Trying (2020) s04e04 Episode Script

Road Trip

[NIKKI] Noah, before we start,
these check-up meetings
- Catch-up.
- Catch-up, yeah. Catch-up meetings.
They're for everybody, right?
They're not just for us?
No, no. They're for everybody.
- Aw, phew. Okay. Yeah.
- Okay, great. [CHUCKLES] That's great.
I take my casework very seriously.
So, Princess.
Yes [STAMMERS] Princess, yes.
She seems a bit up and down
at the minute, doesn't she?
Oh, I think it's just normal
teenage stuff, isn't it?
Yeah, I remember being a teenager.
Just burst into tears at everything.
I mean, you just grow
out of it, don't you?
Mostly. I mean, I I did cry earlier.
There was a really pretty window
box that caught me a bit off guard.
They don't have a garden, they're
just making it work. [CHUCKLES]
I mean, it was a nice window box.
Okay. And Tyler?
He's okay. I mean, the sports team thing
isn't really helping 'cause he never
gets picked. The poor thing.
Oh, I've got folders full of adopted
kids who struggle in team sports.
Oh, really?
It's hard for them to excel
while dealing with all
those relationships.
Yeah, but he's also not
very good at football, is he?
Right. Excuse me, I'm going to get
myself a mineral water chaser.
Calm down.
Okay, so, I've got an idea.
And I think it's a good one.
- Oh. Okay.
- So I'm just gonna say it, all right?
- I'm gonna start a football team.
- Okay.
For Tyler and for all the other kids
in Noah's folder that don't fit in.
Like Adoption FC. It's a It's a team
where everyone gets a chance.
What do you think?
I think that is a great idea.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
You know, I get really turned on
when you start talking
about marginalized kids.
Ah, that's a shame.
- I like this café.
- Yeah.
- All right. I'm off.
- Karen's gonna be here in five minutes.
[NIKKI] Oh, okay.
remind me what this is again.
She's driving me to Brighton
so I can buy a table I found
online which I can upcycle
You know, make all nice and sell on.
And th And there are no tables
in-in London? [CHUCKLES]
- It's a really nice one.
- Oh.
And it's only 40 quid,
which, for the table you're
getting, is [CHUCKLES]
- Okay. Oh, let me see.
- [GASPS] Uh
Mmm. [STAMMERS] Sorry, it won't load.
- I think it has potential though.
- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah.
It's just quite, um, classic.
It's got the, um the legs
- Yeah.
- and then the flat bit on top.
That sounds like a table,
all right. [CHUCKLES]
I didn't know you were
into this sort of thing.
I just think it's important I'm
self-sufficient financially.
- Yeah.
- So can I borrow 40 quid?
Oh, no, you didn't.
What? Oh, yeah. Freddy did it for me.
All the top coaches have got them.
All right. You will manage
your expectations, won't you?
Of course. I just wanna
create an environment
where people can build friendships,
fulfill potential and, you know,
find true happiness.
Okay. Yeah, no, that that's some
great expectation-managing, Jase.
These are Noah's most challenging cases.
I think it might take time to
get through to these kids.
There's probably a reason why
they've struggled on other teams.
Yeah, of course. But I just really
feel like I can help, you know,
make a difference in their lives.
Jason, I saw that you
downloaded Dangerous Minds.
- Yeah, all right. It's
- Jason.
Right, I need you to hear
me when I say this,
and this is said by someone
who's so full of love
- for the person that you are
- Mmm.
You are not Michelle Pfeiffer.
And I need to hear you say that to me.
- I'm not Michelle Pfeiffer.
- Okay, good.
- See you later. Have a good one.
- Bye. See you later.
- I am Michelle Pfeiffer.
Well, my mum's canceled.
- What? Why?
- [SIGHS] She's just texted.
The cat's asleep on her lap,
and she doesn't want to
get up and disturb it.
I mean, that's obviously
a lie. Do you know what?
She probably knows
Karen's out of the house,
and she's gone over to use her hot tub.
- I mean, honestly. [SIGHS]
- All right. You've got a free day.
- You should treat yourself.
- Okay, Karen's here! Bye!
- All right. See you later.
- Okay, bye, love.
- Seriously.
When was the last time you
did something for yourself,
- without the kids?
- Um
Oh, oh No, I had a
mammogram last week.
- No. Something nice.
- So
Something "self-caring." Come on.
- Do it. See you later.
- Okay.
- Come on then, champ. Let's go.
- Bye.
- [TYLER] Okay, coming.
- Bye!
- Bye-bye!
- Bye, Mum.
- Are you sure you wanna do this?
- Yeah.
Well, I mean, it's an old address.
She probably won't even be there.
Yeah, well, she's my mum. I have to try.
No, no, I really think
we should tell Nikki.
Not yet. We've been through this.
She'll be upset. You know she will.
- I know that, but
- Look, I'm going whatever.
I need to know.
So either you can chaperone
me like a responsible adult,
or I get the train on my own.
And maybe drink alcohol
'cause I'm nervous,
and then arrive in Brighton,
which is famously depraved,
and knock on a stranger's house,
which for all we know
may be a crack den.
Okay, fine.
But if you find her, you tell
Nikki. That is the deal.
And when you do, I had
nothing to do with it, okay?
Relax, okay?
It's all gonna be fine.
- Oh, God!
- [NIKKI] Hello.
- What are you doing?
My plans fell through,
so I thought I could come,
make it a bit of a road trip. [CHUCKLES]
Um, are you sure? It's gonna
be quite boring, isn't it?
- Yeah, yeah.
- Yeah.
- It's gonna be quite boring, Nikki.
- That's okay.
Diet Coke or Fanta?
- Uh, Fanta.
Oh, my God. I love that for you.
- There you go, Karen.
- Thank you.
You don't mind, do you?
If-If If I come?
[BREATHES HEAVILY] I can't think
why not. [STAMMERS] Can you?
- No, no, I can't think of anything.
- [KAREN] Okay.
- Well, come on. Road trip! Whoo-hoo!
Hooray. Road trip.
Whoo-hoo! [CHUCKLES]
- Hey, Freddy
- [FREDDY] Nope.
Jason said you were planning
on rowing the Atlantic.
- I am.
- Then you'll need a trainer.
I was a rowing Blue at the finest
rowing university in the country.
- Where? What, Oxford?
- Oxford? Oxford?
All right, Wind in the Willows.
Let's all pack a picnic basket
and take a dainty little
punt down to Badgers
for cake and ginger beer.
Thought you were rowing an ocean, mate.
You're gonna need a Portsmouth man.
The rivers are tidal down there.
And if you don't think
that shows in the arms,
you're out of your goddamn mind.
Besides, every single Portsmouth
man knows what it's like
to overcome one of life's
greatest adversities:
Having to go to Portsmouth.
Now, get your coat.
We're going to the water.
Chop, chop! River's a-waiting, buddy.
Okay, okay, okay. Welcome.
Uh, who do we have here? Michael?
- Yo.
- Max, Kelly
- Here.
- Sam
- Here.
- Theo and Tyler. Boom.
Together, we are the Camden Cuttlefish.
I mean, we are open to other
name suggestions and
- The name's already locked. Yeah.
- You've locked with the council?
So, I'm just being told that
the forms have been lodged
with the council,
so that name is locked in.
I lose it when people get in my face.
Okay, so look, before
we start our first game,
I just wanted to talk to you a little
bit about the word "resilience."
Now, does anyone know
what resilience means?
- It means you've got a big head.
- It doesn't mean that.
- Shut up, big head.
- All right. Do you know what?
- Leave it or they'll start a chant.
You're here because they don't
want you in other teams.
They wanna label you.
You've had it your whole
life, haven't you?
They wanna say that you've got
opposition defiant disorder.
- Shut up. No, I don't!
- Or that you're difficult,
unmanageable, dysfunctional, strange.
- But do you know what I say to that?
No, guys, do you know
what I say to that?
I hadn't finished. I was
taking you on a journey,
and I hadn't got to the up bit.
So don't let that sink in or
or resonate in any way.
Okay. So I've, uh, been
working on the formation.
I can't see any holes.
What do you reckon?
- Six a side, right?
- Six a side, yeah.
Yeah, you got Max down twice.
Oh, okay then.
- Do I have to wear this top?
- Yes, you do. It's got your initials.
All coaches have 'em.
You know it looks like I work
for the Automobile Association.
People are gonna ask
me to fix their car.
[CHUCKLES] We look great. Trust me.
- Can I break this?
Okay. No, let's not do
that. Let's not br
Shall we listen to some music?
We can't. Granddad got an
audiobook stuck in there
and it won't play anything else.
Did the guy message you?
Well, you said the guy was gonna
message you if the table was sold.
So, you know, you should check
because maybe the table has
been sold and we shouldn't go.
No, no, it's okay. It's still there.
- Are you sure?
- Yes, Karen, I am sure.
What audiobook was it?
Ah, the steel gray crucible.
Man versus water. The classic struggle.
- How can anyone not love this sport?
- Ah.
The poor half-alive bastards.
Okay, talk to me.
What does your training
schedule look like?
So, a lot of sprints at
the local running track.
- [FREDDY] Uh-huh.
- Uh, just widths to start with,
but, uh, we'll build from there.
Okay. And, uh, what about
on the rowing machine?
- Yeah, a lot of 5Ks.
- Great.
- Great. What's your personal best?
- Uh, about 2K.
Okay. Um, well, look, have
you switched up your diet?
You know, tell me, what'd
you have for breakfast?
Breakfast was, um
Oh, some lovely drop scones
with a not-at-all-unreasonable
blueberry compote.
Scott, no. You should be
on 20 egg whites a day.
- I Twenty?
- Yes, for the protein.
Okay, look, just, um
Show me your technique.
Yeah. Um, so, uh
- Et cetera.
- Yeah, okay. Scott, um
Are you absolutely sure about this?
I mean, this is the Atlantic Ocean.
I know what you're thinking:
It's a bit of a dinky ocean.
Certainly, compared to the Pacific.
A coward's ocean, some might say.
But listen, I come from
a place of humility.
So let's start with the
Atlantic, see how we go.
It's 3,000 miles.
Best do it soon then. Huh?
The ice caps are melting.
There'll be more of it next
One oft forgotten catalyst
for US entry into the war was the
sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
The ship's sinking was a catastrophe
borne of a tragic deception.
Though ill-fated from the start,
countless warnings were ignored
that might have prevented
the peaceful journey
turning into a fatal disaster.
When we go in, do you want
me to do the haggling?
What? You-You don't need to come in.
[CHUCKLES] I'm not
gonna stay in the car.
- Honestly, I'm so good at it.
I think it's because I always
look like I might cry.
Makes people a bit nervous.
Do you know what though?
I'm actually having second
thoughts about the table.
- Really?
- Yeah.
I just think tables might be a bit
of a bubble, you know. A fad.
You know, I was worried about that too.
I don't want to be stuck in tables
when everyone else is in NFTs.
Are you sure?
- [NIKKI] Hmm.
- Can we just get chips on the pier?
Don't worry. It's only a table.
What are you getting so upset for?
I think the audiobook's
just getting to us.
They were just boys.
I thought it was just me.
Unbelievable save.
[JASON] Okay, guys. Straight back up.
Still a lot to play for.
5-nil is a very dangerous
lead in football, okay?
Look, they're tiring. Look at
them. They're knackered.
All that celebrating is
really taking its toll.
- [REFEREE] Can I have a word?
- Yes.
- You know we flipped a coin at kickoff?
- Yeah.
I'd like it back.
I've only got card.
Remember, we're double-squaring,
so feather-square during the recovery.
I wanna see square blades and drive.
Whoa. Yeah.
I'm not seeing square blades and drive.
I'm looking, but I'm not seeing.
Feather, square. Feather
- Oh, you're losing the boat.
- [GROANS] I know.
It's 'cause you're not focused.
Oh [STAMMERS] Hold on.
- No, it's gone.
- No, I can get it.
Look, this is the Atlantic Ocean.
The wind is 80 knots.
That oar is already in Portugal.
And don't even think
about swimming for it.
Yeah, well well,
I'm not gonna do that.
- Yeah, good.
- I can't swim.
I mean, I don't need to, do I?
'Cause I'm in the boat.
Can we go home now?
Have we done enough road trip stuff?
Yeah. I mean, it's not exactly been
the full Thelma and Louise
experience I was hoping for.
What? You wanted to become
fugitives and get chased by the police?
A bit.
Okay. Are you sure you
don't want to get this table?
It seems such a shame to come
all this way and not even look at it.
Are you not just even
like a little bit curious?
[STAMMERS] I'm happy
with the table I've got.
I don't need another one.
- Well, I just
- I just built it up a lot in my head.
What if it's not as good as I imagine?
What if it's better?
You don't know unless you try, do you?
In life, you tend to regret
the things you don't do,
not the things you do do.
I always say that.
- Okay.
- Princess
I don't think I can live
with myself if I don't.
And if I wait any longer,
the table could go.
You know, I have to say,
I'm getting really excited
to see this table.
[JASON] That's yours,
keeper! Look lively!
Unlucky, unlucky. Clearly.
[JASON] Okay, okay, okay.
Fantastic stuff, team. Honestly.
Look, 8-nil really,
really flatters them.
It doesn't reflect the
game at all, okay?
There were six lucky breakaways,
two offsides, all right?
Thanks for coming, mate.
Well done. Few good saves there.
Excuse me, you got any jump leads?
Van's got a flat battery.
I'm the director of strategic planning
for Haringey Council, mate.
[SIGHS] All right.
I'll have a quick look.
- Come on.
- Cheers, mate. Ta.
Sorry about that.
That wasn't great, was it?
- I loved it.
- Did ya, really?
- Yeah, I wasn't the worst.
[CHANTING] It's big, it's round.
It takes up half the ground.
- Jason's head, Jason's head!
- Okay. Yes.
- Good times. All right.
- [CHANTING] It's big, it's round.
- All right.
- It takes up half the ground.
Jason's head, Jason's head!
Head back. Keep your belly up.
- There you go.
- And kick with a straight leg.
[CHUCKLING] Yes. Yes. Come on. Yes.
Ye Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
- Okay, okay. You all right? You're okay.
You're okay. Whoa!
- Come back. Oh, there we go.
- Oh, I don't like it.
Let me pull you up. Okay.
You sure you don't want me to come in?
No, you can't.
It's fine. [CHUCKLES] I don't mind.
We need supplies.
- Huh?
- Well, you know, for the drive back.
It's meant to be a road trip, isn't it?
Oh, yeah. Okay, great.
- Okay, what do we want? Yes.
- What do we want?
- some Diet Coke.
- Uh-huh.
Um, Fanta, popcorn.
- Sweet and salty.
- Oh, some shelled pistachios.
- Okay.
- Yeah. Wet wipes.
All ri Hold on, hold on.
Let me write this down.
Okay. Shelled pistachios. Uh-huh.
Hi. I'm Princess. Hi.
Hi, I'm Princess.
Hi, I'm Prince
S-Sorry, who are you?
Is Kat here?
Kat Reid?
No, you just missed her.
She popped to the shop.
Do you know when she'll be back?
What time is it now? It's just
gone 3:00, and she left in 2018.
- So
- She left?
It's starting to look that way, yeah.
Although, to be fair, it is hard
to find things in that shop.
Oh, okay. Uh, bit of a long shot.
Do you have a charcuterie section?
We have ham.
So you're, uh, Shush's daughter?
[CHUCKLES] People called her Shush.
I think 'cause she talked a lot.
Do you know where she went?
No idea. Abroad, I heard. Maybe.
Can you tell me what she's like?
She's like the sun.
When she shines on you,
it's like Wow, you know?
You can't imagine it not being there.
Then one day, it's not, 'cause
it's not your turn anymore.
And it's off shining on someone else.
Well, sorry about that.
- I should go.
if you find her, um,
tell her her fish is dead.
It's not, but but tell her it is.
What happened?
I have to tell her you've
been looking for your mum.
No, don't, please.
- Princess, she's
- Please, Karen, not now.
[SIGHS] Right.
I got nearly everything you wanted.
[SIGHS] They didn't have any sprouted
flax seeds though. [CHUCKLES]
What's the matter?
Where's the table?
- It wasn't there. He already sold it.
What do you mean?
The market is so hot right now.
They come on and they just go, I think.
Can we go home?
He can't do that.
We've come all this way.
- What are you doing?
- Sorry, but it's not right.
Karen, do something.
- Like what?
- I don't know. Something.
- Something else!
Nikki! Nikki! Nikki!
[NIKKI] Excuse me.
Oh, God.
Nikki, I can explain.
- I am taking a table.
- What?
I am taking a table,
and there is a strong possibility
he's calling the police. Come on.
- What? What the
Time is a factor, Karen!
[PANTING] Look at her.
Can you not see she would
do anything for you?
You have to tell her.
She will understand.
I will. I promise. Just let me
do it in my own time, okay?
- [NIKKI] I didn't know
what style you liked, so I just
grabbed the first one I could find.
- [CHUCKLING] Nikki.
- Well, I left him 40 quid,
and some lip balm fell out my pocket.
I think he's getting a good
deal, if I'm honest.
We're gonna get caught.
Go. Go, Karen. Hurry up.
I know! I'm trying to
get my seat belt on!
- Hurry up!
- [KAREN] Oh, my God!
[AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR] Against all odds,
some did survive and returned home
It's good. Yeah.
I just tried to give it
a bit of character.
[NIKKI] Well, yeah. No, you have done.
Yeah, I li I like the way it
draws the eye, you know?
Even if you actively
try to look away, it's
I can do some of your stuff if you want.
- No. No, no, no.
- No. No.
No, you focus on your business.
- Okay.
- How much you asking for it?
- 120. 'Cause it's a one-off.
- Oh.
Yeah. I'll pay you back the
40 pounds once I sell it.
Otherwise, you could
just keep the table.
[GASPS] Oh [CHUCKLES] lovely.
a second explosion erupted
from within Lusitania's hull
- where the torpedo had struck.
The ship began to founder
much more rapidly.
You got Max down twice.
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