Ben X Jim (2020-…): Season 1, Episode 6 - Dark Night of the Soul - full transcript

Finally, Ben and Jim have told each other how they feel. This is not without all the complications and consequences. The moment of bliss between the two is to be cut short when all the outside forces come to haunt them; Jim's relationship with Yana, Olan's intention with Ben, Jim's disapproving father, Leo's return, and a dark painful secret lurking and just waiting to come out and haunt them.

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[Ben] And sometimes,

even if you know you'll get hurt,

even if you know everything will change,

you'll still take the risk.

Because love is a great feeling.

["Stars Align" by Swavesound playing]

♪ I know you have your dreams
I have my stories ♪

♪ I know that we're both far
From yesterday ♪

♪ I know it won't be easy ♪

♪ I know it's not so simple ♪

♪ But I know we have a reason ♪



♪ To fall in love ♪

♪ To fall in love tonight ♪

[soft piano music playing]

[phone vibrating, ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

Hello.

[Yana] Babe, good morning.

How are you?



I'm fine. I'm okay.

Do you still have a hangover?

You were so drunk last night.

No. I stayed at Ben's.

- I slept here.
- Okay, good.

At least he took care of you.

I really trust him.

I can't bear that we're not okay.

Can I go there?

We need to talk.

Yeah... Okay. Fine.

We need to talk.

[downbeat piano music playing]

[sighs]

[up-tempo rock music playing]

[music continues]

[music fades]

My wifey is really, really good.

Real wife material.

What do you mean?

That baking is only for women?

That wives only belong in the kitchen?

There you go again...

You're so grouchy.
Of course, you have to guide me.

I'm not used to
post-structuralist thinking yet.

Kidding aside...

Ben, this is really
something you're good at.

Who knows? This could be your ticket

towards proving yourself
to your parents. Right?

You're so good at handing out advice.

But I wonder what you'll look like
when your "babe" arrives later.

You know what? I have an idea.

A good idea.

[gentle strings music playing]

[music intensifies]

[music continues]

[music fades]

Um.

Hi, guys!

Um, welcome back to another session
of my live selling.

Um, customers,

for today, I'm going to sell...

cakes!

Um, I baked them myself, and

there are a few who say they taste good.

So, if you want to try one,
just leave a comment.

You know the drill.

Um, just say "mine" and then

there!

Um, I'll do the rest.

So, just leave a comment, guys.

YOU DID THE BAKING FIRST AHEAD OF CHECKING
OUR EMAIL REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION.

[silence from comments]

GIVE US A FREE SAMPLE
SO WE KNOW WE'RE NOT WASTING OUR MONEY.

Hello, guys!

So, yes, this is Jim Alcantara,

and I'm here to help Ben

sell his cakes.

So, to start off,

if you buy one classic mango cake by Ben,

you will get a photo of me
with a dedication.

And not only that.

If you buy two,

you will get a personal
video greeting from me.

So, guys, comment "mine" now, and you
will definitely get what I promised.

So, what now, guys?

There. I see "mine" comments.

Okay. Easy Ferrer.

Okay. All right, "mine."

It's for you! Two... three?

All right, we will give you
a video greeting.

[comment alerts blipping rapidly]

Whoa! Wait, guys. Hold on.

Guys, let's take this slow.

So we don't run out of cakes to sell.

- [comment alerts continue]
- [Jim chuckles]

[soft music playing]

See?

Sold out in less than 30 minutes.

I told you.

You will get rich because of me.

Thank you.

I never knew
we could earn money using your face.

- Wow.
- Good morning!

For you.

I brought three.

Um, what's that?

Were you drunk last night?

Because I wasn't.

Don't you remember that
I told you I'd court you?

Um...

Olan, about that,
can we talk about it?

I'm sorry. I was too showy.

Olan, I don't want you to do this.

Why?

Did I do anything wrong?

Did I do something bad?

[Ben] It's not that.
And you didn't do anything wrong.

So, why?

Is it because I'm just a delivery guy?

Of course not.

Um, I'm just not ready yet.

I just came from a break-up.

Fine, I'll wait.

I'll be patient.

Just give me a chance.

Just respect me, please.

Okay.

But please don't fire me as your courier.

Of course. I know you need the work.

That's not the reason.

It's my only way to see you.

Here, take this.

[sighs]

So, why didn't you tell him the truth?

Are you going to be telling Yana
the truth later?

- That's different.
- How is it different?

[huffs]

It's only our first day,
and we're already quarreling.

[soft laugh]

[Ben's mom over video] Live selling?
Of cakes? Is it decent enough for you?

- Is it something that makes you proud?
- Ma, I'm doing well.

I'm selling baked goods.

And I'm now good at baking.

And also, Jim is helping me.

[Ben's mom]
Jim. Azon's son, from next door?

Ben, you have to stop seeing that boy.

I forbid you!

Why, Ma? What's wrong?

Just obey me!

Stop seeing him, I'm warning you!

And instead of doing live selling,

start fixing your papers
for your petition when the ECQ is lifted.

[downbeat piano music playing]

[Yana] Tell me why?

Give me a clear answer because
you can't go on from being sweet to me

and then awful to me the next day!

I'm telling you,
I just need a cool-off.

But why?

Did I do something wrong?

No, you didn't.

Is there someone else?

No, there's no one.

So, you are asking
for a cool-off for no reason?

You're playing with me.

Do you think I'm stupid?

No.

[sighs]

Fine!

Cool off.

Have it your way.

But remember this, Jim.

I'm easy to slip away.

And if I stop loving you,
you'll never have me back.

[door opens]

Asshole!

[sobs]

What a freaking jerk!

Hey, are you okay?

Here!

My world is falling apart,

I'm in the middle of a heartbreak,

and here you are offering me milk tea?

- I'm sorry.
- What's with this day?

Everyone thinks I'm dumb.

I'm really sorry.
I just don't know how to console you.

Then don't!

Isn't Ben looking for you?

Don't you have deliveries?

You're invading my breakdown.

All right, here's what I'll do.

Since I don't know how to comfort people,

I will just sit beside you
until you stop crying.

So the people passing by
won't think you're going crazy.

Argh! What's wrong with this day?

Am I that gullible?

Am I that kind of girl?

The type people take for a fool?

The truth is,

I don't know what "gullible" means.

But what I think

is that you are one of
the most purehearted people I know.

Thank you.

Okay, enough of the drama.

Drink this before the ice melts.

It's yummy, promise.

How much is this?

Just 150.

Just kidding. It's free.

Go ahead, drink it.

So it can lift your mood.

- See? I told you it was delicious.
- [laughs] Yeah, it is.

- Don't forget the payment.
- [laughs]

Let's stay here.

[laughs]

Joyride!

Um... hey.

By the way, I'm worried about Yana.

How did she take it?

[sighs] She's not okay, obviously.

I broke it off for no reason.

I remember someone saying
that I make a lot of women cry.

Hmm. Well...

Um. About that...

Jim... sorry.

I told you that

you weren't good at everything.

But in reality...

you're good at everything.

At building things.

At creating things.

At everything.

Are you okay?

Quite...

It's just new for me...

Someone asking me that question.

Because usually

people take it for granted
that I'm strong.

That I can withstand anything.

They don't realize that...

sometimes I can't.

Thank you.

You know...

Sometimes it's okay

to show that you can't.

Can you tell my dad that?

And that I'm also good at other things.

Because he doesn't always think
that's the case.

Um...

maybe he's just training you to be strong.

He's training me to be heartless.

[sighs]

Mom died and he didn't care.

Okay, fine, I get it.

They were separated.

But he could have at least
shown a little grief over it.

Sometimes, I think

he's happier now that Mom is gone.

Hey, you shouldn't say that.

Whatever.

Don't ever leave me.

You're the only person...

who genuinely

cares for me.

Promise me.

Yes, I promise.

[romantic piano music playing]

The cat is out!
I mean, lizard! There seems...

Here's the 500!

There it is!

It's okay now.

Good evening, Nanny Elma.

Why are you looking for lizards here?

What will you use lizards for?

[laughs] No, I was just checking.

Okay, I'll get inside.

Get inside, you two.

You might get sucked...
I mean get sick outside here.

- [both laugh awkwardly]
- All right.

Hey, I thought she was asleep already.

That's what I thought, too.

[laughs]

Are you done?

Almost.

I'm taking a bath now.

Help me with my live selling later.

Sure! If you want,

I can also help you with your shower.

[laughs]

Are you sure you don't want me to?

Yes!

Final offer.

You really don't want me to?

[grunts negatively]

[phone dings]

[soft, unsettling music playing]

[somber music playing]

[somber music continues playing]

This is so exciting.

I mean, can we take some photos first
so I can upload them to my social media?

- Bragging rights, that we know each other.
- I don't think so.

- Okay.
- Next time.

Okay, so, you called to ask about Leo?

So, Ben doesn't know that
you're stalking Leo?

That's why we should not take pictures.

- So no one will post, and no one will see.
- Okay.

Okay, to start.

You don't need to worry about Leo.

He's a toxic ex.

But he's not a bad person.

It's just that

Ben suffered when they were together.

Wait, wait.

How toxic? How did he suffer?

Did he physically hurt Ben?

Here's the thing.

Leo and Ben started really well, okay?

As in, they were really okay before.

But Leo

began hurting Ben, physically.

Because he has issues.

And Leo did nothing about it.

Because he said Ben was making him sane.

He made him happier and better.

So, why is he still bothering Ben?

They're over. They already broke up.

Yes...

Maybe...

Maybe he still hasn't moved on from Ben.

You know, Ben was
the only person who took care of him.

Even his mom gave up on him.

To be honest, I feel sympathy for Leo.

Because he is self-destructive.

Yet, he doesn't have any support system.

Aside from Ben.

Before.

Actually, he really needs help.

But it seems like nobody cares for him.

[ringing]

[ringing]

[ringing]

Hello, Yana, what's up?

Ben, you are the only one I can trust now.

I just need to know how this happened.

I did everything for him.
I fought for him, even against my parents.

I even got a fake quarantine pass and
risked all the dangers that came with it.

And now this?

He asked for a cool-off
for no freaking reason.

"Cool-off"?

You...

Me?

Yes, you...

Please tell me, what is his problem?

Is he seeing another person?

[sighs softly]

Um...

Sorry, Yana, I don't know.

But I think if that's the case,

it's better that you talk to Jim.

Okay.

I'm sorry to drag you into our problem.

Stay safe, Benny.

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

- Flo...
- Ben, check this link. Hurry!

[Leo] So all of you will know...

I will do this for a person that I hurt.

I built my world around him.

And yet...

everything I do seems to push him away.

He's the only one who makes me strong.

What should I do?

[Flo] I think you should call him
and tell him to stop.

Why me?

I'll call his mom.

[Flo] You'll only make things worse.

You know what his mom's like.
You're the only one who can stop this.

[Jim] Please, promise me.

I'm your only one.

I'm new to this. Please, don't hurt me.

Yes, I promise.

[Leo] So, I think it is better
to stop all this pain.

To put an end to this all.

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[Ben over phone] Leo, please stop.

Let's talk.

[sniffling]

[sniffles]

[downbeat piano music playing]

[Jim] What a sad guy.

Then, someone called him.

Hey, watch your words, he is pitiful.

Pitiful?

So, you feel sorry for him?

Wait...

So, you were also watching last night?

No.

No?

I'm just reacting to what you are saying.

Ben...

I want you to stay away from him.

Not even texting or calling him.

Most importantly,
no meeting him in person.

He needs help.

But you are not it.

Promise me you'll never see him.

Okay, promise.

Okay.

In fairness,
your sense of fashion is getting better.

Yana taught me my sense of style.

Yana called me last night.

She said...

you two were just having a cool-off.

I thought you'd broken up.

[laughs awkwardly]

Maybe she just misunderstood, you know?

I really broke up with her. Totally.

Maybe she just couldn't take it.

Or... I don't know.

She'll move on eventually.

You know what? Enough of those problems.

Just help me chose my outfit.

What's it for?

I have an interview
with a vlogger tomorrow.

For his Facebook page.

You should watch it.

Sure, what time?

7:00 p.m. It's a face-to-face interview.

And they will be coming here 'cause,
you know, COVID-19 protocols.

So, they'll be coming here.

You can watch it here.

Mm, okay. I'll watch it here at home.

[Jim] I actually started as
a car enthusiast in our school in Davao.

I also organize car races for fundraising.

Leo, how did you get in here?

[delicate music playing]

Ben...

I know everything.

That Jim is your fake boyfriend.

And that you can't deny that
you still care about me.

That's why you stopped me doing it.

Leo...

I only did that for you.

It doesn't mean
I still have feelings for you.

I don't believe that, Ben.

We can work this out.

Please, give me another chance.

Leo, the thing...

The thing I have with Jim is real.

No, he has a girlfriend.
I saw it on Facebook.

They already broke up.

[Jim]
I know that what I'm about to say

will shock and hurt a lot of people.

But I just would like to say

that I'm officially taken.

And the name of that person

is Ben Mendoza.

Do you really believe him?

Huh?

You really believe someone like him
could truly love you?

He's just pretending.

[ringing and vibrating]

And always remember, Ben,

he will never ever love you.

Please leave.

Ben! He's doing it for the likes.

But me, I'm sincere.

Leo, please leave me alone.

No, you're mine.

Leo, please. Leo, no!

Ben, did you watch it?

["Stars Align" by Swavesound playing]

♪ I've loved you for so long ♪

♪ Still I want to love you more ♪

♪ Every time I look up in the sky above ♪

♪ The stars align for us ♪

♪ And every time I see your eyes
I fall in love ♪

♪ Again ♪

♪ Every time I look up in the sky above ♪

♪ A promise shines for us ♪

♪ And every time I see you
You make me wanna dream ♪

♪ That we can fall in love tonight ♪

♪ I miss the time we had
When were younger ♪

♪ I miss the way you look me in the eye ♪

♪ I hope that this time
We both can be braver ♪

♪ To choose the love
That's in our hearts tonight ♪

♪ I know it won't be easy ♪

♪ I know it's not so simple ♪

♪ But I know we have a reason
To fall in love ♪

♪ To fall in love tonight ♪

♪ Every time I look up in the sky above ♪

♪ The stars align for us ♪

♪ And every time I see your eyes
I fall in love ♪

♪ Again ♪

♪ Every time I look up in the sky above ♪

♪ A promise shines for us ♪

♪ And every time I see you
You make me wanna dream ♪

♪ That we can fall in love tonight ♪

♪ We can fall in love tonight ♪

♪ We can fall in love tonight ♪