Almost Paradise (2020) s01e10 Episode Script

Something Walker This Way Comes

1 It's kind of hard to be undercover with "DEA" plastered all over you.
Partner, the game's finally over today.
Windbreakers are so we don't get shot by our own people.
It's go-time, bubba.
Freeze.
I Sorry, partner.
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.
Sold what little I had and bought myself a gift shop.
Just peace.
No stress, no drama.
Boy, was I wrong.
- Ira.
- Here's your mail, Mr.
Walker.
Thank you.
Bill, bill, junk.
- Bill, junk.
- Hey.
- Hey, how are hey.
- Good morning, sir.
Hey, how are you? What's your deal, mate? I'm sorry.
Hey, Dad.
Evelyn? Surprise.
Well, we finally caught up with you, Mr.
Usato.
Or would you prefer to be called "Numbers"? I don't know what you're talking about.
We'll be taking you to the police station.
You'll have plenty of time to regain your memory.
We'll take him off your hands as soon as we formalize his extradition papers to the U.
S.
Until then, I want my men on him at all times.
Thank you, Agent Zivic.
I think we can handle this guy.
This guy has been sitting on your island helping the largest criminal in Europe ship his wares from South America to San Sebastian for over two decades.
You'll forgive me if I don't have a lot of confidence - in your abilities.
- Our abilities are why he is in custody.
For which you'll get a very nice thank you note from the President.
Everything okay, boss? We caught Francisco Aguero's accountant, he knows all his secrets, and I'm on top of the world.
How's this guy the devil's bookkeeper? He uses a pager and a day-planner.
Staying analog is how Lawrence Usato managed to hide for 20 years.
- He's unhackable.
- With his help, we'll be able to find Aguero's ledger and all their accounting.
Remember, Capone wasn't convicted for his crimes.
- He was convicted for - Tax evasion.
Yeah.
Have I told you this before? My bad.
Zivic's back.
Alex is gonna blow a gasket.
Snow globes on a tropical island? I like the irony.
All I got are these beach chairs that we rent out.
- But no on ever really comes in.
- It's okay.
- I'm not staying long.
- What, what? What? So, uh, you live here now.
In a gift shop.
- I stay in the back.
- It's, uh, very - transactional.
- It's okay.
Uncle Danny said you moved here because of some medical condition? Is that why you came here to the Philippines? - 'Cause Uncle Danny - No, I joined the Peace Corps.
I'm headed to Indonesia.
Just thought I'd stop on my way.
- The Peace Corps? - What? - I care about helping people, okay? - Yeah, that's I That's what I'm I'm excited about it.
Come here.
Let me just all right.
You look fantastic, Butterfly.
Don't call me that.
You used to love it when I called you Butterfly.
No.
I don't.
Shows how little you know me.
Okay, then I'll Look, I should go.
I just stopped by to give you these.
What is this? They're the checks you've been sending me every month.
I don't want your money.
Take it back.
- Those are for you.
- Keep it.
Looks like you could use it.
Okay, look, I am trying to help.
Stop trying to buy my affection, okay? I'm not trying to buy your affection.
Look at me.
I love you.
Oh, my okay, when you love somebody, you don't abandon them.
I I'm not I didn't abandon anybody! Tell that to my mother.
Your mom is the one that divorced me! Yeah, because you were never there.
You were halfway across the world.
We didn't see or hear from you for months, sometimes years at a time.
You know that I was deep undercover then, okay? Your mother and you, you would've been in danger if I would've tried to reach out - That is such bull.
- It's not.
It comes with the job.
And it's a screwed-up job, but that's how it is.
Yeah, and you chose that job.
You chose that job over us.
Over me.
I was trying to protect you.
You have no idea the people I was dealing with.
Don't act like you were saving the world.
You were just a narc.
Well, I wanted to make a difference.
And how'd that work out for you? Bad guys all locked up? No more drugs on the streets? Drug problem all fixed now? What did you actually accomplish, Father? - I guess nothing.
- So you missed out on half my life - for nothing.
- Evelyn.
Evelyn, I You know, I've been waiting five years to say this.
- I don't want you in my life.
- Evelyn, please stop.
Unlike you, I'm gonna do something good with my life.
- Evelyn, I'm trying - I'm actually going to help people.
So don't send me money.
Don't pretend you care.
Just leave me alone.
Dad? Dad! What's going on? Dad! Unresponsive male, mid-40s.
Blood pressure is elevated.
- What's happening? - 210 over 100.
- What's happening? - Ma'am, I'm sorry, you're gonna have to wait outside.
Have a seat.
I'll let you know when I hear from the doctor.
- Is everything all right? - He's okay.
- You can see him if you would like.
- So he's not dead? No, he's not.
I can take you to him.
No thanks.
I just wanted to make sure he's alive.
Where is he? Alex Walker, where is he? They said he was taken here.
- Where is he? - Yes, he's fine.
- I was just telling his daughter over here.
- Daughter? - Can we see him? - Yes, of course.
- I'll take you to him.
- Thank you.
- Wha aren't you coming? - I should go.
Stick around.
It'll be good for you dad.
I'm pretty sure I'm the reason he's here.
He came to this island because of this exact health issue.
You're not to blame.
So, who are you? His girlfriend? Girlf eww.
No, no, no.
Okay.
That's not the reaction I was expecting.
Sorry.
No, that was wrong.
Um, I actually work with your dad.
Sort of.
Unofficially.
But I'm actually very close to your dad.
But we fight.
A lot.
- I know the feeling.
- Yeah? You know, my mom and I used to fight all the time just before she died.
And I would give anything to be able to talk to her again just to make things right.
Oh, he's going to be having some psychedelic dreams.
They're giving him the good stuff.
You gave us quite a scare, Agent Walker.
- He looks all right.
- Oh, he should be fine.
The doctor said as long as he gets his rest and takes it easy, he'll be back on his feet again in no time.
It looks like he'll be out for a while.
We should get back to work.
If it's okay with you, I'm gonna stay.
- Just until he wakes up.
- Okay.
You know, it's strange seeing him like this vulnerable, peaceful.
He's almost likeable.
Now you're talking crazy talk.
I'm glad you're here.
He's told me a lot about you.
He has? He worries about you all the time.
He could pick up a phone.
Would you have taken his call? Probably not.
Hmm.
Is that my Butterfly? I told you not to call me that.
Shh.
You're going to wake up your mother.
Butterfly? It's cute.
Cute? You want to know why he calls me that? Because when I was ten years old he was teaching me how to break out of having my hands zip-tied together.
He said I was moving my arms like butterfly wings.
He zip-tied your hands together and taught you how to break free? - Mm-hmm.
- Huh.
Sounds like Alex.
Yeah, he never wanted me.
He never wanted a little girl.
I doubt that's true.
He had me take karate at seven years old.
Bought me a BB gun at 12.
When other kids went camping, my dad took me into the mountains to teach me survival skills.
It just sounds like he wanted to bond with you over the things he knew about.
I think he just wanted a son.
Or he just lived a very dangerous life and was constantly worried about your safety.
I don't know.
I guess I don't really know him that well.
Oh, there he is.
Mr.
Alex? It's me, Rita.
Her mother asked me to bring her here.
She may come by after her shift.
You must be Evelyn, huh? Alex says that I'm annoying, just like you.
It's nice to meet a kindred spirit.
Will you give this to him when he wakes up? It's for healing.
He gave that to me when my father died and it helped me.
But now he needs it.
Well, you've seen him.
We have to go.
I have a resort to run.
Nice meeting you.
Bye.
He has this whole life here.
He's helped a lot of people on the island.
They all care about him.
Hello? Hello? I'm so sorry.
I dropped my tray.
- Would you mind? - No, of course.
I didn't realize there was anyone here behind the curtain.
I didn't want to interrupt your privacy.
Oh, what happened? I was hit by a jeepney and it broke my leg.
- I'm so sorry.
- It was my own fault.
I work overseas and I had just flown home.
I was eager to deposit my earnings in the bank and I wasn't paying attention.
Next time, you should just mail them your check.
I do construction and I only get paid in cash.
Oh, it is not safe to leave this here behind your pillow.
What can I do? And the worst part is I'm late on my payments, and by the time I get out of here, I could lose my home.
You don't have anybody to deposit this for you? My wife.
But she died last September.
- She was all I had.
- I'm so sorry.
I could deposit it for you if you like.
I can't ask that of you.
- The bank is in Bororanco.
- I don't mind.
He's pretty out of it.
I could probably go and be back before he wakes up.
You would be saving my life, young lady.
Here's the address of the bank.
- I'm happy to help you.
- Thank you.
Kai, I have an errand to run.
When my dad wakes up, can you let him know I'll be back soon? - Uh, wait.
Here.
- Oh.
Back soon.
Hey.
Someone's back with the living.
- Where's Evelyn? - She said she'd be right back.
- She had an errand.
- Damn it.
I wanted to talk to her.
Sorry.
She didn't say where she was going.
I know where she went.
She went running an errand for that guy in the other bed.
- She's such a do-gooder.
- The other bed? You have this room all to yourself.
There's a guy in that bed.
Hey, Diego? I think you're seeing things with that funny juice they have you on.
I heard him talking.
She was going to deposit something for him in a bank in Bororanco.
Now I know it's the pain meds talking.
Trust me, there's no bank in Bororanco.
If there were, it would be robbed every day.
That place is scary.
- What are you doing? - Get my clothes.
The doctor said you need bed rest.
We're getting out of here.
- You're not going anywhere.
- Listen to me.
It's a setup, all right? They're going to hurt Evelyn.
Come on.
Stop lying! Or I swear I'm going to lock you in the worst prison I can find and leave you there to die.
I told you, I'm an accountant for an teak furniture importer.
Maybe he isn't Numbers? His shirt is Spanish, shoes are Colombian, and his watch is a knock-off from a forgery ring busted in Hong Kong.
He's wearing a map of everywhere Aguero operates.
Chief, this guy's strength is his intellect.
If we want him to tell us where the ledger is, he needs to be reassured, not bullied.
Mr.
Usato, would you care for a coffee? No, thank you.
In case you change your mind.
You give any more thought to turning over the ledger to Francisco Aguero's crime syndicate? I told your American partner He's not our partner.
I can't stand him.
He thinks everyone who's not American works for him.
We take the risk.
He takes the credit.
You know what that's like.
My employer treats me very well.
You have a one-room apartment above a butcher shop.
Aguero has seven mansions on the beach.
I don't know anyone named Aguero.
- I'm a teak imp - Oh, right.
Importer.
And I assume this Mr.
Aguero is a rich man.
He can have as many mansions as he can afford.
It's not any of my business.
Of course.
I forgot.
You're his accountant.
You're fully aware of everything he buys.
But did you know that two of those seven mansions are for your boss's dogs? Chi Chi and Pancho? They have pools.
His dogs have mansions with pools.
Where's your pool, Mr.
Usato? If you want to get away from that teak importer, we can protect you.
Thanks anyway.
Thanks.
Excuse me? I'm looking for the bank.
I can't seem to find this address.
Sorry.
Sorry.
Where the hell is she? Alex, there she is! Evelyn! - Hey! - Dad? - Dad! - Hey! Go, go! Go, go! No, no! Hey, get out of the way! Move the truck! Move the truck! Back it up.
Do you see anything? We need to get you back to the hospital.
- Not until we find Evelyn! - You dropping dead isn't going to help your daughter, okay? Okay? I got the plate number.
I'll run it back at the station.
Mr.
Walker, where have you been? You know you shouldn't be leaving this room.
I'll get you a fresh gown.
Who are you? Where are you? I know exactly where you are.
Daddy needs a ride.
Diego.
I wanted to take the guy out, but the boss said, "Just drop the bait.
I need him alive".
So I said, "Fine! But make it fast, because the food here will kill us both!" Where's my daughter? Wait! Wait! How'd you find me? Triangulation.
The spider web tattoo on your neck belongs to gangs from the southern part of the island.
The dirt on your shoes is baguio clay from the Tabla Valley river.
And the design on your belt, they only make that in two towns.
The place it all intersects is right here.
If you kill me, you won't find your daughter! I found you, didn't I? Oh! Whoa, whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Whoa, whoa! Whoa, whoa! Hey.
Hey, it's okay.
I got you.
I got you.
Drop it or she dies.
Hands in the air.
Turn around slowly.
Howdy, partner.
It's a nice place you got here.
A little drafty.
Must be hell during the monsoon season, huh? Apparently they ran out of money before they could finish building it.
They're gonna demolish it tomorrow morning.
They already rigged the explosives.
It'll be a hell of a sight to see when they blow it up.
Well, I hope you are standing right there so you can see it happen.
Still cracking jokes even when your own daughter's life is in jeopardy.
You want to kill me, Todd, then you kill me and let her go.
You think I went through all of this just to kill you? What do you want? I want you to do a job for me.
You want me to work for you? Yeah.
It'll be easy.
Trust me.
Trust you? Trust the guy who tried to kill me? Is that what you think happened? You think I just missed? I've always been faster than you, Todd.
We were partners for nearly ten years.
Yes, I was supposed to kill you.
That's what Francisco ordered me to do, to show loyalty once I switched sides.
But I couldn't do it, man.
I couldn't kill you.
You're my friend.
Because I didn't kill you, I've been on the run ever since.
Francisco put a bounty on my head.
DEA put me on the Most Wanted list.
So while you've been here tanning on the beach, I've been a man without a country.
And I'm supposed to feel sorry for you? No, of course not.
I made my bed.
But I found a way out, Lex.
I found out that Francisco Aguero desperately needs something here on this island.
And if I can get it for him, he's agreed to call us square, my debt to him paid.
I can finally stop running.
Why me? Because that thing he wants is locked up in that very same police station that lets you walk around like you own the joint.
If I do this for you, then me and my daughter, we go free? - Of course.
- And if I refuse? Hey, let's not speak in hypotheticals.
What's the job? They're holding Mr.
Aguero's accountant in a cell.
You kill him and bring me back his ledger.
Inside you'll find a phone and a knife.
Slit Usato's throat on camera so I can watch it live.
No tricks.
You bring me back his ledger and you and your daughter both walk away.
Alex if Usato's still alive in an hour, she won't be.
Okay, I've got two witnesses who say they saw a black SUV passing by the university heading south.
- Who's got the camera footage? - Sir.
You see anything relevant, come get me right away.
Yes, sir.
Alex? Yeah? What are you doing here? Checking up on you guys, seeing how everything's going.
Any leads? Yeah, we've got the whole floor working on this.
Going through CCTV footage, security cameras.
- Okay.
- We even have a tip line running.
- All right.
- Everyone volunteered to help on this.
We're going to find your daughter, Alex.
Right? I would have told you about Zivic.
With everything going on It's okay.
I'm going to get back to the hospital.
- I'll give you a ride.
- That's all right.
I don't need a ride.
Thank you.
Thank you, Ernesto.
Alex, you didn't come here to see us run plate numbers.
Why are you really here? You were nearly out of time, Alex.
Carpenter, I don't want Evelyn to see this.
Deprive her of seeing what her old man's capable of? Carpenter, please, no.
I'm begging you.
- Do it, Alex.
- Evelyn, close your eyes, babe, okay? You don't want to see this.
Watch.
I'm sorry, baby.
I'm so sorry.
Now you let her go.
First you bring me back that ledger.
Nice work, Daddy.
I'm sorry, babe.
I'm so sorry.
Now you let her go.
First you bring me back that ledger.
- We clear? - Yeah.
Well, this tie's ruined.
Sorry.
Had to make it look real.
Okay, now we're going to need that ledger.
- Tell us where it is.
- What's in those records could send hundreds of people to jail.
Any one of them would kill me and my family.
I'll kill you I'll kill you right now.
- I'll kill you right now.
- Whoa, Alex.
Not if we make it look like it came from your boss.
Then they'll turn on him instead.
How are you going to make it look like it was Aguero who handed it over? Because I got a plan, all right? Now give us that ledger.
They took it when they booked me.
You mean, the ledger is actually The day planner? I can't believe the day planner is actually the ledger.
It's written in code.
It's designed to look like calendar appointments to anyone that doesn't know how to read it.
Usato's the only one that can decipher this.
That's why you've got to keep him safe.
Carpenter is going to hand this ledger off to Aguero.
You guys got to stay with him.
Well, what about Carpenter? - I'll take care of him.
- Alex.
Hey, I got to make sure my daughter's safe forever.
Carpenter.
The ledger.
Coded in a day planner.
You have to admit, it's ingenious.
And now you can hand it over to me.
Francisco.
Señor.
I told you I could make this happen.
I would not have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes.
Good work, Agent Walker.
Too bad you couldn't join us when we were back in Spain when you had the chance.
Yeah, well, I didn't then and I wouldn't now.
You're a foolish man, Mr.
Walker.
All right, Carpenter, you got what you wanted.
Let us go.
Todd.
Todd! Sorry, buddy.
No witnesses.
I have to get rid of both of you.
That's my daughter.
Don't be stupid.
You just got square with Aguero.
If you kill us, you're going to be on the run again.
But no one will ever know.
When they blow up this building tomorrow, thousands of tons of concrete will collapse on your dead bodies.
There will be no trace of you or your daughter.
The world will think you've just gone missing.
Just wait.
Wait, wait, wait.
Stop.
Wait, all right? If you do this, you're all going to die.
We're going to die? My butterfly will make it happen.
Your butterfly? She'll flap her wings, and then And then what? Evelyn, watch out! Get her out of here and get her somewhere safe.
Where are you going? Carpenter.
Carpenter, let's go! Pretty good with your fists back there.
Your father forces you into ten years of karate, you learn a thing or two.
I may have missed you back in Spain, buddy, but I never miss twice.
Good-bye, Alex.
Dad! Whew! Sorry, buddy.
Had to be done.
What the hell? You looking for me? You can't win.
I know your every move.
Hell, I taught you most of them.
You should have never come to my island, Todd.
Your island? This isn't your home.
You don't have a home anymore.
You don't have a family.
You have nothing left.
You know what I do have? I got a best friend with a .
45 aimed at the back of your head.
Freeze, douchebag.
I'm going to teach you something, Todd.
Alex, don't.
No, he needs to learn this lesson.
You see, that's how you miss shooting someone, okay? So the next time you want to miss someone, that's how you miss! Nice try.
You have the right to remain silent, but feel free to talk.
Ooh, what do we have here? This is useless to you.
Everything is written in code and the only man who knows how to read it is dead.
Is he? This is suicide! Everyone will know you turned! On the contrary, everyone will know that you turned.
They won't believe that.
I am king, and you The one who did all the work without any of the reward, and I've had enough.
Due to our police department's abilities, you have now Aguero in your custody.
I got to say, Ocampo, it's pretty impressive.
Zivic! You taking Aguero back to the States? Walker, stay out of it.
This is none of your business.
Whoa, easy, man.
I was just wondering if you had room for one more.
Todd Carpenter.
How the hell did you find him? Take the win, Zivic, hmm? Oh, man, they might even hand you a promotion.
You know, I just might.
Thanks, Alex.
Hi, Todd.
There's some people who want to talk to you.
How did I get all this stuff in here in the first place? You really think you're going to need all of that again? Well, you never know.
You might run into a rainy day.
You mean like lessons for breaking out of zip ties? Or ten years of karate classes? Yeah, something like that.
Listen, I'm sorry you had to watch me fake kill that guy.
Oh, I knew that wasn't real.
- You have a tell.
- I have a tell? Mm-hmm.
You're doing it right now.
I'm doing it right now? What is it? Listen to me, I am so glad that you came here, Evelyn, truly.
And I'm grateful that you taught me everything you did.
I wouldn't be brave enough to join the Peace Corps if you hadn't.
Well, then you are welcome, and I hope wait, what? Huh? Why do you need combat skills to join the Peace Corps? Oh.
Uh, oh, my God.
Look at the time.
- What? - I have a plane to catch.
Huh? Hold on.
Oh.
- I gotta give you something.
- Not the checks.
No, I already rolled those up and stuffed them in your sock.
The healing crystal.
Amethyst.
Give it back to that little girl.
We've done enough healing for one trip.
Alex, we're going surfing! Uh, we can come back later.
No, it's okay.
I have to go.
I'll leave you with your new family.
Hey, Evelyn? We good now? No.
But we'll get there.
See you, Pops.
Good-bye, Evelyn.
Call me Butterfly.
- All right.
- Yeah.
Hard to believe she's related to you.
Yeah, you sure she's yours? You were gone for years at a time.
- A housewife can get lonely.
- Unh-uh.
Um, I need a ride.
Yeah, she's yours.
Yeah, that's definitely your kid.

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