Free Rein (2017) s03e04 Episode Script

The Tea Party

1 No matter what you're doin' No matter what you're playin' It's no matter what you're sayin' 'Cause we're doing it all the same No matter where you are Where you're coming from Put your hand on your heart Don't wait Yeah you know that I, we, me, us We're doing it all the same No matter where you are Where you're coming from Put your hand on your heart Don't wait Yeah you know that I, we, me, us We're doing it all the same [VOCALIZING.]
How do I look? [CHUCKLES.]
Like a blackmailer.
[HEATHER.]
Here's how today's going to go.
I want a full morning's riding, and I want to jump.
Bob doesn't jump, he limbos.
How many times do I have to tell you? And unless you do exactly as I say, I'm telling my mum about Ariel.
Trot on.
That girl makes Mia look like she's a pushover.
Faster.
Bob's only got two speeds, slow and stop.
Let me just finish this, then I'll take over Heather duties for a bit.
Your project looks so good, Jade.
Your GPA is going to be up in space.
Well, the herd really inspired me.
[GASPS.]
We should ride over to the mayor's office and read her your presentation.
[SCOFFS.]
If we show her how important the wild horses are, maybe she'll leave Ariel alone.
She won't listen to us.
Sure she would.
You've just got to speak her language.
She's English, you're kinda English.
Invite her for tea! Make it all nice, then bam! Hit her with the killer presentation.
[GASPS.]
We could do it at your castle.
The duke can host.
No, last time I played the duke it didn't go very well.
[ZOE.]
Come on, Pin, this is different.
It's your castle.
The seat of your forefathers.
Yeah, I've been once.
Come on, Pin.
[HEATHER.]
Faster! It's for Ariel and for Aaron.
I want to give him a chance to prove himself.
Emotional blackmail.
I didn't expect it from you.
Well, I've been taking notes from Heather.
[ARIEL GRUNTS.]
[THUD.]
Don't need this anymore.
[THUD.]
Yeah, I heard you failed.
It's a tough break.
The examiner said I lack spontaneity.
Well, I think giving up on your entire training career is pretty spontaneous.
- [ARIEL GRUNTS.]
- She likes you.
[ARIEL GRUNTS.]
I keep catching myself thinking about what she'd be like to ride.
- I mean, after she's had her foal.
- Impossible? Dangerous? Wild? [ARIEL SNORTS.]
But fun.
[LAUGHS.]
I don't know, maybe if I could ride her I would train for tryouts.
You aren't training? I am more of a turn-up-and-blag-it kind of gal.
Tryouts are serious, Gaby.
What if the strides between the jumps are shorter than expected and Major freaks out? You have to train.
Fine.
But I'm gonna need a trainer.
Okay, here's how it's gonna go.
That's the duke.
That's the mayor.
That's Jade's presentation.
And bam! Everyone's super-impressed, and Ariel is saved.
It's all on you, Jade.
Uh, no, it's it's on you.
You're doing the presentation.
[SCOFFS.]
I don't know anything about wild horses! I can't stand up and talk in front of all those people Okay, okay, it's fine.
But you know, like, can I freestyle, you know? - Read the room a bit, all that? - No, no freestyling.
Just learn it and focus.
You'll be fine.
Oh, hey, Gaby.
We're doing this tea party thing at Pin's castle.
You fancy being a serving maid? [LAUGHS.]
Maybe later, but I'm training right now with Marcus.
Oh.
You and Marcus are training since when? Erm well, it makes sense.
He needs to get his confidence back, I need to train for tryouts.
[ZOE.]
Hm Why didn't he ask me? I don't know.
You seem busy.
Have fun.
Are you okay? Yeah, yeah, I'm fine.
Just my roommate casually trying to beat me at tryouts, but you know, no biggie.
- I gotta go.
- What about the presentation? Just message it over.
I'll meet you guys at the castle.
[PHONE BEEPS.]
That better not be secret Pony Squad business.
Uh, no.
It's just that you've progressed so much, that you're basically too good for me to teach.
So I've arranged a special lesson with one of our island's top riders.
Who? My actual, real-life, slow-motion boyfriend.
- Ready? - [HEATHER.]
Absolutely.
[BECKY.]
Thank you.
I've got a tea party to prepare for.
No worries.
I figure we'll just stick to the basics, really.
Good luck with that.
I'm waiting.
- Hey.
- Hey.
What's this about you hosting high tea at the castle? - Think it's a bad idea, don't you? - Not bad, just it's a bit surprising.
You don't look that happy about it.
I made a promise to Zoe.
I have to keep my word.
Then promise me you'll be careful.
That castle's a bad place.
Your grandfather ended his days there, holed up and alone.
Can we please leave grandfather out of it? [HORSE GRUNTS.]
I'll be fine.
[CLOPPING OF HOOVES.]
Lovely, Gaby.
[MARCUS.]
Really nice.
You have a lovely way with Major.
So what's that? That is a puissance wall.
It's a wall jump that goes higher and higher.
And no, you're not ready for that yet.
[HORSE NEIGHS.]
[GABY SIGHS.]
Ariel.
Is it weird that I feel like I'm cheating on her? I get it.
But you need to focus if you want to win tryouts.
Think about it.
What made you want to enter? Don't try and psych me out! I'm not! I'm interested.
Honestly, I just thought it'd be fun.
Maybe a chance at proving yourself? I guess I've always been in someone else's shadow.
My brother's, Holloway's, and now - Hi! - Zoe! - Room for one more? - Gaby said you were at the castle with Pin, getting set up.
Ah! He's fine.
- He's with the others.
- But, you know [ZOE.]
I can train and help with the tea party, if that's okay with you guys? Yeah.
[LAUGHS.]
No, of course, yeah.
Check emails, order coffee beans, drop off the dry cleaning [SUSIE.]
Explain to your so-called best friend why you stole her job? [SIGHS.]
You knew I was enjoying the internship.
Well, it's not my fault I'm better organized and I've always dreamed of working in public office.
You've always dreamed of hitting the big time with Firefly.
Yes, well, dreams change.
And I can't believe you let Marcus down like that.
Look, I had my reasons.
He failed, Mia.
And I lost my job.
What possible reason could there be to treat your best friends like this? [SCOFFS.]
Look, I'm I'm really busy.
- Did you want something? - [SIGHS.]
I need you to get the mayor to a tea party this afternoon at the castle.
I can't, her diary's full all week.
Do it or you and me are finished.
Lovely clear round, Zoe.
Your hours of training are paying off.
Well, and with that, we bid you farewell.
So I, um, guess we're even.
Um, you had that refusal in the last round.
You did knock that pole down on your first attempt, so - Hey, guys! - So what, you wanna go again? Got a better idea.
Let's try the puissance wall.
You're not ready for that.
What did your examiner say? Great training is in the moment.
This place is amazing! I know, right? [AARON.]
Can we serve tea in the garden? We can do what we want.
It's my castle, right? This is gonna be epic.
So, I got everything on the list.
What next? We wait for the pots and pans to come to life and bake the cake for us.
Oh, you're joking.
Right, yeah, joking.
What we making? Uni-cornflake cakes? This looks complicated.
It's just a load of cakes.
How hard can it be? [KNOCKING.]
And, um, here's your list of appointments for the day.
Fine, fine, fine Tea at the castle? I don't remember agreeing to that.
Oh, the duke's people called.
He's requested an audience.
I have nothing to say to that rude little oik.
But he has something he'd like to say to you.
Uh, the duke would like to make an official apology.
Face-to-face.
I'm listening.
A beautiful castle setting, a duke eating humble pie, a chance to wear your lovely new robes.
Have my car ready for 2:00 p.
m.
[SIGHS.]
You know, I'm quite looking forward to this.
Heather! Come back here! [HEATHER.]
Catch me if you can! Heather! I know, I need to slow down, walk before I trot.
No, I was going to say that figure of eight was really good.
Can we try a jump? Uh Maybe next time.
Looks like your mum's here.
As if.
It's just Geoff, my mum's security guard.
You did good today.
You could do with learning how to follow instructions, but - I thought you were gonna be more - More? - Challenging.
- Am I really that bad? Becky said you're basically blackmailing the Breakfast Club.
Looks like your mum isn't the only one that enjoys having power over people.
Breakfast Club deserves everything it gets.
[PHONE VIBRATES.]
Whereas I deserve tea at a castle.
The castle? Mum's invited me.
Toodles.
Hey, Zoe, it's me.
I hope the presentation practice is going well.
We're all here, and it looks amazing.
Aaron's vision is really coming to life.
You should be here.
So Duke-like! [LAUGHS.]
- What are you looking at? - [BOTH.]
Nothing! It's just how I imagined it.
Mia says the mayor's on her way.
She is? - Wow, my plan actually worked! - [SUSIE.]
Yeah.
All we need now is Zoe.
Come on.
Pick up.
[MARCUS.]
Remember, this jump is harder for your horses because they can't see behind it.
- Take a moment to gather yourself - I'm gathered.
Good.
Good.
Now, Zoe, Raven's never done anything like this before, - so try the warm-up jump first.
- We're good.
Are either of you listening to me? Now keep your rhythm as you approach the jump.
Lovely.
[ZOE.]
Ah.
Easy.
You know what, I think we'll call it a day.
You know what? Let's make it higher.
Good idea.
[SIGHS.]
[MARCUS.]
Don't I get a say in this? Zoe, you need to go.
Well, let's just say I won.
[LAUGHS.]
Well, life isn't always about winning.
I'm not the one that's getting weirdly competitive here.
[ZOE.]
I'm not competitive.
You gatecrashed my lesson! Marcus and I were just trying to have fun today.
Leave me out of this.
- Well, I am having fun.
- You need to relax.
Relaxing isn't going to get me an under-18s place.
I know your family are putting you under a lot of pressure at the minute And what do you know about family? Fine.
Let's go again.
Pin'll just have to cope on his own.
What do you mean? Oh.
He's terrified of being at the castle.
His dad told him all this stuff, it freaked him out.
He said that? Yeah.
We talk, we're friends.
But he has no reason to be scared, I'll be there with him.
You're not, though.
You're here with me.
It's no big deal, I still have time.
You made me late! You made yourself late.
[CLICKS TONGUE.]
Hey, guys, how's it going? Whoa.
What is that? [BECKY.]
That is Queen Victoria's favorite jelly.
- Is it meant to be that color? - Yep.
I wasn't expecting it to actually glow, though.
Okay, we got to start again.
We can't, we don't have enough time.
What are you doing here? Where's Heather? On her way here, for tea.
What? Are you telling me that our blackmailer is en route and we're about to serve glow-in-the-dark jelly to the most important person on the island? This is not how it happens in the movies.
What on earth is going on in here? [SCREAMS.]
What was that? Oh, the wind.
You must know what these drafty old castles can be like.
I didn't realize you meant this castle.
I don't like this castle.
- Help me with this, will you? - Oh.
[DOOR RATTLES.]
Mayor Wright! It's a pleasure to see you.
So are we the first ones to arrive? You're the only ones invited.
Because you're so important, obviously.
Obviously.
Shall we? Tea's almost ready.
I hope.
We cannot serve this to the master.
Okay, everyone else can see him too, right? - I can.
- [WINNIE.]
Me too.
But who is he? I don't care, he's gonna help us save the tea party.
Cream and a whisk, pronto.
Thank you.
Ow! What was that for? Just checking you were real.
Of course I'm real, and I've been preparing high teas in this castle since before you could walk.
And there.
Hey, that looks pretty good! It's wonderful, really wonderful.
- Thanks for getting her here.
- Yeah, no problem.
Is, um Is Marcus coming? You really let him down, Mia, so, no.
Why are we having afternoon tea with Bright Fields? - Unless it's to do with the wild - Strawberries.
Wild strawberries.
From the grounds, which we will be serving with cream.
Oh! I'm just pleased you had a think about how you treated me on your open day, and I'm obviously looking forward to your apology.
My [SIGHS.]
- My apology? - Mm-hmm.
[DOORS OPEN.]
Tea is served.
Who's this guy? Your butler.
He comes with the castle.
[BUTLER.]
It's my pleasure to serve you, Your Grace.
Erm thank you.
And it's an honor to have such an esteemed guest.
Well, this is rather delightful.
This way, please.
Thank you.
Looks like Zoe's not coming.
It's up to you, Jade.
Come on, boy! We can still make it.
[BIRDSONG.]
Good afternoon.
Today there will be short a very short presentation about wild horses.
Is this part of the apology? [SIGHS UNCOMFORTABLY.]
This is an ecological presentation about the oldest equine population in this part of the Northern Hemisphere, and the role they play in our island ecosystem.
I'm sorry, what? The morphology of the horses is similar to the other breeds, but there are some skeletal anomalies that separate them.
Wild horses generally stay together in groups of What are you doing? You need to read the room.
Do what Zoe said, freestyle.
For Ariel.
[INHALES.]
Okay.
We get caught up in it all, don't we? On our friend dramas, work pressure, our family worries.
All the things that we desperately want, our hopes and fears, behind it all, the horses are there.
They've seen kingdoms rise and fall.
Our human worries, they pass so quickly.
But the horses are always there.
And they always will be.
Their hooves are the heartbeat of our island, and we have to protect them.
- Hey, aren't you - Late, yes.
Looks like the mayor's buying it.
I knew we could pull this off.
- What do you think? - [MAYOR.]
Interesting.
I'd no idea the horses had such a fascinating history.
[ZOE.]
It's okay, guys! - I am here, it's okay! - [AARON GASPS.]
[GASPS.]
And that's how we serve afternoon tea around here.
Yeah, it's, uh, ancient castle tradition.
[SCOFFS.]
Look.
[GASPING.]
See? [GASP.]
[DISH RATTLES.]
- [SQUEALS.]
- [JADE LAUGHS.]
[SQUEALS, GASPS.]
What's going on out here? [KIDS SQUEALING.]
[MAYOR.]
"Bam.
" Whose idea was this? [AARON.]
Mine.
It was mine.
[LAUGHS.]
Well it all went according to plan, didn't it? You tricked me into coming here, and all the while you were planning to humiliate me.
- No way! - He was just trying to help Ariel.
You know, I almost fell for it.
All that nonsense about the wild horses, but thanks to this little punk and his hilarious prank, I will not be supporting your horse project, or any future Bright Field endeavors.
And I'll show you who has the real power on this island.
[SIGHS.]
Well [CHUCKLES.]
That didn't go exactly as planned! Yeah, no thanks to you, Zoe.
You were meant to be here.
Tryouts are a couple of weeks away.
Gaby was training and I Had to beat her.
Yeah.
You're changing, Zoe, and it's not cool.
It's been a long day, sir.
Perhaps I should show your friends out? I think that would be best.
[LAUGHS.]
I'll stay.
You too, Zoe.
This way, please.
I am not the only one changing.
[GABY.]
So these are your training plans.
I saved as much as I could, but there was this weird gloop on them.
Ah, yes.
That'll be Bob slobber.
He leaves no bin unturned.
[GABY.]
Mm.
Look, I'm sorry about earlier.
Me and Zoe kind of hijacked your session, but you're good, Marcus.
And you shouldn't give up.
Right back at you.
[LAUGHS.]
You should go make up with Zoe.
A good friend is worth more than a place on the under-18s team.
[HORSE NEIGHS.]
Ariel.
[KNOCKING.]
[FRANK.]
Aaron? Are you sure you don't want one of my famous hot chocolates? Just want to be alone.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[HORSE GRUNTS.]
Look, whatever it is, I know, all right? I know.
Gaby, you're still here.
Yeah, just putting the jumps away.
How was tea? [CHUCKLES.]
Um Kinda disastrous! I mean [SIGHS.]
Listen, do you wanna hang, or go for a ride? Uh, I'm cool, thanks.
Listen, I lost it earlier.
And what I said to you about family, it wasn't fair.
I love having you around.
[ZOE CHUCKLES.]
Stop, you're embarrassing me.
I don't care.
I just kinda feel like you're my best friend.
Well, don't let Raven hear you say that.
[LAUGHS.]
I mean it.
I just had to say it.
I'll see you at home.
[MARCUS.]
Is everything okay? Who was it? It was just Bob messing round.
How's she doing? It's definitely happening, Gaby.
Ariel's in labor.
[SIGHS.]
Hey, your foal is coming.
But don't be scared.
I'm right here.
It's just you and me.
Zoe's not gonna take this moment from us.