The Lodge (2016) s01e01 Episode Script

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1 I can't believe Mum grew up here.
I mean, why would she ever leave? Hello? I repeat, why would she ever leave? Just don't get too attached to the place, Skye.
It's not forever, we need to think about your future.
Oh! Yes! I've got to call Josh, he's gonna love this.
(RINGING) JOSH: Hey, Skye! Check out that view! Great, right? I'm a city boy.
How're you gonna find a boyf in all those trees? (GIGGLING) Are boyfriends a thing now? No, I just want to fit in here.
(MUSIC PLAYS IN CAR) Oh, this song is crushing it! Turn it up! Have you got your headphones on? Anything to shut you out, mate.
(LAUGHING) Yeah, today's got wings and we all, all in This is where our song begins Roll the windows down Taking in the sound It's a new gear kicking in Don't make me wait another minute No, not another minute I can't wait for then to be now I'm gonna show you how Starting over, starting now Stepping out Taking over, breaking ground Get in on the ready, set Are we there yet? Gonna show you how Starting over, starting now Ben, are you even gonna try and keep up? I just don't want to make you look bad.
Don't make me wait another minute No, not another minute I can't wait for then to be now Okay, let's go, hit it! I'm gonna show you how Starting over, starting now Stepping out Taking over, breaking ground Get in on the ready, set Are we there yet? Gonna show you how Starting over, starting now (SCREAMING) Starting over, starting now (SCREAMING) Hey! Can't you ride? (ENGINE SPUTTERING) Sorry, did I break the car? I'm going to have to call the breakdown people now.
(GROANS) Are you guys staying at the North Star? There's a shortcut down that path.
Did you hear that? We can walk there.
We'll have to stay with the car.
What's his name? I go with "Dad," usually.
Dad? (GRUNTS) Yeah? Hi! I'm Sean.
They know me there, I I could take her.
Feel free to check me out.
Oh Why would I need that? Uh SEAN: You can let go a bit.
And lose the hand bikini.
So, are you from the city? Uh, does it show? (CHUCKLES) A bit.
So, I've met Dad.
What's your mum like? She died about a year ago.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Does the city girl have a name? Skye.
SKYE: Whoo! (MUSIC PLAYING) This is where we met Haven't been there yet Like a dream we haven't dreamt Don't make me wait another minute No, not another minute I can't wait for then to be now I'm gonna show you how Starting over, starting now Stepping out Taking over, breaking ground Get in on the ready, set Are we there yet? Gonna show you how Starting over, starting now (TIRES SKIDDING) (BOTH LAUGHING) That was fun.
(CONTINUES LAUGHING) Let's take a selfie.
Thanks.
SEAN: Whew! Uh, you got a bit of a Mud.
Ugh! It's the guy that owns the place.
Hates me hanging around, cause I'm not a guest.
Major buzzkill.
Heard his whole family is insane.
Skye! Oh! Hi, Granddad! Look at you! Your dad called, he should give up that car.
I've sent someone to help.
(SIGHS) Come on.
Let's reunite you with the place.
Don't believe everything you hear.
Who's that? Your new boss, I think.
Oh, uh Ben, right? Um There's no way that you're gonna (ENGINE STARTING) There's no need.
I know why you're really here.
What were you doing with her, anyway? Why would you hang out with the enemy? (CHUCKLES) (CELL PHONE CHIMES) Oh! She sent me a friend invite.
Which you are going to reject? She's cute.
SEAN: Kaylee, Noah, we all on for the party? Might be the last one.
It's beyond sad.
What? Oh! Kayls, it's for you.
(LAUGHING) Noah! No, not me! No, Kaylee! No, no, no! (ALL LAUGHING) Hi, Dad.
What are you doing here? Just business.
Is this why you're too busy to come and work with me? Playing around on your bicycle again? Well, Dad, it's not playing.
If I don't hit the track every day, then I won't qualify for the regionals.
You need to start thinking about your future, son.
Just how rich is your dad? Rich.
(CHUCKLES) (MUMBLES) Yeah.
No, Sean! Sean! (ALL LAUGHING) GRANDDAD: Is it how you remember it? Actually, it's exactly how I remember it.
We have over-60s line-dancing here on Thursdays.
Ooh! And nothing says "Party," like grandparents dancing in a row.
It was your mum who kept it young.
Patrick! Ed! This guy is like the car whisperer.
Well, Ben basically runs the place.
Hi! The TV needs looking at in Room 6.
(SIGHS) Sure, please go ahead and do that.
Uh You get your mum's old room.
Amazing! Okay.
You didn't tell her yet? (SIGHS) I couldn't.
She hasn't been this happy in months! (SIGHS) That's Gil Matthews.
He wants to do a deal today, and she needs to know what's going on.
Gil! JOSH: (AS RINGTONE) It's Josh, it's Josh, it's Josh, it's Josh! A future boyf? Spill.
(LAUGHS) He's super cute.
He's called Sean and we might've flirted a little bit.
Sean and Skye! Ah! "Shye"! Love it! You have to ask him out.
No way! I've never asked a boy out before.
Like he knows that.
It's why you moved out there.
What? To get a knockback and humiliate myself? To start again.
You're more than just the girl who lost her mum.
(EXHALES) (MUSIC PLAYING) ANNOUNCER: Last week, we met Meena and Scott, both competing to be this season's star of (ANNOUNCER READING) Today, meet Danielle.
Small-town girl, big on glamour.
Who do you want to keep watching? Who will be the next star of My Amazing Life? Hey, bestie! So, you know that My Amazing Life show? Hey, bestie! So, you know that My Amazing Life show? Guess who they're filming today? You got through? It's only a tryout, but if they like me, I get my own series! Wait Am I on TV now? (GIGGLES) I gotta go.
I'm coming to you.
I want them to meet everybody.
Okay, we'll cut there.
Thank you.
Bye, Mum.
It's just, as a TV producer, I know that the viewers are looking for a bit more Conflict.
Oh! Well, your boss, my friend, has promised me that you will give my daughter your full attention.
And that is exactly what I expect you to do.
She's pretty.
Is she your girlfriend? We'll all do our jobs here, but let's not pretend like you and us will ever be friends.
Do we have a problem? SKYE: Hello? (BELL DINGING) Hello? (CHUCKLES) Ignore him.
Things are a bit crazy around here today.
He's rude.
He's my best friend.
Come on.
Ooh! Skye, um, have you got SEAN: D'you wanna drink? I know a way to get them for free.
Technically, I own that machine.
(SNAPS FINGERS) In that case, this is the first time I've ever done this.
(CHUCKLES) (RINGING) Help! (WHISPERS) Future boyf! Don't panic.
I've got your back.
Act like you're listening to music.
Uh, music! Not the unfunky chicken! (CLATTERING) Just start talking.
Uh, so You're like the only guy here who's been cute to me.
Nice to me.
(CHUCKLES) Forget that, I Well, I mean, I'd offer to show you around but You probably know this place better than I do.
JOSH: He just asked you out! You're going to get married, and I'm going to be your best man! Shut up! I mean, uh Shut up! I hardly know this place at all! I was, like, this big when I was last here.
You should play with your hair.
You should play with your hair.
I should what? That was a stage direction! Never mind, moving on! Ask him if you can call your son, "Josh.
" No! What's good to do around here? Lots of stuff.
Because you're free Because I have some free time.
Oh! You mean, like, what? On a (CHUCKLES) On a date? Uh, no! Yes! Maybe, sort of Yeah.
(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING) Uh Hi! Who's this? Um, Skye! This is Danielle.
My girlfriend.
And her camera crew.
Girlfriend.
Right.
SEAN: Yes.
Sorry, I Oh! (LAUGHS) Skye, let me be the first to say, I did not see that coming.
Shut up, Josh! I should have never have listened to you.
One, two This world can knock me down But watch me fight back Might stumble round and round But I'll never crack Deep down I love it how You tell me I can't 'Cause I know I'm right where I'm meant to be Oh, yeah Can't stop, won't stop Gotta kick it up, and go hard Just walk this walk Gonna give it all that I got! Fantastic.
BEN: Is that all you've got? SEAN: Ha! Just getting started.
BEN: Come on, speed up! SEAN: Get in! You choke every time.
I'm so going to beat you in the regionals.
I beat you before, and my dad can't buy me a high-spec bike.
So, Skye Maybe give her a break.
(SCOFFS) You don't work there.
I love that place just as much as you do.
Yeah, is that why your dad's trying to buy it? Yeah, Patrick told me.
Look, who knows what my dad's up to? Ah! (BOTH LAUGHING) BEN: See you tomorrow! (KNOCKING ON DOOR) Don't you knock? I did knock.
Well, don't you wait? Wait.
Where are you going? Do you want your room cleaned or not? Sure.
(STRUMS UKULELE) It was my mum's.
It's actually much trickier than it looks.
That's it! Every since I got here, you guys have been rude and unfriendly.
What did I do? You know what.
No, I don't! I love it here.
We all do.
Then you and your dad breeze in and sell it, like you don't even care.
What? We're not selling it.
Wait, you really don't know? What are you talking about? Your dad He's selling this place.
They're signing today.
Well, it's not my favorite look of yours.
You're selling the Lodge? I was going to tell you.
When? When you sold it? We were supposed to tell each other everything since Mum died.
Skye, I'm sorry.
We got an offer.
This is Mum's place! She grew up here.
I want to live here! I know what the Lodge means to you, and what it meant to your mum.
But she'd want me to do the best thing for you, and things haven't been easy.
I don't care about that, Dad! I need to think about your future.
But this is my future! SKYE: It can work.
Let's be realistic.
We can barely afford to run the place.
Will you people just leave me alone? What are you filming her for? (SIGHS) (SIGHS) We can't sell the Lodge.
This is my BFF, Kaylee.
She's a singer/songwriter.
Not professionally though.
She's a singer/songwriter.
Not professionally though.
Obviously.
(CLEARS THROAT) Now, more about me.
Danielle's wanted this forever.
I think she might feel threatened by you.
(SCOFFS) Bed hair, work shirt.
Yeah.
I'm TV gold.
Can we start over? I'm Kaylee.
Skye.
Ben told us everything.
We thought you knew, which is absolutely no excuse for how we were rude.
Honestly, it's fine.
Oh.
So you're a singer, right? Uh, yeah.
You ever perform for the guests? For line-dancing Thursdays? (LAUGHS) Hey, we're headed to the lake.
Sort of a farewell hangout for the Lodge.
Why don't you come? Thanks.
Hi, guys.
Hey.
Yeah, hey.
Mate, wasn't this a private party? No such thing, brother, not now, Danielle's a reality star.
So, you know Sean This is his good friend, Ben.
And Noah's a DJ.
He makes his beats in his bedroom.
Bless.
Who's that? Says Mr.
Kaylee.
Come on, don't start with that again.
Mate, you seriously need to get out of the friend zone.
What friend zone? Let's play! (CHUCKLES) (MUSIC PLAYING) (ALL EXCLAIMING) GIRLS: Oh, no! Whose serve is it? I wasn't even meant to be playing.
You said it.
I'm sorry about before, I didn't mean to be on your TV show thing.
It's cool, Danielle wasn't really meant to be on it either.
Yeah, they're only filming you because your mum knows somebody.
Sean! Guys, be nice to my girlfriend.
(BOYS JEERING) So, Skye Did Sean tell you that it was his dad that was buying the Lodge? What? Hey! If the Lodge means so much to you, don't let your dad sell it.
Yeah, like he'd listen to me.
He still thinks I'm this little girl.
Your granddad told me that your mum left the Lodge to you for when you're old enough.
So? So If you were old enough now What would you do? I'd fight for it.
Thanks! Big smile! I want to capture this moment.
Um Your dad may have already signed.
You'd better hurry.
Yeah.
I am nothing like my dad.
Can we be friends? I need to be at the Lodge, like now! Yeah, I'll give you a lift.
Come on.
I'm faster.
(MUSIC PLAYING) Yeah, today's got wings and we all, all in This is where our song begins Roll the windows down Taking in the sound It's a new gear kicking in Don't make me wait another minute No, not another minute I can't wait for then to be now I'm gonna show you how Starting over, starting now Stepping out Taking over, breaking ground Get in on the ready, set Are we there yet? Gonna show you how Starting over, starting now What is this? Don't sign! We can make this work.
(SIGHS) It's just not that simple.
Dad, we have to try! This place can be fun again, we'll give it a makeover.
New life, new start.
All right.
We'll put off signing until after summer, but we've got to turn it around in that time.
You think a teenager has any idea what's in their best interests? I know exactly what's in her best interest.
And I believe in her.
I'm gonna show you how Starting over, starting now Stepping out Taking over, breaking ground Get in on the ready, set Are we there yet? Gonna show you how Starting over, starting now (ALL LAUGHING) Skye! Now that is what I call drama! I think you're amazing! A whole series about you and this place would be something special.
Oh! No, I don't think so.
It'll be great publicity for the North Star Lodge.
Think about it.
It'll be great publicity for the North Star Lodge.
Think about it.
GIL: It didn't go as planned.
Don't worry.
By the time they figure out what's going on, the place will be ours.
(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) Sorry, Dad.
The frame broke.
Ha! I remember that photo.
It's torn down the edge.
Do you know where the other half is? I'll fix it for you.
Oh! And, uh, staff meeting.
7:00 AM, sharp.
No face pulling.
(GROANS) You wanted to help run the place.
(IN SINGSONG VOICE) Night! Hmm.
Skye asked me about the other half of this photo.
You're gonna tell her? I don't know.
Maybe some things are better left secret.
So how do I promote a lodge? I think we know a way.
The reality show! The girl who runs her own hotel.
It's a great story! KAYLEE: Who's this Lori you just friended? I thought she was cute.
We'll be filming Skye and the Lodge, and making you all very famous.
Tell the boss we can easily sneak in and get it without getting spotted.
(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)