Hostages s01e11 Episode Script

Off the Record

Previously on Hostages Who the hell are you? I know you're related to Nina Carlisle.
Trust me, you don't want to get involved in this.
You're Kate Renner.
Nina's mother.
- Glad you could make it.
- What do you want? I need a friend inside Duncan's operation.
You're talking to the wrong girl.
Okay, a spy.
What are you offering? Just because we're sleeping together, you do not get to treat me like your secretary.
- OTI has to end.
- You want to dismantle it? I want to expose it.
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? 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? 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.
If they succeed, Nina dies.
Then we need to get there first.
The president is gonna be in New York today.
Another team is being assembled to take him out while he's there.
- We have to stop them.
- Hold up there.
- How exactly is that on us? - Target goes away, our payday goes away.
- Our deal is with you.
- Your deal is to complete the mission.
We can't do that if somebody beats us to the punch.
So how do we do it? None of this is your fault.
You didn't ask for this, and you don't deserve it.
But now that we're here, we have to do everything we can to make the right decisions.
We shouldn't be helping these people.
- What about when we don't have a choice? - You always have a choice.
- Mom says we need to cooperate.
- Cooperate? Yeah.
Not collaborate.
- What does that mean? - It means that when this is over I want you to be able to look at yourselves in the mirror.
I don't want to let them turn you into something that you're not.
They made you lie to Boyd's father about his death.
And they made you come up with a phony alibi for Kramer.
Where is this gonna end? - With Mom killing the president.
- I don't accept that.
And if it does, then If it does, then what? I don't want this family to lose its way.
Everybody on your feet.
You're coming with us.
Let's go.
Move! Get up! Move! Up! I'm glad you called.
So all I gotta do is tell you what's going on? Like I said last night, all I need is information.
Where people are, what they're doing.
You're my eyes and ears.
I want to know if Duncan's sticking to the plan, that he's watching the Sanders family 24/7.
And, if he's not, call me.
How do I know you're gonna deliver on your end of this? Two Canadian passports.
One for you, one for your son.
And what about the cash? Keep it.
Consider it a gesture of good faith.
I'll give you the rest when this is all over.
10 grand is nothing to the people I'm working for.
They just wanna know what's going on with Duncan.
It's an insurance policy.
That's all.
You made the right decision.
Trust me.
It's much better than the alternative.
I've gotta get back.
Sit down.
Windows are nailed shut.
Door will be locked from the outside.
You're gonna be in here for a while, so make yourselves comfortable.
What's going on? None of you are leaving the house today.
I've sent Sandrine and Kramer ahead to start surveillance on this church.
And to look for the sharp shooter we saw yesterday, Robert Harper.
You and I are gonna try and narrow the search.
What do you know about the president's schedule? Off the record trips are low-profile.
The goal is to avoid being noticed.
Kincaid will be in an unmarked SUV, without the usual number of Secret Service agents.
They'll most likely bring him through this back alley, here.
Why don't we simply call in a bomb threat? - Make them divert his plans.
- If we do anything to make Kincaid's security detail suspect there's a plot against him, protocol dictates they completely change his itinerary.
That would include the location of his surgery, and the staff performing.
We need to find this other hit team and take them out, without anybody knowing it happened.
Hello, it's Burton.
Am I all set on that flight to Madrid? Two tickets.
For myself, and for my granddaughter.
Let me know as soon as possible.
- Kate.
- Hello, Burton.
Come inside.
What are you doing here? I thought we had an arrangement.
I know.
I'm sorry.
You shouldn't be here, ever.
- A woman came to see me.
- Yes? - Dr.
- Why didn't you tell me Nina was sick? Because we always said you would move on with your life and put Nina behind you.
- Why burden you with her health problems? - She's still my daughter.
- I had a right to know.
- Is that why you're here, Kate? I'm here because I want to tell my story.
I want to expose Kincaid.
Things in place in New York? I just spoke to the team leader.
They landed last night.
They're assembling now.
- Everything's a go.
- Good.
What about the girl? She accept your offer? She's in.
Stay in contact with her throughout the day.
The minute we're done in New York, we need to be ready to move on Duncan and his team.
- I understand.
- Duncan needs to go first.
Then the others.
What about the Sanders family? Make it a murder-suicide.
A weapon will be left in the father's hand, with a note, bemoaning his financial issues and marital problems.
It's never pleasant taking out innocent civilians, but we don't have a choice.
If I were them, I'd be looking to get some elevation.
Only a few structures in the vicinity have the heightened position to give you an angle on that alley.
The sniper team will be looking for a quick exit to a major thoroughfare.
I only see three buildings that fit the bill.
- One.
- Yeah.
- Which one will they use? - Don't know yet, but a sniper's only as good as his spotter, and a spotter is only as good as his vantage point.
We need more information.
We don't have enough time to do an internal recon in three high-rise buildings.
You're right.
We need the blueprints for each building with complete specifications.
How are we gonna get those? After that doctor left, I started thinking about all those secrets I kept, for so long.
I got angry.
I've told my husband everything.
Kate, we had a deal.
And I can only imagine how difficult - these past years - Decades! decades have been for you, but Kincaid's a dangerous man.
I don't need to tell you that.
He's a lot more powerful than he was 35 years ago.
I'll take my chances.
I think I'm old enough to make that decision for myself.
What about for Nina? She's at risk as well.
Nina has terminal leukemia.
According to that doctor, there's no match for her bone marrow, right? I want my daughter to know the truth before she dies.
We haven't given up.
I need something from you.
I want schematics on three buildings in New York.
- Schematics? What for? - Your firm has a password for the property clerk's database in most major cities, correct? Yeah, they do, but I can't access them whenever I want.
- It's not that simple.
- Why do you need the specs? It's important to all of us.
Well, I'm sorry.
There are a lot of regulations.
Privacy, security restrictions.
Can't help you.
Can't? Or won't? Both.
You still haven't learned anything, Brian.
On your feet.
Let's go.
- Mom! - Mom! Where are you taking her? Mom! You wanted to tell me something? I think I can get the schematics you need.
- Good.
- But I want to know.
What's it for? I know the president is in New York today.
What are Are you gonna kill him? No.
I'm gonna save him.
But I need those specs, Ellen.
If I fail in New York, Ellen, if you hear that the president has been killed, then you need to go upstairs, free your family, and get the hell out of here.
Do you understand what I'm telling you? Yes.
I know you'll never believe me, but I wish you never had to be involved.
Thank you for coming.
I was really surprised that you called me.
I thought you guys were in Montreal? Why isn't Brian back at the office? Well, that's why I'm here.
Brian - got himself into some financial trouble.
- I don't understand.
Well, the company is heavily leveraged.
Deeply, deeply in debt.
Then about six months ago, he borrowed a large sum of money from some people.
The wrong people.
And then when he couldn't pay them back they, they threatened to hurt our family.
What? That's why he dropped the passports off that day.
We thought we had to get out of the country in a hurry.
Why didn't Brian say anything to me? Well, I don't think he wanted to get you involved.
He's out of town right now, but he really needs your help.
We need your help.
I don't blame you for anything that happened.
All I care about right now is protecting my family.
Why don't you go to the police? That would make it even worse.
I mean, these people are really dangerous.
- They would hurt our kids.
- Right.
Well, what do you need from me? Your company access code.
We need the schematics for three buildings in New York.
For the business deal, just to help Brian dig himself out of this mess.
This is Nina's sixth birthday party.
And why does the boy standing next to her have frosting all over his face? Oh, that's Alex.
He lived two doors down.
Bit of a bully.
Alex made the mistake of trying to take Nina's cupcake, and she shoved it in his face.
So Nina was a tough one? She still is.
According to the doctors, she should have been dead months ago.
She's a fighter.
You did a wonderful job raising her, Burton.
I would have liked to have been a part of it.
But I'm glad she had you.
She still does.
I'll never give up on her.
I just put all of this out of my head for so long.
You, Nina, Kincaid.
Now it's just rushing back, like a fresh wound.
And the enormity of what he did to all of our lives.
God, it just makes me so angry.
But in the end, we won.
We beat him.
Nina grew up protected from any knowledge of that terrible past.
You forged a new life! You have a husband, a home.
Go back to it, Kate.
You don't want to stir up any ghosts.
I kept quiet for too long.
You said it yourself.
Nina is a fighter.
I wanna show her I'm a fighter too.
What's up? Nothing.
It's about my son.
Was that his father? No, his father and I don't talk.
- Sorry.
- Don't be.
It's a good thing.
You don't have to talk about it if you don't want to.
I met him when I was working undercover in Mexico.
It didn't end well.
That's why I don't let my feelings interfere with business.
Where do you think they took Mom? They won't hurt her.
They need her for the surgery.
What was that all about? Why do they need building plans? I'm not sure.
Then you should have just given them to him.
It doesn't matter what we do anyway.
We can't stop them.
If you believe that, then they've already won.
Morgan, look at me.
They put a bullet in me.
They took over my house.
They terrorized my family.
They threatened everything I care about in this world.
And I'm not defeated.
And I'm not going to let them defeat you.
It's not a physical battle.
It's psychological.
So long as we're united, so long as we're together on this.
We're so much stronger than they'll ever be.
It doesn't matter how many guns they have.
Look, when this whole thing is over, I don't want to say goodbye to you.
I understand.
I feel the same way.
If something does happen today, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry we didn't get to spend more time together.
I just don't see why your trip to St.
Theodore's should be off the record, Mr.
It's a great PR story.
A personal prayer visit to a church built by your great-grandfather? That's a no-brainer to grab more of the Christian vote.
I spend 90% of my day on empty gestures, Ted.
Every once in a while, I have to do something that actually has meaning.
I know I'm a sinner.
I have many flaws.
I make no apologies for most of them.
It's simply my nature.
But I try to make my peace with God, nevertheless.
And if I'm gonna have even the slimmest hope for redemption, I can't exploit that by turning it into a photo op.
Things move fast after an assassination.
You recall the chaos when Reagan was shot? - And that was unsuccessful.
- First priority.
Are we absolutely certain that nothing can be traced back to us or our partners? There's no direct money trail.
The team we have in place are professionals.
- They'll disappear the minute it's over.
- And then? NSA intercepts will be leaked to the press implicating a foreign terrorist cell.
Money transfers will point to the involvement of a certain Middle Eastern country.
And the rumor mill will take it from there.
And my sister will never know the truth.
Not that she's ever been interested in it.
When will you move on the FBI agent and his team? As soon as the operation is confirmed.
Get a GPS trace up on the phone Carlisle was using to communicate with Logan.
I want you to start monitoring his position.
- The rest of his team, too.
- Yes, sir! The foreign terrorist cell is a nice touch.
It will set things up perfectly with the vice president.
- When are you speaking with him? - I'm on my way now.
We're going to discuss potential running mates for his presidential campaign.
Are you confident you have his ear? 100%.
When I'm finished, you will be at the top of his list.
Ellen! Hi.
I think I got everything you asked for.
- Is there anything else I can do? - No, thank you.
You know, I really admire you.
I do.
The way you're standing by him.
The only reason I got involved with Brian is just the way he described things.
The way, the way things were between you two.
The way things were between us? He told me that your marriage was a lie.
But clearly that's not the case.
The fact that you're doing all of this for him, even after finding out about us, I, I admire it and I'm so, so sorry, Ellen.
- I'm so sorry.
- Thank you, Samantha.
Thank you.
Sir, I can't track Agent Carlisle's phone.
Did you try the girl? The one Logan has working for us in Duncan's group? Can't reach her.
And there's nothing emanating from their burner phones.
They removed their batteries.
Start pulling up satellite imagery and running it through facial recognition.
Find them.
I don't want any loose ends.
Why are we switching burners? The one calling the shots isn't playing games.
If they win today, they'll be looking to get rid of us.
How do you know? Because that's what I would do if I were in their shoes.
- What would you pick? - Hard to say from here.
I think we should split up.
Search all three.
Kincaid will be here in exactly 72 minutes.
That's not enough time for a proper sweep on one of these buildings.
We need more info.
Ellen should be calling any minute.
We wait for her.
I think you're putting way too much faith in her.
I'm not as big a believer.
I have the plans, but they're monsters, like hundreds of pages.
I can't make heads or tails.
Okay, Ellen.
Find the Widmark Tower.
It has all black sheeting.
I need to know what kind of coating is on the windows.
Um, okay, trying to find it.
Focus, Ellen.
All these symbols and markings, it's like hieroglyphics.
What the hell does it matter what glass coating? They're inside the building, they're not scaling it.
The coating illuminates too much of the light passing through, it's going to be very hard for them to get an accurate view from that distance in the afternoon.
Okay, I found it.
The glass is high efficiency-rated, triple paint, 33% tint.
Then they're not in there.
Okay Ellen, the Ormont building.
From street level it looks like it gives a vantage point, but it's built on a corner lot.
Find the surveyor's report for the foundation.
I need the exact angle it's built on.
Just look for terms like anchor bolts, and rebars, stuff like that.
Here it is.
Engineer's foundation report, 42.
5 degrees.
42 and a half degrees.
That angle, from the highest floors? Shooter would have to press his trigger against the window to get a good look down 25th.
Too hard a shot.
Building's out.
Then that's the building.
The De Soleil Hotel.
Okay Ellen, I've gotta go.
We don't have much time.
Go home, listen to the news.
If anything happens I know what to do.
Good luck.
I feel like I never get to see you anymore, Vanessa.
You were the best staffer I ever had.
A sacrifice of higher office.
You wanted to be vice president.
No, I didn't.
But it was clear Paul Kincaid was going to get the nomination, so I just jumped on the ticket.
And as I recall, you're the one who advised me to do it.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
It does indeed.
Which is why I want your counsel again.
As you might imagine, people are already beginning to strategize about the election two years from now.
So you've made up your mind to run when Kincaid's second term is up? - It feels awfully early to think about.
- It's never too early.
So what about Senator Lansbury as a running mate? His people have already approached me.
- No.
- No? No senators.
No representatives.
Congress has a single-digit approval rating.
Anybody you pick would be poison.
Since you were a governor, you can't add another person with a voting record to the ticket.
So where do I look? You need a fresh face.
Not an elected official.
Someone with instant name recognition, media appeal and non-partisan credentials.
You'll need international experience to bolster the ticket and, since you're from Texas, you'll need somebody who can deliver the coasts.
I know exactly who you're describing.
I'm not describing anybody in particular, just laying out the facts.
You were always the smartest person in the room.
The only question is, are you interested in running? Kramer, remember snipers like to work in pairs.
Robert Harper will have a spotter.
Statistically, he's a white male, 20s, 30s.
- Probably wearing sunglasses.
- Sunglasses? They like to protect their eyes.
- I got nothing.
- Next floor.
Let's move.
Sandrine, I think we found the spotter.
Run room 3609, meet us at the car in five.
Are you sure you want to go through with this? I am.
Well, we might as well do it properly.
I'll go get out my video camera, and we'll tape your statement.
I never knew Nina was so much like her mother, so strong-willed.
You know, I remember one winter, Nina wanted to stand on her sled and go down Franklin Hill.
I told her she could get hurt, and she did.
Later, when she was being stitched up at the doctor's office, I thought I should be mad.
But I wasn't.
I was just scared.
The thought of something happening to that girl terrified me.
All I wanted was to keep her safe.
And in that moment, I knew that there was nothing that I wouldn't do to protect her for the rest of her life.
I'm asking you, for her sake.
Don't do this.
If she is going to die, let her go without knowing the whole, ugly truth.
If you like, I could talk to Nina.
We could change our arrangement.
You would let the two of us meet, face-to-face? Yes.
I'll, I'll wait.
I've kept this secret 35 years.
I guess I can keep it a little longer.
You have no idea how glad I am you made that decision, Katherine.
Ran the room.
It was paid in cash, and the name it was registered to had no prior addresses or matching Social Security number.
No doubt it's them.
Keep lookout and stay in communication.
Get behind the wheel and keep the motor running.
You ready to run 36 floors? - Time? - 39 minutes.
Let's do it twice.
Clear! That was the spotter.
Where's the shooter? - The spotter's dead.
The sniper's gone.
- What do you mean, gone? They aren't taking the hit from the hotel, they're just using it to get an eye on Kincaid.
Hold on.
Hold on.
I have eyes on the sniper.
Robert Harper, he's with another white male.
They're both wearing electric company uniforms.
- Maintain surveillance.
- Copy that.
- I've lost them.
- Don't move.
- What do ya got? - Look at this.
The church is circled.
This is their plan.
I'm going to go through the paperwork.
You keep an eye out for Kincaid.
He's minutes away.
Hey, Logan, you're a real ball of personality, aren't you? Sorry, Mr.
President, I'm just trying to keep us on schedule.
We'll be fine.
Sir, I've got a hit on Duncan Carlisle in New York.
23rd and Broadway, 15 minutes ago.
Son of a bitch.
He's at the go location.
He's trying to sabotage this whole thing.
President's convoy located.
Half click from the church.
I found a public notice about roadwork being done on Broadway and 25th.
An electric company van parked there wouldn't draw any suspicion.
- Get over there now and take 'em out.
- Copy.
Got a red light.
It'll turn soon though.
They're almost at the church.
Beta, this is Charlie.
Do you have target confirmation yet? - Can't establish comm.
- Proceed as planned.
I'll engage the target with my scope, if necessary.
Kincaid's arriving.
Listen to me.
You have been compromised.
Stay frosty, but I want this operation carried out.
Copy that, sir.
Situation normal here.
Only issue is I've lost comm with Beta.
Two Canadian passports.
One for you, one for your son.
Sandrine! Where are you? You need to get to them, and take the shot.
Clear to exit vehicle, sir.
Oof! You all right? No falling down on the job, Logan.
My sole is split.
I think we promoted you a little too soon, son.
We gotta get out of here.
Targets are down.
Copy that.
Meet you at the rally point.
Nice work.
Okay, let's go, sweetie.
We don't want to keep that driver waiting.
It's me.
It's over.
We did it.
Never lost faith that you could pull it off.
See you when you get back.
Looks like Aunt Leslie has the flu.
So, we won't be taking that trip, after all.
Really? But I'll make it up to you with some ice cream.
Come on.
Then we'll go to the park, and then to the library! They've been up there all day.
- So, did you - Yes.
We saved him.
- Mom.
- Sweetheart.
Hey, honey.
- Where were you? Are you okay? - Yeah, I'm fine.
- You helped them? - Yeah, Samantha got them for me.
She says hi.
What are you guys talking about? Nothing important, sweetheart.
I can't believe you did it.
We did it.
You came through for me, Ellen.
Without you, I don't know what would have happened today.
Well, I want you to know I'm ready.
To kill the president? Thank you.
Thank you.
Don't move!