Two Tons of Love (110.13)

Ben stops by at the house and shoots hoops with Cal.

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In the car

As he pulls the car over to park on the street in front of Grace’s house, Ben is listening to a podcast on his car stereo.

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At the front door

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Ben rings the doorbell.

GRACE: Oh hi.

BEN: Hi.

GRACE: I thought I had them today.

BEN: Uh, Cal asked me to come. I figured he told you.

GRACE: Oh. No.

CAL: Dad!

Cal runs past Grace and gives his dad a hug.

BEN: Hey, buddy. [CHUCKLES] How was school?

CAL: Good. Uh, come on. I’ve been working on my shot.

On the driveway


Scene shifts to the driveway in front of the basketball hoop. Cal misses a shot.

BEN: Almost. Use your legs.

CAL: Why won’t Mom let you come home?

He takes another shot and this time makes it.

BEN: Mom’s not keeping me away, buddy. There’s just things I got to take care of. Things to keep us all safe.

CAL: I know. But why can’t you do any of that here?

Cal shoots again.

BEN: I wish I could, buddy.

Ben gets down on his knee.

BEN: Hey. Mom and I both love you a ton. Two tons.


CAL Two tons of love weighs the same as two tons of rocks. So basically, you’re crushing me.


BEN: You want to crush this ball?

Ben picks Cal up and takes him to the net so he can dunk the ball.

CAL: Yeah.

BEN: Crush it. Crush it!

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