Pleasantview - Series 1 - Episode 02 - Desperate Times

3 days ago Don Lothario, husband of Dina and father of one year old Jack was sentenced to one month in prison for indecent acts in public.


Warden: Everybody up in 5 minutes. Work out clothes on! Get to it!

Warden: Peters, unfold your arms! Johnson, stand up straight. Lothario!
Don:
Yes sir?
Warden:
What are you wearing!?
Don:
Erm..
Warden:
Is your memory worse than a fleas!?
Don:
Erm..
Warden:
Do you not remember me telling you to wear work out clothes today?
Don:
No sir.
Warden:
Do I look like your mother?
Don:
No.
Warden:
That's because I'm not your mother. I am not here to constantly remind you of what needs to done! This is your third day here. By now you should of got used to things! You get up when we tell you to get up, you wear what we tell you to wear, you eat what we give you to eat, you even use the toilet when we tell you to use the toilet. Do you get me Lothario?
Don:
Yes sir.
Warden:
Then do it!
Don:
Yes sir.
Warden:
The rest of you come and get breakfast.

Eric: Hi, it's Don right?
Don:
Yeah that's me.
Eric:
I'm Eric. Don't worry about the Warden, he lightens up after a few days. Just likes to make sure you know he's in charge.
Don:
Oh right.
Eric:
Oh, this is Mike.
Don:
Hi Mike.
Mike:
Hi.

Mike: Hey, you've got a ring on your finger. Are you married?
Don:
Yeah.
Eric:
What's her name?
Don:
Dina.
Mike:
How did you get together?
Don:
I got her pregnant.
Eric:
Ouch! Unlucky dude.

Don: Dina? This is a nice surprise! What are you doing here?
Dina:
I'm pregnant.
Don:
Oh, wow. Congratulations!
Dina:
With you.
Don:
What!? How!?
Dina:
Well Don, your sperm met my egg and now we have a little baby growing inside me.
Don:
Yes, I know that much, but we were careful!
Dina:
We obviously weren't careful enough.
Don:
Are you sure it's mine?
Dina:
Yes! I'm not some dirty slapper Don. Your the only man I've been with for months.
Don:
I guess you better come in then.

Don: What do you want to do?
Dina:
Well, what do you want to do?
Don:
I don't know, I really don't know.
Dina:
Do you want the baby or not?
Don:
I don't think I'm ready to be a dad.
Dina:
I think you'd make an excellent dad, but this baby is going to need a proper family around it. We can't live in separate houses if we have it.
Don:
You want to move in?
Dina:
I want to get married!

Don: What!? I can't.
Dina:
Why not? Surely all the nights we've spent together meant something to you?
Don:
Yeah, they did, but, for starters this time two years ago I told Cassandra I wasn't ready for marriage yet. What will she think if I get married now only a year later!?
Dina:
Does it matter what she thinks!? We've got to think about the baby here! I'm having this baby, and I want that baby to have a father! Will you be it's father and my husband or not!?
Don:
Do I have a choice?
Dina:
Would you be able to live with yourself if you abandoned your child?
Don:
I'll take that as a no then.

Don: So we got married and 9 months later...

Don: I know I've not acted like it for the last nine months, but I'm really excited about this baby. I think I'm going to make an excellent Dad.
Dina:
I think you will too. Were going to struggle a bit for space and money at first but we'll manage.
Don:
Hey, that reminds, there's a surprise for you downstairs. Me and Nina have been busy with it all day when you've been in bed!
Dina:
Nina was here?
Don:
Yeah, she wanted to come up and see you, but you were fast asleep. Anyway, come and see it.
Dina:
Is it a cot?
Don:
Maybe, come and look...

Dina: Don, wait.
Don:
Come on, the surprise is in the kitchen.
Dina:
That'll have to wait.
Don:
Are you alright?
Dina:
I think the babies coming... Don, my waters have broke!
Don: Oh my god, oh my god! Stay calm!
Dina: I am calm!

Dina: Ow! This is really painful Don!
Don:
Push! Push!
Dina:
I'm trying!

Don: And then she had it.
Eric: What was the surprise?

Don: I chucked out my old exercise machine, hung a bit of wall paper and made him his own little space. We'll have to move the cot upstairs at night so we can look after him though. I know it's not really his own room, but it's something.
Dina:
It's beautiful.
Don:
Like our son then.

Dina: Don, I love you, you know?
Don:
I love you too Dina.
Dina:
I know. What should we call him?
Don:
I like the name Jack.
Dina:
Yeah, I like that too. Let's call him Jack.

Mike: You seem like a pretty happy family.
Eric:
Yeah, how did you end up in here?
Don:
Well, when they say some guys keep their brains in their trousers, it's true with me.

Dina: I don't know about you, but I am so tired. I just feel like conking out right now.
Don:
I was hoping we could... you know.
Dina:
Not tonight Don, I'm too tired. We can't do it in front of Jack either.
Don:
He won't remember it when he's older.
Dina:
It's just not right.
Don:
We haven't done it for months.
Dina:
It's just not the right time right now.
Don:
I need this.
Dina:
(Laughs) Can't you go and get a magazine or something?
Don:
It's not enough for me.

Dina: I'm sorry sweetie. Maybe tomorrow night.
Don:
Yeah whatever.
Dina:
Night.
Don:
Night love. Actually, I will nip out and buy that magazine.
Dina: Ok. Wake me up when you get in... if I'm not already up with Jack.
Don: Ok. See you soon.

Don: Evening.
Lady:
Hi. What brings you out this late?
Don:
Well, if you really want to know I've actually come to buy a porn mag.
Lady:
(Laughs). Not getting any at home, huh?
Don:
My wife's just had a baby so...
Lady:
Oh, your married?
Don:
Yeah, you?
Lady:
Look, if your looking for more than a magazine then I might be able to help you out.
Don:
What?
Lady:
£250 and I'll do what you want.
Don:
Oh... no, I don't think so. Sorry. It's not really my thing.
Lady:
Ok, your choice.
Don:
Nice talking to you.
Lady:
You too. Have fun with the magazine!
Don:
Wait. If I took your offer, where we would we do it?
Lady:
Just follow me...

Don: The toilets?
Lady:
No, there locked at night exactly for that reason.
Don:
So where?
Lady:
Just here.
Don:
In some alley way? What if were seen?
Lady:
If we are, it'll only be by people like you coming to buy dirty magazines... that's why I hang out here at this time of night.
Don
I don't know about this.
Lady:
Look, it's easy. I lift up my skirt and you unzip your zipper.
Don:
Erm.
Lady:
Do you want it or not? I'm sure there's plenty of other jerks around here who will and at the moment your just wasting my time.
Don:
Ok, I'll do it.
Lady:
£250 up front.
Don:
Right.

Don: Anyway, we got caught, and I was brought here.
Eric:
I can't believe you had sex in a alley, man!
Don:
Now that I look back on it, neither can I!
Officer:
Who left this food here?
Don:
I don't know sorry.
Officer:
Unbelievable. The government don't pay good money to produce hot meals for you, just so someone can get it and then leave it! Are you sure you didn't see who it was? Any of you?
Mike:
No sorry.
Eric:
Nope.
Officer:
Don?
Don:
No sir.
Officer:
Ok then, carry on.

Eric: Good one Don. No one snitches in here. Especially on Rex.
Don:
Rex?
Eric:
He's the guy sitting behind me... don't look! He's kind of in charge of us inmates. He likes to annoy the officers without them knowing it's him... and we all have a good laugh with him... most of the time.
Don:
Most of the time?
Eric:
Sometimes guys get on the wrong side of him, and they pay the price.
Don:
How?
Eric:
He killed the last guy with his bare hands. He's supposed to be getting transferred to a more secure prison, but that's been planned for ages. Some reckon he brought off the warden somehow.
Mike:
Then there's the fact that he get's his way with other guys in the showers.
Don:
What do you mean?
Eric:
Haven't you heard what desperate guys get up to in prison showers?
Don:
I can imagine.
Eric:
You better be extra careful. A good looking guy you you. He'll be dying to try you out.
Don: I am not going to be any man's sex toy!
Eric:
Good for you, but after a day of working out we'll all have to have a compulsory shower. Just make sure you don't give him a chance to do anything.
Don: How?
Eric: Stay where you can see him and his mates. Be in and out as quickly as possible, and do not, under any circumstances, be left in there with him alone!
Don: Wouldn't the officers help me?
Eric: Don, If a fight broke out now they'd sit back and watch. They don't care!
Warden:
Breakfast's over! Everybody out into the yard for a hard day of exercise!

Alexandra: Good morning mum, I've made you breakfast in bed.
Bella:
Oh, Alex that is so sweet of you. I'm glad your happy I'm back.
Alexandra:
I couldn't believe it when I came home from school and found you here.
Bella:
I know, we talked nearly all night, didn't we?
Alexandra:
Yeah, but you never told me where you went.
Bella:
It's a long story. Lets save it for another day, shall we?
Alexandra:
Yeah, ok. Where's Cassandra?
Bella:
She slept at Mary Sue's house.
Alexandra:
Why?
Bella:
I think she's just a bit shocked I'm back, that's all.
Alexandra:
Ok. Well I better go and get ready for school.
Bella:
Ok sweetie. Thanks again for breakfast.

Cassandra: I can't believe she just walked back into that house and started acting like she never went. Alex is doing exactly the same too. I'm thinking about telling him the truth.
Mary Sue:
Cassandra, for the first time in the last few years he's happy. I don't think you should ruin it for him.
Cassandra:
But he has to know why she went.
Mary Sue:
I think you should just wait a bit. Hopefully Bella is going to be strong enough to tell him herself. I know he'll keep asking her about it until she tells him anyway.
Cassandra:
I guess that's true.

Mary Sue: Oh, morning girls. Dustin.
Dustin:
Morning Miss Pleasant.
Mary Sue:
Did you the stay the night again?
Dustin:
Yes. I slept on the floor in Angela's room... of course.
Mary Sue:
If only if you were as good for your mother as you are for me. She phoned this morning worried sick about you... again! I told her you weren't here so now she's probably even more worried. You better get home.
Dustin:
Do I have to?
Mary Sue:
Yes. You must have school today, and the girls have got a lot to do anyway.
Angela:
We have?

Mary Sue: Yes, you need to finish packing, so we can see if there's anything else you need for university. Then we can nip into town and get it.
Lilith:
I thought we were broke.
Mary Sue:
Mortimer was very kind and left us some money.
Angela:
Wow, how much?
Mary Sue:
Never you mind!
Angela:
Is enough for us to go into private housing?
Mary Sue:
Your already booked into the dormitories, and it'll be too late to change. I'll pay for you to go into private housing next year if that's what you want.
Lilith:
I suppose it's better than never.

Warden: Right, I think that's enough for today. It's getting dark. Everyone go and get showers...

Warden: No, not you you Lothario.
Don:
What?
Warden:
You've not worked as hard as everyone else today.
Don:
I have.
Warden:
I want more from you so stay where you are.
Don:
Fine.
Eric:
Be quick about it... remember what I said.

Don: Why are you doing this to me? Look, I know your in charge. You don't have to do this to make me realise.
Warden:
Did I tell you to talk?
Don:
No.
Warden:
Alright, that's enough. Go and have a shower and back to your cell.
Don:
Yes sir.

Officer: There you are!
Don:
The warden made me do extras.
Officer:
Well hurry up and get showered.
Don:
Yes sir.

Officer: Is something wrong?
Don:
Will you be staying outside the door?
Officer:
What?
Don:
Keeping watch for fights.
Officer:
Are you planning on starting a fight in there Lothario?
Don:
No.. but..
Officer:
Get in there then!

Don: Leave me alone. I'm married. Get away from me! Get off me! Get off!

Later on...

Eric: There you are! I've been waiting for you. It went ok, right?
Don:
Yeah.
Eric:
Good man. Just another month worth of showers to survive.
Don:
Yeah.
Eric:
And if you behave yourself you'll probably be out even sooner, right?
Don:
Yeah.
Eric:
Night then.
Don:
Yeah... night.

Warden: Hey Lothario, do you want to make a phone call? Have you been crying?
Don:
No.
Warden:
Oh... alright. So, do you want to make one? It's visitors day tomorrow, so I thought you might like to invite someone.
Don:
Can I make two calls?
Warden:
One per day... this isn't a hotel.
Don:
Ok, I'll take it.
Warden:
Ok, follow me.

Warden: Don't worry, I won't listen. I've put a token on top for you. You usually have to earn them, but It's your first one so I decided to let you have it.
Don:
Oh right, thank you.
Warden: Don't get used to it.

Don: Hello, Cassandra?
Cassandra:
Don? I thought you were in prison.
Don:
I am. It's visitors day tomorrow, will you come?
Cassandra:
Don't you want Dina to come? It is your first week.
Don:
No, I want you to come (starts crying).
Cassandra:
Oh Don, don't cry.
Don:
Please come. I need your help.
Cassandra:
Don't worry. Stop crying. I'll be there.

Bella: Who was that calling at this time of night?
Cassandra:
What!?
Bella:
Who was on the phone?
Cassandra:
I don't think that's any of your business.
Bella:
I just want to catch up Cassandra. I want to know what your up to these days.
Cassandra:
It was Don, if you must know.
Bella:
I thought you were over, and I thought he was in prison.
Cassandra:
We are, and he is. He just wants me to visit him.
Bella:
Shouldn't it be Dina visiting him?
Cassandra:
That's what I said, but he seems really upset and said he needed my help.
Bella:
When are you going?
Cassandra:
Tomorrow morning.
Bella: Oh.
Cassandra: I'm off to Mary Sues now.
Bella:
Can't you just give me a chance? I'll be in my room, you'll be in yours. We don't even have to speak to each other if you don't want to.
Cassandra:
I can't live under the same roof as you after what you did to dad! I will not live here again until you move out!