Almost Paradise (2020) s01e07 Episode Script

Uncle Danny

Tough night, Jack? I need one more marker.
I gotta get even.
Come on, Mongkut.
For old time's sake.
I got a little trouble back in the States and I need a bankroll.
Then I guess you're going to have to go to the bank.
- It's done.
- MAN: We have something for you nearby.
Are you available? Yeah, I have nothing scheduled in for next week.
Texting a photo and the relevant information now.
Teeth apart, lips together.
Jaw relaxed.
And melt into the ground.
Do not respond.
We're closed right now! Thank you.
Alex? Hey! How's my favorite nephew? [MONITOR BEEPING.]
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.
Mind if I put my toiletries in your medicine cabinet? I don't have a medicine cabinet.
No? Oh.
Oh, just the one bed, huh? Yeah.
Hey, you know, why don't I call down to the hotel and see if I can get you a great rate on a room? Don't be ridiculous.
We'll share.
I got a blow-up mattress.
No, those are bad on my back.
I'll sleep on it.
Ah, thanks.
Uncle Danny, why are you here? Well, I know this is gonna sound crazy, but I joined Gamblers Anonymous.
Guess they didn't have Con Artists Anonymous, huh? I can't react to that.
Just gonna have to take it.
I came to make amends to those who I have harmed during my addiction.
You flew all the way to the Philippines to make amends to me? Is there some sort of cash settlement involved? I never harmed you financially.
Quite the contrary.
Yeah, but a little kid should not be a con artist's assistant.
Full equity partner, and I taught you everything I knew.
Yeah, you did.
You taught me how to lie, cheat, and steal.
And look how those skills have helped you become the best undercover DEA agent that they've ever had.
That has nothing what about psychologically? I'll say it again.
A kid should not be out criming.
That's why I've come to make amends.
You keep saying that.
What, are you apologizing to me? Amends are actions that demonstrate a new way of life.
- Which is? - I'm gonna be a better man.
Re-establish family ties.
I saw Evelyn.
- You what? - Your daughter, Evelyn.
I know who Evelyn is! - How is she? - She's terrific.
She looks a lot like her mother at that age.
Did she say anything about me? Really? You want to know? Well, she's mad.
She thinks that her damage is 'cause of your damage, so that's why I came here to make amends.
- To make amends? - Yes.
You should try it.
How'd you track her down? You don't have your daughter's number? Don't look at me like that, man.
You know the reason why I stay away.
I send her money every month.
All right, this is gonna sound crazy coming from me, but money isn't everything.
You know, I speak to her frequently.
- You what? - Hey, you know what? I'm going to go hit some golf balls at the range, okay? We'll pick this up later, all right? [WHISTLING.]
Thank you.
- Make sure it's okay, okay? - Hey, Cory? Cory? Can you take can you look at that? Oh, we already made arrangement.
Peanuts, olives, all the chicharon, all free.
- Yeah.
- But the super deluxe seafood tower? - 17,000 pesos.
- I wasn't that's like a hun that's $300! No, that's $325.
I only make it 300.
The rest I put in your utilities tab.
Uh Leon, Morales, you're being transferred to the Delerue murder case.
Garcia, Tomas, continue with the P.
Gang Abatement unit.
Always the same story.
- And Cruz, Bautista - No matter what I do, he still has no respect for me.
the international money laundering task force.
If you had a different partner, you'd probably get real assignments.
They're all real assignments, Kai.
Mendoza, Alamares, someone's passing counterfeit currency around the Mactan resorts.
Mostly small bills.
Look into it.
- Yeah, I got it.
- And for the rest of you, you continue with your original cases.
- 420 pesos, please.
- And how much is that in American? Uh, what is that? $8.
- Kind of expensive.
- Yeah.
Stay away from the seafood tower.
- You're out of hot water.
- Well, I like to take quick showers.
I like to keep clean.
Listen, I'm going to go to the lounge, play Kalooky with some new friends.
Kalooky, huh? Take it easy.
It's not for money.
Just conviviality.
Hey, you want to come? Just for old time's sake.
I have an appointment.
Honey, it's good to see you.
And it's no problem, me staying here? No, Uncle Danny, not a problem.
It's a huge problem.
Your uncle visiting should be a good thing.
Let it be part of your healing process.
Yeah, well, healing's not really his thing.
All right? Making trouble, now that's his thing.
I blame him for a lot of my problems.
- We've talked about this, Alex.
- Wha what? When you blame, you just re-injure yourself.
Well, there's a lot of blame to go um - Let me call you back.
I got some customers.
- Of course.
Hey, guys.
What are you guys doing here? Welcome to Paradise.
- We're here on business.
- Oh, all right.
- Anything big? - Anything but.
A grifter is working the resorts.
Passing funny money.
Thousand peso notes.
Pretty small-time.
Either a two person team or a solo act.
- Sounds baffling.
- Very funny.
You don't think we take enough crap at briefing? No, I, uh that's not what I any descriptions, any leads? Just the legwork stage.
All right, well, my eyes are peeled and my ear is on the ground.
- I am on it.
- I said it's not funny.
- I'm being serious.
- Just let us know.
- Will do.
- All right? [ZIPPER OPENS.]
So, the guy walks up to the priest.
He says, "If I knew you were a professional, I would have worn a tie".
- Oh, look at this, huh? Kalooky.
- Again? - Yeah, again.
Well, what are you gonna do? - Here we - I need to talk to you.
What? Okay.
Would you excuse me, please? What? You're jumping to wild conclusions based on nothing.
Well, if by nothing you mean intuition or life experiences, then, yeah.
Or the local cops showing up.
What the hell do I know about counterfeiting? I'm the victim here.
I just changed my money with some guy on the curb outside the airport, okay? And it's probably the same guy that the cops are after.
You always have an excuse.
You always have an explanation.
Yes, yes.
You know who doesn't have an explanation? A guilty person, that's who.
Look, are you telling me that my money is no good anymore? Danny! Your deal.
Why are you trying to hide it in the bottom of your golf bag? Because that's where I keep my travel money.
You're lying, okay? Do you have any real money on you at all? No.
Yes, a little.
This isn't over, all right? I gotta go settle some business.
Just try to stay out of trouble till I get back.
Calm down.
You get so upset.
We're expecting [INDISTINCT.]
Welcome ma'am.
Welcome sir.
- These are the VIPs that I've been telling about.
- Cory! - What? - I got this for you.
I'm busy now.
Let me do it.
Let me do it.
- Mabuhay, sir.
- No, listen.
- Welcome, sir.
- Hi.
Listen, all right, - I know it's not the full amount.
- Madam.
- Oh, mabuhay and welcome.
- Hi.
How are you? Listen, it's cash on the barrel head.
It's American.
- Why not full amount? - Well, you know, a bird in the hand - Who wants bird in hand? - That's not what Okay, I take it on account.
- Oh, oh, oh.
Here they are.
- Right, but you have it Welcome, Madame.
Mabuhay! Mabuhay, and welcome.
- Listen, Cory, we gotta talk.
- Welcome, sir.
- What's going on here? - Come, come, come, come.
It's the Yee family from Singapore.
They just arrived yesterday.
They're very demanding.
Oh, they want all the suites.
And then, you know, their yachts, they have this traffic jam right down there at the marina.
I don't have enough bellhops to take care of the rest of the guests.
- Who's the Yee family? - Do you know that movie? Oh, they're way crazier and way richer.
Excuse me.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Cory, hey.
Were these people there was older Yees at the bar playing cards right now? All Yees.
The other guests are getting angry.
Can you imagine? They booked all the tee times today just because they have this annual family golf tournament.
- Can you imagine? - Of course they did.
Excuse me, excuse me.
If you have your identification or your credit cards out, it will speed up the process.
Thanks, Arturo.
I'll bring it right back.
Everywhere you look, there's a damn Yee.
So I said to the guy, "Mister, you're not gonna sell one".
All right, so, what's the sweetener? Oh, for crying out loud.
- Sorry I'm late.
- Oh, Alex.
I'm sorry.
We already have a foursome.
Uncle Dan, you said we were going out today.
- You're Danny's nephew? - I am.
- No, we make room.
- Oh! So, 5,000 a hole, each.
Winner take all.
If no winner, we move it to the next hole.
All right.
5,000 pesos.
Singapore dollars, American dollars.
Doesn't matter.
Either way, the currency rate is almost one to one, okay? You good with that? - Yep.
- Good.
Have a nice round.
What happened to your new leaf? What's the matter with you? Why are you trying to monkey wrench me? I'm not gonna let you fleece these guys.
Okay, and if you win, what are you gonna do with the money? - I'm gonna give it back to them.
- No! No, you can't do that.
That's the worst thing you can do.
That's welching.
That's not welching! Welching's not paying off a bet.
I'm just not collecting a bet.
Well, it's not in the spirit of the game, and I think that welching is an ethnic slur.
To who? The Welsh! You got the honors, new guy.
- Oh, thank you.
- Here you go.
Oh, thanks, Uncle Danny.
Ah, you see, this is a Rozinger one.
I play with a Rozinger two.
I don't understand the difference.
You can keep that one.
Thank you.
Great shot, Alex.
Great shot.
Martin, please.
After you.
- Ah, that's a tough break.
- Yeah.
Don't worry.
You got 17 more.
- What did you do to his ball? - Nothing.
Did nothing.
Look, you know, we can do this together.
We could set them up with crummy play.
Double down on the back nine.
We can keep pressing bets with shenanigans.
We could split almost $300,000.
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.
It's a great idea.
It's a terrible idea, and you're a terrible person.
You of all people know I'm not a terrible person.
Don't give me the Robin Hood speech, okay? "Behind every great fortune is a crime".
You've been telling me that since I was a kid.
Yeah, when I took you in.
When you had nowhere else to go.
That's what I'm talking about, that I'm not a terrible person.
I'm not a perfect person either.
It's a clinker, all right, and it's not small change this time.
This guy's an operator.
Can you describe the guy who bought the golf clubs? Tall guy, blond hair, Australian accent.
Whoa! Nice putt, Danny.
Thank you very much.
That's a tough shot.
Boom, baby! Take it easy, will you, please? Unbelievable.
No winners after eight straight holes.
All right, so where do we stand? Well, there's seven carry-overs, including the closest to the pin on the seventh, the side bet on my birdie putt, the deadly doubles.
Ha! We're almost even.
Alex is only up by 10,000.
- What's the next hole worth? 220,000.
- ALEX: Good shot.
- DANNY: Pretty hit.
Well, I got a better lie than you do.
That should be on your business card.
Go ahead, guys.
You're away.
- That's a good shot.
- It's not good for us.
- The guy's relentless.
- Oh, yeah.
- Well done, sir, well done.
- We could both be in trouble.
Oh, gee, ah! - I just kicked my ball.
- What? - That's a two stroke penalty.
- Just put it back.
No penalty.
All right, I'll put it back where it was.
There we are.
Whoa, nice shot.
Not bad.
And don't worry, kid.
If I win Hey, hey, man.
I'll give a nice chunk to Evelyn.
- Fore! Fore! - Fore! Fore! Ooh! Alex, you have the most important gift in life.
- Luck.
That's 220,000 Sing dollars.
Good as gold.
And the most beautiful money in the world.
- But I can't take it, guys.
- What? I had so much fun out here with you guys today, it just doesn't feel right.
I cannot accept.
You dishonor me! I am not a welcher.
That's not exactly what welch Well, if you forfeit, the money goes to the runner-up.
- Uh, no, no, no.
No, no, no.
- Oh! Oh! No, I'll take it.
No, no.
I don't want to dishonor anybody.
- No, no, no.
I honor you.
- I don't want to dishonor anyone.
- I honor you.
- ERNESTO: Alex? Gentlemen, thank you.
I gotta go back to the gift shop, okay? I'm gonna deal with you later.
- I didn't take anything.
- The second shot went in the sand.
However, I had a really nice out thrown about three feet from the cup.
Knocked it in, and that was a birdie.
That was the second, and then - Thank you so much for your time.
- Uh, yeah.
I'll see you.
Hey! Oh, no.
What are you wearing? - It's a sweet outfit.
- It's nice, right? - New clubs? - Loaners.
Arturo in the pro shop wanted me to take them for a test drive, so You guys worked that counterfeit case? Any leads? White man, middle-aged, 6'2", blonde, mustache, Australian accent.
Well, that doesn't sound too hard to find.
- Oh, no.
We'll find him.
- All right.
I need to get these bad boys back to Arturo.
All right.
Another bad dol I can't believe this.
How did everything go? - An Australian accent? - I have an explanation.
Alex? Alex, what are you doing? If they're not gonna take the money back directly, then I am gonna pay for the whole bill for the Yees at the resort.
The entire family.
- And that ought to do it.
- No, no, no.
You can't do that.
- Oh, I'll do it anonymously.
- No, that's not what I mean.
I mean Alex! Alex, you can't do that! Alex, I'm in trouble! What? There's a lot of things I haven't told you.
Well, I don't think that you came all the way to the Philippines to make amends, so spill.
I got sideways with someone in Philly.
Someone connected.
I owe him big.
I didn't know what to do, so I ran.
There's a contract out on me.
They're gonna find me, and my only chance is this money so that maybe I can buy my life.
- You're lying again.
- No, I'm not.
You'd do anything to get your hands on this money.
- Alex, I'm - When I get back, I want you gone.
No, Alex, please! He's never gonna freaking change, you know? I you know, hey, man, enough is enough.
That's, you know, who who does he He might be around here somewhere? I don't know.
Take a good look man.
Hey! Who did you get sideways with in Philly? - Carlo Bonaccorso.
- Oh! - Why? What's the matter? - I just saw Arthur Pink on the grounds.
- Who? - AKA, The Collector, okay? He works for all the eastern mob bosses.
A collector, this is great.
Okay, you got the dough? Not a collector.
The Collector.
He doesn't collect money, man.
He collects body parts.
- Oh, jeez, okay.
I'll get my golf - No, listen.
We don't have time.
We gotta get you on the first thing smoking.
Come on.
- Oh, the hell with it.
- What what are you doing? It's no use running.
It's a contract.
Look, I might get away from him now, but sooner or later, they're gonna find me.
Okay, get up.
We gotta keep moving.
I'm not a brave man, Alex, but the time has come for me to plant my feet and stand firm, make a point about who I am, what I believe in.
- Are you kidding me? - What? You just stole that quote from Pat Riley, okay? And don't you mean that it's time for me to plant my feet and stand firm? I don't know what you're talking about.
Oh, really, man? This has been your game plan the whole time, huh? You got in dutch with Bonaccorso and he sent The Collector, so you thought you'd just lead him to me and I'd kill him for you? - Would you? - No! - Not kill him.
No, just intimidate him.
- Get up! Back him off, okay? Make it look to Bonaccorso like I got my own muscle.
Not happening.
All right, stay in here until the coast is clear.
- I'll come back for you.
- Okay.
Be careful.
I will.
Just don't leave the room.
Okay, I'll be good.
Got a second? What's up, guys? I'm in a bit of a hurry.
We've just been talking to hotel guests and members of the Yee family.
They were playing cards with another guest.
He set them up with one of these.
Could be a paper pusher.
Two older guys, they played golf today, and they lost a bundle.
They figured the hustlers could pay because they saw a huge roll of crisp new bills.
And one of the hustlers fit the description of our con man, except for the blonde hair and an accent.
The other one, the one who wound up with the money fits - BOTH: You.
That's that's weird.
The, uh, fluorescent outfit and everything.
- What's that? - [MONITOR BEEPING.]
- What's going on, Alex? - Look, it's a long story, okay? No B.
, man.
We're working a case.
You guys just got to trust me, okay? I'll bring you up to speed later.
Are you really refusing to cooperate right now? ERNESTO: Don't make us keep you here all night.
I know it's hard to explain, okay? But as you can see in the note, I was gonna give it back.
Oh, we're gonna let you do that.
But, Alex, we need to know who your buddy is.
He's been on an annoying little crime spree, and you participated.
Can I talk to just E on this one? - Why? - Because he understands the issues of male loyalty.
That is the single worst reason in history for anything.
Look, I thought we had a relationship with you.
Sure, you've helped us out a lot, but we've had your back, too.
And we've taken a lot of heat for that with Ocampo, which is a big reason why we wind up looking at small-time grifters working the tourist beat.
This isn't a small-time case anymore.
Say that again.
Oh, holy cow.
Oh, boy.
Good morning, Mr.
Bonaccorso sends his regards.
Let's go.
I got a car.
Come on.
What's this, a business deal? Between you and Carlo.
Because how about you and me? Huh? Huh? Here.
What's he paying you? Don't insult my professionalism.
You won't be needing that.
Uncle Danny? What's going on? Who who is he? This is your new partner? - What is this? - You tell me.
No, you tell me.
You're two-timing me? After all these years? This is not supposed to happen like this.
We are blood.
I trusted you! Eddie, this isn't what it looks like.
Then what is it, man? You're splitting up the team.
- I want my cut of the stash right now.
- Eddie, Eddie.
- Right now.
I want it.
- Eddie, you better get out of here.
Trust me, you better get out of here.
No, he's coming with us.
Coming with you? What are you gonna do, hit me with your bag? - Gun.
- Oh.
- Let's go.
Just drive.
- Anywhere in particular? PINK: Somewhere we can be alone.
Now this stash you're talking about splitting, - it's in what form? - No, don't you tell him.
- Is there a deal to be made here? - Talk.
I got cash.
That money I gave you? There's a lot more where that came from, and I can get it for you.
- What are you doing? - I'm just trying to save our lives.
How much? It's a lot more than I owe Bonaccorso.
So you pay him back and you keep a nice wad for yourself.
- Where is all this money? - Listen, just look.
If we give you the money, all right, the money that we spent 30 years busting out ass for, you gotta promise you won't kill us, huh? And just take the contract payment on top.
- Why would you even suggest that? - Because, listen Why don't you just take me to where the money is? We'll see if we can carve out a deal.
This is taking far too long.
Where are we going? Going to my storage pod.
What? This is where you keep your money? You ever heard of a bank? Ah-ah.
Eyes forward.
Pretty please, huh? It's where I keep my inventory.
If you're interested, I can put you into a beautiful nearly authentic Brunali suit.
Let's not lose sight of the situation here, huh? Ah! Jeez! God damn it! - Stop the car.
- What? I said stop the car! Now get out of the car.
Come on, move.
Around the corner.
You tried to pass me phony money? - Do I look like a chump? - No.
- I look like a punk? - No.
- So what do I look like? - Is this a trick question? - I mean, 'cause the eye is - Hey.
I have business to take care of, and you string me along with bad paper! Get over to the wall.
Just get on the wall.
Uncle Danny.
I put this in your back pocket.
- It's okay.
- Knock it off.
- It's okay.
- No, it's not okay! Do you have any idea what it's like living with him? What he's put me through? Do you have any idea what it's like to lie and cheat and be forced into crime as just a kid? - As a matter of fact, I do.
- Well, it messes you up, man! I have never been able to be straight with anybody because of you, okay? I didn't even know who I am.
But you, you're always in it for yourself.
You will say anything, do anything just to get one over, okay? And now it's gonna get us killed.
Look, when your folks couldn't take care of you anymore and they left you with me, I didn't know what I was doing.
I never thought I'd be packing a kid, not with the life I led.
I'm sorry.
I want you to know I'm sorry.
And through it all, please know this, I love you.
I love you like a son.
Just knock it off! I'm through with you two.
Come on.
Listen to me, just what are you going to do? Are you going to take it to your grave? Give it to him, okay? - Give it to him.
- Okay.
I got 200 grand.
Okay? 200 grand.
This will pay off Bonaccorso.
And I got a lot more.
And why shouldn't I believe it's not bogus? No, no, no.
This is Singapore dollars, okay? This is the hardest bill in the world to counterfeit.
You have security fibers.
It's watermarked.
3-D security thread, okay? It's got optically variable ink.
And there's a lot more in there.
And some merch.
You got merch! That's great.
I'll collect it in the end, anyway.
So now you get on your knees and you clasp your hands behind your heads, now.
I have one more idea.
Just can you hear me out? - Is there any way I could talk to your boss? - Bonaccorso? - Yeah, yeah.
- Carlo Bonaccorso.
Okay? Yeah, I mean, he sent you here to kill me, right? Yeah, and why would he want to talk to you? Wait.
Wait a minute, man.
The head of the Philly mob sent you here to kill us? They have no one in the Philippines that can fulfill a contract? I had business in Bangkok and I thought I'd collect a twofer.
- Now get on your knees! - I got bursitis.
- You got what? - [GRUNTING.]
Aah! Freeze! Mactan P.
Get down! You're all under arrest.
- I can't do it! - No, no.
Put the gun down, sir.
You're under arrest for counterfeiting and fraud.
You don't understand.
In jail, I'm a dead man.
- Put the gun down! - Uncle Danny.
He knows I'm still alive.
He's gonna get word back.
- Put the gun down! - What are you doing? - They got people in there! - BOTH: Put the gun down! Uncle Dan! [GRUNTING.]
Uncle Danny! Uncle Danny! No! Uncle Danny! Uncle Danny! You didn't have to do that, all right? You murdered him! Easy, man.
You saw what happened.
He pointed a weapon directly at us! He wasn't gonna shoot! He was scared, okay? You! Scumbag! Keep smirking, huh? You got what you wanted.
You came here to kill him.
He's dead.
Call Bonaccorso and tell him mission accomplished.
I don't know what he's talking about.
You don't know what I'm talking about? Huh? You don't know what I'm talking about? Call Bangkok P.
and see if they've had any recent contract killings.
DANNY: Yeah, Carlo Bonaccorso.
Okay? Yeah.
I mean, he sent you here to kill me, right? PINK: Yeah.
So we get this guy's DNA tested.
Cross-match it with the FBI database.
It's bound to clear up some cold cases on the Eastern Seaboard.
- They gone? - Yep.
- Oh, my gosh.
That hurt.
- Just get up.
- Stop complaining.
- Where were you? We've been waiting for you in there.
I don't know what just happened.
I really appreciate it.
Uncle Danny.
Don't thank us.
You're just lucky.
This guy was willing to do the one thing he hates, make a deal.
ALEX: I told them if we could deliver The Collector, they'd have to give you a break.
Once word gets back to Bonaccorso, the contract's gonna be canceled.
So I can skate? No, don't get the wrong idea.
We don't like criminals around here, big-time or small-time.
If you weren't his uncle, you'd be going down for this.
Well, thank you.
Really appreciate it, but I gotta tell you, I'm finished scamming.
I've just been given a new lease on life.
- Literally.
- Oh, we're not taking any chances.
We want you off the island within 24 hours.
You can never return.
Hey, you [PA CHATTER.]
Guess it'll be a while.
Guess it's gonna be a long while.
Planning on seeing my daughter any time soon? - I can.
- Write me.
Let me know she's doing okay.
You got it.
You know, tell her can you tell her No, no, no, no.
You gotta tell her yourself.
You know, I've fooled a lot of people in my life, told a lot of lies.
But one thing is absolutely the truth.
I've always loved you like you were my own son.
Danny, let's go! Wheels up in five minutes.
We can Kalooky all the way to Singapore.
Un Well, I guess through it all, I'm glad I came.
Thank you.
And I guess through it all, I still love you, Uncle Danny.
My ride's waiting.
- He got on the plane, right? - Back to the gift shop? - Wow, thank you.
- Guess you can't pick your family, huh? He's actually a good guy at heart.
He just never could walk a straight line.
I don't know.
You know, I mean, maybe this experience is actually gonna help him be a better person, you know? That son of a bitch stole my wallet.
He stole He's never gonna fricking change.
I knew it! Are you kidding me?! You stole my money, man.
Guys, I'm gonna need a ride now.

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