As the Crow Flies (2022) s02e04 Episode Script

Season 2, Episode 4

["Back in Time"
by Felix Mannherz, Michael Bibo playing]
Just waiting for you all night ♪
[all whooping]
To the prettiest girl
in the world, congratulations.
- Here's to you, future anchorwoman.
- [woman] And star.
- Glowing!
- [man] Congrats, Müge.
Stop spoiling me
because I like it.
Is this just because
I'm hosting this party?
- No, it's not.
- [Müge] Swear on it. Swear on it.
- [woman] I swear.
- [laughs]
You're going to succeed on TV.
Trust me, you'll see.
We'll watch you every day.
I hope you're right.
Hey, Müge, listen.
- Let's get married.
- Stop it, you idiot.
- Moron.
- [woman] Easy, Emre.
- She'll bring us in, too.
- Mm.
I bet she'll take
her bestie with her first.
- Müge, hey.
- Mm?
Müge, I'm so sorry,
but this stomach ache is excruciating
and my blood pressure is getting low.
Could I please leave now?
C'mon. You can't go anywhere.
The new guy will be here shortly.
[sighs] Why isn't he already here?
He's on his way.
Girl, you have to be patient.
Don't you wanna witness
the beginning of our love?
- You know I want that,
- Ah
But maybe I can skip the witnessing part,
and you can tell me all about it later.
- I really need to go.
- No, telling about it is not the same. Oh!
He's here. You're not
going anywhere. Wait here.
[Lale sighs]
[Lale] Damn you, Müge.
Hey, what's up?
Welcome. [chuckles]
- You got any beer in that fridge?
- Yeah.
- A lot. Here.
- Thank you.
What are you looking at?
Can't a girl have a club soda?
I know who you are.
How's that? We've never met before.
You have a summer place in Kıyıköy, right?
Yeah, that's right.
Yeah. That's right.
[gentle piano music playing]
[man 1] What a beautiful day!
Despite all the waves.
- [man 2] Yeah, it's a little too windy.
- [yawns]
[piano music intensifies]
Whoa, dude, what are you looking at?
She's mine, if she looks at me.
- I have a summer place over there too.
- Oh, yeah?
It's my family's second home.
I go there in the summer for training.
I remember seeing you.
Cool, then I'll see you in the summer.
You're not drinking tonight?
No, I'm too exhausted.
And I think I'm gonna go home soon.
I only came here to see Müge.
Did you talk to Müge, did you guys chat?
She's a very sweet girl.
Yeah, Müge. You know, our Müge.
You know, the host of this party.
You met her, right?
See you around.
Hey, if you want,
I could give you a ride, you know.
No, thanks.
I mean, Müge will kill me if I leave now.
I can't.
So, I have to be a good girl
and stick around a bit longer.
So then, have one beer.
You need to drink
or you'll feel like time is frozen.
What do you say?
[anchor on TV] Both Brussels and Geneva
are closely following up on the updates.
Though it is unclear at this point
when the negotiations will resume,
unofficial sources have declared
that the debates are already underway.
We will return to the latest
developments in our next newscast.
I think it's manipulation.
We'll see if we hear from the other party.
And if we don't?
I think they're going to take the bait.
It's typical in this business.
We stirred the pot yesterday.
Despite the fact that
our show begins 15 minutes after.
After what?
After The Other Side.
Ignore the competition, will you now?
You wanna take part
in the game she's playing?
Yeah, all right.
Well, I think we should
go on air 20 minutes earlier.
With a 20-minute head start,
we could pull the crowd.
7:55 p.m.
Should I tell the network it's a go?
Okay. Yeah.
- Should we go to the network then?
- Sure.
You aren't mad at me?
I never was.
I'll change before we go.
[gull calling]
She wasn't mad at all.
Thank you, sir.
- Good morning.
- [Müge] Aslı, good morning, little bird.
Oh, you already ordered?
Looks good. Enjoy your food.
I'm celebrating.
What? What's the occasion?
Gül being fired
because she's absolutely worthless.
Don't be mean.
What, do you think she can hear us, Müge?
Can't I criticize her?
Oh! Bergama Tulum cheese, my God.
Whoa, I love it.
I'm also enjoying a mushroom omelet.
Wow, that's my favorite.
I'll have some of it too,
if you don't mind.
- [snaps]
- Oh, thanks.
I'll be right with you, ma'am.
By the way, I actually brought Güliz back.
It was me who convinced her to do it.
We partied in London, you know.
We realized we can't be apart
and should go back to Istanbul.
Oh, wow. [laughs]
You really are something. Amazing.
You are a little witch. [laughs]
But I already figured that out.
Because you and her have that
wonderful connection going on between you.
I'm telling you, it's really nice.
- And it's pretty obvious.
- You think so?
- Mm!
- I appreciate it.
Sir, we need another one of these.
[door opens]
What happened to you?
Why did you leave
without telling me? What's wrong?
Leave, please. I'm putting my clothes on.
What did you say?
You heard me. I'm getting changed,
I wanna be left alone, please.
[door closes]
[melancholy piano music playing]
Hey, hon? What's up?
I'm fine. Are you enjoying camping?
Oh, my God
Okay, but is she all right?
Is she taking part in the activities?
Selim, for now, you have
to keep applying the ointment for her.
Don't ignore it please
or it's going to get inflamed. Okay?
It's the same, nothing new,
I wanted to give you
a call before it's too busy.
I've missed you.
No, I'm fine, really. It's all good.
No problem, love.
Enjoy your trip. Kiss the girls for me.
[music continues]
[Nazlı] So, ma'am, I assured them
that Aslı would require a ten-day week
to meet with everyone in person.
I could only arrange
a phone call for next week.
How about next Tuesday, ma'am?
It's fine, schedule it.
[sighing] Get me a new phone today, too.
- And please, with a new number.
- Okay, ma'am, I'll do it in the afternoon.
- One more thing
- What is it?
Your former landlord called.
You know, Necmi.
You still haven't removed your things.
He threatens to raise the rent
until you remove your belongings
or he throws them out personally.
I couldn't care less. He's a moron.
Actually, wait.
I do need to get something out of there.
Well, I can get it for you, if you'd like.
- Fine. You'll do it?
- Mm-hmm.
Of course, I will.
The Newsroom is now coming to an end.
Before we go, I'd like to take a minute
to thank each one of our sponsors.
Tulsan Cookies, Frontier,
and next-generation purchasing
for making this newscast a reality.
I hate it that she has
to do this every day.
I think she hates it too.
Lale Kıran reading the names of sponsors
Weird, to say the least.
Goodnight, everyone.
[show theme music playing]
[Lale grunts]
[melancholy piano music playing]
What's wrong?
[Kenan] Hmm?
I thought we were doing well.
After all these years,
where is this coming from?
Lale, I know you.
No one knows you as I do.
You're having a breakdown.
And you have no way out.
Do you even realize
that you have leaks in your system?
The way things are
spiraling down
has exposed all your secrets, right?
Your system was flawed, wasn't it?
It was.
[music intensifies]
Sex, in this country
for women of all ages,
has long been connected
with moral behavior.
- Hasn't it?
- Yeah, it has. So what?
Did you really answer "So what?"
All right, okay, I see your point.
I mean, women
of all ages are gentle souls.
So, they have to be able to defend
themselves against some unpleasant things.
that's to avoid getting
banged by a jerk, isn't it?
Man, that's
- How old are you again?
- Take a wild guess.
No, I mean, you sound like a wise guy,
and you're kind too,
that's why I'm asking.
You don't mind, I hope?
[gentle piano music playing]
- Do you want to kiss me?
- Let's not do that.
- Why not?
- Because the time isn't right.
And I'm not sure
I'll be able to stop myself.
Yeah, okay, what's the deal?
I've been a coward.
But I no longer want
to be afraid anymore. All right?
I don't want to have any regrets.
I've had enough of this.
I just want to put a stop
to this right now, tonight.
And I don't think this is
too much to ask, Mr. Wise Man.
What do you say?
- [Kenan] Hmm.
- [Lale chuckling]
You're sweet, you know that?
[yells angrily]
Stop it, Lale.
Lale, stop it.
Stop it.
Stop it.
Yeah, no, no, you don't need
to fill in all the blank parts,
but this has to be sent
to get the permits,
and we need it as quick as possible.
- All right, I got this.
- Thank you.
- Yeah, sure.
- Good morning.
Good morning, Yusuf.
Um, I sent you an email last night.
Oh, yeah, I got it. Thank you, it's great.
You did a great job there.
Thank you. By the way, congratulations.
The sponsor part at the end
of the show has been canceled.
- You won't have to thank anyone anymore.
- What?
That's weird. I thought
those people had been financing our show.
So, what happened?
You don't know? I thought
this was unanimous decision.
I'd better stop talking now ma'am.
Just spit it out, Yusuf.
Kenan said he intends
to fund the show himself.
So, he's going to
give up his production fee.
You really didn't know this?
- That's great.
- [Kenan] Good morning.
- Good morning.
- Good morning.
- I didn't know you were here.
- I'll just go.
No, no, stay. Stay.
You said in your email from last night
that you wanted to talk to me in private.
Well, you got me curious.
Tell me. Go ahead.
Do you want me to leave, Lale?
No, stay. That email was
intended for both of you, I mean
- I actually have an idea.
- All right, tell us.
Here's the deal.
I'm thinking of opening a tabloid account.
To leak necessary information.
Well, um
while I was an informer, I
I always had the impression
while I was leaking inside information
that people were
getting closer to Lale Kıran.
People seeing her flaws
or recognizing that she's a human being.
- And so, what I'm trying to say
- Yeah, okay, go for it. You may do it.
Kenan, are you serious?
Wait, Lale.
All right, you can do it, but be careful.
It shouldn't look like
a fan's account, okay?
And we'll back you up, simple as that.
I'll just head out. See you
[tense music playing]
- Kenan, do you even hear yourself?
- It's fine, Lale.
What do you mean, "It's fine, Lale?"
It's not fine at all,
and I'd like you to explain to me
why you canceled all of the sponsorships.
I did it because you
were upset about that.
I can't believe you.
Are we professionals or amateurs?
You always say that money is
the symbol of their acknowledgment.
And you said that we should not
have any expectations about finances.
Stop trying to be
a hero all the time, Kenan.
Enough with that, what's the point?
Who are you to do such a thing?
- "Who am I?" What's up?
- Yeah, who are you?
Stop it.
Stop trying to take care of me, Kenan.
Stop doing it!
Okay, got it.
Forgive me, Lale, for doing this.
I won't help you anymore.
[door slams]
[melancholy piano music playing]
[suspenseful music playing]
I told him, man.
I told him not to keep me waiting here.
He stood me up
for two hours the last time, two hours!
And when he finally showed up,
know what he said? "I'm sorry."
[cell phone ringing]
[Yusuf] Who is this again?
- Hello.
- You have to come, it's urgent.
- Aslı?
- Hurry up, please.
All right.
- I'll come to you. Where are you?
- I'm at home. Please, hurry up.
Okay, I'm coming. Coming.
What is it?
[soft jazz playing on speakers]
You were great.
I felt so proud to see you like that.
You know, maybe it was
a wake-up call, Yusuf.
Aslı, come on, what are you up to?
Uh [chuckles]
I'm not up to
anything at all, I'm telling you.
Like I said.
I just opened my eyes.
Don't you think
that we should put a label on this?
You know, we could turn this
into a real thing between us.
[glasses clink]
I thought you didn't
wanna be in a relationship with me.
So did I, actually.
But look at that,
I found myself setting up a table for you.
you could come work for us.
I can get you to play in the big leagues.
What do you say?
And all day long, we'll be together.
Why are you like this, Aslı?
[sighing] Like what?
Why are you like this?
A childhood trauma, maybe?
Is it mommy, or daddy issues?
What is it? What happened to you?
I think I'm doing good.
Sounds great.
I guess I just see life
in all its nakedness.
A wise strategy.
I don't think it is.
I'm the total opposite.
Now, answer.
I'll walk out that door unless
you tell me how you turned into this.
That's fine.
I grew up in the country.
[emotional piano music playing]
Where being young and
a girl was the most
difficult thing in the world.
You can't live
a normal life there, you know.
Not at all.
They jam you into this tiny cage
and tell you to keep quiet,
not to care about yourself,
or ask for money, or spend money,
and most importantly,
not to have any kind of dreams at all.
But you're aware that
there's another world.
You understand that
there's more to life and the world
than meets the eye.
You get to witness great lives.
Rich people who have achieved success.
And the one thing you do have
is all the time in the
world to make a plan.
You meticulously plan everything
to get there, kill it,
make it whatever the cost,
and realize your dream.
Although you have no idea about anything,
you're aware that there's
much more to life than this little cage.
You may discover that
happiness is only obtained by
social media and tabloid newspapers.
A one-bedroom apartment
and two sweet kids is not even an option.
And being moronically grateful
serves no purpose.
In the back of my mind,
I played this freaking game over and over.
Because I had
a lot of time to think things through.
- Do you get me?
- I do.
I do.
So, you learned
all about life on social media.
From those lunatics.
So that's why
you're acting like a lunatic, too.
Don't be ridiculous.
The game's rules are obvious.
So, for you, the rule of the game
is bringing someone down
in order to take their place?
Yeah. Exactly.
Because all the seats are taken.
You can't make room for yourself
unless you push people around.
No, I've
I've never looked
at it that way and I don't want to.
Because it would make me despise myself.
All right, all right,
please, that's enough.
Enough with the serious conversation.
Time we have some fun, Yusuf.
I think you have some
serious issues you haven't dealt with.
And all these cunning plans,
inviting me over for dinner and wine,
because Lale's hired me, am I right?
I think you should see a doctor and fast.
You definitely need some serious therapy.
Get the fuck out.
Get out!
[dramatic music playing]
[door opens]
[door slams]
[breathing shakily]
[emotional piano music playing]
[music fades]
My girls!
- Mommy.
- I missed you so much.
- Oh
- Mom, did Dad tell you
Mila got in a fight
while playing volleyball?
No, I didn't. That boy pushed me. Look.
Aw, my love.
Our daughter's capable of picking
a fight even in a volleyball game.
So, you did fight?
- We ordered pizza on the way here.
- We did.
- I thought we'd have dinner, four of us.
- They wanted to have pizza.
All right, go take a shower.
- Quickly.
- Go on.
What are you waiting for?
How are things with you?
Hold me, please Selim.
I watched you. You were amazing.
You're getting better
every day, Lale. Keep it up.
That's not how I feel about myself.
And how do you feel?
Do you wanna go on a trip?
Just the two of us.
Please. Let's do it.
[melancholy piano music playing]
- [man] What's up?
- Dude, how are you?
Good morning, Kenan.
Here's the file you asked for.
Where were you last night?
- What do you mean?
- That was a clear question.
Where were you last night,
and did you work on the file with Lale?
No, um, I did it myself.
Though I did get some pointers from Lale.
Where were you?
At home. Why you asking me?
[taps at door]
- Oh, Yusuf. Good morning.
- [Yusuf] Good morning.
- Good morning.
- I'll be away for the weekend.
So, we'll have to, uh, clean up
everything on Friday after the show.
- Is that okay with you?
- Not with me.
- What's the problem?
- We'll hold a reception.
Don't you think it's time
we get back in the game?
All right. We can hold
the reception next weekend,
rather than this one.
Why are you in such a rush?
What could be more important for you
this weekend than this reception?
Well, I'm going away
with my husband because I missed him.
Do you mind, Kenan?
Whatever you say.
Thanks. Yusuf.
I'm coming.
All right. Have a good one, sir.
[exhales] I've had
enough of that bitch's nonsense.
She's such an idiot.
That slum dweller
was living a life of squalor.
[woman] Wow.
[man] Have you seen
the latest photos of Aslı?
[woman 2] Did you see that?
She literally used to live in a dumpster.
Poor thing, she lived
in a rat-infested house.
- I'd be horrified.
- It's disgusting.
She's going to be
Istanbul's laughingstock.
Well, I have no idea
how this happened, ma'am.
The landlord certainly
has a vendetta against you.
I'm not sure, maybe
he's envious of you or something.
My guess is that
he did it to cause you damage.
I'm really sorry about this, ma'am.
I wish there was something I could do,
I would do anything. Forgive me, please.
Hand over your phone,
if you don't mind, Nazli.
Huh? Of course. Why though?
[tense music playing]
I'm gonna read the posts.
I don't wanna use my account for that.
You know, I might
accidentally hit the like button.
Well, now that you're,
um, you know, a celebrity and all,
I'm not trying to teach you your job,
but I think you might want
to open at least one fake account.
Oh, you're right.
I never even considered
opening one, you know?
By the way, Güliz will be expecting you
in her office at 11:00,
which is in eight minutes.
Where the hell is your producer?
- [Müge] What was his name?
- Hakan?
Oh, he'll be in later today
because he's gone
to couples' therapy with his wife.
Really, he's been depressed lately.
We haven't had the opportunity
to talk since I've taken over.
Yeah, you're right, we should go
over things, bring you up to speed.
No, I have a gazillion meetings today.
Let's get to the point, please.
Güliz, we're all ears, hon.
- Müge?
- Hm.
I can't remember
what your parents did for a living.
- They were doctors, I think.
- Oh, no.
Lale's parents are doctors.
My father used to work
for the state department.
Oh, that's nice. Very noble indeed.
I mean, belonging
to a class that you can lean on,
having a support system can be
valuable for personal growth, right?
Or how could you endure
being in the spotlight? You know?
You must be
so equipped to sit on the thrown
or you'll always be uncomfortable.
You'd be covered in shit at all times.
One needs to know their place.
Didn't you say you wanted to discuss
how things work around here, Güliz?
What I'm saying is,
now that I'm in charge around here
[cell phone ringing]
Hello, Deren, Not bad.
Yeah, I couldn't get back to you.
What marriage? You're still
too young for that. Don't be ridiculous.
Hold on, someone's calling,
I'll have to call you back later. Bye.
Hi, Daddy.
All right, I'll be there,
but it's only 11:00. All right, bye.
Well, I'm taking off.
Meet you after the show and we'll talk.
Okay. Cool.
Then we really should
all get back to work.
Aslı, walk with me, please.
[tense music playing]
What's up with the apartment situation?
Nothing I'm not handling right now.
Any idea who leaked those photos?
Must be hard to guess.
You treat everybody like shit,
so you must have
a lot of enemies. Don't you?
I'll deal with it, Güliz.
It's okay, you don't
need to worry about that.
Are you sure?
Hmm, okay. Make sure
this is ready for the show.
Sure thing, I'm on it, ma'am.
- [Aslı] Müge.
- Hmm? Yes, hon?
- I need to ask you something.
- Hm.
Have I ever invited you to my place?
Yeah, we did just the other day.
We partied there.
No, not that one.
My old place, the one in Moda.
No. I've never been there. I'd remember.
- No.
- Are you sure?
I remember telling you
to leave your car in the parking lot.
Well, no. You've got me
mixed up with someone else.
I have no recollection of that.
Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry,
I've got you confused.
- You're right, sorry about that.
- No worries, it's okay.
She's definitely losing it.
The crap I have to deal with.
[narrator] As the battle rages on,
the queen becomes perplexed.
She becomes unable to tell
the difference between right and wrong.
And they don't have time
to second-guess themselves.
They are aware that they will fall,
but they continue to run.
And all the while,
they must act and continue to do so.
[Nunu] Ten seconds.
[show theme music playing]
Five, four, three,
two, one
You're live, Aslı.
Good evening, everyone. I'm Aslı Tuna.
Türkiye has been discussing
a variety of subjects today, as usual.
I'm here to offer you
the inside scoop on today's hot topics.
So, get ready.
But, first of all,
before we start
Put it up on the screen, please.
Have you seen these photos?
I'm sure you have,
if you're even slightly interested
in what's been going on around you.
This place
Jimmy on Aslı right now.
which you call dirty
and other derogatory terms,
is where I called home
after moving to Istanbul.
These photos were viewed, shared,
and commented on social media.
But tonight, I'd like
to show you even more.
And these are the photos I took myself.
I sent those to the landlord
so he could see what
was wrong with the apartment,
which posed a threat to my health.
So, here it is.
This is where I come from.
I'm not one of those fortunate daughters
of a wealthy, influential father.
My father never served
in the state department
or any other area of the government.
My father was an ordinary civil servant.
In fact, my parents weren't doctors,
and I didn't go to
some private, luxurious school.
I had to claw my way up
to get where I'm at right now.
[on TV] And I couldn't
be more proud of this.
I hope to be an inspiration
to lots of underprivileged young people
who grow up having big dreams.
Now, let's get on with the news.
[door opening]
Good evening, ma'am.
Um, before we go on air
[show theme music playing on TV]
[music stops]
- Are you all right?
- [Lale] I'm not.
I've never felt so bad.
Please, tell me what it
is I'm doing wrong, Yusuf.
Huh? What do you think?
Somewhere along the way
I must have made
a big mistake or messed up.
Especially when everything is
a mess like this.
What am I doing here?
Am I Don Quixote or something?
I mean, am I just creating chaos as I go?
What the hell am I missing here? Huh?
I might as well be home
baking cakes for my kids
instead of working my ass off
and feeling like garbage.
What am I doing?
I'll get Kenan for you, ma'am.
No, no, hold on, wait a minute.
I don't get it. Why would you get him?
I just Okay, fine, sorry. I won't.
No, I'm curious to know.
Why would you get Kenan,
when I'm expressing myself?
I'm confiding in you.
Please, come on, explain that to me.
Because he understands you.
He gets you. And sorts things out for you.
He's always there for you, ma'am.
And you're wrong about that other thing.
These are all just temporary.
Being underprivileged
or belonging to an upper class,
doesn't mean a single thing.
The only thing that counts
is that you give it your best
so that you can come out on top.
Value what you do, huh?
[laughs] That's right, value what you do.
Just like you always tell me.
[Lale sniffling]
Wow, ladies. What a long
day this has been, huh?
Mm. We didn't have a chance to talk.
So, uh, what was I talking about earlier?
Something along the lines of, you know,
we need to make changes here.
In every aspect.
Mostly because certain things
have become so obsolete.
The change begins, now.
With me.
- I want enhancements.
- Yes, please Güliz. That'd be awesome.
I can see that we have
some problems, I do. Really.
We should definitely talk about that.
Difficulties, tasks to fulfill, deadlines.
Change is life's underlying foundation.
- Müge, you agree?
- I agree with you 100%.
Anyhow, that's why
I wanted to talk to you.
- To let you know.
- And it's a good thing.
It's great, keeping us in the loop.
Let's hope for the best.
Aslı, dear.
Find out who's responsible
for the publication of those photos.
And never let something
so shameful happen again.
I think she handled it
quite well. It wasn't bad.
To me it was, actually.
Am I clear, ladies?
Yes, ma'am.
Very clear.
This reminds me,
I actually have a few ideas
about the arrangement of the set,
you know, and whatnot.
We could, you know,
update the studio set entirely.
[narrator] You can't
have allies in the jungle.
Every animal is out for themselves.
Anyone negotiating a deal with a snake
should know that
they'll be the ones who get bitten first.
[gentle piano music playing]
- [Mila giggles]
- [Lale] Mmm!
- [kisses]
- Mom, don't go, please.
Oh please. It's only two days, love.
- But no.
- [Selim] Oh, stop it.
You can't wait
to start your holiday with Ebru.
You think I don't know that?
[both laughing]
I got it covered here.
- I'll put the luggage in the car, okay?
- [Lale] Okay, darling.
- Keep your phone switched on.
- Absolutely.
[Lale] I'll call you and keep you updated.
[tense music playing]
- Okay, okay, gimme a hug.
- [girls giggle]
- Ooh!
- [Selim] Lale.
- Hey, stop it, you're choking me.
- [girls laugh]
I'll be right there, honey.
- All right, bye.
- [girls] Bye!
I'm coming.
[music intensifies]
Ebru, take the girls
upstairs to their room.
Sure. Come on girls.
- Bye, girls.
- Bye-bye.
We'll be in the car.
[tense music continues]
[music continues]
[music fades]
[music resumes]
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