Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Episode 5: "Zoey's Extraordinary Trip" Quotes
Zoey: You’re probably wondering why I took today off work.
Mo: No, not really.
Zoey: It is because I have decided to become a rebel.
Mo: Ah, the classic rebel phase at age 29. Where is all this coming from?
Zoey: I was hanging out with this kid Aiden who I knew when I was younger, and he just lives his life, consequences be damned, which is exactly what I need to be doing more of. I already told Aiden I’m ditching work. I also made a list of rebellious things for us to do.
Mo: Oh because nothing screams rebel more than a thorough to-do list.
Zoey: Drugs, is that drugs? You want to do drugs?
Aiden: You don’t have to whisper. There are no cops here, unless you’re a cop, then you’re legally required to tell me.
Zoey: No, I am not a cop. I am also not a drug person per se or at all. You’re comfortable with who sold you those drugs. They’re a reputable drug dealer.
Zoey: And the drugs themselves, they’re not laced with angel dust, or are they angel dust? While we’re at it, what is angel dust?
Aiden: Look, we really don’t have to do this. It’s only meant to be fun.
Zoey: OK, no, let’s.
Zoey: She cared so much about my dad. We all did. None of that changed anything. All it led to was a bunch of people being devastated. That’s the price of caring.
Danny Michael Davis: Caring is exhausting. I’m not saying it’s the same as your thing, but I’ve burned by it too.
Zoey: What hurt you? She’s dead to me.
Danny Michael Davis: I’m talking about SPRQPoint. It’s all I’ve ever cared about. And what did it get me? Endless pressure to innovate, a board I have to answer to 24 hours a day, and an ankle completely stripped of hair ... This isn’t the life I imagined. You just get so far down the rabbit hole, you just forget why you wanted to do it in the first place, or if there’s a point to any of it.
Zoey: There isn’t. My dad was the most full of life person I ever met, and if the universe can just take that away, lesson learned. You hear that, universe, I’m done caring, and I don’t care what you think about it.
Max: I just wish everything didn’t have to be so hard with him.
Zoey: Maybe, it doesn’t have to be. Maybe, if you didn’t care so much, it wouldn’t hurt so much. It’s a philosophy. It’s my new philosophy that I’m trying.
Max: That’s actually surprising coming from you.
Zoey: What does that mean?
Max: Well, you cared more about your relationship with your father more than anyone, and now you expect me not to care about mine. I mean you know how much I’ve tried to get his approval over the years.
Zoey: Which is why if you cared less, it would hurt less.
Max: Um, maybe, you should stick to your old philosophy. That fact that you care so much is one of the things I love most about you.
Maggie: I am also firing you.
Jenna: Wait, what? Hold on Maggie, I was just trying to protect you.
Maggie: That is not how you protect someone. I can’t believe you don’t see how serious this is. I should not have to explain this to you.
Jenna: You are just like every other boss I’ve ever had.
Maggie: Did you ever think that maybe you’re the problem.
Jenna: And did you ever think the reason other people need to come to your defense is because you’re not strong enough to stand up for yourself.
Maggie: OK, wow. Your sister was right. It was crazy to take a chance on you.
OK, universe, you got me. I care. You hear me, I really care.
Simon: They want me to defend a company that can’t even recognize it’s non-white users.
Tatiana: And this stuff has consequences. I did a whole piece on Black people being falsely arrested because AI misidentifies us at a much higher rate.
Simon: Did you even know there are only two people of color in managerial in all of SPRQPoint globally? No, one because Ava Price left when Joan got promoted over her. So what do I do? I have to speak about this publicly tomorrow.
Mo: You quit.
Simon: Mo, it’s not…
Mo: Oh, so, you want to sit there and be their mouthpiece to protect them from their mistake.
Tatiana: What does quitting solve, though? You just got a huge promotion. You have a seat at the table. In a few years, you could have real power there.
Mo: In a few years. So in the meantime, he’s supposed to be their puppet. How does that solve anything?
Tatiana: I’m just saying he should bide his time, work your way up. Maybe, even get a seat on that board too one day. Then you can effect real change.
Alan: I am giving you the money for the restaurant.
Max: Wait, really?
Alan: Well, you need it, and I’m lucky to be in a place where I can give it to you.
Max: Oh my god, this is amazing … Dad, you will not regret this. Given our current projections, you should see a profit by the end of the year.
Alan: Yeah, and if things don’t go well, I can take the hit.
Max: Wait, hold on. I only want the money if you truly believe in the restaurant, and you think that I can pull this off.
Alan: Well, does it matter? You wanted my support, and I’m supporting you.
Max: Actually, it does matter, dad, because you see money and support are not the same thing, and the thing is I really do believe in what we’re doing, and I only want people involved who feel the same way.
Alan: I’m trying, Max. I just don’t know I can get there yet.
Max: You shouldn’t have to try so hard.
Danny Michael Davis: I’m sorry. There’s nothing you can do to change my mind. I’m starting a new chapter. I am taking the jet and traveling the globe.
Zoey: Look, I know you feel like you’ve gotten away from the things that made you love tech in the first place, but look at what you’ve created: A multinational corporation that desperately needs you and your vision. SPRQPoint has been nosediving ever since your arrest, and if the Chirp’s any indication, then we have a major problem to address … I promise you, you will get your passion back. I know it, and I’ll even help you find it because the truth is no one cares more than I do.
Danny Michael Davis: You’re giving me emotional whiplash, Zoey, and I think it’s working. I’ll tell you what: I’ll give it a few more months, and then I’m going to reevaluate.
This coding error has been identified, and a fix is underway. But what has not been fixed is the environment that led to this embarrassing oversight. See, the Chirp couldn’t see Black and brown faces because there are no Black and brown people in positions of power at the company. Our leadership is comprised overwhelmingly of white men, and on a board of 10 directors, there are only two women and zero people of color. And if we don’t start talking about this now, nothing is ever going to change.Simon