Big Sky (2020) s02e16 Episode Script

Keys to the Kingdom

1 Previously on "Big Sky" So, are you and Cassie together now? I don't know.
Sounds like you got a choice to make.
I wanted to talk to you about us.
We got a line on one of those Reed Colfax trucks.
The ones you said you saw at the Bhullars'.
C'mon, lady, that's prime product there.
- Prime product, indeed.
- What do you want from me? I need a man on the inside.
I'm so sorry.
Someone killed my son.
Mason died of a drug overdose.
So, what are you doing to solve this? We have to follow protocol.
You're gonna wait? If we could just trace this back to the Bhullars, we could take them down.
Aah! Aah! Jenny, you could've been killed.
We need to go back right now, pull a warrant, and raid that lab.
If I go in there with a flimsy warrant and we whiff, it could mean my job and yours.
Are you absolutely sure the evidence is there? That Barbie doll cop's gonna be trouble.
Then we eliminate the problem.
Stone, can you handle that for us? - Buy you a beer? - Gotta take a rain check.
I gotta go home and feed McMurtry.
- What? - We rescued a cat from the shelter.
It's got issues claws, weak bladder.
Wait, you have a cat? Good night! Good night.
We're not doing this here.
Just get her to come for a ride.
You're crazy.
You have a job.
I'm here to see you do it.
Is there a problem? No, ma'am.
We're just passing through.
- Passing through.
- Mm.
That's disappointing.
I thought you might be here to turn yourselves in.
If you want, I can write you a ticket for loitering, staking out a sheriff's station.
I don't think that's necessary.
'Cause we're just leaving, right? Mm.
Give me a heads up if you decide to make a habit out of whatever this is.
Next time, I'll bring you boys doughnuts.
Changed thangs ♪ Ah, good morning.
Good morning.
Did I wake you? - Kind of.
- Oh, well, good.
'Cause I was trying really hard to do exactly that.
Oh, he cooks.
You always find ways ♪ So how is it? Better than I expected.
Uh-huh, and where is that on the scale? Like, out of 10? You were one of those kids who kept all the gold stars from his teacher, didn't you? Who throws out gold? Uh, oh, I You're gonna need to go grocery shopping.
I used everything in your fridge for that - Mm.
- which wasn't saying much.
Okay, I see how it is.
So that's a no on the torrijas? I don't even know what that is.
Oh, Spanish version of French toast.
More of a pancake girl, but we'll just take this one day at a time.
Well, I'm thinking I can change your mind.
- Really? - Mm.
You think so? Freedom ♪ Now that you're around ♪ Mm.
Everything okay? Oh, it's Denise and Jerrie.
Looks like they've been trying to reach me.
Hey, it's Jerrie.
Sorry I missed your call.
- If you want to leave me a message - Mm.
You and Jerrie have gotten close.
Yeah, yeah, um, I g-guess you could say that.
I mean, it's hard to know where you stand with people, you know? - Like, I-I find it hard.
- You're doing that thing.
Talking and not saying anything.
Okay, um I have to confess, there was a moment between us.
A moment? We kissed.
I-I didn't plan for it or but it sort of happened.
Well, it either did or it didn't.
- You're right.
- So Yeah, it did.
Not sure how I feel right now, but, um, good to know.
We We got caught up in a moment.
It You know, we don't even need to get into it.
No, but I-I, um I am not trying to bail on this conversation, but I-I think I should go.
They need me at the office for something Richard Ford case.
I'll get changed.
Are you sure? You don't want to stay and finish your breakfast? It's called Dewell and Hoyt.
And 7 of out 10.
I'll take it to go.
Se You got it.
What are you, crazy? Bhullars want you dead.
Veer gave me the order himself.
So what was the plan? Get me into your car, take me to the woods, and shoot me? Come on.
You know how it is.
Not with you I don't.
- I know where that line is.
- You clearly don't.
Come on.
Come on.
This is about your girlfriend, isn't it? Kate was my C.
And your girlfriend.
Kate was my C.
, okay? And I should have pulled her before that last meeting with Veer, and I d And I didn't, and she died 'cause of me.
She She died 'cause of what I didn't do.
Are you planning on killing Veer? I need to know.
I didn't know they were gonna make you a target, but I'm gonna handle it.
Travis, you can still get out.
I've been working on a plan.
You've No.
Stop with the plans, Jenny.
If you keep going after them, they're gonna kill you.
You can let yourself out.
I remember that day.
Mom was still alive.
We need to talk about Dad.
What the hell is going on with him? Hey.
I miss Dhruv, too, but we don't have time to wallow.
Last I checked, Dad still calls the shots.
Yeah, but if he kills Jenny Hoyt, then that's not gonna end well.
Yeah, well, that's how he likes things an eye for an eye.
Things have changed, Jag.
Have they? Yes.
Think about the business.
Why would he cut the drugs? Because of the Kapoors, because of Vikram, because of money.
How are we doing, really? 'Cause I didn't get a straight answer from Alicia.
Alicia probably knows something, but we only get to see what he wants us to see.
It's like we have to corner him to get a real answer.
I think that's a bad idea right now.
No, we can do this.
You can do this.
Good for cleansing.
Look at you two.
So brother and sister conspiring kind of thing.
It's cute, I think.
Where's Dad? He is meeting with his off-shore banker.
So what were you two talking about? Hopefully it's about the lab, because your father is expecting it to be back up and running.
You know how he is impatient.
We were just raided by the sheriff's department.
Don't you think we should lay low for a second? Yeah, I'm gonna have to agree with Ren on that one.
I have a plan.
You do? Who's your lawyer here in Montana? I-I don't have one in place yet, but I That's what I thought.
I wouldn't let your father know that if I were you.
Tell us your plan.
What if I pay the sheriff's department a little visit? Put them on notice? How does that sound? That sounds peachy, but as you said, we need a lawyer.
Wayne State Law School, class of '95.
At your service.
Thank you.
Hey, I got the details on Richard's SUV from his wife.
Oh, great.
I'll get the word out and see if we can track him down.
There you guys are.
You guys carpool today? Uh so, where are we at? Uh Richard didn't go home after Denise and Lindor spoke to him yesterday.
- Yeah, yeah.
- Huh.
I knew something was off.
I should have stayed there with him or brought him home I don't think that would have worked out so well.
Well, his family's worried sick and I hate the way that he's keeping them in the dark like this.
Why would you do that? Richard wants revenge.
He's gonna kill the people who killed his son.
- Hopefully not.
- Whoa, wasn't gonna go there.
Well, it's where we are, and we need to find him before he does whatever he's planning on doing.
Okay, well, Denise and I are already looking for his truck.
I'll pay his family a visit, see if they'll consent to us monitoring his phone in case he makes contact.
Bryce what are you doing in here? Looking for you.
Miss that pretty smile.
And it's, uh, payday, right? Yeah, but I usually don't hand out the checks until the end of the day.
Oh, my bad.
Um, just running a little short.
Was hoping to get to the bank at lunch.
- Here you go.
- Thanks.
And, you know, one other thing.
You know, if you if you need me, or want me to, I-I could do other runs.
If you have other Just a sec.
Can I help you? I'm looking for the person in charge.
That would be me.
Come on in.
Is this the main office for Bhullar Development? It is.
Are you looking for a job? I might be.
Are you a part of the Bhullar family? No, I'm not a Bhullar.
I work for them.
And what about him? Hey, man, what do you want? I want to talk to a Bhullar.
Maybe you should just get walking.
He was creepy.
Thank you for getting rid of him.
Yeah, that guy was bad news.
Hey, Ton, you gotta be careful here.
Because I love you.
Double caramel macchiato, extra whipped cream.
Thank you.
Um, there's a lawyer here to see you.
- About what? - Said she represents the Bhullars.
Big city, fancy-pants type.
We saw her at their house.
My clients, the Bhullars, are being harassed by this department in an effort led by Undersheriff Hoyt, who has appeared uninvited on my clients' properties on multiple occasions.
I'm sorry.
What exactly is your relationship with Veer Bhullar again? I'm here representing him as his legal counsel.
- Is that all? - You tell me.
Is there something else you'd like to discuss? No, there isn't.
Just, please continue.
Thank you.
I was just saying that my clients are being harassed.
And in the most recent occasion, it involved a raid on their ranch home.
This is ridiculous.
We had a warrant to search a property.
Just let her finish.
I'm here today with a friendly request to cease and desist.
Veer Bhullar is running a drug cartel.
The Bhullars are part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
My clients have holdings in construction and real estate.
They're business owners who are serious about civic responsibility and want more than anything to invest and support in this town.
A kid is dead because of their drugs.
I think I'm gonna have to deny your friendly request.
I thought you might say that.
So let's discuss this warrant, shall we? This is the warrant that you executed when searching the Bhullars' ranch property.
A raid that turned up nothing, I might add.
How did you get that warrant? - Judge's name is on it.
- Yes, Judge Mattis.
And I don't suppose you told him that everything in the warrant was made up.
- Made up? - Please.
It's all confidential informant this and anonymous tip that.
My guess is that you can't back up any of it.
Combine that with the fact that you found literally nothing during your illegal raid, and that looks real bad.
The kind of bad that can result in a civil lawsuit against this department.
The kind of bad that puts your badge and your pension in jeopardy, Sheriff.
So, I suggest that you think about that when you are reconsidering my friendly request.
Thank you for your time.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Uh, listen, the Marshals' office just called.
They need me to go down today for a deposition on Wolf's death.
Oh, sometimes I forget that you have another job.
Um, any leads on what really happened to Wolf? Coroner's report came back cause of death, asphyxiation.
How about Scarlet? Nothing yet.
I can't stop thinking about Phoebe.
They're out there.
Hey, you okay? Yeah, um I started packing up my dad's stuff yesterday.
And I found a box of some of his old books, and he had dog-eared some of the pages and made notes and underlined, you know Um, anyway.
Um, I Next thing I knew, I was on the floor crying.
I still have a lot of questions I want to ask him, you know? Yeah, I know.
Anyway, I should be focusing on the case.
Hey, um, try to go easy on yourself.
You can't control when these feelings come up.
Denise recommended a grief counseling group.
Did you try counseling when you lost your sister? No, but it works for a lot of people.
Hey, uh, we got a hit on Richard's SUV.
Let's go.
Wish I could join you.
W-We'll catch up later? Yeah.
Good luck with the deposition.
And thanks.
She got to you, didn't she? She's just trying to scare you.
Doesn't change the fact that she was right.
I did lie to get that warrant.
This is not on you.
This is all on me.
I'm not looking for an apology.
I did what I thought was right and so did you.
So, what are we gonna do? Well if she follows through with her threat, it's over.
So we need to get out ahead of this.
Get them before they get us.
I need you to press your C.
for something, anything that we can use, 'cause the Bhullars can't win.
I got your back.
Okay, that's definitely Richard's SUV.
Look, Jerrie, I need to talk to you about something.
If it's about Lindor, there's no need.
I'd feel better if we did.
Look, I don't know what he's told you, but it's just something that happened.
A moment.
I just don't want anything to be weird.
Okay, well, it's Lindor and he's kinda weird, so You two are good together.
I'm fine.
Totally, really.
Okay, now that we go that out of the way, I More importantly, I wanted to check in with you, and, you know, see how it was back at home.
It was hard.
You know, I'm definitely still processing it.
My dad really wanted me to stick around, but I had to get out of there.
I know the feeling.
But if there's anything that I regret, it's that I didn't take time off to spend with my dad when I had the chance.
Just something to think about.
Come on.
The security guard said it's been parked here for nearly 24 hours.
He must have come here after Denise and Lindor saw him.
Why would he park it here, of all places? He knows we're looking for him.
Probably knew we'd start with his truck.
So he ditched the truck to get us off his scent.
And make it harder for us to track him down.
All right, so what do we do now? Let's talk to Mona, see if he had access to any other vehicle.
All right, I'll have Denise check with his contacts, see if anyone's missing a car.
I nearly got nailed taking that.
What am I looking at here? It's a shipping manifest.
Shows all the routes they've set up for transport.
How many of these are in play already? I don't know.
Some, not all.
You caught them early in their expansion.
But make no mistake, they're a determined bunch.
What about the distro on the other end of these destinations? Look, lady, I-I'm not a detective, okay? Can't you, uh, run forensics or something? Like, magnifying glasses and all that? Bryce, you did good.
I don't feel good.
I am in the wind, all right? It's more dangerous now than when I was just driving the damn stuff.
Tell me about Tonya Wallis.
What's her job at the operation? Um, she she doesn't do much.
She just runs errands, picks up food.
Same things she did as a waitress, just gets paid more.
Yeah, Tonya's a good person.
She just needs the cash.
I'd like to just leave her out of this.
She made her choice.
She works for the Bhullars.
Why don't you tell me what I gotta do to make this good? I need proof the drugs were at the ranch.
Counting on you.
Listen, you you gotta talk to your dad.
And tell him what, cowboy? That I we cannot kill a cop.
Think about what that's gonna do, Ren.
Y-You kill one cop, it's gonna lead to another, and eventually, you'll have to wipe out the whole P.
Well, I know that, and you know that.
And I'm working on it, but you need to be prepared because when my father sets his mind to something, he does not change it.
Okay, well, then we have other problems.
Because that deputy, she is on to us, Ren.
She caught Donno and I parked outside the station.
There's no law against that.
She knows something's going on.
Well, the good news is, I think that problem has gone away.
- How? - Turns out Alicia is a lawyer, and she paid the sheriff a little visit after that raid.
That one is full of surprises.
I underestimated her.
She seems like a keeper.
Too bad your father's got a hard time keeping things, right? What do you mean by that? I'm just saying, it's more than likely she's gonna end up dead like the, uh, you know, waitress in Seattle.
That's the second time you've mentioned her.
Do you wanna tell me something? I just think your fa Forget I said anything.
He's what a bad guy? Duh.
I watched him cheat on my mom.
But he is my father, so you better watch your mouth.
I didn't mean anything by it, Ren.
Well, I don't believe that for a second.
Oh, hey, kitty, kitty.
How are you today? Oh, I know.
I'm hungry, too.
Lunch time.
Oh, how are ya? Oh, I know.
What did you do today? Did you pee on my couch? Let's see what we have today.
Ooh, we have salmon.
Or salmon.
I'm not gonna hurt you.
I just need you to tell me who runs the Bhullar Cartel.
I-I want a name and an address.
Is this about Mason? They killed my boy.
Richard, I know you're in pain, but why don't you just put the gun down and we can talk? Talk about what? About how you let this cartel grow and fester? About how you let drug dealers run this town? We're building a case.
It just takes time, but we will get them.
Yeah, if you are investigating, then you have information.
I need a name.
What you're planning is not gonna bring your boy back.
No, it's not.
He is gone.
But I'm not gonna let them destroy another family.
Look, I hate them, too.
I do.
As a man, I'd like to let you go on whatever rampage you want, but as sheriff, it's also my responsibility to protect you, and if you go up against these people, you're gonna end up dead.
And maybe your family, too.
Aah! Montana 911.
What is your emergency? A man's been shot.
535 Webster Boulevard.
You gotta hurry.
The schedule and truck delivery routes for the Bhullar drugs.
Your C.
came through.
It's a start, but i-it's not enough yet.
I We're checking the endpoints and they still need proof of the drugs.
Okay, so what aren't you telling me? Veer's lawyer is threatening a lawsuit.
Tubb's in terrible trouble.
It's my fault.
Look, with everything on your plate, I hate to even ask for help, but we might have a problem.
What's going on? We can't find Richard Ford.
His family's really worried.
Hoyt, there's a situation.
Tubb's been shot.
- What? - At his house.
Paramedics on the way.
What do you think? Gorgeous.
I don't even know what to say.
Thank you so much! Please, thank you.
I love to reward people that do a good job for me.
But I mean, this jacket and these boots? It must have cost a fortune.
It's a small price to pay to build your confidence.
See, that's where women trip up in the confidence department, 'cause we're primed from birth just to feel less than.
You're so right.
I always felt kinda worthless.
Until I met you.
But that's not okay, either.
So, it's a little bit of a process to build it back up.
But sometimes, a change from the outside can force a change from the inside.
So you just need to go out there and show the world how you want to be seen.
Did you ever have any self doubt? I'm guessing not.
Of course.
There's this one time when I was a kid, I was playing in my father's office at home and this stranger comes in.
And he tells me, "A man's office is no place for a little girl.
" I didn't even know who he was.
I just ran away crying.
But it turns out that he was there to threaten my dad, so it wasn't his place to be there, and after that Well, I never never doubted myself again.
What happened to the man? My dad had him killed and chopped up.
Don't tell me you're freaked out by that.
Oh, no, um just noticing some stuff on my desk got moved.
I-I normally keep my stapler right here.
You're a little OCD? Oh, a little.
Hey, um, some guy came by here earlier today saying he wanted to talk to a Bhullar about a private matter.
What was his name? He didn't say.
But he was creepy as hell.
We have to be careful.
We're gonna start up production again, we cannot afford another slip up.
I will not let you down.
I believe in you.
And you look amazing.
- I told you - BP over 50 now! Is he stable? - I'll take care of it.
Pressure, please.
- Tubb.
- Keep pressure on that.
- Tubb, you okay? We're gonna need to hang another liter of fluid! Who did this? Who shot you? Watch that line.
Excuse us, please.
Coming through.
- All right, turning.
- I'm gonna head out.
I just got back from the hospital.
Tubb is in surgery right now.
But rest assured, he's in good care.
This is never easy, one of our own being taken down, but the most important thing to remember is to never stop moving.
The man who shot him, Richard Ford, is our number-one priority right now.
Every resource in our arsenal is gonna be made available.
State police has been notified to conduct an immediate manhunt.
I know this is difficult, but Tubb would want us to put in our best effort.
So let's do this for him.
Okay, let's get to work.
I already found a replacement for Ronit, so we should be up and running pretty soon.
How do we make sure that Dad doesn't get to the new guy? That's a good question.
Maybe you should stay and monitor.
What am I, the lab babysitter now? Or you could confront him, which is what I was trying to talk to you about.
That is a bad idea.
The only good outcome there is if we're outside with Dad, he gets struck by lightning, and then, suddenly, sees the world in a whole new way.
You're right.
We're way past talking.
- What do you mean? - Dad's getting old he's making questionable choices.
Which makes him look weak and the entire business vulnerable.
Maybe we need a change.
- You want to force Dad out? - Do we have a choice? He's not gonna go without a fight.
I know.
This is crazy, right? My whole life has been like this, you know? Scared of what he thinks of me.
- Scared of him.
- But look at this situation.
Whose fault is this? Who do you think is really responsible for Dhruv's death? It's gonna have to come from me.
Hey, getting the Fords to sign off on having their phones monitored - may have paid off.
- Wait, you got something? Maybe it's from Mona's phone.
A text she got "Tango Fifteen Till.
" It's some kind of code.
Unless Mona's taken up dance lessons, which, all the more power to her.
You think it's from Richard? Maybe she's working with him? Yeah.
What's up? Hey, where are you? Can you come by? Just waiting for my C.
He said he had something for me.
Why? Well, I need to talk to you about Mona Ford.
You're friends with her, right? - Yeah.
- Yeah, it's urgent.
I'll join you as soon as I can.
Come in.
Hey, Tonya.
Um, you wanted to see me? I'm kinda late for something.
Oh, well, this won't take long.
Have a seat.
I have some good news.
Our operation's back up and running.
Which means we need you to get out there and deliver some shipments.
And I have extra routes for you.
- Well, I am all for that.
- Great.
You know, you just keep working hard and that money's gonna pile up for you.
Can I be honest with you? Of course.
It really hasn't been that hard.
You know, I notice things about you, Bryce.
Like what? Like when you shaved.
I told you it made you look professional.
Kinda made my day.
You know what else I noticed? What? Just now, you knocked before you came in.
Unlike earlier today, when I walked in and you were already in here.
And right after that, I noticed someone had gone through this desk.
Taken a shipping manifest.
Was that you, Bryce? - I - Think about your answer.
'Cause I already know the truth.
And I'm the only one who can save you.
The Bhullars will show you mercy if I ask them to.
See, I don't know what you're talking about.
Tonya? Too late.
Tonya! The truth, and Donno won't kill you.
I promise.
I didn't have a choice.
I The cops busted me on the last shipment.
They knew what they were looking for.
The Sheriff's department? Jenny Hoyt? Hey.
Hey, hey, hey, it's okay.
You had no choice.
I understand.
I mean it.
Why don't you just go home? I-I'll sort this whole thing out.
Really? Come here.
Sorry, Ton.
I made you a promise.
Donno won't kill you, and neither will the Bhullars.
Because I hired you.
And that makes you my responsibility.
I thought it would be harder.
Some people are just naturals.
It seems like some kind of a code, but we can't work it out.
I'm sorry, but what does this have to do with anything? Shouldn't you be looking for my husband? Right now, Richard's on a mission to take down whoever he thinks is responsible for killing Mason.
This has nothing to do with that.
You've been receiving and sending these coded messages for months.
Mona, Richard shot Sheriff Tubb.
Is he dead? He's still in surgery, but Richard could have killed him.
Unless he hears the truth, he could do a lot worse.
Mona, please, I need you to be honest with us.
I would text when I needed more drugs.
They'd reply with a meet time.
I tried to stop, I swear.
You know you could have come to me.
I know.
I just didn't want to believe that it was true.
That it was my fault that Mason It's not your fault.
How long have you been using? I got bucked off my horse about four years ago? Took a bad fall.
Yeah, I-I think I remember that.
I was on painkillers Oxycodone for a while.
I tried everything to get off physical therapy, hypnosis.
I'm guessing Richard doesn't know any of this.
He was so proud of me for getting through it.
We're gonna need your dealer's info.
Are you gonna tell Richard? Well, it may be the only way to bring him back.
I don't know if I can face him.
Whoo! Comin' in hot, Lindor.
Someone chasing you? I think I have something.
- Richard Ford? - No.
When I was at the Marshals' office, one of my contacts reached out from Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Said someone matching Scarlet's description was seen at a medical clinic two nights ago.
Possible spotting? We've chased those before, Mark.
True, so I followed up.
She's on surveillance video at a bank across the street from the clinic And Phoebe is with her.
So what's the move? Wait for Cassie? Call state patrol? There's no time.
If Scarlet's in the panhandle, she may be looking to hop the border.
- And then she's in the wind.
- Cassie would want you to go.
Yeah, but not alone.
Whoa, whoa.
I don't know what I'm walking into here.
Yeah, well, only one of us has ever been shot, and you need me.
All right, then.
Let's go to Idaho.
Hey, what's this? We're canceling all the current shipments and changing routes.
Wait, why? What happened? Tonya found a C.
It's, uh, Dad.
His flight lands in 30.
Wants me to pick him up.
You'll have some alone time.
? Was he one of the truckers? Bryce.
I knew it guy always seemed weak to me.
Look, you want, I'll press him.
All right? I'll find out what he told the cops.
Little too late for that.
Tonya already killed him.
What? My little girl's all grown up.
That's a relief.
Not for you, unfortunately.
I'm gonna need you to handle all the new shipping logistics with Donno and Tonya.
They met most of the local dealers on their little scratch and sniff mission, so it shouldn't be too hard to make them realign.
Okay, I'm on it.
- Travis? What are you - Listen, I can't talk, okay? But your C.
, Bryce? He's dead, Jenny.
They have caught and they have killed him.
Who did? Hold on one sec.
I'm gonna call you back.
Hey, can I help you, friend? I certainly hope so.
I'm here to meet Veer Bhullar.

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