Analog Squad (2023) s01e04 Episode Script

Thinking of you

- Whoo!
- Whoo!
Happy birthday, Lilly!
- Happy birthday!
- Happy birthday, girl!
- Blow out the shots!
- Here I go!
Wow! It's hot.
- I almost burned my lips off. Hold on.
- Try again.
- Go on!
- Whoo-hoo!
Yay! Whoo! I wish you
nothing but happiness, Lilly!
Thanks a lot.
- Go for it! Bottoms up!
- Bottoms up. Bottoms up.
- Come on down it all.
- Whoo!
- Damn.
- Don't stop.
Keep drinking till you drop.
- Mmph!
- Whoa!
Whoo! Yeah!
- Down it! Down it! Down it!
- Cheers!
Down it! Down it! Down it! Down it!
Keep them coming!
- Whoo!
- Whoo!
Hey Wow, Lil.
- What?
- Oh, this is nice.
Your armchair is so comfy!
- Whoa!
- You think so?
Mmph. You can have it, if you want.
- What?
- Mmm.
- Are you serious?
- Sure.
What a great night!
I get free drinks, and this amazing chair.
- Thank you so much!
- Ah
Don't stop drinking! Come on.
Fill up your glass. It's your birthday!
Thank you.
Oh! It's you. Aren't you
supposed to be in Bangkok?
I just got back.
- Is Grandpa Kew here?
- Yeah. Uh, he he's in the studio.
Oh! Mag, what are you doing here?
- Uh
- Where's everyone else?
I came alone, Grandpa.
Oh, what a shame.
You just missed your grandma.
She's on her way to see you guys.
- Grandma's gone to Bangkok?
- Yeah. She really missed you guys a lot.
Hey. That friend of yours,
he all right now?
I spent that whole day praying
for him to get better.
You were crying nonstop.
You must be very close, huh?
My friend's okay.
Thank you.
The thing is, my friend
Let's finish taking your photos.
Sorry about that.
All right.
Now, young man, chest up.
Now hold your breath in.
Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. Yeah. That's it.
Now throw your shoulders back.
Keep straight.
We'll talk later. I'm working right now.
Hey. Stop spying on me!
Who's spying?
Aren't you supposed to use
an agent to send messages?
If my customer kept changing their mind
as often as you do,
I'd give them the height of shit.
So go on, tell me.
What did you do?
Keg. Keg!
We were watching soccer.
- She's a Reds fan.
- Mmm.
So I pretended to be a Reds fan too.
What, Keg? You kidding me?
That's treason, young man.
That's the worst.
That's not all.
She found out it was a lie,
and now she's mad.
You deserve it.
Don't think too much
when you want a girl to forgive you.
Apologize if you can.
Better still, you bow down to her.
The important thing is to never talk back.
You sure that'll work?
Believe me.
It's your fault.
Even if it isn't oh, it is.
But in this case, it really is your fault.
I know, man.
But wouldn't I be lying if I apologized
to her, without really feeling sorry?
When it comes to relationships,
apologizing doesn't mean
that you're lying to her.
It just means you're willing
to put your ego aside for her.
Oooooh! Heh.
Huh, Ruk's been around.
Huh. Damn right I have.
I bet you were a chick magnet
back in the old days, huh?
Help me!
Teach me!
- I need advice.
- Hmph.
First of all, apologize to her.
"I'm sorry."
No. Say "I'm so sorry."
"I'm so sorry."
Don't move your neck. Hold still.
Move a bit to the left.
No. Just a little. Stop.
Now move to your right a little.
Yes. To the right.
Move your face, not your whole body.
Keep your neck still. Okay.
Look down a bit.
That's too much.
All right. Hold still. That's perfect.
Chest up. Here we go!
Chest up again.
- Is it in focus?
- Uh, yes.
Wow. You are good.
Now, hold your breath,
young man. That's it.
Now, look. The most important thing
in photography
is the moment you press the shutter.
A split-second delay
can cause a huge effect.
Hold still.
- Why don't you just keep pressing it?
- Well
You could do that.
But you only have so much film.
That's why you gotta be sure
before you press it.
Hmm. You mustn't waste film.
Oh. Ah
Can you hold still?
Now, take a deep breath.
Can I press it now?
Go ahead.
[strained Take it!
One, two
I'd like to see Dr. Mon.
- Are you sick? What are your symptoms?
- No, I'm not sick.
I came to see my grandson Mon.
He's a doctor here.
Oh, I see. And is Mon short for something?
No, but if it helps,
his last name is Juengniran.
- Juengniran.
- Let's see.
I don't see his name on our staff list.
Do you happen to know
which department he's in?
No, I don't know.
Try a general search, maybe.
That work?
His name's not here.
- Are you sure about that?
- Yes.
- I can try paging him for you.
- Hmm.
That's all right. Can I use your phone?
Of course.
Thank you for calling Pagelink.
- Ruk?
- Mm-hmm.
Cover for me. I gotta go.
Where you going?
You're always running off.
There's been an emergency?
Boss, um I'll cover for him.
I can handle it.
It's not about the workload.
It's about responsibility.
You just took several days off without
telling me. You're out of vacation days.
- But my grandmother's in the hospital.
- I'm sure she has other relatives.
Speed up, everyone.
There's a backlog of customers waiting.
- Write down the customer's message.
- Come on.
Move onto the next one.
There's a backlog now.
You can leave if you want to,
but don't come back.
Yes. Yes, thank you Okay.
Hello, this is Pagelink 102.
thank you for calling Pagelink.
- Two, five, nine, two
- Keg.
Hey, is your grandmother okay?
You are welcome.
Yes, take your medication.
It's important to continue
Sign there.
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Okay.
Uh, yes. All right, so Yep.
So, a second
Uh, yes. So Go ahead.
- That's right. R
- Actually, the same again.
Are you sure
you wanna buy this urn tower?
It's not in a great location. It gets hot.
And lots of birds poop on it.
You should buy an urn tower
on the other side instead.
It's shady,
and you can hear the monks praying.
Your spirit will feel at ease
and peaceful there.
It's okay. I don't mind.
I'll take this tower.
I'd like to make a donation
for the unclaimed deceased, too.
Bless you.
Don't worry about me, Mom.
Cigarettes won't kill me.
I'll be with you soon.
Ma'am, is it possible your grandson works
at a different hospital?
He told me he works here.
But there isn't a doctor here
by that name.
Are you sure he's a doctor?
He's a doctor. I'm sure.
It was an accident, Grandpa.
Darn! The retake's all blurry.
We'll ask him to come back
to redo it. Hmm?
Apologize to him.
Say it was our mistake but we can fix it.
We have no choice. We have to do it.
Why'd you print this photo?
- Which one?
- This one. It's not good.
Which one?
Oh, that one.
It's not a bad photo.
Pond just has his eyes closed.
Exactly. It's not a good photo.
I think it's a very nice shot.
This is why people use
digital cameras, Grandpa.
You see the photos right away. If it's
no good, you delete it and take another.
Ah, it doesn't really bother me.
You just have to accept the mistakes are
a part of life, and you deal with them.
Well, I don't wanna make mistakes.
I'd rather delete them.
Mag, you should learn to live
with your mistakes. Trust me.
You, my dear,
are as stubborn as your father.
Are you very ill?
You've been waiting here a long time.
Oh, no, no, no. I'm not sick.
I'm just waiting for my grandson.
He's a doctor here.
He doesn't specialize yet, but he's
interested in becoming a cardiologist.
That's amazing.
Grandma, why didn't you tell me
you were coming?
I'm sorry. I had an emergency.
- You been here long?
- Mmm! Doctor Mon!
You look so handsome in your white coat.
- Let's go, Grandma. I'm done for the day.
- This is my grandson. Doctor Mon.
So I see.
Let's go.
Wait, Mon.
These nurses have no idea who you are.
- What's this patient's problem?
- I told you my grandson was a doctor.
His name is Dr. Mon. Remember him.
Please let me know
when the blood results are in.
Are you hungry? Let's go.
You must be new here.
You need to know every doctor's name.
I'm sorry.
That's awesome. Let's go, let's go!
Go ahead! It's your turn.
Damn, Grandma. You definitely
knocked my socks off. You can really rock.
No, I don't!
More beer?
Sure. Can't say no to that.
- Listen, Grandma.
- Hmm?
Next time, give me a heads-up
that you're coming.
I'll find you somewhere nice
to wait for me.
I wanted to surprise you.
But Grandpa said
maybe I would be the one to be surprised.
[Seeing you in that nice white coat
was worth it]
Go, hit the high note!
Sustain it! You gotta sustain it, though!
- So how's Grandpa?
- I'll have another drink.
He's doing better.
But it's a long recovery. He's very old.
- Hmm?
- Mmm!
Don't be shy!
- I'm not!
- Don't be shy!
Why, you're so good!
You know what, you
Um, Grandma,
is there a reason you came here?
- You go first.
- I wanted to see your father.
Do you have any idea where he is?
I paged him but he didn't answer me.
- Like that guy.
- Whoo! Yeah!
Well, usually
Dad has to go out of town for work.
Uh, he'll be gone for a few days.
- Hmm
- I can't seem to reach him either.
I guess I'm too impatient.
- Huh.
- Hmm.
- I'll be right back.
- Sure.
Can I use your phone?
Seven, one, seven, five, five, five.
What do I do, Lil? Where should
I take Grandma? From Keg. Thanks.
Seven, one, seven, five, five, five.
Let's talk on the phone.
- Sir, what's your number?
- Three, one, four.
Hello, Lilly?
Girl, what do we do?
I thought it was over.
I paged Pond,
he still hasn't called me back.
I know.
I can't get in touch with him either.
I can't stall any longer.
She wants to see Pond.
Where is she supposed to sleep tonight?
Hey. Doesn't your family
run some kind of hostel?
She can stay there tonight, can't she?
Yeah. My family runs one,
but my mother is there.
Oh. You're right.
Well, then
she can sleep here at my place.
um can you give me a couple of hours?
Okay. You got it.
- I'll see you later.
- Bye.
Sir! Six more beers, please.
Your place is so high up.
It's okay. We're here now, Grandma.
Darn it!
I forgot to sing my favorite song.
Where's your place?
Oh. Hello, Ma.
You look wild.
Oh! I went to a
costume party with some friends.
- You're so fucking cool
- Huh.
- Mom.
- Give me my bag. I've gotta sit down.
Uh Psst.
- This is nuts!
- What do we do?
Girl I think we're just gonna
have to tell her the truth.
It's getting out of hand. She went
to find me at the hospital today.
She'll be devastated
if we tell her the truth now.
We should just let Pond handle it.
- Hmm.
- Mmm.
- Okay.
- Good.
- I'll leave you to it, then
- What?
- Wait.
- Grandma.
I've gotta go. I work early tomorrow,
so I'll sleep at the dorm.
Good night, son.
It's a bit crooked.
On the left side, it's tilting.
Yeah. Uh-huh. All right.
Bit more. Okay. Yeah. That's good.
You said you wanted to talk to me. Hmm?
My guess is you had a fight
with your parents, right?
You're welcome to stay here.
You can stay as long as you want.
Or you can go back home
when you feel like it.
Oh. Do your parents
know that you came here?
- Mm-hmm.
- That's good. You have to tell them.
I don't know any parent who would
rest easy if their child ran away.
It's always better
to be honest with each other.
- Grandpa.
- Yes.
- Take this one in the morning.
- Mm-hmm.
And this one at night.
This is the perk
of having a granddaughter.
- Grandpa?
- Yes?
Hypothetically speaking,
let's say that
the blue pill gives you a happy life,
but it could all just be an illusion.
But on the other hand,
the red pill makes you see the truth,
but the truth could be very painful.
Which pill would you take?
Would you take
the blue pill or the red one?
- Hello, Grandpa.
- Mon, is that you?
Good to hear from you. You seen
your Grandma? How's she doing?
Yes, I have. I just
dropped her off at the house.
I'm sleeping at my dorm tonight.
Did your grandmother get drunk?
Hmm. Mm-hmm. You know her well.
Grandma told me that you would give her
an earful if you saw her drink.
So, how are you doing? Grandma
told me that you were feeling better.
Yes. I'm doing fine. Don't worry about me.
Is, uh Mag there with you?
Uh. Yeah. She's right here
Oh. I don't know where she went. Hmm.
Uh any way you could
find her for me?
Just say I wanna talk to her
about the Reds. Uh
Mon wants to talk to you about the Reds.
What do you want?
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to lie the other day.
Think about it.
It was painful for a Red Devils fan
like myself to cheer when the Reds scored.
But I was happy that it made you smile.
Okay. Honestly This is no bullshit.
This year,
the Red Devils will take it all.
Yeah. That's the kind of honesty
I'm talking about.
So you won't get mad at me if I'm honest?
I might.
But you still have to tell the truth.
What kind of logic is that? You think
too much. You're girlier than I thought.
I won't lie.
Ever again.
You better not.
Here's the first truth.
I miss you.
There's a long line waiting here.
So, why are you calling me?
You didn't tell Grandpa, did you?
I didn't have the heart to tell him.
But I think I'm going to.
I just don't know when.
Hm. Just hold on.
Grandma is in Bangkok.
She's at Lil's house.
I know.
They just turned
the New Year's lights on.
They look nice?
I can't really describe it.
Come see it.
I'm sure you'll like it.
Come to my house.
New Year's Eve.
That sounds interesting. I haven't been
to Khaosan Road on New Year's before.
I just have to wait and
see if someone else asks me.
Yuyee might wanna go somewhere.
I'm asking you now!
Come to my house!
What do you say?
He's outta coins.
- No.
- Time's up.
- It's long distance.
- So is mine!
- Asking a girl to the countdown.
- Really?
- Help!
- That's huge. You should've told us.
- You guys are great.
- How much do you need? Here, 15 baht.
- Do you need more? Here.
- Call her, man.
What do you say?
- Hello?
- Too late.
- Wow. Bummer. That's a drag.
- Yeah.
Poor dude.
- It was too late.
- I know.
- Come on, get outta there.
- I know.
- Come out here and cry.
- Come on.
Yeah. That's it. Over here.
- Okay, gimme back my coins.
- Here.
Oh my God!
I hope you still have power that day.
Test. Test.
Test. Test.
Test? Test?
Test. Test.
Do you copy? Keg?
Keg! Test. Test. Test.
Test. Test.
Ready for your run? Hah, hah, hah!
Oh Okay, okay.
I'll be right there.
Just give me a second.
- I'll wait here.
- Okay, great.
Hey, Keg.
Ruk! What are you doing here?
It's Khaosan Road.
Everybody and his dog comes here.
What are you staring at? Do you know her?
Sure do. I I know her real well.
That's Pupae Parach.
She's my mother.
Can you please not tell anyone?
I haven't been to Bangkok for decades.
The last time I was here, I came
to see the Pyongyang Circus with Kew.
What sights
are you planning to see this time?
Oh. I'm not here for sightseeing.
I just came to see Pond.
- Hmm.
- So.
It sobers me up.
Mam, thanks so much
for sticking by Pond all these years.
Ten years as a fugitive.
Other women would've left him
in a heartbeat.
Anyway, you shouldn't dwell on the past.
- Oh.
- It's a bad omen.
Where'd you hear that one?
Pond told me
that you two started dating in university.
- We were in the same faculty.
- Hmm
Pond never told me.
About the wedding, I mean.
Or I would've come.
there wasn't really a wedding to speak of.
We just moved in together.
Really? Were your parents okay with that?
My parents died when I was young.
I'd like you to think of me
as your own mother, then.
I have cancer.
What kind?
It's breast cancer.
Does Pond know about it?
No. I haven't told anybody about it yet.
Is Pond not here because you two broke up?
I only see your stuff around the house.
Don't be scared.
If Pond won't go with you
to the hospital, I will.
Having surgery's no big deal.
I've had so many surgeries.
Look at this.
This scar is from
a surgery I had on my uterus.
Then they cut me open at the same spot
to deliver Pond.
- Thank you, Mom.
- Oh
Nine, zero, one, nine, nine, nine.
Where are you?
Everyone misses you.
Please reach out to me. From Lilly.
Oh, man.
- What?
- My visa application got rejected.
Oh. Uh
I already packed my bag.
So, what are you gonna do?
Careful, it's hot.
I don't know. My mind's a blank.
How 'bout this?
I'll mentor you. Hmm?
Oh, man.
Thought you were gonna teach me stuff?
Hey. This is as important
as any school out there.
Welcome to America.
This'll be your life there.
Have you been there before?
Oh-ho-ho! Oh-ho! Of course I have.
I've been everywhere.
Life is tough over there.
I hurt my knee and the doctor told me
I couldn't work for six weeks.
So I came back to Thailand.
Huh. Why did you start working
at the call center?
I wanted to try it out.
Hey. What did they ask you today?
They asked me why I wanted to go there.
Hmm. And what did you say?
"I want a new life."
You can't tell them that!
No one's gonna give you a visa.
They'll think you plan on working
illegally. Don't tell them that.
- No?
- No.
Tell them you're going there to study
and they'll grant you a long stay.
Uh, what else did they ask you?
They asked me who was sponsoring my trip.
Hmm. And?
Well, I said I was.
I have over 100,000 baht.
Wow, seriously? That's a lotta cash.
Don't tell anyone.
I took a gig and pretended
to be part of someone's family.
Pretended to be a part of what?
What do you mean?
Well, this guy was looking for someone
to pretend to be his son
so he could visit his sick father.
Short gig, but paid well.
Oh boy.
You took that ridiculous gig just
so that you could go to America?
I thought so too at first.
But think about it.
How long would it take us to save
up enough money for a trip abroad?
Also, it was kinda nice.
Gave me the chance to be part of a family,
with a grandpa, a grandma,
and even a father.
Would I be the kind of father
you think you'd like?
You gonna hit on my mom?
Of course you would!
You're my sugar daddy.
You're always buying me drinks.
When I'm done with this,
I'll have two beers.
Mmph. Mm-hmm?
- Get off, man!
- Two beers, huh?
Finish that first.
Listen, Ruk.
While I'm away,
can you check on my mother?
The studio looks much livelier now.
Very festive.
I like it. I really do.
I think I'll head off to bed now.
"I'm sorry."
"My real name is Bung."
"And I'm not your granddaughter."
"We were hired by Pond
to visit you when you were very ill."
Is it too tight?
Yes, it's a little tight around the
Can I try on the other dress?
Of course.
"Your son, Pond, did it out of love."
"I'm sorry for being a coward."
"I'm too scared
to tell you the truth in person."
"I just hope the truth
isn't too hard to bear."
"I might not be your real granddaughter,
but I do love you
and respect you like one."
"Love, Bung."
- I'll be done soon, Mom.
- Okay.
Take your time, Mag.
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