Episode 93


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Previously on Hand aufs Herz


Stefan: It’s obvious what has to be done now. Caro has to terminate the pregnancy.


Ben: Caro! Can you… can you imagine her as a mother?!

Timo: Do you want to have children someday?

Ben: My father was such a failure, I couldn’t do that to my own children.

Timo: Hey, but you aren’t your father.


Caro: I haven’t made an appointment, yet. And even if I had, I wouldn't tell you when it is.

Ben: I want us to have the child.




[Pestalozzi, locker room]


Caro: You’re… you’re not serious.

Ben: Yes, I am. I’m sure.

Caro: But…now, all of a sudden? Earlier you wanted me to have an abortion.

Ben: Because I didn’t know at the time that you wanted to keep the child. Forget about what went wrong between us. We’re having a baby. That changes everything. (Yes, it’s the magical cure for failing relationships. Just ask Piet.) We can do it. I’m sure of it. It’s a little weird for me too. But I can promise you one thing: I won’t be anything like my father. I’m going to live up to my responsibility. I'm not going to abandon you.



[Pestalozzi, teachers’ lounge]


Frau Krawczyk: Let me get right to the point. I’m sure you’ve heard certain rumours that have been going around this school recently. That’s why I’d like to […] you about the current state of things…(Götting comes in with flowers in a vase which he puts onto the conference table. He smiles at everyone.) Is that necessary, right now?

Götting: Just a small spring greeting for our colleagues. It makes for a more cheerful atmosphere, don’t you think?

Frau Krawczyk: We’ve learned today that Sophie Klein…

Götting is offering cookies around the table.

Götting: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt.

Frau Krawczyk: Then take a seat, for God’s sake.

Götting: Please. Help yourself.

Frau Krawczyk: May I continue? We know now that Sophie hasn’t fallen victim to a crime. On the contrary, she faked her own kidnapping… to get the ransom from her mother.

Götting: And our principal kept a cool head in the face of this incident.

Frau Krawczyk: Contrary to our fears, nothing happened to Sophie and our colleagues didn’t breach their duty of supervision.

Götting: Something our principal had the good sense to foresee.

Frau Krawczyk: Are you trying to insinuate something?

Götting: But of course not, dear Frau Krawczyk. You acted exemplary and reported the incident to the school authority, immediately…didn’t you?

Frau Krawczyk: I would ask you just the same to keep silent on this matter. This conference is over.

Götting: Nicely said. Cookie?

Frau Krawczyk storms out of the room.



[Bergmann villa, dining room/kitchen]


Jenny, Ben and Caro are sitting at the table. 

Ben: So, now’s the time for dessert, right?

Caro: Uhuh.

Jenny: That’s the advantage of being pregnant. You don’t have to watch your figure anymore.

Ben: Don’t tell her that, or she’ll change her mind…

Jenny: Caro is one of those super-women who’ll get through a pregnancy without a problem. Look at Heidi Klum (who has been pregnant at least two more times since that scene aired. At least, that what it feels like to me). She became more beautiful and successful after.(Jenny is such a flirt..) What do you two want, anyway? A boy or a girl?

Caro: No idea.

Ben: Well, a girl would be really cool.

Caro: What’s that supposed to mean? And if it’s a boy you’ll be disappointed?

Ben: Quatsch (nonsense). It doesn’t matter one bit. You are going to teach him or her how to beach [play beach volleyball], I'm going to teach piano… Our child is going to be an all-rounder.

Jenny: You know, I think you skipped over several months in which you aren't going to teach the little one anything. It’ll be all about changing diapers and getting up ten times in the middle of the night because the little one is screaming like a banshee. (I do believe Jenny shares my attitude towards babies./I was worried at the time, that we'd get a secret Hartmann Junior hidden away in London with all of Jenny's baby knowledge and her being an only child..)

Ben: So? We’ll take turns.(Ben, have you MET Caro?)

Stefan comes in.

Stefan: Oh. We have company. How nice. How lovely.

Ben: Get used to it.

Stefan: So the dream couple is reconciled, hm?

Ben: Caro and I aren’t together again. But I’m going to take on the  responsibility for my actions.  Caro and I are going to raise the child together.

Stefan: What?

Ben: Didn’t expect that from me, did you? Well, I’ll have to disappoint you. I’m going to be a father. Is something wrong? Join us.

Stefan: Not hungry. Still have work to do.



[Music: Alanis Morissette – Not as we] (Alaaaniiiisss!!!!)


[The Beschenko home, Luzi’s room]


Luzi and Timo are lying on the bed talking.

Timo: Feels good to be back here again. I really missed it.

Luzi: Me, too.

Timo: Say, have I thanked you yet?

Luzi: What for?

Timo: For always listening to my problems.

Luzi: Well, I’m really good at listening.

Timo: But you don’t have to.

Luzi: God, Timo. We are friends. And I really have a lot to make up for.

Timo: Not...not you.

Luzi: If I hadn't caused so much trouble, maybe Sophie wouldn't have taken off.

Timo: Honestly, I don't believe that. If I meant anything to Sophie, she would have long since called me.

Luzi: She's mad.

Timo: Yes, sure. I understand that but... the thing with the kiss sucked, sure. But that's not the end of the world; we could have resolved that. I'm starting to think that she was simply looking for a reason to break it off with me. And I was so stupid that I was even worried about the child.

I mean...at that time she was probably already sitting on the plane with that guy to London and didn't gspare me a second thought.

Luzi: I still can't believe it. That's such a typical Caro story.

Timo: Well, fact is, Sophie let me down again and again. And now she left just like that. – But… you were always there for me.

Luzi: What?



[Bergmann villa, Ben’s room]


Caro: And it really doesn't bother you if I stay the night?

Ben: I wouldn't have offered otherwise.

Caro: And without any ulterior motive. You said it yourself, we aren't a couple.

Ben: I just don't want for you to be alone right now.  You're having a difficult time at the moment.

Caro: You can say that again.

Ben: But if you aren't feeling comfortable or it's too much for you, I'll drive you home.

Caro: I'd really like to spend the night here.

Ben: Okay. Good night.



[The Beschenko home, Luzi’s room]


Luzi: You're thinking about Sophie, aren't you?

Timo: I just don't understand her. It's like I’m fishing in the dark.

Luzi: I can understand that.

Timo: Really?

Luzi: Sure, we've all wondered about what happened to her.

Timo: Yes but... I don't understand why she can't just tell me that she's got a new guy. Then I could just move on from the whole thing. - I'm sorry.

Luzi: You don't have to be. God, just relax.

Timo: You just know me too well. Sometimes that really scares me. It’s mind-boggling.


Ben and Caro are lying awake in the same bed their backs to each other, Luzi and Timo have fallen asleep snuggled up together. Alanis is still singing.

Tempus fugit.

Timo: Morning.

Luzi: Morning.



[Bergmann villa, dining room/kitchen]


Stefan is sitting at the table reading the newspaper. Caro and Ben come in.

Ben: Morning! Well, let's see what we've got. We have different kinds of jam, honey, cheese... you like cheese, don't you?

Caro: Thanks Ben, I'll manage.

Ben: Great, then just help yourself to anything. I'm just going to jump into the shower.

Caro: I thought we would have breakfast together.

Ben: I'll be right back. Besides, you don't have to be scared of the man behind the newspaper. He's always in a bad mood in the morning.

Ben leaves.

Stefan: Well, you’ve cooked up a nice mess here. Foisting that child onto my son. 

Caro: That wasn't planned.

Stefan: That doesn't make it any better Caro.

Caro: I came to you first, or did you already forget? And if you had helped me out, it wouldn't even be existing anymore.

Stefan: So since I wouldn't let myself be blackmailed, you thought you'd go to my son because he is stupid enough to believe you.

Caro: Would you have preferred if I had told him that you are the father?

We hear sounds from the stairs, interrupting their conversation. Since Stefan and Caro are sitting there and Ben is in the shower that leaves only one other resident. Lucky us. Sleepy Jenny comes down the stairs. And how! (I’m hoping for lots of screenshots. She’s so cute!) /Editor's note:Obviously, after the airing of this episode,the wardrobe department had decided, that putting the young Hartmann into tanktops was a really good idea.J.H. Never wore sleeves outside anything besides a blazer or coat after March..)  

Jenny: Morning.

Stefan: Coffee?

Caro: How about croissants?

Jenny: Ey, is this necessary? Just let me wake up first.

Jenny disappears behind the business newspaper. (She’s obviously not a morning person unless she’s waking up with Emma.) Stefan and Caro keep glaring at each other.


We'll always have Paris....



[Pestalozzi, principal’s office]


Götting: Good morning, my dearest. What can I do for you?

Frau Krawczyk: I wanted to talk to you.

Outside Frau Jäger sneaks up to the door to eavesdrop. 

Götting: If I had known that this could last a while, I would have brought cookies.

Frau Krawczyk: Save your sweet-talking. I've seen through your machinations.

Götting: Did you get out of bed with the wrong foot, today?

Frau Krawczyk: You know very well what I'm talking about. Do you really expect me to fall for your ridiculous farce? How stupid do you think I am?

Götting: But Frau Krawczyk, this seems to be a huge misunderstanding. I support you, wherever and as often as possible.

Frau Jäger outside the door): What a suck-up.

Frau Krawczyk: Oh stop it! You would sooner bite off your tongue than to respect one of my decisions.

Götting: I admit we have had our differences but now I've finally realized that there is only one joint path for us: a friendly and harmonic co-existence.

Frau Krawczyk: That you can use those words without blushing... But I know you far too well not to see through your insidious game.

Götting: But whatever did I do to you?

Frau Krawczyk: You know very well how much I abhor lies and hypocrisy. And that's exactly why you are following me everywhere pretending to be the devoted vice-principal. But I won't let myself get provoked any longer. Not by you!

Götting: Well...well that really hurts. How can you say something like that?

Frau Krawczyk: Our talk is over.

Götting: Despite everything, I will continue to do everything within my power to support you and who knows, maybe one day we can really become friends.

Frau Krawczyk: Out!!!

Götting (outside to Frau Jäger): The poor dear is rather jittery. You should make her some tea for her nerves.

(Hey, and Ingrid, what’s with that cleavage???/Thank you,Heph.I was wondering the same thing.Maybe she is trying to distract Gabriele from evil Götting's machinations?)



[Pestalozzi, parking lot]


Ben, Caro and Jenny arrive in Ben’s mustang. He jumps out and opens Caro’s door for her.

Ben: Well, here we are.

Caro: I can manage. I’m not some old granny, you know.

Ben takes Caro’s bag.

Ben: Give it to me. I’ll carry it.

Caro: Okay.

Jenny: That’s what I call service. The only thing he’s missing is a page boy suit. Page? Please take my bag up to my classroom.

Ben: Forget it.

Jenny: Aw. It’s not looking too good for your tip, I’ll have you know.

Ben: This is for medical reasons. Caro isn’t allowed to exert herself in the first three months (and after that she can go back to weightlifting, rock climbing and skydiving?/Binge drinking?). Because of the risks.



[Pestalozzi, outside the auditorium]


Timo: Luzi, wait a minute.

Luzi: What?

Timo: What are we going to tell the others?

Luzi: What are you talking about?

Timo: About last night.

Luzi: But nothing happened.

Timo: Yes, true. But…it was a great night.

Luzi: Yes, for me too. Listen, we don’t have to tell them anything. It’s nobody’s business if you’re spending the night at my place. Now, come on.

Emma and Hotte are sitting on the stage playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. (Awwww…). Emma is winning btw.

Bea: Hey guys. I talked to the Ministry of Education again. About the radio spot against mobbing. There’s been a small change.

Hotte: Did we get kicked out? 

Bea: N-no. Who said that?

Hotte: Well, you’re looking rather down. (Love your optimistic attitude,Hotte:-)

Bea: We are still allowed to participate. The terms of the participation have changed. Instead of a group, only a solo artist may compete, now.

Emma: Does that mean that we rehearsed all of last week for nothing? (and I could have just as well watched volleyball practice along with the boys from the 12th grade?/Comment of win,Heph!) 

Bea: I wouldn’t say it quite like that. We just have to decide who of you is going to sing.

Bea is handing out some papers which Timo doesn’t notice as he is too busy staring at Luzi.

Bea: Timooo. Everything alright?

Timo: Yes yes, sure. I vote for Luzi. I mean, she loves Diana Ross.

Luzi: Ähm (Luzi points to the paper) Marvin Gaye.

Timo: Äh, right.

Bea: Very well, I wanted to suggest for you to sing anyways. If everyone else is alright with that?

Emma: Well, I’m all for it.

Hotte: Luzi is perfect, isn’t she?

Timo: Why are you asking me of all people?

Hotte: That wasn’t a question, it was a statement. With Luzi, we’re going to win the commercial!

Bea: Maybe we should rehearse a little more beforehand…before we start popping the corks. Ready?


[Luzi – Ain’t no mountain]



[Pestalozzi, Götting’s office]


Frau Jäger comes in.

Götting: Could you recommend a good ear specialist?

Frau Jäger: Why?

Götting: I didn’t hear you knock.

Frau Jäger: I’ve come to warn you. (Stay away from my SO!)

Götting: Ugh, what did I do to you now?(You are competing with me in the cookie business!)

Frau Jäger: I know exactly what you are up to. You want to get Frau Krawczyk back onto the bottle.

Götting: Ach, are you starting with this again.

Frau Jäger: But I’m telling you that you aren't going to succeed!(Only B ea Vogel can do that!) Gabriele Krawczyk has an iron will. (I can never get her to beg…ähm yeah…/Heph?What for?Cookies?)

) You won’t get her to fall off the wagon.

Götting: How nice for Gabriele. There is only one thing I don't understand. If our principal is oh so strong-willed, why then are you here? - Oh...do I detect some small doubts? It seems you've realized yourself how thin the nerves of our principal are at the moment. I'm afraid it will turn out badly sooner rather than later.

Frau Jäger: You wish.

Götting: You better ask yourself what is going to happen to you in that case. A secretary who is constantly declaring war on me... that's something my nerves wouldn't stand for very long. So, I hope we understand each other.



[Pestalozzi, auditorium]


[Luzi – Ain’t no mountain,  cont.]


While Luzi is singing, Timo is hallucinating that they are dancing together. He’s broken out of his trance by a cheering Emma and Hotte.

Hotte: Gosh, that was great! (at Timo) Well, didn't you like it?

Timo: I did. It was okay.

Hotte: Just okay?

Timo: It was fantastic.



[Pestalozzi, at the kiosk]


Ben: We'll have two apples and two bananas. Are those organic apples? Äh, no pesticides?

Kiosk lady: Yes, of course.

Ben: Okay.

Caro: And I would also like a coffee.

Ben: No. Coffee is an absolute no-go. Decaf, at the most.

Caro: Ugh, then I'll have some water.

Ben: Okay. You go ahead, I'm going to bring this over in a minute.

Caro: Okay...

Ben: Keep the change. Thanks.

Kiosk lady: Thanks.

Ben stops at the table where Bea is standing.

Ben: Hey.

Bea: You're doing that very well.

Ben: Yeah, it's called responsibility. It's a new hobby of mine. (Self depreciation. I didn’t think he had it in him.)

Bea: I hope it won't stay just a hobby.

Ben: No. We made a decision. We're going to have the child.

Bea: Äh, wow. That's a big decision.

Ben: Yes, big decision. But I think it's the right one. At least it feels right.

Bea: I'm happy for you. For both of you.

Ben: Thanks. - Bea? (Can he say it any louder with all those people around?)

Bea: Yes?

Ben: I wanted to thank you again.

Bea: What for?

Ben: You always said that I should take on responsibility and stand by what I did. I think I only now understand what you meant by that. Anyway...well, I couldn't have made this decision without your help. Thanks.(Cause breaking into a swimming pool is SO like raising a kid fo r the next eighteen years...)

Bea: I'm glad.

Ben: I...should go. See you.



[Pestalozzi, foyer]


Frau Krawczyk: Maybe Frau Schneider (sic!) could take over the afternoon...

Frau Jäger: I'll ask her.

Frau Krawczyk: Then we still have to organize Wednesday.

Götting: Ah, the substitution schedules (I really have to start laughing as soon as Götting opens his mouth at the moment. Who would have thought). Same old, same old.

Frau Krawczyk: I believe we're doing fine without your help.

Götting: Well, actually, I only wanted to bring you a cup of coffee. Just how you like it. Just milk, no sugar. (and enough vodka to get an entire Russian bar drunk)

Frau Krawczyk: Thank you very much but if I want some coffee, I'll get it myself.

Götting: But why so ungrateful? I only wanted to save you an unnecessary walk.

Frau Krawczyk: You better save me from your annoying presence.

Götting: But I only want what's best for you. That's why I deliberately left out your favourite ingredient. Or is that why you're so on edge? (In the background he spots Dr. Wendtland). Because you can't stomach coffee without the vodka?

Frau Krawczyk: That's enough!!!

Frau Krawczek knocks the coffee cup out of his hand. Götting gets coffee all over him.

Götting: Dr. Wendtland, right on time today.

Dr. Wendtland: What's going on here?

Götting: The same as always.

Dr. Wendtland: Gabriele.


[Pestalozzi, principal’s office]


Frau Krawczyk: If I may explain...

Dr. Wendtland: No. I've seen enough. There's nothing left to say to that.

Frau Krawczyk: I didn't know that you were planning to stop by.

Dr. Wendtland: Oh. So that means you successfully duped me the last times I was here, or how am I supposed to interpret that?

Frau Krawczyk: No. But the situation just now didn't happen just like that. Julian Götting planned it. He asked you to come here, didn't he?

Dr. Wendtland: Yes. He let me know about some inconsistencies. For instance, that your teachers lost a student. Why didn't I hear that from you? You know that this is a reportable incident!

Frau Krawczyk: In the case of Sophie Klein, the facts changed completely.

Dr. Wendtland: And nothing, nothing can excuse you becoming violent in public and attacking your vice-principal.

Götting: Despite all that, I won't lodge a complaint against Frau Krawczyk. She isn't in control of her faculties anymore.

Frau Jäger: The nerve of…

(Frau Krawczyk strokes her arm to calm her. How sweet./How effective.)

Dr. Wendtland: Gabriele, you know how much I value you. But we've given you more chances than were good for you. I can see now that that was a mistake. I’m relieving you of your position as principal as of right now. You're suspended until further notice.

Frau Krawczyk: Does that mean I'm fired?

(Wikipedia can be of so much help sometimes!)