As the Crow Flies (2022) s02e03 Episode Script

Season 2, Episode 3

[siren wailing]
[girl] She pushed her too hard.
[woman 1] I guess they'll fire Aslı.
Her show's gonna get canceled.
[woman 2] Yeah, definitely. Absolutely.
[woman 1] She could
ruin the whole network.
[woman 2] And she can just
shove that award up her
[woman 1] She should
move to a remote village.
[woman 2] I don't think
they'll let Aslı go on air.
[woman 1] No, they'll let her say goodbye.
Besides, she has to apologize.
- No way. I'll bet a dinner on it.
- You can buy me a drink.
She's here.
[tense music playing]
[Nazlı] Ma'am.
Gül is in her office,
and she's asking for you.
- Like, right now, you mean?
- Yes.
I'll be there in a minute.
[music stops]
Good morning.
- How is it going?
- Great.
What can I say? You know?
This whole thing is a disaster.
[laughs] Gül, it's completely absurd.
I'll fix this, you don't
have to worry about it.
You really think you can fix this, huh?
Of course, I do. I'll have
Emre live on the show tonight,
And we'll take care of it.
What about the girl?
She's still at the hospital?
I'm not sure.
I'm still waiting for an answer from Müge.
Aslı, honey,
we've known each other for a while.
We're friends. And we've
been on a journey together
[suspenseful music playing]
what happened last night
was devastating, wasn't it?
And I have a responsibility
to protect the entity I represent.
Or it'd be all our necks
on the line, you know?
What are you saying,
I'm not sure I'm following
I suggest you
take a rest for a while.
Go on a vacation, get away from all this.
Eventually, the dust will settle
and everyone will forget.
It's not uncommon in our business.
How about we call it "mental fatigue"?
Gül, are you firing me,
is that what's happening?
I don't like us using that word,
but it just appears like
you need a break for the time being.
For everyone's sake at the network.
It will most likely calm down the people.
Soon enough there will be other news.
This will all blow over.
There's nothing to worry about.
[music continues]
- [screaming]
- [glass shattering]
Fuck! Fuck! Goddamn it!
- [Aslı] Get out!
- What's happening, Aslı?
Get the fuck out! Get out!
Get out! Get out!
All of you, get out!
[music stops]
- [screaming]
- [tense music playing]
[melancholy piano music playing]
Dad, did you forget
to put my polka dot skirt in the bag?
What skirt? We're going camping, honey.
We need to pack more proper clothes.
I should take it
anyway, maybe I'll wear it.
Melisa, you'll get cold with that.
Get some pants.
I can't find my purple hairpins.
I was sure I'd put them here.
- It's okay. Just take another set.
- What other set?
I want those hairpins, Dad.
They go best with my jacket.
All right, I'll look.
Are you sure they're in your room?
Yeah, but I've looked
everywhere, they're not here.
What the heck is going on?
The place looks like a war zone.
What's happened here?
Mom, I can't find my purple hairpins.
Mom, Dad doesn't want me
to take my polka dot skirt!
You should get out of here.
Go, you can have your coffee, I got this.
Look at this mess you've made.
Sorry, girls, but what are you gonna
do at the camp with all these clothes?
Look at this mess!
I said, that's enough!
[cell phone chimes]
Well, there she goes.
Mom, stop working, please.
- Yeah, okay. See? I'm done.
- Yeah, you are for now.
[Melisa] Can't you just quit?
No one even talks about you anymore.
You go to work for no reason.
It's true, Mom. You go for no reason.
What's the point
of working there if it's all for nothing?
[melancholy piano music playing]
All due respect, Mr. Sulhi,
the reactions we've been getting are
I see. Yes, of course.
It's your call, sir.
Yeah. I agree with you.
For sure. That's the most moral approach.
Although, I just
You're absolutely right.
It's just that I would be more comfortable
if we could just go over it one last time
I understand.
All right, it's not a problem.
We'll do that.
Greetings to your family. Have a nice day.
[music stops]
Okay get up and get your shit together.
Just do as I say!
You are doing your show.
Yeah, hello.
How are we going to fix this?
All right, let's do it. Uh
Yeah, listen, just blame Emre.
He's a man,
so it's gotta be his fault, isn't it?
#ItWasEmresFault, how about that?
Do it.
[dramatic music playing]
Alright. Aslı, you're the greatest.
You got this,
just calm down. It's all good.
Calm down.
[cell phone ringing]
[automated voice]
Aslı Tuna mobile calling.
- Aslı, what do you want?
- Emre?
- Where are you? What's up with you?
- I'm by the sea.
- Dusty, easy, boy.
- [Aslı chuckles]
That is so you.
- Have you gone for a walk?
- Yeah.
Then I'll grab something to eat. You?
I'm at the network.
- It's been crazy lately.
- Yeah, I know.
- You've become the talk of the town.
- Yes, I have.
[suspenseful music playing]
So have you.
Don't forget we're in this together.
Let me have you as a guest tonight.
To tell your side of the story,
so that we can clear this up.
Hmm. Why, though?
- What do you mean "Why, though?"
- Well
I'm just asking
why should I go on air with you?
I have my own channel.
And two million followers.
What channel are you talking about?
I'm inviting you
to be on mainstream media.
Appear on a TV screen,
and make yourself heard.
Oh, come on, who watches TV, Aslı?
I'll just do my usual broadcast,
and talk about this.
You can join me if you'd like.
Go to Hell, Emre!
[earpiece beeps]
C'mon, boy.
[music stops]
You're going to develop gout.
This is how I keep my life energy going.
- It allows me to be strong and ferocious.
- That's what you call yourself?
You should finish your meal.
You've lost too much weight.
They're still talking about
the girl who attempted suicide.
Emre's also a target.
That's tabloid news, Kenan.
Well, I think this is serious.
It's about what has become of our society.
- I think we should bring this up on air.
- All right.
In this case,
let's get to the bottom of it.
If you just check out
what they say on social media
Enough with social media, Kenan.
Really, enough with tweets and whatnot.
Hello. Yusuf, what's up?
I'm all right, thanks.
Kenan and I are at Tottle at the moment,
Could you please meet us up here?
See you soon.
So, I did some digging,
and it's not what it seems.
[Lale] Mm-hmm.
But there are a few details
I need to confirm first.
I have a source who'll contact me.
I think it'll be later in the day.
All right, thanks, Yusuf.
Are you sure you wanna do this?
Don't you think it's immoral?
This is journalism,
don't be ridiculous, all right?
I can find someone else to do it
if that's too immoral for you.
But, of course, this will result
in a minus one on your scorecard.
Uh, no, it's fine.
I'm gonna take care of it.
I'll get started now.
[door closes]
[dramatic music playing]
[narrator] Sometimes the queen must
put all else aside and fight for her life.
There comes a time
when all you have is your life,
with nothing else.
Not wealth, not prestige, not influence,
not anything at all. Just a barren soul.
It is the final battle,
when the world is prepared
to administer the death rites.
It is the queen's utter loneliness.
[music intensifies]
[music fades]
[melancholy piano music playing]
[Nunu] Ten seconds.
[music stops]
[show theme music playing]
[Nunu] Five, four, three, two, one.
We're live.
[Aslı] Good evening, my dear audience.
Welcome to The Other Side.
I'm so glad
to be here tonight, like always.
I'm really ecstatic to be hosting
yet another great show.
Throughout the day, people
have talked about a variety of topics,
some including me, as you can imagine,
all about Ilayda's hospitalization
and other related developments.
You all know that I gave you my word,
that no matter what, I'm always just.
And so I have been.
I always side with the righteous.
And today, I'd like to show you the person
who was responsible
for turning a young girl's life
into a living nightmare,
without a shred of any remorse.
Because I owe this to you.
All right, we're on location
with Salih right now.
Let's discuss about
what happened in detail.
[tense music playing]
[Aslı] Salih, you're on.
Hello, Aslı and everyone.
Although the whole country
is worried about Ilayda,
We've found out that Emre Yılmaz,
who's responsible for her condition,
is having dinner at an upscale restaurant.
Emre, would you like to comment?
Hey, you stop filming.
- You can't touch me, I'm a reporter.
- I don't give a damn.
Get this bastard out of here right now.
- What'd you say?
- Fuck off!
Don't you feel remorse, Emre?
No, I don't, man.
Just get the fuck out of here.
[Salih] Aren't you even sad?
Don't you feel remorse?
- [Emre] You're a piece of shit.
- Wanna say a few things about Ilayda?
All you do is call me names,
don't you wanna say anything else?
- I'm with the press. Emre, we're live now.
- Fuck you, and your live broadcast.
[Salih] All you do is swear.
You got nothing to say?
Let it go, Salih, it's okay.
It is quite obvious that he has no regrets
about what happened to Ilayda.
That's really a shame, isn't it?
It's unbelievable how people
are shameless these days.
[music stops]
I've never seen anything
as disgusting as this show.
But it worked, huh?
See for yourself. Hell broke loose
while we were waiting for confirmation.
Let's wait for Yusuf to get back to us,
then we'll just report
the story as breaking news tomorrow.
The story might not
be as thrilling tomorrow.
It could be stale. Aslı started it
and now she's ending it all.
Kenan, I might be wrong,
but it appears to me that you're acting
this way on purpose to irritate me.
- [sighs]
- This is how I do things.
It's always been my method.
And if you don't like my way,
you can try working with Aslı
or someone like her, okay?
Will you please calm down, huh?
No, actually, I can't calm down now. I'm
[sighs] I mean, I'm really
having a hard time understanding why
we're trying to get something meaningful
out of something that disgusting.
Just admit that it's disgusting.
Is that so hard for you?
Can we be honest for a second,
if you don't mind?
We thought the girl
would screw up, but she didn't.
Hm? She gets back
on her feet every single time.
If I hear one more thing
about her, I swear I'll
I don't know, Kenan, God forbid
Or do talk about her.
Do it, in fact, everyone should start
doing the same, Kenan.
All of you, run over me, if you want.
But I know the truth about her.
You understand me?
This is wrong.
- Fine.
- I'm not in the wrong here. But Aslı is.
Okay, you'll be on air soon, Lale.
It's okay, let's just drop it.
I need some peace.
[door opens]
You were truly amazing.
This is what Aslı Tuna is made of.
You literally killed it.
It was extraordinary.
- Anyway, I'll leave you alone now, ma'am.
- Oh, no.
We can keep talking.
I have to admit,
you really are unpredictable.
My admiration for you grows every day.
I really enjoy my job
because I love watching you.
The way you dress, your makeup,
you really belong in the television world.
I can never guess
what you're gonna do next,
and it catches me off-guard every time.
[birds chirping]
[cell phone chiming]
[dramatic music playing]
Honey, you really look amazing.
[Müge] I missed you
so much, love. Come here.
- [kissing]
- Oh!
Gorgeous, welcome back.
It's good to be back.
I see everything's still in place.
Nothing's changed. Even the furnishings.
[all laughing]
What could possibly change?
We're swamped with work, love.
And so, you're here to be
To be my right-hand girl.
Güliz, dear, I'm sure
everyone in this network
will benefit from your vision.
Vision is my middle name,
if I say so myself.
[all laughing]
- How are you, Aslı?
- I'm fine, dear.
I heard the news, I'm glad for you.
It's good to have you back.
I agree.
Why don't you buy me
a cup of coffee to welcome me?
Are you already leaving me here?
I'm just curious to see what's new, Gül.
I want a tour. I'll be back soon. [kisses]
[door opens]
- Where did she come from?
- Her dad pulled some strings.
He owns half the network now,
he's officially a partner.
And now, his child is welcome
to play wherever she likes
until she gets bored.
Oh, what a poor thing.
Now we have two numbskulls.
Ma'am, we're gonna hang it here.
You think it's okay?
Looks great. It's perfect here.
What's this?
It's a gift.
It's my gift to our network.
So, you're marking
your territory, is that it?
Leaving your scent in every corner.
Wink, wink.
[Güliz] Damn, I know
I decided to come here,
I'm already suffocating.
And now Müge and everyone
are gonna be crawling all over me for sure
and I can't stand it.
- Such a nuisance
- Don't worry about it.
I'll keep you entertained.
I'm glad you're here.
Well, you look like
you've figured this all out.
And you've got a very nice office too.
- You told me I'd screw up though.
- That still remains to be seen.
Well, about that Ilayda thing,
no one can either confirm or deny
- anything that's been stated.
- [Lale] Mm-hmm.
Ilayda seems unconcerned
with the news about her.
- The reality is totally different.
- What reality?
She has issues with her boyfriend.
Apparently because
he's unwilling to marry her.
Why are we even discussing this?
Isn't it over and done with?
And Lale, would you please eat something?
This is getting on my nerves.
Yusuf, you really should
eat your food as well.
Sure, no problem.
Um, anyway. [clears throat]
Then they started to threaten each other.
And, ultimately, the boyfriend went
and posted a story with another model.
Then the fight resumed. Threats,
obviously, taken to another level
This has been bugging us for days,
making the headlines
of tabloids and news bulletins.
We were also moved by that story
and so we decided to do some research
to reveal the truth for everyone
which is, Ilayda didn't commit suicide.
She was hospitalized
due to an anaphylactic shock
that was caused by food poisoning.
Our coworker Yusuf actually
found the hospital records for us
which we went through meticulously.
And the results were crystal clear.
Now Ilayda, along with her boyfriend,
as they never broke up with each other,
are on vacation in Paris
to lift her spirits. In fact
Yes, the control room
has just told me that we have
Okay, Yusuf, come right here.
Ilayda is on the line right now,
and she says she wants to talk to us.
Thank you very much, Yusuf.
Hi, Ilayda, I'm glad you're fine.
Thank you, ma'am. You're so kind.
I love you so much.
We all grew up watching you.
Thank you very much, Ilayda,
for your kind words.
We love you, too.
I'm sure that this commotion
or media circus, whatever you call it,
was merely a nuisance for you,
although people's feelings
can be damaged on occasion.
You are still young, only 20 years old,
And I'm sure
you're much stronger than all of us,
but still, don't forget to protect
yourself and your heart, you know?
Thanks a lot. I won't.
And I'd love to have you
on my own channel one day to thank you.
Completely as a favor.
Young people should be familiar with you.
Yeah. So, just get well first, dear,
then we'll talk about it.
Thank you very much for being on our show.
Enjoy Paris, goodbye for now.
Thanks a lot.
So, everyone, you should
avoid overreacting online.
We shouldn't act upon everything
we hear because the truth, sometimes,
can be totally different.
When something looks larger
or feels different than it is,
it could harm us.
And so, here's my humble
advice to you on the subject.
Before expressing an opinion on something,
try to figure out
what's actually going on,
And never stop questioning
in order to deal with
the truth and nothing but the truth.
Never stop. It's really important.
I hope we'll all wake up
to a beautiful day tomorrow,
and that's all from us for tonight.
Good night, everybody.
She wants to talk to us.
She wants to talk
[cell phone chiming]
Sure, no problem. I'll come to your place.
[Lale] Oh, stop it for heaven's sake.
You'll see that our ratings
will be higher tomorrow.
- We'll see.
- I often warn that your good nature
will be your undoing,
but sometimes it works.
- Oh, screw you, Kenan. Screw you.
- [Kenan laughs]
I sent your driver away.
I'll take you home, Lale.
No kidding.
Kenan! Kenan, sir! Kenan!
First of all, you were great.
I wanted to congratulate you in person.
Thanks a lot, dear,
I appreciate it. Thank you.
Kenan, sir, I've tried to
reach you on your cell all day,
But you never answered my call.
About what?
I'm done with the file
you wanted me to prepare.
And I think it turned out great.
But, of course,
if you're too busy right now,
I can definitely
pitch it to you after hours.
Or in a location other than the workplace.
I mean, whatever you please.
I'm free between
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. tomorrow.
- Okay, sure. Um, in your office?
- Perfect.
By the way, I'm wearing that top
you said you liked the other day,
and I was wondering if you had noticed
I've noticed.
[melancholy piano music playing]
What's wrong?
Cat got your tongue or something?
It was a good show and you're
analyzing it in your head again, Lale.
I'm not.
I was only thinking.
Well, it was a long day for you.
Yeah, very long.
Does this feel good?
- Mm?
- It feels wonderful.
For me, as well.
- [music stops]
- [kisses]
You really mean it, Kenan?
I really do.
["(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
by Cutting Crew playing]
Oh, I
I just died in your arms tonight ♪
It must have been something you said ♪
I just died in your arms tonight ♪
I, I just died in your arms tonight ♪
It must have been something you said ♪
I just died in your arms tonight ♪
Oh, I
I just died in your arms tonight ♪
It must've been some kind of kiss ♪
I should've walked away ♪
I should've walked away ♪
[song fades]
[melancholy piano music playing]
- Good morning, Sevil.
- Good morning.
Yes. We've been
waiting a while for you, Lale.
- What is it? Are the ratings in?
- No, not yet. You're just very late.
Yeah, sorry about that. I, uh
Selim went with
the kids on a camping trip.
Awesome, you're alone then, right?
- What?
- Well, your house is empty.
So we can celebrate
last night's victories.
Celebrate what, for heaven's sake?
We're too old for that.
And what's to celebrate?
I think I'll go to bed early.
Fine, suit yourself.
I'll be in your office in five.
Oh, but I'm actually heading out.
Uh, you know,
I'd like to pay a visit to Hilmi.
Yusuf should come to that meeting with me.
I guess I'll have to put on
my economics hat tonight.
We'll talk later.
[cell phone chimes]
[intense music playing]
[melancholy piano music playing]
[narrator] Some conditions
govern the lion's interaction with itself.
It hungers for victory.
And as long as that victory
isn't achieved, it starts to melt away.
To the point that
it forgets that it's a lion.
[music stops]
[cell phone ringing]
- Hello Kenan, what's up?
- I swear all this work is gonna kill me.
- Are you okay?
- Yeah, I'm okay.
- Where are you, shall I order for you?
- No. No, no, I already ate.
I did.
You should enjoy
your lunch though. Talk to you later.
Okay, fine.
[dramatic music playing]
[woman] Ten seconds left until we go live.
- [Kenan] We'll talk about that later.
- [woman] Five, four, three, two, one
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen,
and Welcome to the Newsroom.
My name is Lale Kıran.
It's going to be
an intense program tonight,
so let's get right to today's news.
[tense piano music playing]
[Kenan on earpiece] Lale?
Can you hear me?
[music stops]
[line disconnected tone]
[line disconnected tone]
So, what's up?
What's going on?
Because I know something's up.
[suspenseful music playing]
Sulhi canceled our weekly meeting
without any explanation.
I was about to fire Aslı, and
he calls me out of the blue.
And then tells me that she should go live.
"That girl is resourceful," he tells me.
I mean, he thought
you were misjudging her.
Making you the bad guy.
Just the other night,
Lale humiliated us all.
[sighs] All in all,
the horses I bet on
are performing quite poorly.
On top of that, with the new partner
Hey, what are you doing?
This something you made up in your head?
No. Müge, I'm literally frowned upon.
You can get out of here if you want.
You shouldn't be seen with me.
You should bet on
the right horse before it's too late.
Okay, Gül. Come on,
don't take it out on me.
No, I'm not.
I'm just being realistic, I really am.
All right. So, what happens next?
I don't know,
do you have some kind of plan?
[Gül sighs]
I have a PR meeting tomorrow afternoon.
With a big client.
If it goes well, I'll make things right.
Gül, please, don't let her win.
- Don't let that bitch win.
- Mm.
I won't let that bitch win.
Don't worry about a thing.
She can try but she won't succeed.
The truth is
I'm responsible for
giving her this much power.
We should never have played by
that lowlife's rules to begin with, hon.
[anchor on TV] Now, we're going
to our correspondent in Ankara for
[cell phone ringing]
[cell phone continues ringing]
[Lale sighs]
What's up, Kenan?
What the hell is this?
So now you're ghosting me?
- I'm doing what? I didn't get that.
- I mean, are you ignoring me, Lale?
- Why are you avoiding me, huh?
- I'm not avoiding you, Kenan.
I was just a little preoccupied,
I'm all scatterbrained today.
Mm-hmm. You keep Yusuf
with you at all times.
Yusuf? What's that got to do with him?
All right, Lale. Whatever.
How about
we meet up before work?
I could come over
to your place in the morning
and we can go to work together, okay?
Lale, what's going on?
What's happening?
You need to get a grip right now.
[suspenseful music playing]
[water gently lapping]
I knew I'd find you here.
How dare you even show
your face here, Gül.
Well, you're a smart lady.
Because we briefly stole
the show from you, you've come here.
Aren't you going to invite me in, Kenan?
[Gül] I took one for the team.
It wasn't my fault.
That was necessary then,
but look at us now.
We're both on
the non-partisan side of things.
What you're doing
is God's work, unbiased journalism.
You deserve to be honored.
Drop the act, will you, Gül?
We worked together for years, didn't we?
Stop pretending like you
have feelings like a normal human being.
It doesn't suit you.
Forget about it, all right?
Let's not talk about it.
Let's not talk about work.
- What do you wanna talk about, Gül?
- I don't know.
Anything you want.
[romantic music playing]
We could never become
intimate friends, you and I.
Right? There always
had to be something in the way.
Or some petty agenda, I mean.
Can anyone really be friends with you?
Kenan, you're really
ruining my evening, to be honest.
Was it a mistake for me
to come down to your boat tonight?
Would you like to stay over, Gül?
Maybe you just need
someone to take care of you, huh?
You should know
I sent the driver home anyway.
[music continues]
You're serious?
Clean towels are in the closet.
Just holler if you need anything else.
I'll be close by.
Rest well, Gül.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[gulls calling]
[tense music playing]
Good morning.
- Good morning.
- Did you see the ratings?
[Lale] Let's talk about that later.
I'll get you some coffee.
Good morning.
Good morning.
Your popularity has just risen greatly.
Though you've got
nothing much to show for it.
- Congratulations anyway.
- Congratulations to you, as well.
How do you mean?
Oh Gül, just forget it.
[exhales] Just forget it.
Oh, Jesus Christ.
I can't believe it. Seriously?
Are you still hung up on that?
The queen of righteousness.
Always a just person and all that
Stop lying to yourself with this bullshit.
We're all gonna die, Lale.
I really don't wanna talk with you
about my work ethics or my job.
I think you know
that it's not work that I'm talking about.
Anyway [chuckles]
Kenan, I'm leaving.
Ciao, bella.
Have a seat.
I guess I've been married
for far too long. Don't you think?
What do you mean?
Um you know, everything
and everyone is within my reach. [scoffs]
That doesn't really
bother you though, Lale?
I couldn't care less.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
[suspenseful music playing]
Güliz, what's gotten into you, dear?
What is this?
Let's just say that
I'm warming up my chair.
Trying to get used to it, you know?
It's quite nice, actually.
You even have your own
air-conditioning system.
- Hmm.
- [machine beeps]
Get up right now.
Of course.
I'll get up.
It's yours.
Not for long.
That's presumptuous.
[tense music playing]
[Güliz sighs]
So have you and Sulhi
spoken recently, Gül?
We have a meeting later this week.
Oh, really?
[clicks tongue]
Maybe you've received an email.
Just get out.
- Oh, it's that serious?
- I said get out.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[music continues]
[electronic dance music playing]
Listen, I have a plan.
And I have a proposal for you.
Come back to Istanbul.
You own the place anyway.
You own everything, Güliz.
Yeah, that's true. I do own the place.
But what am I gonna do there?
What are you even after?
Go back to what's rightfully yours, Güliz.
Look, just talk to your father, okay?
Come back to The Other Side.
Gül is as good as gone anyway
And The Other Side needs us.
[emotional piano music playing]
[narrator] Everyone can
benefit from transformation.
Even the most ardent supporters
of change and reform are baffled
if they are laid off
out of the clear blue sky.
However, eventually everyone fades.
Whoever it is, one day they'll surely go.
It's just a matter of time.
And this is as certain
as the Earth rotating.
Gül, hon. Dearie.
How did this happen to you, huh?
Come here.
This is far from being over.
Now you just watch and learn.
[dramatic music playing]
[music continues]
[melancholy piano music playing]
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