Leva Life (2023-…): Season 1, Episode 5 - The Decision - full transcript

Determined to secure the editor position, Nora resumes work, but the realisation of losing her hair due to cancer treatment dawns upon her.

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-Good morning.
-Good morning.

-Are you ready?
-I think so.

I'll just get my wallet.

LIVE LIFE

Hi, excuse me.

My daughter is here
for her first chemo treatment.

-Do you know where...?
-Yes, it's down there on the right.

Thank you.

You can just ask for directions.

No need for the whole story.

-Hi.
-Hi.



Are you Nora?

My name is Eva. How are you feeling?

Um, well...

Do you have any questions?

Just one moment.

Hey.

Hey.

So it's chemotherapy after all?

-I don't think it'll help to...
-I know.

I will. But...

You don't want to lose your hair.

It was the worst part for me.

You should've seen my hair.

Wavy. Long.



Has anyone said "You'll look so good
with your head shaved." yet?

-It's bullshit.
-Fucking bullshit.

You'll look like
fucking Uncle Fester.

Shave your own head
if it looks so good.

Right?

How... how are you feeling?

Don't try.

Go do your treatment
and stop bothering me.

But seriously,
the worst part is now, before.

Just decide to do it.

Do it your way.

Get drunk and cry like hell
and just shave it off.

Get drunk, cry, shave.

I think I can manage that.

Thank you.

Do you think this is wonky?

Or... is it the wall?

Is it me? I don't get it,
every time I hang it...

This is so lovely.

Thanks, but...

-it still feels like it's...
-Look.

It's a school class
where one of them has cancer,

doing chemo,
and the rest of the class...

-Shaved their heads.
-Exactly.

They shaved their heads for their
sake, to show their support.

So nice.

We should do that for Nora.

I'd do it.

I would do that.

-You'd shave your head?
-Yes, I'd shave my head.

Nice.

What? Would you chicken out?

No...

So, if I did, would you do it too?

Yeah, come on, it was my idea.

Should we do it?

Yeah.

Okay, cool. Right then.

Nice.

Nice...

What do you think?

WE'RE HOME NOW,
SHE JUST NEEDS TO REST

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM: SUPPLEMENT
WITH A VALID WORK CERTIFICATE

HOW'S YOUR COLD?
ARE YOU BACK IN THE OFFICE SOON?

YES. I'LL BE IN TOMORROW. SEE YOU!

HOW IS SHE?

STRUGGLING, BUT SHE'S TOUGH.

Okay, can we go now?

What a nice soap.
Is it like strawbe...

Are you robbing a bank?

Stop it, I... Never mind.

Yeah, you're a bit pear-shaped.

Oh stop it, you can't see that.

What do you mean, pear?

Do you think my head
is pear-shaped?

No, I'm just messing with you.
It's...

It's super symmetrical.
You have a beautiful head.

It feels weird
that we're not with her now.

-She hasn't been home yet, right?
-No, not since...

She hasn't slept in the apartment
since, you know... everything.

But...

You know, I think
I'd actually look good bald.

Don't you think?

Alina?

I'm well now.

So I'm ready to work.

Yeah, um... You've had really
bad luck with colds lately.

Yes.

-Yes, but...
-You've got some absence to make up.

No, I'm sorry,
I sound like an old school teacher.

There's a lot of people
who'd like your chair.

If you get what I mean.

And... that editor's position...

Yes. Is that not...?

No, I haven't made a decision yet.
But you're a favourite.

-I just need to see you're serious.
-Yes, of course. Naturally.

Good. I need more of those Nattis
and Molly things.

High hopes, Nora.

Don't let me down.

I won't.

Hey.

I'm on break, can I sit here?

Of course, not annoying at all.

So, what's up?

Well... I've been away,
so there's a lot to catch up on,

if I want to be
in Johan's good books.

Then I might have
a good spread here.

-What the hell is that?
-Looks good, right?

I think it'll pull heaps of clicks.

Mm. It's a nice picture.

You're a good photographer.

A little bit creepy.

What are you working on?

Marie Gustavsson again.

Wanted it to work,
but getting a divorce.

Hey, I just need to focus
a little...

by myself. So... if you...

Yes. Okay, sorry. Um...

Maybe we could eat lunch
together later...

Yeah.

-If you want.
-Yes.

Okay.

-Here you go!
-Thank you.

-You sure you don't want to keep it?
-No, you have it.

It clashes with my body lotion
anyway.

-Donken?
-Mm?

Come here.

Look.

What do we do?

Yeah, well,
I was thinking you could...

Hi! You've been sick for ages.

I hope you feel better now.

Mm, thanks for the concern.

Anyway, I was thinking
we could make a sort of schedule,

for each weekend, so everyone takes
turns covering Let's Dance

and all those weekend things.

I learnt, at that leadership course,
that...

Okay, listen. I'm sorry, but...

as far as I know,
Johan hasn't made a decision

about Tessan's position yet.

No, he hasn't.

But I've discussed it with Johan...

I've also discussed it with him.

Okay, I'm sorry,

but do you think you've been
impressing anyone here lately?

I mean, even the premier,
you didn't handle that very well.

Johan probably wants to know why
you bailed before the movie started.

If you want some workplace romance,
just handle it...

That could be fun

-but we were in hospital, Nora...
-No!

How many weeks of your trial
are left, Nora?

Oh dear, that's a serious sign
of stress.

God, it was a whole chunk.

Here, can you take this...?

-Okay.
-I just need to do something.

I'll be right back.

Hi.

Oh. Sorry, wrong room.

Um, excuse me.

Emil, has he been discharged?

Oh, you...

-You knew each other?
-Yes, well... yeah.

I'm really sorry, Nora,
but Emil passed away last night.

What?

I'm so sorry.

Um... I'll just...

Uh, I'll be right back.

Take all the time you need.

Hey, honey.

Hey.

What's wrong?

Do you want to wait a little?

No.

-Are you sure?
-Let's do the opposite.

Like you said.

I'm gonna get through this.

Of course you will.

You'll get through this, I know you
will.

Nora. Are you ready?

Ready.

Hello?

Hey. What's all this?

We thought, if you wanted, it'd be
nice to have a cosy night in.

But if you want to be by yourself
we totally get that.

It's fine, and everything has a long
use by date, so it's no problem...

I'd love to have a cosy night in.

Great.

Come sit down
and we'll just chill and...

But... it might be
a little bit different, because...

it's time.

That's crazy.

Sweetie, it's not just our cycles
that are in sync, because...

We don't want to push you...

but we also want you to know
you're never alone in this.

We're with you.

All the way.

-Okay?
-Thank you.

My turn now.

I'm so fucking nervous.

-I get that.
-We've been talking and thought...

-Yeah, that we... we'll...
-That we want to as well.

We're with you in this,
so we'll do it together.

But quickly,
before I change my mind.

-This painting is wonky.
-Let's get some wine.

Hey... I was thinking...

we don't need to tell her yet.

We can wait and see how it goes,
and focus on her, you know.

This is all I found.

There you go.

First picture with alcohol,
classic us.

Well then...

I'll do it.

-Yes!
-Oh, shit!

Okay...

Aw...

-Want to take a break?
-No, keep going.

I think you look a bit like Ruby
Rose now.

-It's lovely!
-Thanks.

But it's very uneven.

Wow.

Okay.

You look good with short hair.

Not like this.

You're beautiful.

It'll look good.
We'll fix it up, it'll look good.

And you are so beautiful.

I look like Dad when I cry.

-I do.
-Sweetie.

I love you.

I love you more.

There...

It's done.

-It's done.
-Done.

I'm so grateful I have you.

We're so grateful we have you.

Alina... I don't want to.

-Come on.
-No.

No, please. I can't, I...

I'll be so ugly.
I'll look like a pear.

-I was just joking.
-I will.

-But Doris.
-What?

I don't want to.

What are you talking about?

I'm sorry, but I...
We said that we...

We'd shave our heads in solidarity,
and I want to, but I can't.

-No.
-I'd be so ugly.

No, God, you don't need to.
Of course not.

I wasn't forcing her.

-No, of course you shouldn't.
-I'm sorry!