Savage Beauty (2022) s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

1 Hey.
And now? Where are you rushing off to? The studio.
I I like to mentally prepare for the day.
I have to go.
Ah, Zinhle.
If you think you can run away We'll find you.
I saw your Durban photos.
Keep up the good work.
- Mm-mm.
- So I'm sure they produce thousands of bottles of bleach per month.
Tell me, how are we going to do this? What else is stored in there? Other products to cover up.
That's where you will start the fire.
I saw a storeroom and an office.
I will find a way to get in and have a look around.
Yeah, um As long as some product survives for the cosmetics bureau to investigate.
And I will take care of my side.
Uh, Zee, tell me something.
Are you okay? You seem a bit distracted.
No, I'm okay.
And Ndu? It's over.
My head is back in the mission.
That's what I want to hear.
It's a solid deal.
If he feels that nervous, then I can I can see him this afternoon.
Yeah, I can leave in a few minutes, and Yeah.
No, listen, just tell him to calm down, okay.
I'm going to Yeah, I'm going to be there in 15 minutes.
Ten minutes, okay.
I Hold on, I'm going to have to call you back.
Yeah? Cool.
Zinhle, are you Hey.
Oh, hey.
What's going on? God.
This is so embarrassing.
Ndu and I broke up.
Um Yeah, he did mention that things didn't go so well in Durban.
Yeah, things were moving too fast.
I don't even know why I'm crying when I'm the one who broke it off.
Well So, what can I do? Is there anything? Should I talk to him, maybe? No.
No, thanks.
I just I just need to get my mind off things, you know, go out or something.
That always works for me.
So - There's - Actually, now that I think about it, a friend of mine tried to invite me to a party, and I so you can take my place.
Yeah? Actually, um, I got invited to this warehouse party that sounds nice.
You should come with me.
Uh, no can do.
I am done with partying.
Come on, it'll be fun.
You love a good party.
I can't really imagine a better person to go with.
Uh Ah Please.
Okay, fine, fine, let's do it.
Yeah? - Yeah.
- Okay.
Um Yeah, and chin up, by the way.
You guys, I'm sure you'll work things out, yeah.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
Sifiso, please go buy four fat cakes.
Please have a look at this.
Yo, Zinhle.
You going out? Listen, man, I was hoping we could talk.
Ndu, I already said everything I needed to say.
Um - Ready to go? - Yeah.
- You're going out with Zinhle? - An innocent night out.
I'll wait in the car.
No listen, come on.
We can't keep avoiding each other like this.
Listen, um, just give her some time to blow off some steam and she'll talk to you when she's ready.
Dude, it came out of nowhere.
I just want to know why.
She will talk to you when she's good and ready.
I'll take care of her tonight.
I mean I'm going to make sure that no other guy tries to get in there.
You know what? You're a good guy, okay.
You are a good guy, and she knows it.
Phila Phila, watch it.
Uh, hi.
Are you looking for something? Um No.
I'm just waiting for Mbali.
Mbali? Yes, she works at New Point.
Do you know her? I don't know her.
Tell me something, have we met before? No.
- Are you sure? - Yes, I'm sure.
You can't park here.
Cheers, sir.
You do know McDonald's is not dinner, right? Of course, I know that, okay.
We were just lining our stomachs, all right.
And now that we have, it is time to party.
So, how does it feel to be CEO? Uh, yeah, that is a question you're going to have to ask my dad because he's pretty much still in the driver's seat.
So Hey, listen, um, do you mind if I ask you a personal question? I don't mind.
You and Ndu, what happened? Because, I mean, he hasn't been serious about anyone in, like, years.
Um I'd rather not talk about that right now.
Okay, fair enough.
At the next intersection, turn left.
Um, where did you say that this place that we're going to is? Let me let me just check.
You know how to run ♪ You know how to hide ♪ You know your name ♪ You know your price ♪ Your little friends ♪ Do you wanna think twice? ♪ Have you ever been this far? ♪ It's a warehouse by day and a secret party spot by night.
Why do you ask? Is there a problem? No, no, I just kind of recognize the the neighborhood.
You know, the last time I was at a warehouse party was, like, four or five years ago.
So Yeah.
- I've actually never been to one.
- turn right.
You're going to take a right in nearly 300 meters.
- Turn right.
- Right, Phila.
I know.
I know.
I heard you, okay.
I'm just making a quick stop.
Quick stop? We're gonna be late.
Yeah, well, you don't arrive early to a party, anyway.
So, relax, please.
You're driving in the wrong direction.
Please turn around.
- Hello? - This is 911.
Yes, there's a warehouse on fire on 11th Street.
Yes, on 11th Street.
It's on fire! What are we waiting for? MDMA.
What? You said you wanted to have a good time.
Bab' Don would not approve of us taking drugs.
Well, I'm not gonna tell if you don't.
Phila, please.
I don't want to worry about you all night because you're high on MMA.
I said MDMA.
M Or whatever that is.
All right, just wait here.
I'll be back in a second.
Shit! Ugh! All right, I told you I would not take long.
Ta-da! You're not going to take that now, right? No.
I'm not.
- All right, ready? - Yes! Let's do this.
Zinhle, there will be nothing left if you don't get here soon.
Help! Help me! Somebody help! Is somebody there? Help! Hey.
- It's you.
- Huh? It's you.
Hey! Come back.
This is nice.
Who is this? Oh, it's a pretty old track, but I love it.
Love it.
Okay, I love it too.
What is that? You should actually make me a playlist.
I need some of this.
Hey, Phila.
Is that a fire? Where? Can you see it? Shit! That's We should call the fire brigade.
No, don't call anybody, okay.
Just stay right here.
Stay in the car.
Zinhle, stay in the car! Hey.
Hey! Hey! Wake up! Get up.
Get up.
Get up! What happened? Yeah, has Angela left yet? Phila Bhengu is at the Yellowvate factory.
The stock is on fire.
- What? - The stock! Get the truck, we're going inside! Oh, Jesus! Jesus! Ah! Let's put them on the truck.
Phila! What is this? - Let me help you.
- I told you to stay in the car.
Let me help.
What are you doing here? A burning building is a news item, Mr.
What are you doing here? Is this a Bhengu factory? This is a private property, okay.
So it is a Bhengu factory.
What's in the boxes? - Look, you - Phila Does that say Yellowvate Skin Lightening, Mr.
Bhengu? Mr.
Bhengu? I am sorry, okay.
I am so sorry.
What were you doing at the factory? Zinhle and I were at a party Don't tell me about Zinhle.
What were you doing at the factory? What are you talking about? Ndu, inside.
Zinhle, to the cottage.
Mom, what is going on here? Do you realize what you've done? - What was I supposed to do? - Really? Can somebody tell me what's going on? Ndumiso, must I repeat myself? Go inside! Zinhle, go to the cottage, don't answer your phone and stay there.
Let's take this inside.
Let's go! Ndumiso, get in the house.
Ndumiso, come.
Phila? Phila! Talk! What happened? We were on our way to a warehouse party that was in the same neighborhood.
Same as what? Ah.
Ndumiso, not now.
This has got nothing to do with I just want to know what happened! Ndumiso! Are you deaf? Shut up! Talk! Uh, we saw the fire in the distance.
I thought it might've been one of ours.
So, we went over there, and the bleaches were still intact when we arrived so I decided it was best to save some of it.
You're an idiot! That was your product I was saving.
You know that, right? The two of you told me to be more invested in this business.
In fact, you would've been screaming if I didn't You should've turned around when you realized it was ours! Is that what I should've done? I am sorry, all right.
I am so sorry I don't know what the rules are, and what it takes to run a fucking criminal empire because that's what this is.
Okay! How much did Angela see? - How much? - She saw the product.
Did you tell Zinhle what it is? No, of course not.
I can still save some of this.
I have to call Angela.
Zinhle? Can I come in? Ndu, I'm about to take a shower.
Okay, just tell me what happened.
There was a fire.
I tried to help Phila Can't you ask him? Yeah, but I just want to know if you're okay.
I'm fine, Ndu, I just need to shower and rest, okay.
I'll talk to you in the morning.
Damn it! Kolobe is not answering his phone.
Hi Oh my goodness.
His phone is off.
Oh shit! Oh.
Earlier tonight, new Bhengu Beauty CEO, Phila Bhengu, and the face of the company, Zinhle Manzini, were caught rescuing what appeared to be illegal skin bleachers from a burning factory in the south of Johannesburg.
- Is this a Bhengu factory? - This is a private property, okay.
So it is a Bhengu factory.
The products in question bear all the exterior markings of illegal skin lightening creams.
They have been sent for emergency testing.
If they're found to contain illegal substances, the Bhengu Beauty empire could be dealt a severe blow.
There's been no official statement or response from Bhengu Beauty.
This is a developing story.
Dermatologist Dr.
Candice Cooper now joining us to discuss this very controversial topic.
- Babe.
- Mm.
You look nice.
- Come sit.
- Are you seeing this? - Gorgeous.
- Look.
What's that? Have high amounts of steroids, hydroquinone, mercury, and lead.
And all of these ingredients Apparently Phila was found outside some skin bleaching factory.
scarring, liver and kidney damage, psychosis.
Does Bhengu Beauty sell these products? Babe? Very serious side effects - Linda, you knew about this? - Yes, I did.
- What? - What actually can happen? My father told me just before he made me CEO.
- You're okay with this? - What was I to do? Wow! Look, if people want to poison themselves, then can happen to them, what the damage can be.
Are we seeing these products mostly here in South Africa? Is what's on the news true? We're releasing a statement denying any connection to that factory.
But is it true or not? Yes, Ndu, it is true.
Now, will you please shut up and let us deal with the situation.
- How could you guys do this? - Um I think that there's more.
So, did you know what products were manufactured in this factory? I No comment.
So in 1990, South Africa became the first country in the world to prohibit all cosmetic claims to skin bleaching, whitening and/or, lightening.
But, as this burning factory behind me illustrates, that the demand for these products, not only persists but it's on the rise.
I'm Angela Makwetu reporting live.
We have a problem.
Come now.
What happened? I need you, Zinhle.
Ugh! Hey.
Are you okay? No, my head is just Let me get you a headache pill.
It's actually a migraine.
It happens with high stress.
Oh! Yeah.
I shouldn't have asked Phila to go with me yesterday.
No, that has nothing to do with you.
How can I help? I need to see a doctor.
Okay, I'll get my keys - No, I can go on my own.
- No, but - You can't go on your own.
- Please.
Okay, cool.
Um Just call me if you need anything.
Yeah, I will.
Please cover for me.
I know we're not supposed to leave the house.
Don't worry about that.
Okay, thanks.
And Zinhle Yeah? We need to talk when you come back.
There's a lot I don't understand.
Hi, I'm unavailable at the moment, please leave a message.
- Hi, I'm unavailable - Damn it! He'll get back to us soon.
No, he won't.
He's behind this.
And why would he do that? Then where the hell is he? Is there something you need to tell me? About what? About the two of you.
First, the guy tells me he's quitting.
Next thing, he disappears in the middle of a scandal.
What happened? Tell me! He had started his nonsense again.
You know how he is.
- Every few years he tries - Tries to sleep with you.
I know that.
What was so different this time around? After your heart attack, I thought that Yeah? He was kind to me when I needed it.
We met up at the hotel.
I stopped before anything happened, Don.
I said some harsh things to him so he'd never try again.
I wanted him out of my life for good! Fool! Yes, I told him he's a fool for coming after me all this No! You! You are the fool! I'm the fool, Don? You know that Kolobe did everything because of his feelings for you.
But you had to go and mess it all up! Don, I'm your wife! So what! What the fuck! Zinhle? What are we going to do with a hostage? And then? He saw my face.
The place was on fire.
What if What if he traced me back to you? He doesn't even know who you are, Bonga.
We can't keep him here.
Zinhle Zinhle Wait! Okay, fine.
I knew you when you were a little boy.
The scars on your face How did you survive the fire? Jesus! - Fuck! - And then? All our products have been recalled for testing.
For how long? Hey, man.
Look at this.
Until the bureau does a complete investigation.
- Do you see this? - Ndu The Kenyans have pulled out.
This project is over and we're hemorrhaging millions! What about the millions of people you're harming? Have you seen what your products do to people? Ndumiso! Ndumiso, grow up or get out! What do we do now? Someone needs to take the fall.
Okay, who? I'll try him.
Maybe he'll take my call.
Hello, hi, who are we talking about? Kolobe.
It's us or him.
Ndumiso, be useful.
Go and get Zinhle.
She needs to be briefed on what to say.
Where is she? - She's at the doctor.
- She's at the what? Bhengu Beauty is in crisis! But she was sick! - She can't go blabbing to God knows who.
- She was sick.
Go fetch her.
Go get her! Go! Hi Damn it! Can you stop that? Please.
What are we going to do? Hmm? You're not gonna like it.
It's risky.
But if we pull it off then it's over for Don and Grace.
I hear you, Zinhle.
You just need to follow my lead.
Trust me.
A burning building s a news item, Mr.
- Is this a Bhengu factory? - This is a private property, okay.
Look, I'm sorry for earlier.
I know that those products are dangerous and unethical, but you know with Dad.
Just all that mattered was impressing him, okay.
I just don't want Don's shadow hanging over us.
I know, okay.
Me neither.
Then let's stop keeping up with what's going on with that family.
Honey, we need space, mentally and physically.
- Come here.
- Thank you.
Zinhle? What are you doing here? What's going on here? Hello, Calvin.
Or should I say malume? This is my brother.
I was also at the house.
But you're the face of Bhengu She'd wash off chemicals you used on me.
Do you remember the day Don Bhengu burnt me? Do you remember? Do you remember?! - What about the fire? - We managed to escape.
Me, my brother and my sister.
Our sister, Amahle.
She died in this very room, seven months ago.
Liver cancer.
All because of your chemicals.
We escaped the fire.
But we never survived what you did to us.
My brother's body.
My face.
My sister's life.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
If you really mean it, help us.
Help us show the world what Don and Grace did to us.
I can't.
No! It's okay.
I got you.
I don't know if I ever really told you ♪ I need you ♪ I can't breathe ♪ It's okay.
You'll heal.
You were a parent to us at that place.
The closest thing to a father.
No, I wasn't.
Don and Grace came once a week to put that cream on us.
But you But you were there every day.
You used to bathe us.
You'd feed us and put us to sleep.
In your own way You cared for us.
Do the right thing, Kolobe.
Help us get justice.
I'm begging you.
If you know what's good for you You'll help us.
Or what? Let me go.
Don and Grace'll never know.
Hey, are you at the doctor? Yeah, sorry I'm running late.
Is everything okay there? Everyone is coming up with lies to make this thing go away.
What lies? Can you believe they're trying to pin it on the guy that runs the factory? Are you okay to drive back? I can come fetch you.
Yeah, I'm almost done.
Thank you.
The factory in question contains illegal skin lightening creams, and registered as a textile factory owned by Mr.
Calvin Mamabolo.
A warrant for his arrest has been issued Don and Grace'll throw you to the dogs.
contact their nearest police.
Are you still going to help them? Unlock his phone and let's call Grace.
What's the PIN? PIN! Calvin? Calvin? Calvin? I'm here.
Oh, thank God.
Are you okay? I'm fine.
Have you seen what's been happening? It's terrible.
I know.
You're the only one who can make this go away.
We need you.
Don will make sure you don't spend one night in jail.
The docket will disappear.
Calvin? Okay.
What's your answer? What the hell are you doing here? A burning building is a news item.
Babe? What do you think? - It's gorgeous.
- Linda, what the fuck? Please, just watch it, okay? I need you.
It's Phila at the factory.
- Phila - Look, Zinhle pushes the box.
Now you're blaming Zinhle for something she didn't do! I just don't trust her.
You promised you'd stop obsessing over This is not easy! You're dragging her into your fucking daddy issues! I need you to stop seeing her.
- Excuse me? - You heard me.
Just until I can trust her.
Linda I'm obsessing over my family, right? Stop being friends with her.
You know, you're You're just like your dad.
Um, listen, friend.
Do you Do you have the guest list of the last Emerald party for me, please? Thank you.
Grace just sent a copy of your statement.
For the press conference.
Do you want to see it? There's no need.
I know what it will say.
I'll reveal myself after you tell everyone about the tests.
Um What will you do if they deny it? I've got documents at my house that implicate them.
We just need to go pick them up.
Um Don't let us down again.
I saw you come in.
We really need to talk.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
Why do you keep avoiding me? You'd never understand.
Okay, just try me.
Trust me, okay.
Everything will make sense tomorrow.
I promise.
Phila, where's Zinhle? She's coming.
And Kolobe? He'll meet us at the hall.
I'm ready.
Grace, I'm sorry for leaving yesterday.
No, we can deal with that later.
Let's go.
Where is Zinhle going? She has nothing to do with this.
Zinhle works for us, in case you forgot.
Let's go, Zinhle.
- Fine.
Then I'm coming with.
- You don't have to do that.
Someone has to have your back.
Are you ready? Yeah.
Tell me something.
Why? Why did you do it? Why are you still in touch with them? Why are you still in business with them? Love.
Take your seats! Take your seats! Ladies and gentlemen, please settle down.
Take your seats.
Thank you for coming.
This is how today's program will go.
Calvin Mamabolo is going to set the record straight.
After that, Mr.
Phila Bhengu will to make an official statement.
And if you've submitted anything, it will be answered.
Thank you.
Bhengu! Where are you going? Shit.
Are you okay? Yeah, I I need the bathroom.
He's clearly not coming.
It's time for your statement.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your time.
An unfortunate incident occurred recently involving myself as the CEO of Bhengu Beauty, as well as Zinhle Manzini, the face of the company.
I'd like to state here today that Bhengu Beauty denies any and all knowledge of these products.
The factory in question was leased to a friend to manufacture furniture.
Someone we considered family.
Calvin Mamabolo decided to manufacture skin bleaching products without our knowledge.
Something we consider a betrayal.
And when we gave him the chance to explain his actions, instead, he disappeared.
- Don kidnapped Kolobe.
- What? There's a tablet in there.
What am I looking for? We're tracking Kolobe's location.
I'm tracking his phone.
Ladies and gentlemen, we ask that you put your trust back in us.
All of our products have been tested and all of them are 100% safe.
Bhengu Beauty will always protect its customers because our beauty is real.
That's all, thank you.
Bhengu! Well done.
That's where we are.
- Where do we go? - This way.
Okay, okay.
Over there.
There's no one inside.
His location says he's 500m east behind the building.
Zinhle, wait.
Whoa, Zinhle! Why now? Huh? Answer me, why now? It was time.
You only had to stick to the plan.
Stick to the plan and be your servant.
For the rest of my life.
You never used to mind.
The world needs to know what we did, Don.
Because my wife wouldn't want to leave me for you? Pathetic! We have done enough harm.
If this is my fate, I accept it.
- Just give me the gun.
- But yours, yours is coming.
I don't know if I ever really told you ♪ I need you ♪ I can't breathe ♪ Only sojourn ♪ Make me a wish ♪ Keep me by your side ♪ It'll be like home ♪
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