Young Babylon (2024) s01e10 Episode Script

Episode 10

♪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=
(Skate Land)
I'm right here!
Come on!
Get on!
Try throwing one more!
Don't come over here.
Don't come over.
This is bad!
Lu Dajiang has killed someone!
Call the police!
Call the police! Hurry!
Come on!
You're done for.
- Dajiang, the police are here.
- Dajiang.
- Let's go. Hurry.
- Let's get out of here.
Hurry up, move.
Are you alright?
Go. You go.
Let's go together.
My mom says
it can protect you.
Pig Teeth.
=Episode 10=
=Don't Want to Say Goodbye=
Impressive, Lu Dajiang.
Even with a limp, you run so fast.
You're killing me.
Keep it up, huh?
Keep clashing with the factory.
I'm telling you.
You've killed a man.
You're done for!
I've been a hero all my life.
Never thought I'd die at the hands
of a bug like you.
You sent my son
to the mental institution.
Do you think
I'd let you get away with it?
Keep running.
How is it?
Did he break a bone?
It doesn't look good.
He needs to go to the hospital right now.
No way.
Going to the hospital now
would be walking into a trap.
But he's bleeding too much.
He needs to take care of it right away.
I'm fine. I won't die.
Stay here.
I'll go to the infirmary.
- What for?
- I'm getting medical supplies.
Tell me what you need.
Can't you be rational?
I can't watch my cousin go to jail.
Wait for me.
Lu Xiaolu!
Wait for me to come back!
Sooner or later, you'll get caught.
You'll end up in jail.
You might as well turn yourself in now.
You might get a lighter sentence.
If it were you, what would you choose?
I would never be as stupid as you
and end up like this.
Even if I had to die in the wilderness,
I wouldn't go to jail.
At worst, I'll go to Hong Kong
and never come back.
What about Xiaolu?
What will happen to him?
That's between me and him.
It's none of your business.
Xiaolu's business is my business.
He's so young, so talented.
He has a bright future.
I can't let you ruin him.
I'm back, Dajiang.
Bai Lan!
- Let's go.
- Wu.
- Thank you.
- That's it.
I'll keep you posted if anything happens.
- Wu.
- Okay.
I heard you've been
looking for me everywhere.
Lu Dajiang.
No need to bother.
I've come myself.
(Sealed by Gongyuan Golden Peacock
Food Factory Executive Office)
don't be sad.
If something really happens to Dajiang,
we'll seek justice together.
What justice is there to speak of?
Wait a minute.
I have a letter for you.
I thought about it for a long time,
and I shouldn't keep it from you.
Here, take it.
It's not my fault.
Bai Lan didn't want it.
Dear Xiaolu,
I'm sorry.
This is the most important
and the hardest decision
of my life so far.
But in your eyes,
it might seem the most selfish one.
I've been lucky to meet you
during my days in Fucheng.
Thank you for everything
you've brought to me.
You've lit up my dreams.
Everyone dreams.
What's in your dream?
Do I appear in it?
Of course,
you are
in my dreams too.
But there's a slight difference.
In my dream,
we're not under the chimneys
of the food factory,
but by the Huangpu River.
Fucheng is your hometown.
You love this place.
You're attached to it.
I'm even a bit jealous
that you have a place to miss
and long for.
But I haven't found
such a place worth staying for myself.
So, I must keep moving.
I didn't come to Fucheng for you.
I came here to leave.
That was my plan
from the day I arrived.
Please forgive me
for not being able to change my dream
and my steadfast path for you.
are you alright?
Don't be like this.
I know it's hard for you.
What exactly happened that night?
How did my cousin get taken away?
I'm sorry.
Why couldn't you
wait for me to come back?
You went to work as a translator
at the Second Light Industry Bureau
just to get a sponsored position, right?
You've always wanted to leave Fucheng,
but you kept it from me.
I wish you all the best
and a bright future.
pass me the file.
you forgot
that Xiaolu hasn't been here
for several days.
Mr. Ding,
what brings you here?
Where's Lu Xiaolu?
your head is wounded,
yet you're still looking for trouble.
Lu Xiaolu and his cousin gathered a crowd
to beat people.
If I see him,
I'll kick him out right away.
Don't scare me.
Whether my apprentice stays or goes
is up to me.
What you said
is just nonsense.
What are you doing?
A bunch of savages.
I won't stoop to your level.
Master, this
Look at him.
Dajiang is so capable,
yet he ended up in prison.
Xiaolu must be really upset.
Get to work.
You're finally back.
Uncle's situation is troublesome.
Right, Juan.
Do me a favor.
Give this to Xiaolu for me.
You're asking for my help?
What is it?
A joke book?
After Lu Dajiang's incident,
Xiaolu has been feeling quite down.
I was thinking about
how to cheer him up.
No, I
I never thought
you'd do something so childish.
I think it's pretty good.
Very childish.
Why don't you give it to him yourself?
I don't want to see him.
And I wouldn't know what to say if I did.
Alright then.
By the way,
can you cook?
A little.
Then teach me how to cook.
What do you want to learn?
Fishball soup.
Fishball soup?
something with beef.
There's a lot of seafood here.
So what should we make?
How about clam soup?
It moistens and cools.
These are razor clams, not clams.
Alright, let's go.
Thank you for agreeing to teach me.
This one isn't sweet.
This kind is sweet.
You don't have to thank me.
My uncle and aunt
treated you badly before
and even sent you down
to the boiler room.
You should hate me.
That way, I'd feel more at ease.
Didn't you hate me before too?
We're even now.
I disliked you before
because I liked Lu Xiaolu.
So, you don't like him now?
I just think he's actually
not that handsome.
He's childish and self-centered,
and he always does
weird things.
That's annoying.
I think there must be someone else
in this world worth liking.
Someone else?
Like Li Guangnan?
I didn't say him.
Actually, Xiaolu's mom
and Xiaoying are both pretty good cooks.
Why don't you ask them for help?
I just want to make something
for him myself.
Ah, of course.
If I were you,
and the person I like was in such a state,
I wouldn't be able to leave in peace.
This one is Chinese style.
Mine is Western style.
This one has three dishes and one soup,
with a full range of flavors.
Mine has a nutritionally balanced mix
of meat and vegetables.
These are all Xiaolu's favorite dishes.
I deliver them to him every day,
and he always eats them all up.
When have I ever eaten all of it?
He He definitely doesn't always
eat it all up, right?
Sometimes when he leaves a bit,
I help him finish a couple of bites,
right, Xiaolu?
Hey, please
don't bring me food again.
Don't come to see me anymore.
I'm fine at home,
eating well and sleeping well.
Stop worrying unnecessarily.
Then why aren't you coming to work?
Yeah, everyone is worried about you.
Is it because of Dajiang?
And Bai Lan.
Hey, Xiaoying.
Alright, stop worrying unnecessarily.
I just want to be alone at home for a bit.
I'll be back in a few days.
Don't worry.
Then come back soon.
We're waiting for you.
Let us know if you need anything.
Well, we're leaving then.
Let's go. I'll see you out.
- Remember to eat.
- Have your meals.
- Eat mine.
- You guys focus on work.
Stop coming to see me.
Don't worry.
Having known Xiaolu for so many years,
always bustling and bustling,
I've never seen him this quiet.
Right. He says he's fine,
but he's lost a lot of weight.
It's your fault.
What are you doing here
with your lousy cooking skills?
If it weren't for you,
Xiaolu would have eaten mine long ago.
What do you mean?
Is it only you
who can care about Xiaolu?
You're hanging on to Li Guangnan
and still care about Xiaolu.
Aren't you ashamed?
What? Come on.
I don't need to explain to you.
She's crazy!
Don't get angry. Don't get angry.
Maybe he just wasn't feeling well today.
But I gave him his favorite dishes.
Is your information wrong?
It can't be.
Think about it.
Eating the same thing for months,
he must get tired of it,
Isn't he coming back in a few days?
You have a couple of days
to think about the recipes, right?
(Safe and Civilized Community)
That makes sense.
What should I add then?
Roast chicken with crispy skin.
No, that won't do.
Fried pork with vinegar.
Oh wait, he likes sweet things.
Still thinking about your cousin, huh?
Ever since I was little,
I've always thought my cousin
was the most incredible person
in the world.
As long as I was behind him,
nobody dared to bully me.
he wasn't well-educated,
not particularly handsome,
and sometimes not the sharpest,
in my heart,
he has always been a hero.
So what?
Now your cousin isn't a hero?
When heroes defeat villains,
shouldn't they have a happy ending?
My cousin caught the stalker
and gave Li Guangnan a spot
to sell milk tea.
He did so many good things.
Why did it end up like this?
Was he wrong in the first place?
have you ever thought
about why your cousin gave you this coat?
He said I looked like Boss Ma in it
and that it could help me win Bai Lan.
Did Boss Ma have a happy ending?
Even so,
aren't there still many people
who want to be like Boss Ma?
Aren't there countless heroes?
Time for dinner.
Stop chatting. Let's eat.
Mom, Dad,
I need to go somewhere.
(Billing of Hospitalization)
is there a patient named Zhao Dabao here?
The one with the head injury?
Yes, right.
Oh, the room at the end of the hallway.
Thank you.
(Neurosurgery, Ward 18)
are you related to Zhao Dabao?
Who are you?
I'm Lu Xiaolu.
Lu Dajiang is my cousin.
I came to check on Zhao Dabao for him.
Get out!
Get out!
Get out of here!
All of the Lus are murderers!
I'm sorry.
You're sorry?
My son is only 20.
His head was smashed by you guys.
Now he can't even hear.
What will he do in the future?
You all are murderers!
- Mrs. Zhao
- Murderer!
What are you doing here?
I heard from the nurse
you've been staying with him.
You even helped find the ward.
I'm a doctor, after all.
I can take care of him better than others.
- I'm sorry.
- Thank you.
You don't need to thank me.
It was your cousin
who asked me to do this before he left.
He's a good person.
You don't need to apologize.
I was too impulsive that day.
And I know
you meant well for my cousin.
I also know
you have your pursuits.
Though, I
Let's not talk about this now.
When did we become
so formal with each other?
So, how about you?
How have you been recently?
I'm doing quite well.
Everyone's been really nice to me.
Li Guangnan helped me take leave.
Big Feet helped me with my work.
Xiaoying sometimes brings me meals.
But Little Pouter
She's been acting strange.
What's wrong with her?
She used to be a little princess
who couldn't cook.
Suddenly, she's cooking for me,
bringing me burnt steak
or undercooked vegetables.
Do you think she's doing it on purpose
and trying to give me diarrhea?
Oh, and also,
she keeps cutting
jokes from magazines out for me.
But those jokes
Aren't they funny?
They're from the Reader's Digest.
Do you think those are funny?
They're worse than the jokes
my high school principal used to tell.
If I have that much spare time,
I might as well
go back to the repair class
and listen to Mr. Niu tell me jokes.
Now that's fun.
What's wrong?
Are you upset?
You're Lu Xiaolu,
and you're Bai Lan?
Why is it always you two?
Come with us then.
On the night of the fight
at the skating rink,
where were you?
I was in the food factory's infirmary.
Who were you with?
By myself.
Can anyone vouch for that?
What's the matter, officer?
Be serious.
Ding Dezhong
from your factory reported
that someone attacked him that night.
(Severe Punishment to Resistors)
According to his clues,
the suspect who attacked him
is between you and Bai Lan.
That night I indeed
was at the food factory.
Dr. Tian went home
to celebrate his wife's birthday.
He asked me to cover his shift.
That's all?
After 10:30 pm,
I went out.
Where did you go?
Near the skating rink.
What were you doing there?
Here's the thing.
Ding Dezhong
had a grudge against my cousin.
We heard
that the infirmary
received a notice from the factory
that someone must be on duty that night.
We were worried something might happen
at the skating rink,
so we tried to go and stop it.
But we were too late.
When we arrived,
we saw Ding Dezhong attacking my cousin
with an electric baton.
So you grabbed a stick
and hit Ding Dezhong first, right?
I was the one who hit him.
You hit him?
But it was self-defense.
You don't believe me?
If you don't believe me,
you can check my record.
When I graduated from college,
I got in trouble for assault.
Just ten minutes ago,
Lu Xiaolu just admitted
he was the one
who attacked Ding Dezhong.
Young man,
you need to think this through.
Crimes can't be admitted to carelessly.
Once you're charged,
you'll be fired from the factory.
I know that.
If it wasn't me, I wouldn't admit it.
Everyone should be responsible
for their own actions.
This has nothing to do with Bai Lan.
Let her go.
From the motives and capabilities,
Lu Xiaolu's suspicion
is indeed much greater than yours.
Comrade Bai Lan,
think about it again.
If you have no objections
to Lu Xiaolu's confession,
you can sign here.
But officer,
isn't this supposed to be about evidence?
How can you calculate probabilities?
You're educating me now?
Since you're a college graduate,
you should know the consequences
of fighting and injuring someone.
If it's serious, you could end up in jail.
It's precisely because
I know the consequences
that I can't wrongfully
accuse a good person.
But every word I say is the truth.
I've handled many cases,
but this is the first time
I've seen someone
eager to confess to a crime.
Then you both better think it over again.
When you figure it out,
we'll release one of you.
This girl is really tough.
She didn't eat a thing we sent in.
Not a bite
all day.
Good for you.
Director Bi,
I really didn't expect you to show up.
We haven't known each other long,
I really admire you.
When I saw you,
I felt an immediate connection.
You're particularly like my
Do I really look that old?
I think I'd better
ask the questions clearly
before I start eating.
Why exactly are you helping me?
You want the truth, right?
Alright, I'll be straightforward.
It's strange,
but I can't stand to see you get wronged.
I felt like I should come over.
You need someone to protect you,
and to believe in you.
What if I told you
you believed the wrong person,
and the one who hit him was indeed me,
not someone else?
To me,
that doesn't matter.
This seafood porridge
is a dish from our hometown.
With some ginger,
it removes the fishiness
and warms the body.
Have some.
I didn't specifically
invite you here.
I've been
having dinner here lately.
couldn't find anyone to talk to
about my feelings.
I'm sick
of those official receptions.
My son has grown up,
and he always avoids me.
His mother
don't have anything in common anymore.
Now we're going through a divorce.
It's been a while.
Enough about that.
I just think you're particularly
like the outstanding female classmates
I had in college.
elegant, and graceful.
You have a real personality.
Honestly, meeting you makes me
feel like
my life was reignited,
full of energy.
Bai Lan,
I really hope
you could be the one to have dinner
with me in the future.
With just one word from me,
this sponsored position
is yours.
You mean
I have to sleep with you.
Don't make it sound so unpleasant.
I also really like Shanghai.
I could go to Shanghai to see you.
We could walk on the Bund together
and eat at the Peace Hotel.
None of that matters.
What's important is
I can protect you
and your friend.
How would you protect us?
If you agree,
your friend
can walk out of the police station
safe and sound tomorrow.
(Good Cat Restaurant)
I just had a shower.
No, you just came out of the station.
You gotta wash off properly.
Otherwise, bad luck will stick to you.
Careful, careful.
Here comes the brasier.
Come on, jump over it.
Isn't that a bit too much?
- Hurry.
- Can't skip the ritual.
- Jump over.
- Jump.
Let's go, come on.
Come on, let's have one. Come on.
- Cheers.
- Come on.
- Cheers.
- Congratulations.
Tell us.
What did you say to them?
How did they let you out?
I don't know what happened.
Suddenly, they just dropped it.
Could it be
someone changed his mind?
Ding Dezhong isn't that kind-hearted.
Little Pouter.
You just called your uncle
by his full name.
Are you guys crazy?
No, no.
Could it be
Bai Lan took all the blame
on herself?
Right, where is Bai Lan?
I'm here.
Hey, Bai Lan.
Come here.
Come and sit by me.
Come on.
Let's have a toast.
To celebrate our exoneration.
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
I should thank you.
You saved my cousin.
What's there to thank for?
Anyway, it was me who hit him.
I'll toast to everyone.
Actually, I came today
to say goodbye.
I'm planning to leave the food factory.
What do you mean?
Attention, all factory workers.
Due to provocation
and intentional injury,
with multiple charges combined,
the former worker Lu Dajiang
was sentenced to five years
in prison.
Justice is extensive and meticulous,
and it spares no one.
Let this serve as a reminder to all staff
and officials in our factory.
Take this as a warning.
Those who play with fire
will eventually get burned.
Lu Xiaolu, a worker at the repair class,
has not only been absent multiple times,
violating factory regulations,
but has also been involved
in Lu Dajiang's illegal activities.
Wasn't Xiaolu caught
along with Bai Lan?
How come only Xiaolu is being punished?
Bai Lan is unscathed.
She's not demoted but promoted.
What does that mean?
As for the sponsored position,
the entire Second Light Industry Bureau
only has one slot per year.
And a fine of 200 yuan
What does this tell us?
It shows Dr. Bai has her tactics.
What kind of brilliant tactics could it be?
Xiaolu was so good to her,
yet she climbed up by stepping on him.
How can Xiaolu
help her to go to Shanghai?
It might not be that simple.
Let's not talk about it anymore.
We'd better go.
Let's go.
Let's go.
This kid
He's so mad.
Such a loyal friend.
♪Will I miss the beat♪
♪Will I disturb this tenderness♪
♪Pretending not to care is fake♪
♪In this, I have a talent♪
♪You and I walk side by side, far apart♪
♪Truth is hidden in my pretentious words♪
♪The seagulls have come♪
♪Flapping their wings,
laughing at my confusion♪
♪A life unchanged♪
♪No waves, no crests♪
♪Then this day suddenly appears♪
♪With clear outlines♪
♪And I panic♪
♪As if possessed♪
♪Examining my life♪
♪Seems I've dodged too much♪
♪So please don't leave me alone♪
♪Sad and cold♪
♪I think everybody knows, but you♪
♪Being with you is my happiness♪
♪I look forward to your attention♪
♪Counting every memory♪
♪Joy always accompanies pain♪
♪So let me shout it out♪
♪I think I'll make you proud♪
♪Nobody tell me what to do♪
♪My life is not a boring loop♪
♪This time I'm not joking♪
♪The taste of hitting rock bottom♪
♪From now on, following your steps♪
♪Solving the question in my heart♪
♪A life unchanged♪
♪No waves, no crests♪
♪Then this day suddenly appears♪
♪With clear outlines♪
♪And I panic♪
♪As if possessed♪
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