Grimm s01e09 Episode Script

Of Mouse and Man

You can't hide, maggot! You're going to get what's coming to you.
And you're going to get it now.
(CLATTERING) There's nowhere to go.
You can't hide from me.
(CLATTERING) Got you.
(MAN GROANING) (THUDDING) (MAN CHOKING) Truck was on its usual route, the Southeast.
Driver said the rear loader got jammed.
Got out to take a look.
Found the body.
NICK: How many stops did he make before he got here? He's not sure.
He started at 6:30 this morning.
Luckily he found it before it got to the dump, otherwise he would have never been found.
Can we roll the body? Well, I already took photos.
Evidence is pretty well contaminated, so yeah, we can take a few liberties here.
Let's roll him.
Ooh.
What do you think killed him? Leonard Lewis Drake, age 30.
Last known address, 841 Southeast Long Street, apartment 201.
Couple of assaults, DUI and three domestic violence charges.
Sounds like your basic bully.
Yeah.
That address is on the trash truck's route.
Time for a little dumpster diving.
Got some blood in here.
Yeah.
Time to bring in the team.
(DIALING) More blood here.
Need Forensics along the 800 block of Long Street.
Looks like he was dragged along the sidewalk after he was killed.
NICK: 841 Southeast Long Street.
HANK: Leonard Drake's address.
There's more blood on the ramp.
Time to get the manager.
One space per tenant.
All but two units are rented.
We got 25 units.
Most of the people are away at work right now, as you can see.
You know, we get more police here than I'd like to admit.
But you know some of our tenants, they, um They have problems.
Was Leonard Drake one of them? What's he done? He died.
What? Yeah.
Sometime last night.
Oh, my God.
Oh, that's terrible.
NICK: When was the last time you talked to him? Well, he was here last night.
He was having a fight with Mason, one of the other tenants.
Hey, Natalie didn't get hurt, did she? Who's Natalie? Oh, that's Lenny's live-in.
Great gal.
Not such great taste in men, you know, not to speak ill of the dead.
Natalie have a last name? Haverstraw, but she's not home.
Her car's gone.
That's her space.
And that's Lenny's car, the Mustang, but I guess he's not here either.
Anymore.
We're going to need the names of everyone in the building and all their vehicle plates.
How did Lenny die? He was murdered.
Oh, wow.
I did not expect that and I'm not totally surprised because he wasn't the nicest guy.
What about Mason? The tenant who you said had a fight with Lenny.
Oh.
That's Mason Snyder, yeah.
He's a lawyer.
Lives down the hall from Lenny.
Oh, that's his car over there.
We're going to need to see Lenny's apartment.
Got tools.
Murder weapon could be Lenny's.
NICK: Looks like Natalie left in a hurry.
Let's get her plate and APB her.
Need to get a team in here, see if there's any blood on the rug.
Pretty.
I wonder what she saw in him.
Love's a funny thing.
He must be laughing all the time.
(KNOCKING AT DOOR) NICK: Police! Open up.
All I did was ask him why did he have to take that engine apart on the kitchen table.
What he say? Nothing.
He just He had been drinking, and he stood up, and he hit me.
And then what happened? I told him that I'd had enough, and I went to the bedroom and started packing, and then he came after me and he grabbed me, and I think that he would have killed me, if it hadn't been for Marty.
Um, Marty is our downstairs neighbor.
He lives right below us.
That would be Martin Burgess in 101? Yeah.
He, uh He always heard everything.
And what did Martin do? He knocked on the door, and then that's what stopped Lenny, and then I felt afraid for Marty because Lenny started yelling at him, and then that's when Mason showed up.
Mason Snyder, who lives across the hall? Yeah.
And then they got into it and Lenny threatened to kill him.
And then where was Martin? He left when Mason and Lenny were yelling at each other.
And then I went and I got my stuff and Lenny tried to stop me, but Mason walked me to my car, so that he couldn't, and then I drove to Astoria and checked into a motel and What did Lenny say happened? Lenny was murdered last night.
I don't believe that.
We found his body this morning.
Mason killed him? We don't know.
You think that I did it? Did you? No, I How could I? I'm not strong enough.
People can do a lot of things when they're mad.
I hated him.
I wouldn't kill him.
Do you know anyone else who would? Yeah, like anybody who ever met him.
Why did you stay? At first he was pretty great.
And then the longer we were together, the worse it got.
I don't know, I guess I was just too scared to leave.
Think she could put a screwdriver through a man's throat? Hey, love's a funny thing.
Hey.
Any witnesses to the argument? Two guys from the building, Marty Burgess and Mason Snyder.
Marty Burgess owns a junk yard on the East Side called Marty's Junk Shop.
What about Snyder? Personal injury lawyer.
Start with the junk shop.
Hello! Maybe he's in the back.
I hate places like this.
Oh, why? It's just stuff.
No, it's people's lives falling apart.
What's left when the good times are over.
It's the death of dreams.
Thanks.
Now I'm creeped out.
(BANGING) Mr.
Burgess? Sorry.
We didn't mean to scare you.
NICK: Detectives Burkhardt and Griffin.
We just want to ask you a few questions.
About what? Your neighbor, Leonard Drake.
He was murdered sometime last night.
Murdered? According to Natalie Haverstraw, you were one of the last people to see him alive.
Well, if If it happened last night, I guess I was.
I don't really know what I can tell you.
I heard another argument between Mr.
Drake and Miss Haverstraw.
I was afraid that he might hurt her again.
I walked up and knocked on the door, but Natalie wasn't ls she okay? HANK: She's fine.
What did you do then? Nothing.
I should have, but Mr.
Drake was very angry at me.
What did you think of him? Truthfully? He was a terrible man.
He scared me.
Now, was your neighbor Mason Snyder involved in the argument? Yeah.
He got there after I did.
Can you describe the relationship between Snyder and Drake? I don't know.
Mr.
Drake was hard on everyone.
I think that he must have had a very difficult life to turn out so mean.
I felt kind of bad for Mr.
Drake.
And for Natalie too.
Look, I don't know what else I can tell you.
What did you do after the argument? I went back to my apartment.
NICK: Anyone verify that? My father.
He lives with me.
Thank you, Mr.
Burgess.
That's all for now.
We'll be in touch.
What'd I tell you? Living with all these shattered dreams can turn your head inside out.
Let's find Snyder.
(DOOR CLOSING) (ENGINE STARTING) Leonard Drake was a complete ass.
And trust me, I know an ass when I see one.
I've represented plenty of them.
But I didn't kill him.
Yeah, we argued.
I told him to leave her alone.
Um, and I told him to go to hell.
What did Leonard do when you walked Natalie to her car? He yelled.
(PHONE RINGING) Excuse me, I got to take this.
Mason Snyder.
(LAUGHS) Listen to me.
Mr.
Mancini is going to be limping for the rest of his life, and I'm not talking emotionally.
No, he lost his leg, you idiot.
No, no, no, you listen to me.
You multiply that number by 20, then we've got something to talk about.
So, what else you need to know? Except I'm innocent.
(LAUGHS) "After two days of waiting in Vienna, "I confronted the Lausenschlange in a dark alley.
"As I approached, he attacked.
"Had he recognized me for who I am, "he would not have been so bold.
"His carelessness cost him his head, "which I severed neatly with one blow.
(EXHALES) "I sliced open his belly, exposing the horrid contents of the missing children.
"I'm glad I brought an end to this disgusting coward.
"I only wish I would have found him sooner.
"Crawford Grimm.
" NICK: You ever seen one of these? MONROE: A Mauzhertz.
Pretty favorable likeness actually, given the subject.
Well, I think I saw one and he could be involved in a murder.
There's a reason you people never wrote about them.
They never do anything worth writing about.
This whole cartoon thing they got going, such a racket.
So they're harmless? Yeah.
I mean you say "Boo" and they scurry off to their safety zones.
They're very predictable that way.
What about a Lausenschlange? Lausenschlange? You saw a snake dude and lived to tell about it? Let me tell you, what you don't want to do is leave a Lausenschlange alone with a Mauzhertz.
That is a recipe for dessert.
(CELL PHONE RINGING) Mmm.
Excuse me a second.
Monroe.
Absolutely.
I know it well.
I think it's I think it's an E.
Howard & Company mechanism out of Boston.
Yeah, I can handle that.
No timepiece too big or too small.
I'm sorry.
Can you Can you hold a minute? It's a gig.
I got a gig.
That's good.
I have to go anyway.
Yeah, go ahead.
So what time? you.
Yeah, I'll see you then.
Awesome.
They were parked across the street right over there.
One of them was taking pictures of our house.
The other one had binoculars.
Huh.
Well, maybe they were real estate agents.
They drove off when I went out there.
You went out there? Yeah, somebody's taking pictures of our house.
I want to know why.
Look, I got the license plate number so we can find out who it is.
Better safe than sorry.
Yeah, this is Detective Burkhardt.
I want you to run a plate for me.
O- R-7-3-4-B-F-U.
Yeah, thanks.
Look, I'm sure it was probably nothing serious.
(CLATTERING) Stay inside.
(TWIG SNAPPING) JULIETTE: (LAUGHS) Don't arrest him.
He's just hungry.
Yeah, well, he's a rodent.
And he should be eating what rodents eat.
He isn't a rodent.
We're all mammals here.
Well, I am not eating what he's eating.
Sure you are.
You just got to it first.
Okay, smarty pants.
(CELL PHONE RINGING) Yeah, Burkhardt.
Yeah, let me get a pen.
All right, John Oblinger.
Got a name and address on the truck you saw.
So what do we do? Okay, we don't do anything.
I'll have somebody take care of it.
Let's go to bed.
Look, it's your word against mine.
And I got four little words for you.
Take me to court! Now get the hell out of my sight! I thought I told you to get the hell out of my (THUDDING) WU: Victim's name is Andrew Salazar.
That's his auto repair.
HANK: Two dumpsters, two dead bodies.
We may not have motive, but we sure got pattern.
Lucky it wasn't Tuesday.
Tuesday's trash day.
We could have been digging through garbage out at the dump.
Who found him? Archie Wayne, one of the mechanics.
First to show up this morning.
Said he found the place open.
Any sign of a break-in? No.
He was dumping the trash when he found the vic.
He thinks it might have been a disgruntled customer.
Apparently his boss was a terror.
Nobody liked him.
He said, and I quote, "I'm surprised somebody didn't stick a tire iron in him before this.
" Actually, that was a paraphrase.
I left out the bad language because I couldn't write that fast.
All right, we're going to need all the customer records from the last couple of months.
Yeah.
On it.
If this is the same killer, maybe this victim is connected to our first vic.
And if it's not, then our killer's making some random choices.
(INDISTINCT CHATTER) Hi.
Excuse me.
I'm I'm here for the (GRUNTING) (GRUNTS) (LAUGHING) (GASPS) Get in the house.
BOY: What? (DOOR SHUTS) (KNOCKING AT DOOR) Marty.
Hey.
I was worried about you.
Are you packing? Yeah, I I can't stay here.
Oh.
I don't blame you.
I didn't I didn't get a chance to thank you.
If it wasn't for you knocking on the door, I don't know what would have happened to me.
Oh.
You've always been really nice to me.
Where are you going? I don't know.
I I have to finish out my week at the office, and then I'm just going to start over someplace new.
Oh.
Someplace else.
But when I'm gone, would you do me a favor and take all of Lenny's stuff to your shop and just sell it? I don't ever want to see it again.
Okay? Okay.
By the way, how's your dad? About the same.
I know that must be hard on you, having to take care of him.
(MASON PANTING) All right, out of the way.
Men at work here.
Mason's helping me move.
Yeah.
I'm just helping the little lady move.
(CAR UNLOCKS) (CHOKING) She's mine, and so are you.
(INDISTINCT TALKING) (PANTING) (TIRES SCREECHING) (PANTING) (GRUNTING) NICK: We got something here.
What's up? Martin Burgess.
Junk shop guy.
Had his car repaired last week.
$1,200.
We should find out where he was last night.
Let's ask his dad.
He moved in with Marty a long time ago.
He's lived with him for years ever since he broke his back.
He's not exactly the nicest man I've ever met in my life.
(UNLOCKING DOOR) Mr.
Burgess, there's two policemen here need to talk to you.
ls that incense? Smells like it.
Mr.
Burgess, it's the police.
We're coming in.
God.
A hoarder.
How do you live like this? Smells like more than just incense.
(GRUNTS) HANK: He's been dead at least two days.
No signs of trauma.
Except maybe to Marty.
HANK: Maybe this is what set him off.
NICK: Or set him free.
How do you mean? Marty's 40.
Never been married.
He's taken care of his dad all these years.
Maybe the father-son relationship wasn't all that great.
He never had a chance to deal with it.
NICK: I think he's dealing with it now.
MASON: Listen to me very closely, do not take off the neck brace, period.
Do not go to the gym.
Do not mow your lawn.
You were seriously injured by that bus.
Now start acting like it.
(LAUGHS) What the hell are you doing here? You should leave Natalie alone.
Excuse me? I want you to leave her alone.
Are you asking to die? Because if you are, you came to the right place.
Let's get something straight, you don't tell me what to do.
I tell you.
That's just the way of this world.
You are never going to be any more than what you are.
A little rodent, with a little rodent's life.
(LAUGHS) You are pathetic.
Birthmark loser.
You are never going to amount to any more than what you are (SQUEAKING) which is nothing.
Nothing at all.
(GRUNTING) Marty? You brought me flowers? Beautiful flowers for a beautiful woman.
(LAUGHS) Thank you.
They're lovely.
ls Mason here? He couldn't make it.
Isn't that his car? I bought it.
You bought Mason's Camaro? I made us a reservation for dinner.
(LAUGHS) We should celebrate.
Celebrate what? You're leaving.
You're starting a new life.
So am I.
I can't believe he sold you his car.
He loves this car.
lt was a little more than he could handle.
(CELL PHONE RINGING) Yeah.
Burkhardt.
We need to palaver.
You don't sound so good.
Are you all right? I've been better.
I'm in the middle of something here.
Can it wait? Yeah.
I'm not going anywhere.
We got Marty Burgess's car.
Where? Parked in front of an office building on Grand.
(SIRENS WAILING) We have a 20 on Martin Burgess? OFFICER: No, sir, just the car.
This is the lawyer's office.
HANK: What's Marty got against him? Well, if he's killed two people and he's living with his dead dad, I don't think it matters.
Going to need an evidence team at 5431 Grand Ave.
, suite 204.
Marty's car's here and Marty isn't.
We better find that Camaro.
I'm very sorry, sir.
We're completely booked.
Without a reservation there's no way we can get you a table.
I'm sure you'll find a reservation under the name of Burgess.
Certainly, Mr.
Burgess.
This way.
I was thinking Seattle.
Or maybe Vancouver.
Really? I just thought maybe Eugene.
No.
You got to think bigger, Natalie.
The only thing that's holding you back is you.
You're smart.
You're pretty.
You can do anything you want.
I wish that was true.
(LAUGHS) Oh, it is.
We make our own truth.
Don't ever let anybody tell you what you can't do.
What about your dad? Are you going to take him with you? No.
I can't.
I can't live my life for him anymore.
I've got to do this for myself.
That's amazing.
What? I don't know.
You just seem like a different person.
Maybe you're just getting to know me a little bit better.
BOY: Cool.
MAN: Stop it.
Stop it right now.
WOMAN: Honey, please not now.
You embarrass me.
You should grow up.
Oh, oh, great, great.
So now we're going to get the tears, huh? And that's going to make everything better, isn't it? Listen, young man, you start acting like a grown up or I swear I will stick you in a child's seat.
You hear me? I asked you a question and I expect an answer.
Marty.
Stop it.
(LAUGHS) Who the hell do you think you are? Talk to him that way again and you'll find out.
(SCOFFS) Get away from me.
Dad! WOMAN: Honey.
BOY: Dad, are you all right? Marty, I think we should go.
Marty, come on.
What you did for that little boy was lt was actually pretty great.
(EXHALES) I had a dad like that.
He scared the hell out of me.
People like that They deserve to die.
Marty, I think you should slow down.
Okay, Marty, you're going too fast.
I've gone too slow my whole life.
Not anymore.
Not ever again.
(TIRES SCREECHING) (SIREN WAILING) Marty! Marty, you have to stop for the police! Marty! Marty, please stop! Stop the car! Stop! Hey.
Got the Camaro.
Patrol car was in pursuit but lost it heading north on 17th.
North on 17th? He's going to his shop.
How do you know? That's his safety zone.
What are we doing here? Marty, I want to go home.
Marty! Marty, Marty, please stop it.
Stop it.
They all want me to change back, but I won't.
I like the way that I am now.
Marty, please.
Stop it.
Stop! Found suspect's car at 742 Germantown Road.
Request backup.
He's got Natalie with him.
Marty! It's Detectives Burkhardt and Griffin! I'm here! Help me! (SCREAMS) (MUFFLED SCREAMING) Marty, we need you to let Natalie go.
Give yourself up.
Don't hurt her, Marty.
She hasn't done anything to you.
(MUFFLED SCREAMING) Marty, look at what you're doing.
Natalie's your friend.
Let her go.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No, I am not you.
Oh, my God! (EXHALES) We found your father.
We know he's dead.
No, he's not.
He was.
But he's not.
You think he's dead, but he's everywhere.
No matter how many times you kill him.
He's everywhere.
Do you have any idea what you've done? I know who you are.
Oh, no, you don't.
Nobody does.
Nobody knows me.
(SOBBING) Nobody does.
Nobody.
Nobody, nobody, nobody.
NICK: You went over there? I just wanted to drive by and see where they lived, that's all.
Juliette, I don't think that's a very good idea.
I didn't do anything.
I just parked, but then I saw the woman and I'm pretty sure it was the same woman that was in the truck outside our house.
Well, did she see you? Yeah.
And that's when it got really weird.
She had two kids in the front yard and as soon as she saw me, she got those kids into the house as fast as she could.
I think she was afraid of me.
Well, what did you do? Nothing.
I just looked at her.
Why would she be afraid of me? I don't even know who they are.
Well, maybe she thought that you were someone you weren't.
I wish I knew who they thought I was.
At least I know who you are.
(GROANS) Ooh.
What happened to you? Funny you should ask.
You happened to me.
Get in here.
Shut the door, will you? Who did this to you? I don't know.
I can track them down.
Look, I don't know who these guys were.
All right? All I know is if they wanted me dead, I would be dead.
So I can only imagine they were sending me some kind of message.
You ever see that before? Yeah.
Reapers.
You start messing with the status quo, there are some people who might not be exactly sanguine about that.
And what I am doing with you is definitely messing with the status quo.
I'm not going to ask for any more of your help.
Screw that.
I'm not running.
You ask me for all the help you need.
I've never been much of a status quo kind of guy.
And next time, we'll be ready for them.
(CHUCKLES)