Heartstopper (2022) s01e03 Episode Script

Episode 3

1 ["My Own Person" playing.]
Been rotating the same two outfits For three years now ♪ Waiting for some kind of inspiration To make me feel like I'm my own person ♪ But buying new clothes Just makes me feel down ♪ Having new style Would cause me more attention ♪ And I don't feel like I'm my own person ♪ I just feel like Some other version of me ♪ Been talking about the same problems For years now ♪ But nothing I do seems To make things happen ♪ I try too hard Guess I gotta keep searching ♪ Can't help but think I just stand out ♪ No matter what I do it's bad It's hurting ♪ And I don't feel like I'm my own person ♪ I just feel like Some other version of me ♪ [indistinct chatter.]
Nicholas All right? - How's it? - It's fine.
Pleased for you, mate.
So, uh, what's up? - Here to talk about the party, mate.
- Party? My sixteenth birthday party.
George's Hotel, this Saturday.
You're going to be there.
Uh Yeah.
Sounds good.
You'd better bring some cool people with you.
You going to invite me? Um, only if you're cool enough, apparently.
Um, do you not think I'm cool, Nick Nelson? Fine, I I guess I can invite you, Imogen.
Yeah, definitely.
[whimsical music playing.]
[boy 1.]
You know Tara Jones is going to be there.
[boy 2.]
Mate, she is fit.
Nick is going to have his pick of two girls.
[boy 1.]
Who's the other girl? [boy 2.]
Imogen, obviously.
Everybody knows she fancies him.
Hey, what? Oh, um Nothing.
We're talking about Tara Jones.
- She's going to be at Harry's party.
- [Nick.]
What about her? Thought you might be interested, mate.
Didn't you have some childhood romance with her? - [boys exclaiming.]
- We don't have a thing.
We just kissed at a party one time.
[boy 1.]
Yeah, three years ago.
Nick's got a thing with Imogen now? No, no, I don't.
He has two proper fit girls trying to get with him, and he's not even bothered.
If you're not into Imogen, then Saturday night's your chance with Tara.
That's all I'm saying.
[boys murmuring.]
[indistinct chatter.]
Do you want to go to Harry's party? With me.
I I don't know.
It doesn't sound like my sort of thing.
Please come.
I want you to be there.
[whimsical music playing.]
[upbeat music playing in distance.]
Pick up at 10:00, okay? Can't it be 11:00? No, 10:00 is late enough.
Charlie Yeah? Call me if you need me, okay? I will.
Thanks, Dad.
[indistinct chatter.]
["Telephone" playing on speakers.]
'Cause I think that I love you so ♪ I know we only just met So why do I feel invested? ♪ And do you feel it too? Do you feel it too? ♪ I can be your best yet Future favorite regret ♪ [boys chattering.]
I talk a lot But we could fill your frames ♪ [imperceptible.]
- Hey! - Hey! How are you? Yeah? Great! Do you like my dress? Yeah.
Feel like miles ♪ Where you go, I'll follow ♪ I know we only just met So why do I feel invested? ♪ And do you feel it too? Do you feel it too? ♪ I can be your best yet Future favorite regret ♪ Do you feel it too? Do you feel it too? ♪ - I've been looking for you.
- I've been looking for you.
[song continues.]
Elle! Oh, my goodness.
Oh, it's been too long, my darling.
Hi, Yan.
Mum, she's here to see me.
- Oh, but I've missed her so much.
- [Elle laughing.]
- I want to hear everything.
- Mmm How are you doing, my love? New school okay? - Yeah, it's all really good.
- Good.
Okay, okay.
In you come, I'll put the kettle on.
- Okay.
- [chuckles.]
I swear to God, she loves you more than me.
- [Tao.]
Lady Bird? - No.
Moonlight? [scoffs.]
Moonlight's so sad, I don't want to cry.
What about Arrival? Oh, my God, that's even sadder.
Can't we just watch something funny? - I thought we were having a film night.
- Yeah, a fun one.
I wanted it to be like old times.
Well, it's not old times anymore.
Just us then.
Just us.
["Lucid" playing on speakers.]
I'm being serious.
I've never ever seen anyone.
I literally dragged my mum to play Mario Kart Nicholas! All right, mate.
Why are you hanging out in here? It's a bit boring, innit? [laughter.]
We just are.
I've got important news for you.
Yeah, what? Tara Jones is here.
- [boys whooping.]
- [boy 1.]
Hey! So what? So this is your big second chance, mate.
Let's make it happen.
They kissed when they were 13.
Proper romantic.
- [boy 2 whistling.]
- He should go for it, right? - Come on, mate.
- Harry.
Come on.
She's just down the corridor.
I haven't talked to her for years.
So? She's super hot, man.
All right, ladies! Hey, Tara, I've got someone who wants to see you.
You remember Nick Nelson? Uh Yeah.
- Hi.
- [Tara.]
How are you? [imperceptible.]
[movie playing on laptop.]
Charlie's changing.
What do you mean? He's gone to rich-boy Harry's parties.
Last year he would have rather died than go to one of those.
Well, I don't think he's there to see Harry, to be honest.
Nick's stolen him.
That's a little dramatic.
It doesn't matter why he's there, he should be with his actual friends.
I think Nick is his friend.
So you're on his side? Tao, there aren't any sides.
Let's just stop talking about this.
Anyway, sorry about this.
I don't know why my friends want to set us up.
Not that you're not, like, um, you know I don't really feel that way Nick, it's fine, I don't feel that way about you either.
All of this could have been avoided if I just What? Told everyone I was a lesbian.
Well, yeah, um, but that's not something you'd want to lie about.
Wouldn't be a lie.
What? - Oh.
You actually are? - [girls cheering.]
There's my girlfriend over there.
- We've mostly been keeping it quiet.
- Yeah.
So why are you telling me? Me and Darcy have been talking, and honestly, we feel like we don't need to keep it that quiet anymore.
You mean, like, come out? Not necessarily.
Um, we don't want to make a big announcement, but Maybe just not hide so much.
That's cool.
I mean, I've only ever met one openly gay person before.
Do you know Charlie Spring? Yeah, I know of Charlie Spring.
Uh, are you friends? Yeah, we sit next to each other in form.
He's probably Yeah, he probably is my best friend right now.
Oh! [laughing.]
Want to dance? Yes, please.
Got to go.
Hey, look who's by himself.
Nick! Where you going? I'm going to go find Charlie.
What, that nerdy little Year 10? Why do you even hang out with him? - He's my friend.
- [Harry.]
But why? Do you feel sorry for him 'cause he's gay? [boys laughing.]
What? Oh, my God, no, wait, wait.
Do you think he has a crush on you? [laughter.]
Oh, my God, how sad.
That's homophobic, Harry.
[chuckles nervously.]
Come on, mate.
And I really don't like you.
Happy birthday.
Sorry I made tonight weird.
- You didn't.
- I did.
I just miss how things used to be.
With the four of us.
Well, sometimes change is a good thing.
That's true.
And Harry's party probably isn't even that bad.
Some of my friends said that they were going.
- Friends from Higgs? - Yeah.
- You made some friends? - Yeah, you jealous? - No, no.
I'm happy for you.
- [chuckles.]
I was really scared no one would like me, so I didn't even try talking to people at first.
But then I realized I actually needed to put myself out there or I'd just be alone.
So I think I'm going to be okay there.
At Higgs.
That's a good change, right? Yeah.
It's a good change.
[whimsical music playing.]
Look, I'm sorry about what happened.
- Have you finished sulking about it? - Leave me alone.
- Oh, come on.
- Do not touch me! [Elle.]
I miss you guys though.
We miss you a lot too.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
I kept buying your apple juice.
What? I kept accidentally buying your apple juice at the start of term.
Tao, that's so dumb.
I know.
Can we promise that no matter what happens we'll always prioritize our friendship? Sounds a bit dramatic.
No, I'm serious.
Like, no matter what changes, we always put our friendship first.
We'll still go bowling and watch creepy documentaries, and stay up to watch the Oscars.
And we'll always be able to talk about deep stuff.
Like this.
["Clearest Blue" playing on speakers.]
You'll meet me halfway ♪ Whenever I feel it coming on You can be well aware ♪ If ever I try to push away You can just keep me there ♪ So please say you'll meet me ♪ Nicholas! Come dance with me! I can't dance.
I don't care.
Tied to the shifting ground ♪ Like it always was ♪ [Nick.]
Sorry, I have to go.
I was just looking for someone.
No, stay with me! I want to hang out with you.
Do you like me? What? I really like you, Nick.
You don't have to reply right now, I just wanted you to know.
Um I'm going to find my friend.
Every open eye ♪ Holding on tightly to the sides Never quite learning why ♪ Whenever I feel it coming on You can be well aware ♪ If ever I try to push away You can just keep me, tell me ♪ Tell me, tell me you'll meet me ♪ Tell me, tell me you'll keep me ♪ Tell me, tell me you'll meet me ♪ Will you meet me more than halfway up? ♪ Shaped ♪ By clearest blue ♪ Shaped ♪ By clearest blue ♪ Shaped ♪ By clearest ♪ Hi.
You left.
Sorry, I I felt like I was in the way.
And your Year 11 friends are kind of intimidating.
I don't know if I want to hang out with those guys anymore.
I'd rather hang out with you, anyway.
So, I just ran into Ben.
Ben? Yeah.
I mean I dealt with it.
He tried to, like, apologize for what happened, but I pushed him into a wall and told him to go away.
I think he got the message this time.
- I'm so proud! - [Charlie.]
Shut up.
[partiers cheering.]
It's kind of noisy in here, isn't it? Yeah.
Shall we go somewhere quieter? Okay.
Come on.
["Alaska" playing on speakers.]
You want to race? You want to race me? - [Nick.]
No, no, no.
- You want to race? Come on! [Nick.]
Wait, stop! You're going too fast! Slow down! [Charlie.]
Come on! You and I, there's air in between ♪ Leave me be I'm exhaling ♪ [Nick.]
I'm dying! It's 'cause you're old.
Whoa! - [Nick.]
- How did Harry hire this entire place? Oh, he's, like, extremely rich.
He should have gone on My Super Sweet 16.
So he could cry when his parents got him the wrong color Lamborghini.
[Nick panting.]
So Was Harry being serious? Do you like Tara? What? No! No, definitely not.
Uh So you don't have a crush on anyone at the moment? Well I didn't say that.
What's she like then? You're just going to assume they're a "she"? Are they Are they not a girl? Um Would you go out with someone who wasn't a girl? I don't know.
Would you kiss someone who wasn't a girl? I don't know.
[whimsical music playing.]
Would you kiss me? Yeah.
[music continues.]
You okay? I [Harry.]
Nick, are you up here? I just want to talk, mate.
Why are you hiding? - [door opens.]
- [rock music playing on speakers.]
[door closes.]
And like, it's all just banter, isn't it? I mean, the lads can see it's banter.
You can see it's banter.
There's no need to start anything, just 'cause you're in a bad mood at my party.
Guess I was just in a mood.
So we're good? Yeah.
Just going to go find the loo.
[whimsical music continues.]
Hey, you okay? [sobbing.]
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
I've got you.
I got you.
Everything's going to be okay.
Would you kiss me? No.
[knocking at door.]
[Charlie's mom.]
Charlie! Can you get the door please? It's probably the postman.
Fine, one sec.
[music continues.]

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