The Heights (2019) s01e08 Episode Script

Episode 8

1 Previously on The Heights He's just trying to make a better life for himself, Mum.
Just like you did.
No more ban.
Hey, um, what made you change your mind? It's just business.
It was a top night.
You should hang with us again.
See you round.
(GLASS SHATTERS) Seriously, one thing and now your son is in there getting stitches.
It's not a home, it's just a bloody bomb site that you refuse to finish.
How do you want me to pay for it? (POKER MACHINE BLEEPS) - Why isn't it working? - I don't know, peanut.
It was working last night.
Yeah, I know.
I was watching it with you.
What's happened? Uh, I don't know.
I went online and it said service suspended.
There was no reason why.
Here.
Oh! Yes.
Hello.
Finally.
(CHUCKLES WRYLY) Are you in Australia, Karim? Will it be fixed when I get back from school? Uh, I I don't know.
I hope so.
Because I have important shows to watch.
Davies.
I've already punched in the account number.
What? Well, it's direct debit.
How is it not paid? I mean, that's your fault, surely.
(WHISPERS) Declined.
Well, it must be the bank.
Oh, my God.
I'm on hold again.
You know, I've been getting these random stuff-ups on the credit card.
I think they've changed their system or something.
I reckon it's just buggered everything up.
Hey, can you put your shoes on, please, Frankie? - We're gonna be late for school.
- Yeah.
Um, just just hang up on them and I'll sort it - once I've spoken to the bank, OK? - Yeah, OK.
Great.
Thank you.
Um, alright, let's go.
- Alright.
- Oh, yeah, bye.
Mwah! Come on.
(DOOR CLOSES) What's that? Business assignment.
Due tomorrow.
(DOOR ALERT BUZZES) Hey, I was thinking about our arrangement.
60/40.
That's what we agreed.
Yeah, that's fine but, you know, this is just my side hustle.
I was earning way more with my supermarket job.
Well, just get another job.
Hold this.
Sure, because you asked so nicely.
Are you gonna sell these? Why not? They're still good.
I mean, are they, though? Did I ask for your opinion? No.
Is there any work going here? Sully's busy with uni.
You could use someone.
And why should that be you? Because I have flexible ethics when it comes to making money and I can sell like no-one's business.
Sell those bananas, then.
Oh, come on.
You couldn't give them away.
No sales, no job.
You getting that chicken wire fixed today? Uh, it's on the list.
Yeah, cat's getting up onto the balcony, menacing Mr Bird.
(SIGHS) Alright, Hazel.
If he develops anxiety, I'm sending you the vet bill.
I'll get to it when I get to it.
Well, get buggerlugs here onto it.
He's your off-sider now, isn't he? - You said you don't need me today.
- No, no, I don't, mate.
It's all good.
Go.
Well, get it fixed or I'm calling housing.
Where are you off to? Just meeting up with a few friends.
No work today? Wasn't needed.
You sure about that? I just do as the boss says.
Has he paid you yet? Not since the first day.
- You need to ask.
- I will.
I just need the right time.
Tell your friends I'm back in business.
Got anything gluten-free in there? What, you're allergic to gluten now? It's more of a lifestyle choice.
Um box of chips? Um, no.
Energy bar? Is there anything even remotely healthy in there? It's all processed sugar.
Hey, if people demand it, I supply it.
Come on dude, catch up.
It's all about fresh, non-GMO, preservative-free snacks now.
You literally bought chocolate from me last week.
That was then.
You know a lot of that health stuff has just as much crap in it.
It's just marketed differently.
Well, that's what my mum said.
Always listen to Mummy.
Uh, Mrs Trotter, this is Mark Davies.
I'm just chasing up that invoice for the patio.
Could you give me a call? That'd be great.
Thanks.
Hungry? Got my days mixed up for tuck shop duty so I thought, "Why not have lunch with my handsome husband?" Where'd all this come from? The Moroccan deli.
Oh, good, good.
I could've got a month's worth of sausage rolls what that place charges.
Oh, well, we need you match-fit for baby-making.
Ugh! I'm right here.
See? He's volunteering to sub in if you start stacking them on.
Besides, I thought that we could have an actual meal and chat properly about these renovations.
So, I had a look at what we'll need to get it done and I reckon we're up for about 100 grand.
W with me doing the labour? Obviously.
Yeah.
Well, I was thinking more like 50.
Where are we gonna get that kind of cash at hand? I thought you said you were owed a bit.
Yeah, a bit, but if I stop work to do the work on our place Last night you said that we were gonna do this, Mark.
We are.
No, we will.
There are five stitches in your son's foot.
That house is dangerous.
We cannot keep living like that.
I'll make it safe.
That's the number one priority.
And what about the rest? Well, I'll carve out Saturday mornings and I'll do what I can.
You know? Any more would mean knocking back paid work and we're just not in a position to do that.
OK, well, I will I'll project manage.
I mean, I've got the time to run around the place and pick up bits and pieces, and we'll save on delivery.
That's great, that is, but it's not enough.
So we're just gonna do this piecemeal? Yeah, over the next few months.
- Good.
- Renee - Renee.
- You know what? It's fine, honestly.
I mean, it's been years.
What's another couple of months? Well, what what about lunch? I'm not actually hungry, so you just you enjoy yourself and, uh, I'll see you at home.
And don't forget to sort out the cable, please.
Well, I think that Ash! - Did you find the place alright? - Yeah, I know it.
- How are you? - Not too bad.
Hey, everyone, this is Ash.
Daisy you know.
Anais and Byron.
Hey, man.
Looks like you're having a good time.
Always.
You've got a bit of catching up to do, though.
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
Anyway, how's your film doing? Festival circuit lapping it up.
And by "festival circuit" do we mean "cinema screening you paid for"? BYRON: Her dad paid for.
Daisy's a documentary filmmaker.
She's got a short doing the rounds.
Wow, cool.
And they're all extremely jealous, which is why they make fun of me.
Mm, yeah, that's why.
(DOOR ALERT BUZZES) Need more stocks? I need a job.
And you're going to give it to me.
Think you can sell those now? Yeah.
And this.
And also these.
Just gonna market it differently.
Got a blender? Got three out the back.
Why? Cool.
- Mark! - Oh, Paul.
G'day, mate.
I've been ringing you for days.
Yeah, look, I'm sorry.
I've been flat out.
It's been six weeks and you haven't paid me.
Just waiting on something to come through, then you're up, OK? Not good enough, mate.
I've got bills.
- I've got a family too.
- Yeah, I know.
Look, I'm really sorry, bro.
Don't be sorry, mate.
Pay up.
Hey, settle down.
Hey, Mark, how you going? You right? End of the day or I'm taking legal action.
What was all that about? Oh, it's just You right? What do you call this? I know English is your second language, but seriously? It's a smoothie.
It's where old fruit goes to die.
(DOOR ALERT BUZZES) Now watch this.
Hey, Iris, do you have any orange juice? Bottom shelf.
Mmm.
You're right, Iris.
This tastes awesome.
What is it? Super-nutrient shakes.
So good.
- How much? - Eight bucks.
I mean, I'm up for anything that's unprocessed, non-GMO and preservative-free.
Yeah.
I'll grab one.
It's pretty good! Thanks.
When do I start? (SIGHS) Some people have no patience, you know? How much do you owe him? Oh, it's it's not much.
It's a it's a grand, maybe.
Well, that's not nothing.
Well, you know, the guy's been on that big apartment building across above the street.
I mean, it's he's had work.
Well, so just pay him.
Business is going alright, isn't it? Yeah, no, it is.
It's it's fine.
It's just I've kind of dropped the ball a bit when it comes to chasing unpaid invoices, that's all.
- Oh, right.
- Yeah.
I mean, it's it's relentless, you know? You work seven days to keep your head above water, keep the wife happy, the kids in clothes, swimming lessons.
You know, every bloody day there's something on, and it all costs money.
Sure.
Why don't you I don't know, scale something back? Oh, maybe, but, you know, you you want the best for your kids.
Sure.
And the truth is that I've I've kind of been, um (PHONE RINGS) Mrs Trotter.
Uh, no, that's fine.
Great! Uh, yeah.
Yeah, well, how about now? OK.
I'm on my way.
I gotta go, mate.
I just hit paydirt.
Thanks.
Righto.
See ya.
You work every day after school till six.
Pay is $7 an hour.
Minimum wage is $7.
98.
You want to go to six? It's cash in hand, no tax.
Take it or leave it.
Alright.
Can I least work till seven? That way, when I work on a Sunday, at time and a half, I can save.
OK, you can work till seven.
You can start straight away.
- What's this? - Oh You applying for scholarship? No, it's nothing.
Mr Fraser gave it to me.
He thinks that they just give them out, but it's not that simple.
There's no such thing as free money.
Yeah, well, you basically need perfect marks.
Plus there's a test and an interview.
So? Well, I don't think an interview at Embleton is going to help me, if you know what I mean.
You're kidding.
School like that would love to have kid like you.
They will put you on all the brochures.
You lot are the new Asians.
Question is, you want it or not? Doesn't matter how much I want it.
It's never going to happen.
I'll put this out the back.
Can, uh can we grab the bill, please? - MAN: Yeah.
- Thanks.
- What do you do? - I never asked.
Construction.
And how'd you get into that? My uncle.
Right now I'm working with a builder bloke in my area.
Cool.
And whereabouts are you from? Arcadia Heights.
You dropped me off, remember? (CHUCKLES) No, I mean originally.
- Daisy.
- What? I can't ask that? (LAUGHS) Can I ask that? You can ask whatever you like.
- I'm from Iran.
- Seriously? That's so cool.
I love Persian food.
That's how we suck you in.
(LAUGHS) So you immigrated? Oh, you're a refugee? I guess that's what you'd call it.
Well, what's that like? Like being a regular person.
Did you did you come by boat? Yeah, from Indonesia.
Must have been traumatic.
Better than a booze cruise, you know? No drunk, horny, cashed-up bogans on the ride.
It's, uh, 430.
Should we just split it? ANAIS: Yeah, so, what's that like, 90 each with a tip? - Gotta run to the ATM.
- I've got you.
Don't worry.
Cheers.
Thank you.
Right.
Do you wanna head back to mine? - You in? - Of course he's in.
Right? Sure.
Why not? Bottle of sparkly, thanks, mate, and make it the good one.
Oh! Someone finally paid up? Yeah, yeah.
A big job I did about a month back.
- That's the one.
- Thank you.
And Ta.
Thanks.
Cheers.
(POKER MACHINE BLEEPS) (PEOPLE LAUGH AND CHAT) DAISY: I think it's funny.
Is this yours? No, it's Mum and Dad's but they're never here.
Where are they? Beach house, mainly, but Mum hates the city, so they only come down when they have to.
This is amazing.
Yeah, wait till you see the rest of it, man.
Dude, whoa! - Are you serious? - I know, I know.
It's an addiction.
So cool.
We tried an intervention, but you just can't stop him buying vinyl.
Hey, everyone has to have a vice, right? Speaking of Negronis on the roof? I'll have one, yeah.
It's so going to be one of those nights.
I've already called Harry to see if he can hook us up.
- Sweet.
- Negronis all around.
- Hey, Daisy, can you grab the gin? - (GLASSES CLINK) Can you grab some ice too? - You're done.
- I thought I was going to seven.
You work to six, but I still pay you $21.
Why? Follow me.
From four to six, you work.
From six, you study.
Sit.
Cover me You can sell, I give you that.
But to succeed, you need the best education.
You need this scholarship.
What's that for? You'll find out.
But until then, you study.
I want to show Business studies, due tomorrow.
Go.
What I am DAISY: I guess that's just the plight of an empath.
What? A what? An empath.
Somebody who has the ability to feel things deeply even if it doesn't affect them.
- Like me! - (ANAIS SCOFFS) Is that a medical diagnosis? Or something you read in a BuzzFeed quiz? Whatever, but I know that my ability to connect with people on a spiritual level is what makes me a documentary maker.
I think you make perfect sense for someone who's had five Negronis.
- (OTHERS LAUGH) - Good.
Because I was thinking - Here we go.
- Shut up, Byron.
How would you feel about working on a doco together? Together? Your experience coming to Australia, being on that boat it's an important story to tell, and I think we should tell it together.
Maybe.
It's not as interesting as it sounds, though.
Don't be so modest.
What you and your people have been through - MY people? - the world needs to know.
And crazy Daisy here is just the person to tell the story.
What's that supposed to mean? Nothing.
I'm just getting a bit bored of the Daisy show.
- Another round, anyone? - ANAIS: Yes, please! (POKER MACHINE BLEEPS) Don't let them down softly Just say you're gonna leave All the writing on the wall Keep telling me to breathe You sell me your sorrows But I don't wanna pay Don't tell me that tomorrow Is just another day Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh (MACHINE BLEEPS) Please.
Pull me out of the fire And lie me on the ground (MACHINE BLEEPS) (MACHINE PLAYS WINNING TUNE) (PEOPLE EXCLAIM) (TUNE CONTINUES) Daddy's home! What's all of this? Well, I chased up some invoices.
Mwah! And then I bought everyone a gift.
Choc chunk for you kids! Yes! And le champagne for ze lady.
- They haven't had dinner yet.
- Oh, who cares? - Can we, Mum? - Can we, Mum? Uh One.
One spoonful each.
That's fair.
Here.
Get into that.
Take that to your brother.
Go.
(CHUCKLES) Mmm! Oh! (GIGGLES) Wowee.
Good day, huh? Yeah.
Yeah, not too bad, in the end.
(CRUISY, RELAXING MUSIC) (MUSIC PLAYS FAINTLY THROUGH HEADPHONES) Can you roll me a cigarette? Don't you know smoking's bad for you? I know.
- (DOOR OPENS) - Hello? Hey, Penny.
Hey, Roger.
Haven't you got a home? Roger's almost as funny as Tyler.
Is he around? What are you guys doing here? Your father's got a board meeting and I've got a lunch.
Big night? I see you've drunk the bar dry again.
I did my best.
So, does your new friend have a name? No, he just wanders the earth, nameless.
Ash.
Great to meet you both.
Into the records, I see? Yeah.
Tyler's got an amazing collection.
Tyler? Half of them are mine.
Oh, really? Like the, uh the remastered Aladdin Sane? Yeah.
Yeah, all the good stuff.
Now, we have been to the bakery, so who is up for breakfast? DAISY: Not me.
I've gotta go.
Yeah, I should I should probably head off too.
Oh, come on.
Stay and have a croissant.
PENNY: Come on.
He literally bought one of everything.
Flakiest croissants this side of Paris.
OK.
Thanks.
Hey, Tyler, you stay away from that machine until you learn how to use it.
PENNY: Here we go.
Men and machines.
Now, step number one I can't believe we got through that uninterrupted.
(CHUCKLES) I, um I put sleeping pills in their ice-cream.
(CHUCKLES) Mum! Oddjob hasn't had his morning walk! - (GROANS) - Oh, clearly not enough.
Off you go.
It's YOUR turn.
(SCOFFS) After what I just did for you, it is the least you could do.
Yeah.
Alright.
I won't be long.
Oh, um when you get back, I've got a little surprise for you.
Half an hour.
Less if I hurry.
Hey.
Thank you.
This was great.
Our pleasure.
So, what's on the agenda for the rest of the day? Sleep.
And then maybe a little more sleep.
What about you, Ash? Any plans? Just going to wait to see if the boss gives me a call to go into work.
I bet you hope he doesn't.
We better get moving.
Always a meeting with Roger.
- Don't you let him lead you astray.
- (LAUGHS) Hope to see you again, Ash.
- Yeah, you too.
- Yes.
Goodbye, parents.
Goodbye, darling.
See you, Dad.
- Don't forget to put out the bins.
- Yes.
- Sorry about them.
- Are you serious? They're awesome.
They're so chill about everything.
(SCOFFS) I don't know about that.
Trust me, dude, you have it good.
What's going to happen with all this? Oh, chuck it, otherwise I'll stuff my face all day.
I'm dying for bed.
Yeah, I should go.
You don't have to.
I got things to do.
Cool.
Well, uh, I'll give you a buzz, though? Yeah, whenever.
- We'll hang out.
- Yeah.
This is so good! - What are you doing? - I want this one.
That's a chocolate one.
I'm having the chocolate one.
Hey, they're all good, OK? Just no fighting.
I don't understand the difference between an artisan bakery and just a regular bakery.
The bakers are part-time painters.
Come on, stop asking questions.
Enjoy the bounty that Allah has provided.
- Yeah, shut up, Kam.
- Shut up, Kam.
- What is all this? - Pastry.
Ash bought it for us.
Did you? Try one, Baba.
Good, yeah? Flakiest croissant this side of Paris.
You working at the shop today? What shop? Your brother here managed to wore that Iris woman down, and wrangled a job out of her.
Serious? She hired you? She hates you.
What can I say, man? I'm that good.
And did you hear Kam is applying for a scholarship at Embleton Grammar? I'm THINKING of.
I haven't applied yet.
You work hard, you'll do it.
You'll see.
Oh, how'd you go? Oh, yeah, it's a glorious dog.
So, have we, uh we got five minutes? Mmm what what for? My surprise.
Ah, yeah.
It's, um it's not that kind of surprise.
- It's better.
- Hit me.
OK.
Um, so we can do the renovations! Like, the whole thing.
Before you say anything, yesterday after lunch I went and spoke to a broker and we can refinance and we can free up some equity.
- Extend the mortgage? - Yeah.
That way, you don't have to stress out about the labour, being off work.
We finally get our home, babe.
I'm a pretty good wife, right? - Amazing wife.
- (LAUGHS) Don't let them down softly Just say you're gonna leave All the writing on the wall (LAUGHS) - I'll just, um - Put some clothes on? Yeah.
Yeah.
The contract for the mortgage extension Right.
he said that we'll have no trouble getting approved.
This is Mr Tran.
He's our new prac teacher.
Kam! Help! Whoa-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh