Devils (2020) s02e02 Episode Script

Season 2, Episode 2

1 Ladies and gentlemen, dare to dream .
that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom! This morning, the city mourns the loss of yet another trader.
New York London Bank's senior analyst, Kalim Chowdhrey, was found murdered in a hate crime that has sent shock waves through the city and beyond.
shock waves through the city I'm the scalp? I have no choice.
Yeah, you have a choice.
Chris, who took Kalim's stuff? It's part of the police investigation.
It's nothing for you to worry about.
You wouldn't happen to know where his journal went to, would you? The police couldn't find it.
No idea.
Good morning.
Good morning, sir.
You're late.
I'll do the egg white omelette, tomatoes and mushrooms.
You? Water.
Not even a little crust of bread? You've got ten minutes.
Kalim's death was not some random hate crime.
But I think you know that.
He was desperate to impress you with that contact tracing deal.
How do you know about that? It's true, isn't it? What if it is? Maybe he wasn't the only one who understood its significance.
Maybe your friends in the East did too.
So the Chinese killed Kalim because of an app? If there's an epidemic that turns into a pandemic, that app could be worth billions.
If, yes.
He knew something about the app they didn't want him to know.
You're shameless.
Trying to use Kalim's death to turn me against the bank.
If they did kill Kalim, will they stop there? Obama says trade with China has doubled, supporting a million US jobs and has made the world a safer place.
If they did kill Kalim, will they stop there? Massimo.
I'm really sorry about what happened.
We're all really upset.
Thank you.
I know we're all in shock.
The bank has grief counselling for anyone who needs it.
If any reporters call, please direct them to Public Relations.
See you at the service.
Well, at least you don't have to cut Kalim any more.
Everyone's crying out there.
How are you holding up? What's this? From Kalim, just before he died.
'13-76-59, stop.
' What does it mean? I don't know, but I want to find out.
The police said Kalim died in a random attack.
Or maybe not.
They emptied out his desk this morning.
Who's they? Chris Bailey said it was the police.
I want you to look at that contact tracing app Kalim was talking about.
OK, what am I looking for? I don't know.
Something wrong.
Something worth killing for.
You're making huge leaps here.
These six digits, they could be a sort code.
I already checked.
There's no bank with that sort code, no account numbers, no transactions, nothing.
Maybe it's the combination to a locker at a gym? Kalim at a gym? Maybe it's the combination to a safe.
What time did you get here? I didn't.
You slept here? I didn't sleep.
I appreciate your hard work, but from now on .
go home.
Bill Russell? 963 games with the Boston Celtics.
1 points.
5 rebounds.
3 assists per game.
I didn't know you were a basketball fan.
He was your favourite player.
And John's.
It doesn't make sense.
What? There were players with better statistics, but Russell won more championships than anyone else.
Basketball is a team sport and the numbers don't tell you everything.
Mr Morgan? Ms Farmer.
I came right away.
Let's talk in here.
Excuse me.
I don't know exactly what to say.
He was our friend.
I'm going to miss him so much.
So much.
We'll figure it out.
Stay there.
Didn't expect to see you here.
Yeah, well Kept in touch.
Poor old bugger, I'm going to miss him.
How have you been? Working at another bank, doing fine.
No thanks to some people.
"Paul, what the fuck!" Anyway, I'll see you inside.
You still there? Yeah, I told you, yes.
I can't talk to you right now.
I'm so sorry.
He was your friend, he loved you.
And I loved him.
But nothing he did was good enough, was it? You made him feel like a failure, Massimo.
It's good to see you, mate.
You too.
What's that on your phone? Just some new filter.
New filter? Let's take a photo.
I think you've captured the real me.
Well Can you show me where's the bathroom? Sure, it's up here.
Thank you, let's go.
Here you go.
Thank you, mate.
Are you trying to open that? I I was, but I don't have the combination.
I need papers for the bank and I didn't want to bother your mum.
Sure, I know it, it's my birthday.
25, 04, 05.
Thank you.
Amina? Sorry, I know this isn't a good time, but Kalim kept a journal.
We haven't been able to find it.
I think I know where it might be.
Would you mind? Not at all.
Thank you.
I'm sorry, the other one was occupied.
Well? They're written in Urdu.
We need a translator.
Did you get it? Tough day.
You look like you could use one of these.
I heard what Kalim's wife said to you at the reception.
Yeah, well Maybe she was right.
I wasn't a very good friend.
Well I knew how much he admired you.
Even though you're an asshole.
No wonder you have no friends.
I'm not sure I know what being a friend means any more.
I'm sorry.
To Kalim.
I'm here if you need me.
How was Kalim's service? Sad.
Sorry I missed it.
Yeah, I'm sorry you had to work a double shift.
It's bedlam down there.
All the cutbacks.
People are waiting hours just to see a nurse.
What are you doing? I'm looking into something for Massimo.
I don't know what I'm going to tell him if I get this job.
Oliver, if Massimo is really your friend, he'll be happy for you.
He counts on me, Toy, and now with Kalim gone - Yeah, but we count on you too.
Massimo's been good to you, but you need to be good to yourself.
You deserve to succeed.
Can you stop pushing me? Am I pushing you? Yeah, a little.
Look I get it, right? I'll call tomorrow.
Now come on, let's get to bed.
I'm not tired.
Neither am I.
Hey, mate.
Can you tell me what does it mean? The Chinese government continues to invest heavily in identified technologies.
AI is quoted as an entity that cannot be defeated.
You got the translation? Yes.
These are just notes about the app.
There's one thing that doesn't make sense.
He keeps writing the word 'kahani'.
And what does it mean? It's Urdu for story or narrative or fib.
He wrote it several times, out of context.
I don't know why Liwei wants this.
Yeah, I'll go and check out that contact tracing firm.
See if they know what it means.
I don't know what I'd do without you.
This video is deeply disturbing.
If proven, we must take these charges very seriously.
The leaked video would seem to show Chinese businessman Theodore Huang meeting with Iranian mullahs in 2014, in flagrant violation of the UN embargo.
In flagrant violation Oh, shit.
We're going to lose Ellams Automotive.
And our commission.
We need to stop the FCA acting against us.
I'll tell Lord Buckner we need a meeting.
We're in trouble.
I wouldn't be so sure about it.
Why not? You know Massimo.
He always finds some magic trick at the last minute.
Hello, this is Eleanor Bourg from New York London Investment Bank.
I'd like to speak with Lord Buckner if it's possible.
What are you doing here? Lord Buckner is waiting to see you.
I don't think you'll like what he has to say.
You leaked the video.
I told you, Massimo, we are at war and you are on the wrong side.
Where did you get it from? I don't remember incriminating videos being part of your playbook.
Daunt Tolliver's deal is still on the table.
You could help Ellams Automotive to stay out of Chinese hands.
And put it in yours? No, thanks.
Yes, inmate 47834.
Dominic Morgan.
Kalim was so interested in that software, and then all of a sudden zip.
I thought NYL had forgotten all about us.
"Data collection is vital to preserving public health.
In the event of a widespread viral outbreak, your mobile phone's Bluetooth and location services monitor your whereabouts.
If you've been near anyone else who's tested positive for the virus, a text is sent to your device, telling you to isolate yourself and get tested.
" I've never even heard of contact tracing.
Not many people have.
But we believe this app could save millions of lives.
Now, Kalim wrote a word in Urdu about your app.
It means story in English.
Story? Story, yeah, narrative.
Could be a code word.
Does that mean anything to you? No, not particularly.
Should it? No.
You wanted to see me? Yes.
We're confirmed for dinner with that team from the social media app, Flamestar.
I've met their CEO, Pietro Marchesi.
He's a flirt.
So are you.
Massimo, I understand you went to see Lord Buckner.
Dominic Morgan got to him first.
The FCA won't allow Huang Capital to trade.
Where does that leave Ellams Automotive? We still have an offer from Daunt Tolliver.
We're not taking it.
Why not? Daunt Tolliver is a puppet investor, manipulated by Dominic Morgan.
Massimo, I don't think I need to tell you that you can't afford to lose Ellams Automotive.
You're right, Jeremy.
You don't need to tell me.
May I have a word? I'm the one who brought Theodore Huang to the bank.
I hope you know that that kind of behaviour doesn't represent my country's government or its aspirations.
Of course.
And I want you to know that you still have my full confidence.
I appreciate it.
Good luck.
Thank you.
Mr Ellams? We can't proceed with Huang Capital, so that leaves us with Daunt Tolliver.
The offer's not large enough, for one.
And you don't know what they want to do with your company.
Could it be any worse than what the Chinese would do? Full disclosure, Mr Ruggero.
I've been approached by another firm.
They say you should never have put us in this position.
Give me 24 hours and I'll get you a better deal than you had before.
24 hours, but t-then I-I'm going with someone else.
I swear, she hasn't changed her clothes once.
I heard every word you said.
And I'm sure Nadya did too.
I expect a sincere apology.
Understood? Of course, Mr Morgan.
Carolina, you look stunning.
It's 2016, Dominic.
You don't talk about how a woman looks at a business dinner.
You're not just any woman.
And this isn't just business.
So it's flattery, is it? You want something.
50 billion dollars, to be exact.
That's getting right to the point.
My pockets aren't anywhere near that deep.
They don't need to be.
You invest.
All your friends in Silicon Valley will follow.
Invest in what, exactly? A special purpose acquisition company.
And its special purpose is? I want to acquire the best data, technology, and artificial intelligence companies in the world and keep them from falling into Chinese hands.
Sounding a nationalist tone, are we? Not so long ago, you were helping to build Chinamerica.
Times change.
Not for me.
Chinese manufacturing is still giving me a healthy return on my investment.
Thank you very much.
You're filthy rich, Carolina.
And this SPAC will make you even filthier.
I love it when you talk dirty.
And I'll consider your proposal very seriously.
But first, I'd like a very cold, very tall, dry Martini.
Dry Martinis.
Thank you.
Thank you very much.
I like a woman who drinks.
And I like a man who pays.
But the bill's on us tonight.
It will take more than dinner to get us to sell.
Flamestar doesn't need the capital.
Well, everyone could use extra money, Signor Marchesi.
And our client has a lot of it.
Yes, but your investor is Chinese.
Green or red, all money spends.
Perhaps, but some of my investors aren't comfortable.
Haven't you read the news? The world is flat.
Yes, so they say.
Competition is good for business and we're good partners.
Who can make your investors a lot of money.
I'll drink to that.
Hey, babe.
Who's that? Massimo.
Something wrong? He just wants my help with something.
And? Are you being helpful? Not really.
How did it go at Durings? OK, I think.
They were a bit poker-faced.
Well, you're brilliant.
They had to have seen that.
Mm! .
possible diplomatic You know, this is for tomorrow.
OK, let's do it again.
How How do you say your name properly? In Chinese? Yes.
It means .
will or purpose.
It's actually a boy's name.
Oh, yeah? Yeah, where I grew up, you could only have one child.
Everybody wanted a boy.
Women would terminate their pregnancies if they found out it was a girl.
Well, you made it through somehow.
No, I was a disappointment.
What about you? What was it like where you grew up? Poor.
I guess we're both overcompensating.
You sorry we did this? Are you? You didn't answer my question.
We'll keep it to ourselves.
Do you hear that? I don't hear anything.
Do you know the old Simon And Garfunkel song? I never realised what that sound of silence really meant.
You look very much alive to me, Mr Korhonen.
But my business isn't.
Ten years ago, these forests echoed with chainsaws.
Now the work has gone to Japan, India, China.
Well, Metsat is still one of the great paper producers in the world.
But I'm aware of your challenges.
Challenges? You bankers, you like euphemisms, don't you? I'm here to offer you a lifeline.
Like a shark, you smell distress and see an opportunity.
You still have your good name.
But you don't make any money.
You have to do something right now or your company really will be dead.
What's the catch? There's no catch.
Come on.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
It's not free.
Someone else will pick up the bill.
I'm going to go down there and park myself in his office.
Whose office? Damian Curtis.
Zhi wants me to write a report on his Brexit polling, but he won't pick up the bloody phone.
That's frustrating.
And rude.
I feel creepy even asking this, but Are you applying? For what? Kalim's job.
Senior analyst? No.
Are you? I'd like to.
But I think Zhi hates me.
I thought you hated her.
Hate, such a strong word.
But I'm glad the two of us aren't competing.
Me too.
Hey, I hope you get it.
I think Kalim would have wanted that.
Hello? Who's there? Weird.
Mr Harris.
Someone just called.
He claims to be a consultant Kalim used on that contact tracing app.
He said he needs to see you in person.
Are you sure about this? Just sent you my notes on the dinner last night.
I think it went well, don't you? I do, thank you.
I'm still waiting for your report on the polling.
Damian has been hard to reach, but I'm working on it.
I know you want Kalim's job.
I think I'm more than qualified.
I'm not giving it to you.
May I ask why? You're bright and charming and better in a client-facing role.
So you're telling me I'm at a dead end, career-wise.
For the moment.
Why meet here? It's a dead zone, one of the last few left in London.
They can't track your mobile.
Aren't you being a bit paranoid? I am, and you should be too, after what happened to Kalim.
You think someone Had him killed? I don't know if they did, but I know what they're capable of.
They? I'm from Hong Kong.
Why do you think I'm living in London? What was in that contact tracing app that's so dangerous? The guys who designed the app are smart, but they've got Chinese plug-ins in their software.
So? So the app is meant to save your life in an epidemic.
The Chinese would use it to monitor everything about you.
Where you go, who you see, what you say.
If you want an advantage over the West, monitoring the behaviour of its citizens is a good start.
Kalim kept writing a word in his journal.
It's the code name the Chinese gave their tracking software.
Still think I'm being paranoid? Oliver? I've been trying to reach you.
Where are you? On my way back.
What is it? There's a Mikael Korhonen here.
Send him to the conference room, I'll be right there.
Hello, Mr Korhonen.
Nice to meet you.
How do you do? I'm well.
How long have you worked with Mr Ruggero? About five years now.
I came to NYL straight out of uni.
He's very clever, isn't he? Very, he taught me everything I know.
Speaks well of him, drawing such loyalty from his colleagues.
Thank you.
Mr Korhonen, it's very nice to see you.
This way, please.
What is going on? Magic.
Good afternoon, everybody.
Pleased to see you.
How are you? Thank you for being here.
It's my pleasure to introduce Mikael Korhonen, chief executive of Metsat, Finland's oldest and largest paper company.
Today he has tendered an offer for Ellams Automotive at 50 pounds a share.
Thank you.
I see what you did there.
Do you? Korhonen has no interest in acquiring a car company.
But Theodore Huang can't be seen to invest in Ellams.
So Korhonen acquires the company, with Huang coming in as a major shareholder after the deal has cleared the FCA.
Also correct.
That's brilliantly played.
Thank you.
Good evening, Mr Morgan.
Have a good night.
Do you remember what I said about going home? What they said about me today was true, I am strange.
You're different.
That doesn't make you strange.
Why did you offer me this job? Why did you take it? I'm not qualified.
I saw your potential.
You're the first person who ever did.
I guess that's why.
And I'm never wrong.
Come on.
Let me give you a lift home.
Can I help? I want my cat.
Is he here? Big black one? Edward.
Of course, just a minute.
I don't know why he keeps coming in here.
I'm Massimo, by the way.
I haven't seen you before.
We just moved here.
My mum moves around for her work.
I have to go.
It was a pleasure.
Were you expecting someone else? Not really.
I thought I'd drop by and congratulate you on Korhonen.
That was a masterstroke.
Thank you.
You don't really think the Chinese care about car batteries, do you? They have thousands of factories 50 times the size of Ellams.
It's a way in.
They're going to use Ellams batteries to collect data on millions of drivers.
And the cancer spreads.
From cars, to computers, to smartphones.
You already said it.
The Chinese didn't acquire Ellams, Korhonen did.
You're making a mistake, Massimo.
You'll see that sooner or later.
Lovely to see you.
I am so glad you called.
I thought you should know what Dominic's planning, especially as it involves the rather talented Mr Ruggero.
Thank you.
I gather Massimo hasn't said anything to you.
Just that he ran into Dominic.
What can I get you? Grey Goose Martini, dry.
Just plain water, thank you.
You've been very generous with your information, Carolina.
Telling me about Dominic and his SPAC, and Massimo Dominic could do real damage to your country's ambitions.
Especially if he wins over Massimo Ruggero.
And I could make a lot of money.
I see.
Unless you're prepared to make me even more.
What do you have in mind? Yes! Carter, look after your brother.
Hello? Yep.
I see.
Thank you.
Well? Got it.
Yes! The video was helpful, but the war isn't won.
I'm going to need more help persuading Massimo.
I'm at your disposal.
Xi Jinping and David Cameron talked about a golden era in ties.
What's at stake for China? If the UK decides to exit the EU Probably Beijing is scratching its head.
'Why are they doing this?' AccessibleCustomerService@sky.
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