Trying (2020) s02e03 Episode Script

Big Heads

[JASON] Nice trousers, lads.
- What? [CHUCKLES]
- Expecting a flood? Eh?
Oh, shit.
[NIKKI] Your mum's just lost her mother,
so let's just really be there for her.
Yeah, well, you only met
my nan three times.
The more you knew her,
the less sad it is, all right?
Do you know they put
clotted cream on top of this?
Yeah. But be careful though,
that stuff will kill ya.
Oh, well, I hope not.
- 'Cause I'm bringing some back with me.
God, it's so beautiful down here, Jase.
Yeah, I know. Yeah, we spent
a lot of summers down
here when I was a kid.
- Mm.
- Lot of memories down here.
- Mm.
- Hey. No way.
- What?
- Is that
No way. Look there, do you see that? JR.
A lot of memories. [CHUCKLES]
Okay. Well, should we crack on then?
Unless you two wanna catch up.
No, no.
That's funny. Okay.
That's funny.
Why'd your gran move
all the way down here?
She, uh, she swore she'd
never leave the London house.
She once had this motorway
diverted around it.
She got 10,000 people
to sign a petition.
She's chained herself to a tree, right?
They've offered her an absolute fortune.
- Yeah.
- Immovable, she was.
Then a sweet Asian family
moves in next door,
and she was down here like a greyhound.
Oh, shit.
Oh, shit, shit.
- Hi.
- Oh, hi.
- How are you?
- Good. You?
- Good, yeah. Yeah, you?
- [WOMAN] Yeah, good.
Just, um, dropped off
some flowers from Mum.
Uh, Nikki Newman.
This is Sky. Sky Jones.
All right. Why you
full-naming us? [CHUCKLES]
- Hello.
- Hi.
So sorry about
- Oh, no, it's all right. She was awful.
- Yeah, she was.
- She was ours though.
- [JASON] Yeah.
- She
Wh Um, are you gonna come
to the memorial at the beach?
- Uh, yeah. Yeah, it's important for Mum.
- Yeah.
- I'm gonna go.
- Okay. All right, yeah, yeah.
All right, then, see you later.
- See ya.
- Bye.
Nice to
- Come on.
- That was an odd conversation.
No, it wasn't. It's good.
Good conversation.
- Are you joking me?
- What?
It was like you were
stuck down a foxhole,
and you were radioing back to base.
"Fine, yeah".
- "Over". Who was she?
- No one. Just someone I used to know.
- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah.
- Sky Jones?
- Mm.
- Oh, okay.
- What?
- Was that the SJ from the pole?
- Maybe.
Why was she being weird, Jase?
Did you treat her badly?
- Did you break up with her?
- No, no.
We're still together.
Oh, remember, don't leave me alone
with your auntie. I never
know what to say.
Talk about how expensive things
are in London. They love all that.
- [JASON] Here he is.
- Hello.
- Hello, mate.
- Hi.
How are you?
Hello. Oh. Oh. [KISSES]
- Go on, in you go, in you go.
- [NIKKI] Thank you.
- They're all in there.
- Okay.
- Hi, Mum. You all right?
- Jason.
Hello, Janet.
Hi, you two.
- [NIKKI WHISPERS] Hello, hello.
How we doing, Sandra?
I dunno. Just one of them, isn't it?
Right. Yeah, I suppose that
that's a good way to think about it.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Janet.
It was three days ago, so it's
very much water under the bridge.
Right. Yeah.
Fact of life. [SIGHS] Comes
for everyone. Friends, family.
All the best ones from the Beatles.
I suppose the Pythons are dying
roughly in the order I'd hoped, so.
Everything's just bloody
well falling apart.
Do you know, when it
feels like that, Sandra,
I find it really useful to
explore positive affirmations.
The shed's falling down, Nikki.
Maybe you could pop out and
positively affirm it back up again.
- Right.
How many "No junk mail" stickers
does she have to put up?
She hated junk mail!
No, this is not right.
Oh, no, it's fine. It's
just that limestone
makes it taste a bit funny.
Oh, I should probably
mention that I think
that Emmy's got a bit of a crush on me.
It's sort of developed over the
last few years. It's not a big deal.
She's at that age, you know,
and I'm the hot cousin, so.
All right. Are you sure?
Trust me. A man knows.
[NIKKI] Straight women don't look
at each other like that, Jason.
Unless they're in prison.
Bloody hell, Nikki. Not every young
person is a lesbian, you know.
- I feel like your mum's so angry.
- Emmy!
I feel like she never gets a single
moment of calmness or peace.
But she's adapted to it though.
She's like one of those people
that live on a mountain
that don't need much oxygen.
Her mum's died. She
She needs to engage her feelings a bit.
Please don't break my mum.
No, it's It's fine. It's a process.
We break her down, deal with everything
and then put her back together again.
I suppose we are only here for two days.
No, no, no. It'll be fine.
Hi, Sandra.
Do you have a moment?
I thought it might be nice
for you to take a moment
just to breathe with me.
Sometimes when
everything's a bit hectic,
it's so important to carve out
some time to simply breathe.
I just fit breathing into my day, Nikki.
- All cured?
- No.
Don't you wanna know what's
underneath all that anger?
No, I'm pretty sure it's just
anger, all the way down.
Anger is such a pointless emotion.
There's something else going on.
- I don't think there is.
- There must be. Her mum just died.
- Yeah, but she was a hateful old racist.
- It doesn't matter.
Well, it takes the edge off, doesn't it?
Your family's just weird.
Yeah, but they're normal
weird though, aren't they?
Can we get the bill, please? Thank you.
They're not, like, "check
the hard drive" weird.
- Oh, my God.
- What?
Is that why they call her Sky?
- Because she's bloody everywhere.
- Where is she?
Oh, yeah. How funny.
I looked her up. She's an artist.
No, I think she just sells
old bits of driftwood.
Yeah, no, that's art down here.
I've always wanted to do arty stuff.
Look, anyone can be a bohemian here.
You've only gotta sell one
bamboo soap dish a week.
They'd all be homeless in London.
- Oh, will you stop? Please. C
- What?
Look, it was 15-odd years ago, okay?
Aren't we past the stage of being
jealous of each other's exes?
- I'm not
- Listen.
Your ex is still on our car insurance.
Yeah, only 'cause when
I take him off, it goes up.
- What?
- [SNORTS] That kid really looks like you.
- Which one?
- The one with the big head.
There you go, sir.
- Thank you.
- Ta, thanks.
- Happy Birthday to you ♪
- [JASON] Aw.
When did you say you two were together?
Like, 15 year
Happy Birthday, dear Tristan ♪
- Happy Birthday to you ♪
- Years ago.
[SCOTT] "Out of the shadows
steps Frank Carter,
52 and looking it.
A hard-boiled, half glass of scotch
with an emptiness in his eyes.
A void, a gap, something unsaid.
He'll knock a man down,
but he'll help him up.
That's his code. That's his word.
He stands next to a
woman, 28, attractive.
He knew they'd sent her to kill him.
But as the lonely rain
beat down on their faces,
he realized maybe, just maybe,
she was gonna save him too".
[CHUCKLES] How can rain be lonely?
And why is it always raining in books
and films when people fall in love?
I mean, that's not real life, is it?
[SMACKS LIPS] Okay, that
Your tone, right there,
that's making me shrink
slightly, creatively.
I just think that you need to write
about something more personal.
And, you know, writers need
to know how to take feedback.
Let's just scooch on
over to the end there,
'cause it does it really
does gather pace. Um
Oh, great. Oh, and maybe we
can do a bit wedding prep
before we have dinner.
Oh, but you're gonna need
the context, aren't you?
'Cause you're not gonna underst
Okay, let's let's just take
it from the top and, uh,
and really try and listen this time.
- Yeah, all right then.
- Okay.
"Out of the shadows
steps Frank Carter"
I'm listening.
He doesn't look like me.
Are you kidding me? Did
you see his massive head?
Yeah, I'm sure the dates
don't match, okay?
Anyway, his head wasn't even that big.
[CHUCKLES] Are you serious?
He looked like an Easter Island statue.
I'm surprised he didn't topple over.
All kids have got big
heads, haven't they?
That's why they get their
jumpers stuck putting 'em on.
My mum used to have to cut
the collars down on mine.
Well, it's hardly a DNA test, is it?
You don't go to the
doctor's and he says,
"Well, yeah, I mean, he's got a
big head. That's close enough".
Jase, are we gonna have
to move down here?
- I don't know anyone down here.
- Yeah, you do. You know Sky,
you know the kid with the big
head who might be my child.
- Are you taking this seriously?
- Not totally, no.
Can we just Can we
just take a breath here.
You see one kid with a big
head and slightly curly hair,
now suddenly we're putting
offers in on houses?
And anyway, I'm
relatively sure the dates don't match.
Come on.
Oh, God.
Are you hiding?
Oh. There's a woman showing off
her baby like it's a bloody Grammy,
so I'm taking a break.
- [CHUCKLES] You're Miss Newman.
- Yeah.
I'm Deven. Raina's dad.
Oh, Raina.
Raina with the socks.
- Yeah. [SIGHS] I'm working on that.
- Hmm.
She's a big fan.
Oh, well, that's lucky.
Most of them hate me.
[CHUCKLES] Nah, you're
just straight with them.
It's better in the long run.
Not all teachers are like Michelle
Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds.
Some of us are just doing
it for the 12 weeks holiday.
[CHUCKLES] Ah, you're funny.
What? You don't know you're funny?
I never know what to
do with compliments.
Well, keep 'em close to your heart.
See you again, Miss Newman.
[EXHALES] I hope.
[JANET] I don't know
why we're doing this.
She didn't want a church, she
wanted a cremating. She said that.
Has she not got any tea?
I mean, she must have tea.
We'll go get some.
No, I want you to clear
the shed with me.
It's not going up again,
so it's coming down.
[JANET] It's okay, here we
go. Ooh. [CHUCKLES] Lots.
Can you remember when I was
last here for the summer?
- When was it, 18, 19 years ago?
- Yeah, about then.
- Yeah. There you go. Thank you.
[JANET] No, I tell a lie.
It was the year we lost the dog.
Sixteen years and a bit. Almost 17.
Oh, God. [EXHALES] You
wanna adopt a teenager?
Come on! [CHUCKLES]
Oh, my Lord. Worse than I thought.
Look, Nikki, this doesn't
prove anything.
- If that's my son, then w
- Princess has a brother.
What? Why didn't they tell us?
They just have. That was
her brother in the video.
- What?
- Yeah.
There's no one who can take both,
so they've, um, got to separate them.
[JASON] Princess has a brother.
Look at them, Jase. How
can they separate them?
Well, they've got no choice,
I suppose. They
that's not It's not right.
That's just I'm sorry, that's
It's just not right that
that has to happen.
I'd be devastated if they tried
to separate me and Karen.
And that's Karen. I didn't
even like her till I was 31.
Well, we can help her, can't
we? That's part of our job.
No, it's just, it's
not It's not fair!
So many things are not fair!
Honestly, Jase, people, they
need to start looking
into all the unfairness.
Because, truthfully, there are people
just going along trying
to be a good person,
enjoying some really nice ice cream,
and then God just thinks,
"Oh, she looks like she's
finally feeling happy.
Let's just throw a big-headed boy
at her. Let's really mess that up".
"Oh, does that nine-year-old
girl only have one person
in the whole entire world
that she can trust?
Oh, well, then let's just take
him away from her then".
And now some people have
more boys than they need,
and others just do not have
enough, and how is that fair?
- Okay, quite a lot to unpack there.
- "It's not", is the answer!
It sucks! [PANTS] It just sucks,
and I'm Oh, I'm sick of it!
[EMMY] I'm really sorry
we have to do this.
Hey. Nikki.
- What you doing?
- Nikki!
Why is everything so hard?
I'm s I'm sorr I'm sorry.
- It's all right.
Why did you die before I rang you back?
[GROANS] The The system! [GRUNTS]
Just generally!
But I know everyone's doing their best!
- Bloody cancer! [CRIES]
- Sandra? Love?
People that say, "prosecco o'clock"!
Talking about your grandchildren
around people who don't have any at all!
Naturally [GRUNTS]
wavy [GRUNTS]
[GRUNTS] bitches!
I don't wanna die! [SOBS]
I'm just gonna [EMMY, INDISTINCT]
Saves you a job, doesn't it?
- Why do you think you're
She's gone, and I'm next.
[SIGHS] It's getting late,
and what have I done?
- God, you've done You've done loads.
Do you know
I was 70 before I tried
proper dark chocolate.
- It was so bittersweet.
- I know. It's horrible.
Because I thought of all the years
I've wasted not eating it.
Oh, I see. Yeah.
I wanna do something
I've never done before.
I wanna
go to Yemen. [SIGHS]
Okay. Yeah, y you could go to Yemen.
- Can I?
- Yeah. [CHUCKLES]
Or somewhere else. Maybe
somewhere with a beach.
Or a government.
You can do whatever you want.
Thank you. [CHUCKLES]
She did want cremating.
People ignore you when
you're old. [SNIFFLES, SIGHS]
There is not a single chance in hell
that people could ever ignore you.
[JASON] Why you picking up
the junk mail? What you doing?
I'm not ignoring her.
[JASON] You all right, Rambo?
- Yeah, I think so.
- Yeah?
Just took some anger out on the shed.
- It's all right. I'm a bit scared though.
- Why?
Well, we haven't got a shed. [CHUCKLES]
What if it changes things?
It won't.
What if you have a son and you realize
that you don't need any more kids?
I don't think children work like that.
I don't think they fill your heart up.
I think they actually
make your heart bigger
so that you've got more
room for stuff, so
I don't wanna feel alone,
'cause, you know,
you'd have done it all before.
The thing that we're both
trying to do together,
you'd have already done.
I haven't done anything.
He's 16 years old.
I've missed all the good bits.
Bit like turning up to a McCartney
concert where he's done "Hey, Jude",
- now he's on to Frog Chorus.
Look, whatever happens
we'll be messing things up together.
All right?
Come on.
[NIKKI SIGHS] If we can't cremate her,
at least we can cremate her junk mail.
Well, if it's a memorial, we should
say something nice about Gran.
- All of us?
- Yes.
Anyone wanna start?
- Jase.
- No, I'm I'm racking my b
Oh! No one took clothes back to
a shop better than Nan, did they?
Do you remember? No receipt,
no problem. [CHUCKLES SOFTLY]
Honestly, it was a superpower, Rakhi.
She'd never go to bed till we
rang to say we was home safe.
- We used to ring from Swindon
so she could get an early night.
[CHUCKLES] Do you remember the hat?
She didn't trust CCTV, so
when she went to London,
she wore a big hat.
Very incognito. An
80-year-old in a sombrero.
She was a tough old bird. [SNIFFS]
Buried two husbands, three
sisters and a couple of cats.
- And a lot of feelings.
Oh. Oh, yeah. [EXHALES]
The cats weren't hers,
to be fair, but, uh
Come on, scatter the ashes.
Right in the fire.
- [EMMY] We love you, Gran.
- [JASON] See ya, Nan.
[JANET] Rest in peace.
Oh. Look at this. [SANDRA GASPS]
- You okay?
- Mm.
Listen, if your mum can go to Yemen,
I can cope with whatever.
- Who's going to Yemen?
- Just go.
- Go look for your granddad, all right?
- Oh. Yeah, all right.
- Hiya.
- [SKY] Hi.
- You all right?
- Yeah.
[SKY] Yeah. You all right?
- [JASON] How are you?
- Yeah, good. Good, you?
Good. Thanks for coming.
- No worry.
- Listen
Oh. I fancy some wine. [CHUCKLES]
Do you fancy doing a bit of a run?
- Yeah.
- Yeah, totally.
Yeah? Okay. [STAMMERS]
I need to write it down.
Janet, have you got a pen?
I'm a bit fussy when it comes to wine.
You might need to go to a few places.
- Gotcha, that's totally fine.
- Yeah, definitely.
Yeah? All right. So
There's something I'd
like to talk to you about.
Yeah, me too.
- Cool. Thank you. [CHUCKLES]
- Come on, let's go. [CHUCKLES]
Had a medium glass of red wine
in Leicester Square last week.
Cost me nine pounds, 20.
"Have fun"? [EMMY CHUCKLES]
[RAKHI] Nice one, Nikki.
It's just that [EXHALES]
he does have quite
a big head, doesn't he?
And we were together at the
time, so the dates match.
- Yeah, they do.
I probably should have
told you at the time
All right. [SIGHS]
But, um
I cheated on you.
- What?
- A lot.
With who?
- Have you met Brian?
- No.
- Hey, son. Good to see you, mate.
- Yeah.
No, yeah, he comes and goes.
I'm so sorry.
It's It
It's fine.
- So
- Nice to see ya.
- And you.
- [NIKKI] Let's do it! [LAUGHING]
- Whoo! Whoa! Ah! Ah!
- Ooh, it's cold. Oh, it's so cold!
- Oh, you're not gonna come in, dear?
- You not gonna come in, Vic?
- No? Don't fancy that?
- Come on, Jan!
- She won't. Ooh, she is. She is!
- Oh, is she? Is she? [CHUCKLES]
- Come on, Janet! It's really nice.
- Go on! Yay!
Hey, mate, hold these
a sec, will you? Lovely.
- [JANET] I wet me knickers.
look at you. Look at you.
I swear this seaweed is after me!
Just had a chat with her
His was even bigger.
- All right.
- Well, there you go.
- And this.
- Oh.
- All right, fair play.
All right.
Oh. Can you just stop here for a sec?
Nikki, where you going?
What's she doing?
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