Baywatch (1989) s04e17 Episode Script

The Falcon Manifesto

1 - Some people stand in the darkness afraid to step into the light some people need to help somebody when the edge of surrender's in sight don't you worry it's gonna be all right cuz I'm always ready I won't let you out of my sight I'll be ready I'll be ready never you fear no, don't you fear I'll be ready forever and always I'm always here Cuz I'm always ready I won't let you out of my sight I'll be ready I'll be ready never you fear no, don't you fear I'll be ready forever and always I'm always here -I had her under protective surveillance until three days ago.
-Katherine Larson has information that will put Edward falcon away for life.
-Yes, sir.
She uncovered it while writing an investigative piece for world journal magazine.
I'm aware of that, sir.
-Then I'm sure you're also aware that falcon has the resources to neutralize Ms.
Larson, to suppress the evidence, and to go right on selling classified military information to foreign governments.
-Yes, sir.
I found this note in her vacated hotel room.
She says her chances for survival are better if no one, including us, knows where she is until after she's finished writing this manifesto.
-I think she's wrong.
I want her found, put under protective custody as soon as possible.
Start with the coastal states.
I know her parents used to run charter fishing boats.
In a situation of crisis-- -people return to familiar surroundings.
Yes, sir.
I'll get right on that, sir.
-Now, there's a fish.
-Wow, look at that.
-Well now, that's a beauty.
-Let me take your picture with it.
How bout that? -No, that's okay.
-No, no.
You'll thank me later, Lassie.
-Really, I'd rather not.
-Just take a look at it.
Let's go down to the Marina and take a look at it.
I mean, we could own this place.
-I know, but we work on boats all day.
I don't wanna go home and live on one.
-Mitch, Eddie and Shauni loved living together on that boat, didn't they? -Far as I know.
-See? Come on.
Let's take a look at it.
-Okay, fine.
I'll take a look at it.
-But, you know, I'm still not even sure we should live together yet.
-I am.
-Something just drilled a hole the size of a football in the hull.
-Okay, but what about the pumps? -Water's gushing in faster than we can pump it out.
We're sinking, fast.
Rescue one from kmm295.
Do you read? -This is rescue one.
-We just received a distress call from fishing boat American eagle, ten degrees west of your ten-20.
The captain reports that they're taking on water.
-Has the coast guard been notified? -Yes, but they're half an hour away.
-Roger that.
We're in route.
-Captain, these people are panicking.
You've got to take control.
-Mitch, they're jumping.
-Attention, stay on board the boat.
Do not jump in the water.
Stay on board the boat.
Do not jump.
-Mitch, there are too many people.
We can't possibly handle them all.
-Get on the horn and get that cutter over here now.
Get those people out of the water.
I'm gonna go assess the damage.
-Coast guard cutter point bridge, this is rescue one.
Come in, point bridge.
-Hang on.
-Okay, I got him.
-Everything's okay.
Coast guard's on its way.
-Okay, there's a hole the size of a football down there.
-Keep everybody calm, and keep them on board the boat.
Hey, get out of there! -I found the hole! Come on! -I said, "get out of there!" -I said, "come on!" -Throw us some fishing line and a knife.
Hurry! -What are you gonna do? -Make it a cork.
-What? -Stuff it in the hole, cut the line, and it'll expand and plug it.
Here, take it.
All right.
Let's go.
-Hey, Matt.
Check out the body language.
Look at the way their forearms are touching.
-Well, the way they were looking at each other the whole way back, I think their forearms are just a start.
-No, she has barriers.
She likes him.
That's why she's not moving away, but see the way her arms are crossed and her legs keep fidgeting? She's anxious and uptight.
-And since when did you become such an expert on body language? -Being in that tower all day watching everybody on the beach.
You can learn a lot from people if you're observant.
-Okay, all right.
Then tell me what you can get from this body language.
-It means you're crazy.
-That's right.
-Well, now that I'm thoroughly amazed by what you can do, I will find out who you are.
-You can leave me out of this report.
-If I leave you out of the report, there'll be no report.
Come on.
You deserve the credit.
-I don't do things for credit.
-Well, that's exactly why you deserve it.
-If I wanted it, I wouldn't be here.
I'd have gone on the coast guard cutter with everyone else and faced the reporters in Catalina.
-And I thought you were here because fate brought us together and wanted to see where it would lead.
-I thought I was here to fill out that report.
-Well, I do wanna find out everything I can about you.
That's true.
Let's start with your name.
What's your name? -It's Kate, Kate McCoy.
What's yours? -Mitch, Mitch Buchannon.
-Hi, Mitch.
-Hi, Kate.
So do you live in Catalina, or are you just visiting? -Visiting.
-From where? -Does it matter? -Are you always this mysterious? -I just don't like being part of the public record.
I'm a very private person, Mitch.
In fact, standing out here is more public than I wanna be.
-Well, we can finish this later.
I just got one more question here anyway.
What are you doing for dinner tonight? -Cooking? That is if you have any food in your refrigerator.
-Fresh fish okay? -Perfect.
But I don't have anything to wear.
-Oh, that's no problem.
I could find you something that's appropriate.
You're about the same size as Stephanie.
-Who's Stephanie? -Well, I can be mysterious too.
- Touche.
Isn't it perfect? -I don't know, Matt.
Come aboard.
I mean, look at this view.
I mean, where else can you find a view like this? I mean, we could have breakfast up here every morning.
-Yeah, it is really beautiful.
-I'm telling you, Summer, we should pull our money and buy it together.
In Eddie's letter, he said he'd sell it cheap if it was to a lifeguard.
-Yeah, but, Matt, I mean, this is smaller than my momma's trailer, and that is cramped for two people.
-Not if it's the right two people.
I mean, think of it.
No roommates, no parents, just the two of us.
-Yeah, it does sound wonderful, but.
-Come on.
Your mother is out of town.
Let's just spend the night together and see how it goes.
Trial run, okay.
-Okay, a trial run.
Smells great.
Where'd you learn cajun cooking? -My father was a fisherman extraordinaire.
It's all we ever had.
I had to learn different ways to prepare it.
-Where you from? -Back east.
-Really? -Mm-hmm.
-Where abouts? New england? -There abouts.
How long have you been a lifeguard? - It's the only job I ever had.
-It's an important job.
You saved a lot of lives today.
-Me? -Mm.
-Come on, you were already in hold of that ship before I got there.
-When you find yourself in a situation, a life and death situation, you don't have a choice.
You just do what's right.
-Well, except most people don't, especially when it puts their own lives in danger.
Cheers? -Well, maybe they're the smart ones.
Who knows.
There's a lot to be said for self preservation.
-Oh my god.
It's too late to take you back to Catalina tonight.
-I know.
-You could stay here.
-What about your son? -Unbelievable, Hobie is spending the night at a friend's.
-How convenient.
-No really, if you'd like to stay, you could use his room.
I don't usually spend the night with a man I've just met.
-Well, saving lives together tends to accelerate relationships.
-That's not what this is, Mitch.
-Then what is it? -It's here and now, whatever happens while it happens.
-Well, it could happen to be the start of a relationship, couldn't it? - Can't be.
-Why not? -If I told you that, I wouldn't be mysterious anymore, would I? -Matt.
-Oh, I'm starving.
What took so long? Uh-oh, I'm picking up some pretty tense body language.
What's wrong? -Matt, why aren't there any lights on in this place? -It's nothing.
The generators need some work.
I'll have them up and running by the time we move in.
-Don't worry.
I brought the candles.
-Yeah, but I don't know if this is such a good idea.
-Oh come on.
You're not gonna wimp out on me now.
Besides, you smell incredible.
What is it? Kung pao chicken? It's paradise.
You in my arms, the gentle rocking of a boat.
Won't have to listen to CJ's meditation tapes.
You're not saying anything.
-I just don't know if we're ready to move in together yet, Matt.
-We're in love.
What more do we need? -Commitment.
I think we really need a commitment.
-Well, what do you think moving in together is? -Well, I can tell you what it isn't, and it isn't marriage.
-Summer, look at me.
You're my love.
You're my family.
There's never been anybody that makes me feel the way you do.
I want us to take it to the next step, but marriage-- -oh, I know, I know.
I'm not ready for that, either.
I just get so confused.
-Okay, come on.
I'm gonna take you home.
-No, come on it's cozy here.
You all right? -Mm-hmm.
Yeah, I just have trouble sleeping.
I'll be fine.
Go back to bed.
-Hey, come on.
Don't you know you can trust me by now? -You're the only person in my life right now that I can trust.
So I don't wanna get you involved.
-Involved in what? -My life.
Mitch-- -i already am involved.
Kate, do you have any idea how long I've waited to find someone like you? -You don't know me.
You don't know anything about me.
-Then tell me.
-Don't ask, please.
Just hold me.
I feel very safe with you.
I haven't felt safe in a very long time.
- Whoa.
-Spend the day with me? -Oh, I'd like to, but I really should get back to Catalina, Mitch.
-Aw, come on.
I'll take you as soon as I get off duty.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
-Great day, huh.
-You too.
-Wear plenty of sunscreen, and alway swim near a manned lifeguard tower.
- I'll remember.
- But I try to keep my hope alive been looking for a fire that keeps burning bright i'am just a soul who wants to believe everything can be more than what it seems I've been lost in this day dream called life never thought I could get it right cause I see you when you don't see me and I need you like the air I breathe The world was empty until I met you the road was long but you always got me through I'm just a soul that's trying to be strong hoping I'll find a place where I can belong I've been wandering this world all alone I never thought I would find a home cause I see you when you don't see me and I need you like the air I breath I've been missing something all this time you're the first and the last thing on my mind cause I see you when you don't see me and I need you like the air I breathe Cause I see you when you don't see me -Wow, time to wake up, sleeping beauty.
Oh my god.
Three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Help! -You okay? -She was so full of life.
-Um, listen, we need to notify next of kin, but she didn't have any ID on her.
-Her name was Kate.
Kate McCoy.
That's all I know.
-When did you meet her? -Yesterday.
She was someone I thought I could spend the rest of my life with.
I mean, this whole thing doesn't make any sense! -The coroner will do an autopsy, and I'll let you know as soon as the results are in.
Come on.
-I mean, she's five feet from my tower.
How-- -right now we don't know what happened, Mitch.
You're not responsible.
-I am responsible.
I'm the lifeguard, man.
She was on my beach.
She felt safe with me, and I let her die.
-Mitch, you said you didn't see anything unusual, right? -That's right.
I didn't, but I should have.
If you wanna talk more about it, I'll listen.
-No, no.
It's okay.
-You know, once you told me no matter how bad it hurts to lose somebody, you should always treasure what you got from knowing them.
Even if it's just a little bit of time you spent together.
It's better than not knowing them at all.
-It's a lot easier saying those things when it's someone else's loss.
-Um, sorry to bother you.
We got the autopsy report.
Thought you would wanna know they determined she died of a heart attack.
-A heart attack? That's impossible.
I mean, she was young.
We were running on the beach.
She was in good shape.
-Well, that's why they wanted a second opinion, both confirmed, heart attack.
-You know, last night She told me she hadn't felt safe in a long time, and that she didn't trust anyone but me, and that she didn't want me to get involved.
-In what? -In her life.
Something's going on here.
-Are you suggesting her death may have been the result of foul play? -I don't know.
I don't know.
I've been going over every minute of the day looking for some sort of clue.
I was falling in love with her.
-But you didn't know who she was.
You run her fingerprints through the computer? -Being done as we speak.
-Let me know if you find out anything, okay? -Course I will.
If you remember anything, you let me know, okay? -Yeah.
-How is he? -You know Mitch.
He'll hang in.
-Can I come in? -Yeah sure, come on in.
-What's all this? -It's everything Kate had with her yesterday.
-Mitch, I'm really sorry.
-Yeah, yeah, me too.
-She was an amazing woman.
I mean, you could tell right away.
-You know, it's rare to find someone you fit together with in so many ways.
When you do, you gotta value every minute you spend together.
So how things going with you? You and Matt gonna move in together? -Maybe, I don't know.
Do you think we should? -Well, what I think really doesn't matter.
It's-- it's how you feel.
Listen, I better go.
But if there's anything I can do for you, Mitch, just let me know, okay? -Okay, thanks.
-Hang in there.
-Mitch, this is agent John mathers.
He's with the government.
This is lieutenant Mitch Buchannon, county lifeguard.
-How do you do? I understand you spent some time with Katherine Larson before she expired on your beach yesterday.
-Her fingerprints ID'd her as Katherine Larson not Kate McCoy.
Apparently Ms.
Larson was cooperating with the nbi in an ongoing investigation.
-What kind of investigation? -I'm afraid I can't release that information at this time.
Are these her belongings? -Yes.
I allowed lieutenant Buchannon access to them to see if he could come up with anything.
-And have you, lieutenant? -No.
-While you were together, did Katherine Larson happen to mention the word falcon or falcon manifesto? -No.
-You know what these keys are for? -No.
-Do you know the location of Katherine Larson's residence either temporary or permanent? -I just met her.
I don't really know anything about her.
-You appear quite emotionally involved for someone who didn't know her.
-She died on my beach.
You appear to be quite involved for someone who's investigating a heart attack.
-Was that Katherine Larson's? -Yeah.
-I hope there are fingerprints on these items besides yours.
-Oh, what the hell is going on here? What are you talking about? What are you suggesting? -We'll be in touch, lieutenant.
Officer ellerby.
-Why are you withholding information from a government investigator, Mitch? That is a federal offense.
-Wait a minute.
Just wait a minute here.
You said that Katherine was cooperating with the nbi.
Was that his word or yours? -His.
-She wasn't cooperating with anybody.
She was running from something.
Until I find out what or who she was running from, I'm not gonna cooperate either.
-Mitch, I know you're upset about this, but you may be in way over your head.
Please watch your step.
Hey, Mitch.
-I was looking for clues in what was there, but I never noticed what wasn't there.
Garner, her sunscreen.
-I don't remember sunscreen in the log of her items.
-The first two times she applied it nothing unusual happened.
But the last time some of it squirted out of the back onto this towel.
-A tear in the seam? -No, no.
It was more like a small pinhole.
Now what if somebody injected some sort of topical poison into the sunscreen and it absorbed through her skin and made it appear she died of a heart attack.
-Mitch, you've been reading too many spy novels.
That's sophisticated stuff you're talking about there.
-Well humor me will ya? Have your lab run some tests on this.
-Sure, why not.
-And see if you can find out about this falcon mathers was talking about, falcon or falcon manifesto.
-Mitch, you were right.
It was poison.
Works by arresting the circulatory system eventually causing heart failure.
If you don't know to look for it, it shows up as a heart attack in an autopsy.
-Mathers was on the beach that day.
-What? -Mathers was on the beach dressed as a tourist.
All right? He got close to Kate at least one time that I saw.
-Yeah, he probably had her under protective surveillance.
-What'd you find out? -Katherine Larson was an investigative reporter.
She managed to uncover evidence regarding the sale of top secret military technology to foreign countries by a man named Edward falcon.
She wouldn't turn it over to the government until she had completed her manifesto.
-Cuz she didn't trust them.
-Mitch, they were trying to protect her from falcon.
That's who probably killed her.
-Well, if mathers was on the beach that day trying to protect her, he sure as hell didn't do a very good job now did he? Where is he? I wanna talk to him.
He got a hold of your incident report on that fishing boat.
-Now I know why she didn't wanna be a part of the public record.
-Destroying evidence, mathers.
-Okay, okay, Matt, come on.
What's the surprise? -You ready? -Yes.
-How? -I bought it.
-I don't understand.
-Well, since I enrolled in college, my father agreed to cosign the loan, which means that you have an open invitation to move in whenever you're ready.
No pressure.
-Oh, Matt.
-Care to do the honors? Okay.
-Oh, okay.
-Mathers confessed to being bought off by Edward falcon.
-What about Kate, Katherine? -He admitted killing her just the way you said, on falcon's orders.
That, along with the evidence Katherine compiled against falcon should put them both away for good.
-In life and death situations, you don't have a choice.
You just do what's right.
-Hmm? -Something Katherine said.
The way she lived her life.
-The way she lived her life saved the lives of a lot of people that falcon's weapons can't kill.
At least her soul can rest easy knowing that.
-Mine won't.