Berlin Station (2016) s03e04 Episode Script

You Swear, You'll Catch No Fish

1 KIRSCH: Previously on "Berlin Station" DANIEL: Listen to this MAN: He was the CIA's go-to wetworks man in Berlin.
Diver was the best.
Hey, what's the BB stand for by the way? For me to know and you not to find out.
You new to the building? Yes, I'm new.
Welcome.
I'm Robert.
Nice to meet you.
I'm Nina.
You get Sofia out? Valerie wants her as a countermeasure.
She's about to board.
You get my sitrep on the shooting? - Why'd your sniper miss? - He meant to.
Those rounds hit exactly where he intended.
Something's wrong.
10:00 a.
m.
No Daniel.
I have the last known coordinates.
VALERIE: Well, he is officially out of contact and he is officially missing.
VALERIE: Have you been following Estonia? ESTHER: We are aware of the situation, yes.
And do you agree that it's serious? The level of seriousness depends on the level of proof.
The unrest is growing, and of course Russia is involved.
From what I've seen, it's Article 5 serious.
An attack on Estonia is an attack on America.
[MOB CHANTING] KIRSCH: That's the witness who poisoned Henrik.
Well, got to give them credit.
They're willing to tear down their monuments and kill their own people in order to sell the story.
Leave him alone! You don't want to get involved in this.
- [GLASS SHATTERS] - Try me.
It's okay, April.
You go.
I will take care of him.
I found something.
You might want to brace yourself.
Ground zero of Miller's last known coordinates.
Torres, do not I repeat, do not move the body.
Copy that.
[GUNFIRE, SHOUTING] [BOTH GRUNTING] [DAVID BOWIE'S "I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS" PLAYS] Johnny's in America, low techs at the wheel I'm afraid of Americans I'm afraid of the world I'm afraid I can't help it I'm afraid I can't I'm afraid of Americans I'm afraid of the world I'm afraid I can't help it I'm afraid I can't I'm afraid of Americans [SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN] [TIRES SCREECH] [TIRES SCREECH] [YELLING IN RUSSIAN] [SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN] [SHOUTS IN RUSSIAN] [CAR CRASHES IN DISTANCE] [SPEAKS IN RUSSIAN] [GRUNTS] [BREATHING HEAVILY] [MEN WHISPER IN RUSSIAN] [SPEAKS IN RUSSIAN] [SPEAKS IN RUSSIAN] Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Stop right there.
MAN: On your knees! Get away from the bag! Hands behind your head now! Fingers interlocked behind your head! I need to speak to Major Dominic Kingsbury.
Tell him it's Torres.
Phone it in.
Hey, Romy.
[MOANS] Valerie, watch.
- [CHUCKLES] - Look at you.
According to the expert here, ballet never becomes easy.
It becomes What is it? - Possible.
- Poss It becomes possible.
What are those? - Oh, honey - Hey, goose.
Why don't you go to the fridge and get out some fixins, and I will make you a scramble? - Okay.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
- Okay.
[SIGHS] Are you okay? I'm really sorry.
I'm sorry.
You need some sleep.
You need some actual.
Like, in a bed.
A bed.
Whatever's going on at work, you got to you got to be able to let it go.
- You know? - Mm-hmm.
I may not be mother of the year, but if Romy saw those pictures I know, I know, I know.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I promise it won't happen again.
We're out of eggs, Auntie Val.
We are out of eggs, Auntie Val.
That is not surprising in the slightest.
- No, it's not.
- I know.
Bachelor fridge.
KIRSCH: Any word on when the body will be back in Berlin? No, it looks like we'll be in limbo for at least a week.
Bureaucracy You know, I've heard fucking zilch from Torres.
What about you? No.
But it's only been a day.
Give him a minute.
Robert, you haven't been sleeping.
I can hear it in your voice.
- Are you taking anything for it? - Nada.
If I take Ambien, I make mystery sandwiches.
So what have you been doing all night? Oh, combing through maritime reports on the Baltics, sat surveillance, naval drills, anything that might point to Russia.
If they cut off access to the Baltic Sea, NATO would be seriously fucked.
- And? - Nothing.
You know, Valerie, it's never good when the drums go quiet.
Let's just not broach anything that we can't prove in our phone call to Langley this morning.
Oh you know what? About that call Maybe we should hold off on it.
Jesus, Robert.
You have been all over me to bring Langley in.
You know what? Yesterday I was in a guilt trip about Daniel.
I wasn't thinking straight.
You're right, though.
We don't have enough evidence to convince Jason Wolfe.
- And you don't like him.
- No.
No the fuck I don't, Valerie.
And neither do you.
Yeah, but I don't let it get in my way.
SCIF in an hour.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] - Robert hi.
- Hey.
Just coming off a late shift? Friend's party.
It was better than I expected.
I was having fun, so I stayed.
Bit of a mess No, you look great.
No, I-I mean you.
Oh.
I got too much breakfast.
- Want to join me? - No.
I mean, yes.
I do actually.
Very much.
But I'm late and I have to get to work.
So Rain check, then.
You're an odd duck, aren't you? I like odd ducks.
[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING] [CELL PHONE RINGS] Hey, almost there.
How was she when you picked her up at the airport? A little shaken, but she's tough.
Everything's set up in the safe house for her to work.
If we can trace who targeted her, we have a big piece of this puzzle.
I'm just wondering why the CIA is so interested in protecting Sofia.
We're going to need to stitch Estonia back together.
Sofia could be an important agent of influence.
She strikes me as the kind of person that does things on her own terms.
Her terms and ours don't have to be mutually exclusive.
- [CAR BEEPS] - She needs a friend right now, April.
Someone she can trust.
Someone who understands her work.
And that person is you.
How's Dove? Any facial-recognition hits on his attacker? APRIL: Still searching.
Concentrating on Nigeria since Dove seemed to know him.
All we know now is that it's not Boka Haram or any other known cell.
If I haven't said it lately, April you're making all the right calls.
Be careful.
So don't fuck it up, right? Precisely.
- Morning.
- Hey.
Sleep all right? My mind wouldn't stop spinning, so Thank you.
What do we have going on? Okay So this was sent over 2,000 times, just seconds apart, all from fake accounts.
And there are hundreds more feeds just like it.
Massive.
I mean, I flagged a few bots, but The spread was definitely coordinated across multiple platforms, meaning these engineers were skilled.
Russians.
The trolls have been busy, yes.
I just need to prove it.
You know, I followed your career.
I know you made it cool for girls to code, so I can imagine this hurts.
It's fine.
You're not a good liar.
[CHUCKLES] I really appreciate the support.
Not what I was expecting from the CIA, - but then neither are you.
- [COMPUTER BEEPS] [ INDISTINCT YELLING] What the? This is not who we are.
If I could go back to Tallinn, maybe I could change some minds, calm people down No, you can't.
Not now.
The same people that killed Henrik are primed and ready to take you out, too.
Or worse, let an angry mob do it for them.
I need to do something.
You can.
Prove it.
Shit.
But why is the CIA calling the Finnish EPA about the Russian Navy and not Finnish intelligence? Because you guys have your finger on the pulse of what's really happening in the Baltic Sea.
You're a shit liar, Robert.
You can't get them to return a call, hmm? Are you gonna help me, Cedric, or not? [LAUGHS] I don't envy you, my man.
Tough time to be an American.
Yeah.
Can we get on with it, please? We have detected no recent Russian naval activity in the Baltic Sea.
That's it? T-That's it? That's all you got for me? Nothing unusual outside of trawler falling off the radar this morning in the Gulf of Finland.
Probably just fishing illegally.
Turned off their GPS to avoid detection.
Happens all the time.
Where was this? [CLEARS THROAT] Right here Appreciate it.
[COMPUTER BEEPS] Have you seen the footage? - The riots in Estonia? - Yeah.
KIRSCH: Russia doesn't need to push anymore.
It's happening on its own now.
What are you looking for? This world seismic activity chart.
There.
Fishing trawler disappeared there, same time a small-scale seismic event occurred.
Not big enough to be an earthquake, but still consistent with the size, scope, and concussion of an explosion.
You think somebody saw something they shouldn't have? Yeah.
And paid the price for it.
Task a satellite, get me a visual.
Otherwise, it's just one more thing we can't prove.
Russia has us in a straightjacket.
Let's just hope Jason Wolfe has an open mind.
Trust me, it's a distraction No, it is an invasion.
Straight out of the Crimean playbook, step by step, to take back Estonia.
Everything you've got is circumstantial, and you know it.
It wasn't a fucking distraction that beat the shit out of Daniel and tried to hunt us down in Tallinn.
Where the hell is Miller? I'd like his take on this.
He's out of contact at the moment.
But we expect to hear from him soon.
Listen, Jason, I know how this sounds, but I also know that I'm right.
The Kremlin wants nothing more than to take back the Baltics.
It's a point of pride.
Well, Russia's broke and war's expensive.
Sure they gambled on the Crimea and won, but now they have NATO.
It's a different beast, much bigger risk.
Exactly.
And he's a risk taker.
He's gambling that, under this administration, America will back down and prove to the world that NATO is just a paper tiger all roar, no bite.
You know what I'm gonna hear if I take this up the chain? Why the hell are we defending some Baltic shithole when America's facing threats from Iran, ISIS, North Korea The threat is just as real, Jason.
One Baltic state falls, they all do.
And then what? We got ourselves another Iron Curtain? World War III? Come on now.
I hear what you're saying, Valerie, but not with this evidence.
This is not a Russian invasion.
It's just a civil war.
All right.
All right, Jason.
But when this happens, don't you dare call this an intelligence failure.
I filed my reports and you have been warned.
We'll speak very soon.
Um, why didn't you call in the cavalry for Daniel? And say what? That we don't know whether he's missing or dead? KIRSCH: Where are you going? Straight to the fucking horse's mouth.
Kolya? Seriously? Well, we used to have a good relationship back when we were in D.
C.
Yeah, that was before we accused him of being a spy and kicked him out of the fucking country.
Well, now he's the new head of Russian intelligence.
- He always lands on his feet.
- Valerie, I'm telling you, you will not get a straight answer out of that guy.
I may not.
We'll see.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Goddamn Rafa Torres.
How you doin'? When I heard you were stationed in Tallinn, I thought it may be a bit sleepy for you.
Now here you come, chased by armed Russians, jumping a corpse.
[CHUCKLES] You do know how to make your own adventure, mate.
- What've you seen? - The usual.
I spotted some lurkers in our perimeter with night vision.
The odd recon probe.
We passed it all up the chain, but nothing really seemed out of the ordinary until all hell broke loose in Tallinn.
Do you remember Sergei Basarov from Syria? Doubtful I'll forget a sniper who picked off two of my men from a mile out.
He's here.
And 100 other Spetsnaz like him.
Massing, training ethnic Russians.
- You see them close up? - Too damn close.
Jesus Christ.
This is full on a mission, how fast can you mobilize? Well, we'd hold them off until reinforcements arrived.
And if cavalry can't or won't arrive? Bloody hell, we're just a tripwire force.
We'd take our pound of flesh but we'd last 48 hours, max.
Voilà.
Ah.
You know, I'm told these boots belonged to Will Rogers.
[CHUCKLES] I don't know who that is.
Will Rogers was a great man.
Movie star, political wit, philosopher, cowboy.
You know, there's a park named after him in California.
And are those really his boots? Who knows? Russian black market.
But, as a wise man said, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
" [LAUGHS] You know, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
" [CHUCKLES] I'm sorry.
I don't watch the news.
So, is it just boots today? It's never just boots.
Where are we with surveillance? The flat is bugged, wired, all set.
Good.
Good.
Does it ever bother you, working both sides? As far as I'm concerned, you're all full of shit.
The only thing real is the money.
Ah.
The last honest man in Berlin, huh? So, how do I look? Shchegolevatyy.
Mm.
Dapper.
Yes, this was the look I was going for.
And where are you going dressed so well? I have a date with a beautiful American.
Uh-huh.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] [SOFT SAXOPHONE MUSIC PLAYS] Valerie Edwards.
How long has it been? Too long, Kolya.
- You look well.
- [CHUCKLES] Seems you've landed on your feet since leaving the U.
S.
How nice of you not to say "forcibly expelled.
" [LAUGHS] I'm sure it was all a big diplomatic misunderstanding.
I remember the first time I saw you at the State Department party.
I thought, this is a real American woman.
Amelia Earhart's spirit with Audrey Hepburn's class.
- [LAUGHS] - Clearly you've lost none of your charm, Kolya.
Wouldn't it be nice to be on the same side for once? Perhaps we can be.
How can I help? Well, you could tell me why your government is invading Estonia.
[LAUGHS] Valerie, my dear, what is happening in Estonia is tragic.
But it's a civil war, not a Russian invasion.
Kolya, I have heaps of evidence that point towards Russia.
You're a moderate.
This can't sit well with you.
Why don't you help me stop it before it goes any further? I am assuming you are coming to me because you can't get your own administration to believe you.
I'm coming to you because I have always admired your intelligence.
Considering your own government made it very clear I'm not to be trusted, why would I tell you anything? Because if Russia is drawn into a long and costly war in the Baltics, it could very well destroy your country.
Mm.
Yes Or bring her greater glory.
History is so annoyingly unpredictable until you live it.
You know, Robert Kirsch said I wouldn't get a straight answer out of you.
But I said you're an honorable man.
Which is it? Valerie, I'm telling you, honestly, the Russian government is not behind what's happening in Estonia.
Then who is? Let me look into it, see what I can find.
Thank you.
And next time it's dinner, huh? Well, if you don't help me stop this thing, there's not gonna be a next time.
[CELL PHONE RINGS] Hello? Hi.
This is Esther.
I need to know if you've heard from Daniel.
[WHISPERING] Shit.
Are you still there? [NORMALLY] Yes, Esther, I'm here.
I'm just running into a meeting.
We expect to hear back from him.
I'll let you know as soon as we do.
Okay.
Much appreciated.
I'll be in touch.
We'll be here.
You're not alone in this.
My tribe, we don't stop.
[CELL PHONE RINGS] VALERIE: Thank you.
You're on a secure channel with me and Robert.
Why the fuck didn't you check in before now? I was busy getting chased through fucking Estonia by Little Green Men.
Miller was right, they're armed to the teeth.
Where are you? I'm leaving the NATO base in Tapa.
I'm going to the U.
S.
Army hospital in Frankfurt.
Wait, what? Why are you flying to Frankfurt? Are you Are you hurt? Well, no exactly.
You took the body, didn't you? I did.
I'll take whatever flack comes my way.
Thank you.
I got to go.
I'll check in when I land.
Before you say anything, I couldn't bear to think of Daniel in that field any more than you could.
No argument here.
I just don't want Torres going rogue.
Absolutely.
Which is why I think you should go to Frankfurt - and meet with him.
- Done.
Uh How'd it go with Kolya? He says it's not Russia.
Yeah, I knew he wouldn't come clean.
No, I think he's telling the truth.
[DOOR CLOSES] [LIVELY, INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Oh, lucky me.
Herr Dorn.
Ah, Mila, always a delight to see you as well.
[LAUGHS] I have been listening to your podcast.
Maybe you are not as entertaining as you think And yet you keep on listening.
But my shows are in reruns.
You want the liver or the sweetbread? Today feels like knuckle of pork.
Okay.
The knuckle of pork.
Please, join me if you're so inclined.
Never sit facing away from the door unless you have eyes in the back of your head.
Heh.
Yes, yes, old mobster wisdom.
I'll have what Mr.
Dorn is having.
[SPEAKS IN GERMAN] [SPEAKS IN GERMAN] Forgive my boldness.
I heard your voice and, um, I'm an admirer.
[LAUGHS] Of course, a fan.
Let's be really bold and tell each other the truth, shall we, Fraulein Krug? [CHUCKLES] Why don't we start again, Mr.
Dorn? Oh, please.
Do call me Gil.
Well, Gil, I'm a history buff.
How fortunate.
I am history.
Indeed you are.
Your podcast about Henrik Viiding's escape from East Berlin really sparked something.
The imagery of all those files going up in flames, secrets destroyed, lost to prying eyes that was really something.
I'm chuffed that I could be an inspiration to you.
I think Viiding wasn't the only one who escaped the Stasi that night.
I think you did too.
Me? [CHUCKLES] No, I'm just an old spook telling stories.
Well I'm a captive audience.
[INDISTINCT TALKING] Another Baltic Strong account.
See, no personal information, just attacks against me.
The Baltic Strong page only went live a few days before my Sama Kaart was announced.
It's all fake.
Internet's down.
Shit.
Uh, looks like we might've been hacked.
Mm-hmm.
You have.
By me.
Valerie, what's going on? Why don't you ask Sofia? When were you gonna tell us that you hacked for the Russians? What? That's crazy No.
It's not.
What do you mean? She's telling the truth.
It's a long story.
I'd start now.
[INHALES DEEPLY, EXHALES] I was a kid, 17.
My mother had just died.
She was Estonian, my father was Russian.
So I was a mutt, unwanted on both sides.
I hated pretty much everything about me that was Estonian.
I was angry.
Anyway, um, I found friends, a community of hackers, Russians, who welcomed me.
The Soviet propaganda machine is 100 years old and I was an easy prey, yes.
I'm not proud of it, but it happened.
My time hacking actually led me to create my Sama Kaart program.
Unity instead of division.
You don't need to believe me, but it is the truth.
Can I speak with you for a moment? I think we should trust her.
She lied to us, April.
Now, this was my mistake.
Because of the urgency of the situation and her skill set, I fast-tracked her exfil.
I thought she could help us.
- She is helping us.
- At what risk? Had I known, I never would've given her this kind of access in a safe house.
We're just getting so close to proving it's Russia.
What if she's just leading us where she wants us to go? [SIGHS] With all due respect, I don't believe that.
I understand that you like her.
Could you give me a little bit more credit? I'm just looking at the facts.
Her best friend was killed, her name was destroyed, she's not even safe in her own country.
It doesn't make sense that she's in on it.
Well, I hope you're right.
But I'm still vetting her.
And I'm doing it right this time.
We'll continue to protect her, but as of now, Sofia is off the grid.
[CELL PHONE BEEPS] What? Dove wants to meet.
Go.
You're not needed here any longer.
Dove's your priority.
- [BOTH LAUGHING] - Oh Oh, what could you say? They just don't make spooks the way they used to.
- [LAUGHS] - Yeah.
Spies like Diver? Changing the course of history in a single night Exactly.
If not for Diver, the Stasi would've killed Henrik Viiding 30 years ago and Estonia might never have gained its independence.
I think that hint of hero worship hides a darker truth.
Please do, yes, let's Tell me about your dark truths, Fraulein Krug I think you're Diver.
- [LAUGHS] - [LAUGHS] Oh, my dear woman Let's talk about something else, shall we? Of course.
I've always wondered, in the years before the Wall fell, a number of Stasi agents were exposed.
Some, like Lucas Beker, were executed.
They thought they found the double-agent who betrayed them, but looking back, the timelines don't match.
I've always wondered if, uh, if there was someone else perhaps Diver.
Diver only ever did his job.
So, you do know him.
[SCOFFS] There's nothing to know.
He was a spook.
Haven't you heard? We never existed.
I know A spy is a spy is a spy.
Even the beautiful ones.
Forgive my boldness, Fraulein, but fuck off.
APRIL: Okay, there's not enough ketchup in the world - to save these fries.
- DOVE: I told you they were wretched.
No, I thought that you were exaggerating.
You kinda underplayed it.
So, you want to tell me about last night? Big guy who walked up and started whaling on you? A misunderstanding.
And this is not as bad as it looks.
I was there.
I had to drag your skinny ass up three flights of stairs.
[CHUCKLES] Well, the upside is, I at least got to see your dad's lab.
What was that Star Trek-looking thing in the case? It's probably easier to show you than explain.
DOVE: Remote-focused ultrasound.
It concentrates high-intensity sound waves and focuses them on specific areas of the body.
Like a laser? Same idea, but sound, not light.
It can target anything from cancerous tumors to Parkinson's.
My dad's a genius, but he never thinks about marketing.
[DOG WHINING] I made a presentation to sell it a while back.
- Want to see? - I'd love to.
WOMAN: Imagine a world where tradition surgery is obsolete.
No incisions, no sutures, lower risk, quicker recovery With a base-line success rate in clinical trials higher than 90%.
Soon you won't have to imagine this world, you'll be living in it.
Dr.
Kyoti Adeyemi's remote-focus - ultrasound pen represents - What am I looking at? Keeping watching and imagine the possibilities.
a game changing moment in history.
Wait lists for life-saving operations often stretch from months to years.
That delay is So, it's some sort of supersonic medtech? Adeyemi can focus sound waves on a problem area without destroying the surrounding tissue.
He's fine-tuning it now.
Completely non-invasive surgery I know you can't read me in all the way on why the CIA wants this tech Off the record, with do want this technology for its medical applications.
The U.
S.
has been losing out on far too much intellectual property to the Chinese.
Sound waves leave no trace.
In the wrong hands, this could be a weapon.
Our job is to secure it.
We need to make sure that we are the first ones through that door.
Any word on the autopsy? - Uh, we should know soon.
- Yeah.
Major Jacobs, Control Room 5.
Major Jacobs, Control Room 5 please.
Look, she sent a minder.
Yeah.
Yeah, she did.
In what fucking world would she not? So, what's the deal here? Where's Pathologist has the body.
It might take some time.
Look.
[GRUNTS] I got some vacation photos for ya.
- Fuck me.
- Mm-hmm.
This might be the last thing that Daniel saw before they got him.
Hey, listen to me, this in no way diminishes my opinion of you as a nutjob, but thank you for bringing him back.
It, uh, means a lot.
You're welcome.
Be careful, you might start liking me.
Fuck off.
Weird thing, the weapons are a hodgpodge, Israeli, Belgian, Chinese.
You name it, they got it.
But the Russian army only uses standard-issue weaponry, right? Last time I checked.
But look at this.
- A hundred Spetsnaz.
- Jesus Christ.
And my shadow.
In the flesh.
Sergei Basarov.
This is proof of Russian boots on the ground.
The Kremlin can say that it was ex-Spetsnaz, hired mercenaries Yeah, but working for who? There's a tail they want us to chase.
[CELL PHONE RINGS] VALERIE: Was that Sofia Vesik file a mind fuck? I wanted you to be fully informed.
Well, then you need to be completely honest with me.
Scout's honor.
So you're sticking to your story? The Russian government has absolutely nothing to do with what's happening in Estonia? I assure you they do not.
But it's not to say that they wouldn't be pleased if these dominos continues to fall.
Good night, my dear.
[LINE TERMINATES] Romy's at the movies with a new friend.
Some Pixar flick, dubbed in I figure maybe she'll come out of it trilingual.
Cheaper than lessons.
Her new friend is Elvis reincarnated as a purple unicorn on acid.
Piss off.
I'm listening Honestly, I'm surprised you were able to pull yourself away.
It's actually quite nice to speak to somebody who's not CIA? Well, I'm not.
I'm your friend.
You know, I remember when you were thrashing around in a Mudhoney mosh pit in a torn "Fuck Bush" t-shirt.
I remember that show.
[CLEARS THROAT] Yeah You know, I never understood why you went into the CIA.
It's the last thing I thought someone like you would ever do.
When 9/11 happened I understood a little better.
But Over the years I've seen this job start to eat you up.
Look, this case is just hitting a little close to home.
Those photos that you saw this morning of that burnt corpse may be a friend of mine.
Oh, God.
And if it is him, then that means that I may be burying a very good man that died under my directive.
And if it's not? Well, then I have to make a decision.
Whether I use my limited resources to save him, or to prevent a war.
Jesus, how is that fair? It's not.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Man, can you just stop that? It's it's like watching a deranged wind-up toy, man.
No, actually I can't.
Well, it's just wearing, like, a Kirsch-shaped hole into the ground.
[EXHALES] Hey.
Hey.
Did you get the photos I sent? Weapons, the Russian irregulars? I did.
Well, there's your proof, right? Boots on the ground? It's still not definitive enough to take to the Oval.
Well, Jason, it won't be until it's too late.
Henrik was poisoned, Sofia Vesik was a victim of a coordinated cyber-attack, the civil war is a fucking sham.
This is happening.
We need to stop it.
You know, they say 9/11 was a failure of imagination.
You don't want to be the man who could've stopped a world war and didn't, do you? All right, Valerie, you made your point.
I'll send somebody.
[COMPUTER BEEPS] [SIGHS] If she's right, there's no good outcome.
We back our promise to NATO, we'll be stuck in some bloody intractable land war.
Maybe even nuclear.
So who the fuck do we send to that shit show? It might be a good idea to go outside the Company.
Well, we'll need somebody who's familiar with the CIA, who has the administration's ear, who knows diplomacy And someone who will wear it if it all goes to hell with the Russians? Yeah.
[CELL PHONE CLACKING] Get me BB Yates.
Look, I know it's hard being cut off.
It's not about me.
I have 200 employees and a have a country soaking up fake news, and I can't fight it locked inside a cage.
If Valerie says we need to vet you, we need to vet you.
And how long will that take? I don't know.
Do you believe me about hacking? Yes.
I was an angry teen myself.
My dad was killed in Iraq when I was in high school.
- I'm sorry.
- I was like you.
I don't think anybody expected much of me, including myself.
One day I saw the toll it was taking on my mother, and I knew I needed to do better.
So I got my grades up and I chose a career that challenged me, where I could do good.
It's naive, but No, it sounds like you grew up.
Yeah.
I'm starving.
Food looks nice.
Want something? No, I'm good.
But I'll get it.
There's nowhere for you to run.
I'll take a salad.
Good.
[CELL PHONE BEEPS] [CLEARS THROAT] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] I got to call you back.
[CAR DOOR CLOSES] [ENGINE REVS] [ENGINE REVS] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] [INDISTINCT INTERCOM ANNOUNCEMENTS IN GERMAN] [INTERCOM BEEPS] KIRSCH: Valerie, we got confirmation.
It's not Daniel.
Thank God.
So, who is it? No idea.
Guy had shrapnel wounds and a reconstructed knee with a ceramic made only in Russia.
These prosthetics are not cheap.
This guy was taken care of.
Spetsnaz.
Most likely.
So, where the fuck is Daniel? Well, if they really killed him, they would've left him there.
It makes sense they'd take him alive.
100%.
It's bargaining power.
There's something else.
It might not be the Russian government.
Weapons don't follow the tradition army or state sponsors.
It could be one of the oligarchs.
They're certainly in a position to finance an operation like that.
Well, if that's the case, then I'm assuming that this oligarch has the tacit approval of the Kremlin.
Kolya hinted as much.
Independent players can be just as deadly.
- Look at bin Laden.
- Right.
So it's a contest who can bring the biggest head on a stick.
Well, the Baltics would be a very, very big head.
If they succeed, they win the Kremlin's favor.
And if they fail, Moscow gets to pretend that they never even knew anything was happening.
It's a win-win for him.
Yeah, but there must be dozens of billionaire oligarchs out there.
Wha Where do we start? How do we narrow? Follow the weapons.
These guys had everything.
They had Belgian FN SCAR, Israeli Galil ACE, CNPMIEC HN-6 from China.
There's only one guy who sells all these models, one-stop shopping.
Birdman.
If anyone anyone knows who the players are in Estonia, it's this guy.
He lives in Vienna.
Former weapons inspector.
Turned around and started selling.
He's a fucking piece of work, man.
I shutter to think what that means coming from you.
It means you're both on the next flight to Vienna.
Find Birdman.
Get him to talk.
We're gonna stop this invasion, but we're gonna find Daniel, first.
That is our number-one priority.
Planting Daniel's ID on the body, that kept us running around and asking questions, but did it really buy them that much time? No, they bought all the time they needed.
The attack is already on, isn't it? [MEN GRUNTING]