Almost Paradise (2020) s01e05 Episode Script


It's all there.
5 million.
First, you show.
Now, this beauty right here is a standard issue assault rifle for special forces around the world.
Gas-operated action, uses a 5.
56 millimeter round, and the magazine is compatible with the American M4.
And now, uh, why don't you show me yours, eh? Okay.
First, do you not need to consult your avocado? I think what you mean is "abogado".
I mean "avocado".
Go, go.
Open the case, man.
What is this? - [BLOW LANDS.]
You have no idea what you've done.
No one can put me away.
And when I get free, you're a dead man.
Man, if I had a nickel every time I heard that line, huh? Have fun in the Filipino prison system, El Diablo.
Why won't anybody buy you? Nobody gets irony anymore.
Irony is when you retire and you don't have money to pay your bills.
And your bills are due today.
I don't want to chase you no more.
You no late this week.
You pay me today.
Here you go, Cory.
Paid in full.
- Paid on-time.
- You pay on-time? Who are you? What did you do to the real Alex, huh? Oh, no, I'm not gonna let you do that to me today, all right? I'm having a good day.
The bad guys lost, the good guys won.
I don't owe anybody any money! Mmm, good day for me.
I got money.
And you got more work to do.
I don't I don't have any work today.
Bagyo coming.
You make repair.
Very bad.
Oh, very, very bad.
What the hell is a "bagyo"? - [WIND BLOWING.]
- What? [DOOR OPENS.]
ERNESTO: We have to tell Alex.
He'll never trust us again.
It's above our pay grade.
We don't get involved.
Besides, he can't do anything about it anyways.
- Paradise Gift Shop.
- It's Ernesto.
I had to call.
A guy from the State Department is here.
They're taking El Diablo.
ALEX: My name is Alex Walker.
I'm ex-DEA.
I quit the agency because my friend and partner betrayed me.
One of my first assignments took me to an isolated beach right here on this island.
I sold what little I had and bought myself a gift shop.
Just peace.
No stress, no drama.
Boy, was I wrong.
Where's he at, huh? He in there? Ocampo! What's he doing? Is he hiding? Ocampo! - You promised me, man! - Excuse me? You cannot let them take El Diablo back to the United States.
I know I said he'd stand trial in Manila.
- Yes, you did.
Just don't let it happen.
- I was unaware of the U.
State Department's interest in his activities.
Apparently, we caught a bigger fish than we can chew.
This is exactly why I quit the DEA, huh? People put their asses on the line, good people, while these guys cut deals? They get off scot-free? [SHOUTING.]
Shame on you guys, day-drinking and brawling when a bagyo's coming? I could actually be out there helping people.
Hey, hey, hey! Hey, don't you dare throw up in here.
Hey, take them down to the basement, lock them up.
Hopefully they get sober before it's too late.
- That is not what you said.
- Agent Walker.
- He's gotta stay here to face real justice.
- Just wait.
Take it easy.
That's the only reason why I helped you, man.
You! We are not done here.
- You.
You that State Department yahoo? - Don't hurt him.
Screw him, man.
You think you're gonna come in here and take my prisoner and cut some sweetheart deal? You got another thing coming, dude.
MAN: Hey! Hey, lady! Lady, are you really a cop? [LAUGHTER.]
Get some coffee in them, will you? The sooner they're sober, they sooner they can go home.
- Of course.
- Sorry about that.
Sweetie, stop that.
My gosh! are already on the way.
Sergeant, I need to talk to the person in charge of Officers are on the scene to help.
- But, sir, we need to - [RINGING CONTINUES.]
Please, respect the evacuation Lola.
- Excuse me, sir.
Excuse me.
- One moment, miss.
- Sir, excuse me, um - Ma'am, you'll have to wait.
- May I help you? - I hope so.
I'm Sampaguita.
This is my grandmother.
I'm a community organizer from the barangays near Maribago.
- I'm from Maribago.
- So what if you're from Maribago? - You're not there and the people there need help.
- Lola, please.
- Oh, please.
- Forgive her.
We've been calling everywhere trying to look for someone who can help us with the storm coming.
- What do you need? - We need help getting families to the shelters.
Okay, let's talk to the boss and see what we can do for you.
- This way.
That animal in there is gonna go back with you and he's gonna work the system till he cuts this thing down to a parking ticket! Agent Walker, I have the authority to take him, and I mean to.
And though I appreciate your assistance in this matter No, no, no.
I don't recall assisting you on anything.
I assure you that El Diablo will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of U.
I assure you, I am not assured.
Look, I've been after El Diablo a long, long time.
And, yeah, sure, we cut a deal with him years ago.
Why? Because we had to! He was gonna get released on a technicality.
That was because some yahoo on the ground didn't follow protocol.
You don't know the first thing about being on the ground.
Sometimes following protocol's gonna get you killed.
And sometimes not following it gets your prisoner released.
Look, the law isn't just for them.
It applies to all of us, even if it makes our job harder.
So what we need are at least half a dozen vans or police cars to help transport the older people from the community center in Tejero and bring them to the shelters in Maribago.
Believe me, I sympathize, but our resources are absolutely stretched to the limit.
We have nearly every man in this precinct out right now.
I have less than half a dozen officers left in this building.
Can you redirect some of the men who are already out? I'm sorry.
I can offer you and your grandmother shelter here at the station, but at the moment, we are out of resources.
- Can I ask what that is? - It's a state-of-the-art bomb detection and disposal unit.
So how many resources can that buy? I'm sorry about that.
Look, I have some family back in Maribago.
- I can reach out to them.
- We would appreciate any help.
My cousin is a truck driver.
Maybe he can help get some people - before the bagyo.
- Hey, "bagyo".
There's that word again.
What does that mean, "bagyo"? Typhoon.
Big one.
Heading this way.
The gift shop, man! That's what Cory was talking about.
It's gonna get blown away.
Guys? I need a ride.
Who can give me a ride? Damn it, man! [STRONG WIND BLOWING.]
All right, here's some nice hot coffee to sober you up and get you back to your families.
There you go.
- No, no! - Got it.
Where are the weapons? Where? Take us to them.
All right, come on, man.
Thank you.
- Faster.
Open it.
Yes! Move.
- Hey.
Why you stoppin'? Why you stoppin', man? - I cannot see.
- No, no, no.
Everything's gonna be fine.
Everything's gonna be just fine.
Just keep goin'.
- I do not see.
- Listen to me, man.
I got a gift shop.
It's gonna get blown away.
If I don't get there, I ain't gonna have a gift shop.
Do you understand? I cannot see.
Do you understand, that this thing is completely exposed, all right? The front door I didn't even lock the front door.
- No, no.
I cannot drive.
- Huh? - Sorry.
- Where you goin'? Where you why don't where you goin', man? Are you kidding me? He took the keys? Damn it driver person.
I can't get us a ride back.
I'm not able to reach anyone.
My shift is almost over.
I can drive you guys back.
No, I can't impose.
It's fine.
I spoke to my family in Maribago.
My cousin is taking his truck to the community center now to pick people up and take them to the shelter.
Oh, you're a good man.
Sampaguita, this is the kind of man that you should marry.
Lola, stop it.
So you're not involved with anyone? Hey, Ocampo.
We need to prepare El Diablo to be transported.
The escort caravan's gonna be here soon.
Mendoza, Alamares.
With me - [THUNDER.]
- That's all right.
Patrolmen are out - [WIND HOWLING.]
Yes, ma'am.
I undestand [THUNDER.]
You sure they'll be able to get through the storm to pick him up? These are the best contractors that U.
taxpayer dollars can buy.
- They make Blackwater look like Campfire Girls.
- Excuse me.
Once we transfer the prisoner, I'm free to go.
I'll drive you two back home.
The television said the roads are flooded.
And I think they're shutting down the bridges.
- I've driven through worse.
- I can't ask you to.
Oh, oh.
He offered.
It will be rude if we will not accept.
Besides, you will get to know each other better along the way.
I think she has a crush on me.
She's been trying to marry me off since I turned 16.
Well, glad she's failed so far.
Are you serious? - What about helicopters? - [THUNDER.]
Oh, God.
- Keep me posted.
- OCAMPO: Problem? - They say nobody can get on the island until the Osmena Bridge reopens.
All aircraft have been grounded.
How sad.
Another failed U.
military operation, eh? [THUNDER.]
It's gonna be a while.
We need to put the prisoner somewhere safe.
We have holding cells in the basement.
We'll keep him there until the storm passes.
- Ah.
Stay down.
Move, move.
Get their weapons.
You're okay.
The bullet just missed your heart.
I believe we can hold and secure this lobby until the pick up arrives, eh? Our men were shipped and booked in Manila before the storm.
So I hired these locals to get you out.
But we have to get out of the country as soon as possible.
- When are they getting here? - Storm just knocked out the phones.
Well, then.
At least we have the American government to thank.
Because now, we have a satellite phone.
Don't we, Assistant Director Lockhart? What do you think's gonna happen? There's no way outta here.
We have our own private contractors.
And I can assure you that they are not as timid as the ones being hired - by American State Department.
Estamos listos.
Voy esta en el lobby.
Now, if everyone is smart, then we will go our separate ways and live to see another day.
Get them out of here.
- Hey.
Leave him alone.
You can't move him.
- You take him, he'll die.
- He'll die here if he stays.
- No, he won't.
I'm a nurse.
We can take care of him.
But he can't be moved.
Back-up generators kicked in.
We better take the stairs.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.
Leave those two.
We'll take them hostage when we leave.
Also the uniform.
Keep him there behind the front desk in case we get any unwanted visitors.
I'm never gonna hear the end of this.
El Diablo escapes under Assistant Director's watch.
Do you know how long I begged and pleaded to be put in the field? They all laughed at me.
And now the one time that I get out of the office That's what you're worried about? They could still decide to kill us.
At this point, that may be preferable.
You're the Assistant Director.
What the hell are you even doing in the field? Everyone wants to know if they have what it takes.
If they can hold up under pressure.
I've been telling field agents what they should and shouldn't do my whole career.
Now I finally get my turn at bat [SIGHS.]
- and I strike out.
- Uh this could be a problem.
Agent Walker.
Whoa, I'm so happy to see you.
Tell me you've got the keys.
- I'm so sorry.
- [SIGHS.]
Lockhart, give me your belt.
- Excuse me? - Your belt.
- Just do it.
- Oh, okay.
Yeah, yeah.
These cells were built over 100 years ago.
- Even with the keys it's hard to open.
- Damn.
All right.
- Hey.
Haven't I seen you on TV? Yeah.
I've seen you.
You are important man.
El Diablo chooses his hostage wisely, huh? - I owe your grandmother a new skirt.
- Shh.
Just try and rest.
You're going to be okay.
A nurse, huh.
Community organizer, too.
You applying for sainthood? [LAUGHS, COUGHS.]
There are a lot of people in this world who take.
Perhaps we need more who are willing to give.
It's not working.
I need bandages.
- Sutures.
I have a first-aid kit at my desk.
Tell them you need it.
Tell them.
I need a first-aid kit right away, - or I'm gonna lose him.
- Says he has one at his desk.
- I can get it.
- I know where his desk is.
- Go.
Go with him.
Make sure he doesn't do anything stupid, eh? [QUIETLY.]
Good man.
Good man.
God damn it.
It broke.
- Oh, man.
I love that belt.
- You've gotta get the keys.
This basement keeps filling with water.
We're trapped in this cage.
I think I saw a guy with the keys.
He was headed back to the others.
I think Ocampo's got another set in his office.
Well, help me.
Get his legs.
Get his feet.
Gonna find you a weapon.
And you're gonna help us take these guys down.
I have to go back.
Ernesto's been shot.
He needs this.
Go help him.
If we come in hot, you do all you can.
No one is going anywhere for quite a long while, El Diablo.
Your big escape plan has a significant flaw.
- Say, hey.
- Where is Jiji? - He said he was going - to look for something to eat.
- Idiota.
Well go find him.
And do it yourself.
- The gift shop man is here.
- I was hoping he'd show up.
Hey, you, Uniform.
Get away from him, eh? [KEYS JINGLING.]
HEPE: Jiji? Jiji? Jiji.
Where are you? [GUN COCKS.]
- We are quickly running out of time.
- Thank you.
Assistant Director of the Obvious.
Alex will be back in time.
Any moment now.
Agent Walker.
Thank God.
- About time you decided to show.
- Hang on, I got the keys.
HEPE: Who are you? Where the hell did you come from? Just take it easy, man.
You don't want to make any quick decisions that could affect the rest of your life.
- We're in no rush here.
- Actually, pretty big rush, Alex.
Listen, all right? Anxiety, it can make you make bad choices, man.
- I know.
- I like to sometimes take ten seconds.
- Shut up.
- Okay.
- Where's Jiji? Jiji? That's a weird name for a guy.
Gimme that shirt.
Right there.
How many they got up there? Seven, plus El Diablo.
All right, I already took one of them out.
That's two down.
Thin 'em out a little bit more, we got a fighting chance.
The window will be small, eh? So the evacuation team needs to get here before I have to buy some time.
- I don't care.
Just get 'em here.
Where are Hepe and Jiji? - Those guys aren't coming back.
- How do you know? Walker's here.
He took them out.
Of course he is.
How well do you know, Jiji, huh? You think he can betray us? You think he can betray Hepe? - He told me to tell you something.
- What's that? "It's in your office".
- What's in my office? What's that mean? - I don't know.
He just told me to tell you that.
"It's in your office".
What is this? What? A back-up generator go out? ALEX ON SPEAKERS: [RUSSIAN ACCENT.]
No, comrade.
The generator did not fail.
- I killed it.
- What the hell are you doing? [REGULAR VOICE.]
Oh, I forgot.
I don't need to do the accent anymore.
- You know exactly who I am.
- You, huh? You do this? You are a dead man.
That is who you are.
Didn't you already tell me I'm a dead man? Maybe.
But not today.
- Today it's your turn.
You tell me where the PA system is, or you get another bullet hole.
This time in your skull.
It's in my office.
The PA system.
The back-up generator.
They're all controlled from my desk in my office.
Find him.
And kill him.
- Jiji.
We almost killed you.
- Wait.
Let me get this off.
- Behind you.
They're here.
And then there were four.
- Si.
The plane is already in the hangar waiting and ready to go.
We should prepare to meet it in about 20 minutes? You can't take off in this storm.
No plane can.
And you'll never reach the airport.
I've already spoken to my associates in the area.
And they assure me that this storm has at least a ten-mile wide eye.
Which means, when it passes over us at 25 miles per hour, we should get about 20 minutes of calm.
And the evacuation team takes us to the beach to a waiting seaplane and then we ride the eye off - to parts unknown.
The sounds of the storm should give us some cover.
All right, Lockhart.
You're gonna be our sniper from up here.
Me and Kai are gonna rush 'em from the ground.
Four of them, three of us.
Maybe we should pick off another guy or two first.
El Diablo's never gonna fall for that again.
Don't forget.
Ocampo and Berto will help when things get hot.
We're gonna need a bigger plan.
- This should do the trick, huh? - Put it over there.
So, what do you plan on doing with that thing? All right, Junior R.
, what do you do when you want to cut off the enemy's freedom to maneuver? - Encirclement? - Encirclement.
Those operations require a numerical advantage.
Or creating the illusion of a numerical advantage through distraction, confusion, and the element of surprise.
All right, here's the plan.
I'm gonna be in the vent here, okay? In there, I can get past them.
Get between them and the door.
KAI: The lobby has a hallway to the side of the front desk.
- I'll be there.
- You are gonna come from the stairs, okay? The other side of the lobby.
From here, I'll drop down from the vent behind 'em.
All their attention will be turned towards me.
And we ingress when they all turn away.
You all right, hoss? - You can do this, man.
- Who am I kidding? I've never fired a gun at anyone.
You think this is something I do all the time? - It's time to nut-up, Lockhart.
- All right, listen to me, man.
I know we've had our differences, okay? But those people down there, they are not hostages.
They are human shields.
And when that plane lands, El Diablo's gonna execute every single one of them.
He will now listen.
You cannot make deals with guys like him.
You have another chance at bat here.
But this time, it's either homerun, or game over.
Okay? You've got this.
"Once more unto the breach".
No Shakespeare.
EL DIABLO: The eye will probably get here in about five minutes.
We should go to the plane when the weather clears up.
They're going to kill us, aren't they.
If today's my last day, I'm grateful to have spent it with you.
I don't want to die, Ernesto.
I won't let that happen.
- Si.
They can already see the eye from the plane, which means it's gonna get here any second.
- Kill the hostages.
- No.
No, no.
Wait, wait, wait.
- You hear that? - BIGGLY: The storm.
- No, no, no.
Listen, listen.
That's him.
Up there.
It's him.
Kill him.
Stop, stop.
BIGGLY: What the hell's that? Go.
Freeze, you dirtbags.
Not yet.
Ah, son of a bitch.
Tell them to drop the guns.
Tell them! - Stop shooting.
Hold your fire.
- That's not what I said.
I said drop your weapons.
Right now! Not so fast.
It looks like it's time to play "Let's Make A Deal", huh? EL DIABLO: All the hostages are still alive.
But that could change with one wrong move from you, my friend.
It's on him.
You tell him to put his gun down.
- Or what, huh? You gonna execute me? - Don't test me, man.
Don't test me.
Not today.
Then she dies as well.
And her blood will be on your hands.
All right, all right.
All right.
BIGGLY: You should have known better.
You think you can take on the great El Diablo? You are fools.
El Diablo is unstoppable.
- Ahh.
- It's over.
- No.
Shoot him.
Kill them all.
- You're good at that.
- I learned how to be a nurse in the army.
Wait a minute.
You had a gun the whole time? Well LOLA: [SOBBING.]
Lift this up.
When the moment is right.
It was a team effort.
SAMPAGUITA: You're going to be okay.
He is.
You did a great job taking care of him.
- Gimme a second, buddy.
- Sure.
You saved my life today.
I think it's the other way around.
Yeah, but I wasn't the one firing off an automatic weapon.
That was kinda fun.
Listen, I have some weekends off.
Maybe I can volunteer some time at your community center.
I I think they would appreciate that.
He's gonna serve hard time, Alex.
I promise.
Not cutting any deals.
No reduced sentences.
You've got my word.
You're all right, Lockhart.
Just don't get addicted to the action, 'cause - it doesn't suit you.
- No, the Department needs guys like me in the home office.
And guys like you out in the field.
I'm trying to stay away from stuff like this.
There is no trying.
Only do.
Yoda? Really? That's what you're going with.
- Your team's leaving.
- Yeah, I guess I gotta head out of here.
Detective I wouldn't be standing here right now if it weren't for you.
Likewise, Lockhart.
Well, looks like the storm's over.
Everything's back to normal.
The storm's oh, my God.
The storm.
My gift shop.
I gotta go.
What? [SIGHS.]
Hey, can I get a ride? I need I need a ride.
- Cory? - Why you worry? Huh? Typhoon no bother this old shack.
It's here for 40 years, huh? I thought I lost everything.
Alex, pamilya ka.
You family.
Impossible to lose everything.
- You did this for me.
- Of course.
You not listening? 'Sides, you pay me on time for once.
Least I could do.
Wha ? Oh.
You let go, you crazy man.
- Okay.
- You no hear of harassment? Oh, yeah, sorry.
I was just really happy right now.
You don't need to make it a big deal.
You stupid man.
Next time, shut your windows.

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