For the People (2018) s01e09 Episode Script

Extraordinary Circumstances

1 Previously on "For The People" I hired a psychiatrist to do a full evaluation to see what we're dealing with.
- Where's Sandra? - Sandra doesn't like hospitals.
- Who likes hospitals? - It's different with Sandra.
It's been my dream to have season tickets to the Yankees with you.
- I want to go to games with you.
- Thank you.
Opioids we haven't brought a single charge against a single doctor.
This was my problem.
Now it's yours.
KATE: When you're focused on hiding certain things, you get sloppy about other things.
Let's find those other things.
I'm glad you're back from the ATF stuff.
Was that a good experience? Yes.
Very good.
I learned a lot.
[ALBIN LEE MELDAU'S "THE WEIGHT IS GONE" PLAYS] Everyone knows The things You do All of the grief You put Me through Every time you - Tell me how it's gonna be - [ALARM BEEPING] You set your alarm for That's not my alarm.
That's a pre-alarm, a warning.
It's still dark out.
I have to go to work.
In three hours.
I like to be early.
This isn't early.
This is, like, still yesterday.
[ALARM BEEPING] Another warning.
[SIGHS] [CHUCKLES] What? I like you.
I like you, too.
I "like you" like you.
I like waking up next to you, despite your alarm-clock compulsion.
- [CHUCKLES] - I like your weirdness.
I'm not weird.
You alphabetize your soup.
I like you.
Too much too soon? It's still dark out.
I'm aware.
You only talk about feelings when the sun is up? [ALARM BEEPING] That's my alarm.
[GRUNTS] Now my warning.
You're not going to work anytime soon.
You've reached a new low.
I would work on the floor in my office, but I can't see the floor in my office.
There may be no floor in my office.
It can't be that bad.
I can't see the floor in your office.
I just got a call that a former client, Carlos Payano, was detained by Customs agents at JFK on his way back from Mexico City suspicion of drug trafficking, body packing.
They believe he ingested the drugs.
Someone needs to go see him.
I am being forced forced to attend a Second Circuit conference on electronic discovery - today in Westchester.
- Everything you just said I know.
I know.
But that puts me out for the day.
You have the Slotkin hearing.
Sandra Of course.
What was Payano's prior? Counterfeiting.
Nothing like this.
Is he still at the airport? They're taking him to Manhattan Memorial Hospital to be X-rayed to confirm the drugs.
You need to object to that.
The hospital.
- Is that a problem? - No.
You don't like hospitals.
[SIGHS] Who likes hospitals? It's fine.
I got it.
[SIGHS] - Where is she? - Not here.
- What do you mean "not here"? - Not here.
- She's in court.
- She's not in court.
- A meeting.
- Nothing.
I checked her calendar.
You checked her calendar? - How carefully? - Maybe she's sick? Her immune system's a fortress.
Nothing gets in.
Well, that means either she's late or she's moved to a different floor.
But she's maintaining this office to throw us off.
She'll probably come by from time to time, maybe hire a body double.
On the new floor, she's probably working under an assumed name, possibly a whole new identity.
We'll need to work together on this.
I'll take 18 to 20.
You start on 22 and work your way up.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Where were you? That's none of your business.
- You're late.
- I'm not late.
The sun is out.
What were you doing? Enjoying my morning.
Which, thanks to you two, I'm not doing anymore.
Why are you both here? I gave you both offices.
Thank you.
God Thank you.
No, stay.
I'm glad you're here.
What? No.
Max Gillespie is stepping down.
Taking a job in Main Justice.
- KATE: That's huge.
Who is Max Gillespie? Chief of the Public Corruption Unit.
Any thoughts about You're not replacing him.
I wasn't suggesting - You were.
- You were.
ROGER: I'm reassigning Gillespie's case load, and I'm putting you three on an investigation into Bill Shales.
Bill Shales, the Governor of New York.
For now.
A few days ago, we got a tip that, after Senator Reyes died, instead of appointing her replacement, Shales had been trying to sell her Senate seat.
The Governor is trying to sell a Senate seat? This was not covered on Schoolhouse Rock, I know.
- It's upsetting.
- Yes.
And deeply illegal.
Shales has been extorting campaign donations for himself, positions on corporate boards for his wife, whatever he can get.
He has staffers putting out feelers for the best offer.
It wouldn't have been such a bad plan if Shales hadn't created such a toxic work environment in the statehouse, but now Shales' aides are turning on each other.
We have cases against three of them.
To make a case against Shales himself, though, we need someone to directly implicate him, and we don't have that yet.
And the trick is, we have to get to Shales before he realizes that we're on to him and starts destroying evidence.
There's a wiretap in place.
I need you digging up whatever you can find so that when we catch him in the act, we're ready to go.
Case files are in the secure conference room - on the 22nd floor.
- KATE: Oh, sorry.
Maybe I missed it while I was praying for you all to leave.
Whose case is this? Yours.
KATE: Uh - When you do that thing - with your head - Sorry, um? Yours, all of yours.
This is a major prosecution.
A little teamwork won't kill you.
Or it might.
Time will tell.
I'll be out of the office for the rest of the day.
You're on your own.
And if you screw this up, I'll be angry, and you don't want to see me angry.
SETH: I feel like I have seen that.
You haven't.
[KEYS CLACKING] I see you! We can get you out of there! Stay calm! I'll be back [IMITATING ECHOING] back, back.
Because there's so much stuff.
- You okay? - Yeah.
New case.
I'm fine.
Can I help? I'm happy to swap.
- Really? - Really.
Except I don't actually have anything to swap.
I'm pretty light right now.
[SIGHS] I'm fine.
You sure? You'd be doing me a favor.
I'm okay, really.
[SIGHS] Appointing our next senator is a great honor and an even greater responsibility.
I have launched a comprehensive search for the right candidate.
Someone with integrity, who is forward-thinking yet has - [TV TURNS OFF] - A lot of liquid cash and connections.
This guy's good.
We should set him up, send in some rich Republican with a wire.
A sting? That's your go-to now? It makes sense.
It's fast, effective It's a waste of resources.
The phones are already tapped.
No way Shales is talking about this stuff on the phone.
- He's too savvy.
- Leonard's right.
The wiretap only pays off when he slips up, and that's gonna take time, which is why we should run a sting.
We need to play this man-to-man.
I'll focus on Shales.
Politicians are shaping up to be a specialty of mine.
Mm-hmm, though you've yet to prosecute one? You've got Tim Klein, the Governor's chief of staff, tennis partner, and best friend.
And, Seth, you're on the aides.
I'm just trying to see your badge where it says you're the work coordinator.
Someone's got to take the short straw.
It should be you.
No one's getting the short straw.
You heard Roger.
We're getting credit as a unit, even though I'll be doing all the work.
Let's divide and conquer.
Kate, you go through these.
Leonard, you can take these.
- I've got the rest.
- You're the boss now? Or you take them.
I don't care.
But we need to start working.
Well, not without a plan.
- This is the plan.
I guess the work coordinator just sets his own breaks.
[DOOR CLOSES] Remember when Roger said the trick is that Shales can't find out we're investigating him? Yeah, uh-huh.
We remember, because that was like 10 minutes ago.
That was a call from a friend of a friend fact checker at the Sentinel.
They know we're looking into Shales about the Senate seat, and they're gonna run a story on it, which means the Governor, all his top aides, will know we're on to them.
They're gonna cover their tracks, destroy evidence, intimidate witnesses.
If that happens KATE: If that happens, this case will be over, and we'll have lost an enormous opportunity to attack serious political corruption.
And Roger will be angry.
I'm just saying.
Let's not lose sight of that.
You're going the wrong way.
This is definitely the right way.
Back that way are signs with the words "electronic discovery" on them.
You're leaving? I'm already gone.
Attendance is required.
Signing the form is required.
I signed the form.
Now I'm leaving.
- Where are you going? - To have fun.
We're in Westchester.
You can find fun anywhere.
- You don't seem like yourself.
- I'm not myself.
This is the one day a year I am not myself one day when I answer to no one and do exactly what I want to do.
You're a prosecutor.
You do that every day.
I see your point.
I do.
This is different, though.
Every year at this conference, I shuffle through that dreadful line, I sign, and then I leave.
For the day.
Happy, on an adventure.
Roger Gunn's Grand Day Out.
Grand, because it's the Westchester Grand.
Yeah, I got it.
You're welcome to come along.
I can't.
Have fun in there learning about harvesting data.
It's great.
I think you'll really enjoy the deep dive into technology-assisted document review.
[SIGHS] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] [MONITORS BEEPING] [BREATHES DEEPLY] WOMAN: Do you need to sit down? Miss? If you check in with triage, they'll register you.
I-I'm an attorney.
My client's in custody here.
Second floor, past the interior elevator bank.
- Anything? - SETH: Yeah.
These aides really hate each other.
I'm six pages deep into an e-mail fight between Natalie and Simon that started when Natalie accused Simon of taking credit for a speech that Natalie wrote.
Then, Natalie left a can of empty tuna in the trash can outside Simon's office.
Simon doesn't like tuna.
Anything on Shales? Oh, no.
Not yet.
We don't have a case against Shales with what's in this room.
Oh, I was wondering which one of you was gonna go lazy first.
I was betting on Seth, but either way Why don't we use what we do have and bring charges against the aides? We're going after the Governor, not the aides.
Exactly what you said in our opioid case.
We were supposed to get the doctor for prescription-drug fraud, but then we got him for human trafficking.
Maybe we bring charges against the aides and see what happens.
Sometimes you have to think outside the box.
Aren't you thinking inside the box? Like that actual box? Look, you guys are focusing on the wrong thing here.
We need to stop the story from coming out.
That is what is important now.
So, why don't I call the reporter, bring her in, use a little charm? Or a lot.
I can offer to give them the tip right before we go in for the arrest.
We get the bigger fish, they get the bigger story.
- I think that's good.
- Thank you.
- But he should do it.
- What? Did you hear the part about the charm? Yeah, I did, and I think Seth can pull it off.
He's real, Midwestern, relatable, attractive - SETH: Thank you.
- in a bland, - non-threatening sort of way.
- Sorry? If any of us can convince this reporter to stand down, - it's him.
- Me.
You're talking about me? I'm right here.
If we had another option, I'd take it.
It's Leonard Knox.
] - SANDRA: Mr.
Payano? - Yes.
- I'm your attorney, Sandra Bell.
- STAUB: Do not touch him.
SANDRA: This man is my client.
Who is in charge? STAUB: Not me and definitely not you.
- Who is in charge? - FBI.
Agent Goode.
You can speak to him when they get back with the X-ray results.
You were already X-rayed? I said no.
They didn't listen.
Those results are inadmissible.
Maybe take your teeth out of my ankle for a sec and tell me who you are.
Sandra Bell.
I'm Mr.
Payano's attorney.
Your client is likely full of cocaine packages, Ms.
Did the X-ray show that? The X-ray was inconclusive.
- Then he's free to go.
- I said "inconclusive.
" The only way to know for sure is to do a CT scan on Mr.
Which you are not going to do.
If he's not hiding anything Don't try that.
You're an agent with the FBI, not some traffic cop in Sarasota.
You know what the Fourth Amendment is, and whether you had probable cause to detain Mr.
Payano in the first place and I doubt that you did there is absolutely no basis on which to continue to hold him if the X-rays are inconclusive, which means we are leaving.
You defended, uh, Kirk Keener, didn't you? What? DEA Agent Kirk Keener.
Charged with leaving that guy in the holding cell.
- That was you, right? - Yes.
I appreciate what you all did for him.
Let me see what I can do here.
[SIGHS] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] Are you going to want to attend the breakout session on crafting effective search terms? ROGER: You ready? I was gonna give you five more minutes.
Shall we? We shall.
She's nodding, she's nodding.
This is good.
He probably asked her if his hair looks stupid.
He's talking, um asking her something.
She has a weird thing happening with her jaw.
You're done.
It's my turn.
He's gesturing too much.
Looks like he's doing a magic trick.
Where were you this morning? - Nowhere.
- That's impossible.
- You must've been somewhere.
- I was home.
- Doing what? - Doesn't matter.
- You're never late.
- And I wasn't late today.
- You were later than usual.
- What's going on in there? This should not be a difficult question.
Calm down.
You're being ridiculous.
It's over.
They're coming out.
How'd it go? I like her.
She grew up in the same town my mom did What happened? Right.
Well, they're not gonna stop the story.
That's the bad news.
The worse news is, it's going online at 9:00 tonight.
They are not backing down at all.
Unless someone more powerful than us makes them back down.
Unh-unh, no.
Not you two, not again.
Have you two forgotten what happened when you came to my home at midnight requesting 25 baseless search warrants? No, and I agree that Mr.
Oliver had a terrible half-baked plan that evening, but if you recall, that case ended with a big victory You.
LEONARD: Your Honor, we have reason to believe that Governor Shales is selling our vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder.
And we're not the only ones looking into him.
The New York Sentinel is set to publish a story tonight that will blow our investigation wide open.
Once it comes out, all the parties involved have the chance to bury evidence, and Shales gets away with breaking the law, which is why we need you to grant an injunction, preventing the paper from publishing this story.
We understand that prior restraint is an extraordinary measure, but these are extraordinary circumstances.
Under Nebraska Press Association v.
Stuart, there is an exception to the presumption of unconstitutionality when there is a clear and present danger that pre-trial press I'm familiar with Nebraska Press, Mr.
And extraordinary circumstances.
In 1971, I was a first-year AUSA, right here in the Southern District, just like you.
The New York Times began publishing a series of articles based on the Pentagon Papers.
We believed publishing those articles jeopardized national security.
So we went before a judge, just like me, and asked him for an injunction.
I thought our argument was strong, persuasive, just like yours.
But two weeks later, the Supreme Court sided with the Times.
The government must meet a very heavy burden to justify prior restraint.
You make a compelling argument, Mr.
Knox, but you fail to meet that burden.
The answer's no.
JILL: This is the day you get to do whatever you want, - and this is what you want? - ROGER: Yes.
- It's dark - Yes.
It's not that clean, either.
Why do you like coming here again? Years ago, I had a case one of my first cases Mafia case, Coravano family.
One of the captains, Jimmy Sant'Ambrogio agreed to cooperate, so Byrne sent me up here to talk to him.
Met with him right here, maybe 10 times.
Didn't Jimmy Sant'Ambrogio - die of a heart attack in a restaurant? - Yeah.
Right there, where you're sitting.
He was 37.
I watched him die.
[LAUGHING] It was really weird.
It messed up our case, too.
Years later, when I moved out of the city with Renee and the kids, I'd sneak back here, and Jimmy's brother, Sal, who owned the place, he was really good to me.
When we went through the divorce, I would hide in here, and Renee's lawyer was too scared to come in.
Breadstick? I don't see you hiding from a lawyer.
I wasn't hiding from the lawyer.
I was hiding from the divorce.
It's my big failure.
You know, until you beat me in the DEA case.
[SIGHS] When I was in here, I would just kind of forget about it.
Just think about watching Jimmy die.
Okay, that was great.
Let's go.
We're gonna be late.
Kind of wondering if I made the right choice, skipping the e-discovery.
KATE: It feels like we should do something, like have a last meal or see the ocean.
This doesn't have to be a total loss.
- We can still charge the aides.
- Stop.
You sound like losers.
We are not losers.
We are AUSAs.
We're at the top of the food chain.
So we didn't get the injunction.
That gives us eight hours to build a case.
- And how are we gonna do that? - Not by giving up.
I never said we should give up.
I said we should charge the aides.
- Same difference.
- Not remotely.
Want to know what your problem is? - I don't have a problem.
- Guys.
- Yeah, you do.
You think you're - Guys, stop fighting! - The aides that's the answer.
- Thank you.
Not charging them approaching them.
We know they're fighting.
They hate their jobs.
Let's use it, get them to implicate the Governor.
What if they tell the Governor? [SIGHS] He's gonna find out when the story breaks anyway.
- She's got a point.
- Don't talk.
Let's go.
SANDRA: 10, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Are you okay? Yeah.
I'm fine.
Really? Yes.
You look like they told me I looked at the airport nervous, sweating.
Were you? Yeah.
I don't know.
I've got a prior and a beard, and my name's Carlos Payano, on his way back from Mexico.
I'm used to getting stopped, and it still makes me nervous.
I'm gonna get you out of here.
They can run the test.
- It's okay.
- It's not okay.
I don't know what you have in you.
That's not the point.
The point is, you cannot be subjected to a warrantless search with no probably cause.
So? Sorry for the wait.
Orders are to take Payano for the CT.
- No! - The inconclusive X-ray, together with Mr.
Payano's behavior, - constitutes probable cause.
- No.
You can argue to suppress later.
Right now, we're taking him.
- [PHONE RINGING] - Um ALLISON: You've reached the voicemail of Al Mnh! [DIALING, RINGING] - Sandra.
- SANDRA: Where's Allison? - At a hearing.
- Can you find her? Sandra, let me help you.
What's going on? I need you to go to court, get an injunction.
The FBI is attempting to unlawfully perform a CT scan on my client.
GOODE: What are you doing? Hang up the phone and move away.
That's an order.
The paperwork is on my desk.
GOODE: Now! - Now! I got you.
This injunction will be granted within the hour.
I'm not moving until then.
Sounds like we got an hour to get this done.
I'm not scared of you, and I'm not moving.
Hey! Let go! [GRUNTS] Let go! You cannot do this! [HANDCUFFS CLICKING] You can't do this! It's done.
Let's go.
[BREATHING HEAVILY] MAN: All right, just slow, steady breaths.
- What is going on? - Sandra.
- I'm going to need a full sentence.
- Sorry.
Sandra's trapped at the hospital, and the FBI's trying to CT her client - without a warrant.
- What do you mean trapped? I don't think she's drowning in a moat with crocodiles nipping at her feet, but she didn't sound good.
I've got to go.
[DOOR OPENS] - The aisle? - Yes.
Did someone die in one of these seats and you like to relive the memory or? I just don't like to get trapped in the middle.
By what? ROGER: Sometimes it fills up.
- With people? - Sometimes.
I saw "Sideways" here on opening night and must have been like 20% filled.
Some people were drinking wine.
It was pretty crazy.
Move down.
This is definitely "Wonder Woman," right? Uh-huh.
Because the sign out front said "Je T'aime, Coubert," and I don't want to see some French movie set in a small village.
Oh, that poster's been there for years.
This is one of the few independent theaters left in Westchester.
A lot of random movies.
But any movie, at this point.
I can't remember the last time I went to a movie.
You never just go by yourself? I can do almost anything by myself prefer it but that one? Always felt weird.
Well, I'm glad we're here together, then.
[SPEAKING FRENCH] Just for the record, Natalie, what is your role within Governor Shales' office? Short answer I'm the Deputy Political Director.
Long answer? I do everything while Simon sits on an exercise ball and plays Solitaire.
Natalie thinks she's my boss.
She's not my boss.
Did she tell you she's my boss? No.
Let's talk about your actual boss.
We have evidence that the Governor's been seeking payment in exchange for a Senate appointment.
Do you know anything about this, Daniel? I know Simon's asking Senate candidates for campaign commitments, but the Governor doesn't know anything about it.
He's trying to buy a promotion.
It's not gonna work.
Did the Governor ever ask you to seek out money, goods, or services - from any potential Senate - Let me stop you there.
Shales? Best boss ever.
He's awesome.
We have sources who say he's a tough boss.
Impossible to say no to.
It's an honor to work for the Governor.
He's one of the good ones.
He's He's the real deal.
- Hardworking - honest - He would never - in a million years break the law, and I'll say that in court.
But, for real, did Natalie say she's my supervisor? 'Cause we're on the same level.
I do not report to her.
[SIGHS] Nothing.
Not a single useful piece of information.
- They're protecting Shales.
- They're protecting themselves.
They don't want to go down with the ship.
What about Tim Klein, the Governor's chief of staff? Klein and Shales are tight, inseparable.
- No way.
- I told you.
We should've done a sting.
It would've taken an hour.
We'd control all the variables.
Get Shales negotiating on the wire.
If it only takes an hour, we still got time.
Mm, the FBI would need at least half a day to prep an op.
- An op? - Anya taught her all the lingo.
- She thinks she's an agent now.
- Anya? Actually, do you think Anya could help us - pull together a sting on the fly? - Who's Anya? She's in the field tonight.
- What? - I'm not surprised you didn't tell me, - but I figured you'd know.
- Know what? You're dating Anya.
- What? - No.
That's why you're not lonely and you don't need a pet and why you're late in the mornings, because you're dating Anya.
[CHUCKLES] - You really didn't know? - Nope.
I thought you guys were tight.
Well, there you have it.
You think you know two people, and then they surprise you, and - And that is it.
- What? - Tim Klein.
- I'm not dating Tim Klein.
We've been assuming that Klein and Governor Shales are joined at the hip and that Klein is a dead end.
But who knows how close they really are, right? Shales is a narcissist and a bully, like Leonard, and Klein is secretive and only conveniently principled, like you.
There's no way they're as tight as they seem.
Putting aside what you just said, what are you suggesting? Let's try to break Klein.
We bring him in, bluff him on what we have from the Governor that implicates him and see if he turns, just like you two would turn on each other.
- And if he calls our bluff? - Then we lose, but we're gonna lose if we don't do something.
So let's bet on human vanity, insecurity, and paranoia.
This is great! SETH: Tim, thank you for coming down here.
What's this about? I think your client knows what this is about.
- I have no idea, actually.
- KATE: You know.
The Governor is trying to sell the open Senate seat.
SETH: There's a room on the 22nd floor filled with incriminating evidence recordings, e-mails, texts, personal exchanges between you and the Governor using personal e-mail accounts.
LEONARD: E-mails from the Governor to his wife explicitly saying that you were in on this from the beginning.
KATE: You're looking at theft of honest services, conspiracy, and, depending on what you say in here, making false statements.
All told, that's a 14-year sentence.
This is the story the Governor is telling, and as of now, we have no reason not to believe him.
But you have been a devoted civil servant your entire career.
We felt the government owed you one opportunity to come forward with your own story, one opportunity to help yourself.
This is a stunt.
You got nothing, and you're gonna get nothing.
Shut up for a second, will you? What about immunity? We want the Governor.
The people always thought Shales and I were close.
Honestly, we weren't.
JAY: I got it.
The injunction.
It's too late.
Are you okay? What did they do to you? Are you okay? What's your name? You need to keep your distance, son.
It's Staub.
I need you to remove those restraints, Officer Staub.
That's not my call.
[CELLPHONE BEEPS] My name is Jay Simmons.
I am a Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of New York.
This is my colleague, Sandra Bell.
She was handcuffed to this railing by force and is being unlawfully detained by the FBI.
This is Officer Staub from the NYPD, who refuses to release Ms.
Bell, despite repeated reasonable requests to do so.
I am holding in my hand an order from a federal judge that the FBI and Officer Staub are willfully ignoring by continuing to detain Ms.
- [CELLPHONE BEEPS] - This may not be your call, but with one push of a button, you will be the face of this mess.
This video will be on the phones and tablets of every New Yorker.
All they're gonna see is this woman hunched over, shackled, and you standing there doing nothing.
This may not be your call, but don't let it be your nightmare.
[HANDCUFFS CLICK] Payano the man they took away for the CT scan.
Third floor.
They're backed up.
Can you run? I need you to get up and run.
[BEEPS] - [DOOR OPENS] - JAY: Stop! GOODE: [CHUCKLES] This is happening.
This is a federal court order preventing you from going through with this illegal test.
You can't do this.
It's done.
Cut it.
[KEYS CLACKING] LEONARD: Call the Governor.
Tell him the FBI just showed up at your door.
Ask what you should tell them.
[PHONE BEEPS] [SIGHS] [RINGING] GOVERNOR SHALES: Hello? Tim? You still at the office? No, I'm home.
The FBI just showed up.
They're asking about the Senate seat.
The FBI is there now? They're looking around.
I'm in another room.
I don't know what to tell them.
Tell them the truth.
We have nothing to hide.
We're not doing anything wrong.
And if they want to talk to me, I'm happy to.
I'll let you know how it goes.
[PHONE BEEPS] [SIGHS] [CELLPHONE VIBRATING] What is that? It's [CLEARS THROAT] my burner phone.
- Then what was this? - My work phone.
The Governor gave me another phone, just for him.
Pick it up.
Hello? GOVERNOR SHALES: You didn't say anything, did you? No.
Delete every text and e-mail about the Senate appointment.
Destroy it, all of it, now.
ROGER: It's a good one.
Let me guess Yankees are coming out.
They are, tomorrow.
Peekskill Yankees.
Won the pennant 7 times in the last 10 years.
I have season tickets, if you want to draw up some contracts.
I'm good.
Maggie played on the team here when she was in 7th grade.
First time she pitched, - she gave up 11 runs in 3 innings.
- Ouch! She was very disciplined.
Second time out, she had her ERA down to 6.
She just kept chipping away at it.
By the time Renee and the girls moved away, she was one of the best pitchers in Westchester.
Sounds like her dad not a lot of natural talent but a really hard worker.
[LAUGHING] I think I'd be better at it next time.
- What? - Marriage.
Takes practice.
I'd be better at juggling chainsaws if I practiced.
It's just not something I'm interested in.
You and Cliff how was that? - What? - The divorce.
More fun than the marriage.
You never talk about it.
When would I talk about it, in the bottom of the 7th? We're not always at a baseball game, you and me.
We are.
That's who we are.
We're people who go to the baseball game.
Seems like we're people who go to a movie, too.
It was a metaphor.
Kind of pretentious.
Says the guy who took me to "Je T'aime, Coubert"? That was a lovely little village.
[LAUGHS] Cliff was a mistake.
Him, personally, yes, but it wasn't just him.
I thought I wanted something else.
I didn't.
There's nothing more to it than that.
There's a lot more to it than that.
But it's a start.
Thank you for that.
For today.
It was a grand day out.
It was.
This could never work.
You know that.
I don't know that.
We have fundamentally different world views.
We both believe fielding percentage and batting average are totally overrated statistics.
You know what I mean.
Eventually we'd be lying in bed, and I'd be infuriated by something you said, something you did.
I spent years lying next to someone I secretly hated then openly hated.
I'm never going back there.
My takeaway from that is that - you've thought about us lying in bed.
- [SCOFFS] I wasn't proposing, Jill.
I just want you to know I like you.
I like you, too.
You'd think Jimmy Sant'Ambrogio dying in front of me would mean something.
It didn't, really.
But Maggie playing here Last time I saw her pitch, I didn't know it was the last time.
Thought it was just another warm night.
Then they moved away, she quit playing.
You think these moments will last forever, and they do not.
I understand that now.
I do like you.
- Roger Gunn.
Thank you.
That sandwich came out of a vending machine, so don't thank me until you eat it and live through the night.
- But we're in the right place.
- [CHUCKLES] Thank you for getting the injunction, getting me out of those restraints, getting me up.
I needed that.
My mom drove me to school every day.
Every day she could.
My dad would always tell her to make me take the bus, but my mom thought it was our time, girls time.
We would talk about everything anything I wanted.
But I took the bus that day.
My mom had to go to work early.
They were doing inventory that morning.
My mom did the books for this liquor store, Digg's.
She used to bring me little peppermints they sold.
They were all over the house.
And she put one in my hand that morning and said, "Girl talk, back on tomorrow.
" I knew something awful happened when Ms.
Sutton pulled me out of my class and told me to go to the principal's office.
[BREATHES DEEPLY] My dad was waiting there.
He was crying.
He told me what I already knew.
My mom was hurt.
She was in a car accident.
I wanted to see her.
But my dad kept saying she'd be okay.
That's what the doctors told him.
They told me to sit and wait, just wait.
But I wanted to get up and go in that room and see her.
I should have.
But I didn't.
I sat there.
Until someone came to me.
I swore I would never sit down again when I didn't want to.
I vowed to always ask questions.
I never wanted to feel like I wasn't in control ever again.
I owe that to my mom.
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING] [SIGHS] - Are you okay? - I I'm fine.
You look okay.
I'm okay.
I called Jill because I was worried.
Jay had my back.
All good.
Well, my motion to dismiss was granted, and I'm feeling generous and guilty for not being there for you.
So, drinks? On me? All of us? JILL: Yes.
This just in we have breaking news.
Governor Shales was arrested mere minutes ago for obstruction of justice.
The FBI now has him in custody.
Nicely done.
- It was a team effort.
- I'm sure it was.
Of course, I told Delap it was largely me because I'm your boss and that's what bosses do.
But he's he's very happy with the three of you right now.
Come on.
I'll buy you guys a drink.
Stop fearing you won't be the one Hey.
Maybe I should've said something.
You didn't owe me that.
I don't tell you every time I go out with someone.
- Uh, yeah, you do.
- Oh.
Well, look, I'm happy for you.
You like this girl? Yeah, I kind of do.
Then good.
I told you, you're a catch.
[BREATHES DEEPLY] We won't make it keeping to our own No, it's not easy Through the long shadow, you can't see the road I know it's not easy So stop fearing you won't be the one Can you just let us grow? You won't let us grow Is that so hard?