate that.
Charles: But we're not gonna do that dance again. Kelsey is gone, and I need someone to run this place while I am at Yaddo.
Charles: Yeah, maybe longer, depending on how things go. I’ve spent enough years looking over other writers’ shoulders. You don’t think it's too late to start a second career, do you?
Liza: Hello. Hello. Hello. I need some help over here.
Josh: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey, you don’t wave a shoe. You never wave a shoe. In Thailand, that’s considered a capital offense.
Liza: And you've been to Thailand?
Josh: No, but I have been to Myanmar.
Liza: Which used to be Burma.
Josh: Back in the day.
Liza: I knew that. Sorry, I didn't see you there.
Josh: Really? Because you know what, I've been right here by your side all along.
Josh: I put in an offer.
Kelsey: What, like on the whole building?
Josh: It’s like four apartments plus Inkberg, so.
Kelsey: That’s amazing, Josh. Amazingly expensive, a whole entire building in Williamsburg.
Josh: Well, I mean I doing pretty well. Plus, it’s like an insane deal. I couldn’t say no. I could always pull the offer and invest in you and your company. I’m serious. I really believe in you, Kels.
Kelsey: That means so much to me, but I can't let you do that. I’m going to figure it out. I promise.
Lauren: Max, I have not been able to stop thinking about you since you saved my father's life.
Max: Oh, it’s nothing a first year resident couldn't have done.
Lauren: Yes, but you did it and I don't know. I just feel like it's the universe's way of bringing us together.
Max: Lauren, there hasn't been a day, I haven't thought about you. At first it was because I was hurt, but then I thought about how authentically you lived your life and whenever I had an issue I thought WWLD?
Lauren: What would Lauren do? Oh my god, Max, I'm gonna cry.
Max: And I thought Lauren would trust her real honest feelings, would never question anything that stretched the capacity of the human heart.
Lauren: No, never.
Max: That’s why I’m so happy we found each other again.
Lauren: Oh my god, me too.
Max: I mean I've been dying to introduce you to my fiancé.
Maggie: I really like you, you know that?
Cass: I really like you too. You still owe me a pair of tits.
Maggie: You know where to find me, hot stuff. Hey, don’t forget be fearless.
Maggie: Is everything OK?
Maggie: What was that for?
Cass: Just taking your advice: being fearless.
I just want to express my gratitude for being part of such an amazing story in publishing history. Books, literature, stories have always been a passion of mine. I grew up reading the great authors published by Empirical. Never once in my dreams did I think that I would be lucky enough to actually work here and help a generation of new writers find an audience. Charles, the day I met you was the luckiest day of my life. You took a chance on a young girl with a little more than enthusiasm and an English degree from a second-rate college. To this day I don't know why you chose me. I can't imagine a more brilliant mentor. You inspire me every day with your determination and passion and genuine love for what you do. And if I've learned one thing from you, it's that in order to succeed, you must take a risk. And that's why I'm ready to take one of my own. You're my family; you always will be. But it's time for me to write my next chapter. Just know that no matter what my future holds, I owe it all to you.Kelsey
Kelsey: Oh, what’s the 20% participation to the Tribro Building Corporation. Isn't that you?
Rob: Yeah, that’s my piece for putting the deal together.
Kelsey: You’re not an investment bank. You just sent the email.
Rob: Exactly, my connections have value.
Kelsey: Are you serious here?
Rob: Babe, if you don’t want to do, don’t do it. Stay with Empirical. No one’s forcing your hand, but I'm not gonna get screwed here either.
Kelsey: What do you think you’re doing to me?
Rob: I thought you would be thrilled. You know if I was offering this deal to a guy, there wouldn’t even be a question.
Kelsey: What are you saying?
Rob: I feel like you want special privileges for being a woman, no offense.
Liza: Hey, we’re not gonna make it, are we?
Charles: I don’t think so.
Liza: There’s something I need to tell you.
Charles: Something else?
Liza: Kelsey sent the Inkubator proposal to a bunch of VCs for valuation.
Charles: Was it before or after she gave it to me?
Liza: I don’t know, but the bottom line is Kelsey wants to take Inkubator out on her own.
Charles: I see.
Liza: I asked her not to tell you yet because I didn’t want anything to spoil your evening, but Kelsey’s going to leave Empirical.
Charles: And you?
Liza: I’m not going anywhere, and I’m not leaving you.
Charles: Liza, I knew Kelsey sent the proposal to outside investors.
Liza: You knew? Why didn’t you say anything?
Charles: I wanted to hear it from you first.
Liza: Wait, so you were testing me?
Charles: Maybe, in a way I was, but you passed.
Kelsey: This is our moment. We are going to leave Empirical and start Inkubator. Azalea is going to come with us. I already talked to her after the meeting.
Liza: Wait, shouldn’t we at least give Charles the chance to match any offer? Use the leverage to keep it in house.
Kelsey: Liza, you know how frustrated I’ve been at Empirical. We both have. And I can't imagine how it’s been for you, working beside your ex and seeing him with someone else.
Liza: That’s the thing. Charles and I are finding our way to back to each other.
Kelsey: What? How? When did this happen?
Liza: It just did, and I know it seems crazy, but I’m in love with him, and love this company. It has given me everything, Kels. I can’t leave, but I understand that you have to. This app is all you. You have risked so much to make it happen. You deserve to fly.
Kelsey: What does this mean for us? We’re gonna be competitors? I don’t want to lose you like I lost Zane.
Liza: Kelsey, when we met, you said you had my back, and I never forgot it. So believe me when I tell you I’ll always have yours.
Charles: I know our paths have been rocky, and it’s taken us a while to get here…
Liza: You don’t have to explain anything.
Charles: I just know what makes me happy, and to pretend anything would be just lying to myself.
Liza: I think I’ve told enough lies for the both of us.
Charles: Only the truth from now on. Even if it hurts.
Liza: Only the truth.