FBI (2018) s04e22 Episode Script

Prodigal Son

Get the hell out of here! [GROANS.]
Drove a car through the front window, smashed the glass case, grabbed as many weapons as they could, got back in their car, and got the hell out of there.
And this poor bastard got in the way.
- Owner? - Owner's brother.
Guy named Ted Whitman.
Works here part-time.
- Not anymore.
- Damn.
Looks like he got hit with something pretty hard.
Bat, tire iron, that sort of thing.
You contact the owner? He's waiting for you outside.
Whitman, we're very sorry for your loss.
I, uh, I don't know what to say.
I can't believe this actually happened.
Your brother was working alone? Teddy was working nights trying to make some money.
He was a chef too.
He was hoping to open up a restaurant someday.
Anything unusual going on? Any threats, or either one of you owe anyone money? No, nothing like that.
Everything's been going really good until tonight.
Well, look, if you think of anything else, give us a call.
And in the meantime, we're gonna need a list of all the items that were stolen, okay? Make, model, serial number.
We're also gonna need to access your security system.
Again, we're very sorry for your loss.
We don't know much yet, but we'll keep you in the loop.
Please do.
The folks down in D.
get real nervous when guns are stolen.
Well, we got that in common.
Folks in New York do too.
Um, I'm here if you need me, Jubal.
- Feel free to reach out.
- All right.
- Appreciate it.
- How's Isobel feeling? Ah, well, not great.
But she's tough.
She'll make it through.
This damn COVID thing is getting old.
Ah, tell me about it.
Morning, folks.
So we're chasing a murder, but we're also chasing a cache of stolen weapons, but the question of the moment is "why"? Why do they steal these weapons? Kelly, ready with that video yet? Pulling it up as we speak.
Guessing that's the murder weapon.
ERT recovered the sledgehammer? No, they must have taken it with them.
All right, let's do some math.
See if we can figure out how tall the suspects are.
- Copy that.
- And we need to find - the owner of that car.
- It's a 1987 Blazer.
License plate is cold.
Okay, I guess we're gonna have to settle for the owner of the car whose plates were stolen.
I had no idea my plates were missing.
I haven't driven the car in a few days.
You know, COVID and all.
Does this security camera work? Yes, we had it installed a few months ago.
A neighbor down the road had his house broken into, so we upgraded our whole system.
Okay, that's great.
We're gonna need to see the footage.
Is that okay? Of course.
♪ Here are the two perps.
This is two nights ago, around 7:00 p.
All right.
Let's see if we can get a good shot of this guy.
- Mm.
- Yeah, there you go.
One of them looks pretty young.
He's a baby.
All right, run it through facial rec.
- No hits.
- Yeah.
You know what? This logo on the hoodie looks familiar.
Let's see if we can get a better look at it.
Okay, there.
Looks like a lion.
No, that's a cougar.
It's a mascot for Chapman Private School in Scarsdale.
My son goes there.
♪ That's Clayton Hall.
He's a junior.
Why? Something happened to him? We think he might be involved in a robbery-homicide.
You don't seem as surprised as one might expect.
I'm not, unfortunately.
- And why is that? - Clayton is he has issues.
What kind of issues? The art teacher notified us last week that his drawings, his cartoons, were disturbing.
A lot of violent images.
Is Clayton here now? Let me check.
No, he called in sick today.
Okay, we're gonna need his home address.
♪ We're definitely in the right place.
FBI! Anybody home? ♪ Don't come inside.
Just stay away.
You understand me? Clayton, is that you? Yeah, it's me.
But I'm not coming out no matter what you say.
All right, that's fine.
But we're not gonna go anywhere, so it is probably best that we come - to some sort of compromise.
No compromises! That's all people want these days is compromises.
What the hell does that even mean? You're right.
Clayton, you're right.
I'm sorry.
I misspoke.
I used the wrong word.
What I should have said is that we are here to help you, that we want to help you.
Okay, Clayton, does that sound better? Yeah, that sounds good.
Okay, thank you.
I just wanna make sure that no one gets hurt.
Clayton! He's down.
♪ We need an ambulance to 33 Hancock Drive in Scarsdale.
Right now.
♪ Inspect that.
The house is clean.
There are no guns.
Okay, so he only took the Glock that he used, and what? Hid the other guns? Or his partner has them.
Either way, we gotta find his accomplice fast.
Hey, look at this.
♪ I don't understand.
I mean, how do you how do you go from smiling and laughing on the beach to, I mean, all of this? Who the hell knows? I can't believe it.
Clay's been struggling, but he's a good kid.
- He just - We did everything we could.
We tried different doctors, different medications.
I can't imagine what you're going through.
Do you have any idea who your son was with last night or the night before? No, we've been giving him more independence, so we try not to ask a lot of questions.
It sounds really stupid now, I get it, but the psychiatrist thought it might help, so We understand.
Did Clay have a best friend? Someone that he liked to hang out with? He wasn't really close to many kids.
None that we knew of.
Only one he ever talked about was Simon Simon Branch.
I haven't hung out with Clay in a long time.
- Two or three months.
- Why not? I don't know, he and I just it started to get weird.
Some of the things he would talk about were pretty serious.
I hate to tell you this, Clay is dead.
He took his own life about an hour ago.
But it is extremely important that we understand what Clay was up to.
It's also important that we know where you were last night.
I was home all night studying.
And your parents can verify this? - Yeah, definitely.
- It's good to hear.
And just so you know, we're not accusing you of anything.
You understand that, right? Now, if you don't mind, we need to know what crazy things Clay was talking about.
About a month ago, he said that it would be pretty cool to shoot up a school.
I said he was nuts and that he needed to talk to a shrink or something.
I even called his parents, and they were pretty freaked out, but they begged me not to say anything to anyone else.
So I didn't.
Who was Clay hanging out with these past few months? Gamer dudes.
You know their names? Yeah.
Did you find anything interesting in Clayton's SUV? Not really we pulled three different sets of prints but ran them through IAFIS, and no hits.
Uh-huh, but Tiffany sent over that list of gamers, right? Yep, we've got 11 names.
We're pulling as much info as we can on every kid.
Mm-kay, and we found Perp One's height? Approximately 6'1".
Okay, so let's use that to narrow down the list.
And yes, let's dig into these kids' social media posts.
See if we can't figure out who Clayton's accomplice is.
Look for any veiled or cryptic references - to a school shooting, yeah? - We're all over it, boss.
Sir? You got a second? Uh, sir? What, are you gonna ask for my daughter's hand in marriage? - No, I, uh - What's up? It's about the list.
I didn't wanna say anything in front of everybody, but there's a kid's name um, Tyler Kelton.
Kelton? Yeah, I didn't it's your wife's maiden name, right? [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
Right, okay, um well, thanks for the info.
I'll look into it.
- Sure.
- Okay, great.
I can't believe Clay would really do something like that.
Yeah, I know, it's a difficult thing to process.
But he was also involved in something pretty bad last night, Ty.
It was a robbery and a murder.
What? That's insane.
Well, it was him and another man or a student, and they robbed a gun store.
Stole about 40 weapons, including four AR Assault Rifles, and they killed an employee in the process.
So were you friends with Clayton? We hung out sometimes, but he was pretty weird, so I kept my distance.
Do you know who else he hung out with? You asking me to snitch? Well, I'm trying to figure out who was with him.
I don't know, like I said, I never really talked to Clay.
But you hung out in his crowd? His crowd? What does that even mean? I don't know, Ty.
You tell me.
There's nothing to tell.
I hang out with some kids at school.
Sometimes, we play video games.
That doesn't make me a bad person.
Hey, no one's accusing you of being a bad person.
I'm trying to figure out if one of your friends or acquaintances or whatever is involved in this thing.
I told you, I don't know.
Look, until we figure this thing out and we catch Clayton's accomplice, you need to stay away from those kids.
Every single one of them.
- Hello? Do you hear me? - Yes, fine.
I love you, buddy.
Hey, what's going on? Was Tyler here last night? Here? What are you talking about? Yeah, was he at the house here with you? Yes.
Why? You know that robbery last night in Scarsdale? - At the gun store? - Yeah.
Well, one of the perps went to Chapman.
Are you serious? That's crazy.
Yeah, what's even crazier is that Tyler used to hang out with him.
Played video games or something.
But I had no idea he was hanging out in some fringe gamer crowd or using the surname Kelton for that matter.
I was going to tell you about Yeah, what's that about? He's he's been pretty negative lately about you.
He said he'd feel better using my last name.
It's just a phase.
Why didn't you tell me this? Because I didn't wanna get into a whole thing, Jubal.
He's just having a hard time.
I'm having a real hard time understanding why you didn't feel it necessary to tell me this, you know? I say something pretty much every time we talk.
Every single time, but you just gloss over it.
He'll be fine.
All kids go through an awkward stage.
Kids need to fail.
It builds character.
I didn't I didn't know it was that bad.
Well, it is.
Or it was.
Things have been better the past month or so.
He said he'd made new friends.
Fringe gamers or not, he's happier.
No, that's good.
I guess.
But until we find this other perp, who I'm guessing goes to Chapman and hangs out in this crowd, he needs to stay away from these kids.
I told him as much, but if you could, you know, just keep an eye on him.
Of course.
Okay, okay.
Listen up, I just spoke to Agent Valentine, and he's asked me to help out.
The good news is, I'm up to speed on the facts, so it's business as usual minus Agent Valentine's irrepressible wit and charm, of course.
Okay, let's get going.
Where are we on the list of friends? Have we ID'ed anyone who fits the physical description - of perp number one? - Not yet, sir.
No need for sirs.
What about social media posts? Anything that mentions the gun store robbery? Uh, no, sir.
Any references to mass shooting events? Negative.
The social media posts have been pretty tame.
Mostly about video games.
Got something.
This kid, Zach O'Connor, he's a really good match for the body type of Perp One.
We just did some quick math, looks like he's about 6'1", and there's lots of online interaction with Clayton Hall too.
Looks good to me.
Find his home address now.
No, Zach isn't here.
Why? What is going on? Your son is a person of interest in a recent robbery-homicide.
What? Zach? No, there must be some mistake.
You mind if we come inside and take a look around? - You have a warrant? - No, sir.
We don't.
But the truth is, we are concerned about a school shooting or some other kind of mass shooting.
Do you mind if we come inside and take a look around? Yeah, okay.
Just do what you have to do.
♪ Looks like Zach is our guy.
♪ It's empty.
How many of his guns are missing? Uh Looks like one AR Assault Rifle and two nine-millimeter semi-automatic Glocks.
And you think that Zach has these guns with him now? Yes, which means we need to find him, so let's get him on the phone.
Call him now.
We've been trying to contact him for the last 24 hours.
He's not answering.
Why didn't you tell us this earlier? We thought he was partying, playing video games.
Okay, well, he's not, so let's call him back.
Maybe he will answer this time.
On speakerphone.
Hi, this is Zach.
Please leave a message.
Hey, you ping Zach's phone yet? I tried.
Looks like it's been shut down - for over 24 hours.
- Okay.
Do we know anything about his plans? Is he targeting a specific person, place, or is he just running around with guns for the sake of running around with guns? Probably not that, but we are short on specifics.
You finally get access to these kids' text messages? - Yeah, just came in.
- All right, great.
Start reading.
Elise, we need to start working traffic and bus cams within a mile radius to Chapman.
Let's get boots on the ground too.
I want four units canvassing that area.
- Just found something.
- Go.
Zach sent Clayton a text two days ago.
It says, "When this is over and hundreds are dead, the world will know our names.
We will be iconic.
" All right, we need to evacuate Chapman right now.
I'll call the head of school.
Let's get local police down there right away.
You know what? I'm gonna head to campus, see what I can learn.
Go all the way in.
All the way in to the back.
Move out in an orderly fashion.
What's up, buddy? Yeah, yeah, just do what the police officers tell you.
Your mom is waiting for you outside.
No, no, everything's fine.
No one's been hurt.
We're just being extremely cautious.
All right.
I'll talk to you soon.
I love you, bud.
Agent Valentine.
To be clear, we have not found any evidence explicitly referencing Chapman.
But we do believe Zach O'Connor is armed and dangerous and planning some sort of mass shooting event, but it will not take place here.
We have 40 agents surrounding the school.
Has anyone seen Zach recently? He's been out of touch for about 24 hours, which means he's hiding out, likely someplace near the school or his parents' house.
I know you've been counseling him for the past few months.
Do you have any idea where he might go? Did he ever mention a hangout or a hideout somewhere he might go when he's feeling anxious or depressed? No, sorry.
We just talked about his emotions, his anxiety, lack of confidence.
I thought he was doing better.
Who does he hang out with? Who might he turn to when he's feeling afraid or desperate? He was pretty aloof, but he did start talking about a student he just met, said they were becoming close friends.
Okay, do you have a name? Yes, right here.
He never mentioned a last name.
♪ Hey, why didn't you tell me about Zach O'Connor? What? You didn't see that he'd been spending time with Clayton? He's Clayton's accomplice.
- No, that's not right.
- Yes, it is.
And I need to find him right now.
He's a good guy.
He helps people.
No, Tyler.
He killed someone.
No, that's not right.
If it weren't for him, I would've gotten my ass kicked last week, but Zach stood up for me.
Got in this kid's face.
He said we were friends, and the kid backed down.
That that may be, but Tyler, if you are not telling me something, if you know anything about this robbery The hell are you talking about? Of course I don't know anything.
I'm not some criminal or some weird high school freak.
Is that what you think? [TENSE MUSIC.]
♪ When was the last time you talked to Zach? A couple of days ago.
Do you have any idea where he might be hiding? No.
Do you have any idea who he might be going after? I don't know.
Well, look, if you think of anything that could help, would you please call me? And until we sort this out, you need to stay in the house.
♪ I can't believe Zach killed someone.
He is, like, the only kid at school who's actually nice to me.
- We need to find your son.
- I know.
I wanna find him too.
Look, I know how these things go.
So just tell me whatever you want me to do.
Okay, do you guys have a second home anywhere? No.
Okay, what about an office? An apartment? Anywhere where he might feel comfortable hiding at? No, no, nothing like that.
But my sister has a place a mile from the school.
What do you mean? She's been in London the past couple of months.
The place is empty.
And Zach knows this? Yes, and he has a key too.
He goes there once a week to water the plants.
Okay, what's the address? ♪ Federal agents! We have a warrant! Upstairs, clear.
The house is clear.
He was definitely here.
♪ I have a receipt for 3:16 PM today.
Zach's cell is turned off, right? Somebody used this landline? - Maybe.
- Re-dial.
Hi, this is Tyler.
Please leave a message.
The last call that he made was to Jubal's son? ♪ Tyler? Hello? [TENSE MUSIC.]
Tyler? Tyler.
- Hey, take these off.
- What are you doing? Why aren't you answering my call? - I just didn't hear it.
- Did Zach O'Connor call you? - Yeah.
- And you didn't tell me? You didn't think I'd wanna know? It was really brief.
He just started rambling.
- He wasn't making much sense.
- Did he say where he was? - No.
- Did he say where he is going? - No.
- What did he say exactly? He just kept saying, "I'm gonna be iconic.
" Over and over.
I said, "What are you talking about?" and he said, "You'll see," and then he hung up.
I'm gonna need you to call him, okay? If he answers, ask him where he is, where he's going.
I don't wanna get Zach in trouble.
Okay, you need to snap out of this fog.
Zach O'Connor is a dangerous young man.
He's my friend.
Why can't you understand that? He committed a horrible crime, Tyler.
He murdered an innocent person.
And we're pretty sure he's looking to kill more people.
So this is not about your so-called friendship.
There is nothing so-called about it it's real.
And he's been there for me when I need him, unlike you.
♪ Look, I'm glad that Zach has been a good friend.
- I get it.
- No, you don't.
You've no clue what I deal with.
What I go through.
What's it's like to be me.
The weak kid.
The sick kid.
The cancer kid.
You're gonna get better, and you're gonna feel more confident.
I promise you.
You just have to believe that and be patient, okay? But right now, we've gotta find Zach so I can help him before he hurts someone else, okay? Okay, so if he said anything that could be helpful in your phone call Like I said, he was rambling.
But right before he hung up, he said he was thinking about me Because he was wearing my hat.
Your hat? Why would he be wearing your hat? He said he found it on the floor.
Thought it was a good omen, so he put it on.
Uh, where did you leave your hat? I lost it last week.
We were hanging out over by this old theater over by the train station.
Hey, Scola, I think I know where Zach is staying.
FBI! Put your hands up now.
I I didn't do nothing, I swear, I Drop the bag.
- Are you by yourself? - Just me.
♪ Hey, Tiff? Nine-millimeter.
So Zach comes here, hides out for a little while, then heads back into the world with his AR and his Glock loaded to the hilt.
- No, not necessarily.
- What do you mean? The only ammo that they stole from the gun shop was a nine-mill.
He's not gonna chamber an AR with that.
He's gonna need a .
Hey, Jubal.
It's Tiff.
We need the address to the closest gun store to 345 Grafton Street.
There's a good chance Zach O'Connor is headed there right now.
We have shots fired at 2241 Grove Street at Ed's Gun and Ammo.
We're going in now.
Hey, hey, you're gonna be okay, all right? I need an ambulance here now.
I have a gunshot victim who's breathing and conscious but bleeding profusely.
♪ No sign of the suspect.
He fled the scene on foot.
We need to set up a containment, half-mile perimeter now.
Ugh! Zach O'Connor is in the wind.
Good news, gunshot victim is stable.
Looks like he's gonna survive.
The bad news is, Zach now has enough ammo for his AR 15.
He is locked and loaded, ready to carry out his mission, the event that is gonna make him iconic.
So we need to find him.
Traffic cams, bus cams.
Get me a visual.
I got him.
♪ Zoom in.
Let's make sure it's him.
And he's armed.
Yeah, it's him.
Where is he? Corner of Heathcote and Wilmot.
Okay, call OA.
Give him the location.
Copy that.
We need to know what this young man is up to.
What is his target? Who does he hate or love? How is he planning to become iconic? Let's get to work.
Have you heard from Zach? No.
We have not found him yet, but we did find a video of him on Heathcote and Wilmot.
- You know where that is? - Yeah.
Do you have any idea why he'd be over there? Did he have any friends over there? Enemies? Girlfriends? I don't know, we've only been friends for a month.
I don't know everything about him.
Okay, well, have you thought of anything else - that might be help - [PHONE BUZZES.]
I gotta go.
I got another call coming.
What who's calling? No, don't hang up.
Tyler! God.
Sam! Tyler! - Hey, what's going on? - Hey, is he still here? Yeah, he's upstairs.
Why? - Uh.
- What happened? Jubal, talk to me.
Tyler? Tyler? Ty? I thought you said he was here.
He was, I just brought him a snack ten minutes ago.
Tyler? Tyler! You said you were gonna make sure he didn't leave.
I've been checking on him every ten minutes.
- What is going on, Sam? - He got mad.
He told me to Are you paying attention? Our child is a mess here.
He's hanging out with kids that are Don't you dare put this on me.
I am the one who is here every day, trying to help him, encourage him.
I'm not a magician.
I can't just wave a wand and make our son's cancer go away.
Trying to make him the cool, confident kid that you want him to be.
I know.
I know.
I didn't mean that.
I'm just I'm sc I'm scared.
If Tyler is somehow mixed up in this, I know it's my fault.
It's because I wasn't involved enough, it's because I wasn't present, and that is going to change.
I pro I promise you.
I need to go now before call me if you get a hold of him.
I will.
Where are we on Tyler's phone? Have you been able to locate him? Yes, and we're tracking his GPS now.
We're also tracking the phone that just called him too.
Looks like he's heading west.
- We have a name? - Jeremy Brosnihan.
He's the owner of the gun shop, the guy who just got shot.
Zach must have grabbed his phone on the way out the door.
We've been looking over his social media accounts.
He posts a lot about a girl named Grace Gilmore.
He seems pretty obsessed with her.
In one of his posts, he says, "You laughed at the wrong dude.
" I don't see any overt threats or anything like that.
- Just a hunch.
- Who is Grace Gilmore? She is a junior at Westchester South, about a mile from Zach's current location.
Call the school.
Have them evacuate right now.
Jubal, it's Reynolds.
We have eyes on Tyler's GPS.
He's heading east on Chesterfield Road.
Copy that.
What about Zach? We're tracking his GPS too.
He's in the same vicinity as Tyler.
We have agents in pursuit right now.
All right, stay with me.
Let me know where Tyler is.
He's just gone stationary.
Corner of Chesterfield and Tompkins Road.
Okay, copy that.
♪ Tyler? Tyler! Tyler! Tyler! No, no, no.
Zach! Zach! Zach! Drop the gun! FBI! Put your hands on your head! Don't come any closer! I'll shoot him! I swear to God! You lied to me, Tyler! You lied! Zach, that's not what happened.
Get back! I'll kill him.
I'll kill everyone.
Every single person in this damn town.
So get back now! Okay.
I'm getting back.
Zach, don't go in there.
Zach, don't go in there! We can work this out! - Get down! Get down! - [PEOPLE SCREAMING.]
I have eyes on the suspect.
He's inside a bookstore in Tompkins and Chesterfield.
He has several hostages.
Send SWAT right away.
♪ Zach is inside.
He has several hostages.
Okay, what's the plan? I'm going inside.
Nina, go around back.
No, no, no, no.
Whoa, whoa, we wait for SWAT.
No, we're not.
Nina, 'round back.
OA, you can get a clean angle from over here if need be.
Okay, Jubal.
Jubal! Are you sure? My son is one of the hostages.
I'm sure.
♪ I told you to stay away! I know.
I know.
I'm just I'm here to help.
I've been talking to your parents, and they're very concerned, and they asked me to help you to make sure you didn't get hurt.
I want a plane.
And I wanna go to Mexico.
We can talk about that.
I'm here to help.
I promise you, okay? So please, let's put the gun down.
Let's let these people go, and then you and I will sit down, and we'll talk about it.
We'll figure it out.
Just do what he says.
He'll help you.
I promise.
Okay, good.
I want a plane, or I'll kill him.
I'll shoot him in the head, I swear to God.
Zach, you do not wanna kill Tyler.
He's a good kid.
He cares about you very much.
He told me that he appreciates your friendship.
You protect him from bullies at school.
Is that true? ♪ Well, I wanna thank you.
I'm grateful to you for doing that.
That's who you are.
Man, you're a protector.
You care about people.
You're not a killer.
So please, let's put the gun down, okay? Please put the gun down.
I want a plane.
And I want a car.
An SUV, a black Escalade.
So go! Get out of here, or I'll start shooting, I swear to God! Zach, please.
What you're asking for, a plane, an SUV, that's it's a bad idea, and I'm gonna tell you why, okay? Because the second you walk out this door, you are in danger.
The agents out there, they do not care about you.
They do not wanna help you.
They don't know that you are a good kid, that you're a protector.
I'm telling you, I am your best move.
So please, put the gun down.
You have three seconds! Zach, I'm not leaving the store.
Zach, if you wanna kill somebody, kill me! ♪ - No, no! - Hey, hey, hey.
Go, go, go.
I'll kill you.
- We got him.
Go, go.
♪ - Hey.
- Hey.
You good? Yeah.
Yeah, no, I'm fine.
Kid's barely 17 years old.
Yeah, and now his life is officially over.
You ever find out what was wrong? What was going on with him? I mean, not really, no.
I'm guessing we never will, either.
Yeah, I don't get it.
I don't know how the parents couldn't see that he was unraveling.
Well, kids don't always share what they're feeling, you know.
And yeah, sometimes parents don't wanna see it even if they pretend to because, I mean, it's just really hard.
I'm gonna talk to your dad.
Hey, he's doing okay.
All things considered.
Yeah, thanks for keeping an eye on him.
He's strong.
And your boy is gonna be fine.
♪ Thanks, guys.
Hey, how are you doing? - I'm okay.
- Yeah, you sure? Yeah, I'm fine.
Talk to me.
I wasn't trying to help Zach.
I was trying to convince him to surrender.
I wanted to help do something good.
I know.
I'm proud of you.
Proud for what? I screwed up.
I almost got you killed.
You kidding me? Tyler, you saved my life in there.
If it weren't for your strength and your bravery, I would be dead.
So thank you.
I love you.
I love you too.

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