Savage Beauty (2022) s02e03 Episode Script

Season 2, Episode 3

[intriguing music plays]
[in Sotho] How was the launch?
[Grace] Don jumped up on stage
saying that he's seeing Ndumiso,
telling everyone that he's alive.
It's the pills.
Yes, Noni
[in English]but he begged Ndumiso
to forgive him.
[in Sotho] Excuse me, Mrs. Bhengu,
forgive him for what?
[in English and Sotho]
Don was the only other person there
when Ndumiso died.
What if he
What if he's the one who killed him?
And not Zinhle?
[Noni] I'm sorry, Mrs. Bhengu, but how?
[in English]
Why did he beg for forgiveness?
[in Sotho]
Any father who fails to protect his son
would feel the need
to ask for forgiveness.
Especially with how he lost him.
And also after what you did today.
[in English] Noni, shouldn't you be home?
[in Sotho] I wanted to give this to you.
My business plan.
[music continues playing]
[in English]
Doctor, why am I still seeing my son?
You took amphetamines, Mr. Bhengu.
- Amphe-what?
- Amphetamines.
- I only took the medication you gave me.
- Well, your blood tests say otherwise.
[tense sting]
Someone must have poisoned me.
[Dr. Pillay] Mr. Bhengu,
I'm going to recommend
a mental health assessment.
[phone buzzes]
What, Lovers, what?
[Lovers] Bra Don, the board is concerned
that Grace might have been right
about your instability,
and that perhaps
your accusations against her
are a result of it.
[in Xhosa] I'm not crazy.
I'm not crazy!
[music fades]
[Linda] Phila, it's not a good time now.
I need to go.
- Okay, Linda, listen, it will just
- What?
I need to go find Thando.
She might be at her mom's.
This will only take a second, all right?
- What?
- Dad is in hospital.
Is Is he okay?
Yeah, yeah. He freaked out at the launch.
He's seeing Ndu.
He's fine,
but I just thought you should know.
Yeah, cool. Thanks.
Hey, Linda, whoa. What happened?
Did you guys fight or something? What?
[phone jingles]
[panting nervously]
[Thando] I'm at my mother's.
[in Zulu] And please don't come.
[in English] And don't call me.
You've made it clear what you think of me
being pregnant with Don's child.
Linda, did she just say
that she's pregnant with Don's child?
- Fuck me! Are you serious?
- Yes! Fuck.
Your girlfriend is pregnant
with our father's child?
Linda, when? How?
Did this happen before the divorce?
Phila, I need to go. I can't.
Linda, let No, no, listen, listen,
I think I think, um,
I think that you should give her some time
to to process this. God!
I think you need time. Fuck, I need time.
Phila, I
Okay, you know what?
Look, just give her space.
I'll reach out to her, okay?
["Bruce Wayne" by A Reece plays]
Smokin' on gelato ♪
Cryptic messages
Floating in the bottle ♪
Woke up, where we at?
How the fuck should I know ♪
Two joints later
All I heard was obrigado ♪
You should thank me
You should thank me ♪
You should thank me ♪
You should thank me
You should thank me ♪
Still touching raw like Taho ♪
Niggas say they street
But don't account for the potholes ♪
- It was all bad, niggas ♪
- [switches music off]
- [panting]
- [line rings]
[phone buzzes]
E Excuse me.
- Hey.
- [Phila panting]
Are you okay?
Yeah, I'm okay. [sniffles]
I'm just, uh
I'm worried about my dad, you know?
I'm a hypocrite.
I mean, I'm I'm planning a takeover,
and he's he's seeing my dead brother.
Uh, yeah, but you said it yourself.
Your parents care more about business.
I think they're just
I think
they just express pain differently.
But they really abused you.
Okay. Only I can say that, Charlie.
I I I didn't mean it like that. I
It's fine.
See you later.
[phone beeps]
[intriguing music plays]
[Charlie] Ruby, where were we?
[tense sting]
[in Sotho and English]
Ungraceful? Ungraceful for what? [scoffs]
"The commotion was everything
but graceful,
leaving consumers wondering
if this product is really"
Yes, it's bloody worth it!
[in Sotho] Bloody hell! Noni!
[tense music plays]
[in Xhosa] Hey, Noni.
What did Grace do to me?
[hesitantly, in Sotho] Mr. Don
[clears throat]
I don't know what you're talking about.
Please excuse me. I have work to do.
[in English] No, wait.
[phone pings]
[phone bloops]
[in Xhosa] Is that enough money for you
to tell me everything Grace tells you?
[Grace in English]
Noni, I'm on my way out.
Aren't you supposed to be
in the psych ward?
Is that where amphetamines
are supposed to send you?
Why did you ask for Ndumiso's forgiveness?
You mixed my medications, Grace.
What did you expect?
I'm not a child, Don.
You're hiding something.
What did you mean?
[in Xhosa and English]
Zinhle told me that she still loves me.
[in Sotho]
What does that have to do with anything?
[in English and Xhosa]
I was about to shoot,
and she told me
that she's ready to give me a child.
- [in Sotho] And you believed her?
- [in English] No.
It was just enough to distract me.
And in that stupid moment,
she took her shot
and I lost our son.
[phone buzzes]
I'm on my way.
See you soon.
[intriguing music plays]
Emergency board meeting.
I'm coming with you.
[Mutale] Last night was a tragedy.
The hit to Bhengu Beauty is massive.
Don's condition was beyond our control.
We should have continued with the launch.
Surely you didn't expect people
to simply forget
about what had just happened.
[bangs table] Your division
is what the board finds troubling.
Your battle for control
has put Bhengu Beauty in peril.
It's time to get back on the same page.
Hold a press conference,
present a stable family.
Otherwise, there will soon be
no Bhengu Beauty to squabble over.
[music stops]
Honestly, Linda, I think
you're going to love, love this place.
It's gonna be amazing.
[breathes excitedly]
Welcome home.
Look at it, Linda.
High ceilings, it's industrial chic.
We can run product development
from over here.
What do you think?
[forlorn guitar music plays]
[unenthusiastically] Yeah,
yeah, it's great.
Are you okay?
Yeah, I'm okay.
[Charlie sighs]
Look, are we moving too fast
with all this business stuff?
No, no.
Look, it's, um
I'm just having some
some relationship issues, that's all.
Don't think it's got to do with business.
I'm excited and all, okay? I'm sorry.
Don't be sorry.
Just talk to me. What's up?
It's Thando.
[Charlie] Okay.
She's pregnant with my father's child.
Okay, it's a long story, okay.
They were once married.
I'm so sorry, Linda. I
Look, you you don't have to share
any of the painful details
You know, she refuses to get an abortion.
Making me feel crazy for saying
she can't have my sibling.
Why don't you talk to her?
[Linda breathes erratically]
Look, I'm scared that if I talk to her
I might lose her, and I I I can't.
You're 100% right, Linda.
Someone has to be sane in this situation.
[music fades]
[Phila] Look, I know things are tricky
with Linda and Dad,
but I'm Switzerland, yeah?
Call me any time.
Aw, you're always so sweet. [chuckles]
Okay. Bye.
[in Zulu] Mom, we don't do that anymore.
Wow. It won't fit you anyway.
Oh, by the way,
we need money
for rent, food and electricity.
I thought the tuck shop is doing well.
Everyone sells vetkoek.
Are you broke?
I was using Linda's credit cards.
I'll make a plan.
[in English] I'll transfer money
from my account or something.
Shit, shit, shit!
I forgot my products and my supplements.
Oh, man.
[in Zulu] You can use mine.
The lady down the street sells nice stuff.
[in Zulu and English] Wow, wow, wow, wow!
That's a lot of money. Why not accept it?
[in Sotho] I'm not spying
on Mam' Grace of all people.
[in English and Sotho]
Especially now that
[in Zulu] What? What's going on?
[in Sotho] Grace suspects
that Don might have killed Ndu.
[in Zulu and English] You see? Rich people
sacrifice their children for money
all the time, I'm telling you, baby.
- [in Sotho] You know that's not true.
- [scoffs]
[in Zulu] I'm telling you.
Take the money, baby.
[in English] For us.
[gentle lounge music plays]
[Richard in Sotho]
A white guy once asked a Sotho guy,
"What is a chair in Sesotho?"
And he said, "Chair," right?
- Actually, he said, "No."
- [laughs]
[in English]
Oh, the press conference is in an hour.
[in Sotho] What now?
[in English] I'm not saying anything
you're not thinking.
[in Sotho and English]
But you uniting with Don,
it might kill the momentum
of you becoming CEO.
[in English]
Don't you have any other ideas?
- Interviews, marketing?
- [phone buzzing]
Maybe an announcement?
I won't be a sec.
It's my mentee.
Richard, listen,
we need to hold off on our plans.
I've been thinking about it,
and my family needs me.
If you feel it's the right thing to do,
I'll support you.
But remember,
don't forget what you want.
You must come to my stables, you know,
if you ever need to think.
Yeah. Thanks, I will.
All right.
[in Sotho] Don has never even spoken
to his own sons like that.
[in English]
I feel like I let Ndumiso down.
- Ah, that can't be true.
- I haven't been a good mother.
I haven't always lived by my rules.
Bhengu Beauty is the last thing
I can still get right.
But you don't have to, Grace.
I Thank you.
I just do what the board tells me to.
[in Sotho] I'd love to see your stables.
Get some fresh air.
[in English] Be my guest.
[in Sotho] "No." [laughs]
["You're On Your Own"
by Dr. Crank and James McLean plays]
Should I brace myself ♪
[Grace] Our family and business
have gone through painful changes
in just over a month.
I'm proud of the recent transformation
at Bhengu Beauty,
but family, family comes first.
Now, the death of our son
has left us broken.
Any parent who has lost a child
knows the confusion and madness
of that kind of grief.
[Grace] We all make mistakes.
We all blunder from time to time.
Please bear with us.
We are a family in mourning,
not just a business.
A family in mourning
just like your own families.
♪to get Bhengu ♪
Let's go, Ruby ♪
[in Zulu] My name is Ruby Rose Radebe
[in English]and I am a victim
of Don Bhengu's sexual harassment.
He seduced me
into a sexual relationship with him
with a promise of making me
The Face of Bhengu.
And I'm not the only person
this has happened to.
Grace also violated me.
She forced me to perform
a pregnancy test against my will.
[crowd protesting]
[chanting in Zulu]
You strike a woman, you strike a rock!
You strike a woman, you strike a rock!
You strike a woman, you strike a rock!
You strike a woman, you strike a rock!
You strike a woman, you strike a rock!
You strike a woman, you strike a rock!
You strike a woman
[Don in English]
Grace, you will have to apologize.
I will not apologize
for ensuring that your penis
[in Sotho]didn't father spawn.
- [in English] I was going to marry
- [in Sotho] Marrying kids!
[in English] It was an abuse of power.
You manipulated a young woman
into thinking she had opportunity.
[in Xhosa] Young man
[in English]don't you dare question me.
[eerie music plays]
What do you want from me?
How about the truth for a change?
[Ndu whispering] Tell the truth.
The both of you are going to find
the woman that you abused,
and you're going to apologize,
and you'll stop using Ndu's name.
Oh, just shut up, Phila!
No one is apologizing.
Ruby will be paid off,
or we'll tarnish her name.
And stop playing nice with Mukheli.
- [in Sotho] And stop preaching to us.
- [in English] When does it stop? Huh?
When does all of this stop,
the lying, the bribing, the exploitation?
I'll tell you exactly when it stops.
When our business is no longer
under threat, that's when we stop.
[mouthing] Mom
[Don] You're just like us, son.
Embrace it.
[in Zulu] This isn't enough money.
- [man] Don't worry, I'll bring the rest.
- You say that all the time.
You know what? Bring all my money.
Thando, please help me.
Please take over. I have a date.
Mom, I can't do this alone.
[in Xhosa] Morning, Ma.
[gentle guitar music plays]
[in English] Look, Thando,
I'll keep this very simple.
Do you think my father
will allow you to raise his child?
[in Zulu] Who do you think you are?
[in English] Pat, you don't understand.
- Don forced Thando to have sex with him.
- Oh, just stop it. Stop it.
I stayed in that house as long as I could
so I could be closer to you.
- [Thando] I stand by my choice.
- Look
- I can't watch you make the biggest mist
- [Thando] Just don't!
Don't, Linda.
You know, you are just like your father.
You think
you know what's best for everyone.
Will you just go, please?
[Pat in Zulu]
Why are you still standing there? Go.
Get out of our sight. [scoffs]
[music fades]
[Selekane] Hello, boss.
The hijack, the video
the search and seizure, Ruby
it's all coordinated.
You know, I get your wife
arranging the hijacking,
but as for everything else, no way.
I'm not sure it's Grace.
I got a lead on Chancer.
He went missing
[in Sotho]after Zinhle's death
[in English]
so he might give us something.
Find him.
[in Xhosa] Break his legs if you have to.
[in English] One more thing.
[in Xhosa] Bring Ruby to me.
[Selekane in English] Okay.
[Ndu whispering]
Tell the truth. Tell the truth.
How about the truth for a change?
You need to tell the truth for a change.
Tell the truth.
Tell the truth. Tell the truth.
[in Sotho] Regina, what's all this?
Look at this. Where is the curry?
Are you cooking for a funeral?
[in English] Noni, make me
one of your wonderful mineral baths
- [in Sotho]before you go.
- Yes, ma'am, but before you go,
did you have a chance
to look at my proposal?
Are you not happy with your job?
Yes, I am, but
[in English] That's your answer!
[in Afrikaans] Jesus Christ.
[in English]
Simphiwe, I saw him again. Please call me.
What's wrong?
[Noni clears throat]
[in Sotho] Nothing, Mr. Don.
- [in Xhosa] What's this? Let me see.
- [in Sotho] My My business plan.
Uh, nothing major.
[in English] Noni's Spa
This is a good idea.
[in Xhosa] You know what you have to do.
[in English] Don't be stupid.
[intriguing music plays]
[Phila] My father has 49%.
Mother has five.
Uh, Linda has two, I now have four,
two from my brother,
and the other 40%
sits with the remaining shareholders.
I'm glad you changed your mind.
Once I do this, that's that's it.
There's no going back.
This is your destiny.
You're finally seeing your worth.
Margaret. After my dad,
she is the biggest shareholder.
Margaret is all about all things women
and youth empowerment, you know,
so she will jump given what's happening.
Margaret, have you considered my option?
Look, my father's a sexual predator.
Yes, and Don is not the CEO.
Your mother is.
Well, she's done way worse
than what she's being accused of.
They both symbolize greed and inequality.
I am the future, a better future.
With my vision, financial backing
Look, I'm not interested.
You're still a child.
You're lucky
I'm not calling your mother right now.
Here's a bet.
In 24 hours, the first Bhengu
you'll be calling is me, not my mother.
We'll see.
[music fades]
["Sinking For Days" by Dr. Crank plays]
- [Linda] She compared me to my father.
- At least you know where she stands.
You know, for so long I
I defined myself through him.
And Thando became
She became my world.
- And now I
- You'll get through it.
I promise.
I could write a book on breakups.
Look, Charlie, um,
I appreciate you and what we've started
but, look, I can't work with you.
Okay. I just need to figure myself out. I
I don't even know what the fuck I'm doing.
I'm not in the right frame of mind.
I I don't even
[tense music plays]
[mouthing] What?
I'm I
Um I need to
I need to go.
[music crescendos]
[Don knocking] Grace?
Don, I'm exhausted.
[in Xhosa and English]
Vermeulen from the Labor Department
will be back in Durban in two days.
[in English]
Are you close to finding Ruby?
I need to issue a denial soon.
[in Xhosa] Selekane hasn't found her,
but he will.
[in English] Find out who's coaching Ruby.
Those are not her words.
Is that your old perfume?
Are you still hallucinating?
The pills must be out of my system.
When last did you see Ndumiso?
At the event.
Why all these questions, Grace?
Good night, Don.
[music fades]
[grunge pop music plays]
[Charlie] About what I said earlier,
I didn't mean it.
Don't worry about it. [sniffles]
You were right.
- [chuckles]
- My parents really messed me up.
You're taking back your power
with this whole shareholder thing though.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
I don't know if I'm going to be able
to get them on my side, you know.
Anything worth doing takes time.
- Besides, any man that can conquer me
- [Phila] Uh-huh?
can handle
a bunch of 50-something-year olds.
[both gasping]
[music fades]
You know what the best part
about this takeover is?
- They'll never see it coming.
- [both laugh]
They deserve it.
tell me about your parents.
I hate I
I don't really want to talk about them.
Come on now, you know all about mine.
I really don't like
talking about them, Phila.
Maybe someday?
Okay. Whenever you're ready.
["Leave Me In Your Dust"
by The Musicsupervisors plays]
I've been over-thinking ♪
Coming up on past regrets ♪
Whenever I've been sinking ♪
You're always there ♪
[Debbie] Okay, Charlie,
this one's for you.
Now is the part! [laughs]
[Debbie screams]
Charlie! [screams]
[music stops]
Hey! Hey, hey, hey. Hey, are you okay?
Are you okay? It was just a dream, okay?
Just a dream.
Okay, Charlie, just breathe, okay?
Breathe. Breathe, yeah.
Breathe. There we go. There we go.
- [Simphiwe exclaims]
- [mysterious music plays]
[in Zulu] Ndu,
we are here where you left us.
We ask you to let go.
Oh, Ngcolosi,
you are Dlabazane and Shange.
[Ndu whispering in English]
Tell the truth. Tell the truth.
Tell the truth. Tell the truth.
Tell the truth. Tell the truth.
[Simphiwe in Zulu]
Wash, Ngcolosi, cleanse yourself.
Rest now.
Release your father from these visions.
Let him move forward with a clear head.
Wash your head, Ngcolosi. Your head!
You can rest now, Ndumiso. Rest now, boy.
Rest, Ndu.
[music fades]
[in English] Uh, you know
I can take the day off, right?
Thanks, but I am meeting with Linda.
You know, I'm actually glad
you two connected.
- Me too.
- Yeah.
Look, I know
that we said no labels, right?
- But I was thinking that
- [Grace] Phila?
[sighs] That is my mother. Ugh.
- Um
- Oh!
[in English] Where could this child be?
[in English] So that's why
you wanted to live alone.
They can slip in and out as they please.
- I'll see you later.
- Yeah, sure.
[in Sotho] What do you want, Mom?
[in English] Your father.
I'm not sure
how long this united front will last.
If I make my own statement,
distance myself?
Perhaps announce the foundation
in Ndumiso's name
- Mom.
- with you by my side.
How long are you planning on milking
Ndumiso's name for sympathy?
- [phone buzzes]
- [scoffs]
I'll be there.
Your father's whore and her protesters
are outside our offices.
["Bambalela" by Ricky Rick plays]
Let's go, Ruby!
[chanting] Let's get the Bhengus!
It's been 24 hours,
and Don Bhengu will still not come
to address us.
Those Bhengus do not respect us.
Grace and Don Bhengu don't respect us.
- Shame on the Bhengus!
- [crowd chanting] Shame on the Bhengus!
Shame on the Bhengus!
Shame on the Bhengus!
Shame on the Bhengus!
Shame on the Bhengus!
Shame on the Bhengus!
Shame on the Bhengus!
Shame on the Bhengus!
["Bambalela" continues playing]
Just drive.
[crowd chanting] No means no!
[song fades]
[Mutale] So this is about the protest.
Well, with me as CEO,
you'll never have to babysit again.
I'm ready.
Mutale, we're doing
the best we can under the
[Mutale] The company's reputation
is at stake.
If the protests don't stop,
the board will be forced
to vote in an interim CEO
who is neither you nor Don.
[chanting continues]
- What are we doing about Ruby?
- Ruby
[phone buzzes]
No means no! No means no!
No means no! No means no!
That's good.
No means no!
- Selekane has her at the penthouse.
- I'm coming with you.
I'm handling her, trust me.
Just like I should trust
everything you say and do, Don?
What's that supposed to mean, Grace?
Call me when you're done.
We'll make a statement.
I will.
No means no! No means no!
No means no! No means no!
[phone buzzes and jingles]
[phone buzzes and jingles]
["Champagne Kisses" by Cornucopia plays]
[Linda and Charlie laugh]
- [Linda] Okay, look.
- [Charlie] Yes?
We can call the products
"Heartbreak Eyeliner."
[Charlie] Uh-huh? [chuckles]
- "Break-up Blush."
- Ooh.
- Okay.
- No, wait for it, wait for it.
- "Walk of Shame Serum."
- [chuckles]
- Just imagine taking a serum, okay
- Okay, wait.
I think we need to rethink that one.
Okay, look. The idea is irreverent beauty
that's that that speaks to the heart
of what it's like to be young again,
and and and fearless, and unapologetic,
and going through shit
but not giving a fuck. Okay?
And still having a sense of humor. Right?
I want to call it "GirlCity."
- "GirlCity"?
- Yes!
Does that mean you're in?
- Hell, yeah, I'm in.
- [laughs]
Heartbreak is a bitch,
but life should keep going, right?
- Wait, that's a tagline.
- What?
"Heartbreak is a bitch,
but life shouldn't stop."
- I like that. I love it.
- [laughs]
- We need to celebrate.
- Yes.
I know you'll love this.
- There's this party tomorrow, and, um
- Uh-huh.
it's got a theme.
You got to, you know,
come up with little something something.
- Are you keen?
- Yeah. [chuckles]
Let's do it. Bottoms up!
- Ah!
- To GirlCity.
Listen, uh, about yesterday
- Oh, no, no.
- It was
- Just forget about it. Okay, look
- Yeah.
- we both had a lot to drink.
- [chuckles]
It happens. We move.
- Another round for GirlCity?
- Another round for GirlCity.
- GirlCity!
- Yes! [laughs]
[Chris] All on 22, baby needs shoes,
and I need a villa. Let's go!
Let's go! Black 22! Black 22!
- Oh, fuck!
- [chuckles]
Another roll. Another roll. Here we go.
We need a Black 22! Black 22!
And that, my friend, is three for three.
You know what, another roll.
Let's go. Let's go. Let's go!
Come on, Labuschagne.
Divorce ruined you.
Your logistics company
never recovered from the pandemic.
- Fucking ouch. Shit, man.
- No, no, that's okay, that's okay.
See, my investor is willing
to pay 30% more.
You're not gonna get that
once Bhengu Beauty becomes a fire sale.
[phone rings]
Think about it, my good sir.
You could be partying
for the rest of your life in Macau.
Afternoon, ma'am.
[Margaret] Phila, it's me.
I've reconsidered your offer.
Listen, you parents are morons.
It's time to sell my shares.
That is fantastic. Thank you.
So, what's it gonna be?
Yeah, fuck it. I'm in.
Pleasure doing business with you.
All right, now, all on 22.
Daddy needs a villa. Let's go.
Let's go!
[romantic piano music plays]
[Don] Who's using my Ruby against Daddy?
I've had this since you left.
You should have told me about Grace.
I would have protected you.
We'd have a baby by now.
That's lies, Don.
I wanted to build a family with you, Ruby.
I lost a son.
[breathing heavily]
My company.
I could be losing my mind.
[in Xhosa] Help me fix all of this.
[in English] It will be worth your while.
If I help you, Don,
then Grace has to apologize to me.
Publicly. At my feet.
[tense music plays]
Grace is never going to do that.
But you know what?
That's perfect.
[music fades]
[Pat] Thando?
[in Zulu] Here's the cream.
You can stop scratching yourself.
Wow. That's pretty.
[in English] Yeah.
[in Zulu and English]
I was going to wear it
to the Emerald Party with Linda.
[in Zulu] But
Wow. So you're no longer going
because of Linda?
[chuckles] Go, man.
Go have fun now and loosen up a bit.
Once the baby
You're keeping the baby, right?
[in English] Yeah.
[in Zulu] Then go. [chuckles]
It will be fun.
I'll put these in your bedroom.
[in English] Okay.
[tense music plays]
[knocking on door]
[tense sting]
[in Zulu] There he is!
[in Sotho] Go, go, go, go!
[Chancer panting]
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
[Chancer] Whoa, whoa. Okay, okay. Okay.
[in Sotho] Wait a minute.
[in English] Still taking chances, huh?
[in Sotho] Wait a minute, sir. Whoa!
Where is the video that Zinhle gave you?
What video?
Whoa! Wait, wait, wait! [groans]
Wait, whoa.
What video?
I don't know what you're talking about.
[in English and Sotho]
You know, I've got all day, boy.
[groans and coughs]
[in English] Okay. O Okay.
[in Sotho] I fixed the laptop
and gave it back to her
before she went to Ndumiso's grave.
[in Sotho and Afrikaans] That's the truth.
[in Sotho] Idiot.
[music fades]
[Richard] I saw the news
about the protesters
and I was wondering
[in English]
what are you going to do about it?
- I'd rather talk about this place.
- Oh?
[in Sotho] My grandfather had two horses
in the village where I grew up.
Does that mean you can ride?
I said my grandfather had two horses.
[phone buzzes]
[in Afrikaans and English] Oh, excuse me.
[tense music plays]
[in English] Yes, Sonto? Hi.
He He's what?
Go to the Bhengu Beauty website.
[Don] My generation of men were taught
to take whatever it is that they wanted.
[in Xhosa] We would stare at a woman
and grab women.
[in English]
Because "no" was negotiable.
But over the years
[in Xhosa]my sons told me that,
[In English]
"Dad, this is not how to be a man."
Now as a man in power,
I have put women
in compromising situations.
They'd be damned if they responded,
they'd be damned if they didn't.
For that,
I apologize.
[whistling and cheering]
I am tripling my charitable donations
to organizations
that amplify the voices of women.
[all cheer]
[man in Zulu] Amandla!
[Don in English] I'd like to thank
Ms. Radebe here for her courage.
- [crowd applauding]
- Thank you, Mr. Bhengu,
but I am very disappointed
that Grace Bhengu isn't here
to take responsibility
for her actions as well.
[crowd protesting and chanting]
Grace! Grace!
I just knew it!
I just knew he'd betray me.
- [in Sotho] Listen
- All he does is lie
[in English]and takes everything
away from me.
He goes out into the world,
makes his own decisions,
and keep secrets from me, and now [sighs]
I'm sorry.
[intriguing music plays]
[Grace in Sotho] Was this your plan, Don?
[in English] Throw me under the bus,
[in Sotho] knowing
that I will never grovel
at your whore's feet?
[in English] I knew I couldn't trust you.
Was I supposed to trust you?
When you made me look insane
in front of my board? Mm?
What else have you done, Grace?
What else have you done, Don?
[tense sting]
Why can't you tell me?
[music fades]
[knocking on door]
[secretary in Zulu] Mr. and Mrs. Bhengu,
you're needed in the boardroom.
[music resumes]
Mutale, I didn't think it was you
who wanted to see me here today.
[Don] Ah.
Did you look outside?
[in Xhosa] The protest is over.
[in Xhosa and English]
Vermeulen wants to see me
[in English] What's this meeting about?
Phila and I had
an interesting chat yesterday,
while you two displayed
your usual division.
- Phila is attempting a coup.
- [dramatic sting]
[Grace] He's what?
- Mutale.
- [Don] What are you talking about?
These shenanigans
that you are all displaying
were not what I had in mind
when I said present a united front.
Sort your shit out
before the board brings in an outsider.
[in Sotho]
Is this why you wouldn't help me?
[in Xhosa] How could you do this?
[in English]
After everything I've done for you? Huh?
Your fancy education?
[in Xhosa] Your balls are mine.
[in English] Are you kidding me?
You raised me to want all of this.
You know that, right?
You controlled and you abused,
and you asked the impossible of me,
while dangling Bhengu Beauty in my face.
And then what do you do?
You go and move the goalposts.
Better yet, you
you just take them away entirely at will.
And you just expect me
to keep hanging around.
- Ndumiso is dead
- No! No, no, no, no.
You don't get to bring Ndumiso into this.
He is gone, Mom.
Ndumiso is dead!
And it's still not enough
to change the two of you.
And I am sick and I am tired
of sitting around and waiting.
It is time you see what I am capable of,
to see what you created.
- You ungrateful
- Hey! No, Don. No! No, no!
[music stops]
You are fired
with immediate effect, Phila.
You can't do that.
[in Xhosa]
It should've been you who died, boy.
[dramatic sting]
["God Will Cut You Down"
by Charlie Harper plays]
It was all Grace's idea, okay?
She masterminded the whole thing,
helped burn the house down herself.
[Zinhle] But you locked us in there
when we were sleeping.
[Don] She set it on fire.
[Zinhle] That changes nothing.
No one is coming to help you, Donovan.
[Noni in Sotho] Excuse me, madam.
I came to pick up some of the products.
[Zinhle in English]
You need to tell the truth
or die.
[in Sotho] Are you okay?
Mam' Grace
Don killed Ndumiso.
He can't even look me in the eyes.
[in English and Sotho] I've known him
all my life. I know it's him.
[in Sotho] I've been watching him.
He wanted me
to tell him everything that we discuss.
Don't worry. I didn't say a word.
You see, look at that. He's a liar.
[in English] Noni, I failed.
I failed Ndumiso and Phila.
I failed myself.
[music intensifies]
I need you and Alfred one more time.
Oh, wow.
[phone rings]
[in Xhosa] What's this route?
[phone continues ringing]
Why are you answering the phone?
You're on the job.
[Grace over speaker] Hello, Donovan.
[Grace] You killed Ndumiso.
What are you talking about?
[Grace] You shot him,
and blamed Zinhle.
I dare you to deny it.
[Ndu] I know what you and Mom did.
She tried to kill me.
- Ndu, move.
- No, no, Zinhle!
- [Zinhle] Move!
- [gun fires]
Tell them God is gonna cut them down ♪
Tell them God is gonna cut them ♪
[car engine accelerating]
- Zinhle killed Ndumiso!
- [door alarm ringing]
Shit! Stop the car. Stop the fucking car!
Tell them God is gonna cut them down ♪
[dramatic music plays]
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