FBI: International (2021) s01e15 Episode Script

Shouldn't Have Left Her

1 I can tell you right now, I'm staying one night.
Would I take you somewhere dicey? To the Poko Lounge in Ann Arbor.
But didn't you have fun? Oh, God, please, no more smoochie-smooching, okay? - It's killing me.
- Grace, I know this is hard to believe, but one day you're gonna find somebody who looks at you the way that Jordan looks at me, I'm telling you.
Your friend is meeting us here? Yeah, I texted him, he said he was here in a red car.
And, uh, how well do we know your friend? Leon? Oh, we were roommates freshman year before he transferred.
He's a great dude.
And knows how to seriously party.
Trust me, said we have to come one night on the way to Belgrade.
- You know him, Jordan? - No.
- English? - No, we're good.
You are English, let's go.
No, we don't need a car.
We have a drive.
- I have this car, I take you.
- I don't like this, Ethan.
It's fine, it's fine.
Just ignore them.
It's fine, we don't need a car.
- America? - No, no, no.
No car.
No car.
We have nice car.
Very good.
I take you.
Ethan, I think we should get back on the train.
What do we do? We're fine.
Leon's gonna meet up with us.
We don't need a car.
No car, no car, no car.
- Ethan.
- No, no.
Let me just figure this out.
Give me a second.
I'm calling my brother.
No, you don't have to do that.
Ethan! Sorry I can't answer the phone right now, but please leave a message after the beep and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Jordan, when you get this call me back.
Your sister? Where's the world tour now? They were headed to Belgrade.
Oh, the Vegas of Central Europe.
That's Monte Carlo.
Belgrade's more like Atlantic City.
She called while I was working out and then there was this weird voicemail where I could only hear car horns and traffic.
Been trying to reach her for a couple hours, but she hasn't picked up.
Well, maybe she butt dialed you.
I'm gonna try a tracking app.
She'll love that.
What she doesn't know I need to get cooperation from the Legat at Athens.
My district director moved to Greece six months ago.
We were quite close.
- Can you reach out to him? - Of course.
I worked with a detective in the Hellenic Police on that illegal migration case a couple years ago, I can give him a call.
The hell? - What? - She's in Kosovo.
- Who? - His sister.
Jordan left me a voicemail, but it was just this.
Have her "find my phone" on my app and the last ping was in Pristina, Kosovo an hour ago.
Then nothing.
What is she doing in Pristina? She told me they were going to Belgrade.
The threat levels of terrorism and organized crime in Kosovo are high for Eastern Europe.
You know these friends of hers? The boyfriend is new.
You got a name? Yeah.
Ethan Grubic.
There can't be too many Grubics at the University of Michigan.
I'll start digging for a number.
- Thanks.
- What about her friend? Grace, something.
Didn't get a last name.
I'll dig there.
Maybe there's a Grace on Jordan's socials.
I don't have to tell you, but I'm going to say it anyway.
Europol just signed a cooperative agreement with the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kosovo, but we're barely past cordial with their police.
Yeah, we don't have offices there.
I can reach out to the Legat in Sofia, but I know from experience, Pristina is a black hole.
What is he doing here? - Agent Porter.
- Forrester.
Something I can help you with? An office I could use? I wasn't alerted the Office of Professional Responsibility would be joining us today.
Because I didn't alert you.
Then let me be more direct.
Why are you here? This is the third time in three months.
In due time.
An office? There's a table in there.
Thank you.
Can you play that voicemail again? Yeah, sure.
Can you AirDrop that to me? I want to get a translation on those voices.
Got it.
All right, I just talked to a couple bros at a frat house in Ann Arbor and got a cell number for Ethan Grubic.
Oh, thank you.
Look, I don't mean to get everybody all I'm sure this is all just a big misunderstanding.
- Hello? - Ethan.
Hey, this is Jordan's brother Andre.
She tried to contact me this morning and They took her, man.
What do you mean "took her"? I was jumped.
They, uh They broke my face and then they were gone.
All right, Ethan, listen to me.
I didn't know any of this was gonna happen, man.
I promise you.
I really didn't know.
Ethan, I need you to send me your Maps location right now and do not move from that spot.
Okay? I'm coming to you.
I don't know, man.
I don't know what to do.
Do it now.
What'd he say? What are you doing? What's it look like I'm doing? Andre.
Hold up.
Look at me.
Look at me.
The Fly Team cannot go to Kosovo.
And I'm not asking you to.
I got a translation on the voices.
The first says, "We should get out of here before police arrive.
" Second says, "I agree.
" Forrester, Kellett, can you join me? In a minute.
I'll call our liaison and see if we can reach out to Kosovo Police.
We may not have sure footing in Pristina, but they can give me a contact, okay? Hey.
Don't do anything until we hear from Jaeger.
Hey, can you get up on Kellett's desk and see if she has anything on Jordan's friend? Yeah.
I'm not seeing any Oh, man.
This isn't the best time.
You'd be amazed how often I hear that.
Why are you here? - A review.
- For what purpose? Have you ever read "Heart of Darkness"? - No.
- Yes.
It's about a man who got so far away from civilization, he lost his way.
Agent Porter, I'm gonna say this respectfully.
We are busy here and you are wasting our time like you did before and the time before that.
So I'm gonna need to reschedule.
You rescheduled last time, which is why those are written instructions signed by the Assistant Director of Inspection Division for you to transfer all casework to the Legat in Budapest and give me 100% of your attention.
So I'm gonna need to go over all case reports, 2020 to present, for both of you.
Have a seat.
We're gonna be here a while.
Am I glad to see you.
Um, the police here, they wanna talk to you Tell me what happened.
Start with why you're in Kosovo and not Belgrade.
My freshman year roommate, he lives here in Pristina, - and he invited us out here - Name? Leon, um, Gashi.
G-A-S-H-Y? "I", at the end.
Listen to me, Ethan.
You got one foot on a landmine right now.
And if you lie to me, or play funny with the truth or mislead me in any way, you're gonna end up in the hospital for a very time.
- We understand each other? - Yes.
Look, I didn't know anything was gonna happen, I swear.
The roommate? Yeah, he's, uh we were texting.
So Leon knew that I was in Europe with Jordan and Grace and he said that we had to come out here.
- Why? - He's got, um - He's got hookups.
- Drugs? I'm not even that into them.
I just thought if it was one night He was supposed to meet you when you got off the train? Yes.
Where's Leon now? I need to talk to him.
I don't know.
I don't know.
I was trying to text him, but he These are the police.
They told me to wait here for you.
Hello, friend.
Ledar Tolka, Vizak Pocoli.
Kosovo Police.
We were alerted you were coming.
You're FBI, yes? That's right.
And your sister is lost.
Lost? I'd say missing right now, and I want to rectify that.
You didn't present the purpose of your visit through border security.
I'm moving quickly.
Or notify Kosovo Police about your arrival.
Please, you come with us.
Let me see your credentials.
- Come.
- What about him? - We've interviewed him.
- I haven't.
We discuss.
Leave your cell phone on.
Oh, come on.
Come on, man.
Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, who, whoa.
Hey, hey! Come on! Hey! Special Agent Andre Raines.
I wanted to make sure that the reason of you being in Kosovo is legitimate.
When you did not use proper channels, I assumed you had another purpose for being here.
I only want to find my sister and her friend.
Which is why you should have alerted us.
You're right.
And I apologize.
We're following all the leads to find your sister.
It is my duty to tell you to leave Pristina and let Kosovo Police do our work.
Tomorrow, the latest train internationally leaves at 6:00 p.
I expect you to be on it, or you'll have to answer to other people who are not as interested in criminal justice as I am.
I'll be on that train with my sister.
I hope so.
You have a gun you wanna lend me for the next day or so? Raines, where are you? Pristina.
Local police put me on notice.
Well, you better get your ass back here or we're all gonna be on notice.
- Look, cover for me.
- OPR is still here.
I need you to run a name.
Leon Gashi.
Address, 32 Safet Boletini in Pristina.
On it.
And no paper trail, electronic or otherwise.
I'm going dark, so hold anything until you hear from me, okay? Raines? Yeah? Please take care of yourself.
Where did you travel between Warsaw 10/19 and Budapest 10/23? Personal time.
There's no such thing in international operations.
Really? What about in the OPR? You mean to tell me that you're not gonna eat Café Kor? You're not gonna visit the Turkish Baths at Hotel Gellért while you're here? 10/19 to 10/23? I don't remember.
And you? Oh, let me guess.
You don't remember.
What is the play here, Porter? Can we just quit skirting around the edges and hit this straight on, because if this is headed towards me and Kellett having an inappropriate relationship, if that's your angle, I am telling you right now.
That is a dog that will never hunt.
And this? I mean, all of this, what is this? - This is too boring even for you.
- Fine.
You want me to speak plain, I'll speak plain.
Please do.
Your mother.
That's why I'm here.
Since Angela Cassidy failed to show up to your face-to-face sting operation last month, the Bureau's trail has run cold.
Yeah, well, I'm sorry to hear that.
I don't think that's true.
The reason I'm homing in on this personal affair between you two? I need to find a new way to draw your mother out, and I think this relationship might be the best way to do that.
- Ethan? - This is so messed up, man.
I can't get a hold of either one of them.
Ethan, what're you doing here? Where's Leon? Leon? The guy whose apartment we're in.
Oh, um, yeah, he's um Are you high? I just had to take the edge off.
Ethan, where is Leon? He's, um I told him what happened and he said I should wait here.
What exactly did he tell you? He was gonna get somebody who could help.
- You Leon? - What? Sit.
Whoa, who the hell Sit.
Both of you.
- Ethan, what's going - This is Jordan's brother I was telling you about.
He's in the FBI, man.
Where's my sister? - He doesn't know where she is - Shut up.
Now, Leon.
Look at me.
He doesn't know how serious this is.
But I do.
I've seen a lot of trafficking.
I know how it starts and where it ends up.
Now what I'm asking you, man to man, is tell me your involvement in this right now, so I can bring this to a resolution where no one gets hurt.
Namely, you.
Sir, I might be able to help if - Who are you? - May I? Investigator.
I have access to certain areas in Pristina the Kosovo Police are unable to ingress.
Look, I asked my cousin Valmir for help.
You know, he told me that this guy is the best in city for helping foreigners.
I'm happy to be of assistance or to leave.
- What I don't want is trouble.
- No, you gotta stay.
Please? It would help if both parties retained me.
Hey! Bujar! Stop! Ah! Get in! You know, I figured you gave me that address so you could follow me.
You're right.
You need hospital? No.
So what'd you learn back there? No offense, but why should I trust you? Heh, I suppose because I'm the only one you have.
You know this guy? Can you get up on the number? - What does that mean? - You know, tap and trace.
Can you listen in and locate where the phone is right now? - Ah.
- Yes, pinging.
- We have this.
- Good.
Raines? Hey.
What'd you find? Okay, Leon Gashi was a foreign exchange student at the University of Michigan in 2016.
Now, it doesn't pop up on ECRIS or iARMS, but he studied one year abroad and then left the U.
No record after that.
However, he does have a brother and two cousins, Axel, Tristan, and Finn, same surname Gashi, who were arrested for kidnapping and extortion in Pristina 18 months ago.
Now, they were released on bail, rare for Kosovo, but the case never went to trial.
Organized crime.
Bribes and payoffs.
Sounds like it.
Does it say who bailed them out? Last name Alcott.
- No other information.
- Okay, well, thanks.
Are you going dark again? Yep.
Whatever you need, I am here for you.
I know.
I appreciate it.
Didn't want to interrupt while you were with OPR, but I thought you should know about Raines.
Yeah, sorry, we've been up to our eyeballs.
Did he hear from his sister? He's, uh he's not here.
Tell me exactly what is going on.
He's in Kosovo, and he turned off his phone.
- You got to be kidding me.
- What about Jaeger? She went back to her office to coordinate with colleagues in Pristina.
- Have you talked to her since? - No.
- We should resume.
- In a minute.
And I'm gonna need to talk to your other agents.
Uh, Cameron Vo and Andre Raines.
What does this have to do with them? Well, that depends on what they know and when they knew it.
- I can talk to you now.
- Thank you.
Give you two a chance to get up to speed.
Yeah, that's a good idea.
I know I pushed you away when you covered for me with that prick, but with this? Bringing your mother into it? I'll put everything on the table for you, - I don't care.
- Stop.
I won't let you.
You said something interesting earlier.
Porter's been here three times in three months.
And then he turned beet red when you mentioned the Turkish baths.
- Yeah, I noticed.
- I want to explore that.
All right, I'll see if I can raise anyone in the police department in Pristina and I'll see if I can reach the Legat in Sofia.
If you want to wait and conduct surveillance, or if you want to question him directly, it does not matter to me, you choose.
There is problem.
What are you doing? - Don't! - Don't what? Play like you aren't a part of this.
Deny it, and I'll put you through that wall.
Here's what I think.
I think local criminals kidnap foreign girls, and whenever their parents or friends or whoever is close to them feels like they're getting nowhere with the police, in walks Investigator Alcott, with his sharp British accent and fake concern.
But Investigator Alcott doesn't actually do any legwork, because Investigator Alcott is in on it from the jump with the kidnappers.
He gives out information in bits and scraps, bleeding a desperate parent, until they're too dry to pay anymore.
That sound about right to you? You don't know what you're talking about.
You paid their bail 18 months ago.
If I look on your desk, am I gonna find contact information for my father? Because I'll tell you how far that'll get you.
It's her friend who's rich.
She was the target the whole time.
Let's make an arrangement.
I thought in this job, I'd seen the lowest of the low.
But you're a guy who scams anxious parents at the worst time in their lives.
I don't think there's a pit deep enough for you.
- Ah! - Where's my sister? - You're crazy! - Where is my sister? I don't know Okay, okay, okay! Hey, hey.
This man just tried to Please, Mr.
Speak up.
They have them in a factory.
Alive? Yeah.
You're gonna text the kidnappers.
Tell them you made contact with the parents and to hold them until they hear from you.
If they abused them in any way, it'll affect the ransom payment.
You understand? - Yeah.
- Get your phone out.
Try anything other than what I just told you and you won't like what happens next.
The place he described is old cigarette factory.
Is this factory far? It's just outside town.
Well, I appreciate you helping me.
I'll admit I have reason.
This sister of yours? You are, uh, close? My pop's gave me the boot when I was 17.
The boot? Kicked me out.
She was only nine.
I shouldn't have left her with him.
Okay, can I get Agent Raines in here please? Agent Raines has left for the night.
I told you I wanted to talk to him.
And maybe when you show up unannounced, these things happen.
Okay, you know what? I'm gonna take these files back to the hotel, but I expect everyone And I mean, everyone To be here at 8:00 a.
Have you heard anything from Raines? Nothing yet.
I'm still back channeling.
But in the meantime, I want you to see if you can find any interviews - Evening.
- Good night.
I want you to find any interview that we have, any 302 that mentions a lead in Kosovo bring it to me, the more we have, the better.
Cover for Raines? If we need it.
It's best to have it ready.
So why'd they kill the American, the one who brought the girls? I think he told them about my sister and her friend, and Leon Gashi lured them in.
He was gonna use Ethan as the go between for the parents and the investigator.
Yes, but, then why kill the boy? Because he didn't tell them about me.
I don't know how many men are in there.
I will call for support.
You expecting us to wait? We're not waiting.
This way.
And shut up.
Stand there.
Oof! Move, and I'll blow your head off.
Oh, God.
How many guys are in there? They teaching classes at Michigan in Albanian? Speak English.
You'll never make it.
One more question.
The boyfriend.
Did he know about this? He set them up? He was in he was in Europe with two girls.
And I convinced him to come.
I believe you.
Come on.
Shh, shh.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Come on.
Come on.
All right.
I want you to go and hide.
- No, no, no.
- I'll come get you.
I'll come back for you.
Go hide.
Go, go, go.
Hey, it's me.
It's okay.
You're safe.
You're safe.
Before you say anything, I want you to know your partner, Tolka, he was a stand-up guy.
For some reason I don't know.
He wanted to help me.
And everything I did to rescue my sister was with his assistance.
We owe our lives to him, and I'm very sorry he died.
Tolka's wife and kids immigrated to New York two years ago.
He was hoping to have a visa approved to join them.
That is why he helped you, so you'd help him.
I would have.
This man is a Special Agent with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation working in concert with Europol and our newly-opened office in Pristina.
I demand his release, and that of U.
citizens Jordan Raines and Grace Thornton.
Andre! I'm so sorry.
So, so sorry.
It's okay, it's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
I got you, I got you.
It's okay, it's okay.
It's okay.
Come on, let's go.
It's okay.
You know, you probably shouldn't have a dog in a Bureau They're waiting for you in the break room.
Forrester, Kellett.
I thought we'd begin the morning by examining Let me stop you right there real quick.
Three times in three months, you've been in Budapest, pulling on threads, trying to unravel our operation here.
Came up empty-handed twice.
Now you'd think that would stop a man from jetting across the Atlantic a third time.
But you flew over anyway.
And we had a pretty good inkling by all the busywork you had us going through yesterday that you didn't have a justifiable reason for doing that.
Like I said, even boring for you.
- Your mother - So then I thought, why did Agent Porter come over here if it wasn't to jam us up? Mm.
Turns out, Agent Porter fell for Rozalia Lokatos, a prostitute that works out of Nepliget Park.
Liked her so much, came back here three times in three months on What was it? "Official business.
" And set her up in an apartment in the Belváros.
Now what would Mrs.
Porter, and your kids, Sophie and Evan, What would they think about that? - Oh, that's a cute one.
- Okay, okay.
I can see I've got everything I need here.
- Uh-huh.
- Yeah, and, uh We, uh we no longer need to pursue any outstanding disciplinary measures on the Fly Team office.
- That's great.
- I will, uh Nice work.
These OPR guys aren't very good at picking up a tail.
Vo, any word from Raines this morning? Yes, he's at the airport seeing Jordan off.
All right, if he calls let him know I want him in front of me as soon as he gets in.
Just go easy on him.
Okay? We all would have done the same for our family.
I'll take it under advisement.
Grace's parents sprung for the jet? They want her home.
I see that.
I'm I'm sorry for almost I'll never be that stupid again.
- Not your fault.
- Yes, it is.
I thought we were invincible.
Every 20 year old thinks that.
Not you.
Yeah, even me.
Besides, pop wasn't the best role model.
That's not on you.
It is, actually.
I shouldn't have left.
He made you.
God, what am I supposed to tell Ethan's parents? Hey.
The truth.
However hard that may be.
They need to know.
When are you coming home? I'm not sure.
Are you catching monsters? Like those men out there? I am.
Then stay.
As long as you can.
Don't let anyone else go through what we just went through.
I love you.
You too.

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