Devils (2020) s02e04 Episode Script

Season 2, Episode 4

1 She was killed by a hit and run driver.
I'm so sorry.
Mind the gap.
You weren't followed? Did you find Damian Curtis? His phone's shut off.
The last cell tower relay to pick up his signal was two weeks ago in Hampshire, near St.
Catherine's Hill.
Do you think he's gone into hiding? Or been disappeared.
He was with Kalim the night he died.
What? Damian's signal puts him with Kalim near the South Bank on the night of the referendum.
Minutes before he was killed.
So, if you could track Damian's whereabouts For the Chinese, this is kids' stuff.
Are you sure you want to find this guy? It's just All this digging It might attract the people who killed Kalim.
I hear Massimo Ruggero has joined Dominic Morgan's SPAC.
That doesn't really concern me, because Massimo is wounded and weak, just like Dominic.
I have another project for you.
I'm all ears.
Provided the price is right, of course.
I need to find a way to block a major investment our friends are making in the UK.
A contract giving the 22.
5 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset the formal go-ahead is to be signed.
Representatives from the British government, both French and Chinese power corporations, engaged in the mammoth construction project are to attend.
Hi, this is Amina Chowdhrey.
Please leave a message and I'll get back to you.
Amina, it's Massimo.
Please call me back when you can.
Thank you.
Here he comes.
So Is it true? I had a brief consensual relationship with Zhi.
That explains a lot.
It was a mistake, and it cost me my job.
But it's not why I gave Zhi hers.
You're sure about that? Work is our life.
Professional lines get crossed.
You two know that.
Why are we here? I wanted you to be the first to know.
I'm going to be named CEO of Dominic's investment group tomorrow.
What? We've got 50 billion to acquire data companies.
I want my team with me.
I want you.
You're kiddin', right? The Chinese are fighting a war over data.
Think of it as a chance to protect our interests.
You mean your interests? You think I'd follow you anywhere? I know what you think.
About Durings It wasn't me.
Dominic tried to destroy you.
Why would you work for him now? Because we share a common enemy.
Can you stop trying to make out like we're in some kind of war? This is about your revenge.
It's not revenge.
It's justice for Kalim.
This is not about who killed Kalim anymore.
It's about why he was killed.
Liwei is a banker.
He's not a hitman or some comic book villain trying to take over the world.
I'm done.
Massimo, I We need some time to think.
That's all I ask.
Chris? I waited a long time to sit in this office.
Are congratulations in order? Not yet.
But I have good reason to believe they will be tomorrow.
I'm happy for you then.
Thank you.
I couldn't have done it without your help.
Good evening, Mr Morgan.
There you go, thank you.
Good evening.
Rebecca Farmer is waiting in your office.
You don't like her much, do you? I don't know her.
How's the homework coming along? I find it boring.
Boring is good for you.
No, seriously, you should check it out.
It's scientifically proven.
This was important to my grandmother.
I won't I won't give up.
What were you doing on your phone? Looking at that social media app, Flamestar.
How is it? Lots of interesting conversations with people all over the world.
About what? Politics, finance everything.
Are you still going to acquire them? Flamestar? Never say never.
Can I offer you something to drink? Your girl got me some water.
She's odd, isn't she? She's brilliant.
Well, I don't think she likes me.
I'm not sure she likes anyone.
You offered Massimo the job.
Of course.
Even after NYL let him go for sexual misconduct? We're gonna need him more than ever with Hinkley Point.
I expect you to be his biggest champion tomorrow.
I'll play the role to a T.
You're good at that.
I'm not sure that's a compliment.
Did you go see your friend? Of course.
And? He's on the case.
Ah! Carolina.
Carolina, I'm so glad you're here.
Wouldn't miss it.
Even if our white knight has a dent in his armour.
Those are just rumours - they'll fade away.
And Massimo's one of a kind.
He is indeed.
Massimo Ruggero.
Let me introduce you to two of our most important investors.
Rebecca Farmer.
Hope you're feeling the pressure.
You should be.
Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.
Carolina Elsher.
Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you, too.
Good morning.
Good morning.
I have called this interim board meeting before announcing to the city.
Today's decision is based on years of loyalty .
of hard work, and an unfailing strategic vision.
Well, I'm very very pleased to confirm our new CEO.
The new CEO of NYL Massimo Ruggero.
Cheng Liwei.
Thank you for your confidence and your good sense.
These are challenging times.
We have targets to meet.
A reputation to protect.
And a battle to win.
A decade ago, the mathematician Clive Humby declared "Data is the new oil.
" Data is the world's most valuable resource today.
But it's not the new oil.
Oil is finite.
Data is not.
As long as there are people, they will create more data.
Tracking every coffee you buy Every social media post you make Every journey you take.
Every aspect of every moment of your life recorded, analysed, commodified into data.
It's a market expected to be worth One Trillion .
Euros by 2020.
A market we must dominate.
Our opponents are well ahead of us.
I should know.
Until recently, he was one of us.
They know our strengths .
our weaknesses.
But we too know his.
Any questions? How will you defeat them? Acquisition by acquisition.
Perhaps you could be a little more specific? I intend to start with a social media app.
You've all heard of Flamestar.
We targeted Flamestar because it's drawing millions of new followers each month.
It will be our first, but certainly not last victory.
My understanding is that your former colleagues at NYL are in the final stages of acquiring Flamestar for a Chinese client.
That's their understanding, too.
Over there, please.
Could you give us a moment? Of course, thank you.
You were surprised by my appointment.
I imagine a lot of people were.
No, I wasn't that surprised.
Some people in my position might feel the need to clean house.
But you've impressed me, Oliver.
And shown your loyalty.
Thank you.
In fact, I'm considering you for a promotion.
What did you have in mind? A man needs to fit a job like a hand in a glove.
Take Chris, for example.
Head of Risk needs to be cautious, a stickler for the rules.
Chris is made for that job.
You? You're insightful, bold, ideas-driven.
You see things others don't.
I want you to be my successor as Chief Strategy Officer.
It's a big job, setting direction for the bank and pushing growth.
A step toward becoming CEO some day.
Can I have a word? If this is about Flamestar, I thought you'd be pleased.
I am.
This is not about Flamestar.
This is about Hinkley Point C.
This is supposed to be a data war.
Nuclear power is leverage.
A pawn in China's wider strategy.
Control over energy supply would give China influence over government policy on a host of issues, including data, trade, 5G.
The deal is meant to be officially signed this week.
You put it together when you were at NYL.
You think you can find a way to take it apart? You're talking about a £20billion deal.
I need to see the original paperwork.
We can't get at it.
NYL has taken it off their server.
You're gonna have to find someone to help you from the inside.
You wanted to see me? Yes, have a seat.
Quite a lot has happened recently, and I'm sure it's left you wondering where you stand.
I think you made it pretty clear before where I stand.
I said you were better in a client-facing role, and I still believe that.
I also know that you wanted a chance to prove yourself as Senior Analyst.
Yes? And I'm prepared to give it to you.
Just like that? Just like that.
You're either setting me up to fail, or you're trying to buy my loyalty.
Or perhaps I'm just trying to give you a chance.
If you still want it.
I'm afraid I need an answer now.
Yes, I want it.
There is one thing.
Massimo is gonna try and steal Flamestar.
To get this past Liwei, we're gonna need to close.
It's practically closed already.
I'm Nadya Wojcik, I work here.
Yes, I heard about you.
The genius.
I'm Massimo.
You used to work for Mr Morgan at NYL.
Youngest ever Head of Trading.
That's right.
You're going after Flamestar.
It's a good decision.
Thank you.
It was my recommendation.
Then Dominic was right about you.
I'm glad you're here, Miss Wojcik? Well, I see you two have met already.
Keep an eye on this man, Nadya, and you will go far.
He learned from the best.
She picked Flamestar right out of the blocks.
In time, she could be even better than you, my friend.
She just might.
Well? The job is hers as soon as we close Flamestar.
What about Oliver? You don't need to worry about him.
But I'm worried about you.
Me? I imagine .
you are still upset.
Using my relationship with Massimo was bad enough.
You told me it would stay within the bank.
But his name was dragged through the mud.
And yours.
And for that I'm sorry.
You know you're like a daughter to me.
If you need time to take some time to gather yourself, take it.
I would never let anything stand in the way of my job.
I will fight Massimo for Flamestar, and I will win.
I'm still not sure how you mean to keep Li Bolin onside.
Everyone has a price.
You're with Dominic Morgan now.
Didn't see that coming.
No one did.
What is it you want? Your controlling interest in Flamestar.
Which you have thanks to me.
You know how my brother feels about Dominic Morgan.
Your brother, not you.
You deal with me, not Dominic.
Or maybe you prefer the Chinese get it.
The devil or the deep blue sea, huh? What if I chose a third option? There is no third option.
Can I get the Excuse me.
Small world.
Or, it was intentional.
I'm sure Li Bolin wanted us to know we're both trying to get him in bed.
Yes, you're good at that.
Massimo, I'm sorry.
Are you? Yes.
We both know what really happened between us.
I thought I did.
I'm not making any excuses, because there isn't any.
But there were certain pressures on me.
You're right.
There is no excuse.
You let him use you.
My relationship with Liwei is complicated.
He's done a lot for me.
And debts must be repaid.
Good for you.
You wouldn't understand.
No, I don't.
I don't blame you for hating me.
I have your permission? How kind.
Anyway, I just closed the deal.
Goodbye, Zhi.
I'm sorry I have to work tonight.
We should be celebrating.
That's alright, another time.
I am so proud of you.
My Oliver is the first black Chief of Strategy Officer at NYL.
Possibly ever, in any bank.
What's wrong? Look how I got the job.
What do you mean? Massimo went behind my back with Durings.
Then Liwei used Zhi to stab Massimo in the back.
Yeah, but you didn't do anything wrong.
How did I get hired at NYL in the first place? By helping people cheat on exams, by stealing private records.
You've been on the straight and narrow ever since, baby.
You don't get it, Toy.
Banking's all about dirty tricks.
Do whatever it takes to get ahead, that's it.
Just don't lose sight of who you are and where we came from.
What, you mean that one bed council flat? You want to go back there? I mean You know what I mean, OK? Look, leave it to me, alright? I'll sort something special for tomorrow night.
Just you wait and see.
What kind of special? Bye! Massimo.
I'm so happy to see you.
May I come in? Who's that? Well It's complicated.
Forget I asked.
I've .
always felt the comfort of clutter .
Can I offer you a drink? Wouldn't say no.
So, let me guess.
The 13th floor aren't happy I've joined Dominic Morgan.
They will do what they need to in order to protect what they spent years creating.
Is that a threat? Do I look threatening? Surely they don't want China to win the data war.
They want the status quo.
Anti-globalists like Dominic, Rebecca Farmer, Donald Trump .
would destroy it.
Trump doesn't have a chance.
Life has a tendency to throw the unexpected at you.
You working for Dominic again being a case in point.
Thank you.
By the way, why are you working for Dominic? I need answers.
For Kalim.
And Dominic's gonna help you out of the goodness of his heart? He's fighting the Chinese for his own reasons.
It just so happens they coincide with mine.
You may not get what you want, but for your sake .
I hope that you get what you need.
Without starting a bloody war.
Now that sounds like a threat.
A friendly warning, is all.
Thank you for coming.
Don't make me regret it.
Please, have a seat.
Ms Wu told me you're prepared to improve your offer.
And you told me it wasn't about money for you.
It's not.
Which is why I fail to see what sort of improvement you can make.
Well, your mother and father fled the mainland in 1949.
They didn't just lose their home.
Your ancestral temple in Guangdong was destroyed, leaving your ancestors' spirits no place to rest.
And the Chinese government blocked all efforts to rebuild the temple.
Which is why this is not just about money.
It's personal for me and my family.
Family is everything.
A Chinese spy has been arrested at an American nuclear plant.
He works for the Chinese company set to build Hinkley Point C.
The arrest has rattled nerves in Downing Street, raising questions about entrusting the nation's energy supply .
To a hostile power that spies on its allies.
Are you watching? I am indeed.
Your friend came through.
Have you heard from your contacts at Whitehall? They're nervous about the deal, but not quite nervous enough.
Time to bring out our Trojan horse.
Congratulations, it suits you.
Why, thank you.
You were across the Hinkley Point deal with Massimo, weren't you? Yeah, briefly, at the final stages.
It's due to be signed this week, isn't it? Yes.
I've got some associates from Beijing flying over for the signing of the deal.
I know it was a nightmare for Massimo to get over the line.
Well, now .
it's your nightmare.
Last night a man was arrested at a nuclear plant in the US, accused of being a spy.
Let me guess.
A Chinese national? Go figure.
What's he got to do with Hinkley Point? Nothing, but the optics don't look good.
We don't want to give nervous politicians a reason to hold up the deal.
So what do you want me to do? Make sure they don't find one.
Do Dominic and Massimo have something to do with this? It's entirely possible.
What? You're so gonna miss the action on the floor.
No, you're gonna miss my action on the floor.
Word is there is some kind of crisis on Hinkley Point.
Ugh, word travels fast.
This spy story that broke last night Massimo and Dominic may have something to do with it.
Want me to help? No.
No man is an island, Oliver.
Not even the man with the big office.
I'm supposed to be home tonight, for dinner with the wife, so Actually, yeah, if you could help, that would be amazing.
No problem.
Eleanor? Hmm? I'm really glad you're not going with Massimo.
Careful, it's heavy.
I remember.
You're doing the right thing.
Then why do I feel like shit? Where are you going? Dinner, with our friend from Flamestar.
It's rather charitable, basically.
You know I've always been straight with you.
I tell you what I think, not what NYL thinks I should say.
And what are you saying now? In confidence? Of course.
If Li Bolin sides with Dominic Morgan, a hostile takeover could be avoided.
You would maintain control over Flamestar.
And with NYL as investor? Go with them and you're basically unemployed.
But rich.
You'll be rich either way.
Can you imagine a future for the company that you aren't a part of? You're saying I should sign with Dominic Morgan, your competitor? Depends on what you want.
I know what I want.
I misread you - I'm so sorry.
It's OK, really.
Would you like some coffee? Yeah, thanks.
I thought I'd find you here.
Well? The agreement's iron-clad.
I made sure of that.
Of course you did.
But I'll keep looking.
Something wrong? I just had a disturbing call from Pietro Marchesi.
He said that Eleanor Bourg may be working for Dominic Morgan.
For Massimo.
Not much of a shock, is it? Get rid of her.
And show Massimo our hand? Keeping a fox in the henhouse is a risky strategy.
I'll keep an eye on the hens.
If I get rid of her, Massimo would just look for another fox.
Alright, if you say so.
Are you alright? Yeah, I'm not feeling great, but I'll be fine.
What about Li Bolin? Yeah, I have a call in to Beijing.
Zhi? Take care.
Thanks, I will.
Clean air! Clean air! Clean air! Clean air! Clean air! Clean air! Come in.
I think I've got something.
There's a section of the budget that's been redacted from the deal.
Waste management.
It's always hugely under-budgeted.
It could piss off environmental protestors.
Because the cost of nuclear waste management is enormous.
An oversight or deliberate deceit? Well, you'd better get over to Whitehall.
Talk to your friends at the Atomic Energy Commission.
Aren't you coming with me? I can't.
I have a lunch with an investor.
Good luck.
You too.
It's been a while, Massimo.
Too long.
I've been busy.
I heard.
The whole city heard.
I guess you also heard about the Chinese spy at the American nuclear plant.
It's a bloody PR nightmare, but we're moving ahead with the signing.
MI6 are having kittens, of course.
I should have gone into banking, not politics.
Far less cut-throat and much better suits.
There was a time when you laughed at my jokes.
Is that cos you were being paid to? I am sorry, Julie.
But your PR nightmare's about to get worse.
We both know that waste management is wildly underbudgeted.
Rubbish, we set aside a 100 million contingency fund.
That contingency is to cover the whole project.
What if it is? The budget's not public.
No one could know.
You didn't know.
Word could leak out.
You wouldn't.
Waste management costs are notoriously hard to predict.
Get it wrong, and the British taxpayer could be paying for generations.
Cut corners on the clean-up, and you could be looking at another nuclear disaster.
And if this became public .
it would end your career.
Unless you blow the whistle.
I don't know what you think you're playing at, you little shit.
There's nothing you, nor I, can do to derail this deal.
It's as good as done.
I'm sorry you can't help, Julie.
Fuck you, Massimo.
You gonna tell me what's in this? See for yourself.
But before you do, I'd like to confirm a couple of things.
Firstly, NYL will match any offer that Massimo makes.
So you said.
Second, whatever you should decide, this is yours to keep.
Approval to rebuild your family's ancestral temple.
Your ancestors' spirit tablets will have a home again.
Your parents will be given the face of having made this possible, and you will return home in silken robes.
I can never repay this debt.
El? Thank you for Hinkley Point.
Did you find what you needed? I think so.
And Flamestar? I tried my best to tank it with Marchesi.
But I need to get out of NYL.
They're gonna find out.
I need you there just a little longer.
What about what I need, Massimo? What do you need? I want a job.
Two times base, 10 percent of performance and uncapped on the outside.
You've changed.
Well? 5 percent of performance.
You got 'til on Monday.
Thank you.
Be careful, Massimo.
You too.
You wanted to see me? Yes.
Hinkley Point is trending online, thriven by protest on Flamestar.
You don't have anything to do with starting those protests, do you? Yes.
Only Massimo and I knew about this.
I saw the reports on Hinkley Point on Mr Ruggero's desk.
They were left open to the budget for waste management.
What sharp eyes you have.
Did I do wrong? Next time tell me before you make a move like that.
But you did good.
You have intuition.
Math is all intuition.
Is it? Turing said so.
The brain unconsciously accesses and processes learned data sets.
Instincts are just machine learning.
Nadya Wojcik, you are something else.
Excuse me.
Liwei, it's been a while.
I wanted you to be the first to hear the news.
You win some, you lose some.
It's not too late to step away from this fight.
Data is not zero sum.
If we could both emerge winners Your government doesn't believe that, and I don't think you do either.
I was afraid you'd say that.
But I had to try to make peace one last time.
I appreciate that.
You must be proud of your team.
I am.
Well, you know what they say.
"Pride comes before a fall.
" I hope you don't mind me dropping by.
Can we talk? Of course.
How are the kids? Most of the time they're in the moment.
Then every once in a while it hits them.
If there's anything I can do What are you here for, Massimo? I was surprised Damian Curtis didn't come to the funeral.
So was I.
I guess you never really know who your true friends are.
No one's seen him.
Not since that day.
Look, I don't understand.
Last I heard, he had gone down to Hampshire.
He was Kalim's friend, not mine.
Did Kalim ever talk to you about St.
Catherine's Hill? We bought a cabin down there last year.
Not much more than a shed really.
Did Damian know about this place? I don't know, maybe.
Can I borrow the key? Sure.
Thank you.
It's not here.
May I introduce our Chief Strategy Officer, Oliver Harris? Mr Harris.
This is a great day for our country.
Thank you for your help.
My pleasure.
The deal's off.
What? It was just announced.
The government is postponing the signing pending a full review of the financial terms.
Damian? Damian? Hinkley C, shovel ready and now signed off.
It's difficult to say that it's gonna be a good deal for the UK.
It makes us look completely chaotic for investors in this country.
If this project were to unravel, that would be money wasted.
Everyone's wondering, "What's going on?" AccessibleCustomerService@sky.
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