Savage Beauty (2022) s01e02 Episode Script

Episode 2

1 Come! I was going to get Phila to help you downstairs.
I can manage.
How are you feeling? Morning, Mam' Grace.
Bab' Don.
Is it too much to expect a cup of coffee here? Rooibos tea.
Here you go, Ngcolosi.
You're looking well.
How are you feeling, Dad? You do not need to talk to me like I'm dying.
All right? That is very good to hear.
Good morning.
Where is your sister? I want to talk to all of you.
Talk to them about what? Business.
Morning, Dad.
How you feeling? Sit down.
- Okay.
- I have something to say.
Take your breakfast to the cottage.
Family meeting.
Really, Ma? Is that necessary? I'm going to slow down significantly at the office for my health.
That's great.
It allows you to take stock of your life.
I am going to announce my successor at the foundation gala.
- That's the end of the week.
- I support whatever decision you make.
- Linda.
- Yeah? And you Phila.
I'm coming to your offices later today.
Be ready to show me why I should choose you as my successor.
I think I know how we can use this succession in our favor.
Oh, how? If Don announces Linda as CEO, we can reveal what we know about her.
Make it a big humiliation for him.
What if he picks Phila? We need to make sure he doesn't.
And I think I know how.
I don't know why you're freaking out.
He's definitely going to choose me.
He was supposed to discuss it with me first.
You know what, Ma, I have been preparing to be CEO my entire life.
There's no way he's going to choose Linda over me.
Linda strokes his ego.
You need to do exactly the same thing.
I did not create Bhengu Beauty so that another woman's child can inherit it.
Wow, Ma! That's harsh.
Ndumiso, I need your artistic eye at the studio today.
Um, Mom, but you know I'd rather not get involved in the company I need someone to supervise Zinhle's shoot.
I would appreciate if it were you.
Zinhle's shoot Okay, fine, I'll do it.
I thought as much.
Bye, guys.
Bhengu boys, remember what I said.
Be there for your father.
It's critical at this time.
- Okay.
- Will do.
- You heard what I said, right? - Yes, Ma.
Ngcolosi Yo.
Thank you.
Remember when Phila used to wear his little suits and go to the office with you? He's always followed in your footsteps.
I have to consider them both, equally so.
Phila's very imaginative, he understands the future of beauty.
And he's the firstborn son.
If I chose Linda, then I'll coach her.
- Phila's prepared to take over now.
- Grace, this is my decision.
So, the new future Mrs.
Bhengu When will Thando and I meet her? There will be no new Mrs.
Bhengu for now.
I'm not an idiot.
Ngcolosi can we talk? - It's been a few months - I've already told you.
No woman leaves Don Bhengu.
If the divorce happens right before the wedding That is no longer happening.
You remain the new Mrs.
Act like it.
Make sure it gets delivered before Don's meeting with Phila.
Hey, Zinhle.
Going down.
What are you doing here? - I've never seen you at the office before.
- I'm supervising your shoot.
Ma's busy.
Doors opening.
- Floor eight.
- After you.
I'm I'm going to say hi and chat to Sis' Sana.
Okay, cool, I'll check in the studio.
Hello, Sis' Sana.
Hi, Sisi, how are you? I'm fine.
I thought the vetkoek lady was only supposed to come around at lunch? Is she outside? If I wasn't going to the studio, I'd go down for you.
I can't believe we're talking about vetkoeks.
Uh Let me see if I can catch her.
If we look at the profits since I started working with the low-income areas, it's very evident That's too corporate.
Dad, have I ever let you down? Yes, a few times, actually.
Entertaining influencers does not constitute running a business.
- Oh - My boy.
Linda, you know, of course, that you don't have to suck up to him, right? I mean, he he needs us.
And so you just have to be real with him You know what, Phila, how about you do it your way and I do it mine? We're not a team.
Okay, yes, sure but I mean, come on, you know it's no contest, right? It's time, Linda.
Bhengu is ready for you.
- Thank you.
- You're actually right.
It's no contest at all.
Oh, that's the sales report of the partnership I started.
Yes, I know.
I'm not interested in numbers.
Tell me why you are better than Phila.
Honestly? Honestly.
The fact that I didn't meet you until I was a teenager, Tata, has shaped me.
I know poverty.
I know how it feels to be desperate, to make it, and be somebody.
All Phila knows is comfort, and comfort, Tata, is detrimental to business.
Nice! Look at the camera, Zinhle.
Thank you.
There we go.
Just lift your chin up just a little.
Okay, look into camera for me, Zinhle.
Look to your left.
Into camera.
Chin up just a bit.
Zinhle? Um, may I please have a bathroom break? Okay, cool, that's fine.
Everybody let's take 15.
Well done.
Thank you.
I'll take that.
If you're looking for an eligible bachelor, that's me! What are you doing here? I wanted to talk to Phila.
Or one of his influencers, but it seems he's still busy with them.
- What about the shoot? - Fifteen-minute break.
Oh, okay.
I'll see you later.
Ready when you are, Baba.
Let's go.
- Oh! Hey.
Yeah? - Hi.
I saw you talking to some influencers earlier.
- Yes.
- Who's the one that does makeup tutorials? They all do tutorials.
No, the one that uses items Listen, Zinhle, I have to go to a meeting right now.
You can ask somebody else, right? - Yes.
- Of course.
Thank you.
So, when exactly am I taking over? Or would you like me to make some kind of speech, or You know what, I can show you what my vision is for the company.
- Tell you exactly how I think - What the hell is this? That's not - You're doing drugs at work now? - It's not mine.
- How many times have I told you? - I don't do this at the office.
So you admit that you still do it.
Okay, Baba, but just Baba, I swear this is not mine.
It's not mine! I don't fucking take drugs at work! Um, I didn't mean to take so long.
Where did everyone go? I want to try something new with you.
You looked a little distracted.
I wasn't distracted.
Are you allowed to take over like this? I don't know.
We'll find out.
Okay, let me go and fix my makeup.
There's no need for that.
You look great.
All right, let's go.
I love this song.
I know you do.
The tags on the city walls The color, the fight ♪ Ambition so tall ♪ I don't need to resort to dirty tricks, Phila.
Then how did that shit end up on my desk? I don't know.
You're the one who does drugs.
But I don't do it at work.
Apparently, you do.
Stop blaming me for your carelessness.
Okay, you're so perfect, aren't you? Yup.
How would you like it if I used your secrets against you? - Phila, you wouldn't.
- Oh, I could.
The difference between you and me is that I'm not so desperate.
What were you thinking? I don't know what to tell you, Ma.
Linda must have planted it.
You know I don't do that shit at work.
You were high as a kite at the launch.
That was different, okay.
Know what, what does it matter anyway? I do good work, right? Don't I? I bring profitable partnerships to this business.
- Stop being so - So what? Yourself.
What's that mean? I should stop being myself? If it gets you what you want, then yes.
Now we wait for Linda's Emerald party.
We record them as evidence.
So, did you get the entrance password? Yes, I got it right after you found out about her secret.
How was your day? It was fine.
The shoot was relaxed for a change.
I thought they were stressful.
Yes, but not today.
It was with Ndu, he played some music.
He's nice.
Nice? Are you guys friends now? No, he's just Let's forget about that.
You and I did great work today.
I love you.
Please don't eat all your meals at that barbecue place.
Cook something healthy.
I love you too.
Wish you were here Wish you were here ♪ Reminds me of you ♪ You hold your cards So close to your chest ♪ That I give up the question no more ♪ - Thank you, Regina.
- Yes.
About Phila There's nothing more to say.
I'll make sure he never touches drugs ever again.
We've invested so much in him.
All that education, the connections All those expensive schools, and all he learned was how to use drugs.
I'll drug-test him daily if needed.
I'll take him to rehab.
His peers are millionaires, children of ministers, CEOs.
We can't let all those good connections go to waste.
Pick him, for the good of the company.
Is he ready to get his hands dirty? What do you mean? Whoever gets to take over will have to run both our businesses.
Ngcolosi, is that necessary? Kolobe doesn't need to be managed.
I can go over things No.
Linda and Phila will have to know about the other side of our business.
And only then will I make my decision.
In fact call Peter and tell him to bring them home.
Now? Yes, now.
I will be with you in 20 minutes, Peter, yes.
- Okay.
- Thank you very much.
Well, thank you too, Mom.
Oh, Phila, answer the damn phone.
I spoke to your father.
There's something he wants to share with you and Linda.
Something very important.
Then he'll make his choice.
Say yes to whatever he says.
And don't freak out.
Sounds tense.
Why is Ngcolosi no longer getting married? Ask him yourself.
Remember that if you had anything to do with it he'll always do whatever he wants.
There'll always be more chicks.
If you do your job, there won't be.
If you fail to control him, how the hell do you think I can? Hmm? You're fighting a losing battle, Mrs.
Don doesn't care about us.
Phila, did you listen to my message? Hi, Dad.
I need you and your brother to come with me.
- Where are we going? - Phila, let's go.
Where are you taking us? Do you or do you not want to be CEO? Listen to my message.
What's all the commotion? What commotion? Phila, Bab' Don, Linda, something about the CEO thing? Apparently he wants to show them something before they Listen, do you want to get a real drink? I think I can do with a real drink.
I think I left my phone at the office.
I'll be right back.
Okay, come see me when you get back.
Where do you think you're going? - Left my phone at the office.
- You can get it tomorrow.
It's getting late.
Go to your cottage.
Shit! Apparently he's going to show them something important.
Listen, I'll call you back.
Damn! Come on! Fuck! - Kolobe.
- Ngcolosi, hello.
- Bab' Kolobe.
- Linda.
Zinhle? Hey, hey.
Mam' Grace.
Oh, wow.
Such beautiful dark skin.
Are you feeling cold? Are you hungry? You need a place to stay, right? When I tell you not to do something, I expect you to listen.
It won't happen again.
It better not.
Rubbish is still rubbish even in expensive wigs and clothes.
Okay, a furniture factory? Is it one of ours? Peter, you can sit anywhere.
Kolobe, open up.
Okay, what is this? "What is this?" Didn't you say you want to be CEO? Baba, are you going to let us know what's going on? Welcome to the other side of Bhengu Beauty.
We manufacture and package skin-bleaching products.
Distribute within the country, and in Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and soon enough, to the rest of the continent.
Are you serious? Are you okay with this? Why wouldn't I be? I mean, people buy this stuff.
This stuff is poison, all right.
These are banned substances.
Why would you drag Bhengu Beauty into this illegal shit? This "illegal shit" is what started Bhengu Beauty.
Linda, I'm gonna need you to back me up here.
Look, Phila, this is a lucrative service that Dad is providing.
You really believe that? You know what, I'll find my own way home.
Thank you very much.
Yeah, the home you are boasting about was built with this illegal shit! Did you know? What'd you say to him? God! You really expected me to be okay with something like this? You bloody idiot! Can't you swallow your pride for once? Surprisingly followed by Ngcolosi, Phila just needs time.
I'll make him do whatever he needs to do.
Please give him a chance.
He failed.
I'm announcing Linda at the Foundation Gala.
Ngcolosi, please listen Yo.
So, how did he make this decision? Trust me, you do not want to know.
You two are always playing into his games, man.
What, you think we have a choice? We're all caught up in this.
Trust me.
Even you work for Bhengu Beauty now.
Dude, that's different.
Actually, I have a great idea.
I'm thinking the three of us, we go out tonight, you know? Sorry.
Ndu, may I get a second with Phila? Don't worry about it.
Phila Don't worry, I am hurt, but I'm not gonna stoop that low.
Your secrets are safe with me.
Cheers, guys.
Dude, am I missing something? What secret is this? No, nothing.
Whatever he showed them was enough to disqualify Phila.
I'll call you back.
I saw the photos Ndumiso took yesterday.
They're good.
Thank you.
I want him to take more tonight.
Can't you postpone? I actually have plans with some friends.
No, you don't.
Ndumiso will pick you up.
Grace wants me to do a photoshoot tonight.
And you can't get out of it? No.
I will ask Vee.
Do it.
- Thank you.
- What's this about, Ngcolosi? MaNdebele.
We're going to have to try for another baby.
But after her miscarriage, I don't think she has the ability Simphiwe will help.
I should've called her sooner.
Considering what happened the last time, I don't think it's possible.
Nothing is impossible.
That's all.
- What do you think? - No.
Don't start, Vee.
You're being silly.
Will you be able to do it? Yeah, I think I definitely I can do this.
I've heard about these Emerald parties before.
Whoo! They are so exclusive.
It's the password.
We're going to have to take a few pictures before it starts to rain.
Yes, just give me some of that.
Oh my gosh.
Actually, do you think you could actually pose for me over here? Okay.
Come on now, yes.
There we go.
Give me that energy, come on.
Come on.
Could you tilt back just a little bit? Whoa.
Not too much.
We don't want the face of Bhengu Beauty falling over the building, now.
I don't have to.
It almost happened to me.
How? Let's just say shots, bad friends, messy time.
Just glad that's over.
Check this out.
We should probably go.
- Okay, just one more.
Just one more.
- No.
Please, just one or two more.
Give me that energy that you gave me.
Yes! Yes, that's what I'm talking about.
Give me that energy, yes! Welcome to the planet.
Ooh! If I catch a cold, it's on you.
It will be worth it.
Look at this.
Your work is amazing.
- Uh-huh.
Look at yourself.
- I look free.
And beautiful.
You look so natural in front of the camera.
All this talk of love ♪ Is bringing me to you ♪ I'm finding a place That warms my heart again ♪ Hey.
It's okay.
It's the only mistake we can make ♪ And we move around ♪ To bring it back to one ♪ I'm finding a place ♪ That warms my heart again ♪ Everything looks good from where I'm standing.
Zandi! - Hey.
- Hey.
How are you? So good.
It's so good to see you.
Yeah, long time.
You're looking good.
You're looking good.
Come this way.
Hey, babe.
Hey, Zandi! You're looking good, dude.
Thank you.
- I be doing it.
- This is Vee.
Vee - Hey.
Hey, what up? - Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.
- Look like you're about to take off.
- I know.
I look better than you! - Ha ha! As if you could.
- Come on! Hey, man, this is looking good! This is a party.
You know what I'm saying? Yeah, I love this.
Once again, we've outdone ourselves.
Please hold this.
I think I need some air.
- I'll come with you.
- No, it's fine.
I just need a moment alone.
Do you want a drink? I can get you a drink.
Okay? You look sexy today.
Just the way you like it? Of course.
I missed you.
I missed you too.
Is Is that a scar? No, it's it's nothing.
But I just saw it.
What happened? Ndu, you can't tell anyone about this.
- It's just a scar.
Not a big deal - Please! Hey.
You don't need to be ashamed.
You're perfect.
I like you.
I can be myself when I'm around you.
Whatever imperfections you think you need to hide, you don't.
Trust me, okay.
Sorry I couldn't speak earlier.
I was shooting with Ndu.
Zinhle, are you telling me there's no one else who could take pictures of you? Huh? This is even better than I thought.
Zinhle, I think we're in too deep.
I know, but we have to do this.
This will absolutely destroy Don.
I'll set everything up.
Thank you.
I missed you too.
It's open.
So, I saw you and Ndu coming in this morning.
Heard you had another shoot.
- Tell me all about it.
- It's not like that.
- No, don't do that.
- Do what? Deny your feelings.
Heck, if you have feelings for him, who cares? Trust me, true love is not easy to find.
I hope one day you'll be happy.
You look right at home.
Welcome to your new home.
Um Still getting used to these parties.
Son, just be cool.
Just because Linda is going to be announced CEO, doesn't mean she'll remain CEO.
And what are you going to do about it? I'll figure it out.
Nothing is forever.
Follow me.
Sorry if I scared you.
It's okay.
Um, can we talk? Hmm.
You two look cute tonight.
- You do too.
- Oh, thank you.
Ladies and gentlemen, your attention, please.
Well, we are here tonight to honor a few members of the Bhengu Foundation.
I hope you don't mind me taking a few minutes to share with you something else.
Everyone here is aware of what I've just been through.
And when that happens to you you're forced to take a step back.
See what needs changing.
I'm stepping down as the CEO of Bhengu Beauty.
- No.
- What? No.
No, I'm not disappearing.
I just want younger blood to take the reins.
The next CEO is someone who's going to help me realize my vision, to make Bhengu Beauty the biggest beauty company on the continent.
Ladies and gentlemen, my daughter, Linda Xolile Bhengu! Come, my child, come.
I missed you.
I missed you too.
I missed you.
I missed you too.
- What's going on? - I missed you too.
Phila, Phila My girl, my girl, don't lie to me ♪ Tell me Where did you sleep last night? ♪ In the pines, in the pines Where the sun don't ever shine ♪ I would follow the whole night through ♪ My girl, my girl ♪ Don't lie to me ♪ My girl, my girl ♪ Don't lie to me ♪
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