Ben X Jim (2020-…): Season 1, Episode 7 - The Final Chase - full transcript

The complications are rising for Ben and Jim as they decide to be together. They test them to the brink, until finally, it seems it was time to let go. Will they be able to fight for their freedom to love, or will they give up to avoid more painful consequences.

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[Ben] But sometimes,

you just need to step back

because you're starting to hurt people.

["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 ♪



- Asshole!
- You're the asshole!

- Jim! Leo has a problem.
- [Jim] You're a jerk!

- Is that why you kissed him?
- No, he forced me.

- Jim! Jim, please! Let me explain.
- Then go, explain!

It's the same as last time.
He's asking for a second chance.

But I said no!

- That's why he did that.
- So let me teach him a lesson!

[Ben]
You have to understand, he is sick.

- That won't help him.
- So, you can help him?

Huh? You're just getting yourself
involved with his problems!

- I should let Leo harm himself?
- [Jim] I don't care about him!

That's the problem with you!
You don't care about others.

I don't care?

I confessed my love for you
to the whole of the Philippines!



I didn't ask for that!

But I did it for you!

Enough, guys.

No need to fight.

Because whatever you do,
I will win in the end.

Can you please go home?

[somber piano music playing]

Ben...

Ben, I told you...

You promised me.

I said I'd take the risk.

But I also said I don't want to get hurt.

But what is happening?

Tell me, Ben!

But I did!

You have to believe me.

Please.

[sighs]

[downbeat piano music playing]

[ringtone "Stars Align" by Swavesound
playing over phone]

♪ The stars align for us ♪

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

[Elma]
Jim, your dad has been calling you.

He's very angry.

[ringtone playing]
♪ Every time I look up in the sky above ♪

♪ The stars align for us ♪

♪ And every time I see your eyes... ♪

[automated voice] The number you called
has been disconnected.

[ringing]

[busy tone]

[ringing]

[approaching motorcycle revs]

[busy tone from phone]

Ah, sir.

Olan.

I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to lie to you.

But you did, sir.

And it's okay. It's fine with me.

[downbeat piano music playing]

By the way, sir.

I'm back with Deliver Lover now.

So, I won't be exclusive to you.

Thank you for the help you gave me.

[door squeaks]

Ben, help me.
Those two might kill each other.

Sorry?

And that Ben?

He's a traitor!

I asked him what's going on,
and he said he knew nothing.

I'm so stupid!

All this time, you were both fooling me!

- I was not fooling you.
- So what do you call that?

Please be honest with me.

Was any of it ever real?

Of course.

Then why did you do this?

Is it because I'm a fool?

Is it because
you think I am a shallow person?

I was like that
because I was truly in love with you.

[downbeat piano music playing]

I'm sorry.

I'm really sorry, Yana.

Don't be sorry for me.

Be sorry for yourself.

Because after that
"grand gesture" you did,

good luck with your reputation,

your business, your clients, and your dad.

[downbeat piano music playing]

[downbeat piano music continues]

So, am I still only thinking of myself?

I've ruined my life

because of my decision to be with you.

[downbeat piano music continues]

[music fades]

[crying]

[sobbing]

[keeps sobbing]

[motorcycle revs]

[crickets chirping]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

[phone ringing]

What else do you want?

I would like to ask,
when can I visit you again?

I hope you and Jim have
already broken up, and

I think it is time for us
to get back together.

What are you talking about?

"What am I talking about?"

What? Are you still with that...

There's no reason for us to break up.

- So, that's how you'll treat your mom?
- What do you mean?

So, I'm the first to know the truth.
Check your messages.

Don't you read your mom's messages?

[somber music playing]

AZON DIED FROM HEARTBREAK AND SHAME
WHEN THEY WERE CAUGHT.

[somber music continues playing]

Did your parents tell you why they left?

[Ben's mom] Ben, you have to
stop seeing that boy! I forbid you!

Sometimes, I think

he's happier now that Mom is gone.

[Leo] So, you see?

You are not for him, but for me.

No!

Okay, so you want Jim to know the truth?

About who ruined his family

and why his mom died?

Leo, please. That will destroy us.

I know.

That's why your only option
is to break up with him.

And get back to me again.

So...

Can I visit you?

[sniffling]

[downbeat piano music playing]

[music fades]

You know, I talk too much, but...

right now,
I don't know what advice to give you.

[sighs]

[breathing shakily]

[soft sob]

If I fight for him...

Yana is right.

His life will be ruined.

If I tell him the truth...

about why I want to break up with him,

he will know that my parents
were the reason his mom died.

The only option is...

to break up with him.

And tell him that I don't love him.

[downbeat piano music continues]

That's why I always tell you, Benny,

you should lock your phone
and your laptop.

See what happened?

What will you do now?

I don't know.

Here's a piece of decent advice.

Nothing in this world
can ever set us free.

Not love, not peace, not wealth.

It's the truth. It is the only force
as powerful as time itself.

[downbeat piano music continues]

[soft piano music playing]

[downbeat music intensifies]

[downbeat music fades]

[male newsreader]
The government is slowly taking measures

to control the rising number
of COVID-19 cases.

All of Metro Manila will now be under
Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine,

along with Laguna and Cebu,
from May 16th until May 31st, 2020.

The mentioned places
have been placed under MECQ

because they are considered high-risk

due to the continuous increase
in COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the other places
that were considered moderate-risk

will now be under GCQ,
or General Community Quarantine.

[birds twittering]

Dad ordered me to go back to Davao.

He said,

"Everything is messed up."

And he also said

he did damage control.

A lot.

So, from now on,

I have to do what he says.

Follow his rules. Obey him.

Or else I'll be cutting ties
with the family forever.

I don't know what kind of family we have.

[soft, downbeat music playing]

As usual,

he is right again, and I am wrong.

[Jim sighs]

Is Dad right again, Ben?

Am I wrong again?

To be with you?

[downbeat music continues]

Yes.

I think he is right.

So, let us end this.

I am not right for you.

We, together, are not right.

The world is already telling us that.

I know that you are lying.

I know you.

Why not? We can be happy together, right?

Jim...

You are only thinking of yourself again.

[sighs]

Just say it, Ben.

That we can be happy together.

I'll sacrifice it all.

I'll disobey my dad.

I will forget everything I have in Davao.

My reputation.

My business.

My future.

Just say it, Ben.

That we're still together.

Ben...

tell me we're still together, please.

[downbeat piano music continues]

No.

[sniffling]

There's no us.

I don't want to be with you.

Good enough?

[downbeat music intensifies]

[bittersweet music playing]

[Elma] Jim,
your ride to the airport is here.

[Jim sniffles]

[bittersweet music continues playing]

[crying softly]

[bittersweet music continues playing]

[sniffling]

[bittersweet music continues]

[inaudible under music]

[bittersweet music continues playing]

[sniffles]

[music fades]

["Laxed (Siren Beat)" playing over phone,
instrumental]

[Flo] Bam, bam, bam.

Hey, Ben! Let's stop this already.

Our followers will unfollow us.

It's really obvious
that you are not in the mood.

It's been two weeks already.

It still hurts.

You're overacting.

It has only been two weeks.
What do you expect?

If you want, let's go out tomorrow.

The ECQ has been lifted. We are free.

I don't want to.

If it makes you feel better,

he still hasn't moved on either.

He literally vanished from social media.

So, there is no sense
in making an apology video?

There.

That's the problem.

You know, you only use
social media for lighter things.

Like, makeup reviews.

[laughs]

I really don't know.

I don't know where to go
from here at this point.

What did I tell you?

Truth is the only force
as powerful as time.

Time may heal you,

but the truth will also do the same.

In one big blow.

But what about Leo?

Again, truth.

[sighs]

[ding of recording starting]

Hi, Jim.

Today, I will do something that
I should have done before.

I'm doing this for you.

I was asking you to be unselfish.

But I didn't have the time to self-check.

I am the one who needs to be selfless.

Because I didn't take risks like you did.

So, I am sorry.

So, here's all the truth, and no lies.

Today, I will tell the world
how I love you.

Like how you told the world
how you love me, too.

That's my truth number one.

Yes...

Yana, Olan,
I'm really, really sorry I lied.

But ever since we were young
I've loved him.

It's always been him.

Today, I will fight for what I really am.

What I can be.

What I wanted.

Truth number two.

Mom, I understand how you feel about me.

But if you really...

Please, give me a chance.

[Ben's mom]
Ben, it is a difficult world out there.

I just don't want you to get hurt.

Well, bad news, Mom.

I've been hurt a lot of times.

You never knew because you were gone.

You never gave me any chance at anything.

Because you never saw me.

Okay, Ben.

But please, please, be careful.

Don't get into a mess
like what your mom and dad went through.

[Ben] And today, truth will set me free.

Truth that, though it may hurt,

will help me, and everyone else around me.

Truth number three.

Yes, Mine, what are we talking about?

Hello, ma'am.

Yes, he is here.

Someone wants to talk to you.

Hello.

[older woman over phone]
Hello, Leo. How are you?

Mom, I'm okay. Why?

No, you're not okay.

I know everything.

Please, Leo, let's talk.

Ben, what is this?

Leo, Ben cares about you,
that's why he is doing this.

Leo, for me, for Ben,

please get better.

But only you can help yourself
to make yourself better.

Don't you want to be
the best version of yourself

the next time you see Ben?

Talk to me when you get home.
I'll wait for you.

[uplifting emotional music playing]

[Ben] So, today,

I'll choose the truth
because I chose to heal.

I hope, Jim, that this will make
everything between us

less painful than it is today.

What I am going to tell you is about us,

about our families,

and about what happened in the past.

And maybe you won't want
to see me ever again.

[uplifting emotional music continues]

[music fades]

What's up, dear customers?
I am back again.

We know that a lot
has happened in our country.

The biggest network
might have been shut down,

But, guys,
your struggling student seller

is struggling no more,
because we are still online to sell.

For our first baked goodies,
of course, here we have the delicious

banana foster cheesecake
for only 600 pesos.

So yummy, and, of course,
I made sure you'll crave for more.

So, the usual routine.

The first one to say "mine"
will get the cake.

So please comment.
Hey, someone commented already.

It's Love... ela?

Hello, Lovela, how are you?

Because you said "mine,"

this banana foster cheesecake is yours.

And now, let's move on to our next cake.

Our next cake is a rainbow cake.

So, guys, to those who want this,
please comment "mine"!

There.

There, it's Lovela again.

Lovela, are you sure
you want all my cakes?

Well...
Hey, I don't want bogus buyers here.

You all know I'm really working hard.

But, yeah.

I'M SERIOUS. AND I'M NOT FAKE.
EVEN THE SELLER. MINE.

Okay, fine. Okay, I now believe you. Okay.

YOU'RE THE ONE WHO SAID TRUTH
IS IMPORTANT. SO I'M NOT FAKE.

Okay, fine. I already believe you.

[phone ringing]

BENNY IS DOPE!

[phone ringing]

PROCEED WITH THE LIVE SELLING,
I'LL BUY ONE

Lovela?

Love, Vela.

Your favorite constellation.

So? Are all your cakes mine?

And even the seller?

[soft laugh]

[soft, upbeat music playing]

Jim, it's you?

[music continues]

[music intensifies]

["Stars Align" by Swavesound playing]

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

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

♪ But I don't want to grow apart
And worry ♪

♪ 'Cause I know you and I
Feel the same way ♪

♪ 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 ♪