61st Street (2022) s01e06 Episode Script

Sins of the Fathers

1 - Previously on "61st Street" - Plea deal at the eleventh hour.
20 years for murder one.
- How do you plead? - Not guilty.
Moses was up there when the cop took his shot.
Cop aimed up, like this.
I hear you're Brannigan's new boy.
Nation has an offer.
We can go 5 points better than the Faction.
I'm not telling David that you're dying.
That's up to you.
You do that.
Her boy was a snitch, but she keeps making a big noise about this I don't know.
Want to know who tried to kill you? Guards working with the Faction.
You don't show the world you got our protection, you're dead.
No, I don't want any part of this, man.
You know what I hate about this country? Drummed into every child If you don't have a dream, you're not American.
Biggest lie in history Anyone can make it if they only dare to dream.
Hm? Your wise-ass lawyer's selling you something worse than dreams hope.
My lawyer's doing his job.
Your lawyer's selling.
I'm giving you truth.
But your ass so high up on your shoulders that you can't see which is which, but that's all gon' change today.
What the hell that supposed to mean? It mean forget about the Olympic Games.
Faction trying to put you six feet under, and you still dreaming.
Time to wake up.
There's a package coming.
Second yard session.
You gon' handle it.
Protection gotta be earned, boy.
You Speak's boy? - We got the same lawyer.
- What, you got Franklin? Did I get him? More like he got me.
What you talkin' about, bro? Dude got me 30 months for stealing baby formula, all 'cause he pissed off the judge.
Bottom line with that guy It's all about him and not about us.
If he's handling your case, you better get comfortable in here.
You look different.
Probably the haircut, you know? Hey, you know, Angelo's not in here, lookin' after me with the vitamins and everything, so You be strong in here Alright? You know who you are.
You know who you gonna be.
Don't let this place and no one else tell you any different.
You hear me? Moses, you hear me? Say it.
I heard you, Mom.
You tend to see a face up on the wall ♪ You wonder if you can recall it all, yeah, yeah ♪ Your dream has been taken ♪ And you're not leavin' ♪ Oh, oh, ohh ♪ Countin' on you.
We don't gotta tell nobody ♪ I can be your secret lover ♪ Moses is state champion? Yeah.
Not bad for a kid who was born with his feet turned inward.
Why you mean? He wore braces on both his legs for a year and a half from the age of 3 to correct it.
People said he might never walk properly, and 14 years later, state championship.
Nobody could touch him.
He'll be that again.
I want in them draws, baby ♪ Just to give some peace of mind to you ♪ I won't text at all ♪ Pick out a record.
Anything you want.
I don't miss when we get rough ♪ When you get in the mood ♪ You know I'll be airing it out ♪ I don't know nothing! Then tell me something I want to hear then.
I don't know anything! Tell me something I want to hear.
All you gotta do is talk.
Yeah, there's something you need to know about me.
No, it's a big deal.
I mean, you don't have to No, I do.
I have terrible taste in music.
You I really thought you were gonna Okay.
I mean, how bad? Give it to me.
- Stylistics.
- Oh.
I'm forever frozen in 1975.
- Were you even born then? - Ha! Uh, it was music my mama played when I was, you know, small.
You blame your mama now.
So it's your mama's fault? She died when I was six.
Oh, you know, I'm sorry.
It's cool.
You know, I feel good about this.
Do you? Moses is gonna be okay.
- Shit.
- Oh, it's cool.
Uh, you got a fuse box? Uh Uh, it's in the back.
I know I paid the minimum.
It's cool.
Uh, you got candles? Yeah, under the sink in the kitchen.
- Alright.
- I'm so sorry.
Hey, hey, hey, relax.
We're good.
We're good.
- Hey.
- Hey, hey.
Whoa, whoa.
It's cool.
Hey, man.
I already told y'all everything, man! I don't know nothing! No, no, no, no, no.
It's okay.
It's okay.
- No! No! - It's just the lights.
It's just the lights.
It's just the lights.
I'm so sorry.
It's just the lights.
It's just the lights.
I'm so sorry.
You remember Phil, right? He's just a friend.
He's just a friend.
He's just a friend.
I'm sorry.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's alright, it's alright.
I have to tell you this.
What, you're not gonna vote for me? That what you came over here to tell me? You're not gon' vote for me? I heard you, uh, made a big thing about Rufus Porter at the debate.
Yeah, the boy that had no name now has a name.
He was a snitch.
Porter was a snitch.
What? CPD informant.
Oh, my God.
- Please don't say anything.
- Oh, my God.
Not even your husband.
I mean, you know how it is.
The family's gotta pay.
Yeah, yeah.
I get it, I get it.
I get it.
Thought I should let you know, 'cause if you made him a part of your campaign, the press will start to dig, and it wouldn't Yeah.
You know.
How's your boy? So much better for having your husband in his corner.
Yeah, I-I meant I meant Joshua.
They shot Rufus dead right in front of him.
Right in front of him.
What's a child supposed to do with that? Where do you put a thing like that? Little to the left.
A little to the left.
A little more.
A fraction more.
Thank you for coming here.
- I appreciate this.
- Sending data.
Single bullet in a city of three million people.
74 million.
What are our chances of finding it? 92% of CPD officers carry .
9 millimeter Glocks.
That sets the maximum travel range of our bullet at 1,500 yards, which is the furthest point.
Now, this takes us as close as we can get to the trajectory of the bullet, then we feed in everything we know about this moment in time on the day of.
Like what? Humidity was 14%, wind speed 9 miles an hour from the south/southwest.
Possible intercepting agent One passing L train.
The train ran 45 seconds late that day So we rule that out.
We find the bullet, we match it to the officer's weapon.
It either did or didn't come from his gun.
Now, striation marks on bullets are always unique to the one weapon it came from.
It's like DNA and saliva.
You okay? Let's, uh Let's get what we came for here before we lose the light.
I'm still here ♪ Little Man.
After telling you ♪ So, you her boyfriend now? So, you a dope boy now? - Who told you that? - Well, you musta dropped $300 in the bucket at the barbecue.
I worked for that money.
Sure you did.
After saying that I'd be gone ♪ So, what now? You gonna snitch to my mom? Hmm? How else can we afford Franklin? Can't keep our lights on.
And he needs thousands.
Talking outta my head ♪ But, baby, if I wasn't ♪ Hand me the P-trap.
It's the one that looks like the letter "P.
" What I said ♪ 'Cause when I need someone to hold ♪ Hey, baby ♪ You're right here to hold me ♪ Traps the water in the pipes, keep the bad air out.
Hand me that wrench.
You're right here to kiss me ♪ Understanding ♪ How'd you get that? Actin' a fool.
And I'm so glad ♪ Your mama that's a proud woman.
Too proud to let me in on family business, like what's happening with your brother and his case.
I respect it.
Yeah, man, I respect it, but it's frustrating because I know I can help her.
But I have a solution.
You letting me in on the Moses of it all, what she's saying and thinking, and I'll keep what I know about how you earn to myself.
So, we have a deal? This is the landing radius for the bullet.
Now, we cross-checked it against every police report - of a gunshot that day.
- Mm-hmm.
Then we correlated it with the shot-spotter, and we come up with four possible gunshots, but we can eliminate these two.
That shot Rufus fired into the air Uh-huh.
And Brannigan's shot that killed him.
- That's right.
- Dad, let's go.
Dad, let's go.
I promised him a boat ride today.
Extra credit for his his art class.
To see the city's arctic texture.
Uh, no architecture.
That's so cool, David.
David, I need you to sit down for a minute so I can finish up my work, okay? - Be right back.
- One minute.
- 60 seconds.
- One minute, yes.
- One, two, three, four, five - Two Two Two bullets in our landing radius.
- Okay, so it can't be that one.
- Why not? Well, the police report said it was a cabbie shot another cabbie over a fare.
- But - 40 seconds left, Dad.
Okay, hold on, David.
Just a few more minutes, okay? Just Just a few more minutes.
What What about this one? A woman called in a gunshot from her home address on 73rd Street.
- What time? - 4:25.
That's almost an hour after Logan fired his gun.
- It's what we have.
- That doesn't make sense.
We need something more than that.
David! David! Damn it, I said for you to sit down, David! - No, no, no! No! - Oh, no.
I'm so sorry.
Dav No, no, no, no! I'm sorry, baby I'm sorry.
Yeah, uh, nothing's broken.
It's okay.
David, your father is a good guy.
I want to sit second chair at the trial.
- We're very different.
- That's why it's a good idea.
I see what you don't see.
And vice versa? That would be for you to say.
The case is The case is particular.
For the optics? You mean 'cause I'm white? Kinda thought that was the point.
This case is about all of us.
Why are you laughing? Just a little self-aggrandizing there.
Well, this is our street.
A day drinker.
- Hello, I'm - Shh.
I win something? I-I was hoping that you would help me win something.
A trial.
This is Miss Nicole Carter.
She's She's my second chair.
Good for Nicole Carter.
Something I noticed? Fancy folk get two names when they get introduced.
Poor folk get one, if they get introduced at all.
On May 1st, you reported a gunshot.
You reported it at 4:20 in the afternoon.
Was that when you heard it? - No.
- No? Earlier? How much earlier? An hour? - Could be.
- Okay.
Why did you wait to call it in? Called it in when I got around to it.
Some of us got lives.
Didn't matter none.
Once they heard I wasn't shot, they never even sent someone to take a look.
Take a look at what, ma'am? My baby.
Your baby? Mm-hmm.
She's a beauty, ain't she? Oh.
We needed a bullet, and we got a bullet hole.
You mean a bullet like this? Well, if I wasn't married, I'd kiss you right now.
I won't tell no one.
Look here.
Can we just Can we just Can you do me a favor and let us borrow that for a minute? - Oh, no, no, no, no.
- No, no, just for a minute.
No, no, sir.
I need all the luck I can get in this world.
- Look - Mm-hmm.
I already won bingo three times since I been wearin' it.
- Ma'am, we just need to borrow - Sorry, mister.
And my lucky charm stays around my neck.
But But bullets are for killing people.
They They kill you.
Sometimes they hurt you and they don't kill you.
Sometimes they hurt you, then you die, slowly.
That's what they're meant for.
They're not meant for winning bingo games.
Hi, my name's, uh, David Roberts.
What's yours? Gloria Hendrix.
Gotcha, huh? Work for me and no one gonna try to turn you into a fireball.
You feel me? What you doing today gonna help you across the board.
Afternoon session.
Got it.
For The Nation.
For The Nation.
Alright, say hello to my boy.
Say hello.
I can't.
I No.
Walk the yard.
Lotty'll take you through it.
They treat me like I drive a vet ♪ Plug texted me said he got it texted him back bet ♪ Hey, count good.
Count always good.
Yeah, I rap, but this from dope, I ain't get no check ♪ They treat me like I drive a vet ♪ Plug texted me said he got it texted him back bet ♪ Hey, I'm thirsty.
Go handle that.
Yeah, I rap, but this from dope, I ain't get no check ♪ Spent 300 on some Js, I ain't have a ticket ♪ Told Tillie we takin' off 'cause the clock tickin' ♪ I just won't that new C8 so I can drop the ceiling ♪ If yo babymommas beefin' then you not winnin' ♪ Catch you slippin' wit my opps ♪ 'Sup, Sosa? When my homie died I felt 'cause I was not wit him ♪ Police pull up, it's a chase, I got a hot ♪ Had a play I couldn't make, he needed 5 pillows ♪ In the A wit my lil cousin dropped like 5 hittas ♪ If it's me and like 4 then that's 5 for real ♪ You ain't reppin' what I'm reppin', you ain't my ♪ And if we talkin' 'bout my talent, I'm worth 5 million ♪ Should I go ahead? Look.
They say opps lookin' for me ♪ Damn Chinese-made Count this mess by hand.
They treat me like I drive a vet ♪ Plug texted me said he got it texted him back bet ♪ Ooh.
That's what I'm talking about.
I ain't get no check ♪ Man, look.
She thirsty as hell.
Oh, oh.
That's nonsense ♪ these rappers, they just cappin' ♪ I play Von for real ♪ Or I play my for real ♪ If it's up, it's stuck forever ♪ I don't squash ♪ I been slidin' on ops so long I think I'm car sick ♪ Yeah, yeah ♪ I don't wear Fruit of Loom ♪ These Ethikas, they ♪ Yeah.
How's it going? Oh, hi.
Hi, Mrs.
Yes, hold on one I'm gonna have to go.
- Okay? - How's it going? - You good? - Yes, I'm good.
Let's go outside.
So, I'm an embarrassment? I'm an embarrassment to you? You're not embarrassing me.
I just wanted you and I to talk.
No, no.
I see who you are.
You're using my son and my pain for money.
And you know what else I'm discovering, too? There is no "us".
There's grieving mothers, and then there's BLM pimps like you.
You used my son's name one time - I had my reasons.
- What's the reason? I can't tell you that.
You don't get to do that.
You don't get to pull no secret shit on me and then not say what it is.
I get it.
I see you.
It wouldn't look good for your husband and his special client to have his wife doing shout-outs for The Nation, right? Old Saint Franklin told his wife to pipe down.
Didn't want his special Moses Johnson getting all muddied up in some gang shit.
It's just like I said You Hyde Park liberals, all you care about it's the life of a scholarship boy.
You and your husband ain't no better than the rest of 'em.
So you think I'm a pimp.
Oh Pimp.
You know what? I am a pimp.
What you think your cut should be? - What? - Huh? What do you think your cut should be? How much was Rufus worth? - You don't - How much How much was he worth? That's not what I'm saying, and you know it.
his legs, his memory.
- You know what? I will go - Now you - No, you know what I will go - You just putting on a show.
in in in In the campaign headquarters right now and get a check.
- That is not what I am saying.
- And write it out for you.
How much How much was it worth? This has never been about the money.
It's never about the money.
I mean, but why should I struggle? I never wanted to say your son's name.
Never wanted to say your son's name.
I hated saying his name.
I hate it that it's a hundred other names that I could say in his place.
I know how you feel about me, and I don't blame you, but I need you to look me in my eye and know that I am not throwing you and Rufus away.
I'm not doing that.
She's got her man by her side ♪ So why's she got eyes on me? ♪ You're buying, right? - Like yesterday? - Yeah, like yesterday.
Look, I'm sorry, alright? She's bleeding me dry.
You ever hard of a Rodney Dangerfield marriage? My wife and I were happy for 20 years.
- And then we met.
- And then we met.
- Right.
- Yeah.
Can I get two sausage muffins, please? But it burns too bright so I say ♪ Thank you.
I'm all set.
Right, you wanna find somewhere to sit? Yeah, let's get out of here first.
You guys are good.
Oh, my God, what you doing? ♪ Baby, you can look but don't touch ♪ - Brannigan.
- Hey.
That offer that's on the table, it needs an answer.
Butler Boathouse.
This line right here, imagine it go all the way to the wall.
That's where the package gon' be.
- What's in the package? - Something important.
So, don't worry about none of the ground guards.
I got them covered.
It's the watch tower.
That's the wildcard.
Guards can see us, we can't see them.
Just means you gotta be quick.
Scoop up the package, stuff it in your drawers.
I can't do this, Lotty.
Oh, you can.
And you will.
This is a collect call from an inmate in a correctional facility.
Will you accept the charges? Yes.
There he is.
Needed to hear my little brother bitching about his day.
- How you doing? - Yeah.
I'm alright.
You? Good.
I'm good.
How is she, man? She took some extra shifts.
We both workin' hard for you, Mo, for real.
Hey, G, Speak been sweatin' me about becoming official with The Nation.
Yeah? Yeah, don't worry about me or nothing.
Just so you know.
I wanted to tell you.
What you tell him? Shit is complicated in here, little brother.
Mo, Mo, Mo, Mo, listen, man, you gotta let that go, alright? Everybody cliques up in jail.
That's how you get through.
Joshua Johnson, talking like he a little Speak or something.
Man, why d'you call him "Speak" all the time, man? He our dad.
No, don't worry about me, bro.
I'm good.
I'm good.
Alright, man.
One love, bro.
Proud of you, shorty.
Man of the house.
Alright, man.
Where's Soldier Field? Uh, you can't see it from here.
Football, right? That's right.
The Bears.
Bears playing football.
That's right.
You okay, Dad? - I'm okay.
- You like hugs today.
I like hugs today.
I like hugs today.
Guards! Medic! Guard! Get down on the ground! Stay down! Face down! Down, down, down! Stay down! Keep your hands where I can see them! Face down! Ah, the prize.
Your first pack.
Go feed the people.
You gotta earn your keep.
- Hey.
- Hey.
So, what do you think about Dante? I think that extra 5%'s gonna add up fast.
Money's money.
What makes or breaks the men in our world is the company we keep.
The Faction's been good to us.
The devil you know.
So, why switch? Dante's got the stronger operation.
Better intel.
Better discipline.
And all that fracturing with the old gangs That's not gonna happen with The Nation.
They're built to last.
Strong infrastructure and no cliques, clear hierarchy.
Did Michael Rossi tell you he was looking into me? What the hell was that? Rufus knew about our deal with The Faction, and he was about to get chatty.
So he had to go.
He had a gun.
Sometimes in life, everything just lines up.
Rufus had a gun, I took him out, Christmas came early.
What happened to your partner was a tragic accident, but here's the truth He went out easy.
Tell Dante he's got a deal.
A year ago, this fit me.
What happened? You put on some weight? Lost 10 pounds.
Look at you.
Look at my man.
So, uh I gotta I gotta talk tomorrow in court? Tomorrow's on me.
Um, but you're worried about talking in court.
Um, just answer the questions, keep your answers short, to the point, stay calm, and don't get riled.
That's what every lawyer tells his client.
Bad advice.
Totally wrong.
When you're on the stand, I want to see the real Moses.
Not the courtroom Mr.
This is how we win.
You being yourself.
Telling it like it is.
Do you think they'll see me? That's what this whole trial is about, Moses.
Maybe even what this whole country is about The idea of you.
So who are you? Hmm? Clear your mind.
Narrow your focus just down to one thing.
On the block, blank, nothing, real still, hold for the gun.
Explode outta there on the "B" of the bang.
Don't come up early, don't come up late.
Stay strong coming out of the first bend.
Then it's about the cadence, the stride pattern, rhythm.
100 to 300.
After that, it's home straight.
Don't get tight.
Shoulders loose, knees high, arms pumping.
Last 20 do not get tight.
That's me, Speak.
That's who I am.
So, um, what do I wear to the trial of the man who killed my husband? Um, you, um you wear black.
And you let yourself cry, if you have to.
And if the jury sees, then that's that's fine.
Sometimes the grief I just I don't see it coming.
You know? I do.
We found the bullet.
They shot at my boy.
Yes, they did.
And here's what really matters They lied about it.
It's $4,000.
Community's been so generous.
If I didn't need it, I would not take it.
Martha? Where you at? Ooh.
What you doing, girl? What you doing? Martha? What you doing? What if I win? I don't understand, baby.
I'll be representing 60,000 people.
Their lives, their actual lives, all of that on me.
You stronger than you think, girl.
Look at that gorgeous poster.
See, you got to do what you do.
'Cause you had me at home looking after our son.
- I don't have a "me".
- Wait, what are you What are you what are you saying? - Martha, what are you - I asked you, and you said yes.
17 years I gave you, and what do I get? - Martha - What do I get? - What are you doing? - A broken promise.
You You You know what a broken promise is? - Martha, you what are you - Yeah, you know what it is.
It's a lie.
That's not fair.
I'm I'm I'm not a liar.
Alright, you not a liar, so So what do you call it? What do you call it when a man doesn't tell his wife that he's not taking the medicine that he needs to To keep him alive? You haven't taken one pill.
Not one.
Side effects poor concentration, low energy, insomnia.
The trial is tomorrow, Martha.
I-I got to be sharp, I gotta be ready.
- For who? - Moses Johnson.
Oh, God.
Would you stop saying that?! You haven't told him, have you? David, have you told him? No.
See, I thought I married a man of of integrity - Martha - and courage.
That's what I thought.
On the next episode of "61st Street" - Can't park here.
- You really wanna stop a mother - from seeing her son? - Out of the van.
The Chicago Police Department is a terrorist organization.
Do you expect me to tell the truth?! I remind you, you are under oath.
How is all this being paid for? - What are you talking about? - Ask your wife.
It's Moses or me.
That's your choice.
Open it up.
How long you known about this? He's taking care of his mother More than you can or ever will be.

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