61st Street (2022) s01e01 Episode Script


1 ANGELO: On your marks.
Get set.
Go! Go! That's it, son! Pump those arms! [PANTING.]
♪♪ Go, go, go, go! Thank you so much.
♪♪ ♪♪ ANGELO: Now, don't let all your success here go to your head, right? You gotta stay focused when you're out there.
It's gonna be a big campus, lots of ladies after you.
You know, with the braids and all that shit.
You know the ladies love that, but you gotta be careful out there.
Now, you do us proud on your last day.
Working really hard.
Miss Norma.
Hmm? Miss Norma, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Sorry, I got Don't worry about it, Mr.
I can come back.
♪♪ ♪♪ [PANTING.]
♪♪ ANGELO: That's it! That's it! That's the way to finish strong! That's the way to finish strong! That's it! Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.
Sorry, Your Honor.
I'm sorry, Your Honor.
I'm sorry.
It's gonna be okay.
That's it? Nothing about why? I'm here, Your Honor.
I'm right here.
I'm ready.
Any mitigation? Counselor? Uh, my My client pled guilty.
He broke the law.
He knows it was wrong, but stealing baby formula - Is that the mother? - Y-Yes.
Yes, Your Honor.
- Here's my question.
- Yes, yes, sir.
Why steal baby formula when you have milk on tap? Because she was in agony, Your Honor, when feeding the baby because her Her breasts are engorged.
We don't need to hear the details.
You asked a question.
I'm giving you the answer, Your Honor.
The neighbor was banging on the wall, yelling for them to be quiet or he'd come around and kill the damn baby, and after the longest night with no sleep, my client couldn't take it anymore, 'cause what little money they had left, they had spent on diapers.
He had no choice but to do what he did, Your Honor.
There's always a choice, counselor.
What would you have done, Your Honor? This isn't about me.
It's not about you.
It's about what's out there.
- Well, you wanna talk about that? - Let's talk about it.
Jewel Osco just opened that store.
They took a big chance investing in the South Side.
What does your client do? He steals from them.
I have a responsibility to this community.
I hear you ride a bike, Your Honor.
What has that got to do with it? When you go to the lake, which way do you turn? Oh, I'm warning you.
You're very close When did you turn to the right, Your Honor? When was the last time? When did you ever turn to the right, Your Honor? You said you have a responsibility to the South Side, but you don't go there You better be quiet or I will find you in contempt of court.
No, no, no, Your Honor.
You're gonna punish a little baby girl, 6 months old, and send her father, who loves her, to prison.
What chance does she have to have a good life if you take away one parent and you impoverish the other? I don't do rhetorical questions.
30 months.
Take him down.
- Your Honor - Next.
No! Your Honor, please.
- Please.
- DERAY: I love you! I love you both! No, no! No! Your Honor Your Honor, why are you ♪♪ NICOLE: She doesn't want to talk to you.
She thinks you made things worse for Deray in there, and I gotta say, I think she's right.
Three cardinal rules of advocacy Never lose control, always know what your judge wants to hear, it's not about you.
You broke all three in there.
Who do you think you are? Who do I think I am? Wrong question.
Who do you think you are? ♪♪ Let's go.
Come on.
We gotta work hard now.
Here we go.
Ready? Go.
Come on.
Come on.
Up, up.
Here we go.
Let's get 'em up.
Let's go.
Nobody's better than us, right? WOMAN: Hi, Mr.
This is Dr.
Algren's office.
The doctor needs you to come in.
We kept the last appointment open for you.
You should be there.
Here we go.
Ready? Up.
That's it.
Nobody works harder than us.
Let's go.
♪♪ Onto your side, knees up to your chest.
That's it.
See the finish line.
- See the finish line.
- Ah! Keep your form, keep your form.
That's it, that's it.
♪♪ DR.
ALGREN: Little discomfort.
Aah! Here we go.
Deep breath, deep breath.
Did you come alone? Yes.
The prostate is enlarged.
Your PSA is high.
Now, there are a number of possible reasons for this, some okay, some not okay.
We need to do a biopsy.
The "B" word before the "C" word.
Just crossing the T's and dotting the I's.
That's not true, is it, doc? ♪♪ ♪♪ Chicago ♪ Where the dollar and blue collar go hand in hand ♪ City of Dreams so big ♪ Nightmares don't stand a chance ♪ A concrete paradise where roses grow ♪ See the smile from a child ♪ Light up the magnificent mile ♪ And melt the coldest snow ♪ This is home ♪ Find the brightest minds on these dark streets ♪ See the heart and soul on these old blocks ♪ Where we grow, we call it the go ♪ 'Cause we don't stop ♪ Get a bag, get a bag ♪ Get a bag, get a bag ♪ Call a G, get a bag ♪ Get a bag, get a bag ♪ Get a bag, yeah, yeah ♪ I know you wanna see if I can do it on my toes ♪ I'm-a bend it over ♪ Dad! You caught me.
You caught me.
- Oh, boy.
- I got you! You got me.
You got me.
That's right.
You got me.
Look at it.
See you working that.
Come on, now.
Come on, now.
Come on.
- Come on! - Watch him work.
Watch him work.
Watch him.
Look at him.
Look at him.
Look at him.
♪♪ You okay? Yeah.
Nice, nice.
Scholarship, right? That's how we got here? You earned that.
So, you take everything a college like that can give you.
You'll be dedicated, but never forget the joy in your running.
No sentiment, just love for what you do.
You understand the difference? Yes, sir.
You gonna be somebody, Moses Johnson.
Ooh-hoo-hoo! Yes, sir.
No sentiment, huh? You said you knew the difference.
I appreciate you, Coach.
You finna cry? Huh? - No.
- Coach, you about to cry? Why don't you try the shoes or something? Man, I'm good, bro.
These my size.
You know my size.
You know you gonna cry in the car, right? - I ain't gonna cry.
- You gonna cry in the car, right? ["REMEDY" PLAYING.]
I've been on some low-key shit not doing too much lately ♪ I done seen you out ♪ And it's clear you've been feeling on yourself lately ♪ I ain't tryna holla ♪ And I ain't tryna beg ♪ And I ain't tryna look like I'm on your head ♪ 'Cause I see you doing well now ♪ [SNIFFS.]
I see you doing well now ♪ How many is that? Okay.
Two, three.
Hold on.
Hold on.
One time.
Hold up.
Said I'm on the way ♪ Something told me to take, take the long way tonight ♪ I been losing my mind, I been losing my mind ♪ You been on my mind, yeah ♪ Yo, it's Joshua.
Leave a message.
Y'all stay safe, alright? GIRL: Bye, Joshua.
♪♪ ♪♪ [DOOR OPENS.]
♪♪ ♪♪ You bustin' us again today, po-po? Uh, maybe.
Nation's thinking there has to be somebody on the inside calling it in for you.
That's the kinda heat you're putting on us.
We can't do what we do.
You got a theory about why that's happening? - Do you? - For sure.
A man can't theorize on no empty stomach.
Oh, Jesus Christ.
Who are you, Confucius? ♪♪ What's the theory? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Come on.
Man, look, all this heat you got on The Nation and no heat on The Faction It used to be 50/50, but now, The Faction can sell their product in front of a police station, and still, nobody gets arrested.
My question Why? ♪♪ [DOOR OPENS.]
MAN: In the code of silence [WATER RUNNING.]
Mm! Mm! There's nothing sexier than a man washing dishes.
major players in the drug trade, putting housing developments on the South Side.
He and his co-conspirators were under investigation Below 7,000.
That's the number of people I represented the last 30 years, 26 in Cal.
90% of them probably don't remember.
What does that say? I don't know, but I got a feeling you're about to tell me.
What good have I done? [SIGHS.]
What's What's the point of it all? Franklin, you have given your heart, your soul, and both of your knees to this job.
The system is not gonna fix itself just because there's good people like you on the inside.
♪♪ So, the answer to my question is, no, I didn't make a difference.
Honey, you're done.
You're done.
♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ Hey.
♪♪ ♪♪ I have a good feeling.
♪♪ The baby's asleep - Sergeant.
- Come on, don't say that.
- Don't jinx it, will ya? - Sergeant Rossi.
Help me with this wire, will you? Okay.
Grab a piece of tape.
♪♪ - I got it.
- Okay.
♪♪ Right here.
Shouldn't you be doing this at the station? Michael? ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ MAN #2: Morning, Officer Rossi.
♪♪ ♪♪ Recording started.
♪♪ ♪♪ [KNOCKING.]
Lieutenant Brannigan, you got a minute? BRANNIGAN: Hey.
Congratulations on the baby.
Thank you so much, sir.
Number five? Number five.
We're crazy, huh? Got something for you.
That's too kind.
I didn't make sergeant, huh? I'm sorry.
You know, is there Is there something that I should know? - Like what? - I don't know.
I don't know.
I just I-I feel like I am doing everything right.
Arrest numbers, bravery citations, no complaints.
You're a good cop.
Who made sergeant? Look, don't get bitter, Rossi.
You won't get it next time 'round either if you turn into a bitter cop.
♪♪ You know, my man in The Nation He says all his people are wondering why all the heat's on them, while The Faction get the freedom of the South Side.
♪♪ That's just what he tells me.
And? ♪♪ Look I don't care who we take down.
These people are all the same to me.
But they have got to be paying for that pass The Faction.
Paying who? It's just where the heat is now.
His theory or yours? Oh, his.
♪♪ He got a name? Your man in The Nation.
♪♪ Yeah.
Calvin, what is you doing, bro? Dogs ain't affiliated, Calvin.
Ain't nobody gonna take a shot at him.
Man, I got a pass, so he'd be safe with me.
Alright, come on, man.
One last run with Tyson before I leave tonight.
I'm-a be back.
Be good.
I got you.
Alright, Tyson, come on.
Let's go.
Good boy.
♪♪ Come on.
Let's go.
Let's go.
Let's go.
Good boy.
Let's go.
Good boy.
♪♪ Yeah.
♪♪ ♪♪ Oh, you're kidding me? You gotta be kidding me.
Did Did they say? I-I didn't make sergeant.
End of story.
I guess we'll go bust some asses, right? ♪♪ ♪♪ [CELLPHONE RINGING.]
♪♪ JESSICA: Michael, it's me.
Call me when you know.
I love you.
♪♪ She's gonna know tonight.
Why spoil her day, right? Tactical and support units, check up.
Surveillance has eyes on our target.
We got Nation gang members conducting open-air drug sales.
MAN #3: Copy that.
Stick to the plan.
Watch your distance, and remember, safety first.
Let's run up, guys.
♪♪ JOHNNY: Something you're not telling me? Oh, I don't know.
Beautiful wife, five kids under 7 Yeah, you do.
♪♪ I got a bottom drawer.
No, you don't.
An actual bottom drawer? Huh? Or is it all in your head? Take your positions.
♪♪ Aw, forget it.
It's code of silence, right? Let's go.
Jojo, it's Mo's last night.
Come on, now.
Get home.
♪♪ What's up, man? What you doing over there? I'm on the way to the spot, G.
You know you don't walk this way, man.
- I'm going to the crib.
- You're not walking this way.
What's up? You need something? Yo! I don't know what you doing, man.
- What's up? - Josh! Hey, man, that's my brother, man.
Come on, man.
We ain't paying for this.
Come on.
Come on, keep it moving, man.
- We ain't paying for this.
- What's up, TJ? A little early for y'all today, huh? Yeah, the cops putting heat on us, so we gotta put the hours in.
What you saying? Huh? You saying something.
You should say it.
I'm just saying, man, back in the day, when shorties used to go to school, you boys fell back.
- You know what I'm saying? - Boys?! "You boys"? Coming from this college boy right here, huh? - Hey, Tutu.
Chill out, bro.
- Look at this college boy.
Man, miss me with that.
Check this out, though! Hmm? Boy.
Hey, Tutu, don't do that.
- What now, boy? - Don't do that.
Don't do that.
♪♪ You be there.
100 meter dash! Final Olympic games! You be there for the South Side.
On your marks, get set [GUNSHOT.]
go! Nobody move! Get down on the ground! Get down on the ground! Hands behind your back! You, down on the ground! Down on the ground! [SIREN WAILING.]
Mo! - Mo! - Don't shoot! ♪♪ MAN #4: We got a Black male.
Light-blue top, black shorts, and running tights.
♪♪ He just hit the alley, headed north from the scene.
Stop! Stop, damn it! [GRUNTS.]
♪♪ MAN #5: He just doubled back, headed west across Vernon.
♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ Stop! ♪♪ [WHISPERING.]
Get down.
Stay there! Don't move! Don't move! [BOTH PANTING.]
It's over.
It's over.
Please! No, no, no! Aah! Get up.
Breathe, man, breathe! Come on, breathe! Why'd you get in my way, man?! Why'd you get in my I'm sorry! I'm sorry! [SIREN WAILING.]
I'm sorry.
Yo! Breathe! Breathe! Hey! Hey! Hey, stay with me, man! Stay with me! [CRYING.]
Aah! Aah! Aah! [PANTING.]
I'm sorry, I'm sorry! Don't move! Don't move! Do not move! [GUNSHOT.]
♪♪ Officer down.
Officer down.
61st and King, in the train yard.
He's got a-a wound to the back of the head.
He's bleeding out.
We need an ambulance right now! Hey, hey, look, Michael, Michael, just stay with me, stay with me, okay? Just keep looking at me.
Don't Don't Don't Just keep looking at me.
Mike? Michael.
Oh, geez.
Ugh! ♪♪ I got you.
♪♪ In here! In here! ♪♪ ♪♪ [SIREN WAILING.]
Rufus! Rufus! What's wrong with y'all?! Help him! Help him! Do something! Help my baby, please! Rufus! Oh! Everybody's somebody's baby.
No! ♪♪ ♪♪ JOHNNY: You do not stop.
You understand me? You save my partner.
You do not stop, okay? Do you hear me?! You do not stop! You keep going! Do you understand?! Do you understand what I'm saying to you?! ♪♪ [PADDLES CHARGING, THUMPS.]
- What are you doing? - He's gone.
- Why are you stopping?! - He's gone.
- Why are you stopping?! - Johnny! Why are you stopping?! Do your goddamn job! - He's gone, Johnny.
- Do your job! - He's gone.
- Why are you stopping?! He's gone.
Hey ♪ Someone has to tell Jessica.
♪♪ Oh, God.
Shut it down.
This whole neighborhood.
Somebody saw this.
- We made arrests.
- MAN #6: Yeah.
So, get me a name.
CALVIN: Yo, Moses! In here, man! I saw what went down.
What? They'll flood the whole South Side.
- Is he dead? - You gotta be gone, bruh.
Calvin, is he dead?! [DOG BARKING.]
Is he dead, Calvin? Anthony, did you put up that puzzle? If you want to watch a show, you're gonna have to put the puzzle up, okay? [SIGHS.]
- Oh, God, no! No.
- I'm sorry.
Oh, no! No, no, no! No! [SOBBING.]
♪♪ [SIGHS.]
♪♪ ♪♪ [SNIFFLING.]
♪♪ ♪♪ [SNIFFLES.]
♪♪ [YELLS.]
♪♪ ♪♪ I want in on this, Lieutenant.
His name was Michael Rossi.
He had a wife and a family.
He was kind.
He was warm.
He was funny.
He was a good man.
Look at me.
Look at me.
You see a blue life that doesn't matter, right? Right?! Answer me! [SNIFFLES.]
You got a brother? Huh? I had a brother.
This is my brother.
Look what you did to my brother.
- Ah - You see that? Look at it! [SNIFFLES.]
I I don't know where these pictures was taken, alright? But you you arrested me outside my building.
I was just walking home.
That's it.
♪♪ Felony murder.
♪♪ You know what that means? ♪♪ It means the murderer is you.
Say it back to me.
What? - What I just said.
- What? No.
No, no, no.
I-I was literally just walking home, sir.
I-I didn't have nothing to do with any of that.
You were out there committing a felony.
Sir, I was just literally walking home! - That's it! - Selling heroin on the corner, and somebody died connected to what you're doing.
The upshot is simple All you corner boys are up on a murder rap.
No, no, sir, I'm not a corner boy.
I was literally just walking home.
That's all I know.
There's a way out for one of you.
♪♪ The one who gives me the name.
First to give me the name goes home.
♪♪ MAN #7: Police! Did you hear that? Come on, Tyson! Go! Come on, Tyson! Hey! Aah! [SCREAMING.]
Get off! Get off! MAN #8: Police! Stay where you are! ♪♪ [GUNSHOT.]
♪♪ You know what you're looking at for the murder of a police officer? 100 years.
No parole.
You're coming out in a box, son.
I'm not your son.
The trouble with you is you can't tell the difference between big and small.
100 years you're looking at, and you're fighting back with what? "I'm not your son"? Like that matters? Just maybe What do you think? Maybe it's a bigger deal that your life is over if you don't tell me the name of Michael Rossi's killer? [SIGHS.]
♪♪ Hmm? ♪♪ Frater! Young! ♪♪ The river.
♪♪ Yo, this is Moses.
Leave a message, and I'll hit you right back.
Mojo, call me.
Love you.
What y'all taking me down here for, man? Hey, man, what y'all taking me down here for? Man, I already told y'all, I didn't do nothing! [CAR DOORS CLOSE.]
Yo, what y'all taking me down here for?! I didn't do nothing! Hey, I didn't do nothing, man! Please! What y'all doing?! Let's take a walk.
I'm telling you, I didn't do nothing! Please, man! I just want to go home! I didn't do nothing! Please! Please! Please! Walk.
Come on, man! Stop, man! Please! Please! Please! ♪♪ FRANKLIN: Alright.
A cop was killed.
Oh, God.
Where? Off 61st.
Have they got a suspect? They got a name? What, baby? What? Who is it? It's Moses Johnson, Franklin.
That's That's That can't be.
Baby, that's Norma's son.
He was on his way to college with a scholarship.
He's clean.
N-Nobody touches Moses Johnson.
- Do you think they care? - Well Do you think they care about that? It's not that.
It is not that.
- Mom.
- No.
- It's okay.
- What's happening, Mom? This has to stop.
How can this be? It's okay.
It's alright.
They will not have Moses Johnson! [SCREAMING.]
- Go! Go! Go! - Go, go, go, go, go, go, go! Let me see those hands! [INDISTINCT YELLING.]
On the ground! - I am! I am! - Stop moving now! - Get down! - All clear.
Ow! Ah! ♪♪ Y'all in the wrong house! - Oh, you hurting me! - Go check the bedroom.
- Sit down! - Ow! - What do you want?! - Where is he? Where's who? Your son.
Joshua? Moses.
What What's your name? I'm Lieutenant Brannigan.
He's a good kid.
Like, he He wouldn't do anything.
You You got the wrong man, Officer Brannigan.
I swear.
That's not what Joshua's just been telling us.
Joshua? Eh, why do you have Joshua? What did Joshua do? What do y'all have Joshua?! ♪♪ Please.
What? Be careful with her.
You want me to be careful? [CRYING.]
One of my guys is dead in the street because your son's an animal.
I'll be careful when you tell me where he is.
My son's not an animal.
He would never kill anyone.
Next you're gonna tell me he doesn't sell drugs.
Because he doesn't sell drugs.
And he's not affiliated? He ain't affiliated with no one 'cept his family.
Please don't take me on, lady.
He didn't do nothing.
You got the wrong kid.
YOUNG: Lieutenant.
Oh The matches what we seized on the corner.
What's that? That ain't mine.
You know that ain't mine.
Y'all Y'all planting stuff now? [CELLPHONE RINGING.]
Uncuff her.
♪♪ Answer it.
Tell him it's over.
Tell him we as good as already got him.
Turn himself in before he gets killed.
Moses? Hi.
Oh, no.
I know, I know.
I know you didn't I love you, too.
I need you to listen to me, okay? Listen carefully.
This is the most important thing you'll ever hear me say.
♪♪ Run, Moses.
Run for your life.
Don't ever stop running, Moses! - Run! - Moses! - Run! - Moses! He didn't do nothing! You in here, you coming in here planting shit! - Y'all know y'all ain't worth it! - Take her in! He didn't do nothing! Yo, where's my son?! Moses! Get off of me! ♪♪ ♪♪ [SIREN WAILING.]

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