Dark Blue s02e09 Episode Script

Dead Flowers

You sure about this? Just relax, Amir.
All right? Hey, man.
How you doin', Max? I'm okay.
So this is the guy? Yeah.
His name's Carter.
How much you lookin' for? Counterfeit Viagra? That's what Carter told me.
You gotta be kidding me.
want a dance, sweetie? Uh, yeah, no.
Uh, we're we're working.
Working on what? Uh, research.
Yeah, we're we're producers.
We're shooting a movie.
So, uh, you get the stuff here in L.
? That's my business.
I just had some trouble with stuff from Mexico.
That's all.
Well, let me tell you, Frank.
It's not from Mexico.
Feel better? Yeah, I do feel better.
Is that Amir? Hey.
How you doin', Billy? Man, I thought you had three years left.
You know.
Good behavior.
Three years.
Three years for good behavior? Are we here to do a deal or talk about Amir? I saw this guy in the can two months ago.
Told me he was two years down on a five-year bid.
And now he's out? I mean, something ain't right.
Let's take a walk, Amir.
And your friend, too.
A walk? Come on, man.
I just want to buy some pills.
That's all.
If you and Amir got unfinished business, that's your thing.
Like I said, let's take a walk.
Looks like they're on the move.
He wants to stay under.
Carter wants to play cowboy? Really? Wow.
I don't believe it.
Looks okay to me.
Not to me.
So they just said, "oh, you're a great guy, Amir.
Don't worry about the last three years?" Is that it? I got my g.
I took some Bible study.
I helped out in the kitchen.
Cutting celery got you a three-year reduction? Is that what you're saying, Amir? I had an interview with the parole board, and they let me out.
That's all I know.
I'm out of here.
You ain't goin' anywhere.
You could treat Amir like a bitch, but not me.
Stay down and shut up, bitch.
You workin' for someone, Amir? Huh? You're a rat.
Who are you workin' for? Huh?! Please.
Don't kill me.
He's a cop.
H-he got me out early! Please, don't shoot me.
You lying son of a bitch! He's lying! Selling me out to save his own ass! Didn't really work, now, did it? So, you really a cop, Carter? I'm a businessman.
Why did Amir say you were a cop? I met him three days ago Here.
H-he said he would hook me up with some product.
That's that's that's all I know.
Don't be stupid.
Don't be stupid.
Say good night, Carter.
Down on your knees! Now! L.
! Hands down! Put your hands behind your back! Carter! Aah! Aaah! Ugh! Let's go.
Let's go.
DARK BLUE Sure you're okay? Yeah.
You sure? Please.
If I'm gonna get clipped in the line of duty, it's not gonna be over Viagra.
Talked to vasek this morning.
He's talking up a storm.
Anything interesting? Said he gets his product from a guy named Nick Perry.
Nothing too fancy.
Misdemeanor cocaine possession, assault, d.
What else we know about him? Well, he and his brother own a flower business in east L.
anything else? Yeah, he buys his coffee at Starbucks and his gas at chevron.
No, I'm serious.
I followed him this morning.
Which chevron? Who cares? Is that it for you? Condoms.
No, no, no, no.
The other box.
Phew! Magnum.
Hey, I'd ask how it's hanging, But I think I already know.
All right.
All right, bro.
Credit or debit? Debit.
Debit it is.
My man, just put in your Your pin for me if you don't mind.
There you go.
Have a good one.
Ty doing okay? Yeah, I guess.
He had to know that Melissa was gonna file for divorce at some point, right? I don't know.
You know, I think he He still loves her.
Then why'd he leave her? 'Cause he wanted some time alone.
Ah Men are so predictable.
Oh, here we go.
You want to have your time away so you can screw a bunch of bimbos.
But at the same time, you want the woman that you supposedly love to sit around and wait until you find Jesus.
Yeah, that's about right.
What's your point? Women are better than men at moving on.
Here comes Nick.
And co.
He looks pissed.
All right.
I'm in the bathroom if you need me.
Hey, gentlemen.
Can I Ohh! Aah! Ohh-ho-ho! I look like a whore to you?! Huh?! Ohh! You think you can steal my money?! You know who I am?! Ohh! Wait, man, wait.
I'm just a stupid thief, man.
I'm sorry.
You admit it, huh? Yeah.
I admit it.
Okay? I took your money.
Okay? I can get it back, though.
Okay? R-really easy.
I got this thing over there.
The atm stuff.
It's It's easy, huh? Yeah, it's really easy.
How do you do it? Can I can I stand up? Get up, man.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Whoa, whoa! Don't do anything stupid.
Right here.
I-it's called a skimmer.
You put your credit card through, and it gives you all the information.
It's your lucky day, pal.
Why? Instead of me killing you, I'm gonna offer you a job.
So he talked about ?? How much? I got a guy in new York who will do it for half that number.
Come on.
Get real.
Well, call me back when you do.
You talk to your new boss yet? No.
In an hour.
All right.
Tease him with the atm rips, but hold off on the stealing for now.
Stealing from a criminal, I can overlook.
But we can't start robbing accountants and school teachers.
When you feel comfortable with this Nick guy, let him know about me.
And your desire to take over the underground Viagra business, and you'll let no one stand in your way.
Can I help you? Yes.
I'm looking for Nick Perry.
Your name is? Dean Harris.
How do you know Nick? Business.
What kind of business? Uh, private matter.
Good answer.
Oh! Hey.
You're five minutes early.
Never met a punctual thief before.
Now you have.
Say hi to my brother, Danny.
Danny, how you doin', my man? Good.
Nick this is my mother, Ana.
Mother? Come on.
Stop it.
Sister, maybe.
Mother? No way.
Save the bullshit for someone else.
Mom don't play.
Hey, uh, nice to meet you, Danny.
So Yeah.
So you guys in the, uh, flower business, huh? Yeah.
How'd you guess? You and Danny partners? Something like that.
Seems like a real nice guy.
Yeah, he's a prick.
Guy thinks he's a business genius 'cause he went to college for two years and he reads the friggin' wall street journal.
Huh, one of those guys.
So you guys into anything other than flowers? That's none of your business.
Hey, come on, now.
I'm lookin' to see who I'm gettin' involved with here, right? You're gettin' involved with me.
That's it.
And Danny? I said just me.
Okay, so he's not gonna take a cut of my atm thing? Hell no.
This is Melissa.
I'm sorry I missed your call.
She won't answer the damn phone.
But please leave your name and number and a short message Yeah.
And I'll be sure to get I screwed up big-time, jaimie.
I should have fought a lot harder to make things work.
Just give me the money, Danny.
Now, look at this.
Come on.
What, are you a cheap bastard now? What? You're gonna get in my face? Come on.
Get in my face! You a big tough guy now? Come on, does that make you feel strong?! Oh! Huh? So we need to get a bunch of these skimmer things, so we can get guys set up in mini marts all over town, okay? Not a problem.
All right.
Let me know if you have any problem getting since when is 5 grand for a cocktail dress expensive?! But 5?! Who's this? Dean.
I'm dean.
Dean, let me ask you a question.
If your wife spent 5 grand on a dress for your friend's black-tie wedding, would you be pissed, or would you be thrilled that she friggin' looked hot? I'd be thrilled she friggin' looked hot.
You're a smart man, dean.
You know, maybe you should come back later, Sharon.
Okay? I'm pretty sure dean doesn't care about your marital woes.
I know I don't.
That's my brother's wife.
As you can tell, she's very Stable.
They actually sell flowers? That's how they get the drugs into L.
in the first place import them alongside the flowers.
Makes sense fruit, vegetables, flowers customs barely checks.
It's too much liability exposure.
If the shipment gets held up, the goods go bad, Uncle Sam pays.
You don't need me.
Stay on Nick.
Find out when the next drug shipment's coming in.
We'll take down the whole damn pipeline.
It's not gonna be easy.
Why not? I spent a little time with him this afternoon.
Nick's a A messenger boy.
I mean, it's Danny.
He's the one who calls the shots.
So get in with him.
I don't know.
These brothers they hate each other.
I mean, every single time I mention Danny to Nick, it looks like he's gonna punch me in the face.
All you need is an introduction.
Well, I already met the guy.
And he barely looked me in the eye.
I'm telling you just being associated with Nick, it taints the whole thing.
His brother thinks he's an idiot, so he assumes all his friends are.
I don't blame him.
So what else we know about this family? Not much I mean, other than that Danny's wife's a little crazy.
Actually a t crazy.
I saw her and Danny arguing one minute she's throwing a drink at the guy, the next, she's sucking face with him.
What else do we know about her? Name's Sharon hines.
But, from what I can tell, most of her work's done in the San Fernando valley.
Any priors? Two misdemeanor drug charges.
She work? She owns a lingerie shop on Melrose.
Find a way to get close to her.
Maybe we can use her to get close to Danny.
Already on it.
Just talked to Nick.
About? This nut-job Sharon.
She's unbelievable.
Yeah, I get it.
She's hot.
She's done some porn.
Take it down a notch.
That's not what I'm talking about.
This this lingerie shop? It's a front.
Her real business is selling counterfeit Viagra, codeine, ativan to all these lonely housewives.
How you like that? ooh.
Two very good choices.
Yeah, I hope my husband thinks so.
I heard you sell other stuff, too.
Excuse me? You know, accessories.
Things that enhance the experience.
Like what? Pills.
You know, the kind that guarantee your husband will be in the mood when you actually slip the lingerie on.
My friend Cynthia she bought some a few months ago, and she said it really spiced things up.
I don't remember Cynthia.
I'm sorry.
I just thought I'd ask.
How much you want? I don't know.
Smallest amount I sell is 20.
Well, fine.
There you go.
That'll be an extra $100.
What's going on here? Wh excuse me? Only pharmacists are allowed to sell pills, sweetheart.
Danny's gonna kill me.
He has no idea that I He thinks that I sell negliges.
Like I said, my husband has a really great lawyer.
Well, the truth is, it's not even my fault.
I mean, he's always bitching about me spending money, and so it's like, I don't really have a choice.
I have to make a deal here and there.
Otherwise I'm a slave to his cheap ass.
You kn what I mean? All set.
Prosecutor dropped the charges.
What? Really? Just like that? Yeah.
He owed me a favor.
Thank you so much, ty.
Oh, come on, jaimie.
How long have we known each other? It's what I do.
Don't tell Carter about this.
Okay? Of course I won't.
And, you no more selling pills.
It's part of the deal.
Have a good day, ladies.
Oh, my God! I love you! That lawyer is like A magician! That's one of the few benefits of being married to a career criminal.
Great lawyers on speed-dial.
I mean, my husband's a businessman.
There's a lot of legal issues and things Uh, well, don't be embarrassed.
My husband is no altar boy, either.
So we have something in common.
We're both young, hot And, um Married to criminals.
We should all go out you, me, and the husbands.
To celebrate? That sounds great! Oh! Just, uh, don't mention the Viagra thing.
Okay? It'll be our little secret.
To making new friends.
New friends.
I like that.
Girl moment.
Hope you don't mind.
She's all yours.
Hurry back, sweetheart.
Beautiful girls, huh? Yeah.
We're lucky.
Very lucky.
So, what, uh, what line of work you in? Import-export.
Good for you.
Any product in particular? Flowers.
Flowers? That's a nice business.
People love the product, and the product dies every three days.
That's right.
How about you, Carter? What do you do? Ah.
Import-export myself.
Ashtrays, candles Cocaine.
I hope I didn't offend you.
Not even a little.
Just being honest.
Where do you get your product? Uh, mostly Mexico, Colombia.
We import our flowers from there.
Oh, yeah? I bet you have a hell of a time with customs nowadays, huh? No.
Pre-cleared, baby.
See, flowers Are perishable.
So customs They don't even look in the containers.
You're making me eited here, Danny.
What I'm trying to say is, I'm open To a conversation if you are.
I don't know you, Carter But I'll tell you what.
Let me give my brother a call.
He's my business partner.
See if he's available to come join us.
I'd like that.
I move just enough to make a good living.
I don't get greedy.
That's the key being careful.
What's the split? The split? You mean the fee.
And you can guarantee delivery to L.
? Right? Absolutely.
For that I can pay 20%.
My cost.
How 'bout 30? Market's only 15, Nick.
Says who? The market.
I am open to swinging if you are.
Please come back to the dance floor.
Oh I'm just Like I told you, Carter, our railroad's practically risk-free.
That's why I'm offering 20.
It's a good deal, Danny.
All right, I'm in.
My brother? Nah.
It's a pass.
Okay, I'll see you in a half-hour.
Try and get someone from ice to set up a coke connection for us in Mexico.
What's the soonest Nick didn't bless the deal.
Nick? He has to bless things? I thought he was a messenger boy.
So did I.
Maybe he smelled a rat.
No, that's not it.
Why don't you enlighten us, then? Well, I had drinks with Nick last night.
And let's just say, my man ain't too fond of Carter.
Said you were a dick.
What the hell did you say to him? I actually thought I was pretty charming.
No, he said you were flirting with Sharon.
Were you? I barely talked to her.
You flirt with the eyes, not the mouth.
Unless you're funny.
Regardless, why would Nick care if Carter's flirting with Danny's wife? Maybe he's trying to protect his brother's turf.
Or his.
Hey, wait.
Didn't you follow him to a hotel a few times? Oh, yeah.
It was beautiful.
It's the four seasons, I think.
You really think this guy Nick's sleeping with his brother's wife? Absolutely.
You ever cheat? Me? No.
Not really.
It's a yes-or-no question.
On who? Not you.
We never dated.
So what about you? Did you ever cheat? Other other than with me.
Let's just watch the motel.
I heard about this great restaurant in Hollywood.
French bistro place.
I made reservations for Friday.
Are you inviting me? Yes.
Why don't you just say, "do you want to have dinner on Friday night?" Hey.
Look who it is.
Oh, yeah.
Wait for it.
What a gal.
What a guy.
Okay, great.
The ex-porn star isn't the perfect wife.
Now what? Do we flip her? For what? Selling Viagra to horny women? You got a better idea? Maybe she can convince Nick to change his mind about doing business with me.
How are you gonna do that? Instead of busting her, we make her a partner, give her a piece of the action.
I mean, this chick likes money a lot.
If we can give her a cut of the cocaine action, she might play ball.
Who's Phil? This informant I've been working with.
Trying to do a deal, but he's a pain in the ass.
What, uh, what kind of deal? Meth.
How come you lied to me about vasek? Lied to you? You never said there was a gun to your head.
No big deal.
So, I still have some pills if you want.
On the house, of course.
I don't know.
I think I'll wait and see if the lingerie works first.
Well, if it doesn't, just try flirting with a really cute guy in front of your husband.
Jealousy tends to work a lot better than a little blue pill.
That sounds good.
Marriage is about money.
But sex is about sex.
I knew I liked you.
Are you a devoted wife? Mm.
For now.
Sounds like you're losing the faith.
I don't know.
Carter's so focused on work.
You know, it's all he ever talks about.
And he's really pissy right now because Danny's brother killed a deal they were all working on.
Nick killed it.
Why? I'm not sure.
You and Nick are close, right? Uh, sure.
We're a close family.
This is a little awkward.
Um Carter said Carter said what? That if you could convince Nick to change his mind, he'd make it worth your while.
You sure she's up to this? She didn't even blink.
Carter seems like a good guy.
I know Danny likes him.
I don't care what he thinks.
I do.
He's my husband.
Then why are you here with me? That doesn't even make sense.
Ah, Nick's no genius.
You don't have to be when you buy magnums.
Easy, there, tramp.
Danny's smart.
He doesn't turn down good business deals for no reason.
There's lots of money to be made in moving coke.
I'll do the deal.
You happy? Yeah.
What can I do to make you happier? You know what I like.
May I lick your foot, please? I'm gonna vomit.
Everything's back on track.
I'm meeting with Danny and Nick right now to go over details.
I'll see you soon.
What's up, fellas? Where's Danny? I was thrilled when I got a call from Nick today telling me he wanted to move forward with our deal.
But then I get another call.
Are you a cop, Carter? What the hell are you talking about, Danny? A friend of mine saw you and me talking the other night.
So? He also saw you and a snitch named Amir hanging out at a strip club last week.
Same night an associate of mine, Max vasek, got busted.
That makes you a cop or a snitch.
Neither profession I'm terribly interested in as you can imagine.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
None! I hope not, Carter.
Truth is, I think you'd be a hell of a partner.
If you are who you say you are, that is.
Last cell on the right.
So, why am I even here? Like I said, running an errand for my brother.
I thought you said you, uh, didn't take orders from your brother.
Give me a break, will ya? You vasek? This the guy you saw with Amir? I ain't ever seen that guy before.
You sure? Yeah.
I'm sure.
These guys are smarter than I thought.
Thank God dean was with Nick And that vasek's conjugal lives upstate.
At least Danny apologized.
Said he was just doing his due diligence.
Oh, how polite of him.
I'm sorry.
So what else did you have to give vasek to get him to play ball? Transfer to Bakersfield, two conjugals a month, and at the prison canteen.
That much? Just so you know, I was willing to go to 300, since it was life and death and all.
Thank you.
Hey, Nicky boy.
Hey, man.
This place is a gold mine.
I'm telling you.
There's been 15 volvos drove up in the last hour.
Filled with milfs, soccer moms, you name it.
Great, great.
What's up, man? Somethin' wrong? Yeah.
Well, uh, not exactly.
Need your help with something.
Yeah, man.
Name it.
It's important.
It's real important.
So I need to know that I can trust you.
Uh, yeah.
Yeah, Nick.
Wait a minute.
We're partners.
I want you to kill my brother.
He wants you to whack his brother? Yeah.
That's what he said.
What do you think? Should I tell Danny? And blow the investigation? A threat's a threat, Carter.
Only if it's credible.
I'll talk to Nick again.
See how serious he is.
Yeah, and wear a wire, too.
Conspiracy to commit murder ain't no joke.
Sounds like you're getting cold hands.
" It's feet.
Just want to make sure you're serious about this, Nick.
I've never been more serious about anything in my whole life.
He's a condescending thief.
A thief? Yeah.
Every time I turn around, he's stealing from me.
Management fee this Uh, success fee that.
He is a two-faced punk! I've had enough.
Supposed to be meeting here tonight.
Go over some, uh, flower-business crap.
we'll do it then.
He walks in, you shoot him in the head, we get rid of the body.
Where? I know a place in palmdale.
Nick, what about the blood? The the evidence it's gonna be on the floor, the walls, the car.
Oh, yeah, right.
Um Hey, you know what we could do, is we could have one of those tarp things, we lay it down, we do it on the tarp.
Clean it up, wrap him.
Yeah, like in "the sopranos.
" One more thing.
You know I gotta ask.
I'm sorry.
But what about the pay? Five grand.
Yeah, like in "the sopranos.
" One more thing.
What about the pay? Five grand.
This guy isn't playing.
We got him on conspiracy.
I say we just bust his ass right now and call it a day.
And keep the flower pipeline open? That's the thing that really matters here.
God doesn't give with both hands.
I understand, but the pipeline has the potential to be a major problem.
Who cares about a conspiracy charge? I get it.
It's a big bust.
Our bosses will be impressed.
But problem is, dumb brother wants to kill smart brother, and we can't just ignore that.
But we're so close.
If we could just find a way to keep Nick away from Danny for another day or two.
Look, I can try, but I'm telling you, he's hot and heavy to get this thing done.
We stall any longer, and he's just gonna drive over tonight and put a bullet in his brother's head.
Unless he wasn't able to.
What are you talking about? We have an obligation to report credible death threats.
That means all we have to do is make sure the threat isn't credible.
It's a .
45 with an hk suppressor.
Got my own.
All right.
Whatever you need.
Where the hell is it? It was just here! My phone.
What? My phone! It was just here! Losing my damn mind, man.
You got to calm down, okay? We're gonna be all right.
I know.
I'm just a little second thoughts, huh? No.
No, man, I'm just excited.
Hands in the air! Both of you, on the ground! What's going on, man? What the hell?! Okay, okay, just don't shoot me.
Look, please.
Just don't kill me.
Okay? Whatever you want.
We want money.
Lots and lots of money.
Just don't shoot me.
Okay? You've been ripping off atms on our turf, and you haven't asked, and you haven't offered to pay a commission.
I-I'm sorry.
I-I didn't I didn't know, man! I want 50 g's.
I just don't have that kind of cash lying around, man.
Then you better call a relative, because if I don't get 50 g's in my hands in 24 hours, you and your skinny-ass friend here are dead.
Phil, I can't talk right now.
Is it a yes or a no? Playing hardball, huh? Okay, I like that.
Okay, fine.
I'll call you later.
You're early.
Well, I was supposed to meet Nick at 10:00.
Idiot texts me a half hour ago.
He's on a plane to Vegas.
He got business out there? Oh, yeah.
Blackjack and hookers.
How we lookin' for tomorrow? All good on my end.
How 'bout you? Your product ready to go? Yeah.
Guy named Eduardo vertiz will make the drop at your warehouse in Mexico city.
Deal's going down tonight.
Stay here until you hear from me.
Come on, man! This is ridiculous! Hey, can I can I at least get some coffee? I can smell it.
Got your message, Nathan.
What's important that it can't wait? Alex, this is special Agent Sanchez with homeland security.
Make it quick.
We're minutes away from a major bust.
Yeah, well, that's the thing.
I'm sorry? Call it off.
We've been tracking this afghani national named Ahmad satar.
Heroin smuggler with ties to an active terrorist cell in Afghanistan.
So? Rumor is he's looking to bring in a dirty bomb.
A dirty bomb? That's what we hear.
Okay, what's this got to do with me? His pipeline was shut down last month.
So you want to keep the perrys' flower business up and running and try and broker a deal with satar? You're a fast learner, Alex.
Thank you.
What's in it for me? Looks good.
You want to count 'em? Do I need to? Yeah.
It's Alex.
We have to leave the pipeline open.
What? The bust is off.
T he's making the deal right now.
Don't give the signal.
Let him walk away.
It's nice doing business with you, Danny.
Until we do it again.
What the hell happened?! Ice ordered me to stand down.
Ice? What do they have to do with any of this? They have a lead on a terrorist trying to bring in a dirty bomb.
He needs a pipeline, so they want to keep it open.
After all that, we just give the perrys a free pass? We're still involved.
We'll just be working with ice.
Who's running it? Us.
You tell ice about Nick's lust for killing his brother? No.
You plan to? I'd prefer not to.
And you think this is a good idea? It is if we can figure out how to make Nick change his mind about killinhis brother.
Is this Danny Perry? Yeah, who's this? We got your brother.
We took him last night.
He never made it to Vegas.
If you want to see him alive again, you better listen.
What the hell you talkin' about? It's gonna cost you 50 grand to find that out.
Oh, 50 grand, huh? Well, sorry, I don't have that lying around.
You're lying.
That's what I'll give you.
Well, gotta do what you gotta do.
Final offer.
Okay, cheap ass.
Put the money in a garbage bag, drop it in the dumpster behind the 7-11 on the corner of crenshaw and olympic.
Crenshaw and olympic.
Your lucky day.
Nick's brother stepped up.
Danny paid the ransom? Yep.
Said he was willing to do whatever was necessary to make sure his baby brother stayed alive.
Really? See you later, boys.
We'll find you.
Hmm? I'm sorry I'm late.
Actually, I have a really good excuse.
Ty kidnapped me.
What are you wearing? Jacket? What? You look nice.
Is this a date? No.
This is dinner.
" Right.
And what if it was a date? Like a real date? Yeah.
Like a real date.
It'd be kind of weird.
That's why it's just dinner.
Let's get some wine.
Ty? What are you doin' here? I called you, babe.
I left you a few messages.
Chris, this isTy.
I'll, uh, let you two talk.
Why are you doing this? Are you serious? Of course I'm serious.
I've moved on, ty.
You need to do the same.
Sign the papers.
Okay? Sign the papers.
Hey, Phil.
You're late.
Sorry about that.
Not the easiest place to find.
Are we alone? Yeah.
Just me and you.
Drink? No.
No, thank you.
Be careful with that thing.