Midsummer Night (2024) s01e02 Episode Script


- [sombre music playing]
- A toast to love! Cheers.
- [Carina] Cheers to love.
- Cheers.
- [Darius] Cheers.
- [Jannike] To summers!
- And handsome men.
- [all chuckle]
[indistinct, excited chatter]
[sombre piano music building]
- What?
- [whispers indistinctly]
- Where are you going?
- Mm, to the bathroom.
[Hanne sighs]
- If that's okay.
- Yes, it's okay.
[Darius] Yes?
- I'm sorry.
- [Darius] Hmm?
I definitely wasn't told
that Lysander was coming.
Ah, don't worry.
- It's my mum.
- [Darius] Mm-hmm.
I know she can be spontaneous,
but usually,
her social antenna is turned on.
I have no idea what's going on.
- That's okay.
- Her social antennae. Right here.
- [laughs]
- But now they droop.
Hanging like two old wet rags,
slipped over her eyes.
It's all fine. It's no problem.
I love you.
- I love you too.
- [Hanne] Mm.
[gentle music playing]
Since when did you stop drinking booze?
Your hair looks fabulous, Hanne.
It took me by surprise.
It looks different. So chic.
And you own it.
Why are you here?
Uh, well, your mother invited us,
and we said yes.
Okay. Why, then?
You'd have to ask your mother.
You know exactly what I mean.
You could have said no.
My mother really wanted to come today.
So I thought I could come too.
If I had thought
it would be stressful, I wouldn't have.
No, not stressful.
No, I just think it's a little strange.
I can go.
- That definitely would be strange.
- Right.
Uh, I'll have to remain here.
I don't get why you want to be here
at the same time
that my fiancé and his family are here.
- Congratulations.
- [Hanne] Yeah.
Honestly. It's truly fantastic.
Thank you.
And a little strange.
[gulls calling]
Are you content?
With him?
Are you really?
- Hmm?
- Yeah.
Sure about that?
You are the same as ever.
[nostalgic, acoustic guitar music playing]
[light chatter continues]
[Johannes] Are you seeing anyone
at the moment?
Um no. No one special, no.
[Johannes] No?
- Why?
- I was just curious. You know.
- Yeah, thanks.
- Yeah.
Thanks for being interested, Papa.
- [Johannes] Mm.
- [Jannike] No, this herring is incredible.
Yeah, yeah. I just can't stop eating it.
Yeah. Oh, the wine!
- Cheers!
- [group] Cheers!
- Cheers!
- [Hanne] Ah
[Håkan] Sara chose it all.
Sara, you have very good taste.
She has very good taste.
Both when we talk wine,
and, uh, handsome menfolk!
[laughs loudly]
- [Sara] Yes, I do.
- [Jannike] Yeah!
- Cheers to menfolk! And life!
- [group] Cheers!
[Håkan] Cheers to me!
- I'll pour you water now, eh?
- Don't you want any more compliments?
- Nah.
- Hey, Hanne. I've been thinking.
You must tell us if you want help
with the wedding. I mean it.
- You have to call us if you need any help.
- Course.
Yes, but I mean it.
You have to ask us
because he's too scared to ask for help.
- [laughs]
- No, I'm not at all.
I mean it.
We absolutely don't really need any help.
- You're so clever. You can handle it.
- Yeah. [chuckles]
[Jannike] Did Darius tell you
about that place
where Tabur and I went
to a Christmas party?
Mm, no.
So, I have absolutely no idea
if they arrange weddings there or
- Tabur, do you think they do weddings?
- Who?
[Jannike] No, where.
The place we went to for the party.
Ma, I think we've actually already decided
on somewhere.
[Jannike] Okay, okay.
No, but it's always good
to have a backup plan.
That's what I mean.
You can have a backup plan.
- [Darius] Yes, Mother.
- Right.
My father my father was a judge.
- [Robert] Mm-hmm.
- [Jannike] No, hang on. What was he again?
A public notary, Mum.
Public notary, but then the rules changed,
so now he can't marry people anymore.
Now, perhaps it's only governors or
- The mayor.
- Huh?
- [Robert] The mayor.
- Yes, the mayor. The governor, yeah.
Now it's only public officials
and mayors who can officiate.
- Mm-hmm. And elected officials, actually.
- [Jannike] Hmm?
Elected and public officials are allowed
to officiate as well. Mm-hmm.
- [Jannike] Oh really?
- Lysander can officiate.
- No! Can you?
- [Lysander] Yeah.
I didn't know that.
Have you married anyone?
Yes. Yes, plenty.
I married a couple last weekend.
- [Jannike] No!
- Mm-hmm.
- And is it something you enjoy?
- [Lysander] Absolutely.
As I see it, it's joyful. Mm.
[Sara] Mm.
[Håkan] Time for us to make a toast
to the newlyweds-to-be.
[Jannike] Yes! Cheers to the two of you.
[Håkan] Yes. So here is a toast
to the newlyweds-to-be.
- [Sara] Cheers to the newlyweds!
- [all] Cheers.
- [Håkan chuckles] Cheers.
- [Robert] Cheers.
- [tense music playing]
- [indistinct, excited chatter]
[chatter fades out]
- [Hanne] Shall we share a taxi?
- [Darius] No, you go ahead.
What you doing?
Shouldn't you be getting
the train to the airport?
[Darius] No, it's okay.
They leave every ten minutes.
Enjoy. I'll be leaving in a few minutes.
Yeah, okay, then. I'm leaving now
if you want to come and say goodbye.
Where are you going again?
I've told you that
at least ten times, sweetheart.
The cinema, then we could go
for a glass of wine at the pub.
- You look nice.
- Thank you. Have you seen my phone?
- Uh
- Can you ring it?
Who were you going to the cinema with?
- Nora and Astrid. Shh.
- [line ringing]
[cell phone vibrating]
- Don't miss your flight, then.
- No.
It leaves in two hours.
I'll be right on time.
- So then, I'll see you?
- Tomorrow night.
- Good luck.
- Have fun.
- [door closes]
- [indistinct chatter]
[pop music playing on radio]
- Hey.
- [man] Hi.
[Hanne chuckles]
- [man] Hey.
- [Hanne] Hey.
- Hanne? Okay. Yeah.
- Yeah. Lucas?
Yeah. That's that's me. [chuckles]
I I ordered for you.
Uh, gin and tonic.
Thanks. Forward.
Yeah, I can always order something else
if you'd rather have that.
- No. It's absolutely fine.
- No?
[Hanne sighs]
I, uh I booked a room.
I thought, as you mentioned on the phone
how you're worried about being seen, so
Shall we?
- Yeah?
- Um
We can get
to know each other better first.
So, you're on Tinder to
get to know people?
Could we?
[chuckles] So one of those.
- [both chuckle]
- What is "one of those"?
One of them
who takes it one step at a time.
- Are you in a hurry?
- No. Not at all.
[Hanne sighs]
- [sighs]
- Uh is there someone you're looking for?
Uh, no.
Are you seeing anyone?
Are you?
No, I'm single.
- [Hanne] Mm.
- [Lucas chuckles]
So if you're bothered
about being seen, we do have a room.
We can just
just go up.
Yeah, we could.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
Great. Come.
[sombre piano music playing]
- [door opens]
- [woman] Hi!
[door closes]
[lift bell rings]
- [button chimes]
- Do you do this often?
What is "often"?
- You seem to be avoiding the question.
- [chuckles]
How about you?
No. Frankly not.
[softly] Okay.
I definitely get player vibes from you.
I wouldn't say "player," exactly.
- No?
- [chuckles softly]
[indistinct chatter]
[Darius sighs]
What you thinking about?
- Uh nothing.
- Nothing?
No, I was thinking about
what secret mum and dad are keeping.
- [Darius] Yeah?
- Think if they've won the lottery.
And they've asked us here
to give a million each.
Shame they don't play the lottery, then.
I know that, Hanne.
If you could only eat one thing
for the rest of your life,
what would you eat?
Uh no idea.
No, uh Yes, thanks.
- I read a list of party tips online.
- Understood.
If you want to start a conversation
at a party, uh,
you can start with one of these questions.
Well, and the food question was one,
so, um, yeah.
"What would you eat if"
and so on and so on.
- Got it. [chuckles]
- Yeah.
- It didn't work well at all. Nah.
- No, it really didn't. [laughs]
- I'll get a complaint by me. Via email.
- Will you really?
[Robert] No, I mean, I
I'm not gonna complain.
I uh
That's not me.
I'm not one of those guys who complains.
Neither do I.
- Nor me. Nah.
- Nah?
That's true.
I'll perhaps
In a restaurant, I will make a complaint.
If I If you don't get
what you ordered, for example.
Or you order something,
and then in comes another dish.
You order three courses.
In comes two.
- Can you just pass the mustard sauce?
- Yep.
Can I have the salt?
- Dad?
- [Johannes] Hmm?
Can I have the salt?
For you?
No, thanks.
You're an impressive young woman.
Thank you? [scoffs]
[quietly] Sorry.
[indistinct chatter continues]
Do you really think so?
Um, is it okay for me to say
that I find this difficult?
That I'm not able to exactly be relaxed
when I don't know
when you're dropping the bomb?
Okay. I thought it was best to wait
until everyone had come together.
Yeah. Well, we're all here now.
[sighs, quietly] Okay.
- I'll do it.
- Thank you.
[indistinct chatter continues]
- [tapping]
- [chatter dies down]
[Carina] Dear friends, dear family.
It's so nice to see you all here together.
Er Johannes and I wanted to take
the opportunity here today
to [inhales sharply]
for, what I mean
When will be the next time?
- [sighs]
- [group chuckles]
God, this is hard.
[sighs] Johannes,
I just want to say thanks.
Um I wanted to thank you
for everything we've done together,
For this house
and all that we've built up.
As a couple.
We did well.
The children
All grown up.
It felt like only yesterday,
your first steps
on the grass, learning to walk.
[chuckling] And now,
you're getting married, Hanne.
- [sighs] Oh God, I'm sorry.
- [Hanne] Hmm.
Johannes has such a positive energy
that makes you feel totally secure.
And I've had that feeling for 30 years.
Therefore, I know this could come as a bit
of an unexpected surprise to you all.
- [coughing]
- [Carina] But Johannes and I have
- Oh, but
- [Tabur] Jannike?
- You all right?
- What's the matter?
- [Tabur] Somebody, get water.
- [Sara] She's choking.
- [Elin] Jannike?
- [Darius] Mum?
[overlapping, concerned chatter]
- [Petro] Come here.
- [Elin] Someone, help her.
[tense string music playing]
- [Robert spluttering]
- [groaning]
- [Jannike coughing]
- [Tabur] Ah.
I couldn't breathe!
- Oh
- Let's get you sat down.
- Oh, God help me!
- [Tabur] Let's have a seat.
- Oh!
- [Darius] There.
No, there. That was really bad.
- Oh!
- [Tabur] You have to have a little
[Petro] Feel everything is out now?
- You have to have a little water.
- I mean Yes, but I
Yes, I think so. I ate so much herring.
- Here.
- [Håkan] Are are you okay?
- Yeah, but have a little more.
- Sing, or Sing something.
- [Darius] Yeah. Mum, just
- Sing? Really?
[Jannike] The danger's over.
Sing something now.
- Yes.
- [Jannike] Honestly.
- Sing. Yeah, okay. We
- [Jannike] So embarrassing.
What the hell? You've all got to sing.
Really loudly. Okay?
- [Sara] Which song do you want?
- [Håkan] Listen.
[in Swedish] It all depends on you
How this will be, fallera ♪
You decide how this will be, fallera ♪
Let songs be sung
And everyone, feel young ♪
Let's all decide to be happy, fallera ♪
[Håkan, in English] Good!
[chatter continues below]
[whimsical music playing]
[sighs, sniffles]
[bin opens, closes]
[excited chatter]
[Jannike] Ah.
- Hi.
- [Jannike] Hi.
- You better?
- Huh?
- Are you better?
- Yeah.
- Yeah?
- I panicked.
I just felt like I couldn't breathe.
- I've got something to tell you.
- What?
- No, I'll tell you I'll tell you later.
- No, tell me.
Right. Over there.
Yeah, yeah. Here.
Here. Here. That's the place.
- Okay. Come on, now.
- [Håkan] Everybody, into position.
And then we lift on three.
And it's heavy. Okay?
- One, two, three! Come on!
- [Jannike] Bend your legs!
[Håkan] That's it! Yep! Here we go!
[group chattering and groaning]
[Håkan] That's it! Put your back into it!
- There we go!
- [group] Yay!
[cheering and laughing]
- [Hanne] There we go.
- [Håkan] Wow. Yeah.
- [Håkan] Well done.
- [Petro] Great.
- [Håkan] Lovely.
- [Helena] Yeah. Put it in.
- [Håkan] Very good, Johannes.
- [Petro] Well done, Papa.
- Time for games! Let's get started!
- Let's get started! Yeah!
- [group laughs]
- [Carina] Come on.
- Hey, old man. You okay?
- [Johannes] Hmm?
Now, let's cut loose a little.
Huh? Come on.
Okay. Are you ready?
- All right. Come on, then.
- [Carina] Let's do it.
[Sara] Let's start
with the midsummer classic.
[Jannike] I love that.
Johannes? You in?
- [Elin] I'm ready.
- [Håkan] Let's go!
[in Swedish] The little frogs
The little frogs ♪
Are funny to observe ♪
The little frogs, the little frogs ♪
Are funny to observe ♪
No ears, no ears
No tails do they possess ♪
No ears, no ears
No tails do they possess ♪
Croak, croak, croaky ♪
Croak, croak, croaky ♪
[all cheer and laugh]
["Små grodorna" playing]
- [laughing]
- [upbeat Swedish dance continues]
Where we sit and where we stand ♪
We can all play ♪
- [traditional song ends]
- [all cheer]
Okay, time for a
Listen, listen, listen. A favourite.
- "The Bear Is Sleeping." Okay? Hey.
- [all cheer]
- Johannes, can you be the bear?
- Nah.
- What? Of course you're the bear.
- No. I said no.
[Helena] Dad. Be the bear.
- I can do it.
- Ah, please. What the hell?
Come on, Johannes.
Aren't you listening? Nah.
I see. I see. [chuckles]
I can. I can be the bear. Okay?
- [Helena] Great.
- Yeah!
[Jannike] You'll be great.
[Håkan] Yes, you'll be the bear, Lysander.
- [Sara] Okay. Ready?
- [Håkan] Uh, let's go!
[in Swedish] The bear is sleeping
The bear is sleeping ♪
In its cosy den ♪
It is not that scary ♪
As long as you are wary ♪
Then again, then again
We're never completely safe ♪
- [roars]
- [all laughing]
- [in English] No, no, no!
- [growls]
[all laughing]
[Jannike] Oh no! What are you doing?
Are you okay?
- I'm okay.
- [laughs]
[Sara] Okay. Okay. Come on.
Come on. Who's next?
[sombre music playing]
[music fades out slowly]
- [cell phone vibrates]
- [shower running]
[door opens]
[door closes]
- [Hanne] Shall we share a taxi?
- No, you go ahead.
[Hanne] What are you doing?
Shouldn't you be getting the train?
No, it's okay.
They leave every ten minutes.
- Enjoy. I'll be leaving in a few minutes.
- [boot zips]
- [Hanne] Yeah, okay, then.
- [sighs]
Yep. Have fun.
[Hanne] I'm leaving now
if you want to say goodbye.
Where are you going again?
I've told you that
at least ten times, sweetheart.
The cinema.
Then we could go for wine at the pub.
- You look nice.
- Thank you.
Have you seen my phone anywhere?
- Uh
- Can you ring it?
Who were you going
to the cinema with again?
Nora and Astrid. Shh.
[cell phone vibrating]
- What time is your flight, then?
- I'll make it in time. It's in two hours.
- And then I'll see you?
- Tomorrow night.
[kisses] Good luck.
[Darius sighs]
[door opens]
[door closes]
[tense music playing]
[heart thumping rapidly]
[indistinct chatter]
[lift bell rings]
[lift door closes]
[door opens]
[inhales sharply]
[door closes]
[tense music continues]
[crying softly]
[phone clatters]
[tense music subsides]
[knocking on door]
[Jannike] Come in.
- Hi, Darius.
- [Darius] Hi.
[Tabur] Darius?
Oh. Come in.
What has happened to you?
- Can I sleep here?
- Of course.
Yes, of course.
- But but Hanne knows you're here?
- She thinks I'm on my way to Copenhagen.
- [Jannike] Yeah. Have you had a fight?
- Can we talk about it tomorrow, Mum?
- [Jannike] Sure.
- Yeah.
I need to get to bed anyway.
Get a few hours
to give me strength to work tomorrow.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- Good night.
- Good night.
Good night.
Would you like something? Tea?
Yeah. Tea would be nice.
I love her so much.
It hurts me too much.
I should have called her.
Told her it's not okay.
There's no point anymore.
Another man?
[Darius sniffles] Mm.
I don't know what to do.
[Tabur] Have you talked to her?
No. I didn't have a clue until tonight.
I just don't get it.
I thought we were doing all right.
What is "all right"?
I felt so good being with her.
Everything. Breathe together.
Yeah. Not so joyous now.
Are you able to share her with other men?
The plan was not to share each other
with another person.
It was to be able
to trust each other completely.
Be together as one.
Be faithful.
Show respect.
What's the meaning of respect to you?
We learn that from a very early age, Papa.
It's a moral compass.
- Respect is a moral code?
- Yes. Respect is a moral code.
You think you're morally superior, do you?
All because she's unfaithful?
And you are not.
No, not morally superior.
But to be a part of a major conscious act
she must know is damaging?
That feels like it
is crossing the line completely to me.
Oh my, the line.
To reduce it to an imaginary line is easy.
To live by them is not that easy, son.
That line that particular line,
Papa, is very clear.
Is it, now?
Papa, forgive me.
But I don't think I have your strength.
I'm aware of all that you've been through.
Just how hard.
I can't fathom how you're able to forgive
after everything that's happened.
To be able to forgive the unforgivable,
to be able to continue going forward,
telling right from wrong
is not always that easy.
Well, it's true. Yes, she hurt you.
But her lie, the fact
that she chose not to tell you about it
She has lied.
Or is she scared to lose you?
Then she should have thought
about it a lot more. Before she did it.
Perhaps she should.
It may come as a shock to you, but
maybe this could be
that Hanne is crying out for help.
Who knows?
Who knows?
- [gentle music playing]
- [guests cheering and laughing]
[Hanne sighs]
- Hi.
- [Hanne] Hi.
- Are you all right?
- Yeah.
- I haven't laughed this much in ages.
- Yeah?
So you're enjoying it?
- Very much.
- That's good.
You're the best in the whole world.
[Darius chuckles softly]
You and me.
- We.
- Us.
[gentle music swells]
[gentle music fades slowly]
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