The Heights (2019) s01e12 Episode Script

Episode 12

1 Previously on The Heights This would look great on you.
You could buy 100 shirts, you're still never gonna fit in with those people.
- How much did you lend her this time? - $15,000.
Your bloody sister.
If we don't have trust, then I can't do this.
There was one girl.
I asked her to marry me and she said no.
- MICH: But we're Aboriginal.
- LEONIE: Yes, my mother was.
- What do you know about her? - Not a lot.
- Mum? - Mich.
This isn't the time to talk about it.
PAV: Hey.
I didn't meant to wake you.
Were you going to do a phantom out of here, were you? (SIGHS) You looked so peaceful.
What, um, what time is it? It's, um, it's late.
I've gotta work early.
Oh, I'll, uh, see you out.
No, you're a bit naked.
- I'm a lot naked.
- Stay put.
See ya.
See ya.
- Hey.
- Come back to bed.
Let's make a baby.
OK, the kids the kids will be down soon.
Yeah, but I'm ovulating.
Right, uh, well better make it quick, then.
'Cause every other time's a marathon.
- Ha-ha-ha.
- (LAUGHS) You're a dud lay.
Has anyone ever told you that? - Well, why'd you marry me, then? - For the money.
Come on.
Hey, listen, I've I've actually got to pick up a concrete mixer from that hire place, but we'll do it tonight, OK? - Tonight? - What about lunchtime? - Sure, yeah.
- OK.
(SIGHS) (TELEVISION PLAYS) - Off to work? - Where else? - Have a good day.
- Thank you.
- Goodbye.
- See ya.
- I think she's suss.
- Nah.
Do you think this surprise thing's a good idea? You know she hates being the centre of attention.
Well, too bad.
Everyone deserves to feel special on their birthday.
So what do you girls have planned? Laila said she's going to help me bake a cake.
You're helping me and I'm choosing the flavour.
Mum will be home at 6, there's heaps to do after school.
You're working, Kam? Oh, no, I asked Iris for the night off.
Ash, what time do you finish? - Don't count on him showing up.
- What? I mean, 'cause he works late sometimes.
- I'm only doing half a day.
- Good.
- GIRLS: Bye, Baba.
- Bye, Uncle.
What? - You know I'll be here, right? - (SIGHS) Yeah, unless your friends call with a better offer.
What's a proverb? It's a well-known saying about an agreed truth.
Like, uh, getting Grandad to do your homework is as good as cheating.
But I'm stuck on this one.
Let's have a look, then, for you.
"Here is the first half of a proverb, can you finish it?" Oh, you know this one, surely? If you lie down with dogs, you'll ? Get slobbered on? Mm (CHUCKLES) Get up with fleas.
(DOOR CLOSES) MICH: Hey, I just forgot my library book.
- Hey, Dumdum.
- Hey.
Where's Mum? Um, breakfast meeting.
Oh, have you seen it? Mm, check the side table in the hall.
Ah, at least you spelt fleas right.
I learned that in, like, Year One.
What about this, then, clever clogs? "If at first you don't succeed " - Get Grandad to do it? - Uh-uh-uh.
It's "Try, try again.
" Good girl.
Hey, where'd you get your brains? Maybe she got 'em from Nora? - (HORN HONKS) - It's Renee.
Ham and cheese today.
- Thanks, Grandad.
- There you go.
Off you go.
Sorry, Grandad.
Alright, love.
Off you go.
Go on.
- (DOOR CLOSES) - What was she like? - Who? - Nora.
Mum's mum.
Your wife.
I I just want to know what she was like.
What's the big deal? You got your book, now get to school.
Why don't you and Mum talk about her? You're gonna be late.
Whatever it is, I'm old enough to know about it.
Something must have happened if if we have act like she doesn't exist.
- Enough, enough.
- She's my grandmother! - I deserve to know! - I said enough! Oh! Grandad, are you right? (INHALES) - MARK: Hey, mate, watch it! - ASH: Sorry.
That's my good one.
Looks OK.
Yeah, well, we won't know till we use it, mate.
That's, uh Maybe just focus on the sleepers.
Hey, Mark, aren't these supposed to be 600? Oh, God, I've got the wrong ones, haven't I? (SIGHS) Can you return 'em? No, we're gonna have to dig deeper trenches or lop the ends off these.
Either way, it's gonna take more time, isn't it? Sorry, mate.
I didn't mean to jump down your throat.
I've just had a rough morning.
That's alright.
We'll cut the ends off, eh? - I'll get the saw.
- Yeah, glad I've got you here, mate.
Happy to do a few more days if you need? Well, she's a bit quiet at the moment.
But, uh, as soon as it picks up, you're on, OK? MAN: There's a provision for unforeseen work site conditions so they don't have a leg to stand on there.
Planter-Smith is the new subcontractor, they will negotiate terms when they meet with Leonie.
I'm not going to lie, next week's going to be a nightmare.
See you on the other side.
It's a stunning piece.
The circles in the middle there, what do they mean? - Why are you asking me? - I thought, um Because I'm Indigenous? Uh, yeah, I probably should know what they mean, but I don't.
- (PHONE RINGS) - Oh, I've got to take this.
Mich, what's up? I'd love to get some more light in this place.
And I was thinking we could play on the railway theme with a feature on this wall.
If you tell me you've got a Pinterest board, I will lose all respect.
(CHUCKLES) I don't need one.
I'm only making small changes.
And like you said, they make the big difference.
Go too fancy, you'll lose your regulars.
Oh, maybe.
But the area's changing and we need to appeal to all the residents.
And I was thinking about getting a retro arcade game for the corner.
There'd be heaps online.
- Now we're talking.
- Let's have a look.
(BANG ON DOOR) WATTO: Little pig, little pig, let me in.
Is he still drunk from last night? Highly likely.
I think he's about to huff and puff.
No, don't underestimate him.
He broke into the back of a police van once.
Don't you mean broke out of? I can hear you in there.
- Shh.
- Shh.
(CHUCKLES) - (PHONE BEEPS) - Hey, babe.
So, your sister bought a spa.
- What? - Yeah.
There's a pic on Instagram of her and that loser Denis, having a soak.
Sinking cocktails.
Half of me wants to call her and put her in her place.
Oh, no, no, no, don't do that.
Well, no, then you're gonna have to.
Seriously, it's not on, Mark.
Here we are struggling 'cause we gave her 15 grand to pay off debts and and she's what, she's spending it on a spa? Yeah, look, I'll, uh Never again.
Yeah, well, she's been black-listed from Christmas.
I've had enough of her.
So, when are you home, anyway? Ah, well, yeah it turns out I can't get away.
Um, there's been a stuff-up that I didn't count on.
I've got to pick up the kids at 3.
Uh, alright, well, how about I swing by for quarter to and that gives us, uh, 15 minutes.
No, you'll be all dirty and sweaty and I just changed the doona cover.
Well, do you want me to come or not? Yes, OK.
- I'll be there.
- Bye.
Dad, are you OK? I think he's broken his wrist.
I'm gonna send you for an X-ray.
First the ankle, now this.
If I were a horse, they'd have shot me by now.
(CHUCKLES) Can you help him do up his shirt? How did this happen? Your boy needs to know when to give it a rest.
- Mich? - I was just asking about your mum.
Harassed is the word.
Go to school.
We'll talk about this later.
(PHONE RINGS) - Are you gonna get that? - No, it's fine.
- You're needed at work.
- I'm not leaving you.
You you're doing 'em up wrong.
- Alright, Dad.
- Back in a tick.
Look - I know we don't talk about her - Should've brought the iPad.
Might have to wait a while.
but maybe it's time we did.
He's curious about his heritage, just like I was.
Leonie, I've broken me arm.
Now what do you want from me? There was nothing I could say to you.
Oh, man.
Mortal Kombat! (LAUGHS) God, it's like you've reverted back to your 15-year-old self.
This game was like my first love.
After Heidi Klum, of course.
What? She's a humanitarian.
She helps people all over the world.
Something I thought you, of all people, would respect.
OK life or death.
Would you rather get mouth-to-mouth from Watto and survive or mouth-to-mouth from Heidi Klum and die? - That depends.
- On what? Do you think Pav was serious about the hepatitis? It was the clap.
The the antibiotics sorted it right out.
What about Ms Pac-Man? I used to be the champ at this.
Remember, at the fish and chip shop? Shannon cracked the glass.
That's right, trying to look cool in front of Mike Olsen.
(LAUGHS) Yeah.
I mean, the price is right.
Come on, you've got to get it.
- (PHONE RINGS) - Oh, God! It's work.
What's the bet they want me to come in? Hi, Glen.
I'm just out at the moment, so give us an hour? - Cool.
- Check this out! - Street Fighter? - This is a superior game.
It requires skill, dexterity, coordination So does Ms Pac-Man.
Yeah, but you can't cheat.
What are you saying? Come on.
You knew the code for unlimited lives.
Still do.
She finally admits it.
What game am I gonna choose? Your pub, your choice.
I'm gonna slay you on either.
ASH: That's me for the day.
Already? We said 2, job's done.
What about clean-up? Can you stay? I've got to duck off for a bit.
I can't, mate.
Come on, mate, you were just telling me how much extra work you wanted.
I do, but I've got this thing I've got to sort out.
Owner's paying cash on completion which means you get paid today.
- Come on.
- (SIGHS) - Alright.
- Beauty.
Thanks, mate.
That concrete's nearly dry so I reckon you can chuck the soil on it.
- Yeah, yeah.
- Catch you.
OK, Kam, you're on decorations, and, Fatema, you can start the cake.
Quickly, come on.
No time to waste.
Wait, where's Ash? Not home yet.
Oh, I forgot the candles.
This is good.
Ash can pick some up on his way.
Um, Kam, can you call him? - KAM: Why can't you do it? - Little busy here.
What's all this? Thought I'd make jujeh kabab.
Your mother's favourite.
Didn't know you could cook? How do you think I managed to convince your maman to marry me? OK, Dad, this is amazing, but I need the kitchen, like, right now.
- His phone's switched off.
- Well, keep trying.
- He's obviously busy.
- He said he'd be here, OK? Alright, fine.
I'll go to Iris's and I'll get the candles.
OK, thank you.
(SIGHS) I'm sorry.
I (SIGHS) I could do that other thing that you like.
Tonight (SIGHS, CHUCKLES WRYLY) The kids use this couch, you know? Get drunk What's going on, Mark? I get that things have been tense lately but I'm really trying here.
Look, I I know you are.
I'm sorry.
I've just I've got a lot on my mind.
And shagging to a schedule Has never been a problem before.
(SIGHS) It's just I don't know.
Do you really think now is a good time for us to be doing this? Are you having second thoughts? No, no, no, I'm not having second thoughts.
I just I'm already freaking out about the renos adding a screaming newborn isn't gonna make it easier.
Yeah, well, we'll we'll make things work.
We did with the other two.
No, we will.
We will, won't we? - Yeah.
Team Davies never fails.
- (CHUCKLES) Like a child Full of fear And just a little wild (DOOR CLOSES) (PHONE RINGS) Bad luck getting called in.
Hope you weren't doing anything too important? No, just sewing on horns to my cosplay outfit.
Oh, you're, uh, you're into that, are you? No.
Are you? No.
Does, um, does dressing up as Santa count? For the children's ward at Christmas.
Come on.
(CHUCKLES) So, does your Santa outfit have spray-on leggings and a plasma rifle? No, but the kids would love that.
So maybe next year.
Hey, um, you know that baby boy you brought in the other day? - How's he doing? - Much better.
Yeah, I was actually hanging out with his uncle today.
- He's a good mate of mine.
- Right.
Yeah, um, he's relaunching his pub in Arcadia.
Oh, yeah, would I know it? The Railway? (LAUGHS) Yeah, it's not for everyone.
I'm sure it's I'm sure it's great.
I usually go to this wine bar that's just a few streets away.
Oh, yeah.
You should, um Do you want to come get a drink after work tonight or ? There's a bunch of us going.
Oh, um, thanks, but I have got a big night of binge-watching planned.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Maybe next time.
Ta-da! Happy birthday.
- How did you know? - Oh, I have my ways.
Thank you.
You shouldn't have.
Lucky you're not in ED.
They would have hung streamers on the walls and put your face on a cake.
- Yeah, they're mad down there.
- Thank you.
- See ya.
- Goodbye.
PAV: Hey.
So, uh, what's the go? Is Grandad OK? Well, we're about to find out now.
Um, so the wrist is broken.
He'll be in a cast one to two weeks, then we'll transition to a splint.
So, he's out of action.
He's going to need help showering, preparing meals, all that stuff.
Can we take him home now? Look, I'm being overly cautious but I'll just keep him in overnight.
- OK.
- Can I go see him? Yeah, you can but we've given him some medicine so he's going to be very drowsy.
Hey, I need to finish this.
Do you mind taking them? Yeah, sure.
Come on, Kitty Kat.
Uh, room 310, just down the corridor, round the corner.
Thank you, Doctor.
You not coming? - I don't want to overcrowd him.
- Ooh, OK.
- So, just down here I think.
- What was that all about? I don't know.
Hey! Hey! - Sorry.
We're closed.
- I just wanna return this shirt.
- It'll take five minutes.
- Come back tomorrow.
But I'm here now.
Come on, I caught two buses to get here.
The second driver, insane.
Almost lost my life, I was lucky to escape but I was determined to return this shirt.
- What's wrong with it? - Oh, it just doesn't fit right.
(SIGHS) I'm not supposed to do returns for change of mind.
I'm telling you it doesn't fit.
Did you try it on? Of course.
It felt different, you know.
What's your name? - Lola.
- Lola? What? I've just never met a Lola before.
- You really think this will work? - What? - Flirting so you can return a shirt.
- (LAUGHS) I'm flirting 'cause I think you're beautiful.
I'm returning the shirt for my aunty.
It's her birthday tonight and I don't even know if I should be telling you this, but there's nothing that disappoints her, that breaks her heart more than a man in an ill-fitting shirt.
Five minutes.
- Hey, Claud.
- Hey.
- How are you? - Yeah.
You've won a fan with Bruce there.
He said, uh, if he knew he'd had to strip for you, - he would have laid off the beers.
- (LAUGHS) Well, that's chaste compared to the remarks I usually get.
- You usually get hit on, I suppose? - Yeah, last night, actually.
Last night I remember you breaking down the door, is what I remember.
Oh, I get a distinct sort of one-off vibe.
- Maybe a hint of regret? - Oh, no regret.
- Oh, what about the one-off vibe? - Yeah, less clear.
Just at the moment I'm just not in the place for a relationship.
Oh, OK, sure.
I get it.
I mean you, uh, you want to concentrate on on Sabine.
You don't need to say any more.
It's fine.
But just because I don't wanna relationship doesn't mean I don't wanna see you.
Do you know what I mean? Ooh, OK.
So, not so much a relationship, more a - Series of house calls.
- House calls.
House calls.
I could I could do with some house calls.
Maybe three, four.
OK, but there would need to be guidelines.
- Guidelines, sure, sure.
- Rules, really.
Rules, well, there are rules and then then there are rules.
(LAUGHS) Yeah, I'm not talking about safe words here.
- I just - Oh, that's a shame.
mean in my experience, you start down one path and then before you know it, weeks go by - and you're talking about your kids.
- Me, talk about kids? Ridiculous.
- OK, so that's - Rule number one.
- OK.
- Rule number two.
- No dinners.
- No dinners? But cooking is my special move.
- You got others.
- Oh.
(BOTH LAUGH) - And, um - Rule number three.
- Mm.
- No sleepovers? - Nah.
- OK, sure.
So all we do is, uh - All we do is we just We play Uno.
- Mm.
- Is that right? - Yeah.
- Ah, are you OK with that? - Yeah.
Yeah, I, you know, really quite like Uno.
OK, you've got yourself a deal there, Doc.
- See ya.
- See ya.
Sorry, I didn't mean to upset Grandad.
But you wouldn't tell me anything.
You know everything I know.
Which is nothing.
Don't think I haven't tried, Mich.
Because I have.
Look, I'd love to know more than I do.
But I've learned to respect that it's a sensitive topic for your grandfather.
- Always has been.
- Why? Your grandmother passed away very suddenly and tragically and he's never gotten over it.
Look, remember when you missed the final goal in the grand final, lost by four points? That's why are you bringing that up for? Well, it's not a nice memory, is it? Now imagine how your grandfather feels.
- It's not the same thing.
- (DOOR CLOSES) That's a stupid game.
You know, this is our family history.
This is one side that I know nothing about! And you don't even care! Of course I care! Did you listen to anything I just said? Don't get angry at me.
Grandad's the one who's made things this way.
Alright mate, come on.
Settle down.
OK, let's go.
Kat can stay at my place tonight if it's easier.
Thanks but she's had a bit of excitement today.
Should probably stick to the routine.
- Can I stay with Grandad tonight? - No, darling.
But how about we wait with him till he falls asleep before we go home.
Alright, come on, let's go.
ALL: Surprise! Happy birthday.
(LAUGHS) Thank you.
- LAILA: How old are you, Mum? - Never ask that question.
Thank you.
- Happy birthday, Mum.
- Thank you.
- Happy birthday, Aunty.
- We've made dinner.
- We'll bring it out for you.
- Shall we wait for Ash? No, it'll go cold.
Sit, sit.
- Ash! - Sorry I'm late.
I had to get this.
Oh, beautiful.
Thank you.
It's from Kam and me.
It was Kam's idea.
You deserve way more for all you've done for us.
Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Thank you.
Sorry I was late.
Mark held me back.
It's all good.
Could have let us know.
Ran out of battery.
To replace what I took from the kitty.
And the extra I promised.
- Huh? - Thanks, bro.
WATTO: Brand spanking, five speed, adjustable thermostat.
I'm not interested in your dodgy deal, Watto.
This isn't a deal.
This is a steal.
It retails at $24.
To you, 10 bucks.
- I don't need a heater.
- Five bucks? $4.
70? You're out of drinking money, aren't you? Go on.
What did you end up going with? Have a look.
But what about Street Fighter II? This was in better shape.
Now, prepare to taste the bitter ash of defeat.
No cheat codes.
Oh, game is on.
- Oh, yeah? - Mm-hm.
Mum? Remember when I had a sleepover at Frankie's? Mm.
And I woke up in the middle of the night? - And you didn't know where you were.
- And I was scared.
What if that happens to Grandad? He's big and ugly enough to look after himself.
- He's not ugly! - It's just a saying.
Like a proverb? Kind of.
You're tired, Mum.
Want me to tell you a bedtime story? Ooh, sounds lovely.
Once upon a time, on a cattle station in the wheat belt Oh, I was expecting a castle and a princess.
There's a pretty girl.
She's not a princess but she is to the jackaroo.
So, there's a jackaroo too? - Please don't interrupt, Mum.
- Sorry.
One day the jackaroo was on his horse, rounding up the cattle.
He drove them into the gates of the station just as the sun was setting on the horizon.
Their hooves kicked up a big cloud of dust.
As the dust cleared up, the jackaroo saw a girl standing on the veranda of the farmhouse.
She had black curls and laughing green eyes.
The jackaroo thought she was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen.
That's when he knew he'd love her forever.
- Who told you that story? - Grandad.
Come here.
Give me a cuddle.
I'm gonna fall asleep like this.
Mummy, um, you're you're kind of squishing me.
- Doesn't matter.
- OK.
Tell me all about your younger years When your laugh was so bright with colour My family's messed up.
LEONIE: You just erased her.
Are you ashamed? I know what you need, a nice boyfriend.
You should try Tinder.
- He looks strong, serious.
- Constipated.
I don't want to feel like he only comes over for PAV: Sex.
Men suck, basically.
We are clueless.
I'll always be here.
You know that, don't you? Your life resounds and now you've found