Postcards (2024) s01e03 Episode Script

The Only Constant in Life...

[bright music plays]
[birds chirping]
- Sir.
- What is it?
Apology sir, but you have a guest.
I'm terribly sorry that I did not
mention it within your itinerary.
Well, first and foremost,
you are not a butler. So
You know what?
You go back tell them I can't see them.
- They will wait until you can fit them in.
- Sir it's
I do not care if it's the Prince of Wales.
Sir, it's Mr. Kabir.
[lively music playing]
Coffee, sir.
[Mr. Kabir] Hey! Olumide!
[laughs] I'm sorry.
- [Mr. Kabir] Hmm.
- [glass clinking]
[drink gurgling]
Still not the drinking man, Olu?
Right where I left it.
[Mr. Kabir sighs]
Would you be needing anything else sir?
I'll ring if I do.
- Mr. Kabir?
- Nope, thanks.
[Mr. Kabir] Oh, by the way,
how is Dahlia
settling back in now that she's
home from her Master's Program?
Very well sir.
The kids are excited to have her home.
She'll probably rest for a month
and then start applying.
Any firm will be lucky to have her.
That's very kind of you sir to say that.
Thank you. I'll be right outside.
- [Mr. Kabir] Alright.
- [music fades]
You haven't fired
this one yet. I'm impressed.
Uh, he's efficient mostly.
[Mr. Kabir] Mm.
[Mr. Kabir giggles]
- So?
- [Mr. Kabir sniffs]
So, news on the property.
- It's a miracle really.
- [lively music resumes]
I know nicer bosses
who get their coffee spat in regularly.
[laughs] Come on Olu, chill a little.
No one's out to get you, yet.
We should close on the property,
you know, get Dan to look at the papers.
Crunch the figures so that
there are no surprises at the end.
Enough of this money talk.
Everything is a wall with you.
There are over ten thousand licensed
therapists in this district alone.
If I wanna sob all over
a couch, I'll book a session.
And not distract
my accountant with family drama.
Well [sniffs]
I wish you would see a therapist.
Stupid of me to even think
that oh, "He needs a best friend."
Turns out I'm just a lousy accountant.
Apology accepted.
I wasn't going to apologize.
Anyway, let's go check out the property.
We'll take your car.
No. Come on Olu. Come on!
[birds chirping, cawing]
[Siddarth] Good morning.
Good morning.
[sighs] I'm sensing a long one today.
- Hmm?
- Yeah.
Don't forget we have
dinner with Isioma today.
[chuckles] I can't believe
she's coming to India.
[both huff]
Neither can I.
I'm so excited to see her.
- Thank you.
- Yeah.
I just hope I'm able
to make it back on time.
You know this patient of mine
his mom is there by his side and
it's very clear that she loves him.
She's no You know,
their bond is so strong.
- It's
- Stop it.
Just stop it.
[Zainab sighs]
- Stop talking?
- [melancholic music playing]
I thought we agreed to drop it.
What are you talking about?
[in Hindi] Stop playing with my mind, Sid.
[in English] Zainab?
You know what?
I think we should tell
your family about our decision.
Why are you talking in circles?
Oh yeah? To not have kids.
To not breed caretakers
to exploit when we're old.
We agreed on that, right?
Well, now that you've brought it up,
we're definitely not gonna do that.
And you know, it might be a thing
that you are not familiar with,
but families are supposed
to grow and increase.
[in Hindi] Sid, what is all this?
[in English] [splutters] What is all this?
[voice breaking]
When did I stop being enough?
I have to go.
[melancholic music continues]
[door opens and closes]
[theme music playing]
[vehicle engine roaring]
- Man, Kabir,
- [Mr. Kabir sighs]
what's the matter with you?
You ought to act your age.
Do you know how many
traffic hazard we created on our way here?
That's how I drive.
[wistful music playing]
I'm gonna ask you once,
did you know?
Did you plan this?
Hmm? Did you?
Act your age, Olumide.
- [crow cawing]
- It's been over three decades.
[tense music plays]
Come on.
[Olumide] Where are you going?
We ought to be going after them.
- What's wrong with you?
- [Mr. Kabir] No, no!
What's wrong with you? To what end?
Follow them and then what?
Blast from the past?
Come on.
- [man] Hello sir, welcome.
- [Mr. Kabir] Hi.
[man] So thrilled to finally meet you.
Hello sir.
I'm Ar I'm Arjun.
- So Mr. Khan asked me to show you around.
- [Mr. Kabir] Hmm.
This is the place.
And you'll be pleased
to see the space in this house.
And as you can see here
is the dining area.
The cross ventilation
of this house is great.
- Looks good.
- [Arjun chuckles]
- What do you think sir?
- [wistful music playing]
[wistful music continues]
Oh aha!
Maybe some other time.
[Olumide] I'm sorry.
Yeah, I'm so sorry.
He's been a little ill lately.
Bad case of indigestion.
I'll call Mr. Khan to reschedule, Arjun.
Great going so far.
- Thank you so much.
- [Arjun] No problem sir.
[car engine starts]
You can't be serious.
What's the matter with you?
Just drive.
- I can't believe it.
- Just drive.
[door bell rings]
[grunts] Who is there?
- [Zainab] Yooo!
- [lively music plays]
- Girl. [laughs]
- [Zainab] Look at you.
- I missed you. Come here. [laughs]
- [Zainab laughs]
- [Zainab] You.
- Uh uh, don't do that.
[woman continues laughing]
- Oh, you look good.
- [Zainab] I thought
we were supposed to have dinner?
Um Yeah girl, but I miss you,
so I decided to come earlier.
- Aren't you happy to see me? Ooh!
- [Zainab] Wow.
- So fancy!
- [Zainab] Welcome.
Thank you.
Please, feel at home.
- Of course.
- [Zainab] Ah ah!
- How?
- [comic music plays]
Look at you. How are you?
- I'm good.
- How are you even here?
How am I where?
First, ooh! [sighs]
- Okay, what would you like to have?
- Some jollof.
- No?
- No.
- [Isioma scoffs]
- That's for my husband.
I have chai, methai. You'll like it.
[Isioma] It's okay, bring it.
I'll try it all.
Earth to Siddharth.
- Right here.
- [laughs]
Could have fooled me.
You have to tell me what's got you so far.
[in Hindi] It's nothing, friend.
[in English] There's nothing.
Don't say it's nothing.
Siddharth, a problem shared,
is a problem solved, okay?
- I know.
- Sid.
Sid, come on,
I'm your friend, no judgements here.
I promise.
[exhales] Okay.
- Kareena, what do you think about kids?
- [soft music plays]
- Kids?
- Hmm.
I mean, they are such a blessing.
Hectic? Yes.
[soft music continues]
You know I babysit regularly.
You? Wow. How do you get the time?
You know Sid, you always
find time for things that you love
and find excuses
for things that you can do without.
You know, I just want to have
a house full of kids one day
with the right man.
I'm sure you will come across someone.
He's not far. I can practically smell him.
Wow! That's the spirit.
[Siddarth sniffs]
What do you think of kids?
- Me?
- Yeah.
Whatever I thought about kids,
in the last few days
it's just completely changed.
But don't you think, uh,
change is good sometimes?
I'm not so sure.
Oh my God,
don't tell me you just
got one bowl of jollof rice.
[in Hindi] So, what else?
[in English] Sid
come on now, we had a deal!
Yeah, I completely forgot. Uh
Okay, do one thing, you keep this. Take.
Okay, so you take my lunch.
Okay. Happy?
[Kareena] Mmh.
My compliments to the chef, as always.
Yeah, I I'll tell Zainab.
[Siddarth in Hindi] Uh Hold on!
- Huh?
- This
[in English] Why do I feel
that I've been cheated?
- What is this?
- [Kareena laughs]
[in Hindi] What is this? Only leaves.
[in English] Have it.
It's very good for your health.
Dr. Sid, have it.
Wait, first of all,
you have to tell me how you got to India.
How else do they come to anywhere?
I know you hate planes.
You call them metal coffins.
I just thought, you know what?
I only have one life, so YOLO.
And then you got
on the metal coffin and came to India.
I did. And I missed you so much.
You talk about how
beautiful India is and then I got this
work fellowship and I was like okay, yes!
And who knows,
my husband just might be
on some elephant somewhere
in India, singing and waiting
- for me to come join hands.
- Oh my God.
Hairy chest,
and long hair, singing, Destinambari ♪
Where is my Isioma? ♪
I know you would never change.
Because you have watched
too many Bollywood movies.
- [in Hindi] My father!
- [in English] And besides,
I got my own
"Indian husband" in school, in America.
[in Hindi] My mother!
[in English] Whatever.
- You get ready, you take me out, okay?
- [giggles]
You know, I
I had this market trip planned, but
Well then if you're fine,
then take me out, girl!
I came all the way
just for you 'cause I miss you.
The least you can do is,
take me out let me experience India.
Yeah, and work on a fellowship
and find yourself Indian husband.
- It doesn't matter.
- Huh.
- Three birds, one stone.
- [Zainab laughs]
Get up Z! Let's go Z!
- Come on. Yeah.
- Let's go!
[upbeat music playing]
[upbeat music continues]
- [in Hindi] Two cups of tea, please.
- [in English] It's good.
- [birds chirping]
- Mmmh.
[in English] Nice.
Where are you staying anyways?
Ah! Somewhere
I can live my single life in peace,
without your married ways judging me.
You really had
that one prepared didn't you?
You know me,
you can never catch me off guard.
[both laughing]
[Isioma] So,
why did you pull out
the heavy duty cleaning gear today?
- Can't a girl clean her house again?
- [tuts] Girl stop.
I know you.
What's up? Talk to me.
- [soft music playing]
- [birds chirping]
Sid wants kids.
Ah! Mh.
- And you still don't want kids?
- No!
[in Pidgin] It's easy to start trouble,
but not easy to stop.
[in English] Remind me
why you really don't want kids.
That's not the point.
The real point here
is that Sid has changed.
He's not the man I married.
I mean, he has completely abandoned me.
Ah! Wow!
That's serious.
No, that's a heavy allegation.
So, he has stopped caring for you?
Cooking for you,
writing you those cute love notes,
taking you out on dates?
That's still the same
Siddharth that you left Nigeria for.
You know what I mean?
No. This was the major agreement
we had before getting married.
No kids.
For someone who really loves kids,
your aversion towards them is amusing.
I'm glad my pain entertains you.
Oh come on, stop it there.
Babe, listen, people change.
Remember few years
when you use to hate lemons?
But now you can't even go
a whole day without taking lemons.
[in Pidgin] What about me?
Me and planes? [in Igbo] God forbid.
I could never get on a plane for anything.
[in Pidgin] But how did I get to India?
No, tell me.
You and I are both seated
here today, how did I get here?
- [in English] Did I walk here?
- Oh no, you were just drugged.
Oh, it doesn't matter.
[in Pidgin] Am I here or not?
Drugged, kidnapped,
whatever, I'm still in India.
And I took a plane, okay?
[in English] You can't now
make Sid out to be a bad guy
because he's being human.
I've known you for years and I can list
things upon things
that you say you'll never do.
[in Pidgin] Who is doing those things now?
[in English]
Isi, lemons and children aren't the same.
[tense music plays]
- [birds chirping]
- [snickers]
- Manager.
- My talent.
[in Pidgin] How're you doing? I'm hearing
good things. How're things over there?
Ah ah, are you teasing me?
Your boy is working hard.
I never thought the day would come that
I would hear the words "I'm working hard."
[in English] come out of your mouth.
Um, meanwhile, guy, you
you need to call your mom.
It's pretty urgent.
Yemi? Yemi?!
[in Pidgin] Really?
Guy, you have only one mother.
I know you believe
in your mind that when you make it,
when you get rich,
you will take care of her. But bro,
[in English] there are some things
that money cannot pay for.
Don't worry.
So please, just call your mother.
It's important.
You know, I have to go.
[in Pidgin] I'll give her a call.
[wistful music continues]
[door opens and closes]
[keys jingling]
[in English] How did the surgery go?
Went well.
Where's Isi?
Oh, we had a girl's afternoon.
Sounds fun.
She sends her love.
[soft music playing]
[lively music playing]
[indistinct chatters]
Stop being a tourist, buddy.
Take your Insta pics later.
Hey, Yemi is not from here,
he's a tourist.
Come, let's
Everybody let's take a selfie.
- [Yemi] All of us?
- [excited cheers]
Come on guy.
Everybody say
- Namaste!
- Ooh!
[camera shutters clicks]
[lively music playing]
[lively music continues]
[crowd clapping and cheering]
- Ronny, get out of my way.
- [tense music plays]
Stop playing games, Aarti.
It was cute at first, but this?
You wanted my attention, you got it.
All of it.
Ronny, I need to get on set.
On set?
You wouldn't have been here
if it wasn't for me.
You owe me.
- Owe you?
- [Ronny] Yeah.
That's rich.
Get out of my way, Ronny!
[tense music playing]
[water splash]
[in Pidgin] What is always
What's wrong with this guy?
- [in Pidgin] What happened?
- Nothing. It's just Ronny being Ronny.
[trinklets jingle]
- [in Pidgin] But are you okay?
- [in English] I'm fine.
- [mouthing] I'm fine.
- [in Pidgin] Did he touch you?
- [in English] No, I'm fine.
- [soft music plays]
I'm fine.
- [in Pidgin] Really?
- Really.
[in English] Come.
[piano playing]
[Olumide] I love you Rekha.
[Rekha ] I love you Olumide.
[wistful music playing]
[Olumide] I want to marry you.
[Rekha laughs]
[Olumide] You're beautiful.
[Rekha] I can't live without you.
My parents did not agree.
I can't marry you.
[wistful music continues]
I love you Olumide.
[Olumide] And I love you, Rekha.
[glass shatters]
[ending theme music plays]
Subtitle translation by: Regina Njoku.
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