Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi, Camrus Johnson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Miriam A. Hyman, Cathy Shim
Drama directed by Ry Russo-Young. The story centers on college-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Charles Melton), and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi), who meet and fall for each other over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the US, Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.
Immigration Social Worker: Your removal is final.
Natasha Kingsley: There’s nothing you can do?
Immigration Social Worker: I’m sorry.
Natasha Kingsley: But this is my home. New York is my home.
Natasha Kingsley: [voice over] Thirteen point eight billion years ago the Big Bang created the stars, the planet, the galaxies. Compared to the lifespan of the universe, our lives begin and end in a single day.
Natasha Kingsley: [voice over] The choice we make, the path we choose, we don’t have forever. All we have is a single day.
Natasha Kingsley: [voice over] I always believed it would take a lifetime to understand the human heart. In the end, all it took was a single day.
[after Daniel saves Natasha from being hit by a car]
Daniel Bae: What’s your name?
Natasha Kingsley: Natasha
Daniel Bae: I’m Daniel.
Natasha Kingsley: What’s with the notebook.
Daniel Bae: It’s poems.
Natasha Kingsley: Poems. What are they about? wait, let me guess. Love.
Daniel Bae: Not all of them.
Natasha Kingsley: I don’t believe in love.
Daniel Bae: So no magic, no fate, no meant to be. What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me? Just give me a day.
Natasha Kingsley: An hour. I’m not changing my mind though.
Daniel Bae: What are your key ingredients to fall in love? My key ingredients to falling in love are friendship, chemistry, and the X factor.
Natasha Kingsley: What’s the X factor?
Daniel Bae: Don’t worry, we’ve got it.
Natasha Kingsley: This isn’t going to make me change my mind, Mr. Plaid Tie.
Daniel Bae: Did you just call me Pat Thai?
Natasha Kingsley: Plaid tie!
Daniel Bae: My family is from Korea not Thailand.
Natasha Kingsley: Well, that is not what I said, so you can stop waiting for an apology.
Daniel Bae: Oh, I’m waiting for something, but not for an apology.
Natasha Kingsley: I got to go. I got to go.
Daniel Bae: Natasha, what are you so afraid of?
Natasha Kingsley: Listen, I wasn’t born here.
Daniel Bae: What?
Natasha Kingsley: My family is leaving tomorrow.
Daniel Bae: [to Natasha] This is real, and I know you feel it too.
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