Season 1 Episode 14

The Astronaut and the Ballerina

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 28, 2013 on ABC Family



  • Quotes

    • Scotty: You don't even deal with mom. I deal with mom. Mom needs money, I deal with it. Mom needs to move, I deal with it. Mom needs help hiding out from the Jehovah's Witnesses, I deal with it!
      Michelle: Why was mom hiding out from the Jehovah's Witnesses?
      Scotty: It's a long story. And they're a very non-violent organization, so it takes a lot to get them to the point where they're someone you have to hide out from.
      Michelle: Well, that's your choice. I washed my hands of all that a long time ago.
      Scotty: Yes, I know. How long's it been since you talked to mom?
      Michelle: Twelve glorious, fun-filled years.

      Scotty: Oh, very mature, by the way. Ah, not much has changed — your address, you go to a job every day, but not much else!
      Michelle: You don't know what you're talking about. Yeah, it took me way longer to figure things out than it should have, but look at the road map I had to follow. The birds ate all those bread crumbs, Hansel. And, boyyy do I not want to hear about all the stuff you have to put up with with that crazy woman, because I've put up with more than a lifetime's worth of crap from her. Her obsession with her face and her looks, and my face and my looks, and her completely fictional take on what our family was. And if you choose to continue having negative influences in your life, then you have to prepare yourself for the consequences. You know who told me that? Fanny, my mother-in-law. She told me that you make your own family, you make your own destiny, and there is nothing you cannot change if you're completely committed to it and I am. I am completely committed to it. And it doesn't matter if you believe it or not. The address has changed and my life has changed.
      Scotty: Fine.
      Michelle: I can do this.