Hostages s01e10 Episode Script

Burden of Truth

Why would the President want to kill your wife? Her very existence is a threat to him.
So, you're telling me, he's so afraid of a scandal that he would commit murder.
Yes.
This is crazy.
And, assassinating him, how does that even help you get his bone marrow? It was the only way to get near him.
I needed allies, resources, people inside the White House to help arrange all this.
So, we went to Kincaid's enemies.
They were willing to assist, on the condition that we guaranteed his death.
And, what about your team? Archer, Sandrine They're what, hired guns? Do they know all this? So you lie to them, too.
I told them what they need to know.
And I suggest you do the same with your family, especially Brian.
Do you trust how he'll react? You are out of your mind.
Innocent people are dead because of you.
I didn't want it to happen this way, but I'm in too deep.
If I back out now, they'll get rid of me.
And anybody else who's involved.
My family.
And your family.
You're an FBI agent, you can make a deal.
Go to the police, the prosecutors, there's a way out of this.
There isn't.
I can't stop this thing.
And neither can you.
Well, I don't accept that.
What if I go to the President? I'm meeting with his Chief of Staff tomorrow, I could tell him what's going on.
I don't think so.
The Chief of Staff just died of a heart attack an hour ago.
The Chief of Staff, and now Hoffman's dead, too? Just saw it on the news.
Police believe he was the victim of an attempted carjacking.
Hoffman I can understand.
He was getting too close to the truth.
But Creasy? Why'd they take him out? Creasy was never the boss.
Maybe the people up the chain got cold feet.
Decided to shut down the operation.
Eliminate loose ends.
If that's true, why aren't we dead? The night's still young.
Hoffman's murder wasn't a coincidence.
I just spoke to the guy, he knew what was going on.
Duncan and his friends are nervous and they took him out.
It's possible.
"It's possible"? Well, I don't think they would murder a federal agent.
What are you talking about? They just gunned down a teenager in our house.
They'll do anything to get rid of the President.
I have a feeling it's more complicated than that.
Why? I just do.
I don't think they're terrorists.
I think there's something else going on.
This leaves us in a bad spot.
We don't know who we're dealing with anymore.
Logan's our only partner now.
Partner? I'm not so sure.
I don't like the fact that he didn't give us a heads up about Hoffman.
Or Creasy.
- It's not a good sign.
- I'm meeting him tomorrow.
- I'll get some answers then.
- Just watch your step.
- Ellen figured it out.
- Excuse me? Nina.
Her relationship to the President.
The bone marrow.
The more people who know, the more complicated this becomes.
She's smart.
- She understands that.
- I know she's smart.
But will she keep her mouth shut? Do you know something that you're not telling me? - Like what? - I don't know.
That's why I'm asking.
Do you know why Duncan is doing this? No.
I have no idea.
One of my assistant's was there.
She saw it with her own eyes, said it was horrible.
Gasping and convulsing I can't even think about his poor wife and their little girl.
It's tragic.
Yeah.
I never cared for Quentin, but but any time a young man dies in the prime of his life Like Peter? Sort of.
What do you mean, "Sort of"? The truth is, Peter was partially responsible for his own death.
You think it was Peter's fault that his plane crashed? It was his fault that he thought he was invincible and could fly a plane over the Rockies, at night, after 20 straight hours of campaigning.
Don't look at me like that.
I loved him as much as you did.
For God's sake, I practically raised him.
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be honest about what happened.
I agree.
The way that my sister compartmentalizes, and rationalizes, it's It's infuriating.
"Peter was too brash, so, he died.
" There you go.
As simple as that.
Well, she didn't want to face the truth.
It's just, I wanted to say to her, God, I wanted to tell her so badly, the reason Peter died is because your husband had him killed.
Well, I'm glad you restrained yourself.
Here.
It wasn't easy, I swear.
Don't worry.
He'll pay for what he did.
He better.
- Are you losing faith? - I'm losing patience.
And confidence.
I still have no idea if this doctor is going to come through or if the FBI agent is doing his job.
Vanessa, what are you saying? I'm saying it's time for us to get more involved.
1.
10 - Burden of Truth I heard about our friend, Stan Hoffman.
Yeah.
Sad.
Another random act of violence.
I thought we were going to take care of that together.
Clock was ticking.
Had to take care of it myself.
Right.
- So, do you have the OR schematics? - No, not yet.
Security plan isn't final yet.
Surgery's in five days.
I'll see what I can do.
My contact had a heart attack last night.
Who do I talk to now? Should I be insulted? You have me.
My deal was with Creasy.
Not you.
So, with all due respect, I need to know my side of this is being taken care of.
If they want to reach out to you, they will.
Simple as that.
Oh, one more thing.
The five minute window you requested in the operating room? What about it? It's getting harder to make those arrangements.
That's non-negotiable.
Why do you need all that time? We made a deal.
I expect you and your partners to honor it.
I'll let them know.
- I just talked to our friend at the FBI.
- And? He wants direct contact with you.
It's not gonna happen.
He talks to you.
That's what I told him.
I got his cell number.
You ready? Go ahead.
202-555-0163.
It's encrypted.
I can't hack it.
So how do we get access? We need a warrant.
A warrant? What are you talking about, like going to a judge? Who said anything about a judge? I said we need a warrant, I didn't say it needed to be real.
The President seems to be a reasonable man.
Did you even try to approach him directly? I told you, that's not an option.
But how could you be so sure? So, he had an illegitimate child.
That was over 30 years ago.
Kincaid raped Nina's mother.
What? Kincaid was a young congressman at the time.
Nina's mother was a young journalist.
She went to his hotel room.
For an interview.
And he raped her.
A few weeks later, she threatened to go public with her story.
Kincaid tried to buy her silence.
How could you possibly know all this? Burton Delaney was one of Kincaid's closest advisors.
He told me what happened next.
I didn't force myself on her, Burton.
Now, you believe me, right? It's not about what I believe.
It's about your reputation.
Your political future.
You're on the cusp right now, Paul.
This accusation could derail your entire career.
I gave you the money to pay her off.
She wouldn't take it.
Double the offer.
Everyone has a price.
Not this one.
We need to take a different approach.
Well, what exactly are you saying? I'm saying this is a problem that won't go away on its own.
If you can't buy silence, you have to eliminate the source of the noise.
The woman's name was Kate Renner.
Burton knew her.
He couldn't go through with it, so he helped her get out of the country.
A few months later, he found out she was pregnant with Kincaid's child.
- Where is she now? - She died in childbirth.
- Oh - Burton adopted the girl.
Nina.
Raised her.
He never told her or anybody else the truth.
The only reason he told me is because because Nina got sick.
So, now do you understand? Kincaid is not a reasonable man.
Hey, Boyd.
It's Dad.
Did you get my last message? I haven't heard from you in a couple of days.
Hey, call me back, buddy.
Trying you again.
Hey, call me back.
Uh, I'm sure you're fine, but, uh, I'm getting worried.
Okay? Talk soon.
I love you.
You just found this phone? Yeah, it must have fallen out of his pocket when he climbed in the window.
But this is the first time I heard it ring, I swear.
Relax, I believe you.
What if Boyd's dad goes to the police? What are we gonna do? Maybe there's a medical solution.
If there were a medical solution, do you really think I'd be going through all this? Let me review Nina's files, maybe I'll come up with something that I've talked to the best oncologists in the world, Ellen.
There are no other solutions.
Look, I'm sure you're right.
But if I'm going to be standing over that man, watching him die on the operating table, I can't be wondering if Nina could have been saved some other way.
You're right.
Read the files.
Examine everything.
You'll come to the same conclusion I did.
I'll send over Nina's medical records to your office today.
Mr.
President.
I'm afraid he was needed in another meeting.
Ted Jankowski.
Acting Chief of Staff.
It's nice to finally meet you.
- Something I can help you with? - Uh, yes, there might be.
First of all, my condolences on Quentin.
I met him a few times.
Great loss.
I need to speak with the President.
He and I were supposed to discuss a major policy initiative.
- What initiative? - I'm afraid it's classified.
I'm sorry, but the President's schedule is fully booked.
We can set something up for next week.
Uh, this matter is time sensitive.
Any chance I can get even a brief meeting on schedule sooner than that? Sorry, it's a busy week.
- Ellen? - I found something in your wife's files.
1,249 people were tested, not one of them was a match.
But there was one anonymous donor who came close.
How close? 28%.
So? That's not enough for a viable transplant.
I know, but this person could be a relative, maybe even a sibling.
What I'm saying is, this person could lead us to a better match.
If there were a better match, we'd already know.
I'm trying to save your wife.
What do you need? Uh, name and address.
Give me the donor number.
With Creasy gone, I've got no damn access.
You still think Kincaid will go public with OTI before the surgery? Possibly.
- I don't know.
- Why roll the dice? - What are you saying? - OTI is important.
Don't give this bastard a chance to take that away from you.
Do we really want to bet the future of this country on Dr.
Sanders? Or Duncan Carlisle? They tried and failed.
Why should we believe they'll pull it off this time, hmm? Fair enough, but what other options do we have? It's not that easy to kill the President.
What did you find? The name of your mystery donor is Sally Whitaker.
I'm texting you her address now.
Okay, perfect.
I'll let you know what I come up with.
Can I help you? I'm looking for Sally Whitaker.
Is she in? I'm afraid she's not.
Do you know when she'll be back? I really need to speak with her.
What for? Oh, I'm sorry, I'm with the Reston Blood Bank.
I tried calling a few times, but I couldn't get through.
Um, it's about a recent donation Sally made.
I have the paperwork here somewhere.
Do you mind if I come in for a moment? Okay.
But, uh, you must have some kind of a mix-up.
Sally never mentioned anything about giving blood.
Are you sure? Our records indicate she did make a donation.
It was earmarked for a very sick patient, Nina Carlisle? Never heard of her.
Miss? Are you all right? Sorry, I just, uh, that photo there It just looks like someone I know.
Oh, yeah.
Them.
Um Yeah, they're, uh, friends of my wife.
Okay, well, I'm sorry to have bothered you.
Uh, can I just trouble you for a glass of water? I've been driving in the car all day, I just Sure.
Thank you.
I understand the President's going to New York tomorrow.
- Do you have his full itinerary? - They just issued it to us.
I'm talking about his unofficial itinerary.
The one that includes his off-the-record meetings.
I will.
I'm on his detail tomorrow.
He'll have at least one off-the-record meeting tomorrow.
I want exact details.
Time and place.
Operational security.
Everything.
Copy that.
Logan, one more thing.
I'm gonna need you to get in touch with somebody.
Hey, sweetie.
I'm with customers, can I call you right back? Sorry, my name's Ellen.
I found this phone in the street and just called the last number dialed.
Oh, thanks so much, it belongs to my husband.
Well, I just want to return it to the owner.
That's so nice of you.
I can come get it wherever is convenient.
Uh, well, I'm driving right now, where are you? Uh, North Arlington.
Near Wilson Boulevard and 20th.
Well, I can drop it over to you if you like.
I have to head over there in about a half hour, anyway.
Really? You're an angel.
I'm in the antique store on the corner.
See you soon.
Yeah? - Raven gave me your number.
- Okay, I'm listening.
I'd like to meet in person.
- It's about a job opportunity.
- Where's the party? I can tell you everything in person.
But Raven said to let you know that it'd be a platinum level gig, platinum level pay.
Sounds good.
Meet me in 30 minutes at Mitchell Park.
- Southwest corner, I'll find you.
- See you there.
What, did you use a fake warrant? Warrant was real.
Signature was fake.
Nobody ever looks.
- So, what's this phone call about? - I don't know.
You think it's anything to do with us? In the past 24 hours, a Secret Service agent and the Chief of Staff were killed.
The fact that Logan's reaching out to some sort of operative? It's not good.
Hi.
I called you about your husband's phone.
Oh, hello.
I'm just finishing up some paperwork, why don't you come on back? You have some beautiful pieces here.
Who the hell are you? Start talking.
Put the gun down.
Please.
Who are you? I'm a doctor.
My husband called me.
I know you came to the house.
You stole his phone.
What do you want? I know you're related to Nina Carlisle.
You two are a 28% match for bone marrow type.
Trust me, you don't want to get involved in this.
I saw the wedding photo in your hall.
If you knew what was good for you, you'd leave and never come back.
Well, I can't do that.
I know who you are.
You're Kate Renner.
Nina's mother.
I haven't heard that name in many years.
Why are you here? Burton Delaney.
He told me your story, I'm sorry.
It was a lifetime ago.
I've moved on.
I thought you were dead.
That was the idea.
Must have been hard.
Giving up your child.
What do you want? Your daughter is sick.
She has leukemia.
She needs a donor.
You're not a close enough match, but I was hoping you could lead me to one.
If Nina has one other blood relative, there's a chance.
Did you ever have any other children? No.
I see.
Well, I'm sorry to have disturbed you.
Why is Nina's life so important to you? Because I have a family too.
Hi, can I help you? Yes, I'm John Norton.
Boyd's father.
Oh, right.
Boyd.
Right okay.
Um, I'm Brian Sanders.
Come on in.
Nice to meet you.
Morgan's told me all about your son.
Oh, well I'm sure you heard the news.
No, I haven't.
Everything okay? Not exactly.
I'm afraid, Boyd, uh Well, he broke up with your daughter in a rather cowardly manner.
Oh.
Um, okay.
Well, listen, not to worry.
Boys that age tend to not have the highest emotional IQs.
Yeah, I agree.
That's why I'm here.
I'd like to talk to Morgan, in person.
I feel I owe it to her.
Okay.
Sure.
Morgan! Morgan? This is Mr.
Norton.
Boyd's dad.
We've met.
Hello, Mr.
Norton.
Hi, Morgan.
Nice to see you, I wish it were under different circumstances.
I felt I needed to come over and apologize to you on my son's behalf.
That's so sweet of you, but you didn't have to do that.
I'm fine.
Really, I'm okay.
Um, I'm confused.
I'm sorry, Mr.
Sanders, I thought you knew.
Look, I heard from Boyd about an hour ago.
He told me everything.
This is no ordinary target.
He's a man, like any other.
You pull the trigger, you get paid.
I want double what you're offering.
I can go back with that.
Anything else? Yeah, I pick my team.
Okay.
I'll reach out to you later today with more details.
Come to think of it, I do have one question.
Why? It's okay, Mr.
Norton.
My parents know that I got pregnant.
Boyd shouldn't have run out on his responsibilities.
I mean, now is not the time to ship out on a fishing boat for three months.
Well, he's been talking about that for a long time.
I know.
He has no idea how hard the work's gonna be.
Well, I don't blame him Mr.
Norton, and I certainly don't blame you.
I appreciate that, Morgan.
Really, I do.
But you know, it's not really Boyd's fault.
The truth is, I should have set a better example.
I wasn't around enough when he was growing up.
It was nice to see you again, Morgan.
Guess my son has a lot of growing up to do.
I need your help.
Take a look at this photo.
Who are they? The guy on the right is our contact inside the Secret Service.
His name's Logan.
He met up with that other guy about a half an hour ago.
Duncan wants to know who he is.
I'll run it through facial recognition.
See if we get a hit.
Are you okay? Yeah, I'm fine.
What happened with Sally Whitaker? She's Nina's mother.
What? Sally Whitaker's real name is Kate Renner.
Are you positive? Yes, I I saw a picture of you and Nina.
In her house.
And I confronted her and she confirmed everything you said about Kincaid.
She's been living under an assumed identity all these years.
Why didn't you tell me? What good would it have done for me to tell you? You don't think Nina would have wanted to know her mother was alive? Of course she would have.
That's why I had to lie.
You think I wanted to keep this secret? I did it to protect everybody.
Nina, Kate, Sawyer.
- You could have told me.
- I could have.
But then what? You'd be forced to lie to your wife every day for the rest of your life.
I carried that burden with me since she was born.
Trust me.
I did you a favor, Duncan.
You know I always thought of you like a son.
I know you have.
So I'm gonna ask you one time.
Is there anything else you haven't told me? - Excuse me? - I don't want any more surprises.
I've told you everything.
Duncan, it's me.
What is it? Kramer took a photo of a guy talking to the Secret Service agent.
You got a name? Robert Harper.
Former Army Ranger and decorated sniper.
Sniper? Four tours of duty in Iraq.
Over 100 confirmed kills.
Duncan.
What is it? The guy Logan was talking to in the park.
He's a sniper.
They want to take me out.
They did the math and decided that it was just too risky to continue the operation.
- Creasy, Hoffman.
- Now me.
They're mopping up.
- You should get out of the country.
- No.
- We've come too far.
- So, what do you propose? Shoot the sniper before he shoots me.
What the hell just happened back there with Boyd's father? I found Boyd's phone.
And his Dad kept calling, so Sandrine and I texted him back.
We made up a cover story, so that Mr.
Norton wouldn't go to the cops.
What? I can't believe you.
When were you going to tell me this? We didn't know he was going to come over.
"We"? Hey.
We're not on the same side, Morgan.
We have to cooperate with them.
- Besides - Besides what? They didn't mean to kill Boyd.
It just happened.
Oh, for God sakes.
Morgan, listen.
These people are holding us hostage.
They're evil.
You see that, don't you? - How are you feeling? - Optimistic.
Now, frankly, I never liked the idea of sitting back and relying on somebody else.
I'm a Marine at heart.
- Only happy in the mud.
- But you clean up so well.
You can't have dirt on your shoes in the oval office? That is why I have you to keep me civilized.
Not too civilized.
What about that FBI agent? Carlisle.
- I'm handling it.
- Good.
Hey, uh I'm worried about Morgan.
She's starting to believe these guys.
What do you mean? She helped them cover up Boyd's death.
It's like she's part of their team.
She told me what happened.
I don't understand why you're so upset with her.
What do you mean you don't know why? I think she did the right thing, given the circumstances.
We're in too deep.
We no longer have the privilege of being - moralistic.
- What the hell does that mean? I think your initial instinct was right.
- Initial instinct? - That I should do what they want.
I know I told you to cooperate, but you were the one who had the strength to say no.
You fought back.
I admire that about you.
You made the right choice.
Did I? Too many people have died since then.
You almost died.
All to save one man? No, I'm not willing to sacrifice our family for the life of Paul Kincaid.
Where is that coming from? Nowhere.
It's just a decision that I have to make.
That's Duncan talking.
- What? - He's been manipulating us from the start.
You gotta let me in.
We gotta be together on this.
If I do what he wants, then we're free.
We cannot trust him.
I disagree.
The guy was hard to track down but I got an address for you.
Thanks.
- Do you need any help? - No, I got it.
And thanks for sticking around.
Archer was right about you.
You're good.
I'll take care of the sniper tonight.
- What's wrong? - Nothing.
I, um It's about my kid.
Well, go.
I'll cover for you.
Thanks.
What do you want? This was in Boyd's pocket.
Guess he meant it for you.
Hey.
Where did you bury him? Don't think about that.
Just keep the ring.
Did you kill him? I went to his apartment, but he wasn't there.
He's on a plane to New York City right now.
If he's trying to kill you, why is he on his way to New York? Because I'm not the target.
The President is.
He's scheduled to be in New York all day tomorrow.
The question is, where and when? How are they planning to take him out? Glad you could make it.
- Where's my son? - Safe and sound.
With his father.
Call him if you don't believe me.
I just needed to make sure you'd show.
What do you want? I have a business proposition for you.
Low risk.
High reward.
My kid is the one who believes in fairy tales.
Not me.
I need a friend inside Duncan's operation.
A friend? You're talking to the wrong girl.
Okay, a spy.
Better? What are you offering? He spends the morning at the UN, but security there is far too tight.
Lunch and photos at the New York Stock Exchange and then a meeting at the Federal Reserve.
Both hard targets.
Doesn't seem viable.
Here.
At 5:30, the President has scheduled a meeting with Mike Petrocelli, head of the Teamsters.
That meeting is a fiction.
How do you know? Kincaid's got the unions in his pocket for years, and he hates Petrocelli, he's not wasting an hour with him.
Unless it's an election year.
So where do you think he's going? To church.
What? When I was in his camp, he always stopped by St.
Theodore's when he was in New York.
The church is on Broadway and 24th, which is five minutes away from his 4:30 meeting.
- You think that's where he's going to be? - I do.
And it's the perfect place to take him out.
If they succeed, Nina dies.
Then we need to get there first.