Fargo (2014) s01e08 Episode Script

The Heap

Mr.
Nygaard? Oh, you betcha.
- She's a beaut.

- Yeah.
Got the low water feature
but don't skimp on torque.
Am I taking the old one? Yeah, if that's They said on the phone
it'd be no problem.
Oh, sure.

It's no problem.
The T-160, huh? - Mm.

- Yeah.
Jeez.
See why you're trading her in.
She's a real lemon.
Motor mount.

Chinese used plastic screws.
Bet she bucked like a bronco.
You do not know the half of it.
Stopped making 'em
pretty quick.
Recalled, I think.
Surprised to see her,
truth be told.
You'd be better off washing
your clothes between two rocks, you know what I mean? They got Chazz up at Faribault
till the trial.
Gordo's at Red Wing,
which is Well, you know,
at least they're close.
His lawyer thinks we can
plea it down to probation, time served.
For murder? - No, Gordo
- Oh.
- On the gun charge.

- Yeah.
Chazz?
Well, good riddance.
Don't care what that man gets.

No, sir.
Not after what he did.
Killing my wife, you mean? Oh.

Well, yeah.
Yeah, of course that.
But also Well, I mean, look at me.
I was Miss Hubbard County,
for Pete's sake.
You don't cheat on
Miss Hubbard County.
I just don't believe it,
you know? I mean, just three weeks ago, we were sitting
around the table eating ham.
And now Gordo's having
his night terrors again.
Plus, we have to sell
everything to pay the legal bills.
Did you know Chazz bought
a time share in a boat? Well, I didn't even know
that was a thing.
Yeah, it's a thing.
So if there's anything
from the house you want you know, like I was thinking
maybe Chazz's hunting gear I boxed it up for you.
Not sure
it's anything you want.
Oh, sure.

That'd that'd be fine.
Thank you.
Well Listen.

If there's anything I can do.
Oh, Lester, you are so sweet.
I am the one who
should be saying that after what he did to you,
my husband.
Ooh, what'd you get? New washer.
The old one Well, I had to get rid
of everything from the basement, you know,
on account of all the You deserve it, Lester.
All good things, you deserve.
Back to it, then? Looks like.
Doc cleared me for duty,
so Ooh.
More flowers came for you
from Duluth.
A smarter man would think
you were being wooed.
I don't know
what you're talking about.
Put 'em up where
we can see 'em at least.
So you got a strategy
on this Lester thing? Well, I'm just gonna walk in
and say, "Bill, we" If you think it's best.
The direct approach.
Your point being? Got no point.
Okay.
Bye, dad.
Chief, are you busy? What's that? Said, "Are you busy?" Got a request
for your attendance.
Can it wait? I just ate an omelet.
Waiting for it to digest.
Oh, yeah?
What kind? Well,
it was mushrooms and cheese.
- Sally make it?
- Yeah.
She wrapped it in tinfoil
to keep it warm.
Molly needs you is the thing.
Asked me to see if you'd
come down to the staff room.
She's back already? - Yep.

- Hmm.
Thought I had another day.
All right.
Let's go see
what we're gonna do today.
There she is, the gunfighter.
Hey, Chief.
Nice collage.
You take up basket weaving too
in your downtime? Yeah, it's just some
loose ends I wanted to Molly, before you I want you to know I'm not too proud to say I was wrong on the Lester case.
I had the wrong idea.
I thought it was
a drifter thing, which was the wrong way to go,
clearly.
But, you know,
some good police work, and we caught the guy, so Well, that
that's the problem, actually,
is that you're still Still what? Wrong.
I'm sorry
I mean, no disrespect.
It's just it doesn't make any sense.
I mean
I mean, the brother? With all the things
we know are true? I've been lying in bed
just thinking about this.
And for example, okay,
if it was the brother, then how do we explain
the phone call from Lester's
to the motel Molly, darn it now, just You can't keep going over It's time.
You got to let it go.
We did our job.
The brother Nygaard
killed the wife.
And he cornered
and shot the Chief.
And Lester was covering for him on account of the brother thing, which explains We had drinks to celebrate.
I had a Greyhound and Knutson had
what was it with the cherry? A Rob Roy.
Rob Roy.

Yeah.
You had a few of them,
if I'm not mistaken.
What about the Hess case? What about it? It's still open, yeah? Yeah, no.

See we're checking to see
if the hooker had a boyfriend.
Jealous type, you know? Didn't like
her getting tooled by every Tom, Dick, and Jane,
but otherwise - Who's working that now?
- Terry.
- Well, that's good.

- Yeah.
Except Terry
doesn't always know which end of a mop to use
to wash the floor.
He's not the brightest bulb.

I'll give you that.
But he's soldiering through.
Well, good for him.
Except I'm back now.
- No.

- Chief, please.
No, Molly, Deputy.
Now, I would give it to you, I would, except we both know
in two days, I'd be back in this room
with you pointing at names on that whiteboard
and me chewing my tie.
Just please, Chief,
for Pete's sake, I've got evidence that puts
Lester Nygaard in a room with a known killer
on the day of the Hess murder, and then the next night,
Lester called the guy.
- He called him at the motel.

- Look, you can't That's just
how it is sometimes.
Life.
You know, you go to bed
unsatisfied.
They're calling lottery numbers
on the TV, and you get the first few, and already in your mind, you're buying a jet
or a fjord or whatever, but it's just not meant to be.
It's just not meant to be.
Hey, look.
We're all real glad
to have you back, okay? You're a heck
of a police officer.
Tell her about the cake.
The guys are gonna have a cake
for you later.
Try to look surprised.
It's
It's really something.
It's got
an assault rifle on top made of frosting, which I don't know
how they do that.
But Heya, Lester.
I like your tie.
Thank you.
I got it online.
- Oh, yeah?
- Uh-huh.
- Oh.

- Jacket too.
I was a bit nervous
about it at first.
Had to send the jacket
back once, actually.
It was too big in the arms.
Well, I think
you look terrific.
Oh.
And, um I was thinking
of making some chili on Saturday night if you maybe wanted to join me.
Where is he? You son of a bitch.
I am gonna bust your balls.
You want me to do it, ma? - Yeah, ma, want us to?
- Shut up! I am gonna bust your balls.
Now, Mrs.
Hess,
what can I do for you? Don't you
"Mrs.
Hess" me.
I was picking your pubes
out of my teeth 12 hours ago, and then I get this? _ That is This is highly irregular.
I'll make some calls.
- Liar.

- Mrs.
Hess.
Liar.
- You knew the whole time.

- No, no.
Missus
Gina, this is This Listen.

I'm gonna make some calls.
Like I said
I was speaking to the guy from mid claims just yesterday.
He didn't mention
a single thing I let you come inside of me.
Ma, that's really gross.
Yeah, ma, don't talk like that.
Come on, we don't need to bring
that into the conversation.
You are gonna get me my money, you little shit.
$2 million.
You've got
until the end of the day.
Show him what we'll do.
Jesus.
All right.

All right.
Sorry, loser.
Me too.
Yeah.
So are we calm? Are we calm? Now, here's
what's gonna happen.
I'm gonna make some calls, like I said.
Because this is
the first that I've But if it's true
If Sam did miss some payments, then, well, they're
within their rights to I think we might
have a problem here.
That was Sorry you had to see that,
Linda.
No, I'm
That was You're amazing.
_ He'll be right out.
Follow.
Sir, we What Agent Pepper
is trying to say, the syndicate spree killing, yes, technically, we were there outside in our car
while it was But you have to You have to see it
as a positive, uh, because it
leaves us myself
and Agent Budge - it leaves us
- Poised.
That's the word we like.
Poised to catch this guy.
Because, sir, first of all, we got this photo
from an ATM across the street.
It captures our
A single individual who's clearly armed
and about to Now, the photo's
not great, but I We were thinking
definitely white male.
Sir.
Listen, sir.
This is where you work now.
We are highly
effective, highly trained I have a commendation.
A commendation? That's your Okay.
Okay.
It's You know, we're still
We're still good.
We're still alive.
He could have It could be worse, right? Much, much worse.
Yeah.
This right here
two weeks, tops.
He just wants to see us
sweat a little, feel the No, I mean, that's
It's only fair.
I can see that.
I mean, we did I mean, 22 people
did get killed, and we were sitting in the car
like a couple of Yeah, we're okay.

We're all right.
_ Never heard of a deaf hit man.
Carolina Murphy
had his tongue cut out by an Indian back in the '80s.
He worked a little after that but never quite the same.
And Buzz Mead
you know Buzz? He was born with just a socket.
Used to take his glass eye out
at parties and drop it in his drink.
He was a shit shot, though.
Now, the other fella,
your partner, he could hear just fine.
We had a kind of little chat
before I cut his throat.
You're unemployed now,
by the way, in case
you don't read the papers.
I watched a bear once.
His leg was in a steel trap.
It chewed through bloody bone
to get free.
It was in Alaska.
Died about an hour later
facedown in a stream.
But it was on his own terms,
you know? You got close.
Closer than anybody else.
I don't know
if it was you or your partner, but look.
If you still feel raw
about things when you heal up, come see me.
Just me and Bill, right? Slow night.
And the call comes in.
He don't like
when I tell this story.
Heard you got some flowers.
Yeah.
Some people do love to flap
their lips.
More than once, what I heard.
Well, there's a suitor is all I'm prepared to say.
Vern was so bad at courtship.
One time he gave me
a bouquet of poison ivy.
Picked it himself.
He's up in Duluth, my gentleman.
Has a daughter.
What's his name? They call him Sergio.
He's a pirate, I think.
Very funny, you.
Well Yours is the one
with the icing clip.
And, Ida, your frosting
comes from the barrel, I think.
Good to have everyone together
again, don't you think? It's like one big, happy, uh Which is good, is all.
I wanted to thank you for catching the guy.
Not me.
- I was in bed.

- Stop.
You were in the hospital
with a bullet.
No.
Bill may have made the arrest, but we both know
who did the real work.
He's not convicted yet.
I mean,
not all the evidence For me,
there are still But yeah, no,
I'm glad it's behind us.
Deputy Solverson.
Yeah, hi.

It's Gus.
Grimly.
Oh, yeah, hi.
So what's happening, then? You know, on patrol.
Oh, sure, yeah.
I helped a fella who got his privates
stuck to a mailbox.
Oh.
Didn't like his mail? Something like that.
There's the hearing tomorrow
on the shooting.
Oh, yeah.
That's That's tomorrow.
Well, just tell the truth.
Don't you think? It was a whiteout, and you saw a shadow,
and you shot at it.
But leave out the part Yeah, leave out the part where the person
you shot was me.
I am really sorry about that.
Yeah, I gathered
from the volume of flowers.
Too much? No.
No, it's nice.
So, um I saw in the paper this morning the Logging Festival's
coming up over in your neck
of the, you know and Greta, you know,
she really likes going to that.
Yeah, me too.
Yeah?
Good.
Good.

Well, maybe, um I mean maybe we'll see you there.
Yeah, a certainty
if we go together.
Yeah.

Yeah.
That's You're right about that.
And when you're right,
you're right.
On Friday
there's chain saw carving and all you can eat.
And on Saturday
they roast a pig underground.
I've never had it,
but it's supposed to be good.
Oh.
I didn't know that
you could do that.
On Sundays they do
a pie eating contest.
Yeah, yeah.
No, I You know, I like
to just go for the food.
Greta likes _ Dad.
Come in, dad.
Over.
Dad here.

Come back.
What's the deal
with dinner? Over.
Yeah, just finishing up.
Thought we'd do tacos tonight.

Over.
Okay, don't forget
the red sauce.
Over and out.
Everything was ready I'm home! You forgot the food, didn't ya? - Mom home?
- Yeah.
That your dad? He remember the red sauce? Ah, shoot.

I can go back.
Nah, it's okay.
I think we got
some left from last time.
Go get changed up, you,
and let's eat.
- I'm starving.

- Yeah.
Why don't you just put 'em
on the table? - Okay.

- Thanks, Greta.
Okay.
Dad wants to know
about the game Sunday.
Watch his place or I thought
we could watch it here.
You know, I could make
that pasta thing.
- Hmm.

- The one with the peas? Capers.

You liked it last time.
Oh, don't forget,
we got that thing at Ida's on Saturday,
the anniversary.
No, I remember.
It was a week before I met you.
Anniversary of what? Ah, just your, uh Molly had a friend of hers
that got killed last year, so we'll over there
and pay our respects.
It was, um, Vern, right? Yeah.
He was the chief before Bill.
Hired me.
Ida, the lady with the baby - Yeah.

- is his wife.
Which, speaking of, she asked if we could bring drinks.
Yeah, I still got some
of that Halloween beer I made.
Seem to remember you
spitting that on the floor.
- Oh, yeah.

- Yeah.
I'll go to the store.
Mm-hmm.
You okay? Oh, sure.
Just hard to sit that long.
Legs go to sleep.
_ FBI.
Hi.
Deputy Solverson again.

Bemidji Police.
Yes? Well, I called
a couple times now about the Fargo
syndicate massacre, how I might know
the fella responsible, meaning he's a suspect
in a case we Yeah, I see your name
in the computer.
Looks like those suspicions were investigated
and dismissed.
Yeah, well,
they sent a fella down, but I'm not sure he really Well, do you have
any new information? No.
No, I just You know, a lot of people
are dead, so I'll put a note in the file
you called.
Okay, but But I wouldn't expect
a callback, though.
We're pretty busy these days, with the Patriot Act and all.
_ The file room.
A room with files.
Say you took one of them out.
Took it where? Doesn't matter.
Say you took
one of the files out.
Is it still the file room? Pizza today, right? In the cafeteria? Or is it meat loaf? No, I'm saying that
you and I both agree that the file room minus one file is still the file room.
Now, say you took
another one out and then another.
If the file room minus one file is still a file room, and you keep subtracting
one at a time, you could end up
with zero files I'm saying, logically
or even negative files, - and it would still
- How do you have negative files? No, I'm just
Logically, I'm saying.
Except no one's taking files.
They just bring more.
What about a cemetery? I mean, remove one body
from a cemetery, it's still a cemetery.
But a cemetery with no bodies, what's that? Condos.
Okay, this is Well, these are
my officers, so Where is everybody? Coffee run.

Who's this then? Oh, this is Tahir.

He's - Hey.

- Hello.
I am Tahir.
I'm Molly.

Deputy Solverson.
Yeah, so remember, I told you me and Sally
were taking in a foster.
Uh, yeah, from Africa.
Yeah, except I am from Sudan.
You know, Lost Boy? I sure do.
Welcome to America.
I thought there was
a problem, though.
Oh, I'll say.

Kid disappeared.
Disappeared how? Oh, tell her the story.
Oh.
This is the craziest thing.
All right, you go on.

You tell her.
In my village, I tend goats.
You know goats? Uh-huh.
One day, men came and kill everyone.
Mothers, fathers,
brothers, sisters.
Jeez.
I alone am free.
Three days I walk.
Then I meet nice people
Americans.
These nice people put me airplane to America.
Land of free.
Home of brave.
Yeah, to us.
He's coming to live with us.
Yeah.

Go on.
At the airport, man says, "Take a bag?" He say he's getting a car,
but he doesn't come back.
Guy stole his bag.

Can you believe it? A refugee.
One day and one night I wait at the airport, but this man,
he does not come back.
I have no money and no paper.
Nice woman says,
"Tell policeman," but I am afraid.
I told her
I have a family waiting.
Nice family.
American family.
But the name is in the bag
and the number.
Nice woman give me
coat and money to take the bus.
So not all bad.
I take the bus to the city.
But I am very hungry.
Four days I no eat.
Then I see a store.
You know July in
January? Phoenix Farms.
Yes! Phoenix Farms.
Should I tell her this? Oh.
So he shoplifts.
Takes some food.
In fact, he does it every day for
how long? - Three months.

- Three months.
Meanwhile, we're frantic.
You remember?
All those phone calls? Me raising my voice? How could you lose a kid
from Africa in freakin' Minnesota? Every day I steal food, but I am ashamed.
I don't want to steal.
I want to work,
but what work can I do? Then a week ago, Sally and I are heading
into the city to the ballet.
You went to the ballet? Sally likes the ballet, yeah.
So
Go ahead.
Finish.
I am looking around the store.
Skittles
and peanut butter cups.
Then this man grabs me.
I think I am arrested.
It's me! Is the point of the story.
All those weeks
looking for the kid, writing letters,
making phone calls, we even put up flyers.
And then I stop
by a supermarket in a city I don't live, all so Sally can have
Chex Mix at the ballet, and there's the kid.
Like, what are the odds? I can't even imagine.
I'm so worried and thinking I am arrested.
But Mr.
Bill is hugging me and crying.
Yeah, well, you know And look where I am at, who I'm with,
my American family.
Sally says it's a miracle.
I don't know.

It might be.
But don't question
the universe.
That's my motto.
Sometimes things just work out.
Yeah, I like to think
that's true.
Yeah.
We found ya, buddy.

We found ya.
It causes you
to have hallucinations.
- What?
- I'll be glad to explain it to you.
It's a sort of a nightmare
where your dreams go pell-mell helter skelter
in a month.
Oh, shut up.
Pell-mell.
Hello.

Inspector Clancy speaking.
You need something? No, I'm good.

Go back to sleep.
Stand back, everybody.
I got you covered.

Stand back.
Chief! Chief! Well, what's
the meaning of this? Police parading
all over the hotel.
Who sent for you?
Why are you here? Well, this is
Mr.
Williams' suite.
Mr.
Williams
has been murdered.
Murdered? - Quiet, everybody.

- You be quiet.
And that goes for all of you.
Yeah, the Chief is right.
Noise, bed-li-ham,
who can think? Well, you can't, so shut up.
Where's the body? In there.
Now, what did you do that for? Well, isn't a girl
supposed to scream 'gonna see a dead body? Uh, quiet now.

Come on in here, all of you.
We're doing good.
I'm up.
I'm sorry.
I was just saying
we're doing good, you know? Mm-hmm.
But it was here, Inspector.
Wasn't it, Johnny? We got everything we need.
Mm-hmm.
That's preposterous.
No one would dare
commit a murder in this hotel
without first notifying me.
Are you sure
you weren't seeing things? No, of course
he wasn't seeing things.
Well, I'm going to sleep.
Just as I told you, Inspector.
Remember the old saying,
"Where there's gun smoke, there's always a murder.
" Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, me too.
Oh, it's
Jeff, the night porter.
I left him here
to watch the body.
What happened? What happened? I was standing
around, scared stiff, and all of a sudden,
the lights went out.
Then something hit me
on the head.
Then the lights went out again.
That's all I know, and that's all I'm gonna
wait around to find out.
Stun Meadows, everybody.

Give it up.
Yowzer.

How does he do it, huh? Check your wallets,
ladies and gentlemen.
Make sure he didn't
make those vanish too.
Well, it's been a big year for insurance a banner year.
Reserve trends are up.
And loss ratios are down
a whopping 17%.
And those are just numbers.
We all know that
behind every insurance policy and the reinsurance policy
covering that policy there's a salesman.
A man or woman knocking on doors,
making calls, matching people and businesses with the right plan
for their needs.
And so without further delay, I give you Insurance Salesman
of the Year 2007 Lester Nygaard.
Boy.

Come on.
Thank you.
Thank you so much.

Thank you so much.
Thank you so much.

That Oh, jeez.

That's a real honor.
Now See, I knew I should have
memorized this.
Suddenly doesn't Speak from the heart.
Speak from the heart.

Okay.
Those of you that know me know it's been a tough year
for me personally and that I wouldn't have
gotten through it without the love and support of my beautiful wife, Linda.
Let's give her a hand.
I love you, Linda.
You know, you can go
through your whole life without a care, and one day it all changes.
People die.
They lose their homes.
They go to prison.
It's calamity, huh? I know it, 'cause I lived it.
And if this year
has taught me anything and believe me,
I've seen it all it's that the worst
does happen.
And you need to be insured.
Thank you so much.

It's a great honor.
So proud of ya, Lester.
Oh, thanks, hon.
You tired? Oh, aren't you? Well Um No, actually.
I'm feeling pretty keyed up.
You know, I might grab
a nightcap at the bar.
You want me to go No, no, no.

You go up to bed.
I'll be up shortly.
Just, you know,
it's my night, you know? I'm sorry I'm such a downer.
You're a sunny day.
Go on.

I'll be up presently.
I was
yours, and you were mine I was yours,
and you were mine - Hi.

- Hey.
Big night, huh? Salesman of the year.
Oh.
Drugs? Insurance.
Ah.
They really give an award to the guy who sells
the most drugs? Pharmaceuticals.
Oh, that makes more sense.
Yeah.
So what are you drinking? Something dangerous.

Let's have a look.
Uh, oh, a blood and sand.

What's that? Scotch and blood orange.
That's the one.
All right.
I sit down and
Oh, miss, can we have
some more sparkling water? Thanks.
Um, anyways so I say,
"Hi, I'm Dr.
Michaelson.
Nice to meet you,"
and everything.
And I get ready to give him
the novocaine shot.
Stick it in my own finger.
And it hurt, but I don't want
to look stupid, so I