Young Babylon (2024) s01e05 Episode Script

Episode 5

♪In a sudden instant♪
♪Dreams shattered and then recovered♪
♪Babylon's youth♪
♪Fearlessly living their lives♪
♪They keep moving forward♪
♪The noisy coastline in June♪
♪Reminds me of midsummer nights♪
♪The subtle emotions between you and me♪
♪No longer ordinary♪
♪Seasons come and go, steps never cease♪
♪Leaving behind evidence of existence♪
♪Watching time flow away♪
♪Anxiety gradually grows♪
♪Don't want to miss the scenery along the way♪
♪The scenery along the way,
evidence of existence♪
♪Dazzling you in my dreams♪
♪Are the source of my courage♪
♪The scenery in the air is amazing♪
♪Turn around to see the girl I miss♪
♪And the familiar nice wind♪
♪When this story reaches its conclusion♪
♪Perhaps it will be moving♪
=Young Babylon=
How did I offend you?
You've been following me repeatedly
and even wrote me a threatening letter.
And the letter says,
"Don't take what belongs to others".
What does that mean?
Do you remember when we first met
in the dormitory water room?
Have you talked to Director Ding
at the administration office?
If you want to study abroad,
you have to go through him.
I've talked to him.
He said I could take the exam,
but whether I can get in
depends on me.
There are so many spots in the factory.
It's not like only one of us can do that.
Why are you targeting me?
You are wrong.
The spots for us workers
are already very limited.
begged Ding Dezhong for a long time
and paid a great price,
and he agreed to give me a spot.
But just a few days ago,
he suddenly changed his mind,
saying that the spot was taken
by a cadre.
I checked,
and you're the only one
who's taking the exam this year.
The spots for workers are already limited,
why do you have to take it away from me?
Do you have no conscience?
But you're wrong.
I'm not the one who took your spot.
Who else could it be?
It's Ding Dezhong who has no conscience.
But no matter what, what you're doing
won't solve any problems.
Forget it.
Just go.
(Lounge, Security Department)
Lu Xiaolu, could you hurry up?
I'm waiting to work here.
Why are you rushing?
Why don't you fix it yourself?
Look at this, does it look easy to fix?
What is this? A rebellion?
If I could fix it myself,
why would I need to ask you?
Take a look. Does this look like
it was drawn by a child?
Why does it look like
it was from a fight?
Come here,
take a look.
Nail marks.
Why do I feel like
these were made by a woman?
Stop talking nonsense!
What's wrong, Director Ding?
Why are you so mad?
It's just a joke.
That joke isn't funny at all.
Ding Dezhong,
you deserve a tragic death.
If you don't uphold justice today,
I'll jump from here.
Don't tell anyone
you saw me today.
Remember my words.
My guess is so accurate?
=Episode 5=
=Smooth Cooperation=
What if she really jumps?
We need to save her.
We can't save her.
She directly blamed
Ding Dezhong.
There's an old saying that goes,
"The one who tied the bell should untie it."
Isn't that right, everyone?
Hey, Afang!
Calm down!
The factory leadership
will definitely resolve your issue.
You must believe, you must
She is accusing the factory leadership.
And you're still talking about leadership.
Do you know what it is?
You might as well just push her off.
- Shut up.
- Good for nothing.
Can you two stop talking for a moment?
Alright, everyone, be quiet.
Shut up.
Saving a life is the priority.
let's talk.
How old are you this year?
Oh, you're 24.
A 24-year-old
should stop being so stubborn.
You need to believe that
the factory will never mistreat you.
We will speak up for you.
The factory will never ruin your future
over such a small matter.
We will never allow anyone
to harm you,
regardless of their status.
This sounds like the right thing to say.
If anyone is
causing trouble in the factory,
I, Bi Zhigang,
will be the first to oppose it.
- Well said!
- Great!
I'll be the first one to stand up for you.
Quiet down.
What nonsense are you talking about?
- Quiet down.
- I didn't
Why are you defending her?
Mrs. Ding, please.
Don't say anything, okay?
Am I talking too much?
Security, maintain order.
Quickly, quickly.
Hey, Afang
Enough! Enough!
Hey, everyone, listen to me.
Who's causing trouble here?
It's her!
She's causing trouble,
accusing my husband here.
She is the troublemaker!
- I'm not causing trouble.
- You're slandering him!
I'm not slandering him!
I'm not!
Alright, alright.
You didn't slander, right?
Will anyone stand up to testify for you?
Who can testify for her?
I can.
Oh, how did he get up there?
Afang, calm down.
Why did you come up?
You step back.
If you come one step closer, I'll jump.
We can testify for you.
That day,
Wednesday night,
in the administrative office,
it was you, right?
I thought I was mistaken at the time,
but now I understand everything.
We really saw it.
We believe you.
We can definitely help you get justice.
You can trust us.
Come on, give me your hand.
Listen to me, all of you.
I, Lu Xiaolu, can testify that
Afang did not slander Ding Dezhong.
- Great!
- Bravo!
Stop yelling!
Stop it!
Why are you cheering?
Lu Xiaolu,
you're lying.
Do you know
she's lying?
She's lying!
Hey, enough, enough.
What are you all looking at?
There's nothing to see here.
It's time to work, not to waste time.
Go on, disperse.
Why are you shouting so loudly?
Um, I
I just wanted to know
if Afang is seriously injured.
She's fine.
I will stay with her.
And what about you?
Are you injured?
Is that your concern?
Go back to work now.
Whether I work or not doesn't matter.
What matters is that you don't get hurt.
I'm the one who's hurt.
Why are you everywhere?
What are you doing here?
Secretary Bi,
you're showing concern for everyone.
But why don't you show concern for me?
What is this?
Get off me!
Afang Afang fainted!
Quick, quick, quick!
(Fucheng People's Hospital
Collaborative Guidance Hospital)
You didn't see anything that day,
yet you came forward just now.
Because I knew that
even if I didn't come forward,
you would still jump out.
You still think you don't have enough
enemies in the factory?
Aren't you the same?
We are the same kind.
As for Ding Dezhong, that old scoundrel,
I've disliked him for a long time.
This is a good opportunity
to teach him a lesson.
But what about you?
Didn't you say
you were a selfish person?
Why are you getting involved in this?
But speaking of which,
it's quite miraculous.
Just a few days ago, we were discussing
how to catch the flasher,
and today
we're thinking of how to help her.
it's really miraculous.
The two of us were mortal enemies
a few days ago because of this matter,
and now we're allies.
Doctor, how is Afang?
It's nothing serious.
She'll be hospitalized for a few days.
Alright, then you go back first.
Don't worry.
I'll take care of her these days.
They say that
what goes around comes around,
but sometimes,
even heaven turns a blind eye.
Hey, the big hero is back.
Lu Xiaolu,
the hero who saved the beauty,
is back in the limelight.
But let me ask you,
are you really going to testify about
Ding Dezhong and Afang?
Of course.
What's wrong?
What's with all your looks?
Then let me ask you,
if the factory office
asks you to testify,
will you dare?
Let me ask you, Xiaolu,
if this goes to court,
will you dare to testify?
If the factory sides with Ding Dezhong
and fires you, what will you do?
What do I have to fear?
Come on, Xiaolu,
I think everyone's concerns are valid.
Ding Dezhong has been in the factory
for so many years,
he must have taken roots.
If you confront him like this,
will you still have a future here?
Li Guangnan,
why are you siding with him?
I'm not siding with him.
I'm definitely standing with Afang.
But if you go against Ding Dezhong,
Little Pouter
will be in a difficult position.
how do you see this?
this situation
has gotten deep.
Okay, wait a minute.
Lu Xiaolu,
your mom's calling.
Hello, Mom.
I went to the city labor union today
for something,
and you've made trouble again.
Come home right now.
She's angry?
I rushed home after you
told me to.
Come on.
Come here.
Do as your mom says.
Don't go against her.
Sign this.
Apology letter?
I, Lu Xiaolu,
at a critical moment
to save my factory colleague
Liu Fang's life,
had to falsely claim that
I saw Director Ding Dezhong
mistreating her.
Mom, what does this mean?
It's not a false claim.
Keep reading.
Do it. Keep reading.
Director Ding is a just person
who has always worked tirelessly
and selflessly
for the factory.
But in this sudden situation,
I resorted to this strategy to save a life
and told a white lie,
which unfairly damaged
Director Ding's reputation.
Director Ding, please forgive
Mom, what does this mean?
Let me say it again.
I didn't lie.
This is nonsense.
I can't sign this.
You talk tough.
This is to save your life.
If you offend Ding Dezhong
and he fires you,
what other factory
will dare to take you in?
Are you going to end up on the streets?
Even if I become a street beggar,
I won't apologize to Ding Dezhong.
You just go
be a street beggar.
Don't even call me your mom anymore.
I won't be involved in your affairs.
since I was young, you taught me
not to confuse right and wrong,
and to be truthful.
Isn't that right?
Was that
just a joke?
How can that be a joke?
Our family values have been
passed down for generations.
We must be
honest and trustworthy,
What does that mean?
Are you two trying to say
I'm an evil person?
I'm a villain to you, right?
I'll take responsibility
for my actions alone.
I won't sign this document.
You've grown up.
A man should seek justice,
and help the weak.
That's what my cousin should be like.
are you supporting me?
But there's a saying,
"Those who know
when to retreat are wise."
The mess in the factory won't be
resolved easily.
Even if you step up now,
it won't change anything.
Why are you talking like my dad?
Standing up now
can at least bring justice to Afang.
If I hide like a turtle,
how am I any different from
that scoundrel Ding Dezhong?
Lu Xiaolu,
you're so full of righteousness.
My uncle is a scoundrel.
Then what am I?
Why are you here?
I called her here.
Your mom was getting upset,
so I had no choice.
Have a seat.
Say it.
Say what?
Your cousin said you'd apologize to me
for yesterday's incident,
so I'm here.
Apologize for what?
For falsely accusing my uncle,
hitting my aunt,
and embarrassing me.
Little Pouter,
don't you know what kind of person
your uncle is?
I didn't accuse you of anything,
how could I have embarrassed you?
Lu Xiaolu, do you have to do this to me?
How did I offend you?
Just because my uncle is Ding Dezhong,
everyone hates me.
You all look down on me.
Don't say that.
You're you, and they're them.
I don't mix you up with them,
and I don't look down on you.
Lu Xiaolu,
listen to me.
Don't speak up for Afang anymore.
You have no proof.
Go apologize to my uncle and aunt first.
Then I'll try to help you explain.
If they still won't let you off,
I'll throw a tantrum and cause a scene.
I'm going to cry and make a scene.
Lu Xiaolu,
I'm doing this for your own good.
If you don't apologize,
you'll be fired.
I don't want that for you.
I know you mean well,
but today I need
to make it clear to you that
even if I'm fired,
I won't compromise on this matter.
Lu Xiaolu!
You stubborn Lu Xiaolu!
Director Ding.
What are you doing here?
I came to see
how Auntie is doing.
A small gift.
She's doing well.
But I'm not.
It seems she misunderstood anyway.
Sit down.
I heard you made a great effort that day
when Afang lost control,
saying comforting words
to prevent a disaster.
It was the least I could do.
But my promise to speak up for her
was conditional. She had to be
telling the truth.
If she was spreading rumors
and harming others,
that would not be acceptable.
So, do you think
what she said was true?
Everyone knows that
Afang was not in her right mind.
She was talking nonsense.
She's crazy?
Very delusional.
Everybody thinks so.
That's the only possibility.
That's right!
But that Lu Xiaolu
was just fanning the flames.
I have never offended Zhao Lizhen.
Why does her son always
have a problem with me?
Lu Xiaolu isn't crazy.
He's just an evil person. You know?
He spreads rumors with sinister intentions.
- Exactly.
- We need to deal with him.
should I do from now on?
Mental illness is serious.
We can't make baseless claims.
We need proof.
Dr. Bai can provide a medical certificate.
Bai Lan is
quite educated,
but she has trouble
distinguishing right from wrong.
Uncle Ding,
trust me,
if you agree,
let me handle this.
Can you handle it?
We have a close relationship.
Good for you, boy.
You could even handle that ice queen.
You're promising.
My dad is my role model.
Yes, indeed.
How do you plan to handle her?
If you can't bear the pain,
you can take one
of these painkillers,
but no more than three a day.
Dr. Bai,
I'm sorry
for how I treated you before.
It's okay.
That's in the past.
Two years ago,
I passed the exam,
but Ding Dezhong gave the quota
to the son of the beverage
department director,
blocking my chance.
Last year,
when I passed again,
he said there were no quotas left
in the factory.
Later, I found out
the quota went to the son
of the finance department director.
One day, he came to me
and asked if I still wanted
to take the exam this year.
I said yes.
He said
passing exams on paper was useless.
I'd never succeed that way.
If I wanted to succeed,
I had to satisfy him first.
I repeatedly refused him,
but he persisted.
Eventually, I discovered that
this year's quota
went to another cadre's child.
I confronted him,
but he warned me to stay out of it.
I didn't dare offend him.
I thought about it many times.
And I only heard that
you were the one
who would take the exam.
So I thought the connected person
was you.
I had no choice.
I didn't know what to do,
so I ended up doing that foolish thing.
Alright, Afang,
don't be afraid.
These people who bully you
aren't as powerful as they seem.
Fight back,
and who knows who will come out on top?
If you dared to dress up
as a pervert to threaten me,
why be afraid of an old man?
She was fine when I was here just now,
but she's crying when she sees you.
Why are you here?
Xiaolu came to take care of me.
And he brought me
these books from the library.
Oh, you are all here.
I'm here
on behalf of the factory to visit you.
You need to rest
and not think about anything right now.
If you need anything, just let me know.
I'll do my best to help you.
Bai Lan,
come with me for a moment.
I have something to discuss with you.
Just say it here.
We shouldn't disturb her rest.
Let's talk outside.
A certificate of mental illness?
this matter has escalated too much.
It's the best solution
and a way to protect Afang.
You know that
after the factory leadership
found out about this,
they were very angry
and wanted to fire her directly.
So, I think
if we issue her
a mental illness certificate,
it proves she's crazy.
Crazy people can talk without
consequences, right?
if she has this illness,
the factory will have to support her.
Isn't that protection?
You're truly a responsible cadre.
It's my duty.
I'm just a small factory doctor.
I don't have the authority to issue
a mental illness certificate.
That's okay.
You just need to issue it
on behalf of the factory clinic.
I'll handle the rest.
What if I don't issue it?
Is there a problem?
If the factory can't even protect
a sober worker,
how can they protect a crazy one?
I didn't want to tell you this,
but since you insist,
I'll relay Director Ding's words to you.
You can consider them.
Director Ding said that
Bai Lan is an outstanding female comrade,
but she has some issues with
how she handles things.
Like before, when she clashed
with superiors in school
and even physically assaulted someone,
which led to disciplinary action
and her transfer to our small place.
If she still can't
adapt here,
then let her go.
She deserves freedom.
We shouldn't stand in her way.
I'll translate this for you.
It means
if I don't issue
the mental illness certificate,
then I'll be fired.
This isn't what I want.
I'm doing this for your own good,
to make you understand the seriousness
of this matter.
The factory still
hasn't come to a conclusion.
Could they be trying to protect
Ding Dezhong?
How come I heard that
Afang just couldn't
pass the exam herself,
deliberately trying to smear
Ding Dezhong's reputation?
Rumors are just rumors.
You think you are
some kind of an informer?
After so many years, everyone knows
Ding Dezhong's character.
Even when going out for a meal,
he always finds chances
to touch the hands of the waitresses.
His wife has beaten him up
many times for that.
How will the factory handle this matter?
Police investigation
also requires evidence.
Based on
just Xiaolu's words,
I suspect this matter will be swept
under the rug.
It shouldn't be like this.
It's so unfair to Afang.
Normally, you're as timid as a kitten.
Never thought
you could stand up for justice.
Thank you.
Today's braised pig trotters are all yours.
Thank you, Xiaoying.
Hey, Xiaolu,
what do you think?
As long as you say the word,
I'll be the first
to take care of Ding Dezhong.
You're just a young girl.
Stop pretending to be tough!
I was just saying.
- Are you full?
- Yes, I'm full.
- Yes, Master.
- Yes, I'm full.
Time for you to go home.
Alright, Master.
Thank you, Master.
- Alright.
- Bye, Master.
- The pig trotters
- Hey, Xiaolu.
Take them, take them.
They're really delicious.
Just a little left.
Put it down!
Didn't you say one cup?
Just this little bit.
We will
Come on, Master.
what do you think about
Ding Dezhong's matter?
What can I think?
We have so many hammers and tools
in the maintenance department.
I don't believe we can't crush
one or two pests.
Looks like
I didn't misjudge you, you rascal!
When encountering injustice,
draw your sword to help,
whether it's in hell
or in heaven,
we'll smash them to pieces.
let me tell you,
you're like a good piece of material,
good steel.
You have to take yourself seriously,
Good steel
should be used for cutting.
When facing a problem,
don't rush.
Haste makes waste
and can sometimes hurt yourself.
What do you mean?
Are we just going
to stand by and do nothing?
Since when did you become a coward?
Where's that spirited attitude you had
when you were young?
I passed it all to you!
I'm telling you,
Afang is too weak.
If Ding Dezhong dares to do that to me,
I'll grab a knife and stab him.
Look at you.
Like you would really stab him.
Why not?
Xiaoying is right.
Why can't she stab him?
Hey, I'm telling you
You two
Master, I'll take my leave.
- No, wait
- He just left like that?
I hope you understood what I said.
(Gongyuan Golden Peacock Food Factory)
This is the certificate you wanted.
Why did you
If you had done this earlier,
we wouldn't have had to argue last time.
I carefully considered what you said,
and you're right.
I don't want trouble.
But I'm just a mere factory doctor.
This can only be a reference,
not legal evidence.
This step is crucial.
With this certificate,
I can hand over the rest
to a doctor at the hospital.
You're that capable?
It's not that impressive.
This is a small matter
that's within my ability.
So, tomorrow.
Tomorrow, I'll take care of it.
I hope I can be of help.
Have some tea.
That's enough already.
I've really been wronged.
Look, I have the diagnosis certificate
from the factory here.
She's a psychiatric patient
with delusions.
Why should I look at it?
Do I not know
what kind of person you are?
You have to look at it.
There's the red stamp from our factory.
Alright, come on.
Swear to heavens.
Repeat after me.
From now on,
I won't talk to young female workers
in the factory.
Can you make sense?
How can I work in the future?
What work?
It's not allowed.
Alright, alright. I swear, I swear.
Can I stand up?
My legs are about to break.
Just keep your knees on the ground.
What's that sound?
Someone's knocking on the door?
It's all my fault!
Please spare me!
I admit that I did it!
Afang, I'm sorry.
Please spare me.
you reported Ding Dezhong
for harassing you
and mistreating you.
The factory is conducting
a serious investigation.
Don't worry,
as long as we have solid evidence,
we will handle him seriously.
(Report Letter)
This is a joint letter
from some factory workers
reflecting all of Ding Dezhong's issues.
So the factory has decided to
deduct his bonus for three months,
issue a severe warning,
and publish a punishment notice
throughout the factory.
Does hearing this
make you feel better?
if you have any demands,
Afang, feel free to speak up.
As long as it's within my capabilities,
I will grant you it.
Director asked you a question. You
Afang, don't be afraid.
If you have any demands, tell Director Liu.
I heard you want to study at night school
to get a diploma.
That's a good thing.
It shows a positive pursuit.
As long as you pass the exam,
the factory will not only provide you
with a recommendation letter
but also apply for paid study leave for you.
How about that?
I want to resign.
I don't want anything.
I just want to leave here completely.
I agree.
I'm still in this position now,
and I will fulfill your wish.
But if I'm not in this position one day,
others may not value your matter as much.
Hey, Director, what do you mean by this?
Times have changed,
and I also want
to explore the world outside.
You can go back now.
Time to say goodbye.
You'll be in an unfamiliar environment,
don't let yourself be bullied again.
If you're bullied,
fight back.
Never swallow your pride.
you must become strong
so others won't dare to bully you.
Dr. Bai,
Xiaolu, I can't imagine
what I would have become
without you.
Maybe I would have silently endured
and buried these dirty things inside.
Maybe I would have
given up all my dignity
and never held my head up here.
Or maybe
that day on the rooftop,
I would have jumped.
Those are all in the past.
Every day from now on
is a brand new day.
That's right,
even if you're bullied, don't be afraid.
Just give me a call,
and I'll go beat them up.
The bus's here.
- Let's go.
- Let's go.
I'll remember.
You two are my lifelong friends.
Until we meet again.
Don't break your promises.
Take care.
Afang said
we're her lifelong friends.
So, that also
makes us lifelong friends.
Instead of an enemy,
you want to be my friend now?
(Fucheng Gongyuan Golden Peacock
Food Factory)
The day Afang had trouble,
my mom asked me to go home
and asked me a question.
What question?
She asked why I rushed forward
in Afang's matter and
if it was because of your influence.
What did you say?
I said no at the time,
but now I think
Are you blaming me
for leading you astray?
Actually, if it weren't for you,
I really don't know
if I would have given up at some point.
Maybe when my mom made me sign
a letter of apology
or when my cousin
made me apologize to Little Pouter.
Or it could have been when I saw you
almost getting hurt
by that ballbuster.
But every time I realize there's
a crazy woman like you by my side
who can charge with me together,
I think,
who cares what others think?
So, in that case,
we're quite like-minded.
do you want to consider
being friends with me?
You have so many thoughts,
and you do things without considering
the consequences.
I'll have to think about it carefully.
Together, we'd be unstoppable.
It would be a shame if we couldn't be
lifelong friends, wouldn't it?
♪Should I give up♪
♪Admit defeat, not care anymore?♪
Bai Lan!
I wish us a smooth cooperation.
♪Perhaps these
are all my stubborn mistakes♪
♪Unintentionally, I intruded♪
♪Chose, embraced♪
♪Without hesitation, protecting♪
♪Believing, indulging♪
♪No one tells me how to proceed
on the unknown path♪
♪Should I shrink back or push through?♪
♪In summer's carefree delight
and scorching hot♪
♪The passionate me, surging wildly,
indifferent to the outcome♪
♪On the colorful path,
I imagine those summer fireworks♪
♪I am the naive hero of youth♪
♪Life fools me, deceives me, troubles me♪
♪Should I give up, admit defeat,
not care anymore?♪
♪Various things before me seem wrong♪
♪Perhaps these are all my stubborn mistakes♪
♪Unintentionally, I intruded, chose, embraced♪
♪Without hesitation,
protecting, believing, indulging♪
♪No one tells me
how to proceed on the unknown path♪
♪Should I shrink back or push through?♪
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