The Heights (2019) s01e22 Episode Script

Episode 22

1 Previously on the Heights I'm not studying business, I'm studying teaching.
English teaching.
Dude, she is going to kill you.
Go back to where you came from.
- Suspension?! - A week.
If you want to keep your family together, it starts with this.
Gamblers Anonymous.
You should avoid handling cash.
A sister? Were you ever going to tell me, or you just don't really care.
- I care.
- She was born in West Point.
It's not far.
Little bit long way.
Is this where your mate is? Could be.
So what's the plan? See if he remembers Mum, I suppose.
(PHONE RINGS) Miranda, is the office on fire? Then defer it to Ian, and please don't call me again today.
Thank you.
(THE WHOLE WAY BY JOHN VELLA PLAYS) And I'm on layby This ain't a comet strike This is another day in the life (SIGHS) I forgot how greedy he is.
- Who? - The tax man.
It's your first pay slip.
Yeah, I don't even want to think about how much that works out to per hour.
Yeah, well, it's best not to.
That's why cashies are so good.
Oh, well, we can't really do those anymore.
Hey, seeing as your home today, would you mind chasing up these invoices? I don't have as much time now that I'm temping.
Cliff hasn't paid for that fence job.
He's been screening my calls.
Maybe you'll have better luck.
He's usually pretty reliable.
I'm sure he's got a good reason.
I don't really care, it's Frankie's birthday next week, - and we could use all the money - I'll make her something.
- Yeah, that'd be good.
- Yep.
Can you whip us up a mortgage payment? I'll get on to it.
Don't worry.
- You're dropping off the kids yeah? - Yep.
- Don't forget Noah's reader.
- It's in his bag.
In fact, there's something in yours too.
- Oh.
- Go on.
It's from that shop you like with the candles and the, you know, smelly stuff.
Thank you.
OK, er, bye, kids.
Er, look, I'll be home to do dinner, but can you pick up some pasta? - Yeah sure.
- Yeah, I'll see you tonight.
- (RAPS ON DOOR) - Max.
- It's me.
Heard you coming and jumped out the window.
We're going to the casino to see Roy Orbison.
Er, I hate to break it to you, Hazel, but the Big O's up there with Bill and the Blessed Mother.
It's a tribute show, you nong.
And if we don't get the 10 o'clock bus, we're gong to miss it.
Have you seen him this morning? Last I heard he was heading off in a car with a woman.
What car? Sedan.
Red one.
What woman? Young.
Dark hair.
You're full of it, Watto.
Men, Hazel.
Can't trust 'em.
(CHUCKLES) Nelson! Nelson! I don't have your 50 bucks.
Try 100, mate.
But I won't argue with you while you're holding that.
- (BOTH LAUGH) - Hey.
What are you doing here, Uncle? Thought you might be able to help out these two.
I'm Leonie.
This is my son, Mich.
My mother was a Gibson.
Did you know her? Mich.
Just because he's Indigenous, doesn't mean - he knows her - The only one I know is Maggie.
Maggie Gibson? She's a Lloyd now.
She lives just outside of town.
Hey, Sully.
Um, can you tell Craig Said that I've extended the borrow on his phone charger? Can you also tell Mel Green that I've got choc bullets for her when I get back? Kam, I'm not your message boy.
Come on, man.
Can you do it as a friend? I'm their teacher.
And that reminds me, this is on my staff account at the library, so look after it.
Yeah, thanks man.
I owe you one.
- Hey, Mum.
Bye, Mum.
- Bye.
(DOOR BELL BUZZES) You work or study today? Um, I thought I'd do both if that's alright? - Sure.
- Damn.
What? My friend borrowed this for me from the library, but it's the wrong one.
I need to 2018 edition.
Can your friend swap it tomorrow? Nah, it'll be too late.
I've got an assignment due on it tonight.
It's worth 40% of my final mark, so if I don't ace it, it'll bring my whole average down.
And you can't go to the library? Nah.
Not allowed on school property while I'm suspended.
Just got to deal with it, I guess.
You coming? I'll go for a walk with Nelson.
This is family business, bub.
You'll be right.
You sure you're ready for this? Nope.
WOMAN: Someone get the door! (SIGHS) Got ears? What'd they do this time? Pardon? You here to complain about one of my boys? Sorry, no.
Um Are you Maggie Lloyd? Who wants to know? This might sounds strange.
My name's Leonie Farrell.
This is my son, Mich.
My mother was a woman named Nora Gibson.
MAN: Who is it bub? It's Leonie.
I think I'm your sister.
I think you mob should come on in.
What do you want? Um, I just got a hold of Nora's death certificate.
We're both listed on there as her children.
I applied for it.
I just wanted to find out where our family's from.
I know that feeling, bub.
So, you knew you had a sister? Didn't you? I only just found out.
So, how'd you end up back here? When I was 18, welfare mob gave me my file.
I made my way out to West Point and that's as far as I got.
Maggie, what do you know about Nora? Neglectful mother.
Found a new man, made a new family, moved on.
Nora wasn't neglectful.
There was an accident.
Your arm got burned by hot water, and she took you to the hospital.
A week later Child Protection came for you.
She loved you, and she never stopped looking for you.
She wrote letters trying to find you.
For years.
My father helped, but they got sent back.
- Oi, you kids.
- (SCREEN DOOR BANGS) Say hello to your aunty.
- Leonie.
- Hello, Aunty.
And this is your cousin.
You mob go and take this one down to the oval, eh, and leave us alone for a bit.
- You play? - A bit.
Leave you girls to it.
Cuppa tea? I'd love one.
Oh, you're one of those are you? Morning exercisers.
That's the only time to do it.
Over and done with that way.
Well, I wish I had your willpower.
Can I get you a coffee? No, that's not your job.
Renee, your husband's a handyman right? Yeah.
Well, yeah, he runs his own business.
Well, he wouldn't be interested in fixing some floorboards at a rental for me, would he? My regular guy's not available.
I reckon he could do that, yeah.
Only thing is it has to be this afternoon.
OK, let me check and I'll let you know.
You're a gem.
I don't normally do the drop in, but I was in the area.
Oh, you're lucky I was at home.
I was expecting to find your wife.
Yeah, she's at work today.
This is her now.
Always calling at the worst possible moment.
I told her I was good for the money.
Well, you can't blame her for being a bit anxy.
It's a decent amount.
What was it? Six hundred? Uh, yeah, that's it.
No, no, I don't take cash.
What do you mean? I always pay you cash.
You prefer it.
Well, I used to.
Can you transfer it? The bank details are on the invoice I gave you.
I don't have a bank account.
- Hey? - I don't believe in banks.
You don't believe in banks? All they want to do is take money from people like me.
- They give it back.
- They take plenty in fees.
My money not good enough for ya? No, no, just Renee, you know, I've got to do everything through the books now.
She'll give me hell if I take this.
No room in her purse, eh? Got your balls in there? Like I said, I don't take cash anymore.
Well, looks like I got a freebie, then, 'cause cash is all I'm offering.
(SIGHS) Yeah.
Nice one.
(DOOR CLOSES) There's so many of them.
She was desperate to know.
Can I ask what happened? Bounced around from foster home to foster home.
Some good, some bad.
What about you? Well, growing up, it was just me and Dad.
Wadjela your dad? White guy, yeah.
Mum's death devastated him.
We couldn't even talk about Nora until recently, until Mich started asking questions.
Weren't you curious? Course I was.
I just As a kid he would react so badly, eventually I learned not to bring her up.
I had to go searching for my answers.
Your dad had them there the whole time and you didn't want to ask.
Well I'm asking now.
You said you saw my name on Nora's death certificate all those years ago.
Why didn't you come looking for me? I grew up thinking my mother abused me, and didn't want me.
That's too hard.
I just wanted to leave it all in the past.
(WASHING MACHINE BEEPS) Better get that.
I need to borrow a book for Kamran Jafari.
Sorry, um, are you a parent? I'm Iris.
Right, well, why couldn't Kamran come and borrow it for himself? He's suspended.
Have you got his library card? No.
Can you look on the system? Which one's he after? It's The Future of Australian Economics.
The 2018 edition.
That one's on closed reserve, I'm afraid.
Closed what? Well, it's a high demand book.
Has a maximum lone time of two hours and cannot leave the library.
- The book cannot leave the library? - Correct.
But Kamran cannot come to the book.
Well, rules and rules, I'm afraid.
He's a bright young man, you know.
Very hard working.
Yes, I'm sure he is.
You know what he went through to be in this country? And wants to borrow a book? It's a miracle.
Come on.
It's the right thing to do.
Back tomorrow morning.
- First thing.
- Thank you.
(CHUCKLES) Alright.
Come on, then.
There it is.
(LAUGHS) Better lose the shoes if you want to keep playing.
Oi, here! Big kick.
Come on down.
All the way, all the way.
Let's go.
Go, go, go! (LAUGHS) Alright, bet you can't kick it through the goals from here.
I dunno.
Reckon you could? Mate, I know I can.
Whoo! Boom.
Best of three.
If you win, you can have the footy.
And if you win? You give me your fancy shoes.
- I'll even take the mud.
- Deal.
I'll go first.
Ladies and gentlemen, there it is.
What are they, guys? Er, sorry, um (PHONE RINGS) Hey, babe, sorry I missed your call.
Yeah, well you just lost us an easy 200 bucks.
Hey? Well, Bobby had a job for you, but because you didn't pick up, he had to give it to someone else.
Oh, well, I was with Cliff, the fence guy.
He paid that invoice.
About time.
Well, it's not a total loss, 'cause I also vacuumed.
Well, that's good.
The dog hair's been out of control.
Yeah, and I was thinking later on tonight, when the kids - have gone to bed, we could - Mark sorry, I've got to get back to work.
Yeah, OK, I'll see you later.
- OK, bye.
- Mm.
Got any other kids? Yeah, a girl.
She's 11.
Always wanted a girl.
Got a man? Divorced.
So, it's just you and the two kids? No, he lives just around the corner.
Mich lives with him, actually.
Yeah, what do you do for work? I'm in contract law.
Construction, building projects.
- Lots of paperwork.
- Hm.
What about you? Baz and I run a cultural tour on country.
Seems like you two got it sorted.
He's my best mate.
It was a rough couple of years coming out of the home and them other girls had it much worse than me with abuse, and drugs, and death.
I was pretty angry.
I didn't trust anybody.
Baz has helped me with that.
What happened to you was so unfair.
I'm so sorry.
No need to feel sorry for me.
Guess we both lost out, in our own way.
(DOORBELL BUZZES) You seen Max today? No.
It's my one day off.
Lottie's watching the bar, Ryan's got Patch.
We make plans, and he's a bloody no-show.
I mean, if he didn't want to go, he should have just said.
Told me the truth.
- (SPEAKS IN VIETNAMESE) - What? In Vietnam, they say when you tell a lie, you regret seven days.
Well, when I catch up with Max, seven days' regret's going to be too short.
(DOORBELL BUZZES) You went to the school? So, you knew.
It was wonderful to meet you.
God, that sounded stupid.
Thanks for having me in your home.
It's meant a lot.
You'll be right.
You'll find your way.
You found me.
Where are your shoes? I lost them to, um, cultural differences.
I wasn't going to keep them.
Before you come back, learn to kick.
You kids, I'm going to the shop in 10 minutes so you're not ready, you're not coming.
Well Alright, see ya, Aunty.
Drop by again if you're ever up this way.
- Bye.
- Bye.
They flogged me at footy.
- Mum.
- Yeah.
So, how'd it go? Good.
Beer, thanks.
Rough day? Yeah, I've had better.
I'm sorry, man.
I didn't know she would come down to the school.
I would have tried to stop her.
Hey, Mum.
- Hi.
Er, look, some of the team are going out for drinks later.
I thought I might join them.
- Is that alright? - Yeah, yeah, fine.
There's pasta sauce in the freezer for dinner.
Alright, no worries.
Hey, are you OK? Yeah, yeah, I'm fine, I'm just in the middle of something.
Alright, I won't be late.
OK, have fun.
Yeah, bye.
Ready to go? Um, yeah.
That's for leaving me high and dry.
What are you on about? The Casino.
Roy Orbison.
You said we'd go.
Oh, I did too.
Well, nice to know I'm high on your list of priorities.
It's not that.
No? Where've you been then? And why do you smell like fish guts? 'Cause I've been fishing.
- Yeah? What'd you catch? - Fish.
They're in the fridge.
They're not in the back of some floozy's car? That floozy was Leonie.
Leonie Farrell? Yes.
I went with her and Mich to West Point.
She's asked me to help find her sister.
I thought Yeah, you thought I was off with some - No! - Hm? Bloody Watto.
Oh, you were jealous.
I just really wanted to see that show, experience the Big O.
I could make that happen.
On stage, at the cass.
We'll go tomorrow then.
I'll shout.
'Cause you're my number one girl.
There's no number two? No.
(PATCH GURGLES) I reckon there's a number two in Patch's nappy.
- Then change him.
- No.
Oh! Go and get that fish.
We'll cook him up for tea.
Yeah, I'm just finishing up now, on my way to pick the kids up.
No, say it.
It's none of my business.
No, you're right, it's not.
You're into her, right? I don't know.
A little.
A lot, actually.
Well, now's the time to make your move, then.
So, Iris hasn't said a word? Silent treatment for days.
I promise when Shannon gets back that We can go home? Yes.