Condor (2018) s01e07 Episode Script

Within a Dark Wood

[JOE] Previously on Condor [JOE] I found 12 shell companies that together bought a billion dollars in pharmaceutical stocks.
My entire office is being killed because of it.
For everyone in that office, this is just another job, but you are personally interested in the truth.
Joe Turner is like a son to me.
And there is no doubt in my mind that he didn't do those things.
- Shot of 1942.
- Can I buy you that shot? - Fuckin' cock tease.
- [GRUNTS] Sam, Mae, this is my wife, Iris.
It's so nice to meet you.
On September 11th, Ammar Nazari will attempt to release a plague.
It's the prologue to a larger plot.
I wish I was more to you than a woman whose husband died.
You are more to me than that.
[SCREAMING] [NATHAN] The preliminary stages are complete.
Abu-Saeed has been infected.
The delivery man is en route.
You put your gun on the ground, right now.
[GRUNTS] [GASPING] She's upstairs.
She's upstairs.
[PANTING] - Kathy! - [TIRES SCREECHING] [JOE SOBBING] I'm sorry.
[THEME MUSIC PLAYING] [ORGAN PLAYING] [SINGING HYMN] He's smaller.
People always look smaller in death than in life.
That's what happens when your soul leaves the body.
His body is decomposing.
Everyone thinks your hair and nails keep growing when you're dead.
But it's really just your skin that shrinks.
That's why we look smaller.
Nothing grows when you're dead.
[FUNERAL MUSIC CONTINUES] [CHURCH BELLS TOLL] [PRIEST TALKING INDISTINCTLY IN BACKGROUND] I thought you quit smoking.
[INHALES] I tend to start again, when people I love die.
That's dumb.
[CHUCKLES] You're just like him, you know that? I know that's what people say.
But I never spent enough time with him to know if it was true.
[SIGHS] Being away from your mom and you, wasn't the life he wanted, either.
Then he should have come home.
He denied himself what he wanted Because what was important to him was not the world that he lived in, but the one that he wanted to leave to his family.
To his son.
You'll understand that more when you're older.
I don't think so.
It's okay to cry, you know.
I cry.
When? You were born with an intellect that makes you unique.
You process things faster than other people, and that's good, but it can also create an illusion in your mind that you understand things that you don't understand and you have to learn to feel things.
And it doesn't matter how smart you are, you'll never really understand what it means to be human.
[EXHALES] [BREATHING HEAVILY] [INAUDIBLE] Hey.
Hey.
- What is this place? - [LAUGHS] - Why aren't you dancing? - 'Cause I can't hear the music.
Dance with me.
I can't hear.
Want a drink? No.
[CLUB MUSIC PLAYING] [GASPING] [PANTING] [SHARLA] Shot of 1942.
You touch me again, and I'll put you in the hospital.
[MAN GRUNTS] [CELL PHONE RINGING] - [CELL PHONE BEEPS] - [SNIFFLES] Hello? [MAN OVER PHONE] I have some bad news.
Boyd Ferris was found dead in Kathy Hale's neighbor's house.
I just I thought you should know.
[SOBBING] [INDISTINCT CHATTER] - Upstairs.
- [CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS] [INDISTINCT POLICE RADIO CHATTER] [GASPS] [BREATHING HEAVILY] Did anyone here notice a note on Kathy Hale's refrigerator door with instructions for feeding a cat? And was there a cat in that house? Who checked this place out? We came here twice.
We knocked on the door, but we didn't - [SIGHS] - [CELL PHONE VIBRATES] [MARTY ANSWERS PHONE] Yeah? What? [MARTY SIGHS] Where'd you find her? [INDISTINCT CHATTER ON POLICE RADIO] [CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICKING] [VOMITING] [COUGHING] We should talk.
- [BOB SIGHS] - Two people, my people, [SNIFFLES] found Katherine Hale last night, at her neighbor's house.
Turner was gone.
Hale wasn't tied up, so they figured that maybe she was involved with him.
Involved, how? I don't know.
But they waited for him to come back.
Did they call it in? They were worried that there was a mole on their team.
So, if I hadn't called you, if you hadn't warned him Joe would be dead.
It's a trade-off.
I don't take pleasure in making it, but that's what it is.
You didn't make it! I did! They waited for Joe.
What then? Then he took out one of the operatives with the butt of his gun, and he killed Ferris.
And why would Joe sneak into a house where two federal officers are waiting for him? The only reason I'm having this conversation with you is I'm looking for another version of this story where I didn't just get two people killed.
Well, you won't find it in a bottle.
If you can't give me a good enough reason, Bob, I'm going to turn myself in along with you! [SCOFFS AND CHUCKLES] I see.
I'm working in the dark here, but if I can guess the name of the operative who was with Boyd Ferris, will you try to keep an open mind? Gabrielle Joubert.
I'm listening.
I've read her file.
You hire her for one result.
Do you think she killed an American intelligence agent? I think she murdered 11 of them.
I think she killed Sarah.
[SHARLA GASPING] Joubert might not be our best point of attack at the moment.
There's one person.
I have a hunch he was involved, who may have lost his chance to clean up after himself.
Who? [SOBBING] [JUDE SCREAMING] Hey! What, what happened? - I saw him.
- What? Who, who? - He's in the backyard.
- Who's in the backyard? - [SAM JR.
] Go to sleep.
- What? - Uncle Joe.
- No, no, no, baby, you had a bad dream.
It was real.
No.
Look at me, you had a bad dream, okay? - It was real.
- Come here, look.
Look, there's nobody out there.
I saw him.
You want to go out and look? Okay.
Mom! [JUDE] I did see Joe, Granny.
[GRANDMOTHER] Mom's looking, all right.
It's gonna be okay.
See? There's nobody here.
Just a bad dream, baby.
[JUDE] But I saw him.
[MAE] No.
You're just having a nightmare.
Come on.
[SIGHS] [VACUUM WHIRRING] [BREATHING HEAVILY] A little early for cooking? [CHUCKLES] Going to Mae's.
Oh.
Oh, the procession of casseroles and condolences.
Did you get any sleep last night? I woke up, and you were gone.
I should have called.
I hope I didn't scare you.
These days, when I wake up in the middle of the night and you're there, I'm scared.
You've been very decent through all this.
I meant about not bringing up how angry you were with me for - for recruiting Joe.
- Bob, I know what you meant.
- Any news? - Nothing good.
[SIGHS] [SOFTLY] Be safe, Joe.
[DOOR CLOSES] [JUDE] Why do I have to go to Uncle Alan's? 'Cause some of my friends are coming over today, and it won't be very fun for you.
Why are they coming over? To give their condolences.
What are condolences? It's like saying you're sorry.
What are they sorry about? About Daddy.
So they come over, say sorry, and leave? No.
They bring food, and they talk.
- What will they talk about? - I don't know.
Probably they'll say nice stories about Daddy.
How much they liked him.
Sounds nice.
Okay, well, you can stay with me if you want to.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Okay.
What about you, Sam, do you want to stay? No, Uncle Alan's.
Okay.
Let's drop him off.
[ENGINE STARTS] We got a window.
Let's move.
[STARTS ENGINE] [PANTING] - [SURVEILLANCE GUY] The door's open.
- [GASPS] Probably just one of the kids.
You take the downstairs.
Living room monitor online.
Office monitor.
[BREATHING HEAVILY] Backyard monitor online.
What am I looking at? [MANFREDI] Center right.
Charles De Gaulle, May 2016.
That's Saeed Abu-Saeed.
He's waiting for a flight to Saudi.
Abu-Saeed ran a chemical weapons program for Saddam.
Yeah, I know who he is, but He's in Paris for two hours on a layover.
While he's waiting for his flight, who stops by to say hi? [KEYBOARD CLACKS] - Is that Ammar Nazari? - Yeah.
How am I just now seeing this? Nazari's face wasn't all over the news till now.
If I could have made a list of the people who could make the device we found on Nazari, Saeed Abu-Saeed would be right at the top.
Now wait for it.
There's the hand-off.
[MANFREDI] Looks like a book, but who knows? This is not right.
Which part? None of it.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER IN ARABIC] [SPEAKING IN ARABIC] [SNIFFLES] [BREATHING HEAVILY] [GARAGE DOOR OPENING] Why is Sammy not sad? He is, buddy.
I think Sam Jr.
's just taking his own time to figure things out.
He's not Sam Jr.
anymore.
What do you mean? Dad's gone, so he's just Sam.
Hey, buddy, you guys left the door open.
[GARAGE DOOR CLOSING] [ENGINE STARTS] [DOORBELL CHIMES] Hi.
I'm so sorry for what happened.
Sam was such a special man.
- Thank you.
- How are you holding up? [DOORBELL CHIMES] [DOORBELL CHIMES] [DOORBELL CHIMES] [DOORBELL CHIMES] [INDISTINCT CHATTER ON VIDEO] [CIA WIFE] Whenever Dan's home late this month, I can barely breathe.
I thought you wanted to be with everyone.
[JUDE] I don't think so.
[CHUCKLES] Okay.
Who's coat is that? Mrs.
Watermain's.
What'd she bring? Ah He famous schnitzel, I believe.
What's schnitzel? It's a way to make chicken.
You'll like it.
Did anyone tell nice stories about Dad? They thought they were nice.
You didn't? Their hearts were in the right place.
It's just very hard to hear those stories right now.
Do you want to come out and say hi to everybody? - No.
- No? Okay.
I'm sorry for what I said earlier about Sam Jr.
no longer being Sam Jr.
anymore.
That's okay.
I think I said it to hurt you.
Oh.
I don't know why.
It's hard losing your dad.
It's confusing.
I lost mine when I was in college.
I can't even imagine what it must be like for you.
Am I going to be a fuck-up? No, why would you say that? Daddy always said Uncle Alan was such a fuck-up 'cause he was so young when Grandpa Dave died.
Hey.
You are going to be wonderful.
All right, now get back to reading.
[OVERLAPPING CONVERSATIONS ON VIDEO] He's an insurance salesman.
Three beautiful kids and a wife who doesn't have to worry when Oh, no, no.
Thank you for coming.
It's so nice to see you.
Thank you for coming.
We all flew to Miami together.
And Sam kept going on and on about the stone crabs.
[DISTORTED SPEAKING] - [WOMEN LAUGHING] - [LAUGHS] It's a good story, thank you.
[WIFE] I remember one time, - we were all at a party - [DOORBELL CHIMES] and Sam had a little bit too much to drink Would you excuse me? Jude.
Hi, Mrs.
Partridge.
What'd you bring? [SIGHS] - Quiche.
- Ham and cheese? - Would you like some? - I'm not hungry.
Why do people bring food? Well, [SIGHS] to make things easier for the family who's in mourning.
What about at night? Hmm.
Mourning means to miss someone who's dead.
Death involves a lot of new words.
That's true.
Schnitzel.
[CHUCKLES] I don't think they'll let my daddy into heaven.
Why not? Daddy always said God was bullshit, and it was a story people told themselves to feel better.
Well, where would you like for your daddy to be? Under Mrs.
Watermain's coat.
I understand.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER IN DISTANCE] [LILY'S VOICE] You're going to turn into a fish, Joe.
[YOUNG JOE'S VOICE] I wouldn't mind.
Did you know your dad, Uncle Charlie, and I had an older brother? Uncle James.
My dad said he died in Vietnam.
Yeah.
When I was about your age.
He and I were very close and it hurt very much when he died.
[JOE] How did he die? He stepped on a land mine.
Do you remember him? Vividly.
[JOE] I'm afraid of forgetting.
[LILY] You won't.
I've been trying to remember his smell.
When I can't, I feel like I'm trapped in a small space.
Yeah.
When someone you really love dies, the world gets very small.
[JOE] I see him in my dreams.
Your dad? [JOE] The man who killed him.
Except, he's not a man.
He's this monster.
[LILY] It would be a mistake to think of him as a monster, even though he did something monstrous.
Iris, how are you? So nice to see you out.
- [IRIS] I can't bake.
- [LILY] Are you kidding? We always keep these in the pantry.
I'll bring it upstairs.
- [IRIS] Mae.
- [MAE] Hi.
Hi.
[IRIS SIGHS] [CHUCKLES] Thank you for coming.
- How are you holding up? - [EXCLAIMS] Uh I destroyed Sam's office.
[LAUGHS] [IRIS] I wrecked the living room a few weeks ago.
[MAE CHUCKLES] My God.
[IRIS] How much does all of this suck? [MAE] All those stupid pies I baked over the years, having no idea what those women were going through.
[SNIFFLES] [SIGHS] I, um I've been feeling really terrible about when you came over the other day.
When you said I didn't know who my husband was.
- [IRIS] I'm so sorry.
- [MAE SIGHS] Widows are allowed to smoke, I found.
[MAE CHUCKLES] - You want one? - No, thank you.
Not yet.
I'll let you know.
[IRIS CHUCKLES] [EXHALES] [IRIS] I really don't know that much more than you do.
- Only that - [MAE] Only what? No matter how crazy it sounds, or even if you don't believe me, I need you to promise to keep this between us.
- For your safety and for mine.
- I promise.
I promise.
I already told you Elden cheated on me.
He went to counseling, and he stopped.
Things got better for a while.
And then he started acting weird again.
Going out at night.
Giving me lame excuses.
Telling me that I was paranoid when I'd confront him.
Until one night, Elden went to walk the dog, so I followed him.
And I assumed I would catch him fucking some woman in her car.
But instead of some woman, he met up with two men.
One of them I didn't recognize.
The other was Sam.
Sam? They were threatening him.
Sam was threatening Elden? I never saw Elden so scared in my life.
What are you saying right now? [IRIS] I went home and I waited for him.
Hours passed.
At 3:00 a.
m.
, a car pulled into the driveway.
It was a state trooper.
And he'd come to tell me that Elden was in a car accident.
That he was dead.
And I told him that Elden had gone to take the dog for a walk.
That he hadn't taken the car.
And I went out to the driveway to show him, but the car was gone.
Oh, God, Iris, no.
No, he couldn't have.
They were friends They were friends.
He could not.
What are you saying right now? I have proof.
[MAE] What? - But we have to be careful - What kind of proof? What are you talking about? I don't want to say it.
I think they're watching my house.
And they could be watching your house, too.
Mae.
- [LILY] Someone's here to see you.
- Iris, please.
Please, come on, what are you You can't just say this.
She's from the government.
- [IRIS] I should go.
- [MAE] Please, [MAE] Please, wait.
Wait, Iris.
[MAE] Please, just wait one second.
Iris.
[IRIS] No, I shouldn't have said anything.
You can't just go.
I have a boat.
Elden taught me that it's harder to hear at sea.
I'm a good sailor.
Why don't we go out this weekend, and I'll show you what I have.
- Okay? - Okay.
- [SHARLA] Mrs.
Barber? - [GASPS] I'm Special Agent Sharla Shepard, I'm with the FBI.
- Hi.
- We're investigating Who are you? Did you bring food? Come here, buddy.
Do you want to actually just wait for me uh, downstairs, in Sam's office? - It's just downstairs on the left.
- Yeah.
Great.
Okay, thank you.
Hey, how's it going? I want to go outside.
- You want to go outside and play? - Yeah.
[WOMEN CHATTING INDISTINCTLY] [LAUGHTER] [SIGHS] Did someone break in? No.
No, this was me.
I thought if you saw this room, you'd understand how little I know about what my husband was doing.
But you think he was doing something? My husband was a spy.
[CHUCKLES] They're always doing something.
I mean something he wasn't supposed to be doing.
I don't know.
Why'd you do this? Hmm? Do you think he left something behind? [SIGHS] No, I thought maybe if he, uh Maybe if he knew that something might happen to him that Or maybe he left me a note or something.
Hey, I just lost someone very close to me, too.
So I have an idea what you're going through.
And I think when someone's lost to you, all those questions that you never asked, they just become answerless.
I'm still in denial.
What phase of grief are you in? Same.
Thank you.
Hey, Jude, it's all right.
Just [SHUSHING] - [SCREAMS] - No, no, no, no, no! Jude, Jude - Oh, shit.
- Mom! [JUDE] Help! [JUDE] I saw him! [PHONE RINGING] Help! Come here.
Hey.
Are you okay? It's okay.
Come on.
I have Turner's location.
He's not far from where you are now.
He's headed east along Stapleton with a federal agent in pursuit.
- [JOUBERT] Who? - Shepard.
Shit.
Shit, shit [PANTING] [GRUNTS] [GRUNTS] - Don't fucking move.
- [GRUNTING] I have a gun.
[GRUNTS] [GROANING] I didn't kill anyone.
Lay flat on your stomach with your hands out.
[GASPING] - I know you.
- Shut up! Face down.
Sarah was my friend.
The morning she died, you, you had a fight.
Uh, you were angry that she couldn't tell her parents about being in a relationship with you.
With a woman.
She was terrified you were going to leave her.
[JOE PANTING] She loved you so much.
What the fuck happened that day? There were two of them.
- I didn't kill anyone.
- And Hale? Ferris, the operative who died.
Yeah, they were killed by the same woman.
Woman? Yeah.
Yeah.
Her name is Joubert.
[CRYING] Fuck.
You got him? Obviously not.
Why didn't you call it in? He had a head start, so I took after him.
What are you looking at? Are you okay, Agent Shepard? - I'm fine.
- You're acting a little strange.
I'm, I We have barely spoken, so maybe this is just how I am.
And you're talking to me in an accusatory tone.
So maybe that's it.
[JOUBERT] What would I accuse you of? [SHARLA] I have no idea.
- [SNIFFS] - Okay.
I'm acting a little strange? [SNIFFS] [SOFTLY] Jesus Christ.
[STARTS ENGINE] [SIGHS] [SIGHS IN RELIEF] [MUEZZIN CALLING ON SPEAKERS] [CROWD CHANTING IN ARABIC] [CROWD CHANTING IN ARABIC] [CROWD CHANTING IN ARABIC] [PRAYS IN ARABIC] [CHANTING CONTINUES] [THEME MUSIC PLAYING]