The Heights (2019) s01e07 Episode Script

Episode 7

1 Previously on The Heights - You your mum sells fireworks? - Yeah, when she can get them.
You didn't get these from me.
- Beanie! - Hey, babe.
This is Dane, Sarah, Megan, Alistair, Tris.
No, no, no, no, wait, wait, wait.
Yeah! I can issue with a fine for $1,000 or he can tell me the truth.
Start talking.
Mum! Get out! You don't just dive into bed with some boy without knowing the risks.
Some boy? Dane and I have been together for six months.
Doesn't matter.
What you did last night is serious, and can have serious consequences.
Let's go.
- (SHOWER RUNNING) - The kids are building a cubby! RENEE: Are you talking to me? Yeah, yeah, I'm coming in.
We've got seven, eight minutes.
We could do it twice.
- (CLATTERING) - Ow! What's happened? This thing just came off on my head! Oh, yeah, sorry.
No, I'll fix that.
No, don't bother.
Oh, no, it's just the thread's worn out.
Yeah, like everything else in this house.
Oh, no, no, no, Renee.
It'll take two secs.
Hey, come on.
We're not idiots.
We're using condoms.
Oh, that's something at least.
And I've already done a ton of research online.
Yeah, not the same as talking to a health professional.
She'll be able to outline some options, like implants.
A LARC.
I know.
Long acting reversible contraceptive.
Like Implanon.
A little rod you inject into the arm which releases a low dose of a hormone which doesn't interact with my anti-cholinergic medication.
I'm considering it.
Overnight you become the resident expert on sexual health.
It's not overnight.
Dane and I started having sex weeks ago.
What? - Weeks? - WOMAN: Sabine? You never said Claudia, is it? (BABY CRIES) He's really going for it again, hey? Poor kid.
Still pissed about the fireworks? You win some, you lose some.
Get over it.
Shouldn't you be at work? You do a morning shift today, don't you? Um, yeah, yeah.
They changed my roster.
Do you still have the same number of hours? Not not exactly.
Well, it's not fair if they cut your hours.
You have rights.
Do you want me to call your manager? I don't think that's gonna help.
It's worth a try.
They fired me.
Wait, what for? They found out I was using my discount card and on-selling stuff.
They can fire you for that? Apparently.
It's in the employee agreement.
Can you appeal? I don't think that's how these things work.
But Kamran, this is terrible.
I know.
I'm sorry.
Wait.
How did they know you were on-selling? It's a mystery.
(SIGHS) This wall.
This wall is all I've got.
It's it's like an island in a sea of disrepair.
Oh, come on, it's not that bad.
Those floorboards are popping up.
Well, I need to get to the joists to fix those.
This kitchen makes me want to call my high school boyfriend and ask him if he's single.
I thought you said that guy turned out gay.
Yeah, well, he probably has light switches that work.
Well, no, a sparky needs to fix those.
It's just excuses, Mark.
Seriously, you were supposed to have finished these renovations a year ago and here we are.
We're we're still living in a building site.
OK, what about these? Even you could hang some light fixtures, couldn't you? Oh, come on, I'm getting onto it.
No, I'm sick of I'm sick of hearing that, Mark.
When? When? I don't know.
When I get some time.
OK, well, it's Saturday.
Me and the kids have swimming.
You have the house to yourself.
Well, I've got some work things that I need to sort out.
You have Ash now.
Does that not free you up? Well, I'm still training him.
It takes time.
Mum.
Yes, monkey.
Why is there water coming out from under the sink? Yep, OK.
Look I'll I'll I'll get Ash going.
I'll come back, I'll do the light fittings and then I'll I'll look at the sink, OK? Happy families? We'll see.
Come on, let's go.
And fix the bloody shower.
So you might want to go past the bank on your way home from footy.
What? - Well, I'm not paying for a new one.
- But I didn't do it.
It was your party.
How many times? It wasn't a party.
And more importantly, none of this was my fault.
I didn't invite them.
Well, you didn't kick them out either.
You didn't call me.
You didn't do anything about it.
Mate, if you think you can come here and do whatever you want and get away with it, you've got another thing coming.
- This is so unfair.
- Life's unfair.
I take cash, cheque or PayPal.
Oh, bloody lovely.
Right on cue.
I'm handling it, by the way.
I knew this was a bad idea.
He's packing his bags and coming home.
Home? Home meaning your place? I am right here, you know.
Clearly this isn't working out.
It was it was just a gathering.
There weren't there weren't even that many people.
This is so unfair.
Life's unfair.
Did you two rehearse this? Go to the footy.
We'll talk about it later.
So I don't even get to defend myself? Go.
Just go.
Alright, fine.
- See ya.
- See ya.
It wasn't his party.
- So you're gonna let it slide? - No, I'm not gonna let it slide.
He's gonna pay for a new one.
Oh, right, well, that's something.
I'm not gonna do discipline the way you would but I am gonna do it.
I'm not a complete idiot, you know.
I do have this under control.
You know you can come to me, talk to me about this stuff.
Yeah.
So I'm across what's going on.
- And so we're united.
- Sure.
But you can't be telling him he has to go home every time he does something you don't like.
I gave you that coffee table.
You did.
Do you want it back? Can we go now? Between that and you walking in on me and Dane, the last 24 hours have been so embarrassing.
Yeah, well, if I'd known you were having sex maybe I would've been a bit more careful.
Anything else I don't know about? You got a tattoo? Joined the Young Liberals? Although with Dane I wouldn't be surprised.
So mature, Mother.
You're sixteen.
You're still a child.
Proven last night when you let your friends run amok at Mich's house.
What? How That's not what happened.
Well, it is.
I haven't even had a chance to get into that.
Let's stay on topic.
I'm entitled to know what goes on under my own roof.
Yeah, well, it's my life and it's my body and I'm entitled to make my own decisions.
I'm not trying to be annoying.
Can we just drop it and go now? Where do you sell on a weekend? There's a footy match on at school.
Why do they buy from you? Don't they know about shops? Your average school kid can't wait 10 minutes.
They want sugar, they have to get it now.
Financial Review says we're living in an age of instant gratification.
Well, alrighty.
Nobody move! We don't sell to him.
I've already rung it up.
So un-ring it.
He's banned.
Wait, what? You ratted me out to the cops.
They were gonna give me a massive fine.
So you just pay the fine! I know it was you who called my work.
They wouldn't have fired you if you weren't doing the wrong thing.
I'm trying to run a business! Yeah, well, snitches dig ditches.
Out! (DOOR BUZZES) - Where's your stuff? - She is worse than Bernie Madoff.
Who? Mich.
Hang on.
Hey! What's wrong? My dad's place is a mess.
What are you talking about? Your mates after you bailed.
You left me to deal with them.
They trashed the place? Megan sent me a text about some cop showing up.
I thought she was kidding.
No.
Not kidding.
Oh, my God, I'm so sorry.
Did they do much damage? Smashed some glasses.
Broke a coffee table.
I have to pay Dad a hundred bucks to replace it.
I'll make it up to you somehow.
You know what, forget it.
Mich! I've got footy.
Come on.
I'm sorry.
Wouldn't be much, just the odd shift.
Whatever suits you.
Happy to help.
Lord knows Ryan needs it.
How's he going? Least I'm getting my daily 10,000 steps in.
Saw Uncle Max earlier.
He said you all had a good time last night.
Actually, he was complaining about your winning streak, but I read between the lines.
Yeah, it was good to do something normal again.
Even if it was short lived.
Short lived? This young fella.
Was an angel right up until the moment I closed my eyes.
It's like he can sense I'm about to sleep and he thinks, "No, Nanna, not gonna have that.
" Are you alright, Hazel? So, can you work Tuesday night? I'll double-check my roster but it should be fine.
Good-o.
Thanks, love.
You're welcome.
(BABY SQUIRMS) (MUSIC PLAYS IN THE HOUSE) Gonna be, it's gonna be The best day of our lives It's gonna be, it's gonna be It's gonna be the best day of our lives (MOBILE PHONE RINGS) (TURNS MUSIC OFF) Hello, Mark Davies.
Ah, well, I'm pretty busy at the moment.
Why, what's the job? That's a big one.
It would be a couple of weeks' work.
Ah, no, no.
Well, how about I pop over now and I can do a quote? Great.
See you in a bit.
Uh Come on, guys.
Let's go.
I don't know, something like that? Yeah, nah, I'm right.
Let me know when you get the good stuff back in.
I'll have more by next week.
Kamran.
Hey, Sir.
Stock's a bit lean, eh? Yeah, problem with my supplier.
Bigger one with your latest English essay.
Not your usual standard.
Yeah, sorry about that.
I was distracted writing it.
Have you thought about where you want to do year 11 and 12? Here.
What about Embleton Grammar? Oh, yeah, 'cause I've got 25 grand down the back of my couch.
Ah, the principal asked me to hand some of these out for sport scholarships.
But they do some academic ones as well.
Maybe if you spent less time selling junk food and studied more, you'd have a real shot.
I don't know, Mr Fraser.
Gotta make money.
The hustle's real.
Not joking, Kam.
Think about it.
Come on, guys.
Hey, guys, can you please wash your hands so we can have a snack? Ah, Noah! Slow down, please.
- (GLASS SMASHES) - Ow! Mum! - Yeah.
- Mum! (GROANS) He was running and he tripped.
Oh, shoot, shoot.
Can Watch out, watch out, watch out.
Can you, um Are you OK? Um, Frankie, can you get a tea towel, please? Alright, no.
(MAN SPEAKING ON TV) So, rule number one: never take your eye off the ball.
Over there.
What are you guys doing out here? Showing Fatema how to play handball.
- I'm trying to study.
- So? So find somewhere else to play.
No, you find somewhere else to study.
Where are you going? Is he alright? Is that as fast as you could get here? Well, I had to a quote on a job across town.
You couldn't even do one thing.
Seriously, one thing and now your son is in there getting stitches because he got glass through his foot from the stupid light fittings you couldn't even fix.
Is he alright? No, I refuse to keep living like this, Mark.
It is unsafe.
It's freezing.
It's it's no, it's not a home.
It's just a bloody bomb site that you refuse to finish.
Well, how do you want me to pay for it, Renee? I have to work.
Somebody has to.
We made that decision together.
You can't just throw it back in my face when it suits you.
Yeah, alright, alright.
I'm not throwing it back in your face.
- I work just as hard as you do.
- Yeah.
I'm sorry.
All I'm asking is that you deliver on your promise.
Mum! Hey, there he is.
I was just bringing in your ugg boots.
Dad, I got five stitches! - Oh, yeah, good one mate.
- And a tetanus shot.
He'll be fine.
Thanks.
I love you so much, my big brave boy.
Oh, look at that.
As I said, it's no big deal.
This is 300 bucks.
Yeah, turns out the people of Arcadia are quite generous, if you twist an arm or two.
Are you sure you didn't break one? Kids cost a bunch.
I just figured if we all put in a little, it might help a lot.
A beer? To say thanks? Ah, I've got a few deliveries to make, so maybe next time.
Cheers.
- Oh, hey.
Hey.
- Oh, hey.
I was gonna send you the funniest, most well-crafted, post second date text, but now that I see you, what's the point? I am so sorry about Sabine's antics last night.
I should have rung you this morning to apologise but I have had a shocker of a day.
Um, bottle of sauv blanc, please.
What's uh, what's, what's going on? Just teenage girl stuff.
Oh, um, coffee table? Already had the funeral.
How much do I owe you for that? - No, don't worry about it.
- Oh, please.
No, no, it's taken care of.
Although you could take me out to dinner.
Third time's a charm.
(CHUCKLES) I think I probably need to focus on home at the moment.
I feel like I've really just been dropping the parenting ball lately, and I need to be around more.
Right.
Do you understand? - Yeah, I understand.
- If that's OK.
Yeah, yeah, no, I I totally get it.
Thanks.
And again, I'm so sorry.
I might take you up on that beer.
Yep.
(DOOR BUZZES) I just saw that idiot Kam studying on the footpath.
Who does that? I'm sure there's a reason.
You know he was stealing from his employer? Not exactly, but OK.
Too busy selling junk to think about his studies.
Really, Mum? Kam studies all the time.
And he works harder than anyone I know, including you.
Yeah, he on-sells lollies to kids at school, but do you know why he does that? Yeah, he's greedy.
He's saving up for a place to live.
So him and his family can get out of that crammed flat, so he can have somewhere to study in peace.
So he can go to uni.
Get a good job.
He's just trying to make a better life for himself, Mum.
Just like you did.
(WHISPERS) Sorry.
Was a bit longer than I said I'd be.
How'd you go? I don't know what you were complaining about.
He was fine.
Of course.
Can't rope you in for another five while I put this away? Sure.
(KNOCK AT DOOR) Shh.
(WHISPERS) Sorry.
Dinner for you.
Oh, love, you shouldn't have.
Thank Mavis at the hospital canteen.
Charges like a wounded bull but man does she make a mean cannelloni.
Let me get you some money.
As if.
Sit down.
- No, I've just got to put this - Sit! Enough for you too, Ash.
Cheers.
(BABY SQUIRMS) Shhh.
Shh.
Go and get your jarmies on, peanut.
We can do without a bath for tonight.
(DOG BARKS OUTSIDE) Better clean that up.
This one to bed? No, just put him on the couch, in case he wakes up in the night.
I'll fix it.
I'll finish the house.
It's not fair on you and the kids and I get it.
Yeah, I'm gonna finish this and then I'm gonna go to bed.
Yeah.
I might take, uh, Oddjob for a run and clear my head.
If you spent half as much time working on the house as you did running, you'd be finished by now.
(DOOR CLOSES) Hi.
Hey.
- Looks good.
- Hm.
We'll see.
I'm sorry about last night.
And this morning.
Why didn't you talk to me, Sabine? I don't know.
You made a big decision, and I feel like I have no idea what's going on in your life right now.
I didn't think you'd want to talk about it.
I thought we talked about everything.
Obviously not.
You're crazy protective of me, which is nice.
But you just keep on treating me like this little kid.
And I knew you'd say no and that'd be it.
I wouldn't have.
I might have.
You dragged me to the sexual health clinic assuming I had no idea what I was doing.
OK, point taken.
I love you, Mum.
And I'm sorry I didn't talk to you about it, but I felt ready.
I can make my own decisions and I'm smart enough to make the right ones.
That's all I'm saying.
Are you gonna say something? I'm very proud of you, Sabine.
I know you can make your own decisions, but I'm here and I know a few things and I don't want you to think there are any topics that are off limit for us.
OK.
So do you want to talk about the sex? God, no.
Gotta go see a man about a coffee table.
- But Mum? - Mm.
About the sex.
It does get better, right? Mm.
It gets better.
- Yes? - Hi.
Is Kam home? Kam, the crazy lady from the shop is here to see you.
Here to see if the police need to do a raid? Kam, you're on dishes.
I did them yesterday.
Oh, shut up.
What? No more ban.
OK.
You can get the candy supplies from me.
OK.
I'll give you cost price.
OK.
And we'll split the profit 50/50.
70/30 my way.
Mm-mm.
50/50.
60/40.
I do all the work.
You get 40% of the mark-up for doing nothing.
How big is this mark-up? Big.
OK.
Come over tomorrow before school to pick up your stocks.
Hey, um, what made you change your mind? It's just business.
Wow.
Hi.
Um, sorry, it's not your job to clean up, and there's dinner on the stove.
Really? It's just ragu from the freezer.
What's this? It's for a new table.
Where'd you get it? Sold your weed.
I do have a bank account, Dad.
OK, wise guy.
So I can stay? - Yeah, of course you can.
- (KNOCK AT DOOR) I need a cleaner.
Hey.
For the coffee table.
Let me know if it's more.
Oh, that's nice of you but you don't have to give me anything.
I'm sorry about last night, to the both of you.
I appreciate that.
Um, thanks.
Do you want to come in? No, I just wanted to give you that.
Ah, we can go halves if you want.
OK.
Cool.
- See you at school.
- Yeah.
See ya.
(SOFT, PENSIVE MUSIC) (POKIE MACHINE TRILLS) (TRILLS) It's been six weeks and you haven't paid me.
End of the day or I'm taking legal action.
What was all that about? What's this? You applying for scholarship? Doesn't matter how much I want it.
It's never gonna happen.
And whereabouts are you from? I'm from Iran.
Oh, you're a refugee?