Pleasantview - Series 4 - Episode 31 - Mayor Bachelor

Jack: Just please let me see her Mary-Sue. I have rights!
Mary-Sue:
Not when the mother doesn't want you to see her you don't. You can't get my daughter pregnant, abandon her and then show up nine months down the line expecting to see your child! I've told you so many times already Jack, you have to stay away from here!
Jack:
She's my daughter. I have a right to see her!
Mary-Sue:
Jack, I'm really getting tired of you, I don't have time for this every morning, not any more. I'm going to be a very busy woman from now on.
Jack:
I know... and well done on winning the election, but I'm not going to give up until you let me see her. She's my flesh and blood! Why can't you just let me meet my daughter!?
Mary-Sue:
Because my grand daughter deserves to be brought up in a loving family, which you're not going to be a part of. Just stay away from us.

Jack: You can't stop me seeing her. If I have to take this to court I will do.
Mary-Sue:
Jack, you're an student with a mound of debt. You can't afford to take this to court.
Jack:
I'll find a way to pay. I'll ask my parents to help if I have to.
Mary-Sue:
Your parents don't want you to have anything to do with this baby either. They want you to focus on your career. Look, it's better for all of us this way.
Andrew:
Mayor Bachelor, we should really get going. We shouldn't be late for your first live broadcast. We've got a lot to prepare yet.
Mary-Sue:
Yes, I know, you're right Andrew. We better go. You do the same Jack. Just, go away and don't come back. Please, the baby doesn't need you in her life.

Lilith: He's going.
Angela:
Good. Why can't he just stay away? I'm never letting him see her.
Lilith:
I know. He doesn't deserve her. Laura doesn't need a father, she's got me, you and mum and that's the only people she'll ever need.
Angela:
Don't forget dad.
Lilith:
Yeah, and dad and Kaylynn. We're all going to stick together.

Angela: I really appreciate everyone being here for me.
Lilith:
You didn't expect us to just leave you to it did you? We're yours and Laura's family. It's not a problem, family are there to be leaned on.
Angela:
You left university for me, your hopes were set on becoming a actress one day, and now it's all screwed up.
Lilith:
No it's not, there's plenty of time for me in the future. You two mean the world to me. You're both more important than my career, and besides we can just sponge off mum for a while longer now (laughs).
Angela:
(Laughs). We better remember to watch her on TV later. She wants us to record it too.
Lilith:
Yeah, it's on at one isn't it?
Angela:
Yeah, one.

Liam: Where's the remote love? We already know it's bloody cold out - we don't need some guy in a suit to tell us.
Maria:
I don't know. Wherever you left it last.
Liam:
I didn't move it! One of the bloody kids 'as probably 'ad it, ain't they?
Maria:
(Sighs) Probably. I better get off to work.
Liam:
Alrigh' love. 'ere, slip us a twenty out of the till today, yeah, for some drink tonight?
Maria:
Liam, I really can't steal from John again. He trusts me.
Liam:
Well then, 'e won't suspect you if 'e notices, will 'e? 'e probably won't even notice the odd bit of cash going missing, the snob.
Maria:
What happened to your benefits? You can't have spent them already.
Liam:
I 'ad to spend it on football boots for little Tommy, didn't I?
Maria:
Well, I'll see, but no promises, ok?
Liam:
Cheers love.

Maria: Oh hi love, any luck at the job centre?
Katy:
No, not yet mum.
Maria:
Ah well, keep on trying, something will come up sooner or later.
Katy:
Yeah.
Maria:
Make sure little Tommy gets a good breakfast today. Your dad's obviously planning on sitting around on his backside all day.. again.
Katy:
Why do you let him be such a lazy git mum? You shouldn't stand for it. I'm sick of him.
Maria:
Because he probably earns more in benefits than he would get from a job.
Katy:
Yeah, but he spends the lot on himself. He's selfish mum. I don't know why you put up with him.
Maria:
Because I love him. See you later love.
Katy:
Right (sighs), see you later mum.

Tommy: Why are you wearing a shirt!?
Luke:
My dad says you should look always smart because you never know who you might meet.
Tommy:
You've just met me, and I think your a right nonce.
Luke:
Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but names will never hurt me.
Tommy:
Oh my god, you're so sad. Who are you!?
Luke:
My name is Luke Alec Glimond, it's nice to meet you. Who are you?
Tommy:
My god, you are so retarded. I bet you've never even been in trouble before.
Luke:
Why would I want to get into trouble?
Tommy:
Because you're a loser if you don't. Do you even swear?
Luke:
Swearing isn't big or clever, that's what dad says.
Tommy:
I'll give you a fag if you say s**t.
Luke:
Smoking kills, dad says.

Tommy: Smell you later Daddy's boy.
Luke:
Don't you want to come inside and play?
Tommy:
No thanks, I don't play with dolls!
Luke:
I don't either.
Tommy:
It really wouldn't surprise me if you did though. Your such a little kid, grow up a bit! Later numb nuts!

Maria: I'm not sure Tommy's settled into school too well, and Katy still can't find a job, but apart from that were settling in pretty well thanks.
John:
Oh, you should of just said about Katy, we're going to need a few more temporary staff in the lead up to Christmas. I'm more than happy to give her a job here.
Maria:
Really? Thank you so much John.
John:
It's not a problem, I'm just doing my bit to help you settle into the neighbourhood. Listen, we're not exactly busy today, so will you be alright holding the fort for a while?
Maria:
Yeah, sure, that's not a problem.
John:
If you move onto the games department I'll stick Rita on clothes before I leave.
Maria:
Ok.
John:
Cheers. I'll be back after lunch.
Maria:
Alright.

John: Guess who?
Jennifer:
Hi John. What are you doing home?
John:
Thought I'd come home for lunch. I've left Maria holding the fort, because it's sort of dead today.
Jennifer:
Maria? She's only been working for us for a week, can we trust her? Her husband is so shifty looking.
John:
Yeah, we can trust her. We shouldn't judge her by her husbands appearance. She's been doing great job actually. We're lucky to have her. What are you watching?
Jennifer:
I'm just waiting for Mary-Sue to come on.
John:
Oh, I almost forgot. I wonder what she's going to be announcing.
Jennifer:
Me too, especially when the broadcast is coming from the landfill site.
John:
The landfill? I thought it was going to be something about her knocking down those trailer homes.
Jennifer:
Well she's doing that too, but she's announcing a new project today.
John:
Well I'll come and join you then, lets see what she has to say.

Maria: (Thinking) We really need the money. Will he really notice twenty pounds going missing? It's just a twenty. He'd understand. Maybe I could ask him for a raise, but he's already been so generous. I really can't steal from him, not again.

Leo: Erm... are you ok there?
Maria:
Oh.. I'm sorry, I was miles away.
Leo:
If I was the stealing sort I could of got away with half your stock (laughs).
Maria:
(Laughs) Thank god you're not the stealing sort then, I've not had this job long as it is (laughs).
Leo:
(Laughs) I'm looking for a game suitable for my son, he's nine. I've got to go to work and leave him at home, so I'm just looking for something to entertain him for a couple of hours. Any suggestions?
Maria:
Well my son loves that zombie game, it's a little gory mind. It's called Zombie Attack.
Leo:
Isn't that game an eighteen?

Maria: So? Game ratings are a load of bollocks if you ask me. My son's only eleven and he loves it, and it never gives him nightmares or anything. They expect kids to play games which aren't suitable.
Leo:
(Laughs) Maybe you're right, perhaps my son would love that sort of game. It's just, ever since his mum died, I've been a bit over protective.
Maria:
Yeah, we just want the best for our kids. I've got two myself. Are you a single dad?
Leo:
Yeah. My wife died a few months ago. We knew it was coming so it didn't come as a shock or anything, but it's still been a great loss for us both. I'm not ready to move on. Moving here was part of our fresh start.
Maria:
Well I know how you feel, I sometimes feel like a single mum. My husband, well my fiancé since we never actually got around to marrying each other,  is useless lump of crap at times (laughs).
Leo:
(Laughs)
Maria:
I'm new around here too. I've only lived here for ten days.
Leo:
I've only lived here for a week now. It's a lovely neighbourhood, isn't it?
Maria:
Yeah, it is a nice place, and there are so many nice people too. The names Maria by the way, nice to meet you.
Leo:
Likewise. I'm Leo.
Maria:
Hi. For a more gentle game then, you can't really go wrong with Sim City 4.
Leo:
Ok, I'll take your word for it.
Maria:
Alright, that'll be £19.50 please.
Leo:
Here. We'll be having a house warming this evening, do you and your family want to come along?
Maria:
Yeah, we'll be there (Laughs). I love a party.
Leo: Excellent. We live just behind the church. You're my only guests so far. I've not had time to meet anyone else yet.
Maria: Yeah, I know what you mean. It's bloody stressful moving house.
Leo:
(laughs). Yeah, it is.
Maria: I'll see you later on then.
Leo: Yeah, come around 8PM.
Maria: Ok.

John: Lets hope that whatever this is doesn't involve a raise in taxes.
Jennifer:
(Laughs) Yeah hopefully it doesn't. I really don't think Mary-Sue will be a bad mayor though, whatever changes she's planning.
John:
Here she is..
Mary-Sue:
Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us today. I'm here at the land fill site on the outskirts of Pleasantview. For years now, homeless children and teenagers have been coming here to salvage food, and to live. My predecessor thought that this wasn't his problem, but I think otherwise. As I announced during the campaign, I have major redevelopment plans for parts of Pleasantview. I've recently secured a deal with the state, to purchase the prison we have reluctantly had in our neighbourhood for years. My plan is to have the prison converted into council owned flats to house the homeless. They will have around-the-clock help from a social worker, who will help them to get jobs, or get back into education.

Mary-Sue: After visiting the dump on several occasions, I've noticed that the older children help the younger newcomers. I feel that in the new home, the older children would continue to care for the young, therefore stretching the neighbourhoods resources less. All these children need is a roof above their heads and a small allowance for food, and then they will take care of themselves, with just a little bit of help. I'm sure the residents of Pleasantview will be accepting of a small increase in taxes to help cover the cost of getting these children out of the cold in time for Christmas.

Journalist: Mayor bachelor, I'm writing for Pleasantview Local. Do you not think it's a little ambitious to have these children housed by Christmas? That's less than 3 weeks mayor.
Mary-Sue:
I know, but I feel very passionate about this cause. One of the reasons I got into politics was so I could help people. I mean, take a look at the children here. They are thin, starving, pale...

Mary-Sue: ...some of them are extremely sick from the cold, or eating rotten food. Now, is it wrong that I want to help them so quickly? The prisoners are being transferred to the states main prison tomorrow morning, and the builders will be moving in just a few hours after they've left.
Angela: Oh my god!
Lilith:
What is it?
Mary-Sue:
I'm going to do everything I can to help these children as quickly as I can.
Angela:
I think that's Beau, Beau Broke.
Lilith:
Nah.. what would little Beau be doing at the dump?
Angela:
Because remember last year, their mum was found dead... it looked like she'd jumped from that block of flats. A few people thought that Dustin and Beau had come back here. Coral and Herb thought it was those two who tired to rob them last year.
Lilith:
Yeah, I sort of remember, but no one knew they were actually back for sure, did they?
Angela:
Well no, but they weren't sighted again, were they? And that would make sense if they were living at the tip.

Lilith: Mum surely would of seen them though, by now, and recognised them. She's visited that dump quite a few times.
Angela:
Yeah, but she's never actually walked amongst them and got a close look, has she? We'll show her the tape, and see if she thinks it's Beau.
Lilith:
But knowing mum, she'll probably try to rescue them. She won't let people she knows live at the dump.
Angela:
Exactly. Dustin and Beau must have been through hell. They don't know who to turn to, so they need to be saved instead. If they'd come to mum she would of helped, so she might as well go to them.
Lilith:
Yeah, I feel for Beau, but Dustin deserves what he's going through. He's a complete psycho!
Angela:
No one deserves to lose both their parents and wind up living amongst mounds of trash Lilith. Even him.

Leo: Alright champ?
Luke:
Dad, am I a kid?
Leo:
(Laughs) Of course you are. You're nine years old. Your a kid for a while yet. Why, don't you want to me a kid anymore?
Luke:
This boy said I should grow up.
Leo:
Who? I thought I told you to stay indoors until I came back.
Luke:
I only went into the garden, dad, you said I could.
Leo:
Did I? Oh right, sorry mate. Well ignore him, remember our saying, sticks..
Luke:
..and stones may hurt our bones but names will never hurt us.
Leo:
Exactly. Anyway, bring your games console downstairs, because I've got you a new game!
Luke:
Cool. Thanks dad.
Leo:
No problem, but you've got to play it down here. I don't want the nanny going upstairs, not until we've sorted our rooms out.
Luke:
A nanny? Your going to work again, but it's Saturday!
Leo:
I know kiddo, but something's come up at work. I won't be out for long, and when we get back we can finally go out and introduce ourselves to the new neighbours, and invite them to our party tonight.
Luke:
Ok daddy.
Leo:
Good lad, go and get your console, the nanny will be here in a couple of minutes.
Luke:
Ok.

Tommy: It's not fair dad, we hate it here.
Katy:
I was happy in the city, I actually had a life. I had friends and a job!
Liam:
I know we'll all have to adjust a bit, but we'll get used to living here eventually.
Katy:
The only thing that's changed for you is a slightly longer walk to the pub!
Liam:
I lost my mates too.
Katy:
You mean your drinking buddies.
Liam:
Why do you have to be so against me Katy.. all the effing time!? You wouldn't be in this world if it wasn't for me.
Katy:
That's what you think.
Liam:
What?
Katy:
Were hardly very alike are we dad? I mean, who's to say that I'm not someone else's daughter? No one could really blame mum if she cheated on you.
Liam:
Go to your room!
Katy:
Fine, whatever! Anything is better than sitting in the same room as you!

Tommy: It does suck here dad.
Liam:
Don't you start. We'll get used to it.
Tommy:
All the other kids are a bunch of freaks. I met a right little swot before.
Liam:
Well it wouldn't hurt for you to be a little more swotty at times.
Tommy:
(Laughs) Yeah right, that's not going to happen. Why did we even have to move.. and why so quickly?
Liam:
Tommy, I'm trying to read. Go and complain to your mother or shut up.
Tommy:
I'm hungry.
Liam:
You know where the kitchen is.

Mary-Sue: You're right, it's him. I'm pretty sure of it.
Lilith:
What are you going to do?
Mary-Sue:
I'm going to go and get him. I can't bare the thought of him out there. I'm going to bring them both here.
Lilith:
Your going to bring Dustin into our home!? He's a nutter mum.
Mary-Sue:
I know we were never great friends with the Broke family, but someone has to help them Lilith. They're orphaned and probably feel like they have no one. I can't just leave them out there. Beau looks terribly ill.
Lilith:
Right, fine.. just give me a minute.
Mary-Sue:
What for?
Lilith:
To put something warm on. You're not going out there alone mum. There's all sorts of people around there at night.
Mary-Sue:
Right, if you insist. Just hurry up.
Lilith:
I will.

Kaylynn: I'm really sorry, but I can't make it tonight. My husbands still at work, and I don't have a baby sitter.
Leo:
Oh that's alright, kids are welcome. I've plenty of pop and kids food.
Kaylynn:
My daughters just started teething, I wouldn't want to take her out, especially to a party to be honest.
Leo:
Oh, that's alright, not to worry. We'll invite the three of you over for dinner sometime instead.
Kaylynn:
That sounds like a plan.
(Sophie starts crying upstairs)
Kaylynn:
I'm sorry, I better see to her.
Leo:
Ok, no problem. We'll see ourselves out.
Kaylynn:
Thanks.

Angela: I've just got Laura off in your room mum. Where are you going?
Mary-Sue:
Were going to get Beau and Dustin.
Angela:
Oh right, ok. Good luck then.
Mary-Sue:
Can you phone Andrew for me, and get him over here?
Angela:
Yeah, sure.
Mary-Sue:
Thanks. I'm just so used to his help with everything these days. We'll probably need him.
Angela:
Ok mum.
Lilith:
I've got my mobile if you need us.
Angela:
Don't worry about me, just get out there and find them.
Mary-Sue:
We'll be as quick as we can.

Leo: Oh hi, I'm Leo Willias, and this is my son Luke. We moved in up by the church last week. Were having a house warming later on, and we were just wondering if you'd like to come.
Lilith:
Sorry, were just heading out.
Mary-Sue:
Were busy tonight sorry.
Leo:
Oh, ok.
Mary-Sue:
Nice to meet you both anyway. This is Lilith, one of my daughters, and I'm Mary-Sue Bachelor.
Leo:
Ah, the mayor?
Mary-Sue:
Yeah, that's me.
Leo:
No wonder you're busy then. I definitely should of given people more notice for this party. I've got hardly any guests so far.
Lilith:
We'd come if we could, we just have plans.
Leo:
Yes, of course. No worries. See you around. Say goodbye Luke.
Luke:
Goodbye.

Herb: Yes, we'd love to come to your house-warming.
Leo:
Excellent. I'm afraid the guest list isn't very long. I've not really given people much notice.
Coral:
Well moving house is pretty stressful, so I can understand why.
Leo:
Does anyone live opposite you? I couldn't get an answer.
Herb:
Oh yes, it's the Lothairos home. They're away on holiday at the moment. They've gone to visit relatives I believe.
Leo:
Ah right. See you both at eight then, yeah?
Coral:
Yes, we'll see you then.
Luke:
Bye bye.
Coral:
Aww, he's such a sweet boy, isn't he?
Leo:
Yeah, he is. He's a good lad. I'm very proud of him, and his mother would be too.
Herb: Aye, I'm sure she would be. If you need a baby sitter sometime, we'd be happy to do it.
Leo: Really? That's really nice of you to offer. Luke's not a fan of the agency baby sitters. I'm sure he'd get on great with you two though.
Coral: Well, anytime.
Leo: Thank you. See you at eight.

Mary-Sue: It's ok, don't be scared.
Darcy:
Whoever you are, we don't want your help.
Mary-Sue:
We're here for him. We know him.
Darcy:
You're not taking him. He doesn't want your help.
Mary-Sue:
Look, there's nothing to be scared of. We just want to help him. We'll be helping you all soon enough.
Darcy:
We don't need you! Were doing fine by ourselves. Just leave us alone!
Mary-Sue:
Why are you so scared of getting help?
Darcy:
You'll put us into homes. You'll split us up! We stick together here. I'm caring for Beau, and you're not taking him away from me! He's better off here.
Mary-Sue:
I'm not taking him to a home. I'm taking him home with me, to my home. Like I said, we know him. He's a friend of the families. We saw him here, and want to help him.
Darcy:
Go away (Coughs) Just leave us alone!

Lilith: Listen you stupid girl, Beau is ill! Just look at him! His body isn't as good at handling the cold as yours is! He's going to die out here if you don't let us help him.
Mary-Sue:
You don't want him to die, do you?
Darcy:
No, of course not, but he wont.
Lilith:
How long have you been living here?
Darcy:
I can't remember when I first came here.
Mary-Sue:
Have you never seen someone else die here?
Darcy:
Yes, a few days ago. He was just a young boy (coughs).. about seven. It was so horrible, I just found him dead, under the snow.
Lilith:
Do you want to find Beau dead one day?
Darcy:
He's not going to die. I'm taking good care of him!

Mary-Sue: Beau, Beau! It's me, Mary-Sue. Do you remember me?
(Beau nods)
Mary-Sue:
Come on, I'm going to take you home with me. Do you want that? Do you want to come home with me and Lilith?
(Beau whimpers and nods)
Darcy:
No! Beau, these people will put you into a home! Remember, we talked about this. You can't go with them! You'll never see me or the others again!
Mary-Sue:
Come here Beau.

Mary-Sue: It's going to be ok now Beau. Were going to look after you.
Darcy:
You can't take him!
Lilith:
Watch us. Mum, what about Dustin?
Darcy:
His brother?
Mary-Sue:
Do you know where he is?
Darcy:
No, but I know that you're not the only one looking for him. He owes a lot of people money.
Mary-Sue:
What for? He's not got into...oh no, oh Dustin. Lilith, take Beau home, and put him in my bed. Give him a warm drink and something to eat. Tell Andrew to keep an eye on him.
Lilith:
Where are you going?
Mary-Sue:
I'm going to find Dustin.
Lilith:
He could be anywhere. If a bunch of drug dealers are after him then I don't reckon he'd stick around!
Mary-Sue:
I think I know where'll he be.