Barons (2022) s01e08 Episode Script

Episode 8

This is to declare that Jules Zemanik hereby owns 2% of the LightWave surf company.
- I locked it.
- Why? I saw you with Margaux, Trot, so you know why.
- I'm having a baby.
- This is amazing.
This is just what we need.
Mac did a drug deal in Bali.
Trot, Mac killed someone.
I can't pay you for this.
Mate, what are friends for? Arthur Foreman.
I do want to talk to you about a bigger investment than just a sponsorship.
Don't you think it's time surfers started making some money? You never used to care about the money, Snap! You're not selling? You seem like a decent guy, but you're just not that salty.
Thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Thousand ways to go home again.
The master.
Wise, wise man.
Yeah! - Mac.
- Yeah? Mate, it's never an easy decision to leave paradise.
I can imagine.
YOU can? I genuinely can't, mate.
Colder than a witch's tit here, mate.
I don't know how you stand it.
Oh, Jesus.
So, uh what brings you to our fine town? What? Oh Just had to get out of Bali for a while, you know? It'll wash over, it's nothing, but, ah, just felt like a good time to be back here.
You don't mind if I crash here for a while, do you? Course not.
Oh, mate, that is such good news.
You know, I was wondering, who owes ME something? And you appeared, like a stallion or a gladiator, rising through the mists of the ancient world.
To give you a place to stay? Yeah.
For now.
Jules, you could follow your own dreams.
Look, if you come on board, Foreman will give us more money than we've ever seen in our whole lives.
Trotter will never sell.
He doesn't have to sell.
He just gets a new business partner.
And so why do you need me? Foreman needs 51% of the company to make the deal, and together, we're the majority shareholders.
Jules, you and I have been the silent partners in Trot's ego show for too long.
It's time we take what's ours and move on.
This is all pretty sudden, Trace.
What happens if you and Trot get back together? That's not happening.
She deserves an explanation.
- Not from you.
- I don't know, I feel bad.
It's not your business.
Don't be mad at me, Trotter.
We were both there.
Yeah, you think I'm not paying for that? What are you gonna do? Keep trying.
- Look, please, don't speak to Tracy.
- Yeah, I'll stay out of your way.
Hey, Dad.
Bit of a mess, hey? - People are talking, love.
- Oh, yeah? Yeah.
They, ah They reckon no-one would've done that unless there was truth in it.
Is that right? So is it true? - Does it matter? - Yeah, well, it matters to me.
If it is, this isn't the way I wanted to tell you.
How could you be so stupid? You don't think I've tried to keep it a secret? It's not like I did this to my own shop.
No, no, you brought this on yourself.
- Thanks for the support, Dad.
- No, no, you need to stop.
It's not natural, love.
I mean, what about babies and marriage? You'll never be able to live a normal life.
What do you think this is? It's what I'm trying to do, Dad.
I stayed here, didn't I? You stayed here for your friends.
And for you.
I'm just glad your mother's not alive to see that.
Dad! Who'd you tell? Don't act like you don't know.
You were the only one who knew anything about me, and now there's 'lezzo' written across my shop window.
- Shit.
- Yeah, bloody right it's shit.
- Who'd you tell? - No-one.
My dad saw it.
- You talk to him? - Oh, yeah.
He's disowned me now, so thanks for that.
- It wasn't me, Dani.
- Yeah, I'm not saying that.
But this story got out somehow.
- Dani.
- No! I don't trust you anymore.
How about we reconvene tomorrow, hmm? - Well, what about the new shorts? - Ah, they're not quite ready.
- They look ripper, Snap.
I like them.
- Nah.
Just need a little bit more time to finish my thoughts, you know? Are you really saying no to another day off? Come on, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go.
Hey, that China White I gave you really helped you set things up, huh? That actually cost me a lot more than it gave me in the end.
Oh, if you spill from the cup that is giveth with love .
the wine must still be shared.
What is that, more Rumi? Hey? I just made that up.
Can't believe it.
That's mine.
Have you got a pencil? I've got to write this down.
- Oh, that's my favourite.
- Oh, this thing.
So you want me to pay for the smack? Well, yeah.
But the question is, what's it worth? Can I break the rules? I made a big deal about no strings and sex and everything, but we need to talk.
I won't tell if you don't.
The whole world's gone mad.
Yes, it has.
Tracy wants to sell LightWave.
There's money about.
Changes people.
Do you think it would change me? I don't think so.
I mean, it might be nice to get to make my own decisions, for a change.
Yeah? You know, I've been thinking about doing the same thing.
It's a lot of money.
Sold the license for LightWave US.
All that for your little boardshort business? That's just the start.
Who'd have thought? I guess you'll be paying the house off now.
Nice piece of real estate.
Needs a bit of work, I hear.
Let's not pay for that house just yet, Merv.
It's your money.
How's it feel to be rich? Fantastic.
I'm in.
Really? Think so.
You won't regret this, Jules.
Need me to stay? - You're alright.
- OK.
Look, Trace, I The, ah The US license money came in this morning.
That's good news.
It'll make the company more attractive.
In what way? You know Arthur Foreman? The idiot who wanted to buy Bare Feet? Yeah.
Well, now he wants to buy LightWave.
Well, I'm not selling.
As long as he gets a majority share, he's happy.
And Jules and I have agreed to sell our shares.
No, this is too much, Trace.
Really? Which part? You ruining everything or me trying to salvage something back for myself? You're not selling my company.
It's OURS.
And I'll do what I like with my share.
Well, I'm not letting this happen.
You don't fight for our marriage, but you fight for this? Because this is wrong, Trace.
This is amazing.
It's a disaster.
What's going on? Oh, just the whole town now knows that I'm a lezzo.
Why would you use that word? 'Cause it's the word I just scraped off my shop window.
- Oh, Dani.
- Don't "Oh, Dani" me.
Someone must have seen us together.
Yeah, well, I'm not ashamed of that.
Yeah, 'cause you don't have to live here.
- You're angry.
- Yeah, I'm furious! Everything is going to shit! Only if you let it.
That is so easy for you to say, Shirley.
Actually it's not.
Shirley? Snap.
Hey, Reggie.
- Let's talk outside, yeah? - Why? - Just, come on.
Let's go talk.
- No.
- What? - I need to say this.
I don't wanna make boards for Bare Feet anymore.
It's time I did my own thing.
About time, Reginald.
We can never truly know freedom until we own our own destiny, right? What's he doing here? I didn't invite him.
Why didn't you just sell out if this was how you're gonna make money? It's not what it looks like.
He's just helping out an old mate.
Isn't that right, Snap? Oh.
Buddy was talking about those Blue Meanies in the back paddock.
I should get some.
I'm just gonna go for a forage.
Only from the heart can we really touch the sky.
Oh, Reg.
If I find some mushies, you're in.
What the hell? He just showed up.
He wants runaway money.
So give it to him.
I don't have any.
You shouldn't have taken the smack.
Do you think I don't know that? Huh? That I don't pay for that deal, which I got nothing from, by the way, every single day? Karma's a bitch.
Yeah, OK.
Yeah, I brought it all on myself, huh? What do you want from me, Reg? I don't know, Snap.
Maybe this is a sign, brother.
It's all over.
- How long have we known each other? - It's not about you, Trot.
- Please, don't do this.
- I need the money.
So hang in there, OK? The bigger we grow, the more you'll have.
I'm tired of waiting.
I'm selling.
Where were you before you came here? Running round the back rooms of Zemaniks, hiding from your old man, waiting for him to marry you off.
You treat me the same way he did.
"Do this, Jules.
" "Do that, Jules.
" You never ask me what I think about anything.
- That's bullshit.
- Hey.
Hey, settle down, mate.
He's alright, Barry.
Look at me.
I am still working here and for you guys.
You know, when do I get what I deserve? You wouldn't even have your precious LightWave if it wasn't for me.
Yeah, I know that, I know.
But the US money has just come through.
It is happening, Jules.
Really? Where's my share? You know we've got debts.
And now the wetsuits Yeah, and your new house.
It's all about you.
I'm not even an afterthought.
This sale gives me a chance to do something for myself.
I'm sorry, I'm taking it.
- You're not selling my company.
- Alright, that's enough, Trot.
Hey, I'm just gonna talk to her, Barry.
I'm just talking to her.
You don't want another smack in the head, boy.
Don't do this, Jules.
I wish Hunter had just given us a dress code.
Maybe this is too much.
Overdressing is worse than underdressing with these people.
What do you think? Bud! Wake up.
What the hell is wrong with you? Oh.
Sorry, baby.
It Why are you doing this? - You promised.
- I love you, Kell.
Well, that's good news, because I'm about to Fuck! Fuck.
You guys ready? Coming! Bud, get it together.
Oh - Hi, guys.
- Oh, my God, Kelly, you look amazing.
I wish I could pull off that look.
You always look beautiful.
Are you sure your mum's going to be OK with this? Well, I mean, she invited you, didn't she? Bud, what are you doing? How can he possibly take longer to get ready than these two fine women put together? You know how he is.
Every outfit's an adventure.
- Right, well, I'll go flush him out.
- No, no, no, no.
I'll go.
Hey, hey, hey.
Can't a man take a shower in peace? Huh? Give me five.
I know exactly what I'm gonna wear to meet the rich.
Hey, ah, we're all good, right? That interview, I know it was lame.
No, you were just doing what you do best.
That's why we're a team, huh? - Thanks, man.
- Let's do this.
Mum, Dad, you remember, ah Kelly Fox? And, ah, this is my business partner, Buddy Fraser.
- Hi.
- Have you sued us yet? I'm so sorry about last time, Mrs Hunter.
Call me Marilyn.
I've played a few pranks in my time.
- Champagne? - Yes, I'll pour.
So, Bud, what business is your old man in? - Oh - Dad.
Well, he's Liquor exports.
Well, more import than export, if you get what I mean.
Well, in that case, are you drinking champagne or whiskey? I'll leave the champagne for the ladies, huh? Hmm.
That one always goes for the champagne.
No, I'll take a whiskey.
Only because you're here, Buddy.
Um, we've been drinking champagne all week.
I'm having a baby.
I was three months gone with Bernie's brother when his father and I got married.
I carried a very large bouquet and everyone pretended not to notice.
I didn't know that Bernie had a brother.
He passed a long time ago.
I'm so sorry.
To new beginnings all around.
Ah, sorry, where's your bathroom? It's up the stairs and first door to the right.
- Thanks.
- Should I come with you? No, babe.
I remember when my wife used to look at me like that.
A long, long time ago.
I'm not joking, son.
Chester told me he'd be able to renegotiate for you any time.
We're doing OK, Dad.
We've got a lot of goodwill from the Australian connection.
Oh, no, you need your own identity.
Well, Buddy is the American face of the brand.
Isn't that right, Bud? Well, everybody eat, before the gazpacho gets cold.
Dude, your dad is an asshole.
- He didn't mean that.
- I did.
Why do you let him talk to you like that? This is his house.
You just went facedown in your soup.
Yeah, we've already broken you out of this prison once before, and, what, you just you come crawling back in? Bud, stop.
Look at this place.
No matter how hard you try to slum it with us, you're always You're gonna be Newport.
Well, at least I do something, Bud.
You'll always just be a face.
What about the money that I got you for Trotter and Gina? This face got you that.
One grand gesture and you can, ah, go back to taking drugs and ruining Kelly's life.
I'll speak for myself.
You have no idea what I've done for you.
Isn't that your car? Hey, go, Trot.
I was just checking if you got all that cash from Buddy.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
- I know what you did in Bali! - What? Oh Oh, that.
You're an animal.
Yeah, but if you tell anyone then I guess all this just disappears.
What? I'll see you fellas out there.
He's lost his marbles.
You know he killed someone? What? - So that's what he's running from? - I've had enough of this.
- Trot.
- Get rid of him.
How can I place your call? Yeah, California, USA.
This is LightWave USA.
Yeah, not anymore.
I'm taking back the license.
Hey, hey, we paid you.
Did your bank not get the wire? I'm not taking your blood money.
I I have no idea what you're talking about.
As if you don't know what happened in Bali, Newbie.
Listen, about today Did Mac kill someone in Bali? Trotter says you were the one who got rid of the body.
Yeah, well, you knew what was happening in Bali.
Not this, Buddy.
This, this Well, I'm the one who has to live with it - Oh, really? - .
Really? What happens when this story gets out? - It won't.
- Well, it already has.
Trotter just cancelled the LightWave license.
No, no, no, no, no, he can't do that.
- We've paid it.
- Listen to me.
You bring chaos everywhere you go.
And you just expect that I'll clean up after you, don't you? Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's right.
I'M the fuck-up.
Just blame everything on me.
I can't do this anymore, Bud.
I I'm I'm done.
I'm We're done.
We're done.
I think it's a smart move.
The guy's a junkie.
He is.
Family are the only people that you should ever go into business with.
You can't trust anyone else.
Just tell us what you need.
So this is what LightWave looks like during the day.
The magic kingdom.
Not for much longer, I hear.
News travels fast.
Don't sell, Trace.
If I sell, you've won.
Isn't this what you want? Not like this.
Not like this.
Foreman just wants to make cheap rip-offs and sell them to suburban dads.
So now you're better than me? That? Never.
About the other night It's fine, Trace.
I I know what you're gonna say.
I just want to say thank you.
For listening.
Don't throw everything away just because you're hurting.
That happens to the best of us.
Are my family gonna find my decomposed body here, Dim? - That's a bit gruesome.
- I read a lot of mysteries.
- Oh, this is stupid.
- We don't have to stay here.
I like it.
So what's the story? I come here when I'm sick of everyone.
Your mum died, didn't she? That sucks.
I wouldn't know how to look after a baby.
My mum reckons I should give it up.
Will you? Well, you can come here anytime you need to.
Will you be here? Probably.
Hey, Snap.
This is the life, hey? How long are you gonna keep me locked up in here for? You're not locked up, mate.
Fly, oh, fly, my soul bird.
Feel it.
In here.
Can't you just give me my money and I'll just fly away? How much are we talking? How do you put a price on freedom? Oh.
Hang on.
You didn't tell me Bare Feet was worth this much.
It's not.
I didn't sell.
Still Why don't we say ten grand? Then we're square.
I don't have that kinda cash, mate.
Here's the thing.
Either you give me the money to get outta here .
or I'm just gonna take it .
piece by piece .
till there's nothing .
nothing left to pick over .
just the bones.
It's OK.
You know what it's like with you guys .
always feeling different? Are you kidding me, mate? I wear lezzo on my face all the bloody time, Dani.
Shit, Reg, I'm sorry.
Whenever people would meet my parents, they'd always look past me .
never think that I belonged to them.
And I wonder .
sometimes that's what they thought.
Like I was some stray that they picked up and now they're stuck with me.
No, Reg.
Nobody could hassle you as much as they do and not love you.
You'd know all about that.
I'm lost without you, Reg.
You're not alone, Dani.
Shirley says I should just be who I am, but I don't have a clue where to start.
Come on, then.
You can do this.
Alright, Baz? - What, you too? - What do you mean? - I'm just getting a beer.
- Great.
Who else did you tell? I'm here for you too.
Thanks, Tracy.
What's all this? I'm sorry, Dad.
Um Hello.
Um Oi! I've got something to say, and I'm saying it here, because however these stories get around town probably started with one of you booze heads.
OK, come on, love.
This isn't the place.
Let her speak.
All of you know that someone wrote a word on my new shop window .
and I bet some of you thought it was pretty bloody funny.
Well, guess what.
I am a lezzo.
But I grew up in this town.
And I'm the same person today as I was yesterday.
And if that word is the best you can do for me, then you don't know me at all.
I'm not going anywhere, and I'm not changing who I am.
So if any of you dickheads have a problem with it, then you should come up here like a man and say it to my face.
Alright, stop your staring, start your drinking.
Jesus Christ.
Thanks, Jules.
I'm so proud of you.
Why did you have to do it like that? Well, maybe I'm tired of hiding.
And me? Well, I thought maybe you'd be tired of being angry at me.
You know, you've always just barged your way through life, Dani.
But, you know, sometimes .
sometimes it takes other people a little while to catch up with you.
I hear you're leaving.
And you're staying.
There are a million beaches in this world.
I'm sure I'll see you on one of them.
Oh! Easy.
You're just in time, mate.
Open your mind.
Brew's almost ready.
Uh-huh? Mmm.
You get started without me.
I'm just gonna go grab Reg.
Are you sure, mate? Uh, yeah, absolutely.
It has to be tonight.
Here he is.
Where is he? Deep into his third cup of Blue Meanie tea by now.
Hit him while he's down, huh? Don't judge me.
How could I? We're the same now, Snap.
Nah, I brought this on myself.
So did I.
So you're both arseholes.
Now you know.
Now, are you sure you're OK with this? - Mac.
- Huh?! Hey.
Miss Kwong.
They're here.
They're here.
Get up, Mac.
They know you're here.
Who? The Indos.
The Indos are here.
Hm! Come on.
We've got your stuff.
Come on, let's go.
We've got your stuff.
Let's go.
My guardian angels.
Come on, mate.
Car's running.
Let's fly, Miss Kwong.
Where are we going? You'll see, mate.
We'll take care of you.
Right, we're here.
Let's go.
Oh Where am I? OK.
Hey, look at me.
Look at me.
Stick to the back roads, otherwise they'll find you, OK? Yeah, back roads.
Here's your money.
It's all there.
This is it, mate.
You walk outta here and you are gone from all our lives forever.
So how much will it take? He wants ten grand.
Yeah, no problem.
Debt paid.
Thank you, Snap.
Just come to collect my things.
Don't go.
We can work this out, you know? You're the best friend I've ever had.
I promise you that I will get my shit together, huh? And I will help you build this brand.
We've been through so much, man, and I .
I know I have taken you for granted.
I want this.
Hunter, I need this.
I need you.
Just don't give up on me now.
I'm sorry, Bud.
I'm buying you out.
Take it.
Don't do this, Hunter.
It's a lot of money.
You have your baby.
Go and have a great life together.
I don't want it.
It's already done.
Well, we should go for a surf sometime.
How could you? He'd do anything for you.
That's the problem, isn't it? Bud, stop.
Just leave me.
I'm no good.
Your life will be better without me, Kell.
- No.
- Just go back to the house, OK? You take the cheque and you run as far away as you can and you look after the baby.
I'm broken, Kell.
I'm broken.
Save yourself.
I'm not giving up on you.
I love you.
You know this baby is the best thing that's ever happened to you.
- 'Cause you're not an actress.
- Bud You don't have it.
So take the money.
It's the best offer you're ever gonna get.
Go! Looks all good.
Well, it's fairly standard.
So here he is, God, man of the hour.
Well, this certainly is the day.
Doesn't matter what you say, Trot.
Arthur here is happy to go with the wishes of the majority shareholders.
Sorry, mate, it's just business.
But I don't feel too bad for you.
After this you're gonna be a very rich man.
And now that we're all present shall we? I don't wanna be in any kind of partnership with you anymore.
Congratulations, Arthur.
You've just bought half of LightWave.
Yeah, well, not quite.
We still need Jules and her 2%.
Before you sign that, Jules, there is something I should tell you all.
We don't have a US licence deal anymore.
You said that money came through.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yep, but then I cancelled it.
- Why? - Doesn't matter why.
It's happened.
But due diligence, mate.
There is no US licence and I don't have the money to pay them back.
I mean, I just spent a shit-ton of money that we really don't have on a rubber deal.
Oh, and I'm probably gonna lose the deposit on a house.
I mean, you were right about Dumbo, Trace.
We couldn't afford it.
I wish I could let you buy us out of this hole .
but I just I just can't let you spend all that money without being totally honest about our financial situation.
That's me done.
You know, next time you make a decision without your husband's permission, call someone else, OK? Ah, yeah, rack off, mate.
Thank you.
Well, I guess both of you need my 2% now.
For better or for worse, right, Trace? Fuck off, Trot.
Way I see it .
you can climb the mountain by yourself, see the view, go back and tell your friends about it .
or you could climb that mountain together, see that view and talk about it with your friends, forever.
Am I the mountain or the view? Oh, mate, you are definitely the view.
If I stay, Snap, the only boards coming out of this shed are mine.
I wouldn't want it any other way.
- Trotter.
- Newbie.
You can't cancel the contract.
Ah, I'm sorry, mate, I have to.
It's not how we do business.
Don't worry, we'll find a way to get you your money.
No, I mean, you can't.
I'm keeping the licence.
You? I've had my lawyers look at the contract.
We paid you and it's watertight.
And if you try and stop me, I will tie you up in the court so long you'll be left with absolutely nothing.
The name's Hunter and I'm gonna make LightWave USA the most successful surf brand in the world.
It's just like I said way back when we met.
You and I could make a lot of money.
We're barons, my friend, and either you rule this world with me .
or I'm gonna rule it on my own.
So .
what's it gonna be?
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