Midsummer Night (2024) s01e03 Episode Script


[gentle music playing]
It's time for cake.
- [Håkan] Is it Mum's recipe?
- [Carina] Yes, nearly.
With a little personal touch.
- [chuckles]
- [Håkan] Mm.
[utensils clatter]
Hey, is is Johannes sick, or what?
No. Why do you ask?
No, he just seems down.
I've not seen him like this.
He was never really
kind of a party animal, but
Is he sick? Not good?
No, no. He's not sick in the slightest.
It's him.
He's just tired. That's all.
You remember how Johannes is.
Always working on the house
or in the garden.
- So, I can take the cake?
- No, I'll be right out.
- I'll fix this.
- Yup.
- You go.
- 'Kay.
[exhales slowly]
[footsteps fading]
[door opens, closes]
[exhales deeply]
[gentle instrumental music playing]
- [Carina] Time for the cake!
- [Darius] That looks nice.
[guests exclaim]
- [Elin] And here it comes.
- [Carina laughs]
- [Sara] Come put it put it right here.
- [Håkan] Wow.
- Oh. Well, look.
- [Håkan] Oh!
[Carina] There.
- [Jannike] Looks yummy.
- What, aren't you having any cake?
No, I, uh Yeah.
You must come and have some cake,
or your future mother-in-law
will be so disappointed.
[laughs] Yeah.
Have you not been
to a Midsummer before with Hanne?
No, it was just the usual Norwegian event.
- [Lysander] Right.
- Have you? Of course.
- [both chuckle]
- Yeah.
[Lysander] Yeah. I, uh Yeah.
I've been to both the regular Norwegian,
the regular Swedish one as well.
With the songs about the foxes
and the frogs on the ice.
Yeah, I see.
[Lysander] What do you What's your job?
I work in real estate.
- [Lysander] Okay.
- Yeah.
- And you, for the municipality?
- [Lysander] Yeah.
In administration for
for the culture and education department.
- That's brilliant.
- Yeah. [chuckles]
- It's an important job.
- Yes, thanks. It's the life to come.
To think, more than 13 years,
sitting on school benches.
Six, seven hours of time.
All day, every day.
Many hours, many years,
many situations away from your parents.
It's the kids more than
They're so susceptible.
So, do you think do you think much about
about children and all that?
Well, we'll begin
by getting married, of course.
- [Lysander] Yeah.
- Then take it from there.
[Lysander] Yes.
[both chuckle]
- ["Je Te Veux" playing]
- [indistinct chatter]
It's gorgeous, isn't it?
[Sara] Mm!
- Oh my God, it's so very good.
- [both laugh]
What is it? But there's something in it.
There's something Tell me.
Is there actually salt in the filling?
Secret of mine.
No, I think
what you can taste is the lemon curd.
- It's good, right?
- [Sara] Yes.
[indistinct chatter]
[Sara] I can taste it now that you say it.
[Elin] Oh, it's really, really nice,
isn't it?
[Jannike] Yeah. Is there more?
We should make a toast
to the queen of strawberry cake.
[Lysander] Yeah. Let's do it.
[Håkan] Absolutely incredible.
There's strawberry cake,
and then there's Carina's strawberry cake.
Can I have a word?
- [Lysander] Cheers.
- Yep.
[guests] Cheers!
- [Sara] Cheers.
- [Robert] Cheers.
[Darius] Yeah. Okay. I gotta go.
[piano music fades]
[gasps] Is Hanne pregnant?
Why do you say that?
Because I found a pregnancy test,
and it was positive.
And then we thought Hanne might be
Excuse me, Mother. Where did you find it?
Yeah. I just wanted to tell you
or we want to tell you
that we're really happy.
I've dreamt of being a grandmother.
And of you being a grandfather.
Yeah, but, I mean,
I don't want to be called grandmother.
That sounds so old, I think.
Call me anything. Call me "Grandma."
No, or Granny's more Granny's
"Granny," that feels too old, eh? [laughs]
"Nana"? Whatever.
As long as we have the newborn.
Then we can
for as long as we can hold him.
[Sara] What?
Oh, it's just that I was
in the bathroom, sitting on the loo.
And I've got a full view
of the waste bin, right?
And I see one of those pregnancy tests.
- And then
- Um, Mother.
You found it in the bin.
So it's okay for you to sift through bins?
Sift through? I didn't do that.
I'm not like that.
I was sitting on the loo,
like this, and looked under the sink.
And there was one
of those pregnancy tests.
I wasn't sifting through the rubbish,
not at all.
It was mine.
What did you say?
What you found,
the pregnancy test, is mine.
- Oh.
- Congratulations, Sara.
- That's amazing news.
- [Jannike] Congratulations.
- [Håkan] What's "amazing"?
- That she that she's pregnant.
How far along are you?
I was asking I'm asking
if you know how many months is she.
- [Jannike] Isn't it?
- [Håkan] What are you talking about?
Oh [gasps]
Uh yeah, let's have some more cake, Mum.
I I didn't know that
- [Darius] Yep.
- [Jannike] Excuse me.
[Tabur] Mm. [exhales]
You're pregnant?
[takes a deep breath] I guess so.
[sighs softly]
What do you think?
[scoffs] What do you think?
[sighs] I don't know.
Neither do I.
So where are we?
Yeah, we can't keep it.
- No.
- [Håkan] No.
- [Sara] I know you don't want children.
- No.
[Sara sighs]
Can we talk about this later?
- Course. Course.
- [Håkan] Later?
- Yeah. Absolutely. We will, yes.
- [Håkan] Yes.
[Sara sighs]
[gentle acoustic guitar music playing]
[door opens]
[door closes]
How does it feel to see Hanne again?
It's very nice.
It's nice or hurts?
It is nice, Mum.
- And your head?
- [sighs]
It's the top.
Are you certain
you've taken your medication?
Please, Mother. Please.
I love you, my son.
So never forget.
- Lysander? Come this way.
- Thanks. [sigh]
[doctor] Welcome. Good to see you.
Good to see you too.
[sighs] How are you feeling?
Better, I think.
That's good. Better's good. Still tired?
[Lysander] Um
A little in the middle of the day,
but we all do get a bit tired, don't we?
[chuckles] Are the morning
and the night headaches any different?
- It's the same.
- [doctor] Mm.
Are you still taking medication?
No, or um, paracetamol.
- Mm-hmm.
- Ibuprofen.
- Still erectile dysfunction?
- Yup.
Okay. Let's cut to the chase.
We have got back the test results
and checked them
against the most recent CT we took.
And we are thinking of an operation.
- Operation?
- [doctor] Uh, yes.
- In the brain?
- Yes, that is where it's located.
Lysander, the meningioma
well, the tumour is growing.
- But it is benign.
- [sighs]
However, if it is allowed
to continue growing,
there is a risk of potential brain damage.
Worst-case scenario, a stroke.
I recommend that we remove it
through an operation.
Even if it'll be tricky to reach.
How's it tricky?
Given its location,
there is a 50% possibility of success.
[echoing] Alternatively,
there is radiation therapy.
[Lysander] Fifty-fifty?
[doctor] Yeah, fifty-fifty.
I'll send you some information.
[distorted] And we are considering
- [Lysander] Fifty-fifty.
- [doctor] If we let it grow
And we are considering surgery.
There is a risk of potential
There is a risk of potential brain damage.
- [brakes screech]
- Erlik Oslo magazine?
[Lysander] Right. Hold on.
- What is
- Yes, it's "Erlik."
And seller number 26606.
- Right.
- Here.
No spaces.
How are you doing?
[sighs] Yeah. I've been better.
Hey, um can I ask you
If you found out that you may only have
may have two months left to live
What do you think you would do?
Take an overdose.
[Lysander] Right.
No, I I, uh
Honestly, I'd
spend time with the ones
who have meant the most.
[tense string music playing]
Say that I love them, or
Don't know.
[Lysander sighs]
[seller] Erlik Oslo magazine?
[Carina] What are you thinking, Hanne?
What if I can't do it?
[Carina] Of course you can do it.
No, not sure if I can.
But you can do it all.
You are so talented.
Yes, you always say that,
but it's not really true. [sighs]
Darius has no idea who he's marrying.
There are things in me.
- So
- My darling.
We all have our flaws.
Are you sure about getting married?
No. I feel I want I feel it.
I want to marry him.
But it just seems
Every now and then, I feel like
I see myself on the outside.
And then I see things that I don't like.
I see a person who I
I have no idea who
or how I ended up here.
And it's like
What is what? What is real?
Am I an adult? A child?
Am I really just a little kid
who must go on
pretending to be a grown-up?
I've tried so hard, and I feel it's so
It's chaos
I'm really, really
so terrified of getting married.
But you proposed, didn't you?
Yeah, it felt right.
I'm terrified of losing him. [chuckles]
Terrified of continuing with him.
Because I don't deserve him.
And he will find that out,
sooner or later.
Are you sure you love him?
[Hanne] Mm-hmm.
[gently] Oh
Do you remember when you read
The Brothers Lionheart to us?
[Carina chuckles]
"There are things that you must do,
even if they are dangerous,
or else you are not a human being
but a little louse."
[Carina] Mm-hmm.
[Hanne sniffles]
I think I could just be
a tiny little louse.
Is she drunk?
Is she drunk? Nah.
No, it could be pre-wedding nerves.
How's the work going?
It's fine.
Please don't work too hard.
It's it's important
that you live a little too.
I'm living.
No, I mean, you But to meet friends, or
I see friends all the time, Mother.
No, you
Darling, I just want you
to be happy, you know?
I'm doing fine.
I don't get
why you're so worried about me.
Hanne was constantly drunk
for weeks ahead of her graduation.
I didn't drink a drop
and came home on time.
It's not me you should be worrying about.
I'm in full control.
Full control.
has anything happened to Hanne?
There's always a Hanne drama, Mum.
You must be aware of that by now.
- [sombre music playing]
- [birds singing outside]
[Robert] Hmm.
You know what I like the most about Håkan?
Yes. I think I do, actually.
- [Sara] You do?
- Mm-hmm.
Okay. Say.
He's alive.
[Sara chuckles]
Yes, that's true. Not the wrong answer.
- I was gonna say something else, however.
- Oh.
- Sorry. What were you going to say?
- No.
- Your answer was a lot better. I mean it.
- Okay.
[laughs] It's just that we
We talked about it,
and we've made the decision that
we both don't want babies.
And now you're pregnant?
Yeah. I am, indeed. So
[chuckles] My God, let's stop.
Enough about that. Oh my.
Tell me something about your brother.
- It's your brother, is that right?
- And don't we look alike?
- Some differences, but I don't know.
- Yeah.
- No, so, um, my father
- [Sara] Mm-hmm.
My biological one died
when I was around one.
And so, a couple of years after that,
my mum met my father.
And so a couple of years after that,
they went and had little Darius.
Tabur has been
a completely amazing dad to me,
a really great husband to my mom,
so we have been very lucky.
[Sara] Mm.
And now, just like that, my little
little bro, Darius, is getting hitched.
- Ah
- Yeah.
But how about you?
Are you dating
or seeing anyone at the moment?
- Uh nah.
- No?
Uh, nah. Not at the minute.
You could say that I've sort of given up.
[Sara] Oh.
As in
There is someone,
but I'm pretty sure
that she doesn't know I
uh that I li that I like her.
[Sara] Ah.
You know the approach
I'd take to this kind of thing?
I think that it would be a good idea
for her to actually know,
so she gets a chance, I mean.
You don't know if you don't tell her.
No, yeah. True, true, true.
We will see.
[chuckles] She'll be flattered.
No matter who it may be.
You caught a crab.
- What?
- [Robert] Mm-hmm.
- By the rock?
- [Robert] Yeah.
- [gasps]
- [chuckles]
Look at that.
There. A little one.
- Do you know why it walks sideways?
- No.
- It's blind.
- Honestly?
- Nearly. It has very poor eyesight.
- Yeah?
But if you look here,
on this part of the crab,
it has these tiny tactile hairs
on the legs.
The hairs can probe
for danger or food that is around them.
So I suppose you might say
that they close their eyes
and feel their way
through their beautiful life.
- [chuckles] Yeah?
- Yeah.
[gentle string music playing]
Catch and release.
[gulls calling]
- Can you please put a sausage on for me?
- Of course I will.
[Hanne] Is it okay if I ask you something?
I think so. Yeah.
I wondered
I never really understood
or something like that.
How it was that
- Okay [sighs]
- [exhales]
Why it was that you didn't want me.
[indistinct chatter]
Do you think this is appropriate
to ask me now?
I just need to know.
- What was wrong with me?
- There's nothing wrong with you, Hanne.
- It was me who didn't want to be involved.
- With me is what you're saying.
- A relationship with me.
- It wasn't just with you. With no one.
I can't commit to one person.
I can't exist like that.
To be with someone
The idea of only being the two of us
for the rest of our lives,
without the possibility to
And then I realised that you,
you just that's not you
You have to have
a more traditional relationship.
[Hanne] Mm-hmm.
Understand, it's not me
not wanting you, yeah?
You wanted something entirely else
from me.
You wanted me to be
a different person than I am.
I tried so hard to be
what you wanted me to be.
You're utterly fantastic.
But why couldn't I adapt
or try to do something?
And you could have given me
at least the chance
to try to be what you wanted me to be.
And have you adapted to Darius?
I want to be with him.
I like being with him.
He's a good person, and he's sturdy.
I love being with him.
Because you're scared of being alone.
Hmm? I feel alone.
Often. And when I'm with anyone.
And I think you do as well, don't you?
But you're really scared of it,
more than me.
And that's why you keep clinging on
to him.
He wants to be with you for the good days
and for the bad ones as well.
[gentle instrumental music playing]
What are you doing here? Why come today?
- [sighs]
- [footsteps approaching]
[sighs] Let's get on with it.
- Time to win. Come on.
- [Hanne] Yeah. Sure.
- [sighs]
- Lysander!
- Come on.
- Yeah.
[indistinct, excited chatter]
[Elin] Go, go, go! Come on, guys!
[Petro] Bravo, Dad!
[Elin] Come on!
[laughing loudly]
[laughing] I knew it! Yeah!
- [bottle clinks]
- [group cheers and laughs]
[both laughing]
Go, go, go, go! Go down. Easy.
- Together.
- [Håkan] Okay, Carina!
- [Darius grunts]
- [laughs]
Come on.
Get ready! Set?
- Once. Come on.
- [grunts] Hanne!
- [Sara] Go, go, go, go!
- [Robert] Yay! Hanne, go!
[Darius] Go on! You got it!
[Elin] Again! Again!
- [Robert] Come on!
- [cheering]
- [Robert] Come on!
- [group groans]
Hanne, you cheated!
- What?
- [Helena] You went before "go."
You went on "set." You went early.
- Does it really matter, sweetie? Oh.
- Yes, it really does!
- Calm down.
- Are you really that competitive?
What is the matter?
Can you not bear to let someone else win
for once in your life?
[Hanne] Are you kidding me?
For fuck's sake! Hanne is cheating,
and nobody but me points it out?
- It's not important
- Did you see her cheat?
- [Håkan] Yes
- [Helena] Listen!
- [Carina] Sweetheart
- I'm not playing if you let her cheat.
- Sweetie.
- Come on, we're just playing.
[Carina] Darling, it is just a game!
Why do you take her side, Mum? Why?
- I'm not taking her
- Oh, yes! You do!
- Well, next time, we'll
- Everyone here, you're all doing that!
You all take Hanne's side!
What the fuck are you looking at?
- [Hanne] Calm down.
- You know what? Let's take a little break.
- [Jannike] Yes.
- So that we can gather our thoughts.
And you, Hanne. You come here too.
Let's calm down, now.
- It's embarrassing.
- Stop.
You're embarrassing!
Your face is embarrassing!
[Carina] You're acting
like a couple of ten-year-olds.
Now, get it together. Both of you.
- So we'll have a pleasant evening.
- Agreed. Yeah.
It wasn't me who began it.
What is this?
What's happened between you and Hanne?
She annoys me.
I can see that, but tell me what happened.
Mum, don't.
I can't talk about it right now, please.
No, darling, ten minutes ago, you said
that everything was under control.
Is it really?
[sighs, grunts]
Almost. Almost under control.
- [sighs]
- [bright music playing]
But what on earth has happened?
- Tell me.
- [sighs]
[pop music playing on stereo]
[woman] Helena?
Could you close up shop, please?
I've got so many things
to get through today.
That's fine, yeah.
- Where are you going?
- He wants it to be a surprise, he says.
[Helena] Nice.
One of those restaurants
that serve you 12 courses or whatever.
I just don't get it.
You're full after the fifth, and then
you still have seven courses to eat.
- It's very romantic.
- Yeah, I guess it is.
- One thing.
- Great if it's on someone else.
Could you do me a favour?
So my brother's taking the car tomorrow.
He needs to get the key.
- Sure, I know where he works.
- Hmm?
That's fine. I can go on my way home.
You are the best there is.
[both chuckle]
- Okay.
- [Helena] Have fun.
See you. And thanks!
[door opens]
["Riv i hjertet"
by Sondre Justad continues]
- Brought the keys.
- Oh, thanks. Thanks for doing that.
My sister was going out to dinner,
she said.
Yeah, a romantic evening. [chuckles]
- Can I have a water?
- [brother] Sure thing.
- Hi.
- [brother] Hi.
Lucas Berg.
I have a booking. A room for two.
- [brother] Yeah, it's ready for you.
- [Lucas] Great.
The lifts are back there, to the right.
Yes. I'm just gonna meet
my girlfriend at the bar first.
- [brother] Have fun.
- Thanks.
[door closes]
[tense music playing]
[speaking inaudibly]
- [Hanne] Cheers.
- [Lucas] Thanks.
[Hanne chuckles]
[quietly] Fuck's sake.
[tense music fades]
[sighs] Let's talk about it another day.
I, uh I will put it right, Mother.
I promise you, I will.
[gentle piano music playing]
[gentle music ends]
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