Ramy (2019) s01e03 Episode Script

A Black Spot on the Heart

1 There's only Muslims in this district.
That's why the Jews come to me to borrow.
They know I can't charge them interest.
I'm a man of my word.
Yeah, so when that woman came in here and asked if these were blood diamonds, you told me to tell her no, but I feel like they are, so Ramroom, all diamonds are blood diamonds.
Nothing on Earth is conflict-free.
It's bullshit.
It's like recycling.
Habibi, did I spill the blood? - No.
- Did you? - No.
- That's all she needs to know.
Okay, tonight is Shabbat.
It's a holy day for the Jews, and the night they need us most, huh? Because tonight they can't work after sundown.
[SPEAKING ARABIC.]
Here.
Take this watch to this address.
A very important man.
This man is a man of God.
Okay, but it's Shabbat, so I don't know how he's gonna NASEEM: Don't worry.
He technically can't do any business.
Just play along, do what he says, and close the deal.
[KNOCKING.]
[KNOCKING.]
Hello? Uh, hi.
Uh, I'm here for my uncle.
I-I have the-the watch for What is time? Um, the, uh the time - is 8:07.
- [MAN PROTESTING.]
Sorry.
Um All right, let me just get my - So, yeah, this is the watch - No.
What is time? [FRUSTRATED SIGH.]
What is time? Oh.
The time is 8:08.
Hmm.
Is, uh, hot in here.
Take off coat.
Hang in closet.
Uh, I'm-I'm cool, man.
Actually, if you could just give me the money for it, I'm gonna leave pretty soon.
Take off your clothes.
Uh no.
Uh, what? [GROANS.]
Sarah! Take off friend's jacket.
SARAH: Yeah, okay.
I'll put it in the closet.
Good girl.
Yeah, I think that means that he put the money in the closet.
I know all of his tricks.
Okay, that makes sense.
I-I I thought something else was going on.
[CHUCKLES.]
There you go.
RAMY: Thanks.
- Um, family business or - Oh, no.
Hell, no.
I'm just crashing here 'cause I got kicked out of my apartment, and my, uh, my grandpa's really sweet.
I get my own floor, so it's nice.
Oh, that's awesome.
I live with my family too, yeah.
My parents are really sweet.
They give me my own room, so - [CHUCKLES.]
- RAMY: No, it's super sweet of them.
I don't have to share it with anybody.
- SARAH: That's nice.
- Yeah.
You don't really look like a diamond guy.
All my grandpa's friends have, like, chest hair and wear chains and Right.
I forgot the chain at the store.
I usually wear it.
I have, like with the chest hair too.
It's probably why it was kind of tough - hanging with your grandpa.
- SARAH: It was tough getting through? Yeah, totally.
But this is good.
- Uh, I should count this.
- Yes.
Yeah.
You don't feel guilty doing business on Shabbat? Oh, it's fucking killing me.
You? No, not really.
I mean, I You know, I'm actually the other Middle Eastern thing, so SARAH: You had me fooled! Why are you coming in with your Jew curls, - confusing me? - RAMY: Oh, come on.
These are not Jew These are curls.
They're not Jew curls.
They belong to the whole region.
Look, how about this? You guys get the land and we get the curl.
But I have the curl.
We can both have the curl.
It doesn't just belong to you guys.
The land and the curl belong to both people? - RAMY: Yeah.
Probably.
Probably.
- Yeah.
That's, yeah.
Um, you know, maybe maybe I should just get your number, for making business easier.
You know, I feel like we kind of get each other.
- Okay.
- RAMY: Yeah, like, you can just Yeah, um, I'm not gonna send you any weird memes or GIFs or Yeah, please, no GIFs.
- RAMY: No.
- I draw the line at that.
- Yeah.
- SARAH: Yeah, okay.
Okay.
[THEME MUSIC PLAYS.]
Dude, Sarah's so cool, man.
Look.
We've been talking all weekend.
Oh, my God.
She's already sending you selfies? - Yeah.
- That's a blow job for sure, bro.
No, dude, it's not about that, man.
It's-it's so much more.
Like, I haven't connected with someone like this for a really long time.
Yeah, okay.
You sent her a dick pic, right? Dude, no, I just met her yesterday.
That's crazy.
So? I mean, everybody likes a teaser.
That's why movies have trailers.
That's why they have pictures of food on menus.
It's all about management of expectation.
No, dude.
Dick pics are creepy.
MO: You know what's creepy? To pull down your pants, and this random dick pops out.
Are you kidding me? Dicks are weird, bro.
I feel bad for women.
You got to give her a chance to say no from afar.
- All right? It's all about consent.
- AHMED: Yeah.
Maybe it is rape-y not to send a dick pic.
You got to stop this, all right.
Look, Sarah's place is right here.
When we get in there, I need you to be cool, all right? - MO: All right.
- AHMED: Okay.
- Let's go.
- MO: All right, let's go.
[DANCE MUSIC PLAYS.]
[WOMAN SINGING, INDISTINCT.]
- Hey.
- Hey.
This is a cool place with the lights on.
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
This is, uh, post-Shabbat lighting.
- Real Every-Every Saturday? - SARAH: Yeah.
Every Saturday, we just hang up these lights and celebrate Shabbat being over.
I-I saw your grandpa dancing out there.
- Oh, you did? - Yeah, you should really check on him.
He's like He's going hard.
I wish he was doing that.
He's upstairs working.
No, I know.
My uncle's the same.
It's like, that's the only thing they know how to do.
Yeah, it's like they don't they don't really know who they are if they're not working.
- Yeah.
- I mean, I know who I am.
I just don't want to work.
Wow.
- Yeah, well, that's-that's really - That's my truth.
No, that's a really good truth for you.
Def I can feel it, actually.
When I walk in here, I feel your truth.
Like, yeah, why would she have to work? - Yeah.
- RAMY: Yeah.
Wait, are you calling me spoiled? Yeah.
Yeah, I am, yeah.
I'm calling you I mean, you are, right? Okay.
All right.
Well, I was gonna ask you to dance, but now you're calling me names, so Oh, no.
I mean, I could dance with someone who's spoiled.
No, Sarah, I would love to.
All right.
Come on, let's have it out I just want you to be able To be yourself There's nothing to worry about How about we step right in And do something else So many things we haven't tried Baby, you know We're just getting started Daddy issues and silly games That shit got so lame That shit got so lame Never gonna be brokenhearted Ever again That shit's out the door I'm only gonna sing about love Ever again Never, ever gonna be brokenhearted Never gonna let it happen Then it will be all for nothing Oh, I swear we're never Gonna be brokenhearted Ever again SARAH: [CHUCKLES.]
Hey, I I'm gonna use the bathroom.
You want to come? - Yeah.
- SARAH: Yeah? - Yeah.
- SARAH: Okay.
Let's go.
Okay.
- Can you wait one sec? - Yeah.
Okay.
Come on, let's have it out Come on, let's have it out Come on, let's have it out Come on, let's have it out MAN: Hey, Sarah.
No, I'm-I'm good, dude.
MAN: Oh, shit's good, man.
Don't worry.
Yeah, no, I'm-I'm all right.
I'm just not feeling it tonight.
You're not gonna You're not gonna do it? Um, no, I-I just I never have, so Wait, you-you've never done "E"? - RAMY: Yeah.
- No, it's so fun.
It makes everything that feels good feel amazing.
RAMY: Mm.
Yeah, I, um Come on.
I have a plan.
Let's go on an adventure.
What's the plan? The plan is, once this kicks in, we should take a shower together, 'cause the water feels amazing.
RAMY: We we take a shower, like like now? SARAH: Mm-hmm.
We can go right now.
Oh, man.
Um No, I-I can't.
I I can't.
I'm sorry.
I That okay? Is-is it okay if I don't? Oh.
Yeah.
That's that's completely fine.
I just, um I just wish I hadn't-hadn't done it, 'cause, like, now we're in totally different places, and, like, I don't want you - to be watching me weird out.
- RAMY: Yeah, no, no, no, totally.
I want you to have fun.
I mean, you know, I-I get that.
Oh, I wish I knew.
- Yeah.
- RAMY: [STUTTERING.]
I would've told you.
I wish you had told me, 'cause this was fun.
Yeah, this was.
Um Yeah, but, like Let's, like, hug.
Right? Hug it out.
Yeah, let's hug it out.
Okay.
SARAH: Okay.
- All right, I'll, uh - All right.
Yeah, sorry about that.
[LOW-PITCHED DANCE MUSIC PLAYS IN BACKGROUND.]
Ahmed.
Ahmed, dude, let's go.
Why, man? Why, Ramy? This party is dope, dude.
Dude, come on.
I really want to go, man.
What what are you doing? I'm having so much fun, dude.
Come on.
We got to go.
AHMED: This bed's so comfortable.
- I want it so much.
- All right, come on.
Yo, fellas! - Oh, man! - Yo.
I finally perfected my old fashioned.
Apparently brandy's the new whiskey.
- Yeah.
All right, man, let's go.
- MO: What do you mean? What do you mean, go? I need this.
Bro, it's not even 2:00 a.
m.
Dude, I don't want to be here anymore, okay? Sarah just took ecstasy, - and it got weird.
- MO: You didn't take it with her? - No, of course not.
- MO: Let me get this straight.
She offers you a pill that gives you the most amazing sensual experience, and you say no? - What the hell's wrong with you? - Salaams, Mo.
Yo, Alaikum-Salaam, bro.
You keep it real, all right? Dude, you're drinking.
What is happening? MO: It's fine, bro.
Look.
According to our tradition, it's just grape and date wine.
Everything else is, uh is up for debate.
AHMED: If I'm being honest, he drinks, you sleep with women you're not even married to.
I'm worried about both your souls.
- I'm going home.
- Don't go.
Don't go.
I'm not I'm not gonna go.
You can't leave me alone with him, man.
He's emotional.
Please.
I don't want to ride the train with him.
He's gonna cry.
- MO: All right.
- Heavy tears.
MO: Okay, I'm just gonna have one more round, and I'll come.
- All right, fine.
- Just mix it with water.
- I'll get the shower ready.
- [SARAH GIGGLES.]
Hey.
Ramy? [SHOWER RUNNING.]
I feel so bad for Palestine.
Yeah, me too.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
RAMY: I didn't know she was gonna do it, and I feel like if we had talked about it, she wouldn't have.
Because we were having such good talks about it AHMED: No, you don't have a pre-game for doing that.
You just do it.
You do with the flow.
RAMY: You've never done any of this stuff.
AHMED: I know.
I'm just this is stuff I've heard.
- It was - Excuse me.
You're block Steve, you're blocking the aisle.
- So hold on a second.
- AHMED: Come on, bro.
Some spatial awareness would be really nice, Steve.
My jaw is killing me from chewing this leather, Mo.
AHMED: Wow.
Okay.
I held the door for you, man.
Dude, stop.
MO: [CONTINUES SPEAKING IN ARABIC.]
AHMED: Medically, he should be dead.
Doesn't really make any sense.
You said that in English.
- A miracle.
That's what I'm saying.
- STEVE: No, no, no.
You know what? Fuck you guys.
Ramy, can you text Sarah, find out about that mattress? No, I can't text her back because she hasn't texted me all morning, man.
I already sent her fuckin' three texts.
That was an opportunity already wasted, man.
That window's definitely closed.
Going around being a bitch.
His whole life is one big regret.
Dude, I don't have a regret.
I wasn't gonna take ecstasy for some girl, all right? I have principles.
All right, hold on, hold on.
So there's someone in the sky that's cool with your fucking but draws the line at ecstasy.
I think your principle is that you're a pussy.
All right.
Maybe I should just send her a dick pic.
Dude! - No, what are you talking about? - Are you out of your mind? - You guys said it was a good idea.
- Context is everything.
What? We were just talking about it yesterday.
That's pre-game.
I was telling you, send it before the date.
Even I know not to do that now.
AHMED: You can't just spring that on someone.
Listen, why don't you just check her Instagram, all right? If she hasn't posted anything, she's probably just asleep.
AHMED: That's not a bad idea.
MO: No.
- Fuck.
- MO: Let me see.
[LAUGHS.]
Oh, shit! - Breakfast with Joshie! - AHMED: Oh! Sorry.
MO: Boo-boo? - Joshie's fucking your lady? - Open up, man.
[MO, AHMED LAUGHING.]
Oh, dude.
You are cutting these pieces way too big.
I'm cutting them the way that I always cut them.
Man, I need my medicine.
It's in my side bag.
RAMY: All right.
MO: Does the medicine make you nicer? - Suck my dick.
- Shit.
STEVE: Just cut the head off.
That's all I need.
- Ramy! What the fuck? - Whoa! Hey! You just took the whole thing? What's wrong with you? I'm gonna have a fucking experience.
That was my last gummy.
I'm in pain, man.
I was I was doing what you what you told me to do.
There's a lot of THC in there.
Like, a higher dose.
There's a hundred milligrams! You think I took too much, or Don't do a full one, Ramy.
It'll probably be fine, right? [INDIE MUSIC PLAYS.]
[NO AUDIBLE DIALOGUE.]
[LOW, RELAXING MUSIC PLAYS.]
I'm gonna miss you so much, man.
Shut the fuck up.
RAMY: Seriously, dude, like, I know I know we're always joking about it, but I feel like you're gonna die really soon.
MRS.
RUSSO: Oh, my God.
He's fine, Ramy.
Stevie is a fighter.
Right, Stevie? What about you, Mrs.
Russo? - MRS.
RUSO: Yeah? - RAMY: Are you fine? [SCOFFS.]
Does anybody ever ask you about you? You spend your whole day taking care of Steve, right? Like - your life sucks.
- Dude, chill.
It's, like, really bad.
MRS.
RUSSO: You know what, Ramy? I'm just fine.
Every day we're alive, it's a blessing.
Is it a blessing? 'Cause Steve feels kind of like a curse.
Fuck off.
RAMY: It's like, you gave birth to him, right? He, like, came out of your body, but it's like you didn't give him enough body.
'Cause he his is all like it like it doesn't work.
And so, I don't know, do you ever feel like Like, is that your fault? Or I don't know - No.
- RAMY: I don't know.
I don't I don't think it's your fault.
Okay.
I'll just leave this here.
- No, don't go.
- MRS.
RUSO: You got it from here.
Don't No, Mrs.
Russo, I got to tell you something.
- I got to tell you something.
- Yeah.
RAMY: I'm sorry for everything that you've been through, I'm sorry that your life fucking sucks, I'm sorry that Steve's so mean, and I'm sorry that, you know, you're gonna be at his funeral, right? Like, some people don't know.
They're like, "Oh, you know, I'll probably die before my kids," but you know.
You're gonna have to get a coffin, probably, like, one of those little baby coffins, 'cause you'd be like, you know, Steve doesn't need the big one.
I'll be right back.
It'll be cheaper.
Wow.
[SIGHS.]
STEVE: Go home.
[VACUUM CLEANER RUNNING.]
As-Salaam-Alaikum, bro.
Sorry, we don't have any food left.
Oh.
No, sorry, bro.
I didn't need food.
I-I just I came to pray for my friend 'cause he's gonna be dead.
- But I could - [POWERS DOWN.]
I could go I could go home.
Sorry.
I thought you were a homeless dude.
- No.
- We do our best to help them.
You know, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him - Yeah.
- was always so dope to the homeless, right? Always told his bros, the sahaba, to show them mercy, so we try to do the same.
I sense that you're in a time of need? Yeah.
God forgive my language, but I was staring at the most perfect ass I had ever seen.
I mean, bare naked, in my face, and there was a line of beautiful, snow-white coke on there.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
I snorted the coke [SNIFFS.]
and she was like, you can have this.
- You can have this ass.
- Yeah.
And I was like, I don't want it.
What? That's when I knew I was ready to follow the path of the Prophet.
P.
B.
U.
H.
You you didn't want that ass? I didn't want that ass.
Dude.
I don't Wow.
Yeah.
It might as well have been an arm, bro.
I don't know, man.
I I just feel so weird.
Like, I-I I'd never done drugs before, ever.
It was, like, part of who I am.
- Right.
- And now I-I feel less like me.
I'm just another dude who-who does weed, you know? [SIGHS.]
I'm sorry to say, bro, but kind of sounds like your whole idea of who you are is some ego trip.
What? You're all, like, "I do these things and I don't do these things, so I'm this kind of person," right? It's a trick of the devil, bro.
Okay? It's not about adding up every good deed versus bad deed.
'Cause if it was, none of us would have a chance.
It's about your heart.
[SIGHS.]
You know, the Prophet said the dopest thing in a hadith: "When a believer commits a sin, a black spot forms on his heart.
" Don't spend all night thinking about how you messed up.
Just think about how you want to clean those black spots.
I got to clean.
[SLOW STRING MUSIC PLAYS.]
[MAN SINGING IN ARABIC.]
[MUSIC ENDS.]