The Heights (2019) s01e20 Episode Script

Episode 20

1 VOICEOVER: Previously on The Heights Guys are sending her dozens of pics a day.
It's way out of control.
What do you want me to do about it? I'm calling the police.
No! - You can stay.
- I'm good.
They're not the ones getting asked where they're from every day.
Well, maybe you need to find out, then, eh? If that's how you feel, then why are you here? Because, despite everything, I still love you, Ryan.
Good luck, preppie! If I get this, I get a way out.
I get to be someone.
Go back to where you came from.
- BOY: Come on! - NRIS: No, no, no, no! Kam! Stop! Up, up, up, up! Stop! (DOOR OPENS) Kamran? Uh, yeah, it went really well.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
How was the calculator? Yeah, it was awesome.
Couldn't have got through without it.
What happened to your face? Oh, um, a kid opened the door into it on the way in.
Hit me right in the face.
- Are you OK? - Yeah, it's fine, it's fine.
We're so proud of you, Kamran.
- All your hard work.
- Thank you.
Oh, you can't be serious? Oh, fine.
You don't even hang up on telemarketers.
Must be bad.
That was the police.
Really? Called to tell me, as a courtesy, that Dane's been suspended from school for three days.
That's it? (SIGHS) Told you it was pointless calling the cops.
Oh, no, it wasn't.
If anything, Dane's mum needed to know what a nasty piece of work her son is.
But she doesn't.
She's defending him.
Oh, I'm sorry, darling.
It's pretty much what I expected.
New phone with a new number.
Thanks, Mum.
Thank you.
Let's go.
You coming with us? Not with you.
I've got a reputation to protect.
Your last few days at Arcadia Heights.
- Come on.
- Yeah, monumental.
No hiding from it.
You're destined for great things! What, bro? I just got a call from your principal.
She wants to have a chat this morning.
Something you need to tell me? Hannah's boyfriend goes to Dane's school and he said the police were at his house last night.
Serious? I hope this means he goes down.
And we won't be forced to take vigilante justice.
Oh, yeah, what would you do? I can't tell you.
But it would make you an accessory.
I won't say nothin'.
Maybe something involving a brick and His bedroom window.
His face.
- Ooh.
- Mm.
Hey, losers.
Oh, Sabine.
What's happening with Dane? What have you heard? Cops at his house.
And his mother at mine.
Lots of mothers, actually.
Getting involved where they shouldn't.
Dane's mum victim-blamed Sabine.
For real? Some people have seriously warped perceptions of who's to blame in a sitch like this.
Well, at least this means something will happen.
They're not going to charge him.
- Why not? - Because they don't.
He's getting suspended, though.
For how long? Tell him.
Three days.
Can you believe that? But I got a new number.
Should cut down on a lot of the abuse.
So, everything worked out pretty well.
Excuse me, Sabine, Ms Carter would like you to pop by her office - when you've got a chance.
- OK.
This day just keeps on getting better.
(BELL RINGS) Anything exciting happen in the staff meeting? Ah, we just talked about the stuff with Sabine Russo.
You heard about the photos that have been going round? Yeah.
Basically, be really aware over the next few days of student reactions you know, keep an eye out.
So, what are you doing later on? What are you thinking? Drinks? Dinner? Both? Yeah, both.
Been looking for somebody I want a little fun - Trekking in Nepal? - We're going on a picnic.
'We' as in you and me? You do know I run a pub, right? Morning, all.
Your mum's in today.
Yeah, but there's still a lot that needs to get done.
Well, Hazel said she'd manage.
We cleared it last night.
Go on.
I don't want you cramping my style.
- I know what I'm doing.
- MAN: Uh, when you're ready.
Wait your bloody turn.
Have a good time.
So, what are we doing? Now, that would be telling.
She ain't gonna look like me She ain't gonna look like me Not like me I don't want to take up too much of your time, Sabine.
Just to let you know that we actually are aware of the situation with these photos.
I'm going to be speaking to everyone about responsibilities and respect, which I know might make you feel a little uncomfortable, but it's important that everybody understands their responsibilities here.
- Your friends looking after you? - Yep.
Glad to hear it.
I'm sorry that you're having to go through this.
If you need to talk to me again, and I mean any time, my door's open, OK? Thank you.
What are you doing here? Rather not get into it.
Another prize, probably.
- How'd that go? - Fine.
Why are you staring at me? Sorry, I just wanted to say I'm sorry.
For which part? Opening your big mouth to our mums or blaming me for taking the pic in the first place? It was never your fault, and I shouldn't have said that.
But I'm not sorry for telling my mum.
- People need to know what Dane did.
- Why? - Are you serious? - He got three days.
Meanwhile, I've got a new phone, but I'm still getting PM'd dick pics on social media.
So, tell me again why everyone needed to know.
I thought there'd be consequences for people treating you like this.
Consequences? You really need to speak to more women.
I just wanted to help.
I don't need your help, Mich.
I needed you to be my friend.
I am your friend.
Anyway, this came for you in the mail.
And guess what.
I didn't tell your mum because you asked me not to.
Sorry, Leonie, I tried telling him you're busy.
That's fine.
- What's up? - Uh You gotta see this.
It's your mum's death certificate.
- Where did you get this? - I applied for it.
- And you didn't tell me? - Just look at the next of kin, Mum.
Oh, my goodness.
Maggie Gibson.
I have a sister.
I was defending myself.
What happened? Well, when I was going in, there was a group of kids.
I bumped into one of them.
He stepped on my bag and broke my calculator.
And I I saw red.
Over a calculator? No, not exactly.
Then? He told me He said, "Go back to where you came from.
" Still, you attacked first.
Is that right? Yeah.
Well, you see my dilemma.
There's a bit of pressure to deal with this internally now.
- Pressure from who? - The boy's parents.
They're well, they're significant.
So, they tell you how to do your job? No.
But they've been more than clear they're willing to take this further.
Look, if they felt that the school punished you appropriately, they said they'd be happy to leave it.
What do they think is appropriate? Suspension.
- Suspension? - A week.
What what does that mean for my scholarship? I don't know.
Well, there's not much of a choice, is there? No, not really.
"It went really well.
" That's what you said last night.
Really well.
- Yeah.
- Someone opened a door on your face? What was I supposed to say? How about, "I punched a guy 'cause he broke my calculator"? How about that? Even if he spat on your face 'cause of the colour of your skin, doesn't matter.
You lost control.
You're the one that stuffed up.
You're not concentrating.
This was your shot, man.
After all we've done for you.
Maryam and Hamid treat you like a son.
Iris Iris giving you a place to stay every night.
And you haven't got the guts to tell them.
I know.
OK, I'll tell them.
Look, man, I'm tired.
I can't do everything.
You've gotta start taking responsibility.
- Really? - Yes, really.
You're going to tell me to be responsible? I'm the one doing everything around here from now on, you know that.
I know what I'm doing.
Stop trying to be my dad.
OK, that backpack has got to be getting heavy.
- I'm fine.
- Are you sure - you don't want me to take it? - I'm fine.
Mosquito? They are everywhere.
Take care of that, would you? This is expensive.
I don't muck around when it comes to picnics.
Are you alright? Why wouldn't I be? I love the countryside, or the bush, or whatever you call it here.
Yeah, it is beautiful.
Just a bit cloudy, isn't it? Doctor Russo, you haven't RSVP'd to the Midsummer Ball.
Ball? I thought it was drinks in the foyer? I mean, yes, I'm coming.
The RSVP date was very clear.
I am a terrible person.
Will you be bringing a plus one? Uh no, just me.
Doctor Clarke, you haven't RSVP'd to the Midsummer Ball.
I thought it was just, like, drinks.
Ana managed to respond in time.
Yeah, well, Ana's perfect in every single way, so, uh, doesn't count.
Well? Well, yeah, put me put me down.
Will you be bringing a plus one? Uh, no.
No, just me.
(DOOR CLOSES) Oh, another early mark.
In my day, if a senior associate left before seven, they'd get a tap on the shoulder.
Maggie Gibson.
So, you do know.
- Leonie, I - You never wanted to talk about my mother and when you finally did, you still held something back.
Why? Why would you do that? - Is she yours? - No, no.
Your mother had her years before we even met.
- I don't believe you.
- She isn't mine, for Christ's sake.
- You lied about everything else.
- I never lied.
Yes, you did.
By omission.
A sister.
- A half-sister.
- No, don't! Don't you dare! Were you ever going to tell me, or you just don't really care? - I care.
- Obviously not! I bloody well do! OK, go on.
Walk away again.
Now, you wait there.
There's something I want to show you.
- Hey.
- Hi.
I was thinking we should check out that new Mexican place.
Yeah, about that.
Hugo and I have a friend's anniversary dinner tonight.
- Right.
- Sorry, completely forgot.
Just How about tomorrow? I have soccer.
I'll cook.
What if something comes up, with Hugo? It won't.
Work drinks? - His sister's birthday, or - He has brothers.
Look, I promise, it's just us.
I've locked it in already.
(CLICKS TONGUE) I'll see you tomorrow.
Maggie was barely a year old when they removed her from your mother.
Removed? By Child Protection, they they said Nora was unfit, that she couldn't care for her own baby.
But that was bull.
There was an accident.
Maggie would have been maybe 11 months old.
Nothing too serious.
Poor kid, she She she knocked over a cup of tea and burnt her hand.
Nora rushed her to the hospital.
But then, a week later, social workers turned up.
Said it was in Maggie's best interest.
When I met your mother she'd been writing letters for years, trying to find her baby.
Find out where she was taken.
But we never found her.
And your mother died before we got the chance.
Why didn't you keep looking? Things changed when you were born.
I had to take care of you.
I didn't want you to suffer that pain too.
But this is my family.
My heritage.
The kids, too.
Just what you did back then.
Oh, I should have dealt with all this years ago, but I didn't because of you.
Awful things happened to my mother, but not talking about it isn't going to help anyone.
I should have told you.
About everything.
I'm so sorry.
Is that Dane? By the pool.
Suffering through his punishment.
You're still following him? - (PHONE WHOOSHES) - Not anymore.
(KNOCK AT DOOR) Oh, my God, what if that's him now, coming to beg for forgiveness? As if.
Hey, sorry for just rocking up.
I I messaged earlier.
- I've got a new number.
- Yeah, right, you told me that.
So So, thanks for letting me use the address for the certificate.
- No problem.
- I gave it to Mum.
And? She has a sister she never knew about.
- That's intense.
- Yeah, it was a pretty big day.
- Hey, Rose.
- Hey, Mich.
- And Amira.
- Hi, Amira.
Is that all? Uh, yeah, I was just wondering if you wanted to hang out sometime.
You know, if you wanted to hang out with a friend.
So, yeah, I just thought I'd ask anyway.
- Thank you.
- Yep.
Um, if anything changes, just give me a message.
- I will.
- See ya.
Well, it's going to get dark soon, so we should probably head back.
I actually thought we could stay till it gets dark.
Why? 'Cause it would be fun.
You know, relax and watch the sunset, if we could actually see the sun.
OK, but it's going to get cold.
Which is why I brought another sleeping bag and another blanket, a flask of hot chocolate and two hats for both of us.
(LAUGHS) Because I know that when the sun gets down, it gets cold.
And I really wanted us to enjoy it, but we might not be able to because these bloody clouds won't go away.
And what exactly aren't we going to be enjoying? The stars.
Remember that night we had, the Northern Lights? Yeah, I remember.
I wanted us to have that under your sky as well.
North, south.
Your sky, my sky, together.
But the famous blue skies of Australia had to go and naff off.
Lottie, stars or not, this has been amazing.
But this idea that you've got the best weather in the world, though, is absolute bollocks.
Ooh, this is a novelty.
I just need a beer.
Drink here, you get the sideshow for free.
She means a rigorous debate about all matters academic.
- Not for me.
- Got the wrong brother for that.
Where's the one with the brains? What are you doing back? It's overcast.
- Where's Lottie? - She's gone for a walk.
- I think she's a bit down.
- Why? Because women! The exquisite mystery of the universe.
No, because of the weather.
Yeah, it's been too long.
What's, uh What are you up to? You have quite a lot of stuff.
Oh, you just never know when you might need it.
You kept the box for your microwave.
That's an old one.
We got a new microwave now.
Is this what you're looking for? Perfect.
Was it worth it for the view? It all looked good from up there It all comes and goes It all comes and goes All these woes All these woes (SOBS) All these woes (PHONE VIBRATES) Hey.
What's been happening? Oh, you know, this and that.
How have you been? Um, I'm OK.
- Still working at the same job? - Uh, yeah, yeah.
Still doing whatever it is you do? Yeah.
This place is a dive.
I love it.
Yeah, it's alright.
But, um, I've hooked something up for us in the city, if you're keen.
Yeah, let's do it.
Hey hey, everyone.
Yes, Kamran? There's there's something I need to tell you.
(KNOCKS) Sorry, I just need to grab a few things.
- What are you doing? - Come lie next to me.
Are you ready? Yes.
- Behold.
- (LAUGHS) The great southern sky.
You are such a goof.
I will not be defeated by recalcitrant cloud cover.
Oh, yes, that's very clear.
So, I've been doing my research.
That's the Southern Cross, very famous in Australia.
Um, and did you know that if you follow that line, it will give us south? That's Orion, otherwise known as the Saucepan.
Oh, wow, it's such a beautiful night.
Absolutely no clouds.
Just see everything, twinkling away.
Can you imagine what my mum must have gone through? I mean, to have your child taken from you like that.
Do you remember when Mich was three and he fell off the slide at that park? Yeah, vividly.
I can still hear the terror in your voice when you called me from the hospital.
And I got to take him home, no questions asked.
No follow-ups, no welfare.
Because of the colour of my skin, I got to keep my son.
And even now, I get to have him here when he can stand the sight of me.
I'm lucky enough to have my son not want to live with me.
Oh, you're blessed.
Absolutely blessed.
Are you going to be OK? Yeah.
Ah, Mich is going to stay with me tonight.
- Oh, that's a good idea.
- Mm.
I've got a curry in the freezer if you want to take it.
- Oh, yes, please.
- Yeah? Awesome.
Let's do it, Mum? - You're OK? - Yeah.
How'd it go with Grandad? It went OK.
Did he know? He did, yeah.
Mich, there's one thing I did want to say.
I'm really hurt that you did this without telling me.
I know.
And I'm sorry.
You know, I get the Grandad issue.
But you've got a sister out there.
So, what are we going to do about it? Was it worth it for the view? It all looked good from up there I've got a mate up at West Point.
You could ask him about your sister.
That's awesome.
I've been thinking about going back to school part-time.
Sure, but that doesn't mean that you just have to quit.
You'll be fine without me.
What we have is working fine.