Fortunate Son (2020) s01e08 Episode Script

Suspicious Minds

Previously on Fortunate Son Calvin is on the run and he needs us.
We can't afford to have him caught.
Travis? Where have you been, man? You said you didn't want me in the house if I was using.
I fell off the wagon, so I stayed away.
It's all classified information around here, and Parker has all these rules.
I'm not gonna rob a bank with you.
Maybe you don't wanna go to Cuba.
You! Open the till! If we do the bank, I don't want anybody to get hurt.
You don't like this type of work? How do you think America protects itself? Help me with the desk.
Calvin, the draft cards are in those filing cabinets.
They're all black kids! One neighbourhood after the other! I know.
That's why we're here.
Move it! Come on, guys! Let's move it! Let's get the hell out of here! Alright.
Let's go.
We saved some lives tonight.
This is goodbye then.
Keep to the planned routes out of town, and no more contact with each other.
Good luck.
How's Calvin holding up? He's he's anxious, restless.
You're thinking of going with him? Of course not.
Did he ask you? He did ask me.
And I said no.
Ted, you can't punish me indefinitely.
There has to be an end.
I did something I regret, but it was two years ago.
I have tried to make it up to you, but we keep sinking further and further into this abyss.
There has to be an end! - Yeah.
Yeah, there does.
- And what about you? What? All the late night drinks.
With who? You having an affair? - You know I'm not.
- Do I? You haven't wanted me in that way in a very long time, and you don't need to try to explain it or make something up, because it's obvious, but I guess what I don't understand is why.
Is it because you're hurt and angry about Petersburg, or are you in love with someone else? No, I've loved you since the first day I saw you.
Why else would I be this hurt? This childish, this needy? No, I know, I know, we're supposed to be in this new age where we get to throw off social convention and all that, but I can't do that.
See, I can't live that way.
So you have to choose me or we have to let each other go.
And I'm not just talking about Calvin here! I am the same person I was when we met.
You're the one who's changed.
- Where's Destiny? - I don't know.
I told her to leave town.
I don't know why she would come back.
I do.
She came back to rob a bank.
Which is a big deal to us, by the way.
You called us.
So what the hell do you want? I need to know about this address.
Why? Someone goes there and leaves documents, picks up an envelope.
I need to find out who's behind the information being left there.
Why? I can't tell you that.
There are so many things that I'd like to say to you right now and they all start with "You've got to be kidding me, kid.
" Why should we help you? In fact, why don't you start with telling us who Lang is.
Oh, look, he's all surprised now.
The day after you ploughed through the border agents, we started hearing about this Lang guy.
Sound like a coincidence to you? Not to me.
You? Look, you gonna help me or not? I choose not.
Unless you start talking.
Otherwise we're out of here.
You idiot! Where is she? I don't know.
I don't know! She robbed a bank, Ralph, and you knew she was gonna do it! She said it was the only way to get the money for Cuba.
- Cuba? - Yeah.
She's not going to Cuba.
Nobody's going to Cuba.
You believed her?! - Jesus! - Ellen did you tell the police it was her? No.
God help me.
But I should have.
She used you as an excuse to buy herself time in the bank.
That girl was only in it for herself! Hey! You don't you don't know her.
I saw the look in her eyes, Ralph.
No, she's gonna come back for me.
We love each other.
She's gonna come back.
Hey, are you OK? I heard what happened at the bank.
It was Destiny.
My numbskull brother thinks they're going to Cuba - to live happily ever after.
- Where is she? I don't know.
Ralph's up at the cabin waiting for her, but she's not coming back.
She took the money and ran.
Hey, you're shaking.
Come here.
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
I'm just a little I don't know.
I I've never been robbed before.
Ellen? I was just telling Travis about the robbery.
Did they find the person who did it? I don't know.
I was cold.
- Thank you.
- Yeah.
Three weeks ago, we didn't even know who you were.
Now here you are, in the middle of our lives.
I'm grateful to be here.
I hope you believe that.
- Goodnight.
- Goodnight.
You made it after all.
I couldn't, uh be in the house.
I just needed, um I don't know what.
A drink? Maybe you needed a drink.
Exactly what I needed.
Can I have one of these, please? My name is Sandro! Ruby sent me! There was a bank robbery yesterday.
Where's Destiny? You got something you wanted to tell me? Yeah.
Ted's work at Browning, it's all about miniaturising the instrumentation needed to produce high-energy protons, radioisotopes.
I know what kind of cereal Dr.
Howard likes.
Of course I know what he does.
What is your point? His assistant is smuggling Ted's research out of the building.
Someone is buying his classified work.
He hides the documents inside a newspaper and leaves it in a box on Brunswick Street.
- Who picks it up? - No idea.
But there are possible military applications - to his research.
- Where's the newspaper box? By the bus stop, Brunswick and 5th, northwest corner.
Next time there's a drop, I wanna know about it.
- Sure.
- Good.
Yeah? By all means.
Pick him up.
They found Calvin.
With a bit of luck, this will all be over by the end of the week.
Don't move! Stop! - Don't move! - Get on the floor! Hands behind your head! Get down now! Hey, sir.
How's the fishing? Not so good.
I'm trying to work with an Elk Hair Caddis.
Saw a few passes, but no strikes.
The police have made a very useful arrest.
House Appropriations Committee is gonna release their recommendations in the next week.
We need Senator Harden to stand down.
- I understand.
- Ruby's father needs to stop harassing the FBI to further his own presidential ambitions.
Do you trust Travis to deliver Ruby Howard to us? Yeah.
His temporary lack of focus - seems to be behind him.
- You understand, when we have what we want, there should be no loose ends.
Sir, I do hope your presence isn't in any way a reflection of a lack of confidence in this assignment.
Of course not.
Best part of the day, and I have nothing to show for it.
But you still might get lucky, hm? You know, when I was your age, I was a research assistant at Berkeley.
Guess I was noticed by someone because I got recruited for this special project in 1944.
Just a dog's body, and it was this big secret project in the desert.
Never saw any of the classified material, never knew what I was helping to do until Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Met Ruby when the war ended and got her involved in the peace movement.
Then the bomb Different times though.
A person can think they're doing the right thing right up until that moment when you see what you've done.
When you see the people you have hurt.
I believe you're a good person, Travis.
We all want you to be a good person.
Hey! Hey, hey, hey! What's going on? What the hell are you doing with our stuff? - Chief's orders.
- Hey, don't touch that.
That's my kid.
Detectives McLeod and Sullivan, you are suspended pending an internal affairs investigation.
Surrender your sidearms and police IDs.
Are you sure you wanna open this can of worms, Chief? We are holding a certain envelope.
Are you? Judge Bennett granted me search warrants for both your homes, and that search should be completed shortly.
- Laura! - If you wake the baby, I will kill you.
- I just put her down.
- Sorry.
Did they find the envelope? You know, with the money and all the evidence and so on? Bottom of the diaper pail.
Oh, thank God! Thank God.
You're the best, honey.
No man will reach into a diaper pail, not even a cop.
OK, get the door.
Oh, Jesus! Oh, God! Good morning! Did you have fun at the concert? - What? - Your weekend away, - did you have fun? - Oh yeah, if I have fun.
Um It was You know what? I can't explain it.
Aren't you gonna try? Mom, I can't be here anymore.
Don't get me wrong, OK? I I love you guys.
But I need to stay on my own and figure out what my life is for.
I feel really lost right now, you know.
So lost.
And I How can I figure anything out by staying here? I just can't.
Ruby? I'm sorry.
I went to bring some papers and money to Calvin for the trip I must have been followed.
- What? Oh, God! - What's going on? Tina said she saw the police there and they have him, Ruby.
- I'm so sorry.
- Who are you talking about? Someone we were hiding, someone who came across the border.
Ruby, please forgive me.
Ted Howard's office, please.
- Leaving already? - Yes.
Uh, sorry, family situation again.
Look, I-I I can lock all this stuff up, if you'd like.
Yeah, that would be great, thank you.
Look, I know you must be getting very tired of hearing about my domestic situation.
I know Parker is.
Well, our ferret is smarter than Parker.
And um no.
I I feel for you.
I really do.
Well, I appreciate your patience and your your kindness, I guess.
Of course.
Anyone offered you any food? There's a place down the street does pretty good fish and chips.
Who are you? You're in a whole world of trouble, Calvin.
But luckily for you I can solve most of those problems.
How is that? Petersburg, Virginia, March 15th, 1966.
Stan Pritchard, you, Ruby Howard and a few others burned a whole pile of draft board files in the alley behind the Selective Service office.
A 23-year-old Vietnam vet security guard got caught on the upper floor and didn't get out.
But it is your great, good and undeserved luck to have a way out of this.
You testify against Ruby Howard and the others in exchange for immunity.
Maybe you're thinking eight years, like Stan Pritchard, four off for good behaviour, but then that wouldn't be taking into consideration the other thing.
What other thing? You murdered two of your friends in a hail of bullets in Chicago a couple of weeks ago: Michael Redberg - and Pedro Lanza.
- That's bullshit! Oh, man, we've got you all over that apartment.
The murder weapon you used, your fingerprints, eyewitness accounts.
You had an argument over a girl.
You'd been drinking.
And Mike pulled his gun, and you defended yourself.
Or maybe you pulled your gun and you popped the other two; I haven't decided what I like better.
You set that up! You put that kid on the inside! You can try telling the judge that, if you want.
This is a statement in your own words that describes how Stan Pritchard and Ruby Howard planned the Petersburg raid, how you tried to stop them from burning the building, but how Ruby insisted.
Hey did you know Illinois still uses the electric chair? It's barbaric, really, but it does work eventually.
It's just the smell I hate.
When you said you wouldn't go to El Salvador with Calvin, how did he react? For heaven's sake, Ted, he's just been arrested.
Believe me, this is not a conversation I wanna know much about, but I need you to tell me if he was angry with you.
- What are you suggesting? - Would he cut a deal? Would he testify against you to save himself? No.
No, I don't believe that.
Well, there's a serious charge against him in Chicago.
He could face the death penalty.
Now, under pressure like that, what would he do? You see? This is what they do.
They turn us against each other.
Was he angry? Yes.
Did Travis know where he was? No.
We have to tell Ralph and Ellen.
It's time.
No, no, seriously, I appreciate it.
Yeah, I will, I promise.
I owe you one.
- So, what did he say? - The address Travis gave us is a known Russian dead drop.
The special branch has known about it for over a month.
- What? - It's unbelievable.
KGB, CIA Our boss is on the take, and we're here Folding baby clothes.
Yeah, I mean, what the hell is going on? Who do you think Travis works for? How about we go ask him? Sorry, gotta go, honey.
- This is private property.
- Mrs.
Howard I represent Calvin Green, who you may have heard is in custody.
He is gonna sign a confession related to the Petersburg draft board raid.
I don't know what you're talking about.
Stan Pritchard is a hard-ass - he's tough to leverage - but Calvin, well, this whole Chicago thing has left him very vulnerable.
Who are you? When you burned those draft files, you robbed the military of hundreds of new recruits.
You wounded the morale of an already divided and anxious country.
And now, you are going to pay.
Calvin Green is gonna name you as a co-conspirator and you're gonna be extradited to the United States to face second-degree murder charges for the death of the security guard Peter King.
There is one way out of this.
Your father's presidential ambitions will be set aside indefinitely and he will resign immediately from the Senate House Appropriations Committee.
If that happens before the end of the week, I have been authorised to allow you and your family to live in peaceful obscurity.
I don't know how you got mixed up in this, but you are in - way over your head, Travis.
- What did you find out? First, you tell us about Lang, and then we'll talk about the drop house.
He's CIA.
He's after Ruby Howard - and the committee.
- Why? To try to get something on Ruby to leverage her father, Senator Robert Harden.
And you know this because? I work for Lang.
He recruited me out of Nam.
You can't get to him on your own, he's protected.
- Your chief is on his payroll.
- So what happened? Suddenly you don't like your boss anymore? Lang killed Destiny.
I don't want to be on the wrong side anymore.
The house is a Russian dead drop.
So what's your plan, Travis? I have an idea, but I need some help.
- Yes? - Quinn is gonna make another drop at the bus stop.
Hey there! - Are you the owner? - No, no.
Fixer-upper, am I right? Pam Teller, Fast Sales Realty.
You could turn a tidy profit on a place like this.
That's exactly what I was thinking.
I was just looking for some mail with the owners' names on it, but I didn't have any luck.
- Are you in real estate too? - No, no, no.
I was just looking - for an investment.
Quick flip.
- Exactly.
Who doesn't like free money, am I right? Right.
I'm trying to get the listing, but I'm having some trouble tracking down the owner.
I didn't get - your name.
- Bill.
Is there a number where I can reach you, Bill? How about I look out for your sign on the lawn? OK.
Thanks, Pam.
Oh, hi.
If you're looking for Ted, he's already gone home.
What do you want? You need to disappear.
It's all gonna blow up.
I met him at Victor's in the back room.
He started asking about Ted's research.
He, uh started blackmailing me.
At first it was just gonna be a couple of documents, you know? It wasn't supposed to keep going but then he wouldn't let me go.
He said he'd ruin my life, that I'd go to jail.
Hey, can you imagine me in jail? Run while you still can.
I really care for Ted.
You may not believe that, but it's true.
I just keep falling for the wrong guy.
I can't believe you didn't tell us.
What did you think we'd do? Blab about it at school? - No, no, it's not that.
- You've been lying to us for two years! After everything we've been through, you just kept lying! Knowing the truth can be a burden.
Oh, this is such bullshit! Knowing what happened in Petersburg, even though it was an accident, knowing we were being tracked; we didn't want you to live with that paranoia and fear.
But we did, Mom! We just didn't know why! We thought it was our fault! - Oh, honey - Well, what were we supposed to think? I mean, it's a relief in a way, but Jesus! No, we're supposed to be a family, trust each other.
We did what we thought was right, and we don't always make the right choices.
I don't know how I'm gonna forgive either of you.
So what happens now? Hm? Guy on the cabin trail, what? They're gonna arrest you now? I don't know, but I won't give in to their blackmail or extortion.
- So you're gonna go to jail? - If I have to.
Or we run again.
New names, new jobs, new town.
No! I won't go! Me neither.
Your mother and I may have to, and you're better off with us.
If you stay here, they will come after you too.
- Oh, my God! - I know.
I understand, I understand.
This is shitty.
But this is the way it is.
We can't let Travis know what we're thinking.
- Why not? - Just to be on the safe side.
Go about our normal routines, we gather the stuff we want to take, and we'd be ready to go.
I want you to know I had nothing to do with this.
I don't know what you're talking about.
Lang's got a side deal.
I figure you'll find out sooner or later; I don't wanna go down with him.
He doesn't know I know about it.
I came for Ruby Howard, but I don't work for the Russians.
Not my deal.
You guys can't be in here, you're suspended.
Who's in lockup, Grady? I'm serious! If Kelly comes back and finds you here He's got a lawyer? - Yes.
- Who? I don't know, Kelly said some American lawyer.
It's some kind of extradition case.
You can't be looking at that.
- When is he going back? - Would you quit it? - He's getting moved this morning.
- How do you know that? There's no lunch order.
Now will you just get out of here, please? I have something I wanna say.
I've been informing on you to the CIA, and the man who's trying to blackmail you is Vern Lang.
I know how he works because he's blackmailing me too.
Look, you told me you could help me get my life back, and you did, and now I'm going to help you.
You're all clear to go out back.
It's your last chance, Calvin.
Go to hell.
I'm not signing that.
Get him out of here.
He'll turn.
It's just a matter of time.
Hey, uh, what do I do about my two cops? I never got that envelope back.
Well, then you're screwed, aren't you? - Hey.
- Where are you going? I'm leaving.
I'm gonna go look for Destiny.
Ralph, just let her go.
Please don't do this.
Oh no, no, no, it's not just her.
You were right.
I can't just wait for Mom and Dad to tell me what I'm gonna do with my life.
I need to find out for myself.
- You know? - OK, well, can you at least - wait until they're home, please? - No.
That's just gonna make it way harder.
Just, you know, wish me luck.
- Step out of the car.
- You're making a mistake.
We don't make mistakes.
We're police officers.
So, what's in the back of the van? Radio your chief.
This van has a free pass.
No such thing.
- Calvin.
- Hey.
You OK? You're dead men.
You don't talk about what we did and we won't talk about what you did.
That's what good neighbours do, right? Come on! House Appropriations Committee Chairman, Senator Robert Harden, continued his assault on FBI director Hoover around issues of transparency and fiscal accountability.
Many see Harden's attacks as positioning him for his own run at the presidency.
Damnit! What? It's Friday, it's payday.
They crossed the border? I haven't heard yet.
Howdy, neighbour.
It's time to go.
- Thank you.
- Yeah.
I want you to know I would never have - signed that confession.
- I know.
So, uh, when you get on the boat you will have to be very careful.
So where do we go from here? Maybe it's one day at a time.
Are they OK? - Yeah.
- Did you get Calvin? Yeah, everybody's safe for now.
Look, I don't know what I can do to make you trust me again but I wanna try.
Thanks for stopping.
Hop in.

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