Guilt (2019) s01e03 Episode Script

Episode 3

1 This is the best yet.
When they bottled that, your lot were communists.
Things have changed.
- I've noticed.
- So everything is OK? Everything is OK.
You know, with these laws of yours, it is easier in Scotland than anywhere else even London.
Well, we always like to beat the English.
My associates want to double the money coming through.
No problem.
Are you sure? I'm sure.
The money.
How do you clean it? How do you dirty it? At least it was peaceful.
Aye, that was something.
Well, as you know, Walter left you everything, the full caboodle.
That's the last thing I care about.
Sorry.
Almost everything.
Pardon? He left his vinyl record collection to his niece.
That wasn't in the will from what he told me.
No, it was a codicil which he gave me last time I saw him, which I must admit, I can't immediately find.
Och, I'm sure I could sort that out for you, Henry.
No, I'm afraid I can't settle the estate until I speak to her.
Och No! The estate needs settled, Henry.
Not without speaking to her, Sheila.
My hands are tied.
I remember she lived abroad.
Was it Australia, maybe? America.
I met her at the house.
She's a nice lassie.
I'll tell her that you want to see her.
Wonderful.
You know, Roxy Music and there are some significant caveats to this but Roxy Music could caveats to follow have been bigger than The Beatles.
I'm worried you're going to tell me the caveats.
I could whittle them down to ten.
You can have three.
I can't the argument justice in three.
It's ten or nothing.
Nothing.
Genuinely happy with nothing.
Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music Where did you get these? I arrived in Scotland a few months ago.
I wanted to see Walter before he died, but it wasn't just that.
I had to get away from America, from my ex, from a lot of things I didn't want to go back to.
But Walter was kind of OK.
The doctor said he had six months, he was well looked after, he had this whole thing with the old lady over the road, so I went travelling up to the Highlands.
Went broke, wound up working in a bar, which I guess was illegal on my tourist visa.
Then I overstayed it anyway.
So when Walter died and I had to speak to the lawyer I don't know, it just felt safer to tell everyone I'd just got here.
- You should have told me.
- I know.
Obviously, I didn't think that this was going to happen.
And I'm telling you now.
But I'm sorry.
I lied to you and I don't want to do that any more.
You know, sometimes good people, very good people, find themselves in desperate situations, and they lie, and they feel terrible about it, but You know, as long as they make amends, then for me, it's bygones all round, sort of thing.
Thanks for understanding.
This does not change me wanting you to stay.
I thought when you said that Jake, I said I was staying a little longer to figure things out, but I mean, beyond that? Oh, this place is getting sold, for a start.
Well, we can live at mine.
Or somewhere better.
And I'd work illegally? Or would we both live off your store? Well, the shop does all right - I think.
- You think? Well, Max's accountant does my books.
You know, I don't really get into it.
You don't get into it? - It's your store.
- Yeah, it is.
But, you know, that's just the way it's always worked, you know? I sign a few forms here and there and that's it, really.
Let's talk about this later.
I-I need to pack up Walter's stuff.
OK.
I'll see you later, then.
Sure.
And I'm sorry for lying to you.
Ah, don't worry about it.
These things even themselves out.
Rewind it.
Could you go a wee sandwich? No thanks.
Play it.
I can turn out a decent coronation chicken traditional What was that? I didn't see.
Oh, aye.
Right enough.
Got good eyes.
That's Walter.
Poor old bastard.
Oh, well.
There we go.
Morning, Jake! - All right, Kenny.
- Want a lift? Er No, I'm fine, thanks.
- Shanks's pony frees the mind.
- What, you don't have a car? By choice.
Planet's dying, Kenny.
I use the trams.
People knock them, but I like their whole vibe.
They've got this sorta quiet dignity.
So Max drives, does he, when you two are palling about? Oh, I wouldn't say me and Max do much palling about.
Well, you have recently.
Yeah, well, that's because Aye, I suppose.
- I'll see you later on, Jake.
- Aye, maybe.
Feels like I'm doing more and more of these.
These are the page numbers, right? I imagine so.
I want to see the rest.
Sorry? Let's see what kind of shape the business is in gauge potential and so on.
I'll tell you what, mate.
Why don't you just sign these just now and I'll be sure to pass that on? No, it's my shop.
I want to see the rest.
OK.
Hi.
Erm Listen, I'm quite busy right now.
Candle in the room in the afternoon How do you spoon? She will be soon Wait me a fork Raise a knife Speaks a joke She soaks me alive Candle in the room in the afternoon How do you spoon? She will be soon Wait me a fork Raise your knife Speaks me a joke She soaks me alive Oh Sit down on my chair When nobody want to care Hiya, buddy.
Sorry I missed ya earlier.
Yeah, don't worry about that.
Hey, I had a weird call from my accountant.
He says you didn't sign off some papers.
Yeah, I was thinking I should take charge of that stuff.
- You should? - Yes, Max.
Me.
I don't mean you couldn't.
It's just - Why would ya want to? - Cos I can't spend my life like this, I want to take on responsibility, be more ambitious.
Well, what do you want to know? Everything.
I want to make plans, Max, think about the future, work out what this place can offer us.
- Us? - Me.
Whatever.
OK, erm Let me look into it.
Hey, Claire.
- Holy shit.
- Yep.
Are you enjoying it? Well, that's not important.
Well, it's kind of important.
No, look I just need someone to tell me how insane this is.
- I'm sorry I've put that on you - It's not insane.
Having an affair? Though "affair" sounds a little grandiose, doesn't it? It's more Oh, I don't know what it is.
- Do you think Max has ever ? - No.
Max cares about image and control which, as it turns out, is a really good substitute for, you know, morality.
- So what are you going to do? - I don't know.
I know I have a nice life, and I should be grateful for it but I don't remember ever agreeing to any of it.
It just sort of happened.
And then I look at you and I can see that you're different that you've made decisions not just, you know played it safe.
Yeah, I've made a lot of decisions, Claire.
And a lot of them have been terrible, and I regret them.
And what I regret more than anything is that, on a few occasions, I didn't just play it fucking safe.
There is a lot to be said for having a nice life, Claire.
That's all.
He's done.
That seems unlikely.
We had a good run, Cameron.
You had a very good run.
But it's time to take my brother and his shop out of the equation.
I can still do what I need to do, but he needs to go.
Max, I'm afraid that you've fallen for a deception.
This is not really me.
And this us it's not really me, either.
I am simply a legitimising presence.
And behind me, Max Behind me is reality.
And you don't want to know what the reality is, and you certainly don't want to meet it.
So, please, let us keep the pretence.
Let us fix this.
I don't know if I can.
Well, I hope you can.
What are you up to? Hey! Just sorting out this place a bit.
Weird stuff at the back, collectibles up front, throw them in with the big guns and then hopefully lead them down a wormhole or two, you know? - Well, I'm sure that will - help.
Going to get a website done, bring in the international collectors.
Good luck with that.
And if I'm honest, Max, I'm wondering if I should move up town.
- Just sell this place, see what's available - No! Jake, no, it's That's not possible.
Vinyl's booming, Max just not in Leith.
I spoke to your accountant.
He's going to do you a financial summary.
Should take a few weeks, so, you know, just crack on as normal till then.
Nah.
- Sorry? - I don't want summaries, Max.
I want the full shebang.
- Why?! - Cos it's my shop! Yeah, it is.
It is.
But there's a couple of wee tax things involved, which are to both our benefits.
It's best you don't know the details.
It's called plausible deniability.
Is that what it's called? Yes, Jake, that's what it's called.
Now I want to know everything see what you've got me into.
Got you into? I kept you in bloody business! - What does that mean? - It means just do what I tell ya! Get me my accounts, Max! Get me the paperwork for this place, then leave me alone.
Fine.
I'll cut you loose.
Let you sink or swim.
That's all I want.
Not to ruin the surprise, it'll mostly involve sinking.
Bye, Max.
Oh I'll be going up at lunchtime.
Tomorrow? Fuck off, Max.
Oh, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on! Yes! Come on! But here come the others tightening up again Oh, no, no, no, no! No, no, no! No! Hi! I can't take your call just now, but please leave a message and I'll call you right back.
Hi, it's I'm sorry.
I wish I was braver but I'm not.
And I should tell you that now, for both of us.
I'm really sorry but bye.
Well? Sit down, Max.
Would you like a lemonade? It's just off the draught, but it's Kenny, I don't appreciate the mystery.
You're not a man who has earned the right to mystery.
OK.
Well?! Oh, I'm sure it was an accident.
What was? When you killed Walter.
Mm? Oh! Oh, Jesus, Kenny! This is you sober? You and Jake, your car late, dark.
Walter's out on the road.
Then you put him back in his house, buggered off, and here we are.
Without wanting to entertain what is clearly the result of a booze-ravaged mind, I'd like to point out Walter died of cancer.
Aye, you had a right result there, didn't you, Max? A right result just like you had with the paint sample.
Kenny, I hope you get the help you so clearly need.
I found the garage.
I spoke to the mechanic who knocked the dents out of your car.
You shouldn't have used your credit card, Max! But that's the arrogance there, you see? - This is ridiculous.
- No, it's not.
I've known you for a long time, Max.
This is entirely logical.
This is something you would do.
This is exactly what you would do.
What do you want, Kenny? I want my family back, which means I want my career back, which can happen one of two ways.
I can take you down, and prove that I'm straight enough to shop a client.
What's the second way? Full partner.
- With whom? - With you.
- You're deranged.
- You do the legals, I'll handle investigations, security, whatever needs done.
- Needs done? - I can be between you and the street, Max, which is something you require, considering who you're involved with.
You've no idea who I'm involved with.
I do, but I don't think you do.
Mm! Just think about it, Max.
And be careful.
So I thought a website could bring in international collectors, you know? You don't have a website? I always thought it was cooler to fly under the radar, sort of thing.
So your business plan was to kind of hide.
I thought the punters would seek me out like a hidden gem, you know? - How did that go? - Oh, I overestimated the punters' seeking-out abilities.
Truth be told, they're pretty shite at it, which is why I'm looking to move the shop up town.
- Get in amongst it.
- You could do that? 'Course I can! With the move, busier shop, I could do with the help, you know? Let's see what happens.
What's this? It's just one of Walter's crazy notes.
Who's Jessie? I don't know.
- Follow them.
- What is this? We're friends of Cameron.
Now, follow them! You need to come down here now.
What? It's probably nothing.
What is it? Do you know who I am? You work for me.
I didn't know that.
Well, that's why I am who I am because people like you work for me and don't know they're doing it.
Erm Look, whatever this is, I And I don't know the details of it.
I've never known the details.
Your brother's shop is a registered address of 43 Scottish limited partnerships, and he knows fuck all about it.
- Yeah.
- Now I need those limited partnerships to stay open and the money that goes through them to keep going through them money which, incidentally, is about to double, so this is not a good time for, er, disruption.
Let's work out what we can Now the reason that you recognise me, Max, is because, for many years, myself and the people that work for me have committed significant amounts of extreme violence.
But of course, that's all in the past now.
You know, I'm a businessman now, but a businessman who, in the past, has committed significant amounts of extreme violence.
Have you seen a dog, mate? You've got until the end of the day to get your brother under control.
You leave my brother alone.
P-please.
Well, I suppose that's in your hands, son, isn't it? I'm sorry.
Yeah.
Where are you? Chasing something up.
She's looking for you.
I won't be long.
I miss him terribly.
But it was God's way.
I'm sorry for your loss.
I looked after Walter for a long time.
We had an agreement.
All he had was his house, but it was Well, it was a haven to him, particularly towards the end.
So I paid for everything specialist care, all those daft alternative treatments and when he died, he left me the house.
The solicitor will sell it and, after I've been repaid, the balance goes to charity.
- Lifeboats.
- Aye, he loved those lifeboats.
But it turns out, unbeknownst to me that Walter left his record collection to a niece in America, his only family.
Not that she had anything to do with him.
Well, we don't know where she is.
The solicitor's lost the instruction.
I mean, it could take months to find her if we even can.
I'm in debt, love, and all for the sake of a few records.
And that's when Gordy had his wee idea.
Well, it wasnae my All people are expecting is a grieving niece.
All Walter's solicitor is expecting is an American woman with an American passport.
No.
Gordy talks about you a lot.
He says you turned up here in slightly reduced circumstances.
Perhaps you'd accept some money for your time.
I was thinking maybe £10,000? - It's just a wee idea.
- I know, but I'm not a criminal.
I know you're not.
But what you are is skint, scared, and trapped in this shithole, and you're running away frae something.
I imagine you're running away from a man.
I know about running away frae your man.
I ran away from his father all the time, but I always went back because of money.
So I hustled and scrapped.
And one way or another, I put money between him and me and that is how I got away.
And I think you're trapped here and you can't go home cos you've got no money to put between you and him.
I'm giving you half a chance.
A wee head start.
This wasn't his idea.
'Course it wasn't.
And the lifeboats don't get shit.
- Of course they don't! - No? Ten grand.
Stevie? Is it Stevie? I forget.
Sorry, boss.
I was just chasing something up.
- All right? - You two are up.
Uncooperative complainer.
- Oh, sorry, boss, we're clocking off - Have fun.
When you told me you were going on holiday, I said, "Don't be away on the 19th.
" Cos on the 19th, the label were up from London to see the band, and I said to you I'd go see her every day in that place like I did when you were busy getting married, busy building your house, busy starting your practice but I needed the 19th off and you just went, anyway and I was halfway through the sound check when I got the call.
Jake, I've got more pressing matters And by all accounts, the boys did all they could but I was lead guitar, so they were a right mess.
- They said she had months.
- Well, they said she might have months.
Oh, Jesus Christ, Jake! The shop that's how I got over it.
When you bought me the shop, I thought, "Well, there's some feeling there", "there's some humanity, there's some guilt.
" But now, now, it looks like that's not why you bought me the shop at all.
I opened my practice in the middle of the recession.
I was arrogant, stupid, and things got a little desperate, and I got in a wee bit of trouble.
I don't want to hear it.
- Well, you need to hear it.
- I don't want to, Max! I just want to stand here and think about how things might have gone because that's what I do every year.
I stand here, I look at that date, and I think about how things might have gone, and how I might have escaped like you escaped.
You're not listening to me.
- I didn't escape! - Because that was it! That was my way out, and you took it from me.
Jake, if your band was going to get signed, they'd have got signed.
You're probably right, but it would have been nice to have had a shot, you know, at something, something bigger, something better, something real.
Well, now maybe I do.
I can understand why you think like that, because you're a better man than the life you've had.
And maybe I should've helped you more.
I shouldn't have let you struggle.
I suppose I thought that, for you, struggle was just, you know, part of your whole thing, you know.
And I was wrong, and I'm sorry.
I can help you now, more than you can imagine.
Because if you want bigger and better and all that bollocks, then stick with me because that's how you'll get it.
Stick with me.
Stick with the shop and the system.
That's the right way, Jake.
Take out what you want.
And the wrong way The wrong way is to go with her.
And if, in your head, it's between me or her, I hope it's not even a question.
But if it is then believe me, Jake, the answer and it is fucking resounding the answer is me.
Maybe you're right.
Maybe she's the wrong option.
But I've got nothing to lose, Max.
I've lived half my life and I've nothing to lose.
Jake, you're in danger, proper danger.
- Then call the police.
- No! No, we can't.
We never can, can we, Max? Not now, not when we hit Walter.
What have you done? What have you done to me? I can tell you as much as you want to know.
It's It's up to you.
But if you walk away from me now, we're fucked.
Both of us.
Properly.
Seriously.
Dangerously fucked.
Well, it's nice to have the company.
Fuck.
Hi, er, where are ya? Where? The chequebook? We can start with the chequebook.
Jesus Christ! Are you kidding me? - 50 quid here and there? - A little more than that.
- Well, not much more.
- You said you paid for everything.
I did, and then he paid me back.
He was housebound.
Do you know what housebound means? I mean, it's fairly self-explanatory.
That's not what you said.
What do you want me to tell you, love? About going over there at the crack a dawn and coming home in the dark? About cooking his meals and cleaning his house? About washing the body of a dying man? Cos that's a fucking barrel of laughs! You took his money, then you waited for the house.
And then Well, you had enough of waiting, didn't you? - I don't understand.
- I think you were overdosing him.
You've lost your bloody marbles! And so did Walter.
He left a note in the records for his niece.
"Non compos mentis", hm? That's what the doctor said.
That's where your note if there was a note came from.
An unsound mind.
A scared, confused man who barely knew his name.
What the fuck did you get me into? You need to go now.
America, anywhere.
Just go! You'll get your money when the house is sold.
You think I trust you to leave without it? That is very hurtful.
You're a liar.
There are only liars in this room.
Well, that was a shitty way to do it.
Yeah.
It was.
Sorry.
You're going to have to talk to me soon or we'll encounter operational difficulties.
You're the definition of operational difficulties, Stevie.
That's your main talent.
Where is she? - The uncooperative complainer? - He.
Sign in here, please? - What sort of domestic? - IC2.
Right.
Drink-driving? No, found unconscious at Leith Docks.
Here, why don't you take this one and come in late tomorrow? - Are you taking the piss? - Come in late all week.
- I'll cover for you.
- Stevie I've covered your arse all day, while you've been at the bookies, and my reward was calling my ex's smug bitch of a wife to get her to pick up my kids from school, so for the sake of novelty as much as anything just do your bloody job for five minutes.
I wasn't at the Mind if I take a seat? Nothing can, you know, happen.
Not here.
And I know it's a little late for me to start - laying down moral markers - Nice house.
Thanks.
I suppose a place like this comes with a lawyer husband ill-gotten gains and all that.
It's not ill-gotten.
He works hard.
- Does he talk to you about his work? - No.
It's one of the many things we don't talk about.
I don't get it.
- Why would you even care about Max? - I'm sorry, er I shouldn't have shown up like this.
No.
I'm sorry.
Because you were the first bit of happiness proper happiness I have had in a long, long time so I reacted, obviously, - by running away.
- Claire, it's cool.
Maybe we should ? I don't have to make any decisions yet, do I? Don't do anything for me.
Honestly, I-I don't want you to do that.
What was it? It was fun.
That's all.
But don't beat yourself up, don't do anything drastic.
I'm sure I'll see you at the gym.
- Bye, Claire.
- No, wait I It's a shame what happened to him.
To Walter.
Aye, it was.
It was a shame what happened to Ralph, too.
Eat your soup, son.
You're going to get up the road before it gets too dark.
Can you hear us, Mr Burns? I asked 'em not to call ya.
What happened? Someone hit me from behind.
I didn't see what happened.
I'm exercising my legal right not to comment further.
This was a violent attack.
That's not someone we want on the streets.
I'm exercising my legal right not to comment further.
Call us if you change your mind.
Thanks for coming in.
I don't know why you still come in, Stevie.
Just get signed off depression or whatever you want to call it.
I'm not depressed! Really? Well, you should be at least a wee bit.
And I say that with love.
Oh, bollocks! I've left my phone in there.
Christ's sake! I know, I know.
It's fine.
You go.
I'm just round the corner from here.
Come on! I've wasted enough of your time today.
You get up the road.
And I'll be in early tomorrow, I promise ready to fight the good fight, wash the scum from the street and all that.
Bye, Stevie.
- Hello? - Sheila.
Henry McKinnon.
- How are you? - I'm confused, Sheila, is how I am.
- Oh? - I've just had an e-mail from Walter's niece.
Right! Jessie in Australia.
She had a note of condolence from a family friend, which confused her because she didn't know Walter had died.
Well I-I tried.
You'll just scare him.
You'll just scare him.
You shouldn't have come up here, Mum.
The solicitor knows that Angie's not Walter's niece.
- I'm seeing him tomorrow, so I need you.
- No.
Sorry? Ralph died and you got his house.
Walter died and you're getting a house.
Now, I don't want to know what you've done, but I don't want to be involved not with this, not with you.
Ralph was sick and he died, and that was very sad.
And I got a house and you got your pub, so there you go.
Now, concentrate, Gordy.
- The solicitor - You're on your own, Mum.
She doesn't know anything.
How do you know? She trusts me.
Clearly.
Befriend.
That's what I said befriend.
You can't get much friendlier than that.
She doesn't know anything.
OK.
No!