Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021) s04e12 Episode Script

Goodnight

1
In the nation's largest city,
the vicious and violent
members of the underworld
are hunted by the detectives
of the Organized Crime Control Bureau.
These are their stories.
Uncle Randall, I'm trying
to get a hold of my dad.
Pop's on a case.
You can't tell your favorite uncle?
It's just really something
I need to tell Dad first.
Looks like ATF got tipped off.
Angus is not going to
be a problem anymore.
- Who's going to handle distro?
- I've got some ideas.
Emery caters to militant fringe groups
all over the world.
Intel says he's got
something big coming in.
So weapons?
Product came from your district.
There is these soldiers, Americans.
They're the ones taking
over the poppy fields!
- Let me see your arm.
- No, God damn it!
How long have you been using?
We know it comes from the
same region in Afghanistan
that you were deployed to.
[TENSE MUSIC]
Did you break into my place of business?
A cop was killed there.
For your safety
for Elliot's
back off.

Ah-ah-ah. In here, we play spy rules.
We gotta lag for it.
Listen, I could use another top-up.
Careful, soldier.
You're gonna become one
of my best customers.
Every night he comes in
here like he owns the place.
Not the place.
Just the people whose pockets he lines.
It's only a matter of time
before the Americans cut and run.
You know that as well as I do.
This is my operation, my people.
Without me, you have nothing.
I'm more than happy to make arrangements
with one of the other warlords.
None of them speak English.
[CHUCKLES]
[SPEAKING PASHTO]
[TENSE MUSIC]

I won't take any less than half.
Mm?
Then we're done here.

As I said, these are my people,
even the ones that look like you.
So let's let these men drink in peace.
We continue our negotiation outside.
[GRUNTING]
Hey, easy!
[SHUSHES]
Hey, you and your men leave. Now.
- Easy. Take it easy.
- Now.
Go.
Let's go.

[EXHALES DEEPLY] You okay?
- I'll live.
- [CLEARS THROAT]
I'm more worried about you.
- Stabler.
- Yes, sir.
- Why am I not surprised?
- [CLEARS THROAT]
Let me see your hands.

[SIGHS]
[SIGHS]
Knock, knock.
You.
I heard you were
dishonorably discharged.
[SIGHS] What do you want?
To offer you a job.
- [CHUCKLES]
- You impressed me in the bar.
You're welcome.
And no thanks.
I had someone at that
bar watching my back.
And when I needed him, I got you.
[SIGHS]
Well, you should talk to HR about that.
Got nothing to do with me, ace.
See, I think it does.
And I think you need me
as much as I need you.

[SIGHS]
You've been with me a while, Joe.
I know when you're not yourself.
I'm getting it together.
Good, 'cause I'd hate to lose you.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]

"We stopped looking for
monsters under our bed
when we realized the
monsters were inside us."
Uh, Ozzy Osborne?
- [LAUGHS]
- No?
Charles Darwin.
Oh, survival of the fittest.
Correct.
But not the fittest in
the way most people think.
He was talking about adaptability.
You and I, we change, evolve, adapt.
We just need to keep an
eye out for the monsters.

[TENSE MUSIC]

Hey.
Good morning.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Hey. Welcome back.
- Mm.
- We missed you.
What do you got?
Uh, your brother, he's
a bit of a globetrotter.
Mm.
He's been pinging back
and forth from Europe
to the States for at least once a week.
But it looks like he just
arrived back here this morning
on a private jet, where
he was the only passenger
- listed on the manifest.
- On a Falcon 2000LXS?
Yeah, that's that's it exactly.
Yeah.
It's registered to an American LLC,
which is owned by a
Chinese conglomerate.
It's Julian Emery's plane.
Yeah.
Look, I'm tracking your brother's car,
his credit cards, his passport.
- Mm-hmm, yeah.
- I'll find him.
I know you will.
- Joe?
- Hey, yeah.
Do we know how deep he's in with Emery?
No, I'm just hoping he didn't
know anything about Sam.
He didn't. He couldn't have.
- Well, I hope you're right.
- [LAUGHTER]
Oh, we just happened to
pull up at the same time.
Coincidentally.
Julian Emery's operation,
as far as we've been able
to unpack, his tentacles,
they stretch all over the world.
He's got ties to Afghan warlords,
Soviet industrialists,
Greek shipping magnates,
and, of course, stateside,
the One-Eyed Skulls.
These two here, part
of his inner circle.
That's the muscle. She's the legal.
What do we know about the shipment
coming in from Belarus?
Are we sure it's just weapons?
Well, ATF thinks it's
an old Soviet stockpile
that went missing six months ago.
They got that information from the SSU.
So we don't know what's in
it or when it's coming in?
- Correct.
- Well, that's terrifying.
Is Emery planning to use it?
I don't think we can
afford to wait and find out.
I can reach out to Port Authority,
try to get a rundown on the freighters
coming in in the next few weeks.
Like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I also wouldn't put it past this guy
to be bringing this
stuff in on a cruiseliner.
What about the Boone family?
Have we gotten anything from them?
No, they're still really quiet.
CSU is still doing a catalog
of all the evidence at the farm.
Tyler Gutterson. He handled pickups.
So if anyone knows where the
shipment's coming in, it's him.
ATF is interviewing him this morning.
I'm gonna crash it.
I got a few questions to ask him myself.
[SCOFFS] I cannot believe they sent you.
This supposed to make
me feel comfortable,
being interrogated by
somebody who lied to my face?
You made a deal. Now it's time to talk.
What did Angus tell you about
the shipment that's coming in?
Hell, I don't even think
Angus knew anything.
He never got the chance.
You and your friends raided the place
before he got the details.
But you made regular pickups,
brought in the heroin for processing.
Which port were they
It was never at any port.
All right?
Picked up at a place
called Arinto Imports.
They smuggled it in
using crates of wine.
Really, really bad wine, by the way.
Who'd you pick up from?
Depends on the day.
It was this foreign
dude, like Russian maybe.
He didn't talk much,
but mostly, it was this
other dude, American.
His name was Joe.
Yeah. Yeah, that's him.
Was he there the day
you picked up the body
of Detective Bashir?
No.
But, um
but I did see your boy die.
[TENSE MUSIC]

How did you find this place?

They made me take care of the body.
I'd never done anything
like that before.
And you're sure he was not there?
Even if he was, dude is an addict.
All right?
He was buying off of me under the table.
Doubt he could even shoot straight.

You wanna tell me what that was?
An interrogation.
My interrogation that you hijacked.
He knew nothing about the shipment.
But he knew who killed
my guy, so I pursued it.
Who is that guy in the photo?
A lead we're chasing.
But it seems to be a dead end too.

I don't know how you
drink this stuff this late.
Doesn't even affect me anymore.
I just like the taste.
What?
[DRILL WHIRS]
Hope you know what you're doing.
I know my way around a drill.
That's not what I'm talking about.
You got a better idea?
No.
Yeah.
[DRILL WHIRRING]
[CLEARS THROAT] [SNIFFLES]
[TIRES SCREECHING]

[ENGINE REVVING]
Come on, come on, come on,
come on, come on, come on.

[SIGHS]
[TIRES SQUEALING]

Get off! What the get off me!
[MUFFLED SHOUTING]

Hey, Joey.
[TENSE MUSIC]
[SCOFFS]
Are you trying to get me killed?
We're trying to get you clean.
All right. You don't understand.
The people I work for,
if I don't show up,
they will come looking for me.
Well, something tells me
you've gone missing
for a few days before.
What do you know?
Well, what we know is that
you're not going back there, Joey.
You can't hold me hostage!
This is kidnapping!
It's against the law!
And you are [MUFFLED SHOUTING]
It's either this or I put you
in the back of a squad car,
and I let you detox in some holding cell
while you await arraignment.
[MUFFLED SPEECH]
You're gonna arrest me for what?
You guys are both so full of
[GROANS]
You're a person of interest
in a homicide, Joey!
Do you get it now?
Because this is happening.
We can do it the hard
way or the less hard way,
but that's entirely up to you.

Get comfortable. We'll be right outside.
[DOOR CLOSES, LOCK CLICKS]
How's the nausea?
You did this to me.
Gotta stay hydrated.
Google tell you that?
No, actually
[SIGHS]
Joe, look at me.
Okay, don't look at me,
but we're gonna talk.
I had nothing to do
with that cop's death.
Okay.
What was he doing at your warehouse?
I don't know.
- You don't know?
- I don't know.
You sure about that?
[SCOFFS]
Joey, one of my guys is dead,
and what bothers me is,
you don't seem to care.
[SIGHS]
I didn't kill him.
[SNIFFS]
Tobias Krychek.
[SCOFFS]
How do you know that name?
It's my job to know his name.
[SOFT SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
Tell me about Emery.
- Businessman.
- Businessman?
International stuff.
I saved his ass in Afghanistan.
Gave me a job.
Doing what?
Importing wine.
- And heroin?
- [SCOFFS]
I never saw any of that.
You never saw any of that?

You know, I brought Sam into the OCCB.
He was chasing down that
heroin because I asked him to.
Do you know why I asked him to?
Because I was worried about you.
I never asked you to get involved.
You gave me no choice.
What am I supposed to do?
Just stand by while you flush
your life down the toilet?

I love you.
I love you.

[KNOCKS ON DOOR] It's me.
[LOCK CLICKS]
What you got?
CSU just sent this over.
Laptop from the Boone farm.
That's what Stabler
was telling us about.
Yeah, if we can find a pattern
in the heroin smuggling
routes, maybe we can narrow down
where and when the Emery
shipment's coming in.
Sergeant.
Marcus Cole, ATF.
I hear you had an
interesting interaction
with one of my field agents yesterday.
Why don't we talk
about this in my office?
This is a joint operation.
If we're not going to be
transparent with each other
If this is about how I
learned during an interrogation
that ATF made a deal
with Tyler Gutterson,
I accept your apology.
We've been on this case for
months before OCCB showed up.
No.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
- What?
- This is not happening!
What is going on?
There was rootkit malware embedded
in the laptop's hard drive.
Whoever's on the other end
now has access to this machine.
Look, if they can manage
to ride the network
back to my lab, they can
corrupt the whole system.
The magic box is dead!
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
Who's this?
Oh, I figured that
Joe could use a little,
uh, professional looking after.
- Gabriel used to be an EMT.
- Eight years.
It's a rough job.
Folks usually burn out long before that.
[CHUCKLES] Stayed five years too long.
Uh-huh. You know what
you're getting yourself into?
Randall filled me in.
How long has it been since he last used?
I have no idea, but
he's looking pretty rough
and has accused me of
trying to kill him twice.
How many times has he
told you to go to hell?
13, give or take.
It's gonna get a lot worse
before it gets better.
You mind if I give him a once-over?
Yeah, I'll go with you.
What's the damage?
I think I stopped the
virus before it infected
the mainframe back at my lab,
but we can't risk using it
until my people have gone
over every line of code.
So we're back to the basics for now?
Actually, I've been thinking
about that surveillance camera
we retrieved at Arinto.
I thought that was a dead end.
On its own, it was.
It bounced its connection
through so many IP addresses,
it was impossible to tell
which was its origin server.
The rootkit virus from the Boone
farm's laptop did the same thing.
I compared the list of IP addresses
they use and I got a match.
Let me guess. It's overseas.
Mm, a little closer to home.
Server farm in the Bronx.
If I can get in there and
connect to their server directly,
I can bypass their security system.
Probably our best bet of figuring out
when the shipment is coming in.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]

Vargas hacked the keypad. We're in.
Place is a ghost town.
And server farms are mostly automated,
so we should be in for a quiet night.
You didn't just say that.
The server we're after is
in the northeast corner.
Hang left.
This is as cool as I
thought it would be.
What is?
Being a field operative.
Ugh, I hope I don't regret this.
You guys should be almost on top of it.

How long is this gonna take?
Never disturb an artist at work.

Jet, it's what we thought.
There's an anti-tampering
system in place.
What's it do?
Sets off an alarm the
second I tap into it.
But I got a new toy that
should help me bypass it.
- [KEYBOARD CLICKING]
- Time to turn off the lights.
You have two seconds before
the backup generator kicks in.
All right.
Ready when you are.
Three, two, one.
[SLOWING WHIRRING]
[WHIRRING RESUMES]
[CHUCKLES] It's working.
[TENSE MUSIC]

Guys, you have company.
Guys?
Bobby?
Vargas?
We're being jammed. I can't warn them.
OCCB Sergeant Bell to Central.
I need a 1085 to 527 Laughlin Ave.

[GUNSHOTS]
Yo, we gotta go.
What? I'm only at 40%.
Guys, can you buy us some time?
Jet, can you hear me?
Jet?
I lost contact. It's time to go.
No, just a bit longer.
[GUNSHOTS]
Just so you know, taking fire
was not my distraction plan.
Yeah, I figured.
Hey, hey, hey.
There's somebody coming.
Keep downloading while I check it out.

[GUNSHOTS]
Hey. You good? Come on.
Yeah, yeah, I think so.
Come on, come on, come on!
- Stay close.
- [GUNSHOTS]

[GUNSHOTS]
I hope they heard the shots and got out.
We need to do the same.
[SIRENS WAILING]
- Moving. Move this way. Out!
- Move!
[INDISTINCT SHOUTING]
We're clear.

His blood pressure and heart
rate are still elevated,
but that's normal, considering
what he's going through.
[GROANS] My skin's on fire.
That's normal too.
I'm right here! Talk to me!
Okay.
Drink more fluids. Eat more food.
Oh, go to hell.
- I called in a favor.
- Yeah.
Got him a prescription for clonidine.
Should help ease the
withdrawal symptoms.
All right. Thanks a lot.
I don't know what he's paying
you, but it's not enough.
He said you were paying me.
- Eh.
- [PANTING]
Hey, listen, Joey, I told
Ma you weren't feeling well,
and she wanted me to give you this.
Just leave me alone.
You don't know what you've done.
We know what we've done.
We just don't know what we're doing.
- I gotta get back.
- You're not going anywhere.
No, no, you don't
understand. I gotta get back.
- Stay there.
- Go to sleep.
Hey, guys?
Guys.
Remember
remember when we put Pop in the ground?
[SOMBER MUSIC]
It was so cold there.

Why didn't you come to the wake?
I think I broke that day.
[EXHALES DEEPLY]

[KNOCKS ON WINDOW]
So I got a little something from Joey.
After we busted the farm,
there was a change of plan.
Emery is now looking for a new place
to house the incoming cargo.
Any idea where?
Not really, but supposedly
warehouses near the harbor.
- Mm.
- That's what I got.
Hey, you know, my
uncle went through this,
and I know it was hard seeing
people struggling this way,
so hang in there.
Hey. Any update on Emery's server?
Nothing we can make sense of yet.
Once we get the magic box back
up and running, we'll know more.
Detective, we need to talk. Now.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]

Your brother is part of Emery's crew,
and you didn't think
that was worth mentioning?
Hold on a second. Just
let's slow down here.
Now, you're the one who's
got someone on the inside
reporting to Emery.
That nearly got you killed.
What do you think is
going to happen to Joe
if they find out he's my brother?
I just thought after
everything we went through
- Trish.
- I trusted you.
Trish, he's my brother.
I couldn't take that chance.
How much does he know?
Look, he saw what he wanted to see.
He was blind to the rest.
Right now, I'm just
trying to get him clean
so he can tell us something.
This could only work if
we're on the same page.
You're right.
From now on, between
you and me, no secrets.

[PHONE RINGS]
Hey, kid. What's up?
Dad.
I've been trying to get ahold of you.
I know you've been on assignment,
but I left messages.
Everything all right?
Everything's great.
I just need to talk
to you about something.
Get out of my way!
- What is that?
- Don't touch me!
Hey, Eli, let me call you back.
Dad
I hope he likes surprises.

[GRUNTING]
Get off me! Get
Gabriel!
Off now!
- Get off me!
- Just a second.
Get off me!
- You're gonna feel a little pinch.
- No! No!
[SIGHS]

Where are his cuffs?
I took them off.
He seemed fine, all
right? Then he went nuts.
Feel like I got hit by a truck.
Close. It was your brother.
Uh, no, he was the little scooter
that ran me over when
I was already down.
- [CHUCKLES] That was a joke.
- [LAUGHS] Yeah.
Blood pressure's coming down.
And your pulse ox looks good.
If you guys don't need me,
I'll go and pick up your
mom from Maureen's place.
Yeah, appreciate that very much.
And thanks for this.
Thanks for all the help.
Of course. No worries.
So right now,
scale of one to ten,
how much do you hate me?
Eight.
He's back to normal.
Yeah, pretty good.
Sorry.
[SOMBER MUSIC]
You too.

What's wrong?
I can't believe I
tried to steal from Ma.
Well, I think she'll forgive you,
seeing as how you've always
been her favorite, so.
[LAUGHS] Yeah, you're her favorite.
Yeah.
Uh, what about me? Was
I not in the running?
[LAUGHING] You were
never in the running.
- Never.
- Ever.
Didn't you hear?
- Never.
- [LAUGHING] Oh, God, I'm starving.
Yeah, I got you some soup.
No, no, no.
Any anything but your soup.
It's awful. Please.
You know what I'm in the mood for?
A Luger burger.
Luger burger.
- Yeah, all right.
- [JOE LAUGHS]
Single? Double? Both of you?
Double, double, double, double.
All right. Well, they're not open yet.
Let me see what I can think of.
Pepperoni, extra anchovy.
Hey.
[TENSE MUSIC]
No.
Yeah. He sucker-punched me.
Now he's gone.

Not dead after all.
Sorry to disappoint you.
Where have you been?
[SCOFFS]
We're not sure what
they got off the server,
but we've destroyed all the
data and activated the backup.
You've been gone a while.
I heard you.
So I locked myself in a room, got clean.
Monsters?
All quiet.
For now.
I wanna help.
What can I do?
You're with Tobias.
We found a new facility.
He's got the specs.
Got it.

[SIGHS]
[SNIFFLES]
[DIAL TONES CHIMING]
[SIGHS]
It's me.
We need to talk.
What the hell's the matter with you?
I went back in.
I don't know what that means.
What, are you using again?
No, I went back in with Emery.
- What are you talking about?
- It's nothing.
I just went back to work, that's all.
- Working for Emery?
- Yeah!
No one's the wiser.
Now you got a guy on the inside.
No, no.
Joey, Joey, this isn't your fight.
That's where you're wrong.
This is my fight.
I gotta make it right.
No, you gotta stay healthy.
That's all you gotta do.
Just leave it to the
professionals, please.
Do you know when the
cargo's due to arrive?
No, not yet.
Well, I do. A couple of days at most.
And I'm checking out a warehouse
in the morning for storage.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
- Do you know about a docking
- Docking berth? Yeah.
I don't know yet,
but when I do know, you'll know.
Look, El, it's done.
I'm in. I'm the guy.
Besides, I got a burner phone.
Well, don't turn it on
until you need to use it.
- What am I, ten?
- In my mind, yeah, you are.
[SCOFFS]
I meant what I said.
About what?
I'm sorry.
I'm really sorry.
I'm sorry I put you through this.
I'm sorry I put everybody through this.
Sorry I put Ma through this.
The last time I saw her
I scared her, El.
The look in her eyes, I
can't get it out of my head.
Just tell her I love her.
I could do that.
She'd rather hear it from you, though.
Uh, let me run this by my sergeant
and see if we can set up
secure communications, backup.
But in the meantime, look.
You gotta promise me, though,
if anything doesn't feel right,
you're out of there.
Okay. I promise.
[TENSE MUSIC]

I take it we're setting up
our own security systems?
- Yeah.
- Good. What else do we need?
Are we bringing in crates?
We need forklifts, conveyors?
Let me worry about it.
I'm trying to do my job.
It'd help if you let me.
Take it easy, Joey. Take it easy.
You know what you need to know.
All I'm saying is, I don't
like being left in the dark.
Maybe you shouldn't have disappeared.
I don't need to explain myself to you.
- Really?
- Yeah.
Because I think you do.
[INTERMITTENT STATIC BLASTS]
What's happening? What's happening?
Why are we losing sound?
Hang on. I'm losing the feed.
Hang on.
I went past your hotel.
You weren't there.
Neither was your car.
What's happening? Give me eyes.
Eyes? What do we got?
Hang on.
Doesn't sound like a
guy holed up in his room.
Gun, gun!
Tobias has a gun.

Where the hell were you?
Relax.
We're on the same team.
Are we?
Door's locked. We need a way in.
There's an open loading
dock at the back.
Okay.
You're a junkie, a liar, traitor.
Two out of three still
makes you a liability.
And killing a cop makes
you a blind servant.
Can't see them.
They walked out of sight.

Are you done?
- I had to check.
- I got the feed back.
Stabler, hold on.
'Cause I was doing my job.
Give him a minute.
10-4, standing by.

Don't you ever question me.
I think he's got this.
You try that again and you
won't live to regret it.
Now, get up.
Get off me.

[SIGHS]
[BRUSHING SOUNDS]
- Eli.
- Hey, Dad.
What happened?
You guys have another
earthquake or something?
No, but it was something.
What are you doing here?
Well, if someone actually
answered his phone
or stopped hanging up on people.
Yeah, well yeah.
I hope you don't mind.
We let ourselves in.
- [DOOR OPENS]
- We?
- Oh.
- Hi, Mr. Stabler.
Dad, you remember Becky.
- How are you?
- Oh, we're great.
Good.
Uh, we, uh, got some news.
Okay.
Um
we're moving back to New York together.
We're living together.
Are you leaving school?
[PHONE BUZZING]
If it's okay, we thought that
we could stay here for a bit.
Just until we find a place.
You're not answering my question.
[PHONE BUZZING]
[CHUCKLES SOFTLY]
You need to get that?
[PHONE BUZZING]
Yeah?
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]

- What are we looking at?
- It's a queue,
like when you're buying
concert tickets online.
Multiple buyers lined up already.
Good.
Thanks to our friends at the SSU,
we got an inventory of all
the weapons that were stolen
at that depot in Belarus.
Total haul was just over 2 tons.
Hey, we managed to decrypt
the data on that server.
It looks like Emery is
holding an online auction.
12 bidders so far.
Each of them routed
through anonymized VPNs.
And they're all untraceable.
What are they buying?
Hang on a minute and I can tell you.

Wait, this is all coming
into New York Harbor?
RPG-29 Vampir rocket-propelled
grenade launchers.
DShKM heavy machine guns,
9K32 Strela anti-aircraft missiles.
Holy hell.
[TENSE MUSIC]

[TENSE MUSIC]

[WOLF HOWLS]
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