A Nearly Normal Family (2023) s01e04 Episode Script

Chapter Four

[tense music building]
[Ulrika] You have to tell me everything.
I went for a swim.
Then we went to
the little beach house there.
[Ulrika] Okay.
And then we kissed.
Did you kiss him or was it
did he kiss you, Stella?
I don't know.
It was me who kissed him.
[Stella breathes shakily]
- Mm.
- B but he started to undress me.
I didn't want to, but he just carried on.
Did you tell him
that you didn't want that?
What did you say?
[Stella] I told him to stop.
Um, right. So, what did you say then?
That you didn't want to?
Did you push him off?
- No.
- No.
[Ulrika sighs]
Did you do nothing, Stella?
[breathing shakily]
I just don't know.
[Ulrika] Mm.
Everything will be okay, honey. I promise.
[unsettling music playing]
[solemn music playing]
[tense music playing]
Amina, a word?
Come. Come.
I know that you have been
to Christoffer Olsen's.
You told me that you only met him
at a bar, but that's not true, is it?
Well, I dunno.
I went to his flat
with Stella at some point.
So, what?
- Once or a few occasions?
- Just once.
Why didn't you tell me?
Didn't think that I needed to.
Why are you lying to me?
Are you doing it for Stella?
Best thing you can do for her
right now is to talk to me.
And whatever went on, you can talk to me.
- [door opens, closes]
- I can help.
[Amina] Sorry.
I've told you everything I know.
I must go and study now
[tense music building]
- Hi, Ulrika
- Hi, Alexandra.
I've been meaning to call.
How are you? Have you visited Stella yet?
No, I'm afraid we're not allowed
- That's awful.
- Uh
- Would you like to meet up?
- So Well
Can I see you now?
I'm in town shopping, but
You are? Great.
- Can I come meet you right away?
- Where are you?
Yeah, sure.
Give me a call when you get into town.
[Alexandra] That's awful!
So, you won't see her until the trial?
Look if there's anything we can do,
anything we can help you with,
you only have to ask.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
I mean,
it's really tough right now
[Alexandra] Ulrika, I know it is.
Me and Adam
have really isolated ourselves.
Climbing the walls at home,
minds going round and round.
Look, uh, can you not come round
to ours for dinner?
- Can I come over tonight, then?
- Yeah.
We can have dinner
and we can talk it over.
- Or we can talk about anything
- Uh
That way you can
I mean, you can relax
a little bit and take it easy.
- Yeah?
- That would do us good.
Okay. Let's do it, then.
Let's see Ah, this is a good one.
We can have it with dinner tonight.
[tense music playing]
[Ulrika] I saw Robin again today.
[Ulrika] In town.
[Adam sighs]
Did he see you?
No. He was, uh,
a way away.
- Looked content.
- [clears throat]
- [Alexandra] Enjoy.
- Looks lovely.
- Yeah.
- Here you are. Tuck in.
- Yeah, thanks.
- [Ulrika] I want some of that salad.
- And there's burek.
- Yes. Of course. [chuckles]
[Alexandra] Always.
What is Amina up to?
- [Dino] She's training tonight.
- [Ulrika] Ah. Mm.
[Dino] Said she needed
to get out the house.
[Adam] How is she doing?
[Alexandra] Well, she
she's devastated, of course.
[Adam] Mm.
[Dino] When this is over,
we'll have to book
another trip together, won't we?
- Yeah.
- That'd be nice.
I wanna see you in,
uh, tight pants again.
- [Alexandra] No, not those.
- [Adam] They were trunks.
- [Dino] They weren't.
- [Adam] They were.
- [Dino] They had a Y-front, didn't they?
- [Adam] No.
- [laughter]
- [Adam] Not at all.
- Excuse me, just going to the bathroom.
- [Adam] Sure.
- [Dino] Mm.
- Okay.
You'll have to invest in some, uh, sandals
or, uh, flip-flops or something.
for the pebbly beach.
- [Alexandra] Yeah, remember last time
- [Adam] Yeah. I will.
- [Dino] Have some more.
- Thanks.
[pop music playing softly]
[tense music playing]
[exhales sharply]
[coughs softly]
[sniffles gently]
- [Adam] Ulrika?
- [typing]
- [gasps softly]
- Ulrika?
- What are you doing?
- Uh
- Come on
- No, no, no.
- What you playing at?
- What could her her password What is it?
What the hell are you?
What, uh Sorry, but what's her password?
- This might contain evidence.
- Well, what kind of evidence?
- Uh I
- Amina has nothing to do with this.
- Calm down, calm down.
- Amina's lying. I know she is.
- Look
- Yes
Wh what do you mean lying?
You can't tell me it's all Amina's fault
Stella's in custody for murder.
You mean that it is someone's fault?
You saying it's our fault?
Listen now, Stella's had problems
for years, you know,
but you refuse to see that.
- What the hell? What are you saying?
- Look, let's all calm down, okay?
- Gimme the laptop, so
- The hell I will.
- Give it!
- Let go of me!
- Give me the laptop!
- Come on, no.
- Give me the laptop!
- Get out now!
- Just go.
- Get out!
- [door closes]
- [keys jangling]
[keys clatter in dish]
[fridge squeaks open]
Let's talk, Ulrika.
Don't have the energy.
[solemn music playing]
[wind blowing]
[dog barking]
- [sighs]
- [Alexandra] Ulrika.
Look. We must talk about what happened
last night. I couldn't sleep at all.
I understand that
and, yeah, we must talk, I know.
But can we do it another time
I have to go. Otherwise, I'll be late.
But I get that you and Adam
are having a tough time right now.
- But you can't behave like this.
- I'm in a rush. Talk later.
- Yes, but it feels like you're losing it
- [sighs] Alexandra.
[Alexandra] And you're lying.
Not just to Adam and Stella,
but to yourself.
[Ulrika sighs]
[engine starts]
[reverse sensor beeping]
[Alexandra] Ulrika! [tapping car]
[seatbelt warning beep]
[indistinct background chatter]
[Ulrika exhales]
So sorry. It seems today that I'm
the one who's late.
When a dispute is settled
according to the plaintiff's claim
because the defendant fails
to show up for the hearing,
we call that, uh
Judgement by default.
Precisely. And who here knows
the process that follows?
If the defendant opposes
the, um, judgement.
[woman 1] According to Chapter 44,
Section 9 of the Criminal Code,
an appeal cannot be made
in the same manner.
Instead, the losing party must file
a motion for reconsideration,
and must be done within 30 days.
That's right. Mm.
- Yeah?
- [man 1] But is there a new trial, then?
As I understand it, the case is heard
in the same court
where the judgement was made?
So, there is a new trial, then,
isn't there? Right?
[tense music playing]
Sorry, what was that?
[man 1] Do the parties have to repeat
what they said
earlier in the course of the proceedings
or is there a whole new trial?
[Ulrika] Uh
[clears throat] When the judgement is, uh
uh, handed down, uh, um
Heavy night last night?
[exhales shakily]
I will be right back.
[students whispering indistinctly]
Excuse me.
Excuse me.
[breathing heavily]
[gasps, groans]
[man 2] Ulrika!
- [breathing heavily]
- [concerned muttering]
- [sound fades]
- [heavy breathing]
[muffled background chatter]
[machine bongs]
[footsteps approaching]
[man] Hi, Ulrika.
My name is Taher Hadid.
I'm a doctor here at the hospital.
I've had a look at your tests,
and the results look good.
- Mm?
- Even the ECG looks fine.
Great. I have a lecture at four.
What time is it now, please?
I'm afraid you have to rest
after a severe panic attack.
And, uh, I'd like you to remain here
a little longer for observation.
In the meantime, you'll need to rest.
So I'll leave you alone
for a little while.
- Okay.
- Mm? I'll be back soon.
[Ulrika] Mm.
[nurse] Look, I'll give you something
so that you can rest a bit.
[nurse] There.
Is there anyone that we can call?
I'm so tired. [inhales shakily]
So very tired.
Have you ever felt like that you're
that you
you don't want
I've done
my absolute best.
I've really tried,
but I've ruined it.
It's all gone so wrong.
I've done it all wrong.
What kind of mum am I
to have done that to my my girl?
[sobs, inhales wheezily]
[Shirin] Do you have any siblings, Stella?
No, why?
[Shirin] Hm. We have something in common.
I'm an only child too.
There is some research that shows
that we can make better leaders
than others, you know?
- We are often a lot more successful.
- [chuckles]
Then I'm the exception
that proves the rule.
What do you mean?
Uh, successful?
Hardly that.
You said earlier
that your father is a priest
and your mother's a lawyer.
[Stella] Mm.
[Shirin] Demanding jobs.
You mean that they had no time for me?
[Shirin] That's not what I meant. But
My parents work a lot I suppose, but
largely to avoid being at home.
Honestly, I don't know
why they're still together.
The only thing they have in common is
that they're equally disappointed in me.
I think that, um
my mum would rather have, uh, Amina,
my best friend,
as a daughter instead of me.
Amina, well, she's a good girl,
precisely like her.
Um, yeah
I, uh, I've never been good
at anything, apart
apart from handball, you know?
[Shirin] Oh. Okay, you play handball?
No. I quit.
How, um
how do you get on with your father?
Hm. He doesn't really know me.
We have no relationship.
[Shirin] It sounds like
it's rather complicated
with both your parents.
Has it always been like that?
When I was little,
we were a normal family.
[Shirin] When did it change?
[tense music playing]
I used to really wanna be a psychologist.
I like to think
I'm good at reading people.
- Kind of like you with your
- Mm?
Your Gudrun Sjödén tunics
and all of your little plants.
[Stella chuckles]
But I really don't think
I would've been able to sit there
and listen to everyone's various problems.
[laughs through tears] And, uh, sit
and take in all the information
and be a sounding board
because it's a matter of principle
and that's how it should be done.
Stella, can you
answer the question for me?
[solemn music playing]
[door unlocks, opens]
Here, I got you some lunch.
There you go.
Reckon that you'd rather have had
a double cheeseburger
with extra everything, right?
Instead of this, huh?
Yeah, definitely.
[chuckles softly]
Um, maybe a milkshake as well?
- Sorry, we're fresh out.
- Oh, well
What did you think of the book?
It's about as good
as the food they give me in here.
[chuckles] Okay, we'll bear that in mind.
Bon appétit.
Uh, I was wondering
I know
that I'm under full restrictions, so
it's just I haven't spoken to
my best friend, Amina,
since I came in here.
Could I perhaps borrow your phone?
Just for a minute.
Or can I, uh please write her a message?
To say that I'm okay. So she knows
I can't, Stella.
That's how it is.
[door closing]
[keys jangling]
[pan boiling]
[message sent whoosh]
[notification chimes]
[message sent whoosh]
- [Amina] Is it Chris?
- [Stella] Mm.
[Amina] I think
you should stop seeing him.
But why though?
[Amina] Well, to begin with,
he is much older than you.
His ex is whoo-ooh.
And he wants nude pics.
I didn't do it, Amina.
[Amina] What if you had though?
He could have posted them online.
Yeah, right. He would never do that.
- [Amina] If you say so
- [notification chimes]
I've actually already seen
the whole episode,
but, uh, I'd be happy to watch it again.
- [message sent whoosh]
- Mm.
You only gonna hang out
with your boyfriend now?
- You'll understand when you meet someone.
- Who said I wanted to?
[Stella] You're too occupied.
Too busy studying.
You study all the bloody time.
Yeah. Your point is? I have to study.
The first term is really challenging
So you keep saying. You tell me every day.
It's not my fault you gave up on school.
That's what you think?
I gave up on school?
I didn't really mean that.
I worry for you, okay?
It feels like you're making
everything about Chris right now.
You're not planning for your trip.
Are you still gonna go?
'Course I'm gonna go.
Hey, let's go out tonight.
Just us two.
Aren't you seeing Chris?
He's seeing an old friend anyway,
so I'm all yours.
We can, um, go any place you like.
But no student bars!
- Okay.
- Anywhere else. [chuckles]
[dramatic music playing on laptop]
[indistinct dialogue playing on laptop]
["Tjejerna Tjejrna Tjejerna"
by Cleo & Academics playing]
- [Stella] Uh, I thought I'd go out with
- Wait, wait
[Ulrika groans]
[rapid typing]
Can I take your satchel?
The, uh, YSL.
You know full well you can't.
[rapid typing continues]
- Um, you know where my dad is?
- No, haven't got a clue.
He'll still be at work.
Working late, I think.
You're not really gonna eat anything?
[Ulrika] Yes, but I need to
finish this email first.
And carry on drinking
Come on now, Stella.
Let's not have another row.
I'm really tired.
And I wonder why, Mum.
[Ulrika] Come on
- I better not spill anything on it.
- [chuckling] Ooh!
- [server] There you go.
- Huh?
Those guys there bought it
for you with their compliments.
[chuckles softly] Calm down.
Ladies, um these are for you.
They're from those gentlemen over there.
- Oh, thanks.
- Yes, thank you.
So cringe
[both giggle]
It's really embarrassing.
[Amina] What is it?
[Stella] Chris.
[Stella] Hi.
[Chris] I thought you
you were going to stay in tonight.
And I thought
you were out seeing an old mate
Uh, Beatrice. Yeah, yeah.
Me and her go way back.
Beatrice, Stella. Stella, Beatrice.
- Hi.
- Hi.
And this is Amina, Stella's friend.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Great that you're here.
- Come join us.
- [Beatrice] Yeah absolutely.
- What are you having?
- [Stella and Amina] Wine.
- Wine?
- Yeah.
[Beatrice] It's a pleasure
to meet you both.
Chris has told me
so much about you, Stella.
- He has?
- [Beatrice] Oh God, yeah.
He hasn't been this happy for a while.
["What's Your Problem"
by Teddybears playing]
- [Beatrice] Oh!
- [Stella chuckles]
- Hey.
- It was a good one.
- Stella Sandell.
- Mm?
You look so sexy tonight.
Were you a bit jealous before?
Seriously? [chuckles]
Little bit, yeah.
[Amina] Uh, Stella?
- I'm going.
- Mm?
Got a seminar tomorrow. You stay though.
- And it was really good to meet you.
- Yeah, you too.
No, uh, I think I'll go too.
No. You can't go.
[Stella] I, uh I've got a shift
in the morning tomorrow, so I'd best go.
I'll see you soon. Mm?
- You swear?
- [whispers] Course.
- Great to meet you. Really.
- You too.
[Stella] Bye.
- Thank you.
- Thanks.
[sighs] My bag.
Shall we go get it?
[Amina] I'll get it. You go.
Don't be silly. I'll wait here.
It'll be expensive, and there's a queue.
- You go. [blows kiss]
- Okay.
[fastens seat belt]
[car door opens]
[car door closes]
[mobile phone vibrating]
[Amina] Hey
What's wrong?
Something happen?
[Amina] No.
So, where are you?
[Amina] At home. Just wanted to say
that Chris drove me back.
I met him inside again
when I went to get my bag.
Mm Okay.
[Amina] I mean,
nothing happened, of course.
But I still felt that you had to know.
Know what?
[Amina] That he gave me a lift home.
[Stella] Okay.
[Amina] I love you, Stella. You know that.
I love you too.
[Amina] Night.
[necklace clinking]
[doorbell rings]
[indistinct background chatter]
[doorbell rings]
[door unlocking]
[Stella] Hey.
Why are you here?
Um, those fresh rolls you like,
I got you some
Stella, I'm working. I'm busy
I don't have time to see you right now.
I've got so much on.
I know you're young, but
you're not 14, are you?
Is there someone else in there?
No, there's no one in here,
but I don't have time to hang out today.
I'll call you.
[door locks]
[tense music playing]
[Stella gasps]
- Watch where you're going!
- Watch where you're going.
- [Amina] Hi.
- Uh, yeah.
Uh, I just wanted to check, where, uh
Where are you now?
[Amina] At the library.
I can't talk right now.
Oh fuck, sorry, um I'm being silly.
Sorry for disturbing you.
We can, uh, talk later.
[Amina] Okay, kiss.
[kids playing in distance]
[opening bike lock]
- [Adam] Take care of the house, okay?
- [Stella] Uh?
[Adam] Clear the dishes,
take the rubbish out.
- [Stella] Mm.
- And no parties, yeah?
- No, I've told you I won't.
- [Adam] Uh
Why don't you see
if Amina wants to sleep over,
so, um, that you're not on your own?
[chuckling] I'm not 15 years old.
[Ulrika] We're going away for two nights,
Adam. She'll be fine.
Are you sure you don't want to come?
Grandpa would be so pleased to see you.
Uh, no. I've got work to do.
- We gotta go. We'll miss the train
- Yeah, okay.
- Yep, bye, darling. Love you.
- Come on, Adam
- Yeah, same.
- [Ulrika] Have fun.
- Mwah.
- Bye.
- [Adam] Okay, and no parties. Got that?
- No, no, no.
[door opens, closes]
[man on TV] The ocean.
A fascinating tale
of interaction and interdependence
unfolds between
two extraordinary creatures.
- The needlefish and the sea cucumber.
- [phone chimes]
The needlefish,
a sleek and agile predator
[doorbell rings]
simple, unassuming creature
possesses a fascinating secret.
[mutes TV]
[knocking on door]
[knocking on door]
- [Stella] Hi.
- Hey.
Look, uh
sorry for being a dick earlier.
I got in a panic.
I can get like that
when someone gets too close.
And I back off.
But I really do like you
And I've really missed you, so,
for you
It's not gonna happen again.
Um thanks.
I I should've called before coming round.
- [chuckles]
- I guess [chuckles]
- Yeah, guess so. Gimme a ring next time.
- Mm-hmm.
- So it doesn't happen.
- Mm.
You look nice.
Your home
[Stella] Mm.
Adam and Ulrika.
See what you mean.
[hesitantly] What?
They look square.
[Stella] They are
But you're hot.
Ah, that's nice.
Outside space.
- [Stella] Mm.
- Nice.
What's in here?
[Stella] Uh
It's their bedroom.
[Chris] Hm.
Where the magic happens.
Have you done it in here or
No, of course not.
[Chris] Be hot, though,
to do it in a priest's bed.
Can we go to my room instead?
No, Chris.
Please, come on
[Chris] Feel.
See what you do to me?
[Stella grunts softly, sighs]
[Chris whispers] Come on.
- [waves lapping against shore]
- [wind blowing]
Come, let's go to my room.
[tense music playing]
[Chris] Whatever you want.
Come on.
[Stella sniffles] Mm.
[tense music continues]
[waves lapping against shore]
[engine starts]
[machines beeping]
[buzzing in distance]
Hi Ulrika.
What you doing here?
[Mikael sighs]
How are you?
Yeah, I'm all right.
- [distant door open]
- Mm.
[tense music playing]
- Wait, I I can't
- [Mikael] Stay there.
- No, I can't stay here.
- Ulrika
- What are you doing?
- [machines beeping]
[Mikael] What are you doing?
[machines beeping in distance]
[car engine starts]
[door closing]
[unsettling music playing]
[mobile phone ringing]
Hi, you have reached Adam Sandell.
I can't take your call right now.
Please leave a message.
- [voice mail beeps]
- Adam.
Where are you?
I'm getting worried.
Ring me, Adam.
Please, Adam.
We need to talk about this.
Bye now.
[solemn music playing]
[knocking on door]
[insistent knocking on door]
He wasn't supposed to die.
[suspenseful music playing]
Come here
Come, Amina.
[suspenseful music continues]
[music fades out]
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