Barry (2018) s01e03 Episode Script

Chapter Three: Make the Unsafe Choice

1 - [UPBEAT ROCK MUSIC] - You gotta take this class, bro! Gene's teaching changed my life.
Folks, Ryan Madison is dead.
[CRYING] - - - WOMAN: We've got two DDs in BMW.
- [GUNSHOT] They look Russian or Chechnyan.
MAN: Freeze, cop boy.
You killed two of my men.
One of them was best Chechnyan assassin.
Well he wasn't that great.
Hey! MAN: This hit is urgent.
I want you to do it, Barry.
Yes, or we kill him now.
If you hurt him, I'll come back here and I'll kill every single one of you.
[SILENCE] He cares about Fuches.
That's just nice.
ANNOUNCER: Viewer discretion is advised.
[BIRDS CHIRPING] GENE: We all act in our everyday lives.
The basketball player acts angry to get the crowd to their feet.
The woman acts as if she's had a climax with the incompetent lover.
We all act.
But what I want you to do is simply identify, moment to moment, what you've been doing subconsciously your whole life.
I remember once, Patrick Swayze a true friend - until we had a falling out - [CELL PHONE BUZZING] and he had it written into his will that I was barred from his funeral [BUZZING CONTINUES] Yup? Hey, man.
Are you seeing this beautiful morning? What are you doing? How are you? What am I doing? I'm set up to kill Paco like you asked me to.
What do you mean, what am I doing? Oh, right.
Duh.
Umm, here's the thing.
I need you to wait, Barry, just a little bit longer for my signal.
Wait? For what? Wait What What signal? Why? Because we sent bullet to the Bolivians.
You sent a bullet to the Bolivians? What, like in the mail? DHL.
It's actually really cool.
So, Paco is our informant within the Bolivians.
We tell him, "Trust us.
Tell us everything you know.
" He tell us, because he is stupid, and now we have to kill him before he tell other people he tell us.
Okay, what does that have to do with mailing a bullet? See, this way, we send message to the Bolivians, get inside their heads.
They open mail.
Bullet.
"What?" Phone rings.
"Hello?" Paco's dead? [SHOCKED] What?" Little "what" leads to big "what" for full effect.
Hank, you can't do this to me right now, all right? I'm fully exposed here.
I gotta do this now.
All right? I gotta do it right now.
Well, when I get DHL confirmation - [DOOR OPENS] all right, that's when you kill Paco.
- [COCKS] - Can you be a bro for me please? Wait for high sign? Hank, I got a clear shot of Paco right now.
I'm taking him.
I'm not waiting for some fucking bullet.
I'd rather you did, though.
- [CAR DOOR CLOSES] - Oh my God.
[WHISPERS] I cannot fucking believe you're doing this to me, man.
Fuck you! Fuck you and Pazar! Fuck you guys! Mailing a bullet? What fucking grade am I in, man? You bald fuck.
Fuck you, man.
Come on, you don't mean that.
Website says it's out for delivery, so the bullet should be arriving anytime between now and midnight.
Bolivian time.
So just wait.
Because if you do not, we do have Fuches here still with us, and I would hate for something to happen to him.
- I know you guys are best friends.
- [BABBLES] Barry? Hello? He must have bad reception.
Did he ask how I was? No, but he did seem weirdly frustrated.
FUCHES: Yeah, I couldn't help but overhear.
You mailed a bullet? This Paco seems like a good informant.
Why kill him at all? Look.
The whole [GROANS] mailing bullet concept is something Goran's been work-shopping for years now.
- Mmm.
- And I just think this time we can really stick the landing with Paco.
- PAZAR: Hank! - [DOOR OPENS] [LAUGHS] Hank.
Hank.
I just get call from home.
- Okay.
- They are sending Lucky's replacement.
[LAUGHS] They are sending Stovka.
- [LAUGHING] - [BREATHES HARD] - What? Oh my Stovka? - [LAUGHING] He's coming here? - Oh my God! - Who's Stovka? He is best assassin in history of Chechnya! Yes! - Oh! Ow! Okay.
- A legend! Oh! Right, right.
It's still tender, but he is beyond legend.
Okay? He has taken out whole armies by himself.
He must've murdered over What, hundreds? More.
Way more.
He is unreal.
- Simply unreal.
- HANK: Okay.
When I was kid, I saw him once walking out of discotheque.
He flicks cigarette at bird, knocked it out of sky.
When will he be here? Within hour they said.
Yeah, real quick.
What does this mean for me and Barry? - We'll cross that bridge - We'll probably kill you.
- when we get there.
- But I haven't checked with Goran yet.
[GIRLS CHEERING] Now, the Spring Princess gathers the fairy dust for the Rainbow Festival! [ALL CHEERING] Birthday girl.
Let's count her turns.
ALL: One, two, - three, four - [CELL PHONE BUZZING] - GIRLS: Five, six - Hold on.
- Hello? - Sally, it's Mike.
How's my favorite almost-client? Good, good, I'm great.
MIKE: You got an audition this afternoon.
Uh, today? Oh wow.
Network.
TV version of the Matt Damon movie, We Bought a Zoo, only instead of the dad, it's a millennial girl.
They asked for you by name.
- They did? For the lead? - 18 No, it's the role of a mom, pivotal to the episode.
Cool.
So like a millennial mom? I don't know.
I haven't read it.
Can I tell them you'll be there? - Absolutely.
- 24 - MIKE: Great.
- 25 WOMAN: Sweetie! - MAN: Rebecca! Rebecca! - [THUDS] - Shit.
Oh, sorry.
- MAN: Are you all right, honey? - WOMAN: Is she okay? - SALLY: Oh my God.
[BIRDS CHIRPING] You gotta be fucking kidding me.
Oh, fuck you.
This is so fucking stupid.
[CELL PHONE CHIMES] - [PHONE CAMERA CLICKING] - HANK: Nice.
Nice.
Great.
All right.
That's enough.
That's enough.
Come on, get out.
Go, go, go.
- Back to work.
Go.
- [MEN CHATTERING] HANK: This one's going on the wall.
Stovka.
Welcome to America.
Ah.
[SPEAKING RUSSIAN] Pop! Pop! You want coffee, something? - Come inside.
- No.
I'd rather just sit here.
Okay.
Uh Oh! [CHUCKLES] This was my father's.
I know he would've wanted you to have this.
First time in LA? Yeah, I picked up on that, what you and the big guy were talking about there.
[SNIFFLES] When my partner gets back, you're gonna kill us, yeah? Pop! You know, there's a version of this where you don't do that.
[LAUGHS] My whole life ever since a boy is death.
Well, you're a regular Family Circus cartoon.
[CHUCKLES] Moss, Moss, Moss, Moss, Moss.
What, what, what, what, what? I just talked to the manager of the gym - where Ryan Madison worked.
- Uh-huh? And it turns out that Romeo Madison was "training" Goran Pazar's wife.
- "Training.
" - Oh shit.
- Like fucking her.
Fucking.
- Motive.
So, we know why the Chechens would kill Ryan.
But who killed the Chechens? You know, I feel like the unknown shooter's probably defending Ryan, right? Well, he's probably someone from the gym or the acting class, 'cause Ryan didn't have much life outside of these two places, right? All right, guys.
Hopefully, you've been working on your private spaces.
Nick, you're up.
Why don't you come up and amaze us all? NICK: Okay.
GENE: Let's see your space.
[BREATHES DEEPLY] [CHUCKLES] Wow.
I'm in my childhood bedroom.
[LAUGHING] Oh, look, here's the ball from the championship game.
Oh! Oh, my play chest.
[GRUNTS] [COUGHS] [WHISPERS] Whoa.
[SCOFFS] What are my sister's dolls doing in here? I think that's enough.
Thank you.
I'm in my friend's zoo with my 14-year-old son, who's the same age I was when I had him.
My son is nervous, because we've arrived at the ape pit.
Tell me, Sally, what's in the ape pit? [WHISPERS] Apes.
Okay, Barry, yes, we have established we're in your bedroom, so what do you see? Um Toy chest? Don't use Nick's room.
The primary responsibility of any actor is to create the reality and let audience live there.
- Mm-hmm.
- So, where are we? [SIGHS, MUMBLES] Anywhere.
You've been somewhere.
Come on.
Where have you been? - Uh, grocery store.
- Are you asking me or you telling me? No, I've been to a grocery store.
All right, we're in a grocery store.
All right, here we go.
This is great.
What do you see up there on the shelves? Gum.
Gum is at the register, Barry.
All right? Here we go.
We're walking down the aisle.
Get your cart.
- Get your cart.
All right? - Pretend to do this? - Do you feel do you feel the handle? - Yeah.
Here we go.
Now, take a look around.
What do you see? Soup.
[CHUCKLES] You see soup.
What kind of soup? Umm Chicken noodle? - Consommé? - I don't know.
- What do you mean you don't know? - I don't know.
- Just look at the shelf.
- I can't.
- Why? - Someone bought it? No one bought it.
That's a lie.
Take your hands out of your pocket.
Don't slouch.
You're stuck.
Barry, I need you to surrender.
No, no.
Stay in place, don't move.
Take your hands out of your pocket.
Just surrender.
Surrender to the soup, Barry.
- I don't know what that means.
- Let's pick a soup.
- I don't - Let's pick a soup.
Your favorite soup.
- I just like broth.
- I need help.
Kids, please.
What emotion do you associate with soup? - Thirst? - Thirst? - SASHA: Thirst is not an emotion.
- SALLY: No.
What is your emotional connection to soup? Like for me, I feel like it's somehow related to your relationship with your mom.
- Like, maybe there was sickness.
- SALLY: Sickness.
Yes.
JERMAINE: Yeah, like stomachache or the flu.
SALLY: Yeah.
- ANTONIO: Cancer.
Yeah, dozens.
- NICK: There are so many cancers.
- Can we stay on topic? - SASHA: Yeah, it's probably - most likely about the mother, like - Excuse me.
I'm Detective Moss.
This is Detective Loach.
Lovely.
We're in the middle of a class.
We would like to speak with you all about Ryan Madison.
GENE: All right, let's take a hard five.
You think about Take your hands out of your pocket.
- [MUTTERS] Jesus.
- Think soup.
Let's do this in my office.
Stovka, let me tell you something.
You get on the 10 freeway, it's the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway.
You can just drive and become whoever you want to be.
This is the country that invented Superman.
[GASPS] And the women.
Oh my God, the women here! Stovka, they would love that accent of yours.
If I know I know a couple of gals in Cleveland who would love to How how old a guy are you, Stovka? Forty-five.
[LAUGHS] Jesus Christ.
Okay.
Okay.
Uh, I I know one gal There's nothing for me.
I had a wife, a child.
But they leave me.
She say I'm broken.
You talk of freedom? As long as I work for them, I never free.
It will always be the same.
My whole life ever since a child is death.
There is only one true way out.
Yeah, I caught about half of that, Stov.
If you could take my cell phone out of my my pocket here, I could show you one gal she's Cherokee! - [GUN COCKS] - She's really wild.
- [GUNSHOT] - [BODY THUDS] [RUNNING FOOTSTEPS] What did you do? [EXHALES] Okay, your name? - Barry Berkman.
- Sasha Baxter.
- Sally Reed.
- And your occupation.
I'm an actor [CHUCKLES] and and a barista.
- I'm an actress.
- I work in auto parts.
I manage three franchises of "Coors" gym.
- What? - "Coors.
" - LOACH: Coors? - "Coors.
" - LOACH: Coors? - Curves.
- Oh, Curves.
Right, Curves.
- Curves.
The gym.
The gym.
I just did this web series well, it wasn't it wasn't a web series.
It was a YouTube video, but, umm but it's up to 249 views.
- Do you have any water? - You seem a little nervous.
- Nope.
- Am I under oath? - Did you kill him? - No.
[LAUGHS] What? How? [CALMLY] How? [GULPING] Can I have a little more? What's your impression of Mr.
Madison? He was my best wingman.
He was the bait.
I was the the stick to fish with.
He just seemed like a good dude.
Ryan and I did a bunch of scenes together.
We did Shakespeare in Love.
Have you seen that movie? Uh-uh.
We did Breaking the Waves.
Have you seen that movie? Uh-uh.
Uh-uh.
We did Dogville.
Have you seen that movie? - No.
No, wait.
I saw that one.
- Mm-mm.
JERMAINE: We did a scene from True Blood, he did a lot of talking, and I didn't really get to say much.
Is there anything else you can think of that would be helpful in the investigation? No.
Okay.
So, thank you for coming in, Mr.
Berkman.
- Yeah? Okay.
Thank you, guys.
- Yup, you're good.
[CHATTERING] [PHONE CHIMES] Fucking idiot.
- Someplace else you need to be, Barry? - No.
No.
Hey, uh, Mr.
Cousineau, I'm really sorry about my exercise in class.
I I really I couldn't see anything.
- Barry, you want to be an actor? - Mm-hmm.
- You better get out of your own way.
- Okay.
Life is about taking a risk, making the unsafe choice.
Okay.
All right, here's a little story just to illustrate.
I once auditioned for the guy that robbed the house on Full House, and I carried a loaded Beretta with me into the audition - just to feel the weight of it.
- [WHISPERS] Wow.
- Did you get the part? - Oh, they freaked out.
Now look, you're in a shell.
You need to break out, and I've got the perfect anecdote for you.
10cc's of pure Mamet.
- Mamet? - Yeah, you're gonna play Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross, the movie.
I'm gonna send you the pages.
Here's my only direction: let the cat out.
- Good night.
- GENE: Good night.
- Hey, Barry.
- Hey.
- Hey.
I booked an audition.
- Oh, cool.
Well, actually, Mike said that the producers asked for me by name.
Oh wow.
Wait, who's Mike? - My agent.
- Oh.
Well, actually, he hip-pocketed me, but once I book something, he'll be my agent.
- That seems fair.
- Mmm.
Can you drive me? It would really help to run lines in the car.
Umm I can't.
Oh.
Okay.
Well, how How long will it take? Not long.
I promise.
[CLICKING] - Hey, Detective.
- Mmm? You know, I've done my share of ride-alongs.
I know the ins and outs of your profession.
- Mm-hmm? - From where I'm standing, you check all the boxes.
What the fuck are you supposed to be? I run this place.
[WHISPERS] I'm gonna call you.
FUCHES: I I swear.
I I was just making friendly chitchat.
I wasn't I wasn't pulling any Hannibal Lecter shit.
Why would he do this? He was at top of his profession.
[SIGHS] I cannot tell my family.
They will be very angry.
This might destroy us.
I can see you're feeling a bit insecure, - and I'm surprised.
- [SIGHS] FUCHES: But, to be honest, I find it refreshing you're open with your feelings.
PAZAR: Nah.
It is weak.
No! That's your family talking.
They clearly did a number on you.
No, what you need, if we're being honest, is a world-class assassin, and I happen to be very close with one.
Barry? That's your son? The little boy who fell in the ape pit? Yeah.
And when he was down there, he learned a few things about how life doesn't always go according to plan, and when you need a friend, sometimes you find one in unexpected places.
- You're right.
- No.
They're right.
These animals have so much to teach us.
They're incredible creatures? - Yeah.
- "Incredible" or "amazing"? "They're amazing creatures.
" They're amazing creatures.
Uninhibited, intuitive, empathetic.
- That was amazing.
- Thanks.
Hey, do you think You know, when Cousineau sends me the Mamet stuff, - do you think maybe you could help me - Sally? We're ready for you now.
- With me luck.
- Good luck.
Hey, you'll wait for me, right? Oh uh, yeah.
Sure.
Thank you.
Hi.
- [CLEARS THROAT] - Hi.
Sally.
Liv? - Hey, girl! - Hi.
- [LAUGHS] Oh my gosh.
It's so good - Hi.
Sally and I did six episodes of this show about roller derby together.
- [CHUCKLES] - Sally here was the star.
You you look great.
Thank you.
Wow.
I wow.
- So do you.
- Oh, thanks.
- Skinny.
- [LAUGHS] - So, what was the show? - SALLY: Oh, you never heard of it.
- It never aired.
- It was really good.
We just got a little unlucky with the timing of some world events.
Oh, that's too bad.
What was it called? Bonnie and the Boston Bombers.
Oh shit.
Yeah, it was tragic Both things, obviously.
- Super tragic.
I - Super tragic.
[WHISPERS] So, wait, do you work for the casting people now? No.
[CHUCKLES] Wh No, no, I'm I'm on the show.
I'm the one who bought the zoo.
[LAUGHS] [LAUGHING] It's [LAUGHS] It's You're the lead? It's your [LAUGHS] Wow.
Wow! That is awesome.
[WHISPERS] Listen, so I asked casting to bring you in for this.
- Mm-hmm.
- They did not think you were right - Mm-hmm.
- but I fought for you Mm-hmm.
because I really, really, really want you to get this.
Thank you.
[CHUCKLES] Break a leg, okay? That was your son? What? The little boy that fell in the ape pit? Yeah.
And when I was down there, I Oh.
Sorry.
Umm Yeah, and when he was down there, he learned a few things about how life doesn't always go according to plan, and, umm I'm sorry, I know this.
I About how life doesn't always go according to plan, um, and sometimes, when you need a friend, you find one in unexpected places.
I'm really sorry.
Umm Can we just Can we start over? FUCHES: Yeah, well, see, the thing is, you're scattered, Goran.
You and your guys, you're all over the map.
What is it exactly [GRUNTS] - that you want? - GORAN: I want what Bolivians have.
They have stash house in Sylmar that I know makes so much money.
Bolivians.
Aren't they those, uh, short motherfuckers? Statistically, one of shortest nations on Earth, but they are very mean.
So, they got a stash house you want, then that's what you should go after, the assets.
You're trying to create a mood with a bullet.
Those are lateral moves.
This isn't theater.
- It's business.
- HANK: Yes! DHL shows bullet was delivered and signed for 10 minutes ago.
[SIGHS] See, this is exactly what I'm talking about.
Hank.
Leave.
What? Come on, man! - This is the thing! - Get out! Let grown-ups talk.
I will go tell Barry then.
Jeez Louise.
- [SCOFFS] - Thank you.
Look, you want to get a man's attention, take something away from him.
What, uh, what's this Bolivian fella's name? Cristobal Sifuentes.
He is crazy man.
[LAUGHS] No.
Don't sell yourself short, big guy.
I mean, you you were about to take all my teeth out there.
You're a goofball too.
[LAUGHS] - Me? - You're a goofball.
- I'm goofball? - Yeah.
- Come on.
- So do something goofy.
Take his stash house.
Then when he comes up here to LA to deal with that, you kill him.
You could have Barry handle these things? Look, what are we thinking about this lock, huh? Seems like a remnant.
[PEOPLE CHATTERING] [CELL PHONE CHIMES] - [PARTY HORNS TOOT] - [PHONE CLICKS] Fuck! Oh.
Hey.
- [SNIFFLES] - Are are you okay? Oh yeah, I had to cry for the scene, so.
Mom in zoo cries? My son fell in an ape pit, Barry.
[SOBBING] - It's okay.
- This day sucks.
I'm sorry.
[SIGHS] Hey.
Let's go do something.
Well, I'd, um I'd love to, but I gotta go to work.
I thought you gave notice.
I did, but, um, this delivery showed up last second.
I've gotta go take care of it.
Call in sick.
I can't.
That's okay.
Sorry.
I'm being a bitch.
- You gotta pay the bills, right? - That's right.
Fine.
[CAMERA CLICKS] [CLUCKS TONGUE] [CRICKETS CHIRPING] [CELL PHONE BUZZING] [MUTTERS] Jesus fucking Christ.
- [PHONE BEEPS] - Yup? HANK [ON PHONE]: Is it done? "Is it done?" Hank, you know, I can't just walk up to his front door with a big fucking gun.
That would be stupid.
Right? - HANK: Okay.
- Look, I'm in position, and, uh, you know, these things take as long as they take.
- HANK: Okay.
- Okay? It's called being professional.
- Got it.
- Right.
- It's just that timing is key.
- Right.
Because to properly get into someone's head, it is truly [BEEPS] Hey, Sally.
Cousineau gave me this Mamet stuff, - and it's got a lot of words.
- SALLY [ON PHONE]: I was Bonnie.
- Are we doing another scene? - Liv was just one of the Bombers.
I was the lead on the TV show.
She was just supporting.
She was number five on the fucking call sheet.
[DOOR OPENS] That was four fucking years ago, and what, now she has her own fucking show? How can she be a millennial, and I'm a mom - [WHISPERS] Shit.
- when we're the same fucking age? I mean, that doesn't even make any fucking sense.
She was wearing a tube top.
Oh my God, it was so humiliating.
- Maybe I deserve it.
- [MUTTERS] Fuck.
Maybe I'm just a shitty fucking actress.
What? No, you're Come on.
Sally, you're like one of the best actresses I've ever seen.
SALLY: Are you sure you can't hang right now? Look, I'd really like to, but I can't.
SALLY: I don't wanna be alone.
SALLY: Barry? I'll be over in half an hour.
[ANNOUNCER SPEAKING SPANISH ON TV] [CELL PHONE RINGS, BUZZES] [SPEAKING SPANISH] [FLOORBOARD CREAKS] - No tienes que hacer esto! - [MUTTERS] Shit.
PACO: No tienes que hacer esto! - [POP MUSIC PLAYING] - [LIVELY CHATTERING] - It's like a flannel - [GRUNTS] - Anyway - PACO: No tienes que hacer esto! [GRUNTING] No tienes que hacer esto! No tienes que hacer esto! - [GRUNTS] - [CHOKING] [MUSIC AND CHATTER CONTINUING] [MUSIC AND CHATTER CONTINUING] SALLY [ON PHONE]: The more I think about it, the more I think that Liv planned that whole thing just to embarrass me.
You know, she was always such an operator, and I'm not the only one who felt that way.
All the Bombers, they all hated her.
We weren't supposed to know this, but the producer secretly got her acting lessons.
- Yeah.
I take them for the craft.
- [PHONE CHIMES, BEEPS] Hello? HANK [ON PHONE]: Hey, man, how's it going? - It's done.
- HANK: Sitting on good news - Release Fuches.
- [PHONE BEEPS] SALLY [ON PHONE]: I don't know if you know this, but you have herpes for life.
Life.
That's why all those guys keep breaking up with her.
I mean, she's the common denominator.
I know I said she was the same age as me [TIRES SCREECH] but she's been fucking lying about her age for years.
Yeah, my friend Amy, one of the other Bombers, she had a nightmare about her last night.
She has leukemia, that's You just passed my house.
- [TIRES SCREECH] - [CLICKS] - [ENGINE REVS] - [TIRES SCREECH] Do you think I'm gonna be a star? Like a movie star? Yeah.
You're, like, the best actress I've ev [MUZAK PLAYING OVER PA] What kind of soup do you want? - Lentil vegetable? - Yeah.
That's fine.
- All right, what else we got? - Some gum? [MUZAK CONTINUING] - [GRUNTS] - No tienes que hacer esto! [CRICKETS CHIRPING] No No tienes que hacer esto! [WHISPERS] No tienes que hacer esto.
[SLEEPILY] Why did you say that? Umm, do you know what it means? Mmm.
"You don't have to do this.
" Yeah, I guess not.
[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING] I was drowning out the night With the last of the wine And my story began to unwind So I gathered all the shards Of a glass from the bar And I left from 17th Street For St.
Marks Won't you listen to me now? I was trying all the time Maybe half the time I got you right But not tonight Oh, I'll Always be lonely