Marina/Esther – sneak preview 1×15 (with video)
[more trouble in... wait, wasn't this supposed to be Paradise?]
[this sneak preview is a translation of BAM's "on the fly" transcript. It contains the crucial, but not necessarily all Marina/Esther relevant moments of this episode; there will most likely be additions and/or corrections later. - If you want to quote these translations elsewhere, you are welcome to do so, as long as you link back to this original post and credit the creators (i.e. BAM and Nordica)]
A Spanish version of these transcripts can usually be found at Sam’s blog within hours of my post, a Chinese take on things a few days later over at Lang’s blog, while discussions continues on the Chinese Marina/Esther forum.
Video, thanks to AuntieCallisto, embedded below.
Tonight, RaiDue had the glorious idea to air Terapia yet another half hour later – BAM managed to stay awake and transcribe nonetheless, but really, RaiDue: this airing schedule sucks. We hope they’ll be back to “normal” next week.
[the news that Marina and Esther are a couple has made the rounds through the entire hospital. Everybody talks about it, and most of all Teresa acts very differently around Esther. Giulia, the head nurse, uses every chance she gets to call Esther aside and give her orders, telling her that they really need to talk.]
[Marina is trying to talk to Esther, who in turn is trying to avoid her]
E: What is it, Doctor?
M: Can I talk to you for a moment?
E: No, really not, because I arrived late and now I have to time. [she turns around and starts to walk away. Marina holds her back by her arm.]
M: Listen, I’ve never been abe to stand the silent treatment! Oh, come on – are you actually scared of me?
E: Listen… I don’t want the others to think anything bad, so…
M: The only thing you’re interested in is what the others think or say… isn’t it, Esther?
E: And you, in turn? You’re only interested in what you want. You don’t care about others, not even about me!
M: Ist that so? You’re really unfair. I’ve always tried to be at your every gesture, every word…
E: Lower your voice…
M: Now I’m really fed up.
E: Look, nobody asked you to do anything! You did all that on your own!
M: Ah well, we knew very well that it would be difficult. I’ve done all I can, but if you don’t want to…
E: I want to be left in peace!
[Giulia heaps yet more workload onto Esther.]
[Esther and Rocco have another of their heart-to-hearts, talking about what the others are thinking of Esther, who is very worried about what her colleagues think and say; she’s not prepared for any of it.]
[Marina and Esther]
M: Listen, Esther – I’ve messed it up. I shouldn’t have given you that kiss, I was wrong.
E: I’m glad you admit that. Because my life has turned into hell…. and it’s all your fault.
M: I don’t deserve that.
E: But I deserve what is happening to me, or do I? Teresa won’t even look me in the eye, Giulia thinks I don’t know how to do my job, and they’ll probably fire me!
M: Oh, stop it. You know that’s not possible.
E: [very cold, and very mad] Is it? And how would you know that?
M: Listen, Esther, what do you want me to do? Do you want me to put up a sign out here that reads “The lesbian, that’s me. Esther has nothing to do with it!”?! I’ve already lived through this whole story before. And you know what? It’s better if we end this right here.
E: I didn’t say that!
M: I’m saying it!
[Marina walks away, Esther tries to hold her back]
M: Better don’t touch me – somebody could think that there is something going on between us… and that, in fact, is not the case. [she walks away]
[Hospital director Sergio himself is offering Esther the job of being the head nurse and furthermore says that he never had any intention of firing her. Esther is very happy about that.]
[Marina, before going home after shift, asks Sergio for a day off, which he grants her.]
[a reluctant Teresa, whom Rocco has given a good talking-to, tells Esther that everyone is going for coffee together after shift, and she asks her whether she’d like to join them. Esther is very happy about that.]
Preview for 1×16:
they seem to have killed the previews - nothing, again!
Although I’d say the ball is squarely in Esther’s court. Marina apologized for the forced kiss and made a clean cut, so Esther now has time to realize that 1) she misses Marina badly, 2) that the others don’t matter that much, at all 3) that her life doesn’t come to an end over coming out (actually, it starts!) and 4) that she should apologize in return and grovel, grovel, grovel. Preferably in public.
Sadly, this scenario might not be as realistic as today’s episode.
Still, there are three more episodes to go. If even Terry can speak to a presumed lesbian in the end, Esther should be able to exchange more than zingers with Marina!
This sneak preview has been made possible thanks to the Italian transcripts by BAM (you rock, girl!). Header screenshot made possible by an episode trailer uploaded by mary_iena. English translation: mine.
These translations/descriptions/sneak previews are just an Italian finger exercise of mine and try to cover the core scenes of Marina and Esther, which means that there may be video footage in the clips on YouTube that is not covered here. I do, however, try my best to include everything that is essential. There may be occasional glitches or mistakes – feel free to point them out in the comments.