In Plain Sight s03e03 Episode Script

Coma Chameleon

Who gave us this useless thing? I did.
It's a wind chime for the front porch.
Yeah, well, it's your house too, I guess, but I could just look at the trees to see if the wind's blowing.
Suit yourself.
I like this domestic side.
Maybe you should forget the whole teaching idea and just stay home and cook for me.
Once upon a time, that kind of talk made women burn their bras.
Yeah? Well, you're not wearing one.
Whoops, ding-dong.
- Hey, Dustin.
- Morning, Krista.
Sit down, grab something to eat.
No, I had a donut and a yoo-hoo, I'm good.
Come on, you are too skinny.
Here you go.
How much you get in your truck? Few boxes of grenades, maybe a dozen AK-47s, half a dozen m320s.
Still look kind of ATF.
What is it? Hair.
Yeah, okay.
Oh, come on, come on, come on.
I'm just trying to keep you safe.
Much better.
There, I saved your life.
Come on.
I talked to the guy from the New Orleans office last night.
Now, he tried to sting Malone last year.
It was down to the handshake and the guy just up and walked away.
Yeah, the word is, old boy can smell the law like Sunday dinner.
More badges on site, more for him to smell, so we go in alone, no backup.
- You all right with that? - Yeah.
Yeah, old Jasper's got a real gift for slippery.
But you know what? He's real greedy.
I say today, the greed is bigger than the gift.
Is that beer? Light beer, practically water.
Mixing oxy and booze, that's real smart.
My shoulder's really hurting.
Been taking that stuff a long time, you might want to cut it out.
Let's get these unloaded and ready to fire.
Are you sure he's gonna want a whole demonstration? Goddamn it, Dustin.
Look at you, you're pitiful.
It slipped.
Get your ass back in the truck, I can manage it.
It's not like it's the first time.
Now don't be like that.
Hey, you put me in a bad place, buddy.
Now get on the floor, cover up, and sleep it off.
We're gonna deal with this later.
Where's your partner? High as balls in the back of some whorehouse.
See now, that's that's why I don't have partners.
Just employees.
I'll keep that in mind, believe me.
So I got mk2 grenades, the new m320s, classic AK-47s with folding stocks.
How much? $175,000 for what's here.
If you want more than that, I can get more.
So you want to see a demonstration? Nah.
Since 1970, the Federal Witness Protection Program has relocated thousands of witnesses.
Some criminal, some not, to neighborhoods all across the country.
Every one of those individuals shares a unique attribute, distinguishing them from the rest of the general population.
And that is, somebody wants them dead.
My dad once said "time kills everything.
" Hope Health, dreams, even love.
He told me this on my birthday.
I just turned six.
Then he gave me my present, a pet rock, which I later used in an incident I regret.
I'm not sure I got it at the time, but I get it now.
Everything we love is eventually murdered by the hands of time.
Wait, wait, wait, I'm in, huh Witness protection.
While I was in a coma? Judge signed the order for your protection, yes.
Hold on, so, so hold on, hold on.
I mean, do I get a say in this? I mean, what about my life? Look, I wasn't part of this decision, but my understanding is you don't have any living relatives.
There was no one with power of attorney.
ATF was afraid Malone and his people would try to get to you unless you were protected.
So I've got, like, a new name and all? What do people think happened to me? Agency released a statement, you'd been shot, assailant unknown.
And that you're dead.
I guess you would be, if it weren't for this thing you were born with, this situs Reversus, yeah.
Your heart's on the right? Freaky.
I don't feel so lucky.
What about my girlfriend, Krista? ATF's on the way, and they'll have more details for you.
But the first thing they're gonna need to know is if you remember clearly who shot you.
Sure do, clear as day, Jasper Malone.
You'll be the star witness at his trial.
Put him away for life.
I guess there's that.
Hey, hey, hey.
Who is this guy? I can't get the sound to work but he's all over the news.
That's the President of the United States.
Wait, how long have I been Three years, five months, 16 days.
Arrested again for arms dealing, Jasper Owen Malone, 46, was indicted in federal court.
His trial begins this week.
His attorneys remain confident that Malone, who has been charged with similar crimes in the past will again be exonerated.
Well, you're now officially Wade Trimble.
Driver's license to prove it, and a car.
- How are you feeling? - Who knows? The, uh, blue ones even me out, pink ones perk me up.
The yellow ones help me sleep.
No idea what all the rest do.
Have you found out about Krista yet? Look, I don't want to break the rules, I don't want to mess up what we're doing, but I need to see her.
I know.
I know it's hard.
But anything official gets out on you before the trial could put you in even more danger, so it's gotta be up to the prosecutor.
- And, and me? - Yeah, and you.
We'll get it all straightened out tomorrow.
- Hey.
- Hey.
So you're fluffing.
I know there's a reason, I just don't know why I know.
Uh, my mother, aunt Rita Are coming.
See, I listen, especially during sex.
Your family's coming to town to help figure out wedding details.
They'll be here Tuesday.
And today's Tuesday.
Which I know.
Which is why I wore my special shirt, with the snaps.
Oh, God, Raph, I'm so sorry.
- It's okay.
- No, it's not.
Just promise me, when you're here, you're really gonna be here.
This is my family, soon to be our family.
I want them in your heart, and you in theirs.
I will, I promise.
When I'm here, I'm here.
- And that would be them.
- Yay.
- Hola.
- Rapha, my favorite nephew.
Where's mom? - Mary, yes? - Hi.
Ah, I see you're not a hugger.
But that's okay.
It is lovely to finally meet you.
Yeah, no, just the pressing of bodies together, total strangers, don't get it, never have.
Yeah, yeah, it is an odd custom.
Rapha, would you mind getting my bags? My back, the flight, you know.
- Thank you, baby.
- It's okay.
Rapha's mother is not coming.
Oh, is she okay? She's okay, but I don't want to ruin the trip, so, um, we are going to pretend that she got the flu and she couldn't make it.
But I gotta tell you, rapha would be very upset if he knew the real reason why.
Which is? Well, which is, now that you two are living together, she feels her presence would condone all of your non-marital fornication.
Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't, I didn't, I didn't realize my sister is a shame-ridden, catholic fuddy-duddy.
Me? I couldn't care less if you fornicate every second I'm here.
But just so I don't hear it.
Yeah, that's don't wanna hear it.
So where's ma? Oh, she got the flu, and she just couldn't make it.
But she insisted I come, so Ah, non-marital fornication? Families.
There are no real secrets.
Don't I know it.
Look, my job as assistant U.
Attorney is to make sure that the defense can't tear down your account of what happened.
Hello, I'm Allison Pearson, the district U.
All right if I sit in? I know it's a little unusual, but the attorney general called and more or less insisted.
- I said I'd ask, but - No, no, please, sit down.
Wade, I just want to personally say, thank you for being the hero you are.
- Uh, sure.
- Please go ahead.
Anyway, the problem up until now has been your partner's testimony.
That's sketchy at best.
Well, how's that? Why wasn't your partner shot? Why didn't he fire his own weapon? And why didn't he see the actual shooting? Well, what does his report say? "Hit from behind by unknown associate of Malone's, unconscious, unable to recall.
" It's not very clear, not very helpful.
Well, I'm a 100% clear.
Malone shot me.
As for my partner, you know, things happened fast.
You know, maybe if I talked to him, maybe it would help me remember.
That he was addicted to painkillers and passed out? What are you after here? My partner, or the guy who shot me? Look Wade, my job is to put Malone away.
But I can guarantee you that the defense will use everything in its power to poke holes in this.
Including the fact that your partner went into rehab three days after the shooting.
It all comes down to you.
Well, it's a good thing I woke up then.
So, uh, how is Dustin doing now? Well, since the shooting he has moved up two grades and he is an exemplary Agent.
What about my girlfriend, Krista? From what I understand, she's doing well also.
Good, I'd like to see her.
Is that a problem? Well, we should talk about the most secure way to get word to her that Wade's alive.
And we will, after the trial.
No, no, no, I'm not waiting that long.
If we reach out to her, and she's willing to relocate, there's no problem.
It's something to revisit later.
Now, Wade look, I have given up a whole lot for this case.
Three years of my life, my identity, probably my career.
I'm asking for one little thing here: I wanna see my girl.
I understand completely, but, but the president appointed me to make these sort of calls.
President Obama appointed you? He did.
Well, so you know him and all? We met at hasty pudding.
You met tasting pudding? It's a snotty way of saying they both went to Harvard.
Oh, so you're friends.
Oh, that's good.
You know, next time you chat, tell the President I think he's doing a good job running things, and then maybe mention exactly what my ass looks like walking out the door.
Because I don't need to testify, and I don't need to be in WITSEC.
And I ain't doing either until I see my girl.
I'll go talk to him.
You know, I used to like Wade, but now I love him.
Allison, this is not some mope who flipped on a deal, this is a decorated federal officer and a guy who did not ask for anything that happened to him.
He's got every right to walk.
So why are we not giving him the one thing that he wants? Wade will not be happy to see Krista.
Why is that? Wade's girlfriend, Wade's partner.
* dum dum da dum * * dum dum da dum * You know the only thing that annoys me more than that song is someone who would hum that song.
You knew about this? When were you gonna tell me? We need to focus on what we all think will put Jasper Malone away.
No, see, that's where we really don't agree.
Because what I care about most what any real U.
Marshal cares about most is not the case.
That's her job.
Our job, my job, is Wade.
And Wade's job, is to do everything possible to win this case.
We'll deal with what comes after.
What comes after is called life.
Mary, I don't have your experience, I admit that.
But we all want the same thing here: Justice.
Let me talk to Wade alone.
If I can't convince him to testify without seeing Krista, you can personally arrange their reunion.
- Why? - Why what? Why do you have to go and be reasonable? I'll put Scaia and Federman on him for night shift, make sure he didn't go rabbit on us.
Marshall and I can do it, forget it.
If I recall correctly, you have a previous engagement.
Damn it.
Have you and Raphael set a date? Stop knowing things.
You know, when it comes to the matters of the heart, I consider myself to be a singularly fortunate person to have spent 46 years with the most wonderful man.
Passion and laughter swept us through the good times, and hard work got us through all the bad times.
But you know what I think? I think the most important thing to remember is that when you have chosen the person you are going to marry, it is all right to sing your own song, each of you, but you must sing it in the same key.
Huh? To making music.
- Salud.
- Salud! - Salud.
- Salud.
We are so happy to have you here in our home.
Oh, thank you.
I only wish ma could be here with us.
But most important, is that we're all there for the wedding.
After which all fornicating will be sin-free.
What? You want me here, I'm here.
Sin-free fornicating, I love it! - Salud! - Hear, hear.
- And the happy result, huh? - Deep sleep.
- And children.
- Oh Huh.
So, um, have you set the date? - No.
- Yes.
- Well - we've talked about one.
- Yeah, end of the year.
- This July.
- Or that.
- July is soon.
Yeah, it is.
It is soon, I mean, maybe too soon.
- End of the year? - Or July, I mean, July's great.
You know, we could do Fourth of July.
Free fireworks.
Never forget our, um our, um - Anniversary.
- Anniversary, wow.
You've had how many again, Rita? - 46.
- Wow, 46.
- Ah, yeah, 46.
- 46 years.
Mm, 46 years.
That's, okay, so that's us in 2056.
That's wow.
So now you try and twist my arm, huh? No, we talk, about Krista.
I'm wondering why seeing her couldn't just wait a bit.
Look, my folks died when I was three.
In and out of foster homes after that.
So many parents and schools I can't even remember their names.
Krista is the first person the only person who was home.
Wade, there are things we want, and things we need.
You want to see Krista, fair enough.
But we need to put Jasper Malone away.
And while we do that, we need to keep you and Krista safe.
Those are the life and death priorities here.
Agreed? Yeah, okay.
Now, I can't even imagine one second of what you've been through.
But if I tried, there could be a whole lot of things on the table that aren't.
Your new life is fairly boilerplate.
Stipend, per diem, assistance in career shift.
Choice of relocation.
None of it worthy of a hero.
Why don't we sit here together, and you write down for me everything that you want Starting with the one city in America you've always wanted to live in.
Where would you pick? Albuquerque.
I'm kidding.
No, for me, it would have to be Napa.
But the point is, whatever your equivalent dream is, I can make happen.
Geez, mom nice.
I think it's time I moved out.
- Yeah, right.
- I'm serious.
Wait wait, what? If I get the job teaching at the dance studio, which is actually looking really good.
I know, I can't believe it either, but they, they seem to really want me, so Mom mom, this is huge.
I mean, this is huge.
I don't even know what to say.
- You're getting a job? - Yes.
- And you wanna move out? - I do.
My little girl's growing up.
Does this mean I have to give you the big sex talk? And my little girl, is on the verge of getting everything she ever wanted in life.
- Wow.
- How does it feel? - I mean, how do you think? - I don't know.
I've never really been where you are.
I'm so happy for you, Mary.
I'm so happy.
Hey, Marshall.
What? What? You gotta be kidding me.
You guys just fell asleep? I mean, if you're gonna pass out on the job, at least wake up in a pile of strippers, for Christ's sake.
- Mary.
- What? You're not gonna try and defend them? Not necessary.
I believe these were the agents of slumber.
And coffee was the delivery system.
Son of a bitch went to el Paso to see Krista.
Jesus, if he gets to Krista before we do.
Did you try calling him? Cell was on the couch.
He's a Federal Agent, he's not going rogue with a GPS in his pocket.
- We could call her.
- And say what? Over an open line that for all we know has been bugged by Malone's people? Your boyfriend's back from the dead, yeah, that'll settle things right down.
Normally, what I'd do now is suggest we call El Paso PD, giving you the chance to vent with spectacular venom on the eager incompetence of the local constabulary, moving you into the state I call " post rant relief.
" But I sense, emotionally, you might be outside the bounds of normal play, so I'm gonna call a quick time-out.
Everything okay with you? Besides a witness who I mean, is everything okay with you? Oh.
Things with Raph are good, really good, so So? I should be happier about that.
And what are you? Scared, pissed, guilty.
And happy happy's in there.
- Somewhere? - Happy's under a bit of a pile.
How come? I think I want something that just doesn't exist.
I want something that's just right.
Without argument, or doubt, which is insane, right? Because there's always argument, there's always doubt.
So I guess what I'm after here is the insane goal of an insane person.
I would say, it's the ideal goal of someone who has somehow managed to Protect the purest part of her heart.
Which does not seem insane to anyone who really knows you.
Which would be you and you.
- Hey.
- Hey, it looks great.
- Wade? - What? Hey, no, stop! Stop it, Wade, stop! Stop! Daddy? Stand down, stand down! Who's that man? It's just a game, buddy.
Go back on inside.
I thought you were, I thought you were Mommy? Are you okay? Yes, baby.
He's just an old friend, honey.
He's an old friend, baby.
Maybe you should go check on your wife and little boy, Agent Kent.
Who the hell are you? U.
Marshal, doing you a big favor by saying turn around, and go inside.
I'm sorry we had to keep this from you, but as hard as it is, it really doesn't change the facts of the case.
I got it.
You can go now.
Look, Wade, it's hard to start over.
Of course, of course it is.
A new name, new career, new life I'm not gonna stand here and lie to you about how tough that's gonna be, but there's a lot of unhappiness out there.
You know? There's a lot of people who'd kill for the chance to start from scratch.
Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods? His life is awesome.
Oh, yeah, we'll talk.
Anyway look, without Krista, there's no point in anything.
Wade, I know it seems impossible now, but you might meet someone else, someone you love just as much, maybe more.
You've never really been in love.
If you had, you'd understand.
I have I am.
Did it happen with one look? Because everything you need is right there in that first second of that first look.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was in line buying a belt.
Turned to pay, and there she was.
She looked up and Sunk a hook in my heart.
It'll be there till the day I die.
You got a story like that about you and your boyfriend? Well we met at a diner.
And? And he asked me out, and I said no.
Ran into him again, I asked him out, he said no.
I really can't talk about this.
You need love.
Hey, Stan.
I put a call into Rolly Elkins.
I thought she should be aware of.
Wade's interaction with Dustin and Krista.
Technically, there was less interaction and more ass-kicking.
In any case, they want his testimony moved up before the press gets hold of this.
Yeah, well, uh, about that, Allison.
I think you and I need to have a little chat about what we laughingly call your skill set.
I'm available any time you want to talk, Mary.
But for the record, I stand by what I said, and what I did here.
The fact that your witness drugged and slipped away from two U.
Marshals hardly constitutes negligence on anyone's part.
I'll be here till midnight if you want to meet face to face.
So bring it, bitch.
How's this for court? Very federal.
So we'll fly out tomorrow at 8:00.
Wade, you're doing the right thing.
I'm really glad you're still willing to testify.
Oh, I'm gonna testify, all right.
Tell everything there is to know about my old partner, Dustin Kent.
Your lawyer friend might not want to open up a sack of cats for the defense, but it's too bad.
'Cause the truth is, Dustin was on drugs, passed out in the back of the truck.
Not watching my back, not doing his job.
- Okay.
- More than okay.
It should at least get him fired.
- What? - His pension pulled.
- Hey.
- Brought up on charges.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Let's just think this through, okay? This isn't just about you, or about hating Dustin.
This is also about Malone.
- They both ruined my life.
- What? Stole it away from me.
There's a price for that.
What if Dustin's changed, what if he's clean and sober and a good husband and a good father? You really wanna jeopardize the whole case and destroy a family out of what? Out of spite? No, I'm just gonna tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.
What happens then ain't up to me.
I liked you a whole lot more when you were unconscious.
Goes the same for me, lady.
I hate my life.
I, um I need, um I need a favor.
Really? Sit.
Tell me all about it.
After the apologetic groveling, of course.
Oh, boy.
We've never really talked about kids.
I didn't know you were awake.
Do you want them? Honey, it's 2:00 a.
I have to be up at 7:00, and on a flight at 8:00.
Is it really an answer that takes a lot of thought? Do you wanna have children? I think for most people, the world is indifferent at best, and hostile at worst.
So, I don't know.
I mean You really wanna bring more life into all that? Well, I think the point of life is to make more life.
So does a frog.
Shouldn't we aim a little higher? How? By talking about it when we're awake.
Come on.
- 2056.
- What? Nothing.
Good night.
- Good morning.
- Morning.
You leaving? Back to the husband.
Helpless as a baby, and running out of frozen dinners.
Well, I just, um listen, Rita, I just want to apologize for not being around so much during your visit.
Oh no, no, dear.
No, no regrets.
You have a very important job.
And, uh, it's what makes your heart beat, isn't it? - I guess.
- Yeah.
So Mary, I just want to say that, um, well, it was so wonderful to have met you.
And I know you're not a hugger, however Oh.
I didn't want to miss my chance.
You be good to yourself.
No, absolutely not.
Wade testifies in 15 minutes, I will not have my witness Our witness.
Subjected to another emotional tsunami.
Now I am shutting you down, end of story.
Actually, it's not.
Allison? Rolly, I spoke to the Attorney General.
This needs to happen, and will, with your permission or your resignation.
Either is fine.
You have ten minutes.
- Hey.
- Hey.
You sure this'll work? Yeah, 'cause I do this every night on my radio help line.
Dustin told me everything that happened the day you got shot.
He was eaten up with the guilt.
Yeah, he's a really great guy.
They told us you were dead.
He changed after.
I mean that.
He was there for me.
I can see that.
Wade? It hurts when you say it.
My name.
I used to love it, but How old is he, your, your boy? Two.
Travis Michael.
He's a really fun kid.
You'd like him If you knew him.
He looks just like you.
I know I have this family, and that I'm supposed to fight for it, but this is really hard.
I still love you.
And if I would have known that there was a chance that you were alive, I Why him, Krista? Because he reminds me of you.
I wish to Christ that I could set the clock back.
You know what'll happen now, right? After I testify? Dustin will get fired.
Maybe go to jail.
Do you know why I lived? Why I'm here? You.
Nothing on this earth matters, just Just you.
Me? Please continue, Mister Malone.
I was there because they misled me.
That guy tried to sell me some guns.
I wasn't interested.
If I did what they're saying, that's stupid.
Why would I shoot one cop to leave his partner behind as a witness? That's a very good point, Mister Malone.
You are speaking of Dustin Kent.
Instead of building a real case against me, the ATF is manufacturing evidence.
If you ask me, one of them shot the other over some girl.
Three years of scripts written for oxycodone by three different doctors, to be entered into record.
But my question is, Agent Guthrie, did you partner take it on the day you were shot? - Ask him.
- I did, and he said no.
Maybe your own memory is a little foggy.
A coma can do that.
No, I'm not foggy about what happened that day, no sir.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
I just wasn't in a position to write it all down in a report on account of your client shooting me in the chest at point blank range.
You're saying that Jasper Malone is making all this up? It's all in his imagination? I'm saying Dustin Kent was a stand-up partner.
And your client is a gun runner, a killer, and a liar.
I don't know if he has any imagination whatsoever.
This was a huge win for the federal prosecutor in our ongoing war against illegal weapons.
I'm flying back to Washington to brief the president on what an excellent job the U.
Marshals Service did here today.
Uh, give me a second? I don't know what to say.
Well, I didn't do it for you.
You take care of them, you hear? I will.
I promise, I will.
Thank you.
Some say love is the only thing we have that's real.
Some say life would be a whole lot better without it.
For me, the jury's still out.
I love that pet rock my dad gave me because it was from him.
Then I threw it at Robert Kwame, hit him right in the temple.
He went down like a Christmas tree in January.
I loved Robert, I just wanted to make sure he knew it.
I think he did.
He ended up being my first kiss.
- Hey.
- Hi.
You okay? I think we should have a talk.
I don't think we should get married in July.
Or at all.
I knew when Rita hugged me.
You've said it before.
I didn't listen.
You and I we don't work.
- It's been hard.
- Yeah.
From the start.
I don't know why it isn't easier.
Life isn't short, it's long.
And, and honestly, uh, I don't know if If you love me enough to make this work.
Oh, I do love you.
But enough? Maybe that's why it's been so difficult.
If I'm wrong, you'll say something before I get out of here.
Okay? Okay.