The Heights (2019) s01e03 Episode Script

Episode 3

1 Previously on The Heights Can I get some help? I found him in the gardens at the towers.
Baby's in distress.
Let's get him on oxygen.
I finished my job three days ago.
My uncle's on my case to get a new job.
You have it good.
Grandad, I'm in here.
At my age, this waits for no man.
What are you doing here? I just want to come and live with you.
I knew something stank on you the second you walked in.
What are you talking about? Sorry, Mum.
I'm sorry.
Have you given any thought to what you might want to do once you leave the hospital? You'll come home, won't you, with Patch? We've, um, checked the CCTV cameras.
She left at about 4.
15 this morning.
She could be anywhere by now, and the state she's in Did you hear anything during the night? What was I supposed to do? Stay awake, follow her to the toilet? Where do we start looking? I've got a couple of boys out in patrol cars around the area.
- And what about the towers? - Already done.
Meanwhile, if she shows up, give us a call.
Nice ducks.
Geese.
I thought she was OK.
I wouldn't have gone to sleep otherwise.
Let's just put the effort into finding her, yeah? Not something I'm allowed to do but her admission docs.
She wrote down her last address.
Do the cops know about this? I think it's best WE find her first, right? Let's go.
KAT: You're in so much trouble.
We'll have to go over the operating agreements again.
Yes, I'm leaving in five minutes.
So, you got something to say? - Ah, sorry, Mum.
- For? Ah, for bailing to Dad's last night.
You missed a great game of Catan last night.
I thought I had it in the bag, largest army, three cities, then Kat swooped in with a bunch of victory points and cleaned up.
Cool.
We can have a rematch tonight.
Nah, I better start moving my stuff to Dad's.
Not how I would have broached it but anyway.
Wait.
What? - Ah, yeah, I'm moving to Dad's.
- Yeah, that's not happening.
- Why not? - Because you live here.
Well, what about Dad? Doesn't he get a say? We're both in agreement about this.
We stick to the routine, right? I thought we might have a bit of a chat about it, bit of a rethink.
A rethink? Right, time to get ready for school.
I'm ready.
Let's go and check on the garden.
But I wanna watch Mum and Dad fight.
You can watch me fight with the garden hose instead.
Now, come on.
I don't appreciate being ambushed like this.
No-one's ambushing you.
I had a bit of a chat to Mich.
He's not at all happy.
But then you decided it was OK? Well, I don't think it's such a bad thing actually.
- I mean, you're so busy.
- Oh, so now it's my fault.
- I didn't say that.
Oh, come on.
- (PHONE RINGS) You haven't got five minutes? Hi, Renee.
Coffee? Yeah, maybe later.
Sorry, Mum.
Let me get you a new shirt.
No, I don't have time.
It's fine.
This is fine.
MAN: Hey, Leonie! Hey, Leonie! Leonie, Leonie, I, I, I want to ask your legal advice again.
Yeah, and I'm running super late, Watto.
It's that bastard Benny.
Every morning at 5am, he comes out to do these clapping exercises.
- And? - I want to sue him.
You can't sue your neighbour for clapping outside your window.
I'm telling you, if he starts that clapping again, I'm gonna clap him around the head.
Well, that is a legal matter.
That's assault.
- What am I to do? - Don't do anything.
You're already on probation for doing a you-know-what outside his doorway.
That wasn't me.
- There were three witnesses.
- Co-conspirators.
I've gotta go.
Good luck, Watto.
Alright.
But I won't be responsible if he starts that clapping again.
Well, you will be.
Oh and PS! Your top See-through! Oh, thank you! (TAP! TAP!) - (TAPPING CONTINUES) - Who's this? Professor Nangs.
- (TAPPING CONTINUES) - (WHISTLES SHARPLY) Can you not? Please.
(TAPPING STOPS) Is that another detention? - Pen.
- No.
- What did you do this time? - Nothing.
Just shut up.
I'm sure Aunty's real proud of you.
Can I have $2? I said can I have $2? Broke.
Bank.
Kam, can I have $2? I want a cheesy before school.
If you'd set up your pocket money to flow into your investment bucket - like I told you - Forget about it.
you'd have enough money in your blow bucket to spend on a cheesy without having to ask me.
- This is why I don't ask you! - Just do what I tell you.
(LOUDLY) Where's your money? Dude, where's your money? - Oi, what's wrong with you? - Where's your money? I already paid Uncle.
Our saving money for the house.
Yeah, that we're going to afford in 600 years? Every bit counts.
Yeah, I don't have any - How was Mrs Tran? - It didn't work out.
- How do you know? - I just do.
- She doesn't like me.
- Everybody likes you.
- Yeah, she's weird.
- She's a witch.
Kamran.
It's probably for the best.
You make more money in construction anyway.
- Have you spoken to Ian? - Yeah.
He said, uh, he'll start up the site will start up in another month.
Don't worry.
Allah will provide.
I was just wondering if I could do something else.
Like? - Work in retail? - A shop? And earn $12 an hour? When you're still young and strong, construction is better.
Do you think I enjoy driving, huh? Last night, this girl made me play 'Single Ladies' six times.
Six times! You should always have a smile.
We have a roof over our heads.
Legally there's too many of us here.
Kamran is doing well in school.
You have a very handsome uncle.
Everything is fine.
- What's your plan, dude? - Leave it, will ya? - Here, ya.
- Thank you.
(MUFFLED MUSIC THROUGH HEADPHONES) (LOUDLY) Have a good day, bro! AUNTY: Bye-bye.
(MUSIC CONTINUES THROUGH HEADPHONES) (SIGHS) (INDISTINCT CONVERSATION IN THE DISTANCE) Hey, dipstick, are you ever going to fix that hole in the fire door? MARK: Yeah.
Look, steady on, peg leg.
Something urgent's come up.
I've got to go.
There's a, um, burst discharge tube.
Oh, gross! Take this thing off.
Ninja Turtles ends in, like, two minutes.
GIRL: (IN THE NEXT ROOM) Oh Eww! Noah's stepped in Oddjob's poo and it's all over the house! Oddjob! Oh, that smell is everywhere.
I know, it's like It's like I'm kissing it.
OK.
Um, I'm going to be late for Leonie.
What, so you're leaving me with this one, are you? Yeah.
I love you.
Noah It's going everywhere.
- LEONIE: I've only got a few minutes.
- RENEE: One of those days, right? Where the universe feels out to get you.
Yep.
Like, last week, I'm at the pools with Noah and, uh, I get my period.
So we have to go home but he's having none of it.
Defcon 1 tantrum.
Kicks me in the shins.
I'm, like, rage eating this chocolate muffin on the way home.
Rage eating.
And then when we arrive, I find some old bloke stealing Noah's bike.
Third one this year.
- Same guy? - I don't know.
- Probably.
- That's pretty funny.
Yeah.
I put monkey ears on the handlebars, - so it was pretty funny.
- (CHUCKLES) Just another glorious day living near the towers.
Careful.
(MUTTERS) Sorry, what was that? I'm just saying our house prices would go up 20% if those towers weren't there.
I'm not saying anything that's not true.
Noah's on his fourth bike.
Don't look at me like that.
I give to Oxfam.
Bikes get nicked in every neighbourhood.
OK.
Well, uh, if the towers are so lush, then why don't you want your son living there? - That's not what this is.
- That's what it looks like.
I want him to do well in school.
There's too many distractions.
Mmm.
OK.
Whatever you say, Gwyneth.
No, I'm not being a Gwyneth.
Anyway, I smell like dog crap and you're flashing your bra all over town.
Why don't we go get a wine? I have to go back to work.
I'm joking.
Well, sort of.
(LAUGHS) She showed up at the crack of this morning, and I came out and she was just packing all her stuff.
- Did she say where she was going? - I didn't ask.
It was, like, 5am.
I just wanted to check it wasn't a rapist breaking in, you know? - She ever tell you who the dad was? - Ah, no.
I could tell she was pregnant, but she never talked about it.
Did she ever have anyone around? All she did was go to work, come home, go to her room and watch TV.
- What did she watch? - How's that going to help? - Could be a clue.
- OK, Miss Fisher.
I've gotta head to work.
Is there anything else you can remember? Um, she left 500 cash for next month's rent.
Pretty decent of her.
I remember her saying something ages ago about going across the country.
But I don't know where.
OK.
Thanks.
Any other ideas? She doesn't want to be found.
No-one knew where she was for the last six months.
I don't think this is going to be any different.
(PATCH CRIES) What's the matter Mr Sooky? Hazel I heard the news.
Ryan's out looking for her.
(PATCH CONTINUES CRYING) I know this probably seems really overwhelming right nowbut I want you to know that you're you're not alone.
What happens to him if Shannon doesn't come back? We think that being with you is the best option.
You wouldn't be going at it alone.
There's a lot of support that we can offer: furniture, childcare, supplies.
How long you been doing this? 11 months.
I give you another 12.
Ah, I don't know about that.
I live in the towers.
I know how it works.
I'm sorry if you've had some bad experiences.
You're a lovely girl, but sooner or later it will all get too much for you, all this.
But you can go out and get a job somewhere else where you don't have to be reminded of it day in and day out and it'll be the next Jill sitting here telling me it's all going to be fine if I just hang on a little longer.
Same woman as the other day.
Hungarian.
Doesn't speak a word of English, so I call the interpreter.
We tell her to wait.
She doesn't wait.
She goes home and then she comes back in worse pain.
Do you know how hard it is to find a Hungarian interpreter? I thought hospitals were supposed to help people.
Audrey Palinkas? Mrs Palinkas, we're waiting for an interpreter.
She doesn't need an interpreter.
I'll be the interpreter.
She's in pain.
We'll use this, OK? How much pain are you in? One to 10? That's arthritis for 10.
Has your doctor given you any medication? Allergias opiatok.
Allergic to opiates.
OK.
- Next of kin? - Just put my name down.
I live in her building.
- And your name? - Uncle Max.
- First name? - Uncle.
Please.
You're going to be OK.
Alright.
Let's have a look at you.
(SIREN WAILS) - Oh, hey.
What are you doing here? - Just meeting someone.
Yeah.
Me too.
How'd your, uh, how'd your date go? Oh, no, not good.
It was boring doctor talk all night and he wore double denim.
- Not in a good way.
- There's a good way? (CHUCKLES) I guess there was no goodnight kiss then? Uh Oh, right.
Well, it couldn't have been that bad.
Oh, I never know how to end dates, so So you just go there, do that.
You know, you think your hooking up in the backseat of a car days are behind you but At least it was a Range Rover.
Yeah.
I try to end all my dates in that way, but it never really works out.
Mind you, I've only got a push bike so (BOTH CHUCKLE) Might just see where my guy is.
(PHONE VIBRATES) You're Tony's guy? Oh, you mean Tony from the hospital? - I thought you were a cop.
- I thought you were a doctor.
- You're selling weed? - You're buying it! No, it's not for me.
It's for a patient.
Oh, right.
Oh, yeah.
I mean, I don't don't normally deal actually.
It's just, just for mates and stuff, and for my pain management.
- Ah, right, your wrestling accident.
- Yeah.
- Glad you're laughing about it.
- (CHUCKLES) - Oh, this is so weird.
- Glad you're laughing about it.
Here you go.
Just swap hands.
OK.
Nice, uh nice doing business with you.
(BOTH LAUGH AWKWARDLY) - Bye.
- See ya.
- That's a lot of milk.
- Yeah.
We drink a lot of milk.
- You know I'm lactose intolerant.
- That sucks.
Yeah, one glass and it's like chocolate rain.
Not borrowing from your brother? - Hey, sorry about yesterday.
- Stop saying sorry.
- You say sorry too much.
- Sorry.
(BUZZ!) - Soccer, Saturday? - Can't make Saturday.
- Got this gig, hopefully.
- Yeah? Yeah.
Professor Nangs.
Oh yeah.
Cool.
You have no idea who I'm talking about, do you? What do you mean "hopefully"? Got to sneak in.
Got no money.
(BUZZ!) - How do WE sneak in? - We? Blend in with the cool people.
Sorry, other customers to serve.
- Doctor lady, do you need some help? - Yeah.
Which one of these tastes better? Oh, they're all good.
Well, not those.
They taste like bin juice.
Try these.
Ah, the expensive ones or the bin juice? Let's go down to the water Wash away your sorrow Wash away your sin Hey, there, I know it's getting dark Ooh, no.
No, no no.
OK.
Ah, English.
Hungarian.
Since she's allergic to opiates, just one of these per day.
That's it.
Just one when the pain's too much.
OK.
I mean, it's not a cure-all but, um, if you've tried everything else it's worth a crack.
OK.
Now, if you notice any of those things happening, you tell me.
But you should be fine.
- Thanks for this.
- Yeah.
My grandmother had arthritis.
It helped her manage it.
Though I was in uni back then.
It was much easier to score.
OK.
Better get going.
(EXCLAIMS) (SPEAKS HUNGARIAN) (REPEATS) Tea.
Yes, tea.
MARK: It's, uh it's crazy that it's Shannon's.
How's Hazel coping with it? She had a face on her like a wheatmeal biscuit when she found out.
Didn't didn't Shannon used to clean your place? - What are you trying to say? - I'm just playing Cluedo.
Mark in the garden with nothing else on but a tool belt.
- Watto, pull your head in.
- (LAUGHS) - Mark is too busy for that nonsense.
- Thank you.
I see you working here night and day.
Never a break.
My nephew, Aarash, he's also very hardworking.
He could help you.
Anything you need, he will do.
Ah, he's very, very fast learner.
- Industrious, energetic - Yeah.
Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I think I get the picture.
So you will hire him? Look, I'll, I'll think about it.
No, please.
You are helping my nephew.
I won't take your money.
You fix the hole in that door yet, pretty boy? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I'm getting to it.
Hey, why don't you take a seat, mate? Get that mullet seen to? Woo.
- Pav.
- Just ignore him.
- What are you doing? - You know what he did on my doorstep? - I don't wanna know, seriously.
- Ignore him.
- Hey.
Hi.
- Hey.
I just wanted to say I don't know how to end a conversation either.
Is that right? - You wanna go out sometime? - On your push bike? I've got a car.
Well, it's a Lancer so, you know, that's debatable.
You just asked me out 'cause you think I'm easy.
Well, that might be a factor.
See ya.
What? Good enough to buy weed off but not to go out on a date with? - Might be a factor.
- I know your number.
Yeah.
And I know where you live.
So, how'd you tell your mum you wanted to move? Kinda just said I wanted to go live with Dad.
- Ouch.
- Ouch? You told your mother, the woman that pushed you out of their vag Gross! that you wanted to live with your dad? Yeah, and? And, you know nothing Jon Snow.
Mums are, like, the biggest emos there are.
- They're obsessed with their kids.
- Oh, well.
Look, I'm a man.
I just wanna spend some dude time with my dad.
(GRUFFLY) Become the blokiest-bloke that ever bloked? Yeah.
Nah, you just want to leave the toilet seat up full time.
Oh, come on.
You know, it takes just as much effort for me to lift the toilet seat as for you to lower it.
- Don't even start.
- No, no.
It's always up to the guy to lower the toilet seat.
Because you're putting it up in the first place.
Oh, where's the equality in that? Ugh, your mum's lucky you want to leave.
Poor woman, putting up with your lack of seat etiquette.
- Don't you wanna move out some day? - No way.
I love living with my mum.
Just the two of us, bitching about everything.
Also, we're millennials.
We're never moving out of our parents' place.
True.
I'm gonna live with my mum until I'm 90 and she's a ghost, haunting me.
(SPOOKILY) "Get off the VR machine.
You'll ruin your eyes!" - What? - You're a bit weird, aren't you? - Is that an insult? - No.
Yeah.
Maybe.
(MUSIC PLAYS IN THE BACKGROUND) (CLUNK! THUD!) - Hey.
- Hey.
I uh, got you something.
Yeah? Two tickets.
You don't have to sneak in.
For real? Professor Nangs! - Bro, you can't afford those.
- Hey, it's on me.
Early birthday present.
Wait.
He didn't get you a birthday present.
- That's mad, bro.
- (LIFT BELL DINGS) Thanks.
That's awesome.
- What did I say? - Hey? Everything will work out.
I got you a job.
- Where? - Mark Davies.
You start Sunday.
I told him you're a hard worker.
Don't let me down, Aarash.
None of this, "Everything is hard.
" - You must do good work.
- Sure.
Not "sure".
"Yes, yes!" - Yes! Yes! - That's the spirit.
Today's a good day, I told you.
Alright, bro, you got a job.
But you can't go to that if you're working.
(MIMICS) Oh, you can't go to that if you're working.
Watch me, bro.
Coming with? - (PATCH FUSSES) - Sorry, little one.
What did Child Protection say? - Tried to convince me to take him.
- And you said no? I'm 60 years old.
I'm not doing it.
Sooner or later, Shannon's going to come back.
Shannon's not coming back.
So, that's it then? He just goes into foster care? It's the best place for him.
He's better off getting as far away as he can.
Weren't you? Good luck, mate.
- How was your day? - Good.
Look.
I know it's not been easy having me here in your space.
Grandad But I just want you to know that it's not forever.
Once this boot comes off, I'll be out of your hair.
It's not that I'm not after that.
You know, Mum loves having you here.
We all do.
So, what is it about? Alright.
Yeah, it's, it's a little crowded.
But I just want to live with Dad.
I, I don't see why Mum's so upset about it all the time.
I mean, she's she, she works all the time anyway.
You know, when your mother was pregnant with you and found out you were a boy, she was upset.
I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to tell me that, Grandad.
No, she wanted a girl.
I guess that's why she had Kat.
No, Kat was an accident.
I thought I was the accident.
That's not my point.
She was worried she wouldn't connect with a boy, but when you eventually came along, you were the best thing that happened to her.
She just loves you.
You get that, right? Yeah.
Just don't tell Kat she was an accident.
At least not until her 21st.
Calendar reminder, 2029.
"Tell Kat she was an accident.
- CLAUDIA: Thai? Or Vietnamese? - Thai.
- So, are we Netflix and chilling? - Yuck, Mum.
- What? - That's sexual? - Is it? - It totally is.
Can I have 60 bucks? - For? - A romper.
Mmm, I don't think so.
Why not? I'd totally rock a romper.
Sure, you'd look great.
But how are you going to get in and out of it? With difficulty.
It's called fashion.
Look it up.
What about that nice dress? I hate you.
You'll thank me when you're busting for the loo and not wearing that.
(PHONE VIBRATES) Hi.
So that's a yes? OK.
Great.
Alright.
I'll I'll see you Saturday night, Claudia.
- Yeah.
Alright.
- (KNOCK ON DOOR) Yeah, see ya.
Bye.
Hey.
Sure, come right in.
I know what would happen.
He'd come here and spend all his time playing video games.
No, I'd make a rule.
No video games until his homework's done.
Yeah, it's not easy for you.
You get to be the fun one.
I get to be the irresponsible one, you mean? This is the point where he should be focusing on his school work.
We only cook meth on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you know.
- You joke about that, but about the - What? Oh, come on.
I just sell a bit of weed.
- This isn't The Wire.
- Oh, but it is illegal.
Can you take this seriously, please? He's my baby.
Yeah.
And I'm his dad and this is kind of insulting.
I can parent, you know.
I can tell him when to eat and when to do his homework, and When you were studying, I looked after him full-time.
I didn't mess him up much.
Well, joint effort.
- You're right.
You were great.
- Thank you.
I just want to help, you know.
God, you save one baby, you're clucky as hell.
You're going to need to get across the calendar.
Properly.
- So, this is happening? - I guess it is.
- Awesome.
You hungry? - Yes, I'm starving.
Well, we'll be off.
Where will he go now? Into emergency care, with a family that's set up to take these cases.
- And then? - We'll find his forever family.
- I wish I could do it.
- MAX: So do it.
Maxxy, I'm a losing bet.
No 'Mother of the Year' over here.
One dead.
One run off.
One, what do you call it? A hipster.
Be better off in a normal family.
What's a normal family? Chrissakes, I dunno.
- It doesn't suit you.
- What doesn't? - Feeling sorry for yourself.
- I'm not.
You could've fooled me.
The worst thing they could do for that kid is hand it over to me.
- If you want my opinion - Do I ever? Little Patch should be with his own family his own mob.
control now We need to get this place ready to flog.
There may be a slight problem with that plan.
- Are you going to see the baby? - No.
We are still Patch's family.
He should be with us.
The Terminator.
What Oh, hi.
Oh, boy.
ASH: You're wasted.
- I'm Tyler, by the way.
- Ash.
Come meet my mates.
You just gotta let me know now Will you let me take control now? Will you let me take control? Will you let me take control? Will you let me take control now? Yeah.