In The Dark (2019) s02e08 Episode Script

Codependence Day

(GRUNTS) No, no, no.
(SIGHS) Yes.
(SIGHS) Felix Bell.
Yes? You're under arrest for the murder of Jeremy Davis.
- What? Whoa.
- You have the right to remain silent.
I'm sorry, did you say "murder"? Anything you say can and will be said against you - in a court of law.
- I didn't kill anyone.
You have the right to an attorney Who's Jeremy Davis? He took everything.
MURPHY: Who? Trey.
He must have followed me here last night.
He was running out of time with Josiah.
I got to go.
If Nia finds out about this, you guys are done.
What are we gonna do? I-I'm supposed to drop off at the women's prison today.
Yeah, well, you have to get enough to cover yourself.
What? Like - like, buy heroin? - Yeah.
Just don't get it in Chicago.
It could get back to Nia.
No, I don't know how to do this.
Yeah, well, you seem to be catching on pretty quickly.
Darnell Look, Trey was just here.
I may have time to stop him before he turns everything over to Josiah.
Cool, yeah.
I'll just score some drugs.
Thanks! ♪ (KNOCKING) Okay, I-I know you're probably super pissed at me, and that's valid, but, uh, just hear me out, okay? (SIGHS DEEPLY) Um Look, I wasn't supposed to have feelings for you.
I mean, I wasn't I wasn't looking for a relationship, but you're just (SIGHS) I'm sorry.
Breaking up with you was a mistake.
I do not want us to end.
I honest I can't be with anybody right now.
I'm so sorry.
I'll see you at work, okay? And where did you say you were the night of the 16th? I was still at work.
At 10:00 p.
? Yes.
I'm a workaholic, okay? Look, I don't know who this Jeremy Davis guy is.
I've never seen him before in my life.
Yeah? Then why did we find your fingerprints all over the crime scene? What? Where is this from? The van where you killed him.
Oh Can I get a phone call? You get five minutes.
It's me.
Is Murphy there? Call her phone.
No, no, no.
It's an emergency.
- Jess? - Murphy! Get in here.
It's-it's Felix.
He's on the phone.
It's me.
Put me on speaker? He wants to be on speaker.
Here, get in here.
Okay, you're on speaker.
Okay, um I've been arrested, but it's fine.
- Are you serious? - For what? - What? - It has nothing to do with anything.
It's because of that van we snuck into in the impound lot.
They think I'm the guy who murdered the guy in it.
So - Oh, my God.
Uh - Uh By any chance, do you guys have any proof that I was at Guiding Hope last Tuesday night? - Like, 10:00 p.
? - JESS: What? MURPHY: How-how could we ever prove that? I don't know, Murphy.
Um I could lie for you, I guess.
No, no, no, no.
Don't do anything.
It's fine.
They got nothing on me.
They're gonna find that out soon enough.
(SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY) (LOUDLY): Yeah, actually, I think taking this to the Supreme Court would be a very fascinating idea.
Civil, at the very least.
Oh, my God.
I mean, you heard you heard him.
He's he's gonna be fine.
He didn't kill anyone.
Oh, great.
Yeah, oh, great.
"He didn't kill any" Great.
I know.
I I do really want to talk to you.
No, Murphy, no.
I (SIGHS) No, I need a minute, okay? (DOOR OPENS) Oh, my God.
Can you leave me alone for one minute? I don't want to be around you! I know that you hate me right now, but I really need your help with something else.
Everything was stolen.
Like, everything in here is gone.
What? Darnell and I are handling it, but we have to go and buy more to cover us for the week.
And Darnell said to buy out of town.
And I obviously cannot do that on my own.
So I need you to tolerate me for, like, two hours.
(SCOFFS) Will you help me or not? Please.
O I don't really have a choice, so sure.
Let's go buy some heroin.
So we just need to figure out where to do that.
(SCOFFS) Okay.
(DOOR OPENS) It's okay, it's okay.
I know about the drugs in here.
Where's Felix? I tried calling the dude, like, six times.
He's not answering.
And he owes me money to keep my mouth shut.
What are you talk What? Like, 500 bucks.
So I mean, if he's not coming in, you know, one of you guys could give it to me.
I'll, uh I'll just be at my desk.
- (OPENS DOOR) - I'll up it to $1,000 if you can tell us where to buy outside of Chicago.
Meet me up front.
(DOOR CLOSES) ♪ This guy Felix Bell was arrested.
Get this to whoever's in charge of his case.
Sure thing.
♪ There you go.
I used to live in Grand Rapids.
This guy Jay will, uh hook you up.
Thank you.
What happened? You guys get robbed or something? Just take your stupid money.
Oh, I will.
Let's go, Jess.
(QUIETLY MIMICS WHIP CRACKING) (DOOR OPENS) Some girl just dropped it off? JONES: Yeah.
It's from the night of the murder.
Security footage.
The murder took place at 10:05.
Scroll to 9:30.
There he is.
He still could've made it to Wrigleyville by 10:05.
(SCOFFS) The kid was taking a dump for the entire duration of the murder.
We sure the tape wasn't doctored? I'll have forensics take a look and confirm.
(LAUGHS) - (LAUGHING): I could watch this all day.
- (LAUGHING) Yeah.
Come on, let's go have some fun with him.
(LAUGHING) Hey, man.
You took everything? Yeah.
Got to say, smarter than shooting Nia in the chest.
I know, right? Hey, but listen, man.
Nia's about to get a huge shipment from Mateo soon.
If we just wait a little bit longer, we can get Josiah - so much more - I already gave him the stash, D.
I'm done.
What? Why you worried about them? What about me? You've known me since I was ten years old.
I know.
Look, you don't get it.
That girl, the one you robbed Murphy? Mm-hmm.
Was Ty's best friend.
Man, I didn't know.
I didn't tell Josiah where it was, so he won't be going after 'em.
Yeah, he won't, but Nia will.
I'm sorry, man.
You did what you had to do.
I'll see you around.
All right, bet.
Bell, the night of the murder, you claim you were working late.
Can you tell us exactly what you were doing? Oh, God.
(SCOFFS) Is this relevant? Well, you claim it's your alibi, so, yeah.
(SIGHS) Okay.
Basically, I was working late, and I went across the street to a Peruvian buffet.
There was a questionable-looking lomo saltado, but I got it anyway.
And it did not sit well will with me.
- Do I have to go on? - Yeah.
I was on the toilet for two hours, okay? I can't even describe to you what came out of me, but it was otherworldly.
So, yeah, that's what I was doing.
- (TAPS TABLE) - Diarrhea.
Well, that explains that, then.
- Wait.
Really? - Yeah.
It's a solid alibi.
Well (CHUCKLES) Thank you both for your time.
MILLER: Whoa-whoa-whoa.
Excuse me.
Where do you think you're going? You may have an alibi for the murder, but you obviously trespassed into the van.
That's true.
I did.
I snuck into an evidentiary vehicle that you guys failed to properly secure.
So, if you charge me, your one piece of evidence The van in question Gets thrown out in court due to the fact that I tampered with it.
And your whole case would be null and void.
But by all means, if you want to keep me here for merely trespassing, be my guest.
(LAUGHTER) What's going on? Oh, you didn't hear? Jones and Miller lost their prime suspect because he was pooping.
Oh, my God! It's the video! No.
We have actual - Look at that.
- Perfect.
(QUIET LAUGHTER) (SIGHS) Whose case is this? Mine.
Is that Felix Bell? Yeah.
You know him? You release him yet? Not yet.
Still got six hours before I got to let him go.
Just let him sit there, the little dweeb.
Mind if I take a crack at him? Please.
Be my guest.
Uh - Hi.
- So want to tell me what you were really doing in the grooming truck that day? Uh (DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE) (INDISTINCT CHATTER) (DISTANT HORN BLARING) Okay, I see it.
We're, um we're Ben's friends.
Get in.
How much do you need? Um, six (CLEARS THROAT) Six bundles.
Six? I got four on me.
I'll give you everything for a grand.
Um that's fine.
When will you have more? Next week.
I'll text you.
Um okay.
Yeah, here's a grand, thank you.
DEAN: Felix, for the last time, why were you in the van? I had to get something off the truck.
That's why I snuck on.
Getting something for Max? No.
It was mushrooms.
- Mushrooms? - Yes.
I was going through a hard time, and I just wanted to clear my head, so I bought some shrooms.
And I hid them on the truck, then you guys took the truck, and I freaked out.
Then Murphy convinced me to sneak in, and I just thought, okay, well, you know, trespassing is a class B misdemeanor, but possession of a controlled substance is a class one felony, so I thought I'd just play my odds.
But we frisked you.
We checked your bags.
We didn't see any mushrooms.
We ate them.
- Murphy and I.
- GENE: You do realize we could just arrest you for trespassing, though, right? Yeah.
Didn't your colleagues tell you about that? If you arrest me, then you get two cases thrown out The Jeremy Davis murder and the Max Parish case so Gene, go get his stuff.
(SIGHS) (ENGINE RATTLING) (ALERT BEEPING) - Why are we stopping? - Hold on.
I I think I ran out of gas.
- You ran out of gas? - Yes.
I have to be at the women's prison in, like, an hour.
(SIGHS) How could you let this happen? How could I let this happen? - Well, I would - Oh, my God! Where are you going? There was a gas station, like, a mile ago.
Jess, you can't also blame this on me.
You're the one who can see the gas gauge.
I'm sorry! I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the drugs! I was trying to be a good friend! No, you were not! Do you not get it, Murph?! We're not good friends to each other! We don't know how to be! What is that supposed to mean? It means that this this is not a friendship.
This is one giant, codependent mess.
So you and I are a mess now? Yeah.
Do you not understand the loop that we're in, Murphy? If you don't, let me explain it to you.
You screw up, and then I do something even dumber to fix it, and then I blame you, and then you apologize.
That's what we've been doing since we were 14.
I mean, where are we? We're drug dealers, Murphy.
Drug dealers.
'Cause, obviously, that was the natural conclusion of all of this.
We're literally trapped.
I'm really sorry you're trapped in a friendship with me.
You're trapped with me, too.
I'm a bad friend.
Yeah, I am.
I got off on the fact that I was the only person that you would let help you.
It gave me this disgusting sense of purpose.
(SIGHS HEAVILY) Murphy, you do not need saving.
And you most certainly do not need me taking care of you.
But the scary thing is, is I don't I don't really underst I don't understand who we are with without that, so So? I'm gonna go get the gas.
(LAUGHTER AND INDISTINCT CHATTER) What's a hypotenuse? Why do I have to know what a hypotenuse is? Like, when in my life will anyone be like, "Hey, what's a hypotenuse?" Hello? Chloe? What's up? You're acting so weird today.
It's my dad.
Well, not my dad.
This girl he dated.
The blind one? Yeah.
She said all this stuff about him that just (SIGHS) It was bad.
Well, she sucks, then.
'Kay, like, I know your dad is strict or whatever.
I mean, he still hasn't given you back your phone.
But, like he's sort of a catch.
- Shut up.
- (CHUCKLES) I'm serious.
He's a cop.
He's pretty cute.
- Gross, Amber! - (LAUGHS) (EXHALES) What is taking him so long? I don't know.
Dean, talk to you real quick? So, I went back for Felix's stuff.
Look what I found.
What am I looking at? It's the Heart of Virtue, man.
Adult words, please.
It's the symbol for the Klingon Empire.
Remember that note that had the drop point for Nia's connect? It was written in Klingon.
Look at the Es in Felix's statement.
It's the exact same handwriting.
You think Felix did the drop? That's what I think, man.
Madge delivers to prisons every Thursday.
The truck was impounded on a Thursday.
They were on their way to do a drop when the truck was taken.
He had drugs on that truck, but it wasn't shrooms.
It was Nia's heroin.
Murphy is in on this.
She's in on all of it.
She's been visiting Max in prison.
She is the new way in.
Let's get the security footage of her visits to Max.
We are gonna get her.
Let's get it.
Ah, looks like they're just talking.
Shut up for a second.
Right there.
She's giving him something under the table.
♪ It's in the cane.
♪ It's in the damn cane.
Murphy Mason is done.
Now, we can't prove from this tape that what she's slipping him is heroin.
DEAN: No, we can't.
That's why I'm gonna catch her doing it.
When does Parish have visitation next? Uh Today.
Well, tonight.
But she just saw him yesterday, so it'll probably be a few days before she comes again.
No, it won't.
She can't stay away from him.
Meantime, keep Felix Bell here.
Can't risk him warning her.
(SIGHS) We can't, man.
He's been held for 24 hours.
We're not even charging him with anything.
I'm your superior.
I'm telling you that we can.
Okay? I'm really sorry.
I tried to fix this, but I just can't.
It's okay.
We got enough to last us through the week.
It doesn't matter.
You don't have enough cash to replace everything that was stolen.
Nia's gonna find out.
And she's gonna find out soon.
Look, this was my stupid idea.
So (EXHALES) here's what I need you to do.
Tell Nia I stole the drugs.
I acted alone.
It was me.
She'll kill you.
She won't.
- She will kill you.
- Trust me, she won't.
Nia's my, uh She's my sister.
What? Yeah.
Our mom died when I was little, so she sort of raised me.
And she doesn't want anyone to know, 'cause she doesn't want 'em thinking that she'd treat me any different.
Even though she does.
JESS: But what is she gonna do to you? She'll never speak to me again.
Something like that.
And you're okay with that? Why not, Murphy? (CHUCKLES): Honestly, it's kind of a relief.
I've been trapped in this world since I was a kid.
I wanted some payback, but obviously I'm not gonna get it.
So maybe it's time I just start over.
Tell her.
Trust me.
(DOOR OPENS) (DOOR CLOSES) Well, that's good.
It's great.
(SCOFFS) I'm going home.
Well, we have to go talk to Nia.
Murphy, I'm not doing this anymore.
I'm so done.
I'm gonna go.
You know how to get to her on your own.
(DOOR OPENS) (DOOR CLOSES) NIA: Are you sure it was Darnell? Yes.
(QUIETLY): Idiot.
He never could get over that girl.
Go get him.
I want to thank you for coming to me.
(GRUNTS) I know you and Darnell are friends.
Relationships are the death of this business.
Right? Eh.
You want some brownie? Here.
Room service is pretty good here.
Where are you from? What? You grow up in Chicago? Uh, Wheeling, actually.
Oh, it's nice there.
Oh, and I'm-a replenish what was stolen when my next shipment comes in.
Tea? Sure.
♪ (SIGHS) ♪ Here he is.
Murphy, I think it's time for you to head on home.
Let me just grab my stuff.
(EXHALES) Here, let me, uh (CLEARS THROAT) Need to talk to him alone for a minute.
(DOORS CLOSE) (MUFFLED ARGUING) NIA: I don't want to see you up in this city again.
Bring me the security footage that your little girlfriend got at Guiding Hope.
I want to make sure Darnell acted alone.
And if he did? You're really just gonna let him get away with I'm sorry, you think you can question me now? Go get me the tapes.
It's me.
What's going on? I just need to see you.
Why? Is there another drop already? Uh, yeah.
(SIGHS) I don't know why, but I can't believe you still have to do this.
I know.
Visitation closes at 8:00.
Uh, I'll be there as soon as I can.
- (CLINKING) - No.
(SIGHS) CHLOE: Murphy.
Chloe? What are you doing here? What you said to my dad (TAKES DEEP BREATH) it wasn't cool.
I don't what you I don't know what you're referring to.
Jules killed herself, and for you to call him a murderer - because he wasn't there to stop her - I love you, um, Chloe, but we're not having this conversation.
You owe him an apology.
I don't owe him anything.
I am so sick of your dad's lies.
(SCOFFS) What did he lie about? Nothing.
It doesn't matter.
Treat me like a baby.
Everyone else does.
I'm not trying to treat you any different Whatever! I'm gonna go.
Coming here was stupid.
I'm gonna leave.
I can have my driver drop you off.
I'm fine.
Chloe I said I'm fine.
♪ (KNOCKING) Get your stuff.
We got to go to Guiding Hope right now.
Uh, you know, you can just, uh, text me instead of showing up I don't have time for this.
Nia needs me to confirm something on the security footage.
Um I, uh, I don't I don't have it.
What? Felix was arrested on some bogus murder charge, and there was footage that proved he was at work, so I I gave it to the cops.
And I deleted everything else to protect us, in case they subpoenaed the rest.
Are you out of your mind? One of Nia's guys was arrested.
I was doing what I thought Would make Jess happy.
I really thought I was doing the right thing.
No, you didn't.
And have fun explaining that to Nia.
Next stop Jackson.
What stop did he say this was? Um Hello? - Hi.
- Hi.
Um, do you know how many more stops to Monroe? Uh, that was Monroe back there.
Wh-What? No! I have to get off.
Wait, this train needs to stop! - It's okay.
- No, no, no.
I just I know I just I know my steps from there.
It's okay.
It's okay, honey.
Just breathe.
Just breathe.
I'm leaving.
- Leaving - Chicago.
Like, for good.
I need to start over.
- Um - I was packing, and I-I found this, your jacket, and I-I came to bring it back to you.
Then I realized (WHISPERS): Do you want to come with me? (WHISPERING): Yeah.
Really? (LAUGHS SOFTLY) Yeah.
Give me five minutes, okay? Yeah.
You okay? I don't know.
(CHUCKLES) I, uh (SNIFFLES) I don't know.
Am I ever okay? What's going on? Jess and I, um, I guess It's just really bad.
And I keep pretending that Felix is okay, but I don't even know.
Look, you know you can just visit me if you want to talk.
Right? I mean, come on.
Did they really send you here two days in a row? No.
(SNIFFLES) Well, I'm actually out, so Glad you missed me so much.
So, is that the only reason you want to see me, too? No.
All right, whoa, whoa, Dean, this isn't her.
This Shut up.
Where is it? I don't know what you're talking about.
The drugs.
Where are they? They both need to be searched now.
GUARD: Come on.
(DOOR OPENS) She's clean.
So is he.
What? Are you sure? Positive.
I got to take him back.
(SIGHS, STAMMERS) Just take him to solitary confinement, we're gonna comb his cell.
You're free to go.
(DOOR CLOSES) MURPHY: Chloe, it's Murphy.
I think we accidentally switched canes.
Call me as soon as you get this.
FELIX: What's happening here is 100% illegal, and I think the newspapers and the press are gonna be pretty interested in it, okay? And furthermore, I will be pursuing action in criminal court as well as pressing charges in civil court for how your libelous actions may have impugned my reputation as an upstanding member of my community, - and may I also say - (PHONE BUZZES) You can go! You're done.
You're good.
You're r What? You are released.
Fly, little bird.
That's what I thought.
♪ - I can't believe we're doing this.
- I'm nervous.
Okay, well (CLEARS THROAT) I think we should, I think we should just do it.
- Yeah? - You ready? I just thought I'd tell you ♪ Hell yeah.
I'm ready.
- Three, two - No! Wait! I don't have my phone yet! Hold on.
(LAUGHS) Okay, wait.
- Three, two, one.
- (SHOUTS) (SCREAMS) - (LAUGHS): Oh, my God.
- (CAR HORN HONKS) - Did I hit somebody? - No, you're good.
- Just keep driv Just keep - Okay.
Sorry! (BOTH LAUGH) There's no need ♪ So you found nothing? I thought Murphy was the supplier.
She is.
I know she is.
Maybe it was just a visit this time.
No, I saw their faces.
They knew they were busted.
I don't understand what happened.
Chloe! Chloe! Chloe, you here? Chl-Chloe! Oh, the blood red ♪ Sentimental blues ♪ (PHONE BUZZING) Hello.
Wait, what? DEAN: She had a panic attack? GRACE: I'm not a doctor, but that's what it seemed like.
Poor thing.
- Thank you again.
- Yeah.
Hey, sweetie.
Chloe, you can't take the train.
I'm sorry.
Where-where were you going? I don't know.
What happened to your cane? I just got you a new one.
Honey, where were you? Don't get mad, but I went to see Murphy.
And I think we must've switched canes.
I-I know I should have gone back once I realized it, but I wanted to get away from her.
(FADING): I wanted to get away from everything.

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