37 EXT. ESPLANADE - DAY

Barbara turns off the call. CARL and AUDREY approach.

CARL

(Confused. To Barbara)

You? Here? We were meeting your daughter about...

BARBARA

About the money she paid you to cover the damages, yes.

But that's not what this is about.

AUDREY

No? So... What? Is this a set up?

BARBARA

No, it isn't, Audrey. This is me, your child's birth mother trying to

get to know the parents of the boy I gave birth. Do you think we can do that?

Carl and Audrey look at each other. They sit.

BARBARA

Look, I know that this is an awkward problem to be shared,

but... I think we have to do that.

When I first met you... It felt like you were threatened by me. It felt like...

AUDREY

(Cuts her off. Embarrassed)

Like we were affraid that you could stole our son from us...

That he would like you more than us. Yes.

Audrey and Carl look at each other, crestfallen.

CARL

Yes.

CUT TO:

38 INT. TOM'S DINNING ROOM - DAY

TOM and SARAH are having breakfast.

SARAH

So... Are you planning on doing something today?

TOM

No, I... I have nothing planned.
And you?

SARAH

I'm gonna start looking for a job.

TOM

(Suprised)

Oh, that's... That's great! Do you want me to buy you a newspaper?

SARAH

No, it's fine.

The bell rings.

TOM

Oh, I'll go.

Tom goes to the entrance hall.

CUT TO:

39 INT. ENTRANCE HALL - DAY

TOM opens the front door. It's raining. AMANDA is on the other side. Tom gets surprised.

TOM

Amanda? What are you... Doing here?

SARAH appears.

SARAH

I invited her.

TOM

What?

SARAH

(To Amanda)

We're having breakfast. Do you want to join?

AMANDA

Do you have...

SARAH

(Cuts her off)

Orange juice? Yes. It's on the table, waiting for you.

Amanda smiles and walks in. Tom looks at Sarah, grateful.
Sarah smiles at him.

TOM

'And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.

Without the rain there would be no rainbow'. Gilbert K. Chesterton.

Tom goes to the dinning room, followed by Sarah. Sarah walks through the door.

CUT TO:

40 ERICA'S OFFICE - DAY

SARAH walks in. Gets disoriented. ERICA is sitting at her chair.

ERICA

Hi!

SARAH

(Looking around)

Hi... I... Definitely need to get used to this.

Sarah sits in front of Erica.

SARAH

So... My dad... he wanted to work in a circus. I mean, that's unreal.
Was that really true or... Was I dreaming?

ERICA

Nope. It was all true. Too bad he couldn't do what he wished.

SARAH

Yes... I tried to convince him to tell my grandfather, but...

ERICA

You tried to force him to share his will. You tried to interfere.

SARAH

(Thoughtful)

The same way... My parents interfered in my career choice.

ERICA

Yes.

SARAH

But it's not exacly the same.

ERICA

No? Sarah, in both cases, the choice, the problem, should be your

own to solve and no one should have interfered.

SARAH

Like... The relationship with my dad and Amanda. Yes, I get it.

Erica nods.

SARAH

You know, they say 'a problem shared is a problem halved', so...
I thought...

ERICA

And that is not wrong. At least, in some cases. Things are not linear, Sarah.

You see, we need to carefully analyze people's problems and then we get to decide what to do.

SARAH

Of course, of course! That is so obvious.

ERICA

At least in theory. Because it's hard to do the right choice. For everybody.

But remember: There's always time to revise our choices, our acts, our behaviour.

Sarah gets up.

SARAH

Thank you.

Sarah walks through the door. Slow motion. Erica is thoughtful. Looks to the umbrella on the desk.

ERICA - V.O

Problems. Choices. Will. Everybody has them. And with them,

there are people that can help chosing the best path.

CUT TO:

41 INT. ERICA'S FAMILY LIVING ROOM - DAY

BARBARA, GARY, CARL and AUDREY are seeing a family album.
Smile.

ERICA - V.O

Sometimes, the best way to do it is to talk. Share feelings. Clear the air...

CUT TO:

42 INT. 50/50 PRESS - DAY

JULIANNE and BRENT are kissing. Stop and notice something.
Erica and Rachel are standing in front of them, pretending their disaproving their behaviour. Laugh.

ERICA - V.O

Or to stand up and speak up to defend them from a bigger problem.

CUT TO:

43 INT. TOM'S DINNING ROOM - DAY

TOM is standing, doing a hand-eye coordination exercise with oranges. SARAH and AMANDA are sitting, watching him. Laugh.

ERICA - V.O

But other times, the best thing to do is let the people you care about

chose the path they want and just be happy for them.

44 EXT. ERICA'S HOUSE - DAY

ERICA - V.O

But there's one thing that is constant: Solving a problem,

making a decision, is always hard.

It's raining. ERICA parks her car. The umbrella is on the passenger seat. Erica grabs her purse and prepares to get out. Notices someone standing and looking to her at the other side of the street. Realizes who he is. Gets surprised and anxious. Takes a deep breath. Looks at the umbrella and then looks to the person again. Gets out of the car without the umbrella. Walks in the direction of the person. The person is KAI. He has an umbrella but is not using it. Erica stops close to him. They look at each other in the eyes.
Silence. Kai tries to open his umbrella, but Erica stops him.

ERICA

(With tears in the eyes)

Are you him?

Kai passes his hand on Erica's cheek. Erica closes her eyes for a moment. Opens them.

ERICA

I told you that I didn't love you, but... I only did it because

I knew it was the only way for you to accept things the way they are...

KAI

I know.

ERICA

You will always be the one for me.

KAI

You will always be the one for me.

Erica takes Jay Manuel's book out of her purse and hands it to Kai.

ERICA

Keep it.

The book has a marker. Kai sees it. The marker is the photo of him and Erica she had in the wallet. Erica goes to her car. Takes the umbrella out. Opens it and walks home. Kai opens his umbrella and goes away.

END OF THE EPISODE 5X02 - 'UNDER MY UMBRELLA'