In The Dark (2019) s02e09 Episode Script

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Dying

1 Max, it's me.
Um I'm, uh sort of losing it a little bit.
I think I switched canes with Chloe.
I think I switched canes with her, and, um, I've called her a million times.
Been waiting outside her house for an hour; I don't really know what else to do, so you need to answer your phone.
You need to call me back, please.
I don't know what to do.
Pick up the phone! I'm home.
Come on, talk to me.
Jess? Hey.
And you're sure that sample of heroin is enough to trace it? Mm-hmm.
More than enough.
And I put the rest back in like you asked.
Any luck with the prints? No.
There's four sets on there, so nothing conclusive.
Well, I kind of figured.
Uh, let's just trace the drugs.
- Give me a couple hours.
- Of course.
Thanks, Jen.
Let's go.
So you're gonna give the cane back to Mason.
- I don't understand.
- Look, you heard her.
Fingerprints alone aren't gonna be enough to convict.
But if we can identify the drugs inside as Nia's and catch Murphy making the transfer again, then we can take them both down at the same time.
But she's not gonna do it again If she thinks you're on to her.
- Genius alert.
- Yeah.
This guy right here.
Won't Mason be a little suspicious if you hand her back the cane with all the drugs intact? Yeah.
She would.
What does that mean? Yeah? Murphy, it's Chloe.
Hi, Chloe.
I have your cane.
Thank you.
How'd you get here? An Uber.
My dad's still at work.
It's really late.
Do you want do you want to come in? My car's waiting outside.
I got to go.
Let me just get your stuff.
It's okay.
I've got my old one.
I like it better anyway.
- Thank you for that.
- Yeah.
You want to, uh, go get some ice cream? I could find a place that's open.
I just want to go to bed.
Call Max.
Hey again.
It's me.
Um Chloe brought me back the cane.
So we're good.
I can't believe it, but we're actually good.
I know it's kind of weird for me to, um, call you so late.
I just couldn't be alone.
Um do you want a beer? Uh, sure.
Come in.
Call from Pam.
God, I'm sorry, this is work.
Just give me a second.
Pam? What's going on? Wait, wait.
Right now? It's almost 11:00.
Yeah, okay.
No, I'm-I'm on my way.
This is terribly rude, but I have to go.
I heard.
Um is everything okay? Yeah.
It's Pam.
She just needs me for something.
- Mm.
- Can I call you later? Yeah.
Hey, I just got the call.
Who else is coming? DEA, IRS, the whole shebang.
I'm pumped.
You pumped? It's not every day that the Feds call you in for an emergency meeting about our case.
Oh, it sounds like they got something big on Nia, - but so do I.
- Whoo-ee! Leggo! Hey, meeting doesn't start for another 45.
All right, then.
Dean, how old are you? Gonna go heat up a scone.
Thirty-seven? Higher? Lower? Dean? Hey, Chief.
Forensics just came back on that cane of yours.
Traces didn't match Nia's signature.
Uh there's no way, that-that has to be a mistake.
I don't think you should join the meeting, okay? Gene can handle this.
- Gene? Chief, this is my case.
- Yeah.
Which you've blown at every turn.
I don't want you at the meeting.
As everyone here is aware, Nia Bailey was charged last year with racketeering, but the charges didn't stick.
However, after the shooting at Sunrise Cleaners, our team at IRS-CI obtained Ms.
Bailey's private ledger and determined evidence of illicit cash dispersals.
This gave us probable cause to tap her phone lines, which led us to why we are all here: Ms.
Bailey's yearly drop to the Ocanas cartel.
Taking place at 5:00 a.
, two days from now.
If I may, I've also found some evidence of smuggling Officer Riley that's enough.
But I-I do have Dean.
Leave now.
Pardon me.
I'm sorry.
I'll take him off the case.
- Please continue.
- All right, on to logistics Tells me I shouldn't ♪ Can I ask you something? What's that? Why did you leave? What? I basically asked you to run away with me, like an absolute psychopath and you just said yes immediately.
I just wonder why.
Uh, 'cause you make me happy.
That's very sweet.
I guess there was just nothing left for me in Chicago anymore.
Okay, your turn.
Why'd you leave? You know what? It doesn't matter.
Think all that matters right now is this.
Just you and me.
I haven't felt this good in I don't know how long.
Forever? Me, too.
Say that you love me ♪ Leave me, leave me ♪ Just say that you need me.
♪ That's it? That's all she said? - Yeah.
- Why didn't I get a letter? That's what you're worried about right now? Just saying, it's a lot easier to write me a letter.
You can just use a regular pen.
- Hello, Benjamin.
- Can I get my blackmail money? Absolutely.
Heard you're just totally ignoring my sister now.
Not cool, man.
What's not cool is the fact that I can't hang out with a girl I really like, because I'm being blackmailed by her brother.
Here you go.
You know, if it's easier, we could cut out the middleman, and you could just let me have the dog drugs.
- They were po-tent.
- I'm not giving you drugs.
What do you think I'm gonna buy with this money? I don't want to know! Get out.
That went well.
I can handle Benjamin.
What are we gonna do about Jess? She's not gonna come back anyway, as long as we're working with Nia.
- Yeah.
- I hate Nia, Felix.
I hate her for forcing us into this.
And I hate her for taking Jess away.
Yeah, I know.
Wait, Darnell was working with that Josiah dude to take Nia down.
He was gonna funnel Josiah all of Nia's drugs, and then Josiah was gonna take her out.
Well, Darnell's not here anymore.
We're still here.
We can finish it.
Finish it? Who are you? Once Nia gets her shipment, we can do the same thing for Josiah that Darnell was gonna do.
Then Nia goes down and Jess comes back.
No! Murphy.
- It's too dangerous.
- Felix, we have to do something.
We're never gonna get out of this.
Absolutely not.
Look what happened to Tyson.
And to Max and to Darnell.
We have to do something drastic.
Seriously? Come on, Pretzel.
Okay, Darnell said this was Josiah's front.
All cash, most of the revenue in quarters.
Rotating door of employees, small paychecks.
This is a much better front than a guide dog school.
Shut up, Felix.
- Is there anyone we can talk to? - Yeah, right in front of us.
Can I help you? We're looking for Josiah.
Who? What? The owner? Is there a manager we could speak to? It's 9:00 a.
at an arcade.
I'm the only one here.
- Yeah.
Thank you for your time.
- Yeah.
I think we're good.
"Thank you for your time"? What do you want me to do, put a gun to his head? Listen, just relax.
Let's hang tight and wait for someone who can lead us to Josiah.
- Okay? - Okay.
It's not the worst place to be stuck.
I got my eyes on a little baby over there.
Where are you going? Getting quarters.
Gonna make a few leaderboards.
Maybe that'll get Josiah's attention.
You know what I mean? Felix.
Sir, it's about last night.
I-I felt as though I had something to contribute in there.
I have Murphy Mason's cane filled with heroin that she was intending to smuggle into a prison for Nia.
Look, for the last time, the trace signature of the drugs didn't match Nia Bailey's product.
It's from some ring in Michigan.
Okay, so maybe Nia is buying from a different supplier.
Even if the cane was admissible, which it's not, it would only prove that she's moving product to her boyfriend.
And I don't think we want to be in a position where Ms.
Mason has to testify under oath.
I hear you Dean you promised me Nia.
You weren't even the one that brought her in.
The IRS did.
And to be honest, I'm finding it really hard to justify keeping you on.
Sir, if I know anything about Nia Bailey, it is that this raid may not even pan out.
She always seems to know that we are coming.
I'm just trying to offer another way that we can get to her Not now, please.
There's a woman on the phone from Chloe's school.
She said it's an emergency.
Sir, if you can just give me one minute, I That's enough for 15.
- Later.
- Yeah.
Nailed it.
Is there anyone here yet? No, but I'm really crushing this right now.
Can you please find out if there's someone else we can talk to? I told you, there's literally no one else here.
Hey! - Oh.
- Who's that? - I don't know.
- Who is it? I don't Name's Trey.
You guys know Darnell, right? Yeah, we know him.
What are you guys doing here? We need to talk to Josiah.
Look, I know you guys work for Nia.
Y'all can't be here.
Who works for Nia? We do.
Then lock the doors.
You two, come with me.
- Forward? - Yep, forward.
We're friends of Darnell.
Nia found out he was stealing from her, - so he had to leave town.
- What do you want? Well, since he's gone, we thought we could do what he was doing for you.
How do I know you weren't sent here by Nia? The cops? You could be wearing a wire, for all I know.
I'm not wearing a wire.
Swear to God we're not wearing a wire.
Prove it.
Arms out.
I'm not.
He's good.
I'll check her now.
Hold on.
I want you to take off your clothes.
Uh, h-ha-hang on.
See? No wire.
All of your clothes.
You can get dressed now.
Your shirt's in front of you.
It's right in front.
If we funnel you the product, how long till you take Nia down? If it was just the 11 bricks, like what Trey stole from you, then it'd be years to take her down.
That was just what she had at the time, but we're her stash house, so I know she's getting another shipment.
You think you're her only stash house? She likes all her people to think that they're invaluable to her.
But she has places all over the city, and she doesn't keep more than 20 bricks in any one of them.
If you knew it was gonna take that long, why did you make that deal with Darnell? Because I knew that nothing would piss her off more than to have her little brother steal her product and bring it to me.
But if you really want to take Nia down for good, you don't have enough product.
That's all.
I got it.
This way.
Come on, man.
Hey, I'm really sorry about that.
- It wasn't cool.
- It's fine.
It isn't.
Okay, well, thanks.
We've sent you several notices.
Yeah, well, I'm sorry about that.
But I'm a single father and a cop, - so things can get a little hectic.
- Mm-hmm.
Chloe's mother was the organized one.
I understand.
And believe me, I hate to do this, but due to the fact that your last check bounced, I have to insist that you pay tuition today, or we have to remove Chloe from the school.
Um Well, I can't pay you today.
But if you give me a couple of months, I will Mr.
Riley, I'm afraid I have to adhere to policy.
Where are we going? - I'm taking you home.
- What are you talking about? I don't want you going to that school anymore.
But I like it.
I have friends here.
Okay, I don't want to hear it.
But this isn't fair.
Life isn't fair.
Get in the car, please.
No! - What did you just say to me? - No! Not until you tell me why I can't go here! And why suddenly we don't have money to pay for things! And why you dragged me out of bed to go lie to Murphy! - All right, just get in the car.
- No! Dad! I'm so sorry I couldn't do anything in there.
- It's fine.
- I You apologized, like, a million times.
I'm glad, you know, we're not working with that guy.
He's a monster.
- You said that, too.
- Look, we tried.
But maybe we just have to accept that Jess isn't coming back for a while.
Are you sure you don't want me to come in and hang out with you? I just need a minute, just to - you know.
- Yeah.
Call me if you need anything.
Okay? I'll just be at work.
Thank you.
Come here.
Call Jess.
Calling Jess.
You've reached Jessica Damon's phone.
Leave me a message.
Hey, it's me.
I don't know where you are, or if you even want to talk to me, like, ever again.
But, um I really miss you.
I love the names of places like this: Brick and Thyme.
Like, those two things don't even exist in the same category.
Yeah, I can't get over how cute this town is.
Oh, hi.
How can I help you? Do you have any available rooms? How many nights? Um, I have no idea.
- Uh, let's start with two.
- Oh, great.
Looks like both our double bed rooms are booked, but I have a queen available.
Will that work for you, ladies? Yeah, yeah, I think that'll be just that'll be just fine.
- Thank you.
- Great.
The Azalea Room.
You'll love it.
Thank you.
Call from Josh.
I'm so sorry I had to leave.
I had to work, literally, all night.
But I've finally gotten a break.
That's good.
I know it's the middle of the day, and you're probably working, but do you want to meet up? Uh, yeah.
I do.
I need some more money.
"Hello, Felix, how are you today? I really enjoy your pants that you're wearing.
" I'm not into your jokes, okay? Like, they're not, they're not funny.
At all.
I need you to give me some money.
I gave you some this morning.
Yeah, well, look, I spent it.
I don't have any extra cash right now, so, just gonna have to wait.
- Okay.
- Okay.
Can I just make a phone call real quick? 9-1 Okay.
- I need you to give me money now.
- Okay.
I don't have any cash right now.
But maybe I have something else that you'd like.
It was my Uncle Ralph's.
It's worth a little something, okay? Thanks.
All right.
What? Nothing.
I'm gonna get some water.
You want some? Mm, sure.
You know, you're so polite, I thought you'd be very polite in the sex area, too.
So it was a nice surprise.
It was a very nice one.
Yeah, well, you in general have been a very nice surprise.
Thank you.
Hold on one sec.
Uh, rude.
It's just Pam.
We've got this celebratory brunch thing, and if I don't text back immediately, she'll call.
She's one of those.
What are you celebrating? Uh, just a work thing.
A work thing? Be more vague.
It's just that woman we're after.
She's expecting a big shipment that we'll intercept, and then she'll be done, because of me.
Sorry, that sounded really pompous, but I just, I worked really hard.
- Congratulations.
- Thanks.
Oh, my God, I can't believe I didn't tell you.
- That cop you dated.
- Mm-hmm.
He was aggressively kicked out of a big meeting.
- Are you serious? - Yeah.
Yeah, his boss threw him, threw him off the case in front of everyone.
It was quite something.
Aw, I'm so sad for him.
So, I don't, I don't, like, really know a lot about this stuff, um, 'cause I've only ever bought, like, an eighth of weed.
I'm just saying, like, that's all I have to compare it to.
So I don't know.
What is, like, a drug lord buying? Enough that they have to store it at a warehouse.
It's, like, millions of dollars' worth of heroin.
Bigger than an eighth of weed, I'll tell you that much.
Oh, wow.
See? I told you I catch bad guys.
That's crazy.
Y'all can go.
This is becoming somewhat of a tradition.
I know.
So what information you got for me now? The Feds know about your shipment.
They're planning on intercepting it at the warehouse.
How could you possibly know about that? I'm having sex with this guy from the IRS.
So you can redirect the shipment to Guiding Hope and then disperse it to your other stash houses from there.
Well, it ain't gonna fit in that safe.
We have a basement.
And what do you want? Nothing.
You asked me for some of my loyalty.
That's what I'm giving you.
And I appreciate that.
You hungry? The room service here is pretty good.
I could order us up a couple of steaks, maybe get a nice bottle of wine.
- What do you say? - Sure.
How you like your steak? Well done.
What was the other option, Felix? Go to jail? - Yes.
Yes! - Okay.
I would happily take jail, actually, over a warehouse worth of heroin in our basement.
Plus, are you forgetting the fact that Dean almost caught you? He got kicked off the case.
And if they were on to us even a little, Josh would know.
Oh, my God.
Look, I had to, for Jess.
Oh, just stop, Murphy.
You didn't have to for Jess.
What is that supposed to mean? You did this because you like it.
Ever since we started this whole thing, all you've wanted is to get us out, but look how far you've dug us in.
That's mine.
You're right.
Maybe I do like it.
Because I'm good at it.
And I'm not good at a lot of things, so That's how I know I can get us out, and I am getting us out.
But you don't have to be here.
And you can ditch me just like Jess did.
I'm not gonna do that.
Why not? Because I'm pretty good at this, too.
Dude, where the hell you been? I called you, like, a hundred times.
I know.
I had a, uh school thing for Chloe.
What's going on? - You didn't hear? - Hear what? No one showed up this morning.
Not Nia, not the Ocana guys.
No one.
They had 40 of our guys standing around looking like idiots.
Yeah, well, I knew Nia was never gonna let that go down.
Yeah, well, I can see why no one's been able to pin her.
Yeah, well, I have to.
Okay? I am telling you, the way to get to her is through Murphy Mason.
Dean, we don't have anything on her, man.
Can you get the D.
's office on the phone? I got an idea.
Are you are you are you not getting my texts or something? Yeah, I can meet you right now.
Um, yeah, I'll see you in, like, 20.
You, uh, need help with a guide dog, or? All right.
- Hey.
- All rigThere you are.
I was starting to get worried about you.
Oh, yeah.
Sorry, um, I was just Well, I was just walking around.
Um, I like it here.
- It's cute, right? - Mm-hmm.
Um, why don't we stay? - Sure.
- Okay.
For how long? Indefinitely? What? - Yep.
This is insane.
Um - What, what are you ? - I - What are you doing? I just like I said, this is insane.
I love you.
Well, I I-I want to be-be with you forever.
Oh, God.
Will you marry me? Yes.
- Yes.
- Really? Yeah.
Okay, wait, here you go.
I love you, too.
All right, it'll fit.
Man, I'm not giving you 20 for some dumb watch.
Bro, this part is gold.
It-it's-it's worth a lot.
Okay, I'll give you a dime bag of "H" for it.
No, I don't, I don't I don't do that anymore.
I just give me the pills.
Okay, well, it's not happening.
Okay, fine, I'll take it.
Plenty of girl got handlin' ♪ Baby doll, you ain't man enough for this ♪ That party keep on jumpin', got the neighbors pissed ♪ That ceilin' droppin', dough boy, you can wobble a bit.
♪ Parish.
Yeah? Let's go.
You're out.
I can go back to my cell? No, out out.
What? How? Above my pay grade.
Let's go.
Want a ride? Yeah.
Max, you're gonna want to get in.
Look, it's about Murphy.
All right? She's in trouble, she needs your help, you're the only one that can help her.
Oh, my God! She switched canes with my daughter.
Now you want to get in? You hungry? Probably been a while since you had a decent meal, right? Well, I, for one, am starving, so What's gonna happen to Murphy? That's entirely up to you.
Let's go.
Let's go.
We're good.
We're alone.
- Did you get it? - Yeah.
Now let's go back to the arcade.
Where'd you hide this? Uh Seriously? You're not gonna eat anything? What are we doing here? Well, I was trying to butter you up with some food, - but we can both see how well that's - What do you want? For Murphy to flip on Nia.
What makes you think Murphy's working for Nia? Stop.
Come on.
Look, the way I treated her, Murphy, I I have some regrets in my life, but that one is right up there.
Believe it or not, that deal that I was trying to make with you on the elevator - was for Murphy.
- Okay.
Look, you don't have to believe me.
She loves you.
And I knew that if I could somehow protect you or give you a shot at a better life, then maybe I could start to right some of my wrongs.
But at every turn, things did not go my way.
Like when you said you were gonna transfer me and didn't even try? You left me in there to die.
Well, I am not proud of that.
I-I in that moment, I guess jealousy got the best of me, and I'm sorry.
But you're sitting here now, aren't you? That's because your charges were dropped by your arresting officer: me.
Look, I got Murphy dead to rights.
I turn in that cane, she is looking at ten years? Probably more.
And I don't want that for her, and I know you don't, either.
If she flips on Nia, I can guarantee she doesn't do any time.
And Nia will never know it was her.
So get her to flip.
She's not gonna work with me, which is why I need you.
So that's why you got me out.
Look, I know I'm probably the last person that you feel inclined to trust.
I can get it in writing if I have to.
All I need is for Murphy to admit that she is trafficking drugs for Nia.
That's it.
So what is this? Is this some kind of ultimatum? Like, if I don't do what you want, I go back to prison? No.
You're out.
But it's up to you what you do about Murphy.
You can save her or she can do time that Nia should be doing.
Like I said I'm just trying to right some wrongs.
Come on.
Eat something.
Where's the rest of it? She gave us all of it, but you won't be able to steal it without our help.
So what's in it for you? When Nia finds out all of her drugs are gone, you know she'll kill us.
So I need a guarantee from you that you won't let that happen.
- Done.
- How can I be sure? Prove it.
Nia's only power is in her product.
I happen to know she got this shipment on credit.
She doesn't have that much cash.
If it comes up missing, she'll have to flee before the cartel kills her.
Nia has a lot of people who are loyal to her.
These guys they're only loyal to me because I put a roof over their head.
Nia's people are the same.
And soon they'll work for me.
Until then, you can stay at a safe house.
Fully guarded, fully secure, by my people.
You'll be good there until I can confirm that she's either dead or out of the country.
You'll never have to see her again.
And once Nia's dealt with, we don't work for you.
I never said you did.
So we have a deal? Yes.
I'll assemble a crew.
We have a few days before Nia disperses the product.
But just out of curiosity, how did you get Nia to trust you so much? She likes me.
What? She always told me that relationships are the death of this business.
It's just ironic.
I just can't stop thinking about what went wrong.
I mean, we had her.
She was right there.
I just don't know how she got tipped off.
I'm sorry, I'll snap out of it.
Let me help.
- You're not staying? - Uh, I left my stupid birth control at home.
Can't you get it in the morning? Sure.
And then nine months later, we can raise a baby together.
That's a cool idea.
Well, hang on.
I'll come with you.
No, no, no, no.
I'll be back in, like, 20 minutes.
Just stay warm.
Stay naked.
Stay British.
Wait, is this just an elaborate excuse so you don't have to stay the night? No.
There is something that you should know.
What? I k-kind of like you.
I kind of like you, too.
My little crumpet.
- Excuse me? - You heard me.
You crumpet.
I don't even want to know what that is.
Pretzel? Hey! Pretzel.
Murph, it's me.
Max? I mean, you're out? Here we go.
How did this happen? Call from Josh.
- Oh, my God.
- It's fine.
It's fine? Then why is he calling you in the middle of the night? Does he know where you are? No.
But, I mean, I was supposed to go back over there.
Then all of this happened.
Missed call from Josh.

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